FLM 09 - 3.45ers!

All Aiming for 3.45 - 3.59

24,801 to 24,820 of 24,998 messages
29/10/2012 at 08:41

The New York marathon could be in danger after the super storm that about to hit. Not good for runners who have to fly in with all the flight cancellations and when they get back to normal, planes being in the wrong location.

29/10/2012 at 10:45

Morning all

Claire - sorry I missed you, but I was there on Saturday (long way behind you though !). Decided to do it in the end as it was a nice (??!) day. had a lovely run, plodded round very slowly with a clubmate, enjoyed the scenery (and food), chatted and just had a nice time generally. Course PW for me, but that was part of the plan so pleased to have stuck to it. Had an evil shower on the top of Beachy Head but otherwise enjoyed some great views (as below - awesome )

Viking - does look a bit dodgy at the moment, but the US are brilliant at getting things back to normal so I'm still hoping flight on Thursday will be OK. If not can do Friday and still make the start easily enough. Look forward to hurdling fallen trees in Central Park !




29/10/2012 at 10:57
Morning OG, I'm glad you ran it and as planned, well done.
I had a terrible start, I parked down a side street and went to the loos etc. I then went back to the car and couldn't find it, I spent 40mins walking, running looking for it. In the end I had to ask some bloke in a car to drive me round, eventually finding it, I was in a right state!
I started 11 mins late! Anyway, I really enjoyed it as normal and felt like I ran more of it than last year, but the wind was a real killer for me. The drop back into Eastbourne I can normally get a sprint on but couldn't because of the wind!
I did get a PB though, 4.17, well chuffed.
Feeling dreadful today though, my legs are sore and I have caught a cold!

Good luck for catching your flight on Thursday, I'm sure it will alll be okay by then.
29/10/2012 at 11:49

Didn't realise you were blond !! Well done anyway - you must have relaxed into it once you started, great time for that course.....benefit of a slow run (and possibly chirunning) is that I have no residual aches or pains at all, it's great.  

I found the wind in the final bit up to the BH car park really bad, but once into the last mile it was lovely before the steep finish. Will be back next year for sure

29/10/2012 at 13:25

I was wondering about the Hurricane too; fingers crossed.

My clubmate was stuck somewhere before vlm in the ash cloud a couple of years ago, but he got back OK.

Ady's slept on your sofa enough times, I'm sure he can lay on a charter for you

29/10/2012 at 13:28

I got stuck in NY after 9/11 which was cr*p.........AdyP got 'stuck' in Mauritius for a week with the ash cloud. Ask him to pick your lottery numbers, not me.


Edited: 29/10/2012 at 13:28
29/10/2012 at 13:36

I remember, didn't he fly Laurence Lewellyn Bowen in on the first plane back? 

29/10/2012 at 18:17

I believe they spent the flight discussing shades of flock wallpaper

31/10/2012 at 08:30

Just seen on TV that the NY marathon is good to go on Sunday. Two NY airports are open Newark & JFK.

Good luck OG.

31/10/2012 at 12:57

01/11/2012 at 13:13

Thanks, but I withdrew yesterday and cancelled flights/hotel etc.

Looking at pictures and speaking to staff/friends there, the City should be focusing on clean-up etc, not a running event. Staten Island, where it is supposed to start, has been devastated.

I'll hopefully be able to take up my guranateed place next year (for payment of another $300 of course - which I think is the main reason it isn't being cancelled - refunding 50,000 ebtry fees would not be economic for them)

Glad I did Beachy last week, and now looking at the event diary for something else in the next few weeks

01/11/2012 at 13:22

Difficult decision OG but I guess you know the city pretty well.

I'm still trying to get my VLM training off the ground, work is so busy at the moment.  I have been getting to club nights but they aren't much use without the easy miles.

Here's hoping for Saturday, a nice easy 5 or 6 miles.

01/11/2012 at 13:28

Not overly stressed about it....managed to secure a few days in Prague instead, not been there so looking forward to it

Early for VLM training. Start after Christmas !

01/11/2012 at 18:38
No i need to train to get fit enough to train i am so out of it!
01/11/2012 at 20:02


        be aware when in Prague, I saw a TV programme last week called scam city. You have to watch the taxis as they can rip you off, the AAA ones seemed to be the best. If you change money, check it before you leave as they can short change you. The street food sellers have been known to not give you the correct change the incident in question, there was a 1.000 local currency less than you were supposed to get. Then there's the night life, seedy back street joint entice you in then offer you a massage and extras in a different place were a taxi rips you off again. You get inside, order a drink and a nice looking girls comes to sit with you and starts talking to you. You get her a drink and she takes you in to a dark back room where her minder/pimp comes in, hits you, tells you that's his girl and you have to pay 500 euros to talk to her. The police come in, check everyone's papers then leave. The guy try's to get out of the club but is stopped by a bouncer and he demands 500 euros. When he he says he only has 350, they take that and let him go. Then there's the girls in the street who come up to you and start running their hands over your body asking for sex. She is trying to pick your pockets.

Have a good time OG. 

01/11/2012 at 20:41
Thanks - I'm sure THE MRS and I will have a great time !
02/11/2012 at 22:30
NYC Marathon cancelled. Right decision 4 day too late. Muppets.
12/01/2013 at 18:07
Wow. No posts since my last one in November.......

Anyway, am in for 2013 through a club place, will be good to be back after a 2 year gap. No time objectives as just using it as a training run, but looking forward to it

Anyone else in ??
12/01/2013 at 18:09

not me daz

coincidence but i was just messing about with Garmin training plans when this came into my inbox - still chi unning?

12/01/2013 at 19:34
Hiya matey
Yes - 19 months since last muscle injury.......unbelievable. Have bitten the bullet and entered London to Brighton in May, so using Brighton and London as training runs.
24,801 to 24,820 of 24,998 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW competitions

RW Forums