RW Forum 6 - Just Finish!

Sparkly bridget v Len2

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kittenkat    pirate
16/01/2012 at 18:37

"I've got a London marathon place . A ballot place too - been applying for the last 4 years, and this time I'm in.
I've never run further than 8 miles (some time back in March, before I twisted a knee, which is also fine now). I would absolutely love to be mentored, assisted, helped and advised, and to have someone else's voice in my head when I set out for a plod at 5.15am in the mornings

I have been building up for a few months, working back up to running for 30 mins, 4 times a week. I bought the non-runners marathon book as it seemed most sensible and approachable, and I'm following the training plan in that. It's a 16 week plan but I started at 18 weeks to give myself a 2 week breathing space for snow or injury.
 work in.
Time you would like to complete a marathon in: Oh god, I just want to finish! Same day will do!!"

Congratulations and see you in Chandos for a beer after London! *Cheers*

Edited: 16/01/2012 at 18:39
16/01/2012 at 18:38
Go get in Len2!  Well done.
16/01/2012 at 18:39
Well done Len2!
16/01/2012 at 18:41
Congratumalations Len2 - may well join you (virtually of course) and follow you in a not too scary stalker way as I too hope to 'just finish'.
Just remember other people's 'just finish' is a PB for the likes of us.
16/01/2012 at 18:42
Yay, Len!
M...eldy    pirate
16/01/2012 at 18:42
Well done Len, I am sure you are in good hands with Bridget!
16/01/2012 at 18:48
Well done Len! Looking forward to seeing how you get on
seren nos    pirate
16/01/2012 at 18:56
Well done Len.and Hi to all those who fit into this group
16/01/2012 at 19:01
DL wrote (see)
Congratumalations Len2 - may well join you (virtually of course) and follow you in a not too scary stalker way as I too hope to 'just finish'.

*joins DL as I too hope to 'just finish'*
16/01/2012 at 20:36
Evening all! Sorry to be a bit late arriving but I forgot earlier on . Remembered halfway round my run and am now tapping away on the iPad because Mr USB is using the laptop to mark essays.

Well done Len2 or perhaps commiserations on getting lumbered with me.
M...eldy    pirate
16/01/2012 at 20:40
I think we have lost him Bridget!

You and he will do wonders I have no doubt 
16/01/2012 at 20:47
Ah USB you've dropped the U! Well done on you for mentoring - you have a great knowledge base. Good luck Len - I look forward to following this!
16/01/2012 at 20:49
Isn't Len a lady?
M...eldy    pirate
16/01/2012 at 20:51
Frodo ... you may well be right 

I made an assumption !!
16/01/2012 at 21:30
omg omg omg omg omg!!!! I never win anything!! This is awesome! thank you SO much, I will try my best to do everyone proud. I could cry! Its like accepting an Oscar lol!

Hello Sparkly Bridget! I'm sorry in advance, you have your work cur out with me, I'm not a natural athlete....but I'm flippin keen . And yes, I'm a lady (ha ha ha...okay, female will do....), its short for Helen.

I am sure you'll be thrilled to know that I rested for most of last week, pulled my calf doing 7 miles on a trail around a reservoir! All seems fine now though, and I'm planning 3 miles tomorrow.

oooh I'm so giddy and excited!!

Edited: 16/01/2012 at 21:33
16/01/2012 at 21:31
Len2 - well done on selection - Bridget will make sure you have a good journey, enjoy the ride.
M...eldy    pirate
16/01/2012 at 21:32
I think thats everyone accounted for

Sorry Len, I shant make the mistake again !!  
16/01/2012 at 21:36
No worries Meldy, it happens a lot! I answer to Len, Lennie, Lenster, Helen or "run, fatty, run!"

16/01/2012 at 21:44
I had assumed Len was a girl

M...eldy    pirate
16/01/2012 at 21:47
*thats* why you're a mentor and not me  
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