ASICS Target 26.2 - 2013

A great prize & challenge

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08/12/2012 at 23:09
Just back from 5 miler round the block- less stressed suppose I should go home now...
08/12/2012 at 23:17
Clive Kelty - Fair play, I hope you've got a lie in tomorrow.
08/12/2012 at 23:39
Indy- I wish! Still on call, might have to go back tonight, but definitely back at work for 8am. And not a mince pie in sight...

How you bearing up?
08/12/2012 at 23:42
Shady_Ady wrote (see) basically what you're saying regarding mince pies, is that for a 1o mile run, you get to come home and eat 4 of them....that's the best maths I've see this week! Throw in your mars bar slices and I'm going to happily follow your training regime for your next marathon.........women's Boston qualifying time here I come!

LOL Ady - brilliant!

Christmas decorating was Port free in the end. Couldn't resist a little wine later though but that was the only way I could get through an evening of X Factor - it's the final - the pain is nearly over.

Clive - I am skulking off to bed and you're out running before going off to attend to the sick and needy. I'm not worthy enough to post on the same thread as you. 

08/12/2012 at 23:53

Ady - If you're not working out your running mileage in terms of mince pies you're doing it wrong. There's a special Christmas setting on the Garmin for this ...

09/12/2012 at 00:00

Ady - What RRR says is true. I've been cross-training - I did 25 lengths of the pool this afternoon and earnt five pigs in blankets and two yorkshire puddings. Working my way up to a Christmas dinner.

09/12/2012 at 00:24
Clive - living the dream, back in at 08:00 myself, I feel your pain! Hope you don't get called out overnight at least.

Steve - How many lengths for the full meal? maybe you could do a few less lengths and leave the sprouts
09/12/2012 at 06:07

Indy, you jinxed me - been back at work since 02.45...

Tenjiso- I looked at the hear rate monitoring book you suggested and found this link to a quick summary

It all makes sense! I hadn't realised how exactly to work out the thresholds ie 70% so always assumed it was 70 of max, rather than accounting for resting HR. Means my recovery runs are not so bad, and that the different zones are probably about right for what I have been doing. I thought that I was heading for a heart attack

Caroline, Steve, Sarah- photos all looking good on your pages. I'll have to wait till get home on Monday and can upload from the computer there

09/12/2012 at 07:13

Clive you are definitely in the right Busy Lifestyle category!!

I can't believe I'm awake already, WAY too much excitement going on, might as well start getting ready for my "race", I don't think our club will be doing so well in it this morning

09/12/2012 at 10:05
RRR/ Steve - I can't believe I havent worked out my running mileage based on Xmas festive foods before! Can this philosophy be continued into Full English (sorry Welsh) breakfasts as well? Just done a hilly 13 miles. Surely that gets me the full Monty plus black pudding?

Clive, I will never complain again that my job is busy and stressful as its nothing compared to yours......and you still run on top of it all!

It seems quite a few of you are adding photos to your pages. I plan to do the same later. Although I can't promise there will be any of me flying like on RRRs!
09/12/2012 at 11:16

Hahaha, Carol that made me laugh...its brilliant 

Andrew how did your race go today? Any pics of you dressed up for on here?

Shady I really do think there is something behind it, I was a minute slower on my last half when I didnt have my bottle of fruit cidar the night before (although that may have something more to do with the floods and gail force winds and it being a much hillier course...but I will forget that bit).

How far do you reckon I need to run this pm to run off last night, you all have me thinking now???

09/12/2012 at 12:18

Clive - in the book he states that it takes about five weeks for the training to really kick-in.  I can testify to that.  The first month had me running significantly slower than I had been, then suddenly I found myself running faster and faster during recoveries. Before I knew it, I was running faster recoveries than before I started the program, but with a much lower heart rate.  I was converted to the method and became a regular runner for the first time in my life.


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09/12/2012 at 12:31
Minni wrote (see)

Hello YD!  Great pitch and yes I can confirm you are a no-nonsense kind of guy who readily shares the highs and lows (not too many of those though) of your training.  I didn't know all your history and that makes your times even more impressive.  All good stuff.  One thing though - I'm sure you've told a lie in there.  There's no way you are 34 !  When I was chatting to you a couple of weeks ago I was thinking, 'I'm old enough to be this boy's mother'!!


andrew price 3 wrote (see)

Hi Guys!!

Well dispite the opportunity to abuse the free bar I have taken the sensible option and thought about my race tomorrow!! I am now home after having only a few merry pints and am going to ensure that I thoroughly rehydrate myself ready fpr tomorrows santa run!! Things seem to be moving as fast as ever on here which is really positive and means that the buzz & excitement is still there!!! bar and restraint.amazing.not sure if that will lose or gain you votes though

09/12/2012 at 13:23
Hi guys thanks for the comments! The Santa run went ok dispute arriving late as I forgot to take my number and ticket to collect my suit so had to quickly go back home. Missed the start so was right at the back with the walkers & children making it difficult to get passed people but it was good fun! I will upload a picture once I work out how to do it?!
09/12/2012 at 13:30
Not sure how to upload a pic? I'm using my I pad not sure if that makes a difference?
09/12/2012 at 15:19

Andrew - hmm not sure that you can do it from the iPad. If you are able to upload the picture somewhere on the web (like picassa or equivalent) then you can supply the URL. However, as the iPad has no file system you can't do it the traditional way.

Indy - I have just read that you work in a bakery. How do you cope with the temptation? I would find it a nightmare. We live within a mile or so of a huge industrial bakery and the smells are heavenly. If they sold pies and cakes at the gate I would be helpless to resist .

Maybe if you apply Ady's 'run to eat' strategy then it doesn't matter? I'm still waiting for him to finish his book which from the above discussions he's secretly still researching. We all expect signed copies when it's out Ady!

09/12/2012 at 15:47
back from a 10miler at my new goal MP just seeing what it felt like... felt good!

now a dilemma...ironing/catch up with strictly from last eve/ catch up n chat on here! or can I prove as a woman I can multitask
09/12/2012 at 16:02

Hi jenf - Wow! 10 miles at MP, that's a tough session! Glad it felt good, recon your MP may even be a bit quicker!?

Had a 15 miler myself with my club, legs felt a bit beat up today!

All women can multitask, men can only do one thing at a time! At least that's what my other half tells me!!

09/12/2012 at 16:36

This is a buzzing thread, I would like to wish all good luck and I hope you all get to acheive your marathon goals.  I wish it was easier to select my favourite 5, it is so difficult.

09/12/2012 at 17:03
thanks stewart. I really don't envy the coaches their final decision. .everyone on here is so deserving.

AW .. I poss could be faster....scarey ! ironing done..just strictly n on here now.
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