Follow Wotsit as she embarks on her sub-4:30 FLM campaign (Mentor: Nick Anderson)
new job - so far so good! everyone is very friendly which took me by surprise - was used to no one speaking to me in my old job!! so once i have figures out what i'm supposed to be doing, it might work out nicely....
having severe mojo issues..... looked back at previous marathon plans and I'm doing ok - just feel like I'm not - and am struggling. 18 miler lined up for the weekend. am abandoning garmin for the time being as think that may be part of problem. am going to think miles not minutes for this one...
which half Abs? I;m thinking of the Kingston breakfast run on 1 april - have done it twice before and it's 16 miles which is a good yardstick 3 weeks out.
right - dinner - time for a glass of fizz.....
woohoo Abs! I did think about you yesterday but forgot to log in last night and then have been at work today - fabulous news - think you are definitely getting alittle speedy for us more mature ladeeeez! (sorry am unfairly lumping wotsit and tatty in with me!) like the way you approached it.
am doing a 17-18 miler tomorrow, will tollow your example and try and split it up a bit - first half very easy i reckon and then take it from there.....
I am so very impressed and not a little jealous of Abs' fab racing. Have you come down from it yet?
I've been googling Fit Naturally - that looks interesting. Has it been empowering having someone else set up your diet plan? My weight is going in the other direction at the moment, given that a) I'm not running very much because my foot is playing up and I'm working too many hours to be very well able to fit it in and b) I'm enjoying a glass of wine/gin most evenings, as well as chocolate. And cake. But my stress levels are ever so high, which makes my heart rate crazy high, which must mean my metabolism is sky high too, right?
Sorry if I keep missing you posting - my email thing isn't emailing me when someone has posted any more and its ever so confusing!
Hope the long run went well Gladrags?
oh yes - long run gradually expanded until it became 20.5 miles! avg pace was 10.28 with a negative split! all good. planning another long run on monday - but that's dependent on m being well enough for school - he has a flu type bug at the mo...
Fit naturally - not heard of it? Think a new programme can give a boost to weight loss? I've been doing well recently (just bought some size 10 jeans ) but wonder if that will suffer with the snacking at work......
hope the foot recovers soon wotsit - how irritating...
yin and yang - after spending the whole week telling everyone what a great 20 mile run I had..... I then had a horrible 16 mile disaster yesterday.
Ireally messed up- failed to eat or hydrate properly the day before, wore far too many clothes on a warm morning, didn't set off until nearly 10am after having breakfast at 6, etc etc etc. struggled from about 12 miles until eventually I gave in and got the bus home. I have never done that before - I think my body is just getting too old for these things......
am trying to be upbeat. main focus now is to get another solid ten days of decent training under my belt (max distance probably 10) before the Kingston Breakfast run on 1 April. Gah!
What guff! You just got the coordination wrong, nothing at all to do with your age. And you know that its pretty common to follow an awesome run with a dreadful one and vice versa. Chin up - you're my source of vicarious running!
Foot not so bad this week, but being careful with it. Even the wrong shoes throws it all out. Not doing brilliantly with the mental health at the moment either. Struggling big time with the balance - so working more helps not think about stuff at home, but leads to not seeing kids enough, or having enough time to get stuff done, which makes me feel stressed, which is compounded by the extra work.... I need Easter in a big way - and for my in laws to have the kids for a few days so I can get on top of everything at work and home. Really I need a magic wand. Anyone got one?
yes - posting = system error.... no idea what's happening.
magic wand would be great! impossible to get the right kids/work/relationship/exercise balance - as soon as one thing is straight, something else kicks off....... wishing you a magic wand right now.....
you are clearly right - what guff - am wallowing. will straighten self out soon.......
poorly knee - oh no - fingers crossed that the physio visit goes well - you are so due to smash the 4h30 mark....
the supporters groups are all back up again. am feeling a little bit of that old excitement.... wish there was just a little bit more time as ideally would like to get another 20 miler under my belt before kingston.... but am sticking to the thought that it's better to be undertrained and fresh.....
right. another day at work tomorrow and then 6 miles tempo on friday. actually looking forward to it!
oh and you knwo my disastrous 16 mile run?
finally looked at the garmin splits and average pace was only 4 seconds per mile slower than the fab 20 miler......
Ha! All about perception. You are going to be fabulous. I loved Kingston when Ali and I did it a couple of years ago.
Hope the knee is getting well rested Abs - am sending huge healing vibes your way. Nightmare.
Foot still on the mend... fingers crossed. Bit stressy after a killer week, but the weekend is upon us and it is sunny AND there is only 1 more week till the easter hols. Hurrah!
yay to Abs on the 4 miler.... everything crossed...
tatty -sooooo nice to have you back! sorry to hear about the flu.... can you defer your marathon place? sending hugs....
have had a v drunken weekend - 2 hangovers in succession - been a while since that happened!! but am going to sober up now for this last push.
oh tatty - hugs..... am a big believer in the need to let things out - I have spent a lot of time crying and talking to myself over various things. Best to do that when you're alone! Hope that you have a calm week to get your head together a bit. Thinking of you.
well done Tatty - think gentle run the Spring sunshine can be very cathartic.
Abs - how goes it? Brighton- yay or nay??? Do you have a good support team lined up down there? Am thinking if you need an extra jelly baby/gel stop that I could come down? Would be lovely to see you on the way round..... where are you planning to stand? I guess for me, the really tough bit is out of docklands and down through that tunnel - but I can see why supporters wouldn't stand there!
I have predicted my time (via the fridge magent that they now send out!) as 4.45.21. Ideally it would be about 6 mins faster than that - but if it's hot, it will be slower...... Don't know if that's any good for you - depends on who else you're spotting?
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