Minni v Dubai Dave
2Old- supposed to means I'm tempted to do more...
Tried to find GER pics but failed for a spot of cyber stalking. Where are they? Not on their website (which is shite btw) Bro: hope your work situation calms down. This is not what you need right now ... well done for getting those MP miles in. Enjoy the easy days - you need recovery even if you don't like it.Freemers: great link. I have a Links of London charm bracelet with a charm of every city that I ran in except for Halstead. Love the beads ... thinking about getting one for beads as well ... hmmmmm12 miles sounds good.I'm post-marathon bored and my running is slow and shit. Can it get back to normal please?
Yay! I am no longer Neil Flack GER pics are on marathon-photos.com Chick.
Talking of Xempo tops, now my shiny new PB is official I'm quite tempted to put one on my Xmas list to reward myself for finally getting the sub-1:30, but I mentioned it to my OH before and she thinks they're a bit loser-ish lol. I see her point that's it's just showing off to have a T-shirt that basically says 'look what a good runner I am'. What do you guys think? Have any of you got them?
Good to see tapir madness is alive and well on this thread
Finally managed 30 minute slow run on the tready last night (5.33km), and calf felt ok'ish. If 5.2 miler with the club tonight goes well, i'll be delighted.
I've got one too - generally only wear it when I'm running on my own, but I wore it on the run with minni the other week too I never wear it in the gym or at races though.
5 miles easy felt like 5 miles c**p. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.
Just finished my cyber-stalking lunchbreak . Great pics! Minni, you look unbelievably determined and strong. I wish I would look like that when I'm racing! I love the pics where you leave those blokes eating your dust The Neils and Darens got me totally confused though. Especially as there are 2 Neil Flacks! So no idea which one is Daren No such t-shirt for me. I agree with the missus, Daren. They sound a bit showy ...
I'm with your missus & Chick, Daren, not for me either (but then that's probably because mine would be a brown shit coloured one).
Minni - I'm not in a club, so can't got that route I'm afraid. I had a think about it and emailed the person at work and said I was planning to do MK. I said I didn't want them to lose the places so if, and a big if, they didn't have any takers then I might be tempted.
We'll see - I can't currently do anything so I might be being a bit optimistic anyway. I've had to push my plan of a run for tomorrow back too, as knee pain returned earlier this week. It's one step forward, two steps back at the moment.
I'm at a wedding tomorrow and out all day Saturday, so just want to wish Barry & O4S all the best of luck for their races. Hope you both feel a bit better, and that your tooth is ok Barry. Good luck!
Yeah Chick, the whole Neil Flack thing is confusing. He's apparently now run 1:39 and some other guy has been given the number they originally thought I was. So sounds like quite a mix-up involving more than just me and Neil. But I am now me on both the results and photos - no 2253 - not as impressive as Minni striding for the line with that pack of men chasing her though!
I suppose one good thing about the Xempo tops is that if you're having a bad race, at least people know you usually run faster!
Daren, you know you could have got a purple one already with your 10k and 5k times? They introduced that recently - sub 20 5k and sub 42 10k I think. Actually you are not far off the next one for the 5k, need to be sub 18.30.
Having said all that we all know the marathon is the only time that counts
Hahaha, Mo Farah doesn't think that and he's not a bad runner so I've heard Yeah, I did notice about the 5k and 10k Xempos and that I wasn't that far off a red for 5k - personally I think they're a bit soft compared to the HM or marathon times you need, although probably depends on if you're male or female. It wasn't so much about the colour though, more about the fact 1:30 has been quite a milestone time to crack for me that made me tempted.
Yes, and it is a nice round number - it would be best if they said sub 90 though - aren't you meant to count in minutes once you get that quick?
Oh yeah, I forgot that! If Cooks can do it...
Your hair looks a mess in them Minni
Cold has not materialised into anything major, lots of First Defence and Vit C, just a snotty nose when I wake up. Visit to dentist went OK, half an hour in the chair and he used so much anesthetic my mouth was numb for 5 hours. Kids found it hilarious when I tried to speak. He found a load of bad stuff under my fillings next to the nerve so hopefully sorted but was sore last night when anesthetic wore off and still getting twinges but hope it is just where he dug around so much. Not sure about the Xempo tops.
Sorry but Xempo tops are juut naff.
2Old: my comment about the spectators at TM was meant to be sarcastic - on the video you did quite genuinely see one man and his dog out supporting. Kiwi and Spoons are going to make the place look crowded
Please don't use the 'R' word about my 50 miles. This is a chance for me and 'Broken Ankle' to jog round together, eat cake and enjoy life. No racing is planned or anticipated!
If I don't get a chance to get online tomorrow - we are leaving mid-morning - Good Luck to Barry and any other racers this weekend.
Brolish- Hope you are feeling better today. I'm sure after a bit of rest and with the next few weeks of mp runs you will be fine. On the flip side if the practice mp run yesterday went sooo good, you would be thinking "If it's this easy in practise maybe I can go into the race at a slightly faster pace" as you will have the crowds and adrenaline to push you along! So just remember your mp and stick to it on race day.
Minni- As you have joined another running club will you still be coached by Moraghan? Or will you be setting your own programme's?
Freemers- Nice link, I gave Hubby a big hint so I will see if he took it??? You seem to be coping with taper very well
Chick- I'm in your post marathon bored club, I have 5 slow plods this week(yawn) Hope to add a faster session in next week. On the plus side I have entered a 10k on the 16th December so need to start focusing on my new adventure, well if you can call it that!
Daren- Glad your pb time has been sorted. Yes go for the t shirt, your allowed to show off if you can run sub 1:30 for a half.
Oompa- Nice Pic.
O4S- Good luck for your 50miles, how long will it take you to do?
Barry -Glad the cold hasn't materialised. 2days and 12hrs to go, are you excited???
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