RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Minni v Dubai Dave

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13/12/2012 at 20:01
Hello all, I like Sarah (sorry about the knock back Sarah) didn't get through in the Asics competition in my catagory in fact none if us did, but I do still share Sarah's now burning ambition to get sub 3:30, that's why I'm here and that's why I'm staying here and to have a laugh along the way
13/12/2012 at 21:44
Paul - tough luck but you didn't need it anyway.
Minni- that was what running is all about - just enjoying the moment- I had much the same experience today too. Best running in day light
Mr Z-careful. Running naked results in frostbite
ST - very tempting where is the web site for Henley? I suppose I could google
AA- cracking 16 miler. Was the canal frozen as some parts of those here are
FRC- Ribble 10k? I wonder....
Might crank up the TM tomorrow
13/12/2012 at 21:54
Thank you ever so much everyone for the kind messages and support. I think I'm more annoyed at RW for changing the goal posts than not getting through. I have really spent every spare second on here over the last week and have neglected so much.....which I started to catch back up with today. As much as I would have loved to be in London on Sunday getting kitted out and going on an all expenses trip to Paris, I was gutted that I was going to miss the Santa special on Sunday and have to drive all the way down to London in this weather. I was also starting to see how much work was involved. Being knocked back has probably given me more determination to get my sub 3:30, and I certainly won't be using myASICS to get it.

I voted straight away before I got the chance to get to know people which was a mistake.....but any way I voted for mel aswell due to her I actually voted for the person who knocked me ironic!

I've been a little nauty today, instead of going for my run, I was talked into going for a meal with my "neglected" husband tonight....feeling extremely guilty after eating duck and cashew nut noodle stir fry and having a bailys coffee! Heads back down tomorrow though for my LSR, followed by core work at the gym (and let's not forget my forum 6 application)!
13/12/2012 at 22:07
Ah bless your OH Sarah. He'll think all this marathon nonsense is over now but little does he know, it's only just begun!
13/12/2012 at 22:09

Sarah - great news you didn't get through. Chances are it would only have ruined your spring. Now you can get down to the serious business of marathon training

I'm too busy and too tired Rubbish session tonight I keep missing runs and therefore I am getting slower I've got a 10 mile race on Sunday and I'm not sure I can even get round 10 miles at the minute

13/12/2012 at 22:41
He did actually threaten to divorce me last year when I was training for VLM and he did say I can only do one more marathon......but we will see! He has recently been running 2 miles to work and back and has lost half a stone so I'm sure it won't be long before he catches the bug (fingers crossed). He did use run for his school, district and county (? Durham) when he was 14-15 so there must be something there which can be reignited!

Haha, thanks spoons, I'm feeling more like a winner for not getting through!

Where's your race on Sunday?
13/12/2012 at 22:44


13/12/2012 at 22:50
You need to make more time Spoons. Suffolk? Where's that - south of Newcastle?
13/12/2012 at 22:51
AA - nice 16!
13/12/2012 at 22:56
Spoons-don't worry. You have to peak in April not January.
Sarah- I sometimes think my OH will give me that ultimatum but a marathon in a foreign city usually wins her round. . She wasnt impressed when I ran our local one in Liverpool this October.
14/12/2012 at 00:37
2old - You should of done Newcastle, as they speak foreign there, and takes ages to get to!

Sarah - You know what us men are like, we don't like being told what to do. So rather than ram his head full of marathon stuff, you need to plant the seed in his head, so he actually thinks he's come up with the idea of him running a marathon. It works every time!
A bit like what happened today, my OH had been going on about how I should go down to A & E to get my injury checked out, and I kept dismissing it. Then today I announced to her that I thought I might go and get it checked out, as thou it was my idea. Anyway nothing broken, and even if I had cracked a rib, they don't do anything nowadays anyway.
Btw which spring mara willyou be doing now?
14/12/2012 at 05:42
Simon - good news nothing broken.

Sarah - your OH will get used to it again. You need to start your 9a running

2old - yep frozen canal.

Spoons - come on man. You should get up at 5 like chick bro and minni to get your runs in!
Dubai Dave    pirate
14/12/2012 at 06:50


Sarah / Paul: tough luck, RW really shouldn't be able to move the goal post, grossly unfair but given that their safe from any meaningful retribution from any of us they can of course do what they want. Mrs DD always thinks I will stop, running, cycling, swimming etc, its just doesn't happen.

Minni / AA : Nice runs in the cold

AA/ 2Old: Go on enter you know it makes sense

spoons: Good luck with the 10 miler.

So today was the Spinneys 92K (57 miles) bike race, up at 0430 and just before 0600 I was stood in the B seeding pen ( I was seeded on last years time, didn't think I was good enough for B) with a lot of very young fit looking guys and a couple of very presentable cyclist chicks!  Hooter sounded and were off, I'm immediately at the back thinking hell can I ride with these guys? Sprinted to get back on the peleton and settled down. Before I knew it we were hurtling around a construction site  close to the Burj Khalifa (worlds tallest building) at 40 KPH over speed bumps and around sharp corners all in the pitch dark with no street lights, bloody scary. Once the day dawned and we were on a straight road all was much better, we went along beach road and back out to the race course, all the time I was expecting someone to attack of the front several tried but they were soon caught. Eventually the peleton split in two and teh front half including myself was away, a frantic 8K sprint around the cycle track at over 30MPH and we crossed the line in 2 hours 15 mins, average speed 25.333MPH. 10 mins quicker than last year and it felt easier, must be fitter! Now on to tomorrows 10K.



14/12/2012 at 07:59
Envious of that bike race DD - sounds a lot of fun. Either you are fitter or you wheelsucked better
14/12/2012 at 08:16

DD - brilliant racing, you are flying at the moment

Spoons - good luck with the Turkey Trot on Sunday

Minni / AA - great running

And I have discovered the new emoticons as although I'm on my work PC I haven't logged on yet when I am sure they will make the most of it

And I need this one as I am still feeling carp and won't be running today

14/12/2012 at 08:49
DD- bet you got a real buzz from that bike session. Fitter? Nah ...just pulled along by the fast guys. Very tempted to sign up ....but I've never cycled more than 40k
Simon- Newcastle? Isn't that in Scotland ? Nothing broken? So what was all the fuss about.? Minni will get the wrong impression about us guys
AA- you should have skated it.
Wondering how I'm going to fit something in today with work,trip to station, trip to Costco , christmas tree and tour of haunted Liverpool planned for me. That's how the OH tries to stop you running Sarah.
Dubai Dave    pirate
14/12/2012 at 09:07

2Old Challenge Henley is 9 months away, long enough to get fit enough to cycle 90K! Get that entry in, you too AA

14/12/2012 at 09:26
sarah osborne 4 wrote (see)
He did actually threaten to divorce me last year when I was training for VLM and he did say I can only do one more marathon......but we will see!

Lol Sarah- it doesn't get any easier! Although I think my OH is slowly beginning to resign himself to this madness. He wasn't even protesting too much when I announced that I am planning on training during our snowboarding trip next year. I got him a squash club membership for christmas hoping it will get him off my back a bit and provide me with some additional guilt free running time.

Spoons. wrote (see)

I'm too busy and too tired Rubbish session tonight I keep missing runs and therefore I am getting slower I've got a 10 mile race on Sunday and I'm not sure I can even get round 10 miles at the minute

Spoons- zip up you mansuit and get out there... No excuses!

Simon- glad to hear no serious damage has been done.

DD- great racing as always.

Free- hope you feel better soon.

Minni- what's you xc like tomorrow? What's the distance?

5.30 start this morning. 6m done @ 8:34 + core. 7.5m xc tomorrow.

14/12/2012 at 09:34

Hi all. Apologies for not posting at all yesterday. Cheeky beggars at work expected me to sit in meetings all day.

First of all I just want to say commiserations to Sarah, Paul and Andrew (and any other 26.2 runners on this thread). It was a sucker punch that no one from your group made it. I really hope with the help of this thread we can all reach our marathon goals next year.

Thanks all for your comments regarding rest days. It'll be interesting to compare the MyAsics training plan against what you have all said. 

Sarah - I think we have almost identical OHs (well, personality wise, not gender wise ). With his running to work,

I really hope he catches the bug. If he does catch the bug, will you start doing your runs with him? Or do you prefer having your runs as 'your own time?' I've often thought this question if my wife ever took up running. 

14/12/2012 at 10:28

Love the winter workout idea - but a bit too strenuous for me.  Screw top NZ wine is the way forward, although I am practising my technique to build stamina

Bad Luck Sarah - but at least you get to join the elite Green start party at VLM

Leaden skies and rain here - tucked up with a pot of tea and a book before venturing out later

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