Sparkly bridget v Len2
Stretching is my weak point I was very good when I had a problem affecting my running and did my exercises diligently but when I feel fine I tend to forget!
Looks like we don't need to worry about anymore leaks although I shall be paranoid for a few days at least. Sun has just broken through too so I think it could be time for a run
Hey B&T The more the merrier! Maybe I should have a shirt with my name printed on it so you can all see me on the day too?!
I'm the same with stretching, I forget to doit when I feel okay, but my legs soon remind me if I'm too slack. I'm quite good at stretching every time I finish a run. It's any time in between runs that I forget. And that foam roller just hurts!! How often is often enough?!
Good luck Len- Sparkly will look after you well
its all very exciting isn't it.... my in-laws are in sheffield so hopefully if we visit before marathon day maybe we could meet up for a plod?
Len 2 wrote (see)
Maybe I should have a shirt with my name printed on it so you can all see me on the day too?!
In all seriousness, do this! The supporters will shout your name and you will get a real buzz from it.
(I have confessed to lurking, haven't I?)
Schmunks - you posted on page 1 yesterday so we knew you were there somewhere
I had my name but on my club vest for London and it does work a treat ...................... you can always use it for your next one too
NEXT ONE?? . Ha ha ha ha! Now that's what I like - a confident mentor!! .
Right then - ebay for iron-on letters it is!
Hi Schmunkee .
to the name on your vest thing.
Excuse me for stomping all over your thread - did the same with Soup Dragon last year - feel it only fair to inflict myself on others
Names on t-shirts - I know I should but as a lazy bugger I did regret getting my name on mine for a half marathon as I did resort to quite a few walky bits and then had people yelling at me to keep going. I was sorely tempted to use the f word - and I wasn't talking fun. As a supporter though I know it makes the whole cheery thing a bit easier.
Watch my halo - see it shine - I have been and done a slow 3 miles in the frosty night air. Only another 23 and a bit to add then - nearly there.
Good stuff Len. Although it is cold here the thermometer says it is better than last night.
Practically tropical here this morning - must find out what the weather is doing later, I always seem to end up over-dressed for a run!
I got a High5 Marathon kit in the post this morning (don't ask me what's in it, I haven't opened it yet and I've just left it in the car! Doh!). It was a freebie - I hope it comes with instructions because I really haven't figured out stuff like that yet. Never had a gel in my life (and they look revolting...). Could be interesting!
definitely get your name on the shirt- I did windsor half this year and it was a hideous race but I didn't have my name on t-shirt and I felt anonomous and really lonely! those iron letters are good!!
gels can be but once you find one you get on with they're ok... my current favourite is a chocolate one by GU it's like eating a chocolate bar mid long run... yummy!!!
Hi Vik! Hmm...chocolate gels might just be appealing enough to manage, I will look into those if the High5 are vile! I always thought I was more of a citrussy girl, but you never know. I'm also a fan of jelly beans so, for the sake of science, I'm willing to give those a go at some point too.
Or, i have a friend who lives near Tower Bridge who said she might be able to provide a cuppa and cake
Another thumbs up to the 'name on your shirt'. Although there have been 2 occasions when I've wished I didn't have my name so prominently displayed.
The first was at Reading HM last year, when running through the University campus the Cheerleading group started cheering me on, waving pom poms, kicking legs etc. Might have been a treat if I'd been male!
Second was on the second loop of Bath HM when you peel off and head back towards the start / finish line. The route goes past a pub, and I had to slog past a line of beer drinking lads shouting my name with various 'oy oy!!' type noises.
Those are the only 2 though - al the rest has been good!
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