Flat footed v Vik W
VikW wrote (see)
I feel a bit bad that some of the others have relocated to the just finish thread as they think I'm too speedy I did put on my pitch for the forum six that I was eventually hoping for 4.30ish
I'm still here and there!!
You go girl, if you can get 4:30 that's blinkin ace I shall be happy with anything that starts with a 4 ....even 4:59:59 .....but of course I have a slightly better time in mind
but nothing like 4:30
oops edited to say I have LSR'd 13 miles in 2:20 which is 5 minutes quicker thatn my first half mara in 08 that I "ran" and today I ran/walked, hw mad is that!!
I wore 3 pairs of gloves and my hands were toasty warm for the first time
I keep popping my head round the door too - but I can't keep up with my blog, FB, and the other threads I post on regularly - oh, and work , hence my sparse attendance in here. A finish with a 5 at the front would do me fine. Finish is the important word for me. 5:01 might annoy the hell out of me though
I know I couldn;t run the paces you're turning out, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be running them. As long as the paces you've been running are not too fast for how you're feeling, then I'm sure you'll be fine and be 4 something with ease.
I'm hoping that tomorrow's race is on, otherwise it's 20 miles to find - and for once I'm excited rather than nervous about a race.
what's the race Helen?
So you're doing 2 x 20 mile races
No, tomorrow's race is Stamford and is 30 k - 18.6 (ish) miles. It was 20 miles on the training plan, but I've been let of the extra if I race Stamford - a race being harder than a LSR.
Only 1 x 20 mile race at Ashby (followed by pizza) with one more 20 mile long run before Ashby. Yes, it is a fairly high mileage plan, but that's what I liked about it. I will have done 3x18 and 3x20.
3x 20s blimey mind you I should do that really!!
well run miti
Yes. I'm having a novel mid-life crisis and turning 40 just days before running my first marathon in Brighton. I was worried H would throw a surprise party - and I'm not a fan of parties at the best of times. So I decided to "mark" rather than celebrate the event by doing this. OMG why did I think that a good idea
Race tomorrow cancelled - but club is out in force for a run, so will get the miles regardless.
Nice running there Mit. Nice pacing too. We will let you off silly hill!
My best friend bought me a fabulous Radley bag when I ran my first marathon
I'm turning 50 this year and having said never to a marathon and heading towards my 5th I'm debating entering the JW Ultra next year
Spence wrote (see)
My best friend bought me a fabulous Radley bag when I ran my first marathonI'm turning 50 this year and having said never to a marathon and heading towards my 5th I'm debating entering the JW Ultra next year
hahahaha I'd already e-mailed my crew Meldy, XB, Far Far to make sure they'd do it with me before I mentioned it on here!!!!
The reason I decided too was I was wearing my JW Ultra beanie hat whilst walking the dog, & felt a bit of a fraud having only run 9 miles in the relay!!
hello lovelies!! Glad you are all still lurking away!
Helen- can you put a link on here to your blog I want to show it my my friend at work but having trouble with facebook and can't seem to find it there!
Well I'm back from the 19 and it was very cold and icy so I did two laps of bushy park and then a bit out and back along the tow path to try and aviod the worst of the ice
the steady 12 splits are 10.41/10.41/10.43/10.41/10.37/10.29/10.43/11.00/11.13/12.29/11.27/10.20
the 7 mp + 15 secs are 10.20/12.11/09.48/10.15/10.24/10.55/10.12
I have no idea where the 12's came from I think one might be an icy patch and the one during the final 7 I have no idea..... and I was practcing taking gels while still running so can't be that!
I think overall it wasn't too bad and I really enjoyed it and its given me confidence after that rubbish marathon paced run during the week that maybe it'snot too bad after all!!
How did everytone else get on?
certainly Vik - it's here: http://helenruns.wordpress.com/ it's hardly a rivetting read! I started it for me as a diary of training, so that I can look back on it when i've finished. But then people started reading it. Mum reads it & prints it & takes it to grandma?! I'm slightly bemused that people want to read it, including people I don't know and even go so far as to comment on it!
20 miles in 3:59. Happy, if tired. Will check splits later, but I know I set out too fast.
I am, however, rather worried about the person I ran with - she ended up barely able to walk. I'm no expert, but I know that isn't supposed to happen. I'm tired and I ache, but I don't hurt - there's a difference.
Morning. That's fast, Foxy! That looks to be sub 4 territory!!! *faints*
How's everyone doing after the long runs? I'm in flatish boots, but am actually locomoting reasonably well. Result!
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