Flat footed v Vik W
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
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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!
Tough one, Vik.
You can't do someone's training for them, all you can do is offer advice about what they ought to be doing. At this late stage, it's too late to be starting from virtually nothing. (Foxy may be starting late, but is plainly not starting from scratch)
I'm a bit bemused she's intent on doing this if tha half was that bad. The family comming down too, that's surely extra pressure to perform reasonably.
I'd go with the tell her straight you don't think she can finish this badly prepared, that she ought to just make a weekend of it and agree to meet in the pub.
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