can it be done in 7 months

15 messages
03/10/2008 at 13:03
im really unfit , is neally 7 months long enought to get fit enought to get round
03/10/2008 at 13:09

yeah but I reckon Cake's gran is 'special'...

Edited: 03/10/2008 at 13:12
03/10/2008 at 13:14
Nope  7 months is nowhere near long enough........  You wont have enough to get up the big hill at 13 miles
03/10/2008 at 13:15
cheers cake i was going to have a look a hal higdons traing plan do you no of anyone who hasused them before
03/10/2008 at 13:16
dave you serious getting me worrid now
03/10/2008 at 13:19

The big hill at 13 miles is Tower Bridge !!!

Oh and the day I get serious is the day to worry

(Guess which mag I got this morning ?)

03/10/2008 at 13:24

Too tight for that !!!

and I have enough fleeces to excite a Welshman

Iron Pingu    pirate
03/10/2008 at 13:25
Dash Hound, 7 months is plenty, but get training now!  The better trained you are the more you'll enjoy it on the day.  Build up slowly and make sure you get the long slow runs in.
03/10/2008 at 13:26

I agree with DTES - give up now Dash and give me your place

7 months is plenty of time - you'll have a ball!

PS do you need an oversized small (? 46"??) grey fluffy fleece to train in? I have one you can have......

03/10/2008 at 13:40
No not enought time defer it until 2010 and train to run round,  not to get round
03/10/2008 at 13:45

If I can go from non swimmer, Non bike owner to doing an IM in 9 months.. 7 months to do a marafon is easy.. ..

...  well actually it isn;t easy.. It's damn hard work, day after day of it.. Getting up at 6am to get a run in before work, re-arranging your life round long runs at the weekend.. having a spare hour and going training rather than the pub.. Its tough , hard yukkie....

But if you are going to take up a place from someone who would have done all that, then at least give the people who missed out the respect to do it properly

Edited: 03/10/2008 at 13:57
03/10/2008 at 19:47

Cake you are incorrigable.......

03/10/2008 at 21:50

You can get round, I run this year training just over 3 months using the get round training plan from this site.

04/10/2008 at 23:01
TIgerlily - I need a fleece: been check ing on ebay and prices already ridiculous for 2009 fleeces! FInally got a place on my 6th attempt in the ballot (not consecutive as breaks for children!) - I'm very, very excited!!!!!
06/10/2008 at 22:35

Dash, yes you can do it, you just have to want to do it enough... it'll be well worth it... as everyone says though, start now!! A few friends have followed Hal Higdon's plans and loved them. Good luck!

I got a place in the ballot for the first time too, yippee!!!

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