Looks perfect oscarr - I shall look forward to my chocolate feast LOL
Goes without saying - your best on the day will be good enough but if you feel there is a chance - take it, take it, take it!
Ben says good luck too!
And from me to everyone out there this weekend.
mcs - my approach is ... just relax - I reckon the worry build-up is what causes the wall to appear. You can't hit it if it ain't there - stay at a comfortable pace and focus on feeling comfy! It's that tricky reining yourself in at the start that's important!
WW - nice work on the bike race - if you decide to do any duathlons - let me know - I'm thinking of doing 1 or 2 next year!
Night Night everybody x
Good luck Oscarr I wish you a good run - 3hrs 59:59
52mins for 10k would do me. The thing that could screw it up for me is starting off too fast. *telling myself not too fast - like lines at school* I think I'd still be on target for getting into the shape I need for an October marathon if I do that time...
I'll check out Paris and NY marathons on google etc. Thanks for your responses.
He turns green when he's angry too LOL! Oh no - my mistake - that's just his club colours
Morning every one!
Just the 5 sandwiches Bo? Think you need to get one of Choisty's subs : 5-in-1!
'Nother mystery club run for me tonight - looking forward to it already!
Anyone seen Emma / Rosie - they're upto mischief if they're this quiet? Bet Emma's still plotting a bit of zoominess this weekend...
Everyone, thanks for all your input and support - these forum threads over the last few months have been fantastic and not just for all the great advice and tips but also the community and family feel it has generated.
I will take on board all your help. One of the things i have come to realise in this campaign more and more is the impact and power of mental preparation - on a lot of training runs i can psyche myself up for whatever session i am about to do but if i don't prepare mentaly then it dosen't go well. So for the last week or so i have been telling myself that i can do this well, that there is no reason why any wall will get in the way and even if a bad patch occurs i will welcome it and bash through with a Bo "av-it". Grrrrrrrrrr...........
mcs - course looks good with wide roads, only 1500 competitors and a total elevation gain of only 125 metres so no heartache hills
need to get a fleece from charity shop cos forecast is 2 degree morning with frost !!!
Good luck Oscarr.
Cant see it being a problem. Nailed on sub 4
Anyone else's screen totally different ??
yes Oscarr - I'm using Chrome. some things seem a bit bjorked at the moment... but for the first time I can actually format my entry
Surrey Runner wrote (see)
Did a session on the cross trainer last night and was fine. Going running with club tonight. Doing a 10k race on Monday.
oscarr wrote (see)
Anyone else's screen totally different ??
LOL - don't know how I ended up with two quotes
Good Luck Oscarr
Not sure about new format
Haven't decided which duathlon to do first mcs but here are a few that I know of:
<edited as linky's didn't work properly> Looks like there are 2 or 3 up your way mcs!
NoFuss also run a fantastic winter series for beginners that I did last year but they're all up in the Highlands. If you're up there - totally recommend them and not just cos I managed a hat-trick of spot prizes!
Getting excited for oscarr and everyone else racing this weekend. I had a sore throat by yesterday lunchtime but it's so much better today that I'll swap my yoga for a run and make up the miles!
I like the new format - think it looks much cleaner!
Have a great weekend all - will look forward to hearing the news as soon as it's available!
Morning everyone - yes, mcs, couldn't sleep last night thinking about the race; its a good sign cos it was all positive - i travel tomorrow morning early and back Monday so will be without email from Sat morn to Mon night - will post report Monday
Sleepy/mcs - will text result sunday and no probs if you want to post it here for me
Ten/MWW/Choisty/Kevster - thanks for the support
New format is clearer i think
oops slight lie - I did them the year before - must stop time travelling!!!
Yes please oscarr - I will be itching to find out! Have you seen a weather forecast - looks pretty reasonable if just a bit chilly - perfect conditions by my liking - how are they for you?
Hope you're feasting merrily...
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