All Aiming for 3.45 - 3.59
That's good thanks. When does it get fully booked by roughly?
I 've just been out to cheer on my friend in the Manchester Marathon - the weather is truly hideous out there . Its chucking it down, freezing cold and blowing a gale - I can only imagine how tough some of the runners are finding things. I saw my friend who was digging in and just behind the 3.15 pacer ! - Hoping she can keep it up, will find out later.
I've done a couple of gentle social runs this week - 4-5 milers in the country - nice ! but feet still a little sore. Hope the rest of the marathon crew are recovering well.
OG - had a quick look at Beachy...v. tempting... unfortunately a very long way from here ! Hmmmmmm
Any brave souls going out today ?
I ran yesterday - only a few miles to break in the new shoes - Goodness it was wet - perfect test of them though. They are just sensational - the grip is awesome. I ran down one sticky clay track that I'd normally be sliding all over, and never once felt like I was slipping even slightly. Amazing. Not sure how they'll be over a long distance, but looks like I'll be able to find out next week at Three Forts.
You can keep an eye on Beachy numbers on the entry page - they show how many are left.......
I wear them for the width too NfS.
Where is the 3 farts OG? and how far? Is it all off road?
I have had a nice long rest and feel like I want to go out running again. The problem I had with the muscle above the knees, I asked a PE instructor at work if he knew what it could be. He said if you were running it should cause that kind of injury, so I said to him, if I was weaving in and out of people and going from side to side to avoid slower runners, would that do anything. His reply "I would never have thought of that, yes you would get sore muscles, you think of running in a straight line".
I looked on the VLM13 site at 06.00am this morning before work, came home at 5.30pm and it was full.
TL - yes all offroad. Unfortunately I picked up a niggle on the treadmill yesterday, so doesn't look hopeful at the moment (deja vu - injury the week before a marathon - b*gger). I'm not going to do it if I'm not 100% as I don't want to jeopardise some other events I've got planned.
Viking - makes sense - it's an unnatural movement.....
VLM is mad. It used to take a week or two, then 2-3 days. Now it's hours (it also said the site would open at 9am, but I checked in at 6am and it was open). I wish people would realise there are soooo many other events out there they could do (apart from Manchester perhaps - have a look at the feedback on RW - disaster !)
That's interesting about those inov8's not being narrow. I thought I tried a pair on about 3 years ago and found them far to narrow, like an Adidas fit. Perhaps I'm confusing them with another off-road shoe?. I've tried on several, but never found a comfortable one yet. I'll try them again for width when I see some in a shop.
well done on your race. Still fllying then, even in the mud with tired legs!
sorry to hear about your VLM entry thing. In this years VLM, I couldn't be bothered to run round people much (though I had to go up and down kirbs a few times) and I used the ' blocked' times to rest a bit and slow down a bit, and then upped the pace when I was able too, and it worked fairly well. Having said that, I still felt more knackered after 18 miles than I have in any of my hilly 20 mile training runs?. Just the huge amount of jostling and noise and commotion I think?. I don't think I ever really get a steady pace going in the VLM for more than a few mins' at a time.
From my above post it shuold have read.
He said if you were running it should NOT cause that kind of injury.
NfS - I guess it would depend what model you tried ? They do a wide (hahaha) range, suspect some of them (like true XC racers for example) might be narrow. I'm the same as you - been struggling with off road shoes for year - so far, though, these are easily the best I've tried and they are definitely wide. They are Roclite 319s. You can get them for £50 at sportshoes.com, and for me the right sizing was the same as my road shoes (if that helps)
AdyP - hahaha, good news. My turn to beat you so I hope you turn up. How's the knee ?? Got a proper diagnosis yet ?
Things keep coming back to me from London, I recall passing two guys with hockey sticks and a ball each tapping the ball all the way round and a guy dribbling a football.
Looking at the Garmin and seeing the time around 2 hours, I came to a digital board that I could see through some trees. I could see 1.44, thinking something was wrong I looked at my Garmin again and the board, it was only when I got close to it I could see it was the price of a litre, in a petrol station.
Viking - Petrol price - sorry but I couldn't help chuckling......... Interesting game would be to guess when you can get through the same point below the petrol price. Probably next year at this rate !
Hockey - was probably these guys : http://sport.uk.msn.com/marathon-challenge-for-gb-duo
I used to play, and it's a game that makes your back ache - goodness knows what 4/5 hours of it does
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