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13/12/2005 at 11:18
Yeah - that's very true. Well it's a Xmas present from my boyfriends Aunt, so I have to come out with that - and hopefully nothing else.
13/12/2005 at 11:20
lol, i get that too. last time i was in a shop i ended up buying a footpod. lol
13/12/2005 at 11:22
I plan to run the tough ten and the half-marathon at around Marathon pace. Its just a chance to do a long training run with others really, help keep up the motivation.

No, you're right, I'm crackers.

WHAT WAS I THINKING?

Shuffles away to a quiet corner to have a long serious chat with myself
13/12/2005 at 11:25
I think once you get onto the race track and see how many people are actually running with you, then the crowd will take you round. I find that on my long races and even just 10k races. The atmosphere is incredable.
13/12/2005 at 11:31
im yet to experience that... but i will on the weston 10 mile run. lol. i think rich will have to carry me round.
13/12/2005 at 11:41
I agree about the atmosphere thing. The only other race I have done was the 5k hydroactive in Birmingham, with over 5000 runners and lots watching, so that was great. I chose Stafford half, not just because it was quite local and flat, but also because it had the larger number of participants than the others, this has two advantages one to add to the atmosphere on the day to help me round, and two to minimise the chances of me embarrasing myself - the more people the better. I am not doing anything where there is only 100 runners and the slowest time last year is twice as fast as what I can do! I want to be motivated.

That is what I think about the FLM, with a huge cheering crowd and 40000 other runners I hope pure adrenaline will get me round, and if not nobody will notice me lying in the gutter at tea-time!.....only joking.

Seriously, I admire all of you for entering these tougher races.
13/12/2005 at 11:43
Couldn't agree more Jenny. I just keep thinking that if Jimmy Saville can go round at 70 with a cigar in his mouth, then I sure as hell can get round! :-)
13/12/2005 at 11:59
lo, dont talk to me about smiking a cigar, ive recently given up and im now on to smoking my pen while working.. lol. im doing it as I write this!
13/12/2005 at 12:01
The guy that I have run with on a couple of occaisions at the club is in his seventies and I hold him back! I seriously hope that I am like him when I get to that age, come to think about it I'd like to be like that at my current age hehehe
13/12/2005 at 12:30
yeah last week an old lady in one of those electrick buggy things flew past me and left me for dust.... lol. i just stood there is shock and laughed. lol. i mean these wise old pensioners fly around the place rather than hobble! i find it hillarious.

* Lazer wonders if rich has finished talking to himself yet and put the men in white cotes on speed dial*
13/12/2005 at 13:43
me again!!! jeez... lol

i just been really stoopid and bought a Garmin Forerunner 201. only £50 pn ebay. but i though it was worth it. its a GPS system and measures my Speed, distance and time. also it tells me where i am and also directions on a specific route i program in to it via the PC if im running a new route. take a look http://www.sweatshop.co.uk/Results.cfm?sport=1&category=5&secondary=52
13/12/2005 at 13:46
Sounds like a good deal compared to the price on sweatshop!! I just bought a water pack for £20 from the marathon shop and wasn't conned into buying anything else!
13/12/2005 at 13:48
ah so you did go down o your lunch break. yeah it was a bloody good deal. lol. i just got to but the Mapping CD now. lol. god im such a tech freak. you think ?
13/12/2005 at 13:50
Yeah - only down the road. You sound like a tech freak - I am plain and simple really..... Bought a watch yesterday - that was about my limit in technology!
13/12/2005 at 13:54
lol. i cant go anywhere on my lunch, i work for Vodafone and im stuck in my ikle office. :( i was in london on friday tho. had important meetings with the big bosses. think i may go down the gym tonight. what about you guys?
13/12/2005 at 13:56
either running or swimming - can't decide which one yet. Prob swim actually, was running last noght so may have a change
13/12/2005 at 13:57
yeah its best to do that. although i cant swim, and thats being honest.
14/12/2005 at 00:18
Hay Lazer
Me too i can not swim,wish to learn one day.
14/12/2005 at 08:42
morning peeps. hope all you training was okay last night. i saw some fitties in the gym last night :)
14/12/2005 at 08:57
Arghh - I didn't make training, i've hurt my ankle (don't know how) so I gave it a rest last night, still sore to walk on today though!
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