London 2008

Sub 3:30 Anyone

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08/04/2008 at 14:44

It's good to feel nervous, take care of the nips and you'll be fine.

Hope there's not too much sun on Sunday, a day like today would be great.

08/04/2008 at 15:56
Beatie - copious amounts of vasaline normally works for me, plus the st johs have always got a hand out with loads of it too.
08/04/2008 at 16:39

I prefer bodyglide to vasaline....!

Bread, bread and more bread for me! If I don't ,manage to run round, least I'll be able to roll round on Sunday!!

albee, Radio Berkshire wanted me on on Thursday, b ut I had to be about 20 miles away in Maidenhead at 7am! As a Sports Massage Therapist I'm chocka on Thursday - said I'll be available by phone!! I'll try and clock in on Friday. Good luck!!

08/04/2008 at 18:21

Good Luck Sunday to you all

Will bewatching avidly (apart from at 12 when I will be in front of the computer) whose up for another thread for 2009 then ?

08/04/2008 at 18:27

Photo ID, I'd missed that, thanks for heads up.....

Phew AA sounds like you'll be with us

08/04/2008 at 18:31

RFJ good luck on Sunday.  Go get that sub 3:30 you deserve..... and good luck to all you others on this forum, hope you all get what you're aiming for and enjoy the day, especially if its your 1st FLM.

Beattie - Try Surgical Tape.  It stays on even if you sweat bucketloads like me.

08/04/2008 at 19:16

Thanks GM,

3:30, has to be done

Bodyglide is good, but dont like to use it round the shorts...!

Edited: 08/04/2008 at 19:18
08/04/2008 at 20:44
Last run for me tonight, 5 miles in 42 minutes, chatting my way round with a fellow marathoner. Now I have to go and feed my face with carbs!
08/04/2008 at 20:55
Hi. Anyone know the stand number for RW at the EXPO this week?
08/04/2008 at 20:58
Stand 140.
08/04/2008 at 21:47

 Hey I missed those fiver offers!!!

 AA - do it by phone its got to be less embarrassing! I bet you're runoff your feet at the mo doing sports massage!! What a brilliant talent to have though - thats what has got me back in with a fighting chance! 

Managed to have a cup a soup for lunch and 2 chocolate bars.  Then had a chicken curry for dinner - so am ok now, but ready for my bed.  Night. 

08/04/2008 at 22:26
Last 'speed' session forme . Felt sleepy not tired so only did 5 x 400m .   Veggie chiili and rice lunch time   bacon pasta evening + bun + choc biscuit + 2 Guinness .- hey this taper business is good. Just off to eat bowl of muesli .   Last slow jog tomorrow and potter around greenhouse, tidy a few things  and generally slouch when I want to.    Weather looks good main thing - wind looks low 6-9 mph at most .     Looked at BBC virtual photo map of FLm route , v good except some of those early roads look so grim.  Hey blue starters do you want to met up before start ?
08/04/2008 at 22:34

uh-oh... forecast is now cold and wet: 

08/04/2008 at 22:57
Thanx geoff m.
09/04/2008 at 06:51
beattie .   looks better ; still a bit cold .   If that high would just nudge east a bit instead of south.    
09/04/2008 at 09:25

I would not worry too much about if the weather is going to be slightly on the cold side or even if there is rain which may be light and variable, because we will all be running anyway, I think the weather will be more than good enough, you could look at 6-7 weather websites and will all give a slightly different result.

Think positive, not negative.

Anyone going to the expo Saturday.

09/04/2008 at 09:58
Your right Geoff , the weather has been much better over the 7 days than the BBC fcast .  Teh te mp in Central London is nearly always 2-3 deg warmer than 50 miles away.  
09/04/2008 at 14:37
Just done last 4 miles run in 31;15   .  Felt v good ; sun coming out after showers.    Current  race strategy  mile1-6 warm up ; 6-22 race proper (16 miles)  last 4 miles hang on fro 3:30 ! Did you get yr lunch today Albee ?
09/04/2008 at 16:14

LOL that sounds very similar to my plan Drk

3 miles 23:40, one more run on Friday before D Day

Hello 3:30 or bust, send us lots of energy loaded vibes!

I'm going down on Saturday PM will probably be a Expo half hour before it shuts............

09/04/2008 at 18:13

Expo done!  My Day:

  • 2 hour treck up to Expo with 2 out of 3 kids
  • 2 kids blagging freebies as much as possible
  • Me donating to all the charity boxes they pinched stuff off
  • Train back to London Bridge for sight-seeing
  • River Ferry up to Embankment (25 miles springs to mind)
  • More sight seeing walking up Thames
  • Tube back to Paddington - nice delay
  • Train back to Reading
  • More shopping in Reading
  • Bus home

Thinking this is more exhausting than Sunday can ever be! Bring it on - last 3 mile run tomorrow!

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