Minni v Dubai Dave
Fear not everyone the curse of the O4S entourage will not strike at Charing Cross - we are staying near Canary Wharf and using the DLR to the start.
Tension was running high here this afternoon - my iron-on letters arrived last week and for obvious reasons I can't put then on my running top myself. I usually just wear the same top each year having had a real problem originally getting the letters on - but Macmillan have some some new running gear, which is better sizing and lighter - so back to the drawing board. I should perhaps mention that when I first ran for Macmillan in 2009 BA refused to iron the letters on in case he made a mistake and I had to kill him - so instead I did it and ironed half the letters on to the tea towel that you were supposed to put on top of the letters to protect the rest of the shirt
When BA diod his own shirt the next year he refused to let me help [can't imagine why!] and managed to burn a hole in the shirt and shrivel one of the letters. This was not shaping up well..................
Anyway he had to do it this time and amazingly I now have a shirt with most of my name on it...................................
Hand still really sore so off to the Doc tomorrow to see if I have picked up an infection - I'm a bit suspicious as I have just developed an ulcer on my lip the size of Vesuvius
To recognise me at VLM you now only have to spot the large sling and the runner with an incomplete name on their top and a bag over their head - think you can manage that team???
Take care everyone....................................
O4S - glad to hear the sense of humour is holding up! Best of luck at the docs.
Been away doing the endurance session that is a centreparcs holiday. Managed to do a couple of short runs round the lake, which was lovely with bunnies running across my path. Knee and calf both a bit niggly which is a reminder to not get carried away and do to much too soon.
Then when back had the endurance session that is catching up with this thread. I missed some brilliant racing last weekend including Ant getting his 3:30 . Happy birthday as well for this weekend.
2Old, congrats to your daugher for getting round on her first marathon. I got my training completely wrong for my first marathon and did 4:46 but then trained better for the second and ran 3:56 (albeit quite a few years later).
Now nearly everyone seems to be injured . Hope everyone is recovering? Minni, arnica might help with the bruising. (Afraid I don't know anything about the other injuries.) Be careful all of you this last week and try to conserve mental energy as much as possible, although I know that's easier said than done.
haha, its true AA. There's always so much catching up to do there's no time for nerves! 2old - you'll have to wear a red carnation.
O4S - hope the Doc sorts you out tomorrow.
Spoons - did you enjoy watching the marathon? Were conditions good?
I've been leafing through photos of 2011 when me and AA ran together and got 3:28. I thought I'd share this photo of us...
Evening! Not sure if I'll bump into any of you next Sunday but I will be at the blue start, wearing pink and hoping to enjoy my second chance at running London
Training has been up and down due to both the weather and injury so my longest long run was 19 miles last weekend however this time round my focus is on something other than the time as I am using my ballot place to raise money for Breat Cancer Care as my sister-in-law has terminal breast cancer. Even if I come in just under 5 hours that will be faster than 2008!
Great to see you USB Fab abs, Minni & AA in that pic So, whatever happened to Blade ??
Just a quick check in to wish everyone all the best for Sunday! May the weather be cooler than yesterday....... I have been snatching a few mos here and there to keep abreast of the thread but really hard to post at work (luckily wfh today) and then time at a premium at home re our second kiddie now being (over) due...... A particular well done to Oompa on a speedy half at PW, a really great time and well deserved!
I'm doing Manchester on the 28th, training a bit so, so. Not quite as many long miles as would give me confidence on hitting target but hoping it'll at least be close (aiming for 3.10 for a Boston Qualifier). Speed still there tho - shiny new 10k pb last month, 37.36 and 4th overall (but was a new local small scale race) Gobsmacked I was!!
Anyways, all the best & I look fwd to reading the race reports!!
Hi Cooks and USB - great to see you both
We need a list of race numbers for VLM for anyone who wants to track - I know there was one somewhere back but I think I got mine wrong on that anyway...so I'll start:
Freemers - 28971
USB - lovely to see you pop in - will you be at the Chandos?
Cooks - good to see you are still speedy, make sure you let us know how Manchester goes
AA - sounds like it could be like your pre Berlin 'carb loading' plan...
Simon - nice one, was that your first 100+ ride?
Minni - thanks for the Seb pic!
Knee niggle confirmed at taper madness - did 13 hilly miles through the epsom downs to box hill on Saturday, 2hrs40 on feet and no problems.
I'll probably be going to the expo Wednesday pm, if not then Thursday morning.
Kfc - 27836
Summer is here at last. Just in time for VLM as every year!
Hi Cooks-blistering 10k-have a good one at Manchester , endurance will be easy now you have new baby-congrats
KFC-good running in the Downs
AA- good tick over run-Weds is the couple of miles at MP day , I am led to believe
Free-number to follow
Tempted to have an easy jog but will probably just swim and spin today, maybe tomorrow?
Blade -hope your celebrations were good
Ps - Spoons, it can be a bit exposed on the south downs eh! Thats where I do my hilly long runs, I love running there. Hope your weekend in Brighton was fun.
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