Follow the progress of UpsyDaisy, our sub-3:15 hopeful
Introducing the second member of our ASICS Super Six 2011 … Maria (aka UpsyDaisy)
Maria will be using our sub-3:15 Garmin-ready schedule as a basis for her training and will be mentored by Bud Baldaro directly on this thread (starting December 20). She’ll be posting his training progress and be receiving advice directly from the ASICS PRO Team experts live on this thread so make sure you check back regularly to find out how she gets on.
Good luck Maria!
good luck in the training maria.
using the same training as you for paris also so will be watching the thread with interest!
I stil cannot quite believe I made it to the final six! Huge 'thank you' to all voters. I am looking forward to starting my training plan on Monday During the week I tend to do most of my running in the mornings or early evenings. Weekends are usually easier as my husband is usually at home to look after our son. He is away for two days next week - need to sort out a babysitter so I can go out runnning then. Any other young parents on the forum? We've been contemplating an idea of sending Allan (our son) to a nursery but six months does not seem to be very old for a nursery in my opinion - I do know that a lot of nurseries take babies as young as six weeks but I feel he is still too young for it! Maybe I am just being overprotective..?
paris also this will be my second time around... there is an 'official' paris thread if you haven't already found it.
UD - Well done on your selection for the Super Six and the best of luck with your goal.
With regard to the question regarding childcare: you are in a very fortunate positiom if you are able to choose whether or not to put your son into a nursery as many mothers have little choice about returning to work. I am a childminder (formerly a teacher) and have looked after children from as young as six months old and can assure you that if you find the right setting then he will be in very good hands. ( I am an old parent by the way but I'm not sure the children know the difference)
I'd be interested to know your 10k and HM PB's out of interest and to also encourage you to dip into the sub 3:15 thread as the guys on there are very supportive and knowledgeable.
Upsy Daisy well done! Do keep up with the mums running thread, you will get lots of support - we have a mum on there with 6 kids under 10 who ran (I think....) a sub 3.15 marathon this yr, or it could have been 3.20 ish - but pretty speedy anyway, and another one with 3 kids who's definitely done sub 3.15. I am a mere mortal with 1 small child and a sub 4 marathon under my belt.
My daughter has been in nursery 2 days a wk since 8 months old (she's now 2 1/2) and it's fab. She learns so much, is sociable, plays well with other kids etc etc - so I highly recommend it.
Catepillar girl - thank you for your support! I suppose I will feel more comfortable when I know my son likes the nursery or the childminder he is going to look after him - guess all a matter of trial and error and good recommendations My best 10k is 43min and HM is 1h30mins. I have been very active up until about 6 months into my pregnancy when I became too heavy and all I could manage was walking and swimming. I also took yoga classes back then. I started running again when Allan was 4 months, so almost 3 months ago now! I still feel I am much slower than I used to be but I am hopeful my pace will improve as the weeks go by! I am regularly checking on the sub 3:15 thread - a lot of serious runners there and I am very keen on having their advice and support however I am a little bit afraid of being a complete newbie to marathon running and setting myself such a 'high' or shall I say 'low' time bar of sub 3:15. That probably sounds silly. Do you have any idea what I mean?
UD - It doesn't sound silly at all. I think one of the faults of this competition is that it forces you to set a time target before you even start the training, especially you as a returning runner and in your first marathon.
I've met quite a few of them and I can assure you that they're not all that serious. Pop over and introduce yourself.
dm1974 - i've been following the paris thread, thank you for the link.
Minni - thank you
Well done on getting through UD - I am looking forward to following your journey over the following weeks.
Do dip in to the sub 3.15 thread there are some great people on there and who are never short of advice!
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