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02/04/2012 at 17:00

So pleased I wasn't the only one with a bad "last long run" I went out Saturday instead of the usual Sunday, my legs felt like they had put on about a stone each and I came back feeling like I had just run the marathon but I agree with Daz a few late nights and not drinking enough in this weather was probably my downfall.

Really looking forward to the taper, sports massage Thursday and then a nice relaxing 15 on Sunday. Think the weather is going to cool down a bit too so that'll be a bit more pleasant for running.

02/04/2012 at 19:19
No you may not ask Caro!!! Just kidding, would love 3:10'ish, but anything under current PB of 3:15:07 would be great, ideally to get my GFA.

Fantastic is not a word I'd choose Trigg, a more suitable word is "necessity", to hopefully reach the target I've set myself (see above).

Don't worry about the bad runs now DW and Jiminey, better now than on the day. Treat these bad runs as a learning experience, there will always be a positive.

I had a better "recovery" run on Sat, a hilly 5.1 miles at a much more aggressive 7:25 pace, not too many aches and pains.

Then today, after a "rest" day yesterday which included digging, heavy lifting, gardening etc I was knackered, so a leisurely 5 at 7:45 pace this morning.
02/04/2012 at 20:23
Jeez Daz does that mean you were practically walking on our run t'other week?
03/04/2012 at 07:38

I stand corrected Daz!  On Easter hols now - 2 weeks of doing very little!  Apart from totally wrecking our bedroom to accommodate new fitted wardrobes. Why does everything have to get so messy before there's any improvement?  Have to take the old ones out first so that we can re-site 2 of them in the box room - storage for my running kit and OH's golf kit!

Good luck with all your tapering

03/04/2012 at 21:01
What's GFA for a gentleman of your years Daz?

I still have mine from last yr which i 'm assuming is good for next yr, and then I could defer and run the yr after. However I don't know if I will do it. ,I'll see how enthused I get going to the expo and watching the race this yr.

04/04/2012 at 09:56
Hardly Jiminey, we ran 5 at 8:24 pace. Normally, most of my stuff is comfortably sub-8, but that run was nice and steady.

Sub 3:15 Caro.

Enjoy the 2 weeks off Trigg, lucky you.

Another hilly 5 at 7:22 pace this morning - it was cold.
04/04/2012 at 17:07
does anybody know if your name will be on the bib number this yr?
06/04/2012 at 12:17
Dunno Matt - didn't realise they ever did, but I haven't done VLM since 2007 tbh.

Sluggish run with club last night, 6.1 miles at 8:24 avg pace, which was only improved as I ran last roughly 1.5 miles by myself, s0 mile 5 was 7:50 avg then mile 6 was 6:54.

Last long'ish run done this morning, 12.4 miles at avg 7.09 pace, so slightly quicker than PMP. Felt OK.

Have a great Easter everyone.

10/04/2012 at 15:22
weird longest run for the week 6.5 miles avg 9.5 mm... hmmm weird!!!
11/04/2012 at 14:29
Don't worry about it Dave - if that's what your plan states, then just stick to it.

My long run was 12 last week, and is 8 this week. A few other shorter runs as well, not long back from just over 5 miles with Jiminey at 8:22 avg pace.

I'm enjoying taper, feeling sluggish and surprisingly quite tired, hence the rest is probably necessary.
13/04/2012 at 16:56
Having trouble telling my tummy i'm not running huge distances now. Not helped by the fact I made a HUGE Simnel cake last week and feel obliged to eat it.
13/04/2012 at 20:35
Haha - I'm sure it won't go to waste, tuck in.

Knackered tonight after my 3-miler earlier
15/04/2012 at 20:55
How are you all doing? Nervous yet??!

My sister has deferred her Boston place for a yr as typically there is going to be a relative heat wave in Boston tomorrow!! Supposed to get to over 30c and sunny, so the organisers have issued a severe weather warning and allowed runners to defer if they wish. So instead she has found a marathon in Toledo, Ohio, to run next Sun.

Daz what 's your no? And what time do you plan on being at mile 17? I plan on standing on the LHS sooner after mile 17. What are you wearing?
16/04/2012 at 09:36
Daz.... the very best of luck to you for next Sunday. I will be a tad busy this week and will probably be away from my PC.  I hope to get to see you at the Expo. Take it easy this week and run strong and be proud of yourself....
16/04/2012 at 09:42
best of luck for a brilliant day and run
16/04/2012 at 12:41
Cheers all!

A gentle 3 at MP this morning, and then some light weights before sauna etc. My weight now is roughly where I need it to be, and hopefully stay.

Caro - I'm number 4416. If all goes to plan, should be at mile 17 at about 2:05 after start of race. Not sure on what to wear yet, but as I only own 1 vest with my name printed it'll probably be that as I CBA to get another done, hence white vest with British Legion red poppy on it.

Gatton - are you at Expo all week? We'll be there on Sat, where will you be hiding? I'll try to find you and say Hi.
16/04/2012 at 12:52
16/04/2012 at 15:32
Daz  I will be in registration all week not sure yet which desk I will be on but will let you know before Saturday.... via this forum...stay healthy and safe.
16/04/2012 at 18:06

I may be up on Saturday too so hope to meet you guys (and Caro?)

If I don't see you Daz hope all goes well xx

16/04/2012 at 21:27

I'm nervous!

I've got sniffles - want em to bogoff!!

Got Friday off for expo , but may go get my number on Wed, as my work is so close to the Excel centre can do it at lunchtime!!

What are peoples runnning numbers?

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