Emergency 6 week schedules

Any novices following this plan?

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18/03/2005 at 18:21
Well done gosbourne - stick with it - it'll be worth it on the day!
18/03/2005 at 21:14
going for 90 mins in the morning. Feeling ok and looking forward to the day, number 22277, blue start. I think the RW pacer group sounds ideal. If I can find it I'll join it! Will they have info on this at the expo/registration?
18/03/2005 at 21:41
Like so many on here - my training was going fine until injury hit 2 weeks ago. Just back to running again but not convinced I will be pain free at the start line. No matter - all the kind people who have sponsored me will ensure that I do actually finish, but I will def. be taking advantage of the GYR pacing group from the blue start and will ask to be put in pen 9 at registration - I reckon they won't mind moving people back so much as forward?? Good luck to everyone! My first time so quite scared.....
19/03/2005 at 18:51
Lennonesque - You can get info on the pace groups at the Expo and also at the start, but basically the group we are most interested in - GYR - is usually in pen 9 at each start. That's the pen for all us tortoises. They are easily identified by the big poster showing the pace held high on a stick. This is then thrown away after the start and they run holding a smaller sign on a stick which is just about head height. I'm sure there must be some info on the Runners World web site also.
Kathy - You can't ask to be put in whatever pen you want. The pen number is already stuck on your running number when you get it. But it won't be a problem dropping back to pen 9 if that's where you want to be.
I'm off out for my long run tomorrow. Would like to do around 12-15 miles. Will see how I feel, but must go slower than I did on my last run as I know I overdid it.
Best of luck on your run tomorrow.
See you all at the start.
20/03/2005 at 08:38
Just got back- how cool is that just gone half past eight and it's done for the day- glorious sunshine here in Plymouth and a fabulous run was had by yours truly. For the first time ever 5 miles easily without having to stop and walk at all in under one hour followed by 40 mins of run walk. Would have tried for two hours today but 15 year old son ( the one who shaved his head for Comic Relief ) and boyfriend are in their first 5k. I'm more nervous.me and the 13 year old are supporting. I would have done it as well but that might be pushing it after this morning. Hope everyone else is ok- do you know this is the most positive I've felt for months!
21/03/2005 at 09:29
Morning everyone - Went out for what should have been a 12 mile 2 hour run and ended up doing 15 miles in 3 hours. The last 2 were hell. Felt like giving up and phoning Mr Lyndylou for a lift home, but decided to carry on and limp home. Guess I just got carried away with the weather. Brighton seafront has a lot to answer for on a sunny day!
Not feeling too bad today, but will not try anything else now until Wednesday.
21/03/2005 at 10:09
Morning all
I did my 90 minute yesterday afternoon. I thought I would try the 5 minutes running 1 minute walking to see what kind of difference that made to my training. I have to say I really enjoyed it, and found that it gave me more to think about, and also let me enjoy the running part, without feeling that I was going to die at any minute!
Of course whether I will be feeling that good after 5 hours of it in just under 4 weeks time is another matter!
21/03/2005 at 10:32
I did my 90 minutes of running on Saturday, and like sproog thought that I'd give the run/walk strategy a go. I did 30 mins run and 5 mins walk, as it takes me a while to get into my running. It felt good. Each section is only 30 mins and I managed to maintain my speed rather than slowing to a shuffle as I've done on previous long runs. Can't believe it is less than 4 weeks away! Terrified but excited too.
23/03/2005 at 11:20
Where is everyone????????? Died after the weekend?????
Just been out for my 50 minutes with 30 at 10 mile pace. Now know I definitely overdid it at the weekend. Will not try to be a smart arse again!
Have a rest now until Friday, then try 60 minutes.
Hope we all manage it okay on the day. Not feeling very sure at the moment. How does everyone else feel?
KEEP ON RUNNING EVERYONE
23/03/2005 at 11:28
I'm feeling really boyed up after the weekend. Although, last night my legs felt like lead. I don't think I ate enough carbs during the day. Now that I'm not putting on pressure on myself except to finish, I can't stop smiling about what we're about to do.
23/03/2005 at 11:28
I did my 45 min run this morning before work. It was lovely the sun shining and the birds singing (great for London). Still not feeling very sure, however I will cross that finish line if I have to do it on my hands and knees.
23/03/2005 at 11:29
Hi Lyndylou
I did my 45 mins last night, and my legs felt absolutely shocking. It felt like all my old injuries had come back to haunt me in one go.
I'm hoping it's because they were just tired after Sunday's run, and that they will be fully recovered for Friday's 60 minute, otherwise I think I may cry! Especially as my physio is off to Hong Kong for two weeks tomorrow!
23/03/2005 at 13:46
Ahhh - there is someone out there still.
Burtyboy - I know you can do it. It might take longer than you would have liked but if you've made your mind up then you can definitely get to the end.
Sproog - I know exactly what you mean about the legs. Had a tight left calf on Sunday, now have a tight right hamstring. Can't get anything right can I?
Will be thinking about you when I do my 60 minutes on Friday.
Lucky Physio - does he/she need any extra luggage?
To everyone who's suffering with heavy legs - don't forget the porridge, its a good source of carb and goes down easier that most things.
23/03/2005 at 18:01
Just did my best ever 75 mins- only had to slow down to a walk three times for twenty seconds or so. Hoping i'm not peaking too soon as I feel so much more comfortable than last year.
27/03/2005 at 22:13
Have come down with a fantastically productive cold. Plenty of gunk, in between both nostrils being blocked. Fabulous.

Tried to do my 2 hours today but it just wasn't going to happen and I crawled back into my house after just 20mins.

The plan: plenty of Lemsip, a good night's sleep, then a 2 hour run midweek.

Hope things are going well for everyone else.
29/03/2005 at 08:53
Good to hae you back with us but sorry to hear about that dreadful cold Lennonesque. Don't try to come back too soon. Better to make sure your cold has cleared up properly. Had my dose of it about 3 weeks ago and chest has only just stopped feeling tight. Certainly could not have run for at least 10 days. I know It's only 3 weeks away, but better to be able to run on the day than try and force yourself back too soon. Have you tried Echinacea, Vit Cand Zinc. Echinacea drops (Bioforce) are best if you can get them. I get mine at GNC, but don't know if they are in every town.
Don't want to rub salt into anyone's wounds, but went out and did 15 miles yesterday and knocked 20 minutes of my time of the previous week. Felt knackered but pleased with the time. Went over on my ankle at 3.5 miles and thought that was it but managed to carry on. It feels a bit sore today, but hopefully will be better by tomorrow.
Hope everyone else had a good weekend.
29/03/2005 at 09:32
Ice that ankle Lyndylou and be careful it might be a bit weak now. As a fellow Brighton seafront runner I find it extremely hard to stay motivated on the prom!

Good luck everyone.
29/03/2005 at 11:50
Hello Dips - I don't mind the seafront during the week as I can 'lose' myself gazing out to sea. Hate the crowds at weekends though. Live near the Marina so tend to go out towards Saltdean first then back towards Hove Lawns (pebbles at Saltdean caused my ankle!). Marina to Saltdean and back seems to take forever, but is only about 8 miles.
Trying to ice the ankle but with three grandchildren around all day today it's not easy.
29/03/2005 at 11:55
Lyndylou, I sprained my ankle just before Xmas. The physio told me to brush my teeth morning and night standing on the affected ankle. It strengthens the ankle so that not only does it recovery quickly but ensures it won't happen again. Easy to fit into day too. I also did it anytime that I was standing around, such as at bus stops. Got some odd looks but it worked. Also good when sitting down to move foot up and down, and then in circles.
Had an awesome run at the weekend. One of those days when it just worked.
29/03/2005 at 12:09
Hi gosborne - I'm up for trying anything. What will little grandkids think to grandma doing an impression of a flamingo????
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