ASICS Target 26.2 - 2013

A great prize & challenge

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12/11/2012 at 22:35

Did the last minute on the clock seem to take longer than usual or is it me?

12/11/2012 at 22:37

Yes you need to be tight lipped if you do get picked - which is a tough one to handle! Can't believe this was happening this time last year, that's gone quick.

Hi Lee! Loads of great memories from this which I know is a cliche but true. Feel nervous for you all, just a shame I can't do it all again!!

12/11/2012 at 23:05

I thought I read that that there was some sort of public vote after bootcamp. Is this not the case ? And if it is how does that work ?

12/11/2012 at 23:59
Carl - Sorry, yes there's a public vote. If you get selected for boot camp you have to keep tight lipped until they announce who has been shortlisted, about 20 for the public vote. Then you're free to talk about boot camp, or if you're lucky, plead your case for votes.
13/11/2012 at 08:22

I had a chance to go to the boot camp in Birmingham last year, its an amazing experience and lots of new info even for an experienced runner like me. Did apply this year again, we will see Good luck to everyone!

13/11/2012 at 09:25

Sounds an amazing event.  I spent ages completing the application then got to the bottom and it asked me to register.  I did this and it lost all my info I had inputted.  Never sounds as good writing it the second time.   Will be keeping my fingers crossed for this one.

13/11/2012 at 11:10

Pawel, I remember running with you at boot camp last year, how are you going?  If I remember correctly you were after a super fast time?

I agree with KR the memories are vast, including standing in the cold for photo-shoots having perfect strangers looking on as they xmas shop, wearing nothing but running kit!  This leads to loads of humour and camaraderie with the other winners!

13/11/2012 at 11:21

Cannot think of much else this week. It sounds like an amazing experience and even though I have run the VLM (or should I say completed the VLM) being a novice compared to many in this discussion at this distance, just getting to boot camp would be a great learning experience and might actually help me train to achieve my goal time (sub 4hr)  rather than train to take part.  Good luck to everyone who really wants this.

13/11/2012 at 11:40

Well said Carl and good luck. Its a slow week still....

13/11/2012 at 12:22

Hello folks,

Not been about for a while (new job and stress and all that).

But good luck to you all. I had an amazing time last year. The best bit was meeting all the other people at bootcamp and on training.

As Lee said, standing around in the middle of London in the frezzing cold was also quite bizzare.

13/11/2012 at 13:18

You got it Choisty, it was me. We had good couple of runs together done there. Good job on your run in Paris and PR. We will see, maybe I will get my chance to brake that 2hours30min

13/11/2012 at 17:50
Carl D wrote (see)

I thought I read that that there was some sort of public vote after bootcamp. Is this not the case ? And if it is how does that work ?

Just remember that my votes can be bought

http://justgivingtotenjiso.com

Price Guide: I need a new pair of running shoes

 

13/11/2012 at 17:55

To pass the time went for a fast (by my standards) 5m run. Have been following a training plan on My Asics and was meant to do a steady 8:35min/mile. Decided to go for it and did it at 8:14 min/mile pace. Am definitely going to do a Spring marathon. Wondering what you good people think is the best training plan to follow to do a sub 4hr marathon. I have previously followed (rather loosely I must add) a Hal Higdon one and also a Marius Bakken one. Both seemed ok but I did not get close to my target of 4 hours. Just getting my fitness levels back up at the moment before kicking into full marathon training mid December. Am working my way through a pre-conditioning phase on My Asics training plan. Obviously if successful (dreaming again) then I will be using this as the basis for my training but was wondering what those like Knight Rider, Bo Derek, Choisty have to say on the subject. 

 

seren nos    pirate
13/11/2012 at 17:55

I can't wait for bootcamp...........should be good fun............I have an automatic place after 5 rejections in a row......makes up for being unlucky in the ballot

13/11/2012 at 18:33

Carl, I know this time last year I started uppping my training just in case, in fact I'm doing the same now as the prize hasn't finished for me, as it enable me to achieve the champs qualifying time I have a London place for 2013

Seren, I think they have canceled that system now!

13/11/2012 at 18:36

I have have got as far as planning what running gear I'd wear if I made it to bootcamp. Is that dreafully sad? 

13/11/2012 at 19:04
Rachel - I hope you've picked warm clothes. Last year was cold and frosty, and 2years ago it was covered in snow at bootcamp.
13/11/2012 at 19:16

Carl - you made me laugh twice.

Once because of the repeated mentions of "My Asics"  ,  and the other for "Bo Derek" 

13/11/2012 at 20:36

Go Seren!

seren nos    pirate
13/11/2012 at 20:38
Choisty wrote (see)

Carl, I know this time last year I started uppping my training just in case, in fact I'm doing the same now as the prize hasn't finished for me, as it enable me to achieve the champs qualifying time I have a London place for 2013

Seren, I think they have canceled that system now!

No choisty.I'm sure i read it in the small print somewhere in my original entry......I will be there.they have realised what they have missed by not picking me all the porevious years

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