Minni v Dubai Dave
Anyone notice the first timer on the asics 26.2 going for sub2:20, fast b*stard
Thankyou guys for voting for me, im the sarah o in the busy life category (although you wouldnt think it the amount of time ive manage to get on here over the last few days....im hooked)
Im so grateful to you all, minni, simon, spoons, HHH, SBC, FRC, SSC, LC and everyone else who has voted for me.
Freemers i think your probably right about doing two marathons in 2 weeks...might be best to defer, i might not even get the chance to make the decision if I dont get through to paris so i will stop worrying for now.
I apologise about my profile/150 words....it sounds so dull compared to the others especially the other sarah's! I will have to work on a more exciting thread.
Just going to attempt a run....then the thread will begin. I will add a link when its sorted.
Thankyou again for your support, I really do appreciate it
I didnt get to meet him last friday so im not sure. Sounds like an impossible time (well for me) to aim for....what dreams are made for!!!
So over the last few days running seems to have become an extreme sport with falls on black ice (hope all better now) and avoiding attackers . Take care out there all of you please!
Weeble, you seem to be getting back into things nicely now. So good to see after the tough time you had with your injury.
Oompa, sound like positive news from the physio as it gives you something to do to get training again.
Spoons, how is your new training programme comparing to the coach psycho one?
Sarah, welcome to the thread and good luck with the asics competition.
My non-running training has been better the last few weeks as I'm getting out on the bike more often now I'm not working 11 hour days plus making my pilates and yoga classes. However I tried running last Friday and almost immediately the knee hurt so I cut it very short at 1.5 miles to not do more damage. I think I need to see a physio as the chiro's treatment hasn't done the job as it usually does. Any recommendations for one around South London or near Waterloo/Victoria/Westminster area?
I'd like to do Jantastic but unless I can make considerable progress on the knee very soon then I think it'll rule me out.
On non-running stuff, Chick that sounds like one good Christmas party. I hope mine next week is as good, but I doubt it.
O4S, my birthday a couple of weeks ago was nearly as bad since that was one of the 11 hour days at work, although OH did what he could around that. However I did get a diamond as OH asked me to marry him this last weekend .
A fast 5k doesn't necessarily give you a fast a marathon though, eh guys?!!
BecsA - that's brilliant news! Congratulations! Gosh we're going to be busy with weddings.
AA - well doen on your reps today.
I'm voting for the 2.20 guy just to call his bluff. Although the shortlisting has improved over the past couple of years so maybe he has a decent stab at it and that would be good to watch. Glad to see you running niggle free KFC. It may only be a mile but it still counts. Barry I'm doing three a week at the moment. If I do marathon training I'm doing a four runs a week schedule, so only one more to add in.Although after my glee yesterday I've had discomfort in my hip all day. So hard to know what's acceptable pain and what's a warning sign. Becs, congratulations! And sorry to hear you're still struggling with the knee. I'm never sure what counts as a good physio, I had a good once over from the Sixt physio in Fulham, but a dreadful time at their City branch so not sure that's a ringing endorsement of the chain.
Happy belated birthday O4S. Come on, you'd worry if BA suddenly started splashing out!
Brolish/Minni- I have checked and I can update Jantastic on the Saturday before I go skiing and update the week whilst i'm away on the Monday on my return, so panic over phew! Brolish- What date do you go? I'm in a different resort than you so I shouldn't have anything to worry about
Thanks for the info ref the 10k, I'm looking for a pb so anything under 41:50!!!!
KFC- Glad you enjoyed your run, can I ask why was you out for 5months?
Freemers- Nightmare ref showers, you will have to take some wet wipes with you next time.
oompa- Good news from your physio.
Sarah- If you run Paris you can be a cheerleader with me at London. I'm saving my GFA for 2014.
Becs- Hope you can get your knee sorted out asap. I'm guessing its ok when you cross train? Congratulations, have you set a wedding date yet?
Becs- many congrats!!! I have a great physio in Richomond who is also a very good runner. Pm me if you're interested and I'll give you the details.
Sarah and DS2- done! You both got my vote.
Sub 2:20??? That is strange. Surely if you're that good you have a coach already or can get one easily without the competition...
AA- nice reps!
6m done @ 8:27. I seem to be running my easy runs at the same pace I was running them before the mara which is encouraging. Hopefully won't take me as long as the last time to get back to a reasonable pace. It's fresh out there.
Gazelle- xpost. I think it's 16th Jan. I'm not running a marathon so there's nothing to worry about! LOL
Brolish - thank you very much.
Sarah's a great choice
BecsA wrote (see)
Spoons, how is your new training programme comparing to the coach psycho one?
Much more strength, stamina and hill work training. Much less speed......
Sarah - has anyone mentioned to you that the Asics 6 is a poisoned chalice? You'll be better off sticking around this thread without the pressure of the super6....
just voted for Sarah and DS2, good luck guys!
hating the weather, left home this morning at 7am (for a 40 minute commute) got into work at 11:20, stupid snow! Needless to say didn't go running tonight, as planned. Finding it all too easy to duck out when not following a schedule
Hope everyone is ok out there in the ice, will do a proper catch up again at the weekend
And having just properly read back the last page - Congratulations BecsA, ohh so exciting for you!
Becs - congratulations on your engagement (I presume you said yes?!) Sorry to hear your knee is still playing up. Not sure of Waterloo / Westminster area but I know of a good physio around Reading if that helps?....
Sarah - keep an eye on the forecast for Saturday if you do decide to parkrun, a few were cancelled last week. Durham due to black ice on the course, I think Chester le Street was flooded and Sunderland was cancelled because of the crummy weather, oh and Sedgefield didn't happen either You've definitely got sub-3:30 in you with your other race times. I'm also doing VLM next year, plus either Amsterdam or Town Moor. I'll be at Brass Monkey too.
They're sure dragging their heels over NYC marathon Bro, it was a month ago! This time of year is when folks will be getting their guarateed / GFA entries in for 2013....
Nightmare with the showers Freemers, cold showers are horrible! Baby wipes, dry shampoo and some of that 'Keep clear - crime scene' tape for around your desk post-run in case of emergencies
Weeble you're really coming back well, you'd already entered Brighton hadn't you?
I've (touch wood) never had any bother when I've been out running, apart from the odd close shave with dogs. I do sometimes think (when I'm not running) that I may have just been lucky. In the summer I run up the old railway lines, more often than not on my own, but there's so many other people about on bikes, walking, running, etc that I don't worry. In witnter I just stick to streetlit routes with footpaths. I used to do most of my runs early morning and like Bro had the opinion that it was too early for the psychos to be up and out. I guess you can never be too careful though, I never run with music and always let Parsnip know where I'm planning on running and how long to expect me to be.
Happy Birthday for yesterday O4S Chocolate Buttons are my favourite.
2Old for Xmas sounds a bit anti.
Speedy 1K reps Ant! That 19:XX is yours.
700s sound good AA, breaks up the monotomy of the usual 400s, 800s, mile reps, etc.
11 miles done tonight in the inch of snow that fell around teatime. I'd finished work early to go to the registry office round the corner from home so had a nice easy commute. I've since heard that utter chaos unfolded shortly after I got home in a way that can only happen in Great Britain when it starts snowing.
Off to join Jantastic....
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