Minni v Dubai Dave
Marathon entry ballot open tomororrow or I pressume from midnight tonight
But I pressume most of you here have good for age.
O4S - did BA not get a GFA this year?
Barry - how did the calf feel?
No idea what time the ballot opens. Probably midnight.
First post marathon run this morning. 4 really gentle miles along the river with the dog. Everything feels in order.
Minni: BA missed the GFA this year and because he had to defer last year [with his broken ankle] his time is no longer valid. He doesn't really know if he wants to do it again next year, but if he doesn't try the ballot he will be regretting it in a few months I suspect.
hope you raced well today, Cooks! Can't wait to hear about it.
oompa, loving the non-photos
Went for my first post-VLM run today, whoop whoop! An easy 3 miler in gloriously sunny countryside, loved it! Calves tight and hip giving me a little grief, though, but nothing serious. I am definitely going to be pool running for the next few weeks and working on S&C and core just to give my body a chance to settle down. My aim is to take it easy over the next few months on the running front and work hard on spin and one longer run per week. Then pick up the training around August and marathon training starts in September. Dubai marathon is at the end of Jan.
Flying back to the heat today. Have had a blast this week!!
wonder how Cooks got on?
Great to read that you are all getting back into it gently. Minni, interesting reading back thru your marathon training and to think you did most of that in proper crappy weather, huge respect!
Had, what I hope is a break therough with my running today. did 9 miles progressive, started off really slowly to loosen up from spin yesterday, finished the last 4 miles in 08:53, 08:40,08:17, 07:59. first time I felt confident enough to let the hand brake off and go with the flow, mainly bc I knew I was going to the physio after. Tried a new physio at the gym, anf she
was brillant. Thinks my knee problem is being caused by my flatish feet and has suggested changing running shoes to ones with better arche support. she gave the i.t bands a good going over and has sent me home with a series of exercises to do. hopefully it will be onwards + upwards from here
That's all great news Kiwi.
I've had a text from Cookster. He's unable to post from his phone but asked me to pass on he did...wait for it....3:08!
Thanks everyone for their support and sounds mega happy (as you would be!).
Well done Cooks!
That sounds very optimistic Kiwi and a solid run under your belt
3:30 - I shall be taking my chances with the ballot although my main focus is a GFA in October for 2015
Spoons - Sounds like a busy day (accidently typed busty then but luckily noticed!)
Good news on your quad Chick. Enjoy the bike ride and the ice cream
O4S - Good luck in getting BA out on another stint on the bike.
Seems like longer than a week ago when you all ran so well in London!
5 miles for me today and was supposed to run 3 home from work but forgot my trainers. 36 miles for the week so not a bad start.
Wow - well done Cooks! Guess we'll be seeing him on green next year too then!
Balfron 10k done in 44:41 - a VERY undulating course so extremely happy with that - nearly a minute faster than my badly paced flat 10k 4 weeks ago! Legs felt good too for the first post marathon run. Think I must have raced some speed into my legs over the last month, so I think its time to start hunting for pbs again!
Brilliant kfc and so soon after London!
CG great start indeed. I bet that's the hightst mileage on the thread this week too!
Well done kfc. Goes to show how important pacing is. Have you any more 10ks in the pipeline?
kfc - Very nice 10K especially so soon after London.
Kiwi - Great news.
Cooks - Congrats, very impressive racing. Gives 2old something to aim for .
Minni - Sore.
Cooks - 3:08? Amazing time well done
Kiwi - great news and great running
KFC - brilliant 10km well done. Get racing and smash those PBs.
great stuff, kfc! I couldn't have raced a 10k today, no way Brilliant result for cooks I got my pace band at the Expo - it was made form some rubbery material where they stuck a label on showing the splits for 5, 10, 15 etc. I squeezed DBS and HTFU next to the label
KFC - brilliant 10km, a week after running a marathon, you are a nutter
Cooks - awesome time, well done!!
Cooks- brilliant marathon - pity I still can't see your posts.
Minni- I put 32mins for the race though I won't go it that fast just thought it may help avoid the crowds . Good to see your run went well
Kiwi- great 10k
FRC- interesting article. My sweet spot is now my sore sspotted-
Red- how did your run go? is the Achilles ok ?
200 mile drive after marathon eating and drinking weekend. Hope I can run soon
8.5 mile run done on the trails. One of those strange ones where it felt great and I thought I was flying along but actually I was only doing 9:30 pace
2old - cooks rarely posts! He is too busy with babies etc but I know he appreciated our good vibes.
I put down 33 mins so hopefully we'll be in the same wave.
Chick - I'm going to do that next time - great idea!
Spoons - pace doesn't matter so long as you felt as though you were flying.
Minni- I was starting to get paranoid about Cooks posts thanks. Fingers crossed I make the start of the race.
Spoons- if it feels fast it is And it will only get faster
what time does the VLM ballot open. Is everyone going to rely on their GFA timeno remaining unchanged?
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