Minni v Dubai Dave
Oompa unlike the Cheshire Cat yours doesn't even have a grin left.........(or is it just the I-pad?
Cooks if you read this before tomorrow - have a good strong run
Chick it is good to sometimes look back at what your results used to be, compared with what they are now. It's exciting when you realise just how much you have improved, and just wonder what else you have in you
CG congrats to your daughter for her first parkrun, sounds like she really enjoyed it!
I've really enjoyed this easy post-marathon week. Plenty of rest days, a swim and a bike session, a couple of 4 milers, some lunges, plus a meal out with lots of wine on a school night, drinks planned for tomorrow, some beer tonight, no early morning runs to squeeze in, no need for spaghetti for tea (as much as I like spaghetti) - it's like being a normal person for a week! That said, I'm looking forward to ramping the mileage, the speed sessions and the malt loaf consumption back up
Going through to Sunderland tomorrow with a bunch of runners from the club who are taking part in the 10K, half marathon and full marathon. We're just going to cheer people on (and maybe have a few drinks) - plan is to see the half and full go off, see the 10K go off, see the 10K come in, see the marathon runners come past the stadium at 19 miles, then head to a point at about 24/25 miles to encourage the marathon runners a bit more. Maybe take a few photos too, as everyone loves some 'pain face' shots appearing on FB
It had worked... I saw it on the thread... It's a conspiracy I tell you... RW are trying to make me look IT illiterate!!!
... And succeeding
great conditions for tomorrow Carrot.
Good luck Cooks.
2old - what time did you predict for the Olympic run?
Good luck for tomorrow Cooks!!!
Good luck Cooks!
Randon man, Minni, O4S, Carrot, Freemers, KFC, AA
(randon man was a friend of Carrots).
Minni that mileage shows real dedication. Lot of early starts and cold winter days. Respect! As you say consistency is key but different ways for all, 20 milers clearly important regardless of mileage, 8-9 for you?
Hard to tell when marathon training started, November, December, even October? Main rule for me, Sunday long run must be done.
BecsA great that Physio working, you will be back soon.
CG - never dissed the thread! Elsewhere, someone moaned at my posting numbers & splits and talking too much about running, Hence my sarcastic remark to them. Funny when I logged on, like bloody Agatha Christie
SS will dig iPad guide out. Easier to type post in notes app or evernote and then paste it in.
O4S please look after yourself.
2old, did you read the mileage article? Oh, and Never 0-6 coming today against NewU. Now who was the Mackem here to celebrate with, Carrot?
Brownlee brothers are running again tomorrow, 10k with Jonny Mellor running too, he organised those running camps I did. Should be interesting, scary fast 28-ish min 10k likely.
Lazy day, done sweet FA. Shopping for Holiday clothes, will be in 30-35 degree temp this time next week..can't wait. Brol no going near the airport please or hurricanes. No pasta for tea tonight either, bliss .
FRC: Mr O4S is the other Macken and don't worry I'll start taking care of myself one of these days
Oompa we believe you...............
And good luck cooks!!
Cooks - Good luck for Manchester mara, at least the weather will be better this year.
SS - you can download a free iPad guide from the App Store, and save it in your iBooks.
Minni - Another nice TM photo
Good luck to Oompa trying to post photos too
Bike time Simon?
Go cooks ! 9am start.
O4s: 70 miles on the bike! Jeepers! I did 90 mins yesterday and thought that was plenty ...Best of luck to cooks!! I wrote DBS and HTFU on my pace band last Sunday. And I kept reciting both as my mantra over and over again over those painful final 12k. Although my quads hurt like hell this time around I had zero calf cramps. I've had those in every marathon towards the final stages making it impossible to speed up. I wore really tight compression socks this time which must have helped. Putting them on is a hard workout in itself . Once they are on they fit perfectly though and I completely forgot I wore them. Until I looked at my race pics ... never a good look, compression socksPesky quad pain seems to have eased a lot since yesterday. I ran yesterday (only 2.5 miles) and couldn't feel it. Can get up normally now without wanting to scream out loud. Going for an easy 3 miles in a moment and Mr. Chick and I are planning another 2 hour bike ride for the afternoon. Well, it will be an hour to the airfield to watch the gliders, have some coffee and ice-cream and then cycle back.
Chick - glad its easing but don't be frightened to take another few days off!
Did you make your own pace band? I had a lucozade one and its impossible to read them once they get get and creased later in the race. I must remember to make my own next time.
Conditions are looking great for Cooks. I sent him a good luck text from us all.
Things are getting desperate here - BA is cleaning the bathroom to avoid having to get back on his bike
Cold is still getting worse so have binned my plan to run instead of cycling, might even have to start on one of the tax returns.................
I suppose cooks will be nearly half way round by now!
Anyone know what time the ballot opens tomorrow? BA needs to get his name in but I have decided that they aren't going to tighten my category by more than 15 minutes AND reduce the time limit in which you have to run it, so I should be OK. A week earlier next year will suit us well, giving us 3 weeks before the 100 miler rather than 2.
Minni - Looking at your mara training that is a lot of 20 milers which makes a big difference to your endurance and as you say your all year training means you can go straight into the long runs rather than building up.
Becs - Good news on your running.
First run since VLM this morning, seems like more than a week ago, OH wanted to start running again after her foot op so a gentle run with her of just over a mile.
Not sure what time the ballot opens, closed within 3 days last year but I think it will be quicker this year. I''ll be entering the ballot and if I don't get in it will be Paris for me and I think it's on the same day as London.
Minni - I make my own pace bands in excel and cover them in sellotape so they are always readable.
Pilates this morning, st Georges day march with the cubs is afternoon, MLR this evening....
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