Oooooo Rosie - how was it. Hope you are not fried to a crisp!
mcs wrote (see)
Thanks for thoughts. Nightmare day as turned up to holiday house and it was uninhabitable by pigs! Now got one night in the holiday inn but now booked another apartment x two loads of money. Nightmare as no two daughter Very poorly on the way up. And is now in bed with temperature in a darkened hotel room.
You poor thing! We had a similar thing up in the lakes believe it or not! I hope you get your money back plus some for the inconvenience. Hope daughter no two is feeling much better too.
Now a stormingly good race to make up for it is in order! Best Wishes!
whoop whoops all round! That must have been a hard old day - first MK, now Edi - are marathons becoming weather-jinxed?
Looking forward to all the gory details now - thanks for the update FH, I was getting itchy to know how they'd got on. Hope both (and mcs family) are ok and eating well deserved ice creams!
My 5k was far enough for me - stupidly I set off with the fast ladies in the hope of a fast start which I certainly got!!! LOL Hopefully good training but couldn't keep up with them for too long and gathered another long 23 for my collection!
Another 5k on Wednesday for me and then it's time to settle into my Langdale prep! Just entered Belper on 19 August - anyone else coming out to play that day?
If it was 4:10 then thats a pb by about 26 mins i think which is awesome - well done mcs - report please..
I hope I got the right person on the results page, MSC is Mark Smith ?? If I got it wrong really sorry !
Oh bum, got it wrong and now cant get in to results to get Marks correct time. Its Mark Street.
MCS, how did you get on ? Sorry for posting the wrong time.
Lol FH - even better - I've just logged in and he ran 4:08:31 so even better - whoopy whoopy!
Good news for me - I've just achieved my second goal of the year which was to get my runBritain score below 15 and thanks to the 5k yesterday being mixed terrain I'm now at 14.9 (1st goal was a 5k PB, rest = PBs at all/any other distance + completing 2nd mara in any old time - don't care what, just need to do one)
So you two - how's the prep for the lakes coming along? Am particularly interested in how you're building your mileage again between maras, given the shortened prep phase - care to share your running-gods-wisdom?
oh and if I forgot to say - no news to report on Ben at London - he had to pull out the day before with a stinky cold. He was depressing himself looking at the results last night - we reckon he'd have certainly been top 10 based on the way he's been running but I applied the collective common sense of our trusty forum and reminded him that he'd only have ruined the rest of the season by making himself worse and probably ending up with a chest infection. Anyhow - he can only just about jog without turning into a spluttering snot monster - time for a little rest for him me thinks... And we all know that wives are always right... don't we? ahem - don't we?
Congratulations mcs! Great way to smash a PB!
I appear to be pretty much pain-free this morning. Good job too, because the lack of exercise is resulting in a return of my migraines and I had an absolute stonker yesterday .
I walked my son to school with no problems, which was a 1.5 mile round trip. I'm debating whether to give the treadmill a go later (I can jump off the treadmill at the first sign of any problems). I'll be happy to get a mile or two jogging done to get the ball rolling. Erm...bad choice of phrase.
Congratulations on the handicap SB!
Thanks Sleepy, thats awesome news. Well done on your ranking Sleepy, great work.
FH - you were lucky that Mark Smith was slower !! tee hee..
Sleepy - you seem to have a good, long term strategy there which is commendable - is there a long term goal at the end of it or just good fitness? Re plans for Lakeland - been busy running to hospitals etc so the running has been slow to get up to mileage so far - after Mar of North mileage for each week has been zero, 13,17 - just been for 10 mile MP run (still sweating !!) and plan to do 30+ miles this week then prob 35 per week up to lakeland (1st July) with a one week taper - will prob do a local 10k race on Sunday 10th june (Wargrave). Trying to adopt Hal higdon's consistency approach in running at least every 48 hrs.
Tentative two miles this evening. First mile was gradual build-up from walking and averaged just over 12 minute pace, and the second mile was 10:00 pace. Fingers crossed, seems fine so far. Hoping for a three mile recovery pace run tomorrow.
Ten - i reckon you're nuts...
mcs - in the circumstances i reckon you got Gold, big time - many congrats - enjoy your rest (you can build another shed now ..!!) - pass on my hearty congrats to all your family as well.
Absolutely mcs - that heat was nasty - will be interesting to see how runBritain weights it for you - my flat as a pancake 5k (with only about a third on grass) was ranked as 2.0 which I reckon had to be down to the heat. I'd guessed it'd be about a 1.0!!! Improved by my handicap by 0.3 but it was only my second fastest 5k.
Well done to all of you! And hope your daughter is feeling a bit better now.
Go Ten - just be sensible ya hear!
oscarr - hope Linda is getting chance to feel the sun on her face. Say hi from us! My only long term goal is to keep training and progressing - I like eating way too much to get away without doing any exercise! Am loving all the age gradings and weightings that seem to be appearing - it makes achieving a meaningful improvement much more attainable I reckon! Lakeland - Am sure you'll still be carrying the fitness from your last one. Keeping injury-free and fresh has to be the priority doesn't it?
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