ASICS Target 26.2 - 2013

A great prize & challenge

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06/12/2012 at 21:00
Steve loves bacon wrote (see)
Emma, watched last year's vid this evening for the first time - I've got goosebumps now!

Steve - I get emotional even just hearing that music now! It really was that brilliant - and the other 4 are such lovely lovely people. Craig came down to run in my local 1/2 in September for my birthday (no party ran a 1/2 instead!)

06/12/2012 at 21:00

Andrew - I might be able to out do you on your dinner - I had homemade veg soup.......but I'm watching Man vs Food while eating it, which isn't a good combination at all  I'm on my 2nd bowl now!

Malcs/ Jen - I love Downward feels good and I dont sweat doing it (maybe I'm not doing it right). I dont have any books. Only my wife's DVDs!

Seren Nos....I think it would be rude not to post daily....if I dont win, I will definitely be coming here, as I still plan on following what the winners learn. We are all runners, but it's amazing to see how different everyone's training can be each week.

Talking of training, several people have said I should cycle once or twice a week. Is this really that important if you are already running 5 or 6 times a week?


06/12/2012 at 21:01

Hi Malc Im bit lost sorry? TR24

06/12/2012 at 21:04

I do like home made soup and make it often!! Im not really a big meat eater so eat lots of pulses, beans lentils brown rice and pasta. I sometimes worry that im not getting enough protein?

06/12/2012 at 21:06

Apologies Andrew - It was suggested (way back in this thread) that we could all meet up at the Thunder Run. It's a 24hr race held in July. Incredibly sociable event. You can do it solo (if you're mad) or anything from pairs up to teams of 8. You run 10K laps of an off road course with one runner on course at any one time.


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06/12/2012 at 21:07

Piddling down here - went for gentle 5 earlier so quite pleased with that decision. My dinner has not been as healthy as you guys - kiev, jacket and salad follwed by some malt loaf ... oops!

Running 10 miles cross country dressed as an elf on SUnday ... last year I dresed as an angel!

Running 5-6 times a week wow - no sprogs I assume Shady! Enjoy!

seren nos    pirate
06/12/2012 at 21:07

best to check with the coaches re cycling if you win.....if you already cycle then definitely continue...otherwise be careful ... my hubby found that he inmproved on his last marathon by adding a light ride on the turbo after his long run...kept his legs going without risking injury by doing more miles........helped with recovery.....

but if you havent got a lot of miles and marathons in your legs and haven't cycled much before i would be a bit wary of overdoing it

06/12/2012 at 21:08

Where is the TR24 - sounds like an opportunity for Target 26.2 2012 team reunion!


06/12/2012 at 21:09

Its veg soup night on here!! Homemade veg soup here too, with pearl barley and homemade crusty bread. Happy days!

That Man vs Food is just wrong, how he can eat like he does is beyond me. That must take some serious dedication and training!

Shady, not sure you necessarily need to cycle, but if you like too its good cross training?!

06/12/2012 at 21:10

Seren a couple of people have mentioned a turbo to me - this seems rather high tech given I've only swum about 6 sessions and done spin once!

I quite like the idea of riding a bike and watch TV though!

06/12/2012 at 21:13

EmmaC - Catton Park, Derbyshire so fairly central. We did it last year as a 6 and it was amazing. I really can't reccommend it enough. Everyone camps and the through the night running is quite an experience. Entries are open now and it does fill up quick. 

Edited: 06/12/2012 at 21:14
seren nos    pirate
06/12/2012 at 21:13

like a treadmill the turbo is incredibly boring.but can be useful in bad weather or when you want to train but have to watch the kids

06/12/2012 at 21:13

HI Malc that sounds amazing i would defo be up for that! I would love to make my running more socialble and meet other runners which is what i am hoping from now using these forums!! I am happy to partner up with somebody to complete the race! Count me in!

06/12/2012 at 21:16

Excellent. I'm already entered in a 5 and we all have our targets. I did 6 laps last year but really want to try 7 or 8. We could have several teams from here. Last year there were big groups all camped together. Just need someone to get there early and cordon off some space. Now who do we know from Derbyshire...Tigger?

Here's the link:

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06/12/2012 at 21:18

I hate treadmills - time is so elastic and it seems so so long on a tready when you have only done 2 miles!

06/12/2012 at 21:19
Clive Kelty wrote (see
Reg- good to see you onboard! Leg holding up after scare at Bootcamp falling out with the lecture theatre table? Clearly you are able to maintain a balance at work and home unlike the rest of us


Thanks Clive, still got a little chunk out if my knee!

You can't keep your eye off this thead its moving quick. 


06/12/2012 at 21:20

I'm from Derby so if anybody is up for it let me know and we can get a team together!

06/12/2012 at 21:24

Aha! There you go, you can pop round the night before with some Police crime scene tape and section off an area for us - sorted

06/12/2012 at 21:25
I don't mind the treadmill so long as I've got some Daft Punk on the iPod. Alive 2007 turns me into the Duracell bunny! Feeling a bit guilty after reading some of these posts having just demolished half a box of chocolate orange segsations.
06/12/2012 at 21:26

Malcs - TR24 I should be entering as one of a pair ... eek! Will be first time running over 30 miles in a day! Really looking forward to it!

Seren & Emma - The little monkey should have been in bed at 7.30pm but she's playing me up tonight ... may have to play the "Santa is watching..." card. I could definitely do with getting in bed at 8pm one night. Switch the electric blanket on ... and just sleep ... Oh but hang on. I'd miss Wine O Clock if I did that ...

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