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Minni v Dubai Dave

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30/03/2013 at 22:48
Minni - start the LR at 6.30 then you can set off at 10.00 even allowing for a full English breakfast after it. I did mine yesterday after a Thai lunch ....not a good idea.
Bro- good luck tomorrow
30/03/2013 at 22:51
2old - The place to be in Kirby Longsdale is 'Devils Bridge'. Another biker hangout, but this time with engines and leather instead of Lycra. Great for bacon butties and a mug of tea.

Becs - Glad to hear you're back from injury.

Minni - I'm surprised you've let Mr Minni live after a comment like that. Hehe
Edited: 30/03/2013 at 23:01
31/03/2013 at 06:22
Becs - that's really good news. Massive step in right direction.

Bro - good luck today. Go smash it

Spoons - fingers crossed for another good one.

2old - I'm wobbling big time with my marathon prediction time. I'd love 3:14 but I'm thinking it might be a bit if a stretch for me after my runs over the last 2 weeks. Getting your 18 out the way before Paris would mean a nice weekend ahead. Is your daughter nervous? What's she hoping for?

Minni - honestly, has the man not been living with you the last 6 months!! Even mr AA said to me the other day that he's looking forward to the marathon being out the way...like all this training is such hard work for him!!!

Happy Easter everyone.
31/03/2013 at 07:10

Morning all!  Happy racing everyone.  Am looking forward to the race reports later 

FRC, wow, what a mega training session/s you've been doing.  And I love your accidentally speedster efforts on the TM.  Sometimes, ignorance really is the better path!  I think I've maxed out at 16kph for now as I really was a bit scared any more and I'd fly off the back.  Think I'll save any increases for the next campaign.  

Col, that's great to hear you had a good last 20m.  So nice when your confidence gets a boost rather than a knock! 

Kiwi, you will definitely find that spin helps.  I got addicted to it last year when I couldn't run.  I was doing 5 classes most weeks, some weeks 7 by doing back-to-back sessions.  I have found an amazing difference in my speed work now I'm back running.  Of course, what dropped right off was my endurance and I really struggled over my first few long runs.  What the physio suggested to me (although I never did it as I never got round to buying a bike and couldn't face doing this on an exercise bike ) was to make one biking session per week equivalent to a long run by taking the distance you would have run and x3.

Spoons, any hangovers this morning???

Becs, that's awesome news!!!  Yay!  And just as the weather is (hopefully) about to get better for you 

Minni, love it!!  Has he not learned yet???!

Simon, you got me missing my biker chick days   I have toyed briefly with the idea of getting one over here, but the driving is so shockingly bad that the chances of getting taken out are very high.  That and there are no winding roads to get my knee down on   Mind you, the speed cameras are all front-facing so at least I could gun it without getting a ticket and no one could catch me (except perhaps the zillionaires in their Veyrons...)

AA, 3.14 seems a very realistic target for you given the times you've been running recently.  It might be scary, but it is realistic nonetheless.  Isn't it better to shoot for a target that is within grasp if everything goes well and miss, than to leave it untouched and wonder what might have been...?  That's my early morning philosphy out the way   It's exactly how I'm approaching 3:44.  I'm bricking it, especially having had a few shockers of runs lately, but overall I think I am capable of getting there.  Whether I will, of course, is another matter entirely, but being here with you guys has massively helped develop my focus and self-belief and seeing what you've all achieved in your races recently has really inspired me.  We are right behind you, every step of the way - most of us quite literally!!!

LSR for me today later.  I'm quite nervous as I've heard the weather report for today: 33 and humid - gulp.  Well, I will just get out there this evening and see how I feel, getting the miles D&D is my main focus, any MP will be a bonus.  OH is picking me up from the park again and then pizza time 

Have a lovely Easter, everyone, and I hope the post-race chocolate tastes even sweeter for those racing today.

 

31/03/2013 at 07:50
AA - the way I'm looking at it is we're seasoned marathon runners, this will be No 12 for me and more for you. Although I'd say l've learnt something new from every single one we know the score now. We know how it works. No heroics on the day just keep focused on that goal, chip away, keep going, support, mile by mile. Half marathon - feeling ok, mile 18 - still good, mile 22 - heading to the embankment with all the support, still going. Mile 24 - almost there, mile 25 - 3:06 and under 10 minutes to go. Turn to come down the Mall and its in the bag. We are so going to do this.
Edited: 31/03/2013 at 07:50
31/03/2013 at 08:05
SS - I have a friend in Saudi and he says the driving is suicidal, so yes save your biking still your back in Europe,and drive a Hummer instead.

Minni - Putting it like that, it sounds easy peasy, I think I might give it a go! Hehe
31/03/2013 at 08:48

Yep - sounds easy Minni 

Porridge and run time for me

31/03/2013 at 10:15
Minni - yes you're right this is number 18 for me ... I've always struggled with the mental side of the marathon. I've really got to work on that in the next 3 weeks.

Another 9 in the sunshine this morning but such a different run from yesterday. Took it easy and enjoyed it. Ave pace 8:14 with the last mile @7:15. Mad hey how you can vary day to day. A 51 mile week completed and I'm soooo ready to taper now.
31/03/2013 at 10:23

Excellent AA! Just what you needed. Taper time now 

Minni: almost a minute off your December time. Fab improvement! I reckon you could go sub 20 if you worked at your speed...

carrot: Thanks for the vote of confidence, but certainly no 1:32 for me. A nice PB around 1:34 will do me. It's too close to the marathon for a flat out effort .

Bro is racing a HM today isn't she?

And where is DD??

31/03/2013 at 10:36

Bro will be finishing as we speak I reckon.  It was a 9am start.  Come on Bro!

AA -

Chick - you never know what might come out of the pot tomorrow.

Last I heard of DD he was a bit ill after going out for a long run when feeling ill.... I am a marathon runner, I will run.....I don't know what's happened to Zuvai.   I've sent him a couple of messages but had no reply.  He's been very quiet on fb too. 

31/03/2013 at 12:01
Hello everyone. Just a very quick check in to say I won the shitness trophy today. Had to drop to MP, it just wasn't in my legs. Not sure if it was too close to reading or due to being generally knackered and in need of a taper but I had nothing in me. The good news is that no damage has been done and the legs didn't grumble too much. I will catch up properly on everyone's exploits later, now there's family to entertain and wine to be drunk
31/03/2013 at 12:27

(((Bro))) - shitness happens. Who knows what I will end up with tomorrow

Hope DD & Mr. Z are ok ...

31/03/2013 at 12:51
All the best for tomorrow Chick!
31/03/2013 at 12:54
Taper Bro and being out your best performance in 3 weeks time.
31/03/2013 at 13:23

Bro - Forget it, afterall you don't want to peak too early. Enjoy the vino

31/03/2013 at 13:24

Don't worry about it Brol. Taper will sort that out.

Best of luck for tomorrow Minni / Chickadeee

Back from my long run. 12 miles in 2 hours. Mostly off road. Windy and a few hills. Loved it. All OK

Plus... Last day of Plankvelous today. Rounded it up to 5 minutes. Thank God that's over!

31/03/2013 at 13:39

Spoons - Top planking, you must have abs of steel. Any photos for the ladies

31/03/2013 at 14:06
(((Bro))), as the others have said, don't worry, shit happens + the taper will refresh your legs!

Nice run from you AA.

Good luck for tmrw Chick, hope that snow has gone.

Yes, Spoons, do you have a photo to share of your abs of steel?

Minni/S.S/2Old - spin has been amazing to help me keep some fitness levels. With a return to running now I don't feel breathless/'unfit', think my legs are a bit lethargic as they adjust to running again...

That said, I am most pleased with myself this week - 2 Spin sessions + 3 runs, best of all another 1st for post injury this morning - a double figured run, managed 10 miles, legs felt tired after yesterdays spin but so happy to know I can still do it. Probably sounds stupid but having never been injured before, this injury has really knocked my confidence, so worried something will go wrong with my knee/i.t band!! Going to book a sports massage over half term, plan to spin twice a week and run 3-4 times in the build up to June's 10km.
Edited: 31/03/2013 at 14:09
31/03/2013 at 14:29
31/03/2013 at 14:34
Gosh Spoons you've fairly slimmed down since Newcastle. Do you read something while you're planking?
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