Minni v Dubai Dave
Thankyou ever so much again to all those voting for me and for DS2. I really do appreciate it and wont let you down if I get through. And as DS2 said about me, I met him on friday and he is a great guy
Gazelle....I love your idea of being a cheerleader but I cant even do a cartwheel, am I allowed to just wear the gear and wave my arms around?
Haha thanks Spoons I do like this thread and the people on it so I will be sticking around
Becs I know I dont really know you yet, but congratulations.
Merry carrotmas - thankyou for the advice. My sister in law was stuck in traffic for hours trying to get home today, been told that the ice and snow was awful so it may well be called off. I hadnt even considered them being cancelled, so thankyou for the heads up. Congratulations aswell on getting into the brass monkey...we could all meet up afterwards for coffee and cake!
Voted for Sarah, DS2, Lady tugging at my Heartstrings and ignored 2-20 man on exactly the same basis as everyone else.
Minni: Tried your test, interesting
Have finally got the sore throat that my kids have had for two weeks, hopefully its not going to screw up my race tomorrow. Someone upstairs clearly doesn't want me to cycle this week, went out again last night and two more punctures and then I found the bulge in the sidewall! Rest day today, I haven't had a week this easy in a long time!
Minni - tried your test. Weird.
I didn't run last night I got drunk instead It was cold, wet and snowing so I tucked up warm with the CNBA fairy and the OH A threesome perhaps?
Minni - How far do you live from work, when we had snow last year I ran in and ran home but its only 3.5 miles.
sarah osborne 4 wrote (see)
Haha....I'm happy to do drinks after the race but I haven't yet mastered (or dared to master) drinks the night before. Any tips?x
I struggle with drinks the night before nowadays but many years ago I worked for the sponsors of the Great North Run and so got a free place and the night before we stayed in the same hotel as the elites.
We met them in the bar - they were on orange juice and ...well...we weren't. Drinks were all on the company and we were about 23 so not a clever situation
Got to bed absolutely slaughtered at 4am and had to be on the bus to get to the start at 6!
Managed a 1:27. In the VIP tent afterwards the winner of the race Rob De Castella (google him if you've never heard of him) came over to congratulate us for finishing. he couldn't believe that we even made the bus when he saw us getting on in the morning. Even more so when he heard our times.
Oh the benefit of youth
Sadly, now I can't run at all after a night on the beer
I'll confess to doing a few LSRs on a hangover, but never raced with one (yet). We were very good before the Town Moor - one beer . Can't say how many afterwards
Becs - congratulations on your news
I think I got away with the lack of a shower yesterday - no one commented, or maybe they were just being polite? Anyway I can say that the showers are OK today so will be going out for a little jaunt later.
I just don't understand the logic of 2.20 man entering this competition. He must be coached, so his current coach isn't going to want the RW coaches overuling him surely? Anyway, no sign of a thread from him yet, and if he doesn't engage with people he'll never get the votes.
Becs congrats on the impending.
Beers and races - one beer the night before seems to be good - dunno about more than that!
Am modifying my marathon plan and thinking about only doing 3 x 20 but putting a whole stack of long runs incorporating PMP. Decisions decisions - seems like a big call, but the weight of evidence does seem to be turning.
Blimey, that female runner's tale is rather disconcerting. I have a taser, maybe I should reactivate it and carry it with me, just in case Lots of snow here too. I will leave work early and get my run in the snow in. Looking forward to that. Had a bad night: mum ended up in hospital after collapsing in the sauna. She bumped her head and needed stitching. She's fine now but hell, that gave me a fright!Becs: many congrats on your engagement AntP: MP is all important. Try and get as much in as you can. I'm sure it helped me to crack 3:30 much more than speedwork or tempo runs. Oompa: wow, your new clubmate sounds well scary. Glad your run was pain-free.I've had a few rough races and runs after a night on the lash but never before an A race . Generally the hangover improves after running. It may sometimes involve throwing up into the bushes though
Chick - She IS scary! A bit of cyber-staking revealed she finished 15th in her age group at IM world champs!!!
HHO I would love to be that good!
When I did the coastal run this year a friend of mine had drank far too much wine the night before. She couldnt stomach breakfast and looked dreadful around the course....its kind of put me off having a load before a race but Ive found one bottle of fruit cidar the night before helps...had one before my 10k and 1/2 PB's! Ive been drunk the night before a training run, was ok for the first half but then suffered mid way and ended up laid out in the woods...that was over a year ago now though...learnt from that little mistake!
DS2 you was hard core!
barry - 20 miles but a section of that is on the A1 so wouldn't fancy running it in the snow. I have run it several other times though.
I'm on the wagon for now.
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