Let the search for our six-strong team begin...
Thanks SueC and Seren. As you say, it's been years of great training and underperformance on race day. I reckon I have a decent base, so some expert guidance with a slightly different schedule might unlock the door.
Just back from McDonald's. I note they have a nutrition programme that needs following too...
the more I think about the more I think I need to do something like this not for the race entry or other stuff but the coaching and motivation
just been for 3 miles and I feel like death
Its been said before (lots), but what a great opportunity, so I've entered. Mind you, I never win anything in competitions so I'm not holding out much hope! Good luck everybody.
well if u don't enter, you certainly won't win !!
micknphil-marathonlads.com wrote (see
Sore Toeswell if u don't enter, you certainly won't win !!
liverbird is so right
non runners AKA normal people just don't get running. My hubby most certainly doesn't he just thinks I run so I don't have time to do stuff round the house. oK so he has a point but I still need to do both the house stuff and the running!
The forumites understand as they run. I know that last year when I did flm the thought of a forum hug (and sweet!) at m17 kept me going. I felt aweful but left that support point feeling happy as larry and positive again thanks to their support
junior is a natural athlete hes good at everything (going to have to speak to the milkman) did a 5k in the summer no training 18 minutes
I nearly evicted him
you should have
mine is the complete oposite! I may be a slow runner but hoped that seeing me run would at least inspire him to get out but nope
Pixie does he do any sport >?maybe you havent found the right one
we tried lots with Junior footie rugby tennis he hated them all, took him to Thai Boxing as a last resort
he turned into Bruce lee overnight now hes got the body of Greek God from all the training
Im really thinking he should get the boot
2 of my boys play hockey.....I had never thought of it as a boys sport but they love it.middle one runs as well ..much faster than me but not a natural.will always have to work at it........
after I started running I got my OH into running but I won't let him enter this comp as its on my birthday not his so I would be gutted if he won it and I didn't
Captain - that's very kind, thank you. I reckon I was only doing in public what most of us do in private (so to speak.....)
Liverbird - No offence taken, promise! And you give me more credit than I deserve because although I had a fantastic build up to FLM and knocked spots off all my pb's I ran my worse marathon time of the three I had then done at 3.36!!! Most of us forumites (old and new) use the forum in exactly the right way, we debate and sometimes we disagree but the huge majority are never personal or offensive and that's just great.
Also, running is such an inclusive sport there is room for people who wish to run 3 times a week and those who wish to run 3 times a day
Oh well there goes the entry, now all I have to do is wait - maybe I should have changed my forum name first!
Sent of my application! Fingers crossed.
Still somewhat of a running newbie, just done my first 1/2 Marathon, would be ace to get upto Marathon pace for next year!
GB - strange you should say that. We went to the gym yesterday and he was shown how to use the boxing pads and had a massive grin on his face!
sat in kit, yawning. someone remind me why we run again?
It is right to say how so called "normal" people do not get running.
I like the South downs marathon, 3 years ago i pulled a calf at 3 miles, walking at 6, crying at 8. When i eventually finished my wife congratulated me by saying "look at the state of you". She said "why didn't you just pull out". I promptly explained that if you finish you only hurt for a few hours, if you pull out you hurt forever. She thinks i am a nutter.
My wife also thought that after that experience i would not do another marathon, normal just do not understand do they?
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