ASICS Target 26.2 - 2013

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26/11/2012 at 16:40

28 is clearly the magic number!  That's amazing seren nos. I would be ecstatic if I could do that. 

I noticed that the March half goes from Parc Y Scarlets - that might put jonathan off if he's an Ospreys fan

We only tend to get down to Lanelli on the odd weekend or school hols - would love to try a half along the coastal path. All my halves have been up and down hills, although for every up you do have that very nice down!

26/11/2012 at 21:47

Nothing like booking onto a race to make you want to go for a run! Ashby 20 I am coming to get you!!

27/11/2012 at 15:10

Hello runners!  I'm new to this forum, having discovered it upon being selected for bootcamp.  I've been reading all the advice and tips from past bootcampers and find it very helpful, thank you all!

I'm looking forward to meeting everyone at bootcamp.  I'm excited for the experience and get more and more anxious as it gets close! 

27/11/2012 at 15:41

Welcome Gremlin. What is your running history? I think we are all in the same boat - excited but a little anxious. I'm sure on the day, from what some of last years attendee's have said, we'll have a great day whatever the outcome. Look forward to seeing you there!

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27/11/2012 at 15:46

Hi Gremlin....looks like it should be dry but cold for you lot.much better than wet and windy

27/11/2012 at 15:51

Hi Seren nos, it looks that way but some of us southern softies may be in for a rude awakening. it's been pretty mild down here so far this month and whenever I have put tights on I've regretted it because it's been too warm. Mind you, I was grateful this morning for them - the rain was torrential. Great fun - always have liked training in those conditions!


27/11/2012 at 17:17

Hey Gremlin!!

DS2 your right training in the wet and wild is good fun.... as long as your heading straight home into the shower!

27/11/2012 at 18:01

Green and white tigger - It makes you feel alive doesn't it. I've been bouncy all day. My business partner thinks I'm totally mad as he retreats outside to inhale more nicotine! I know what I'd sooner be doing!

27/11/2012 at 18:29

Thank you for the weather update, I haven't given it much thought! I love running in the rain, but I'll pass on rainy and windy. Dry and cold I can do!  

I started running 5 1/2 years ago as a way to get back in shape, but was too intimidated to run any races until 2010. Finally, I decided I wanted to conquer the 1/2 marathon and signed up for one without ever running any other distance.  Following that, I ran a handful of various distances and then I ran my first full marathon last October.  I LOVED the feeling of crossing the finish line and knew that I would run another one, but life got crazy and I wasn't sure when it would happen.  I ran across this program at the perfect time!

27/11/2012 at 18:39

Nice one Gremlin, which marathon did you do?

27/11/2012 at 19:16

Hi Malcs, the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., USA.   A great course for a first timer!

27/11/2012 at 19:32

Wow - across the pond eh. And the Marines too - did you have a drill sergeant shouting at you the whole way round?


27/11/2012 at 19:34
hi everyone! counting down the hours ...I'm making some granola bars for Friday snacks.... bet you all wish you're in same group as me now! for anyone driving I checked out the uni parking n pay n display all day is ??6.
27/11/2012 at 19:35
oops that should have been a ?? sign
27/11/2012 at 19:37
why won't my phone do the pound sign?
27/11/2012 at 19:37
oops that should have been a ?? sign
27/11/2012 at 19:37
Edited: 27/11/2012 at 19:39
27/11/2012 at 21:22

It sounds like there's going to be an excellent mix of people come Friday. I never use to be a fan of running in the rain, but I ran the New Forest Marathon a couple of months ago and it was torrential rain for the whole race. I thought I'd hate it, but I actually loved it. I think the camaraderie of the other runners helped.

27/11/2012 at 23:02

Phone probs Jenf?

I don't mind the rain so much but I hope it's not standing water! I had a cross country race on Sunday - eek! They didn't need to put any extra water obstacles in this year as mist of the course was underwater! Think I might have got a better time in flippers!

Seren Nos and AbigailLucy - I'd LOVE to knock 28 mins off of my marathon time! I've only done one marathon so far and the thought of being able to knock some more minutes off is very appealing!!

28/11/2012 at 07:19
yes RRR! my home computer has died n posting from my phone is a challenge but I'm getting there!
morning everyone. only 2 more sleeps!
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