A great prize & challenge
Ha ha Clive, malcs is like a pied piper. We 're following obediently
How was the day people?
It was AMAZING! How many superlatives can I use to describe today?
It was a great honour meeting Mara Yamauchi, she talked about nutrition and mental strategies, a wealth of knowledge! Such a lovely person!
Love the track sessions. The pacing strategies made so much sense.
My speed session was nicely sandwiched between gait analysis and physio. Work those flutes! Yes Sarah, working my flutes
Such an amazing team of people, can't thank them enough for the day! Met a lot of people off here and twitter, like long lost friends! Of course we know Malcs was there as a mole for RW , but he's very good at it, if you ask him, he' all just deny it...
We weren't interviewed, whoopee! Not complaining...
Fantastic day, still on a high, lots of new friendship made for sure
Great stuff Sticky! Glad you enjoyed it as much as we did last year
and we got our very own personalised top too with our very own number
Sticky - brilliant to meet you! As DS2 says, so glad you enjoyed it - sorry we got split up on the train but that happened with me and Tigger last year too!
Whatever happens please stick around. Your enthusiasm and encouragement would be most welcome here.
DS2 - it was a great day. They made some nice improvements from last year - personal lunch boxes for one! Mara Yamauchi was so nice and very approachable. The physio was in the gym this time which was much better.
Sadly no Olly Murs this year - seems he is focusing on his music career!
Likewise, honoured to meet you, somewhat of a bootcamp celebrity known to almost everyone!
All trains at Birmingham were delayed or cancelled, technical faults issue, they say. My 18:03 eventually arrived after some detour at 19:09! I'm just so glad it wasn't the same with this morning's train!
Yes, Olly Murs was missed...
Well done Malcs. I really hope it's your year mate! You'll make a great read and I'll be right behind you mate
We should get right behind those that post regularly on the forums in my opinion. I think it's a shame that some have taken a lot from the competition but given little back. I for one would like to know how people carry on after their involvement in the competition ends. People like Malcs, Sarah, Tigger, Jen, Clive, mr P etc etc
I'm not in it DS2, condition of my bail I'm afraid . I moved over here from Sarah's 3:30 thread.
I thought my cold was improving but it is bad today, feeling dizzy and uncoordinated, havent run all week!
Yes Mr P - I did remember that but it seemed rude not to include you since you are such a stalwart on here
Shame about the cold but better now than over Xmas or the week of the marathon!
pleased to say I've run 3 x 5 miles in the last 4 days pain free. I'm embarking on the P&D up to 55 mile plan on 9 December. Just don't feel up to the 55-70 plan this year.
Nice going Stan! I'm envious of you being in such good shape when I'm barely starting out regaining fitness. Hope tomorrow goes well.
Stan - well done! And great that you managed that all with a cold too! Best of luck with the half.
Thanks for the good wishes, very good of you. Both Sticky and I are in the same group. They were a great bunch I have to say. Had alot of laughs with them. I think they would all be great to follow.
DS2 - thanks, really appreciate the support. Whatever happens, I'm happy. To make it to BC is more than most get so to do it twice I feel incredibly lucky - verging on quite guilty if I'm honest!
Let's face it, Clive should really have been there instead of me so I have been very fortunate.
Don't get me wrong, I'd love to go through. However, I didn't participate in the forums until last year so I won't be complaining if the nod goes to a newcomer.
Mr P - sorry about the cold. Having just had one of those pesky blighters you have my sympathies. Bet you feel good for the rest once it's gone though. Every cloud...
Thanks Stan, for the vote of confidence, much appreciated! . As Malcs says, we're in the same group, but feels more like a family, and I can clearly feel the support we gave each other, especially on the tracks, it was almost emotional at some stages, very touched by it all. OK, I'm a softie...
And triple well done for parkrun Stan! Great achievement! Good luck with the half today!
Not only did I have an amazing day at bootcamp and meet some lovely people, but I have now discovered that there is this brilliant community of runners! I would have felt less nervous about Friday had I realised sooner.
Any of the people in my 3:30 group would be well-deserving of a place (and you all outran me in the 5k time trial!!) so thanks for making it such a lovely experience (apart from the 5k time trial - never going to find that distance easy, but hope Steve's advice will reduce the pain) and good luck everyone!
ArrowsLou - great to meet you on Friday. I found the 5K tough too. Haven't done much speed work lately and I think my lunch was still being processed despite the hour gap!
Please do stick around on the forums. The community here is great. This is last years thread which you would be very welcome to join but I see you found the one for this year too.
Best of luck to you for Wednesday and beyond!
Stan - that's another great result. I'd bite your hand off for that HM time!
I'm not in London but I will be doing a spring marathon. Not even thought about starting training yet though.
Yes, sadly Sticky and I (and ArrowsLou) are all in the same group so only one of us will get the golden ticket. However, as ArrowsLou indicated, it was a great bunch and all would be great choices.
Stan - great weekend! I'm starting my VLM training on 9 December but I'm miles away from where I should be thanks to being injured for nearly 6 months! Still, I did a nice comfortable 10.85 miles @ 8:18mm on a hilly course and increased progressively throughout. Longest run since May by 5.85 miles!!!
anyhow, I'm still hoping to get in Sub 3:15 shape but a long long way to go
25.85 miles for the week. Need a solid week next week then embark on P&D 18 week up to 55 miles per week schedule. I'm going to enter Halstead again so may consider VLM as a long training run 4 weeks before Halstead if I feel I need a bit more time.
What you looking to do for London, Stan?
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