ASICS Target 26.2 - 2013

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13/02/2013 at 10:53
sarah osborne wrote (see)
 Im happy to help with the poles,x

Haha.... poles..... drink .......what could go wrong!!???

BACON........WHAT......REALLY......Kept that one quiet! I recon you should bring Baby bacon with you! he would love it!! I love those speed flashing camera things that are ace, the guys at running club get all competitive when we have a route with them on! I have only managed 7!

I spent the weekend humping and dumping boxes, work experience as a house removeral person! otherwise known as a soft little sister who cant say no to big brother moving from derby to London!

I am on a total high with my training at the minute! Grantham half is the week before Ashby, and as I thought I now have massive Marathon Envy! I knew I should have booked onto one! Argh!!

Oh yes and its currently snowing in Derby!

13/02/2013 at 18:59

I have happy memories of sitting in doorway of my tent drinking...and watching some poor souls fighting with tent poles!

Managed 7 on the speed camera again!  this could be a fun thread challenge?? come on Sarah..

Great to hear training going so well Tigger

13/02/2013 at 20:07
Green & White Tigger wrote (see)
sarah osborne wrote (see)
 Im happy to help with the poles,x

Haha.... poles..... drink .......what could go wrong!!???

Haha....youve never seen me trying to follow instructions (and thats without a drink) !!!!
Edited: 13/02/2013 at 20:07
13/02/2013 at 20:11

Now that youve helped your brother move to london Tigger, I hope that means alot of free holidays in London???

Right I need to find a speed thingy...I know where there are a few in sheffield but not sure about in york....think they only tell you that your going too fast/slow and not your actual speed!

13/02/2013 at 21:39
Green & White Tigger wrote (see)

I spent the weekend humping 

Personally I would have kept that to myself but good for you for experimenting with your cross training 

Jen - 7mph is mighty fine. Just don't go getting yourself caught speeding!

14/02/2013 at 06:38

Hey Malcs,

Good to see you back. Hows the house move/sale going? Getting the runs in to relieve the stress?

Been up operating all night so going for a wee recovery run before handover and going home to bed... No humping for me tigger !

14/02/2013 at 10:53

Hi all,

Been rather busy recently so not posted as much as usual. Hard enough finding the time to run...........

Tigger - humping and bouncing!

Clive - any news on the job front yet?

14/02/2013 at 12:49

Clive - house stuff is only just starting really and I'm already stressed out. Keeping the house tidy with 2 monsters at home is a nightmare. We have an offer on ours but they still need to sell which leaves us still in no mans land as far as looking is concerned. No wonder it's taken us 18 years to move .

The running is now back to a stage where I feel happy so it's a matter of pushing on from here. I'm meeting up with Jen on Saturday at the Llanelli park run where we will both be trying to pick up speeding tickets!

I honestly don't know how you do your job. I feel slightly embarrassed moaning about my comparitively meagre workload.

How is your running going after returning from your hols?

14/02/2013 at 15:20

Hey Clive.... Operating all night.... makes you sound totally awesome..... good job we all know the truth!!  JUST MESSING!!

Malcs I don't know what you mean??? please explain!!

As for the house move, I moved 8 times in 8 years never again for me just going to extend the house instead! Green eyed monster I want to do the park run with you and Jen!

Sarah yes that does mean I have somewhere to stop in London, West Hamstead so not far off the M1!  Surely this now means 2014 will be my year for the London Marathon!

DS2 I'm back to full bounce, fab swim this afternoon, just got a little 15miler in the morning! Simples!

14/02/2013 at 20:06

Tigger-Sorry its a bit of a long way to come for a 5k, but you'd be very welcome!! I'm looking forward to catching up with Mr and Mrs Malcs

I'm going to try get place VLM 2014 aswell, be great if a few of us did! Anyone else interested?



14/02/2013 at 22:00
Weve got our house up for sale at the moment too Malcs...its a pain keeping it tidy and theres only two of us and three budgies. Weve had a few people look round but no offers as yet.

Hope you and jen have a good run on saturday and enjoy catching up. Good luck with the speed cameras!

Good luck with your 15 miler in the morning tigger

I dont think I will be allowed to do any more marathons...I was supposed to only do 1.....some how ive managed to extend it to 3! when does the ballot open for VLM 2014?
Edited: 14/02/2013 at 22:00
14/02/2013 at 23:54
Cheers Sarah. Yes it's a pain and we're only on week 2! Are you moving locally? Upsizing?

Best of luck in Barcelona - if you don't get a PB I'll eat one of Adys compression shirts.

Tigger - I think it's best we bring the issue of your extra curricular activities to a close. Shame you can't join us on Saturday but as Jen says its not the sort of distance you'd travel unless you had more than the parkrun in mind.
15/02/2013 at 12:28

Hi all,

Tigger - 8 in 8 years. I would never have coped Life of a miltary wife, I suppose! Make sure you do VLM in 2014. It looks extremely likely that it will be on my actual 50th birthday. I will no doubt have some kind of celebratory thingy going on in Central London so will invite you all along! How did the 15 miler go?

Malcs- I promise not to depress you with stories of failed house moves. We've only moved once in 22 years though, so probably tells a story. The next move will be a downsize!!!

Sarah - the ballot usually opens the day after VLM or within a day or two anyway. It will close within a few hours so don't miss out. You won't need a ballot place though!!!

Had a really disruptive week of training this week because of work. it's gone mad here - all the bloody baby boomers reaching retirement age and the banks not advising anymore!!!! (Great for business  but I don't want to work this hard anymore!). Anyhow, took it out on the roads this morning and ran exactly a half marathon in 1:35. Felt pretty strong at the end so hope to maintain this pace for 20 at the Surrey Spitfire 20 in 2 weeks time.


15/02/2013 at 20:43

Evening all, am really looking forward to parkrun tomorrow...with no danger of a speeding ticket for me at least! can't vouch for the other runners though...

Good running DS2, I really empathise with work getting in the way of training, why don't clients understand this!! I am starting to struggle now with the late dark runs, I can't wait for the summer!!

Real rest day for me today, had a sports massage and now chilling, no youth club this week!! Have a good weekend everyone.

Sarah- you can't really put a limit on the number of marathons... can you?

16/02/2013 at 13:27

I managed to knock another 16secs off my 5k pb this morning  getting faster is SO hard! It was really good meeting up with mr n mrs malcs.

16/02/2013 at 14:55
Jen - great to see you today. I think we could have happily spent the rest of the morning in the cafe. Sorry we had to skip off but we fel a bit guilty dumping the little fellas.

Well done on your PB too! I have only run one 5K time trial before and that was at boot camp I did 21:08 today which was a very nice surprise. Beats BC by 37 secs. Nearly killed myself though - very close to a Paula moment in the last half mile.

I had a very nice surprise in the cafe at the end when Jen very kindly presented me with, what is now becoming a legend in its time, Jenf chocolate granola bars. Worth the trip down the M4 just for that - thanks so much Jen!

DS2 - some fantastic running there sir! If you can do Spitfire at that pace then surely your GFA qualification will be in the bag.

Tigger - 8 years of moves!!! I think I would die from the stress. Don't know how you managed it.

Sarah - DS2 is right. I think last year it filled even quicker in 24hrs. I would get on there on the morning it opened if I were you. That's what I'll be doing.
Edited: 16/02/2013 at 14:57
18/02/2013 at 08:25

Morning all!!  Yet again called on the experience of one of our dentists and doctors on friday! so missed out on 15 miler! Doh!

DS2 its not a case of 'make sure' its more a case of 'I've entered the ballot for the last 3 years please let me in'!! This year Mr Tigs knows better then to mess with the rejection letter!!!

Sarah did you have any joy with the TR24 place and your friend, I was thinking of setting up a thread advertising the place what do you all think?

As for the house moves, Mr Tigs was not around for half of them! quite funny when he arrived home at the station not knowing which was his house or in fact where anything was!!

Well done with everyone's running over the weekend! looks like everyone seems to be celebrating a new pb which is brilliant!

Got to fly play date at soft play followed by a sports massage which is well needed and will hurt like hell!! perfect day!! Laters x


18/02/2013 at 09:26
Well done on the 5k PB's Jen and Malcs. Brilliant.

Shame to miss the long run Tigger. Can you fit it in some other time?

I've been really lazy this weekend. In Devon visiting my sister and her family. Ended up doing lots of walking yesterday on the coast in Bude. Beautiful day! But no running. Must try to do something useful today. Giving legs a rest though so probably not such a bad thing.

Malcs - we'll have to see about GFA. Just need to get in best shape I can and see. Hopefully weather will be cooler than last 2 years but May is a bit of a lottery.
18/02/2013 at 11:52

Cheers DS2. I think you deserved a rest after all the work you've been putting in!

Yes, May is edging towards that warmer part of the year. That said, in recent years I've found it gets really warm in mid April then eases off in May before hotting up in June before the rain hits in July and August . You never know, you might get lucky. The weather is a bit of a lottery at the moment, swinging all over the place.

I did 18 miles on Sunday. For the first 9 it was cool, no breeze, sun in the sky - perfect conditions. Coming back I had a force 10 gale in my face the whole way! I felt like I was going nowhere for most of it. Probably good training as I was on the course I'll be running in April. However, if the wind is like that on the day I can kiss goodbye to any PB hopes.

Tigger - still plenty of time to get a Bacon replacement. I seem to remember people posting about wanting a a place on the TR24 facebook page last year. Wasn't this early in the year though. Enjoy your perfect day!

19/02/2013 at 13:18

Hi everyone, sorry not been around as busy week on call on call, then attending to neglected wife and 2 small boys for the last couple of days...

Sounds like the running foing well for everyone... Mine seems to be a bit flat, struggling to find time over the last few weeks as work/interview/etc been really hectic. I've entered a 10k on Sunday, but its a hilly course and not done any speedwork so intend to run under a pseudonym so no one finds out how slow I am

DS- I got the job thankfully, so hope to start in the summer. Will be glad of getting rid of the commute, and the on call is less onerous too.

Tigger- I will ask at work as think a couple of people here would be interested in the TR

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