RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Minni v Dubai Dave

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05/05/2012 at 21:21
Woohoo isn't it exciting

I ran 12 miles tonight. Everything seems to be in working order.
05/05/2012 at 22:53

It is exciting!  I've had lots of red wine to celebrate!

06/05/2012 at 05:59
Morning! LSR today is going to be 26.2 miles @ MP on what I've heard is a reasonably flat course. Leaving the camelbak at home as I've heard Steve Cram has kindly put a few water stations out along the route for me! He's also arranged for a few other runners to keep me company along the way, which is nice of him.
06/05/2012 at 06:46
He's a nice man that Steve Cram. Careful though he puts temptation in the way too - don't get on a bus under any circumstance!
06/05/2012 at 06:55
Even the race information reminds us that we're not allowed to get the bus! That fella will be as famous as 'canoe man'
06/05/2012 at 08:04
Good luck Racers. Not long now
06/05/2012 at 08:45

The Northeast loves a chancer, Carrot!

Weather update - coo,l bright, sunny and still.   Perfect for Carrot.  Kick off is 9.15 I think.

06/05/2012 at 08:49
Carrot - good luck. Am thinking of you.

Daren - sub 40 is yours!!

Becs - go for it. You've done the training!

O4S - you are a legend.

7.7 fr me yesterday and I loved it. Then went and drank my body weight in red wine at my sisters wedding. Feel a bit shit today!
06/05/2012 at 09:54
Good luck to all of today's racers
06/05/2012 at 11:14
1:53.45 by my watch. Bit disappointed but it's ok. Race report to follow when I'm home + warm.
06/05/2012 at 11:24
Yes!!!!!!!!!! 39:46 very, very happy with that! Will report later.
06/05/2012 at 11:30

Well done both of you
06/05/2012 at 11:45

Wahey Daren, you da man

And well done Becs!!

06/05/2012 at 11:49

Excellent Daren, knew you'd do it.

Well done Becs, and sorry you're disappointed - don't be. Didn't you say you were feeling your fittest for a few years?

Looking forward to your race reports.

06/05/2012 at 11:59
Brilliant both of you! You weren't shit!

Come on carrot - almost there!
06/05/2012 at 12:02
I'm off to Germany now on a work trip

Back Tuesday evening. I have no idea how much internet access I will have or how much running there will be. Will check in to see Carrot's sub 3:20 time shortly.
06/05/2012 at 12:02
Don't seem to be getting DarenF updates. How did he do ?????

Well done BecsA.
The theme continues. Carrot will be entering the section of pain right now. Fingers crossed.
06/05/2012 at 12:43

Carrot - thinking of you and waiting to hear how it went!

06/05/2012 at 12:57

Well done Becs and Daren!!! 

Not so well done chick . Well, actually the good news is: 1st lady.

The bad news: it was an XC race. And it wasn't 5k . Something like 5.45 or so. Note to self: next time read the race description before you sign up . Finish time 23:28 which I reckon is a PB over that distance in an XC race

First k started on grass, then hit a tarmacked cycle path and went by in 4:00 flat. It was a bit downhill, which helped. Then we hit a potholed, gravelly forest track with potholes so deep they would swallow a small car . Not many marshals about and I went the wrong way at one junction. Some Nordic Walker ladies kindly pointed out that I was possibly going in the wrong direction... so back I went and spotted a mahoosive signpost Not quite sure how I could have missed that on the way out. But I missed the next k markers, if there were any. It's a small field, just a dozen runners so there's no-one in front as the two fast boys have long gone and there's no-one behind either. As there isn't really any competition to spur me on I'm sticking in my comfort zone. Working hard ish but not uncomfortably so. Wish I had taken my XC shoes! As it were, I was running in my Fastwitches and they have VERY thin soles. Ouch . Wimp!!! Some stones are rather sharp and bore themselves uncomfortably into my feet. C'mon, wimp Finally hitting tarmac again. Oh, the relief! Now it's about 500m of incline back to where we started. Digging deep now - funny how hills always seem twice as steep when you have to run up but I want this horrible thing over now!!!  So much, that I forgot to stop my watch as I cross the finish line. Idiot! The MC confirms that I'm 1st lady home and I even win something for the trophy cabinet. I reckon I should be happy but I feel a bit short changed somehow as I really wanted to rock up and run a fast road 5k and possibly a PB. There's nothing around here for months now so that PB will have to wait. Onwards and upwards. Tomorrow will be day one of my official HM training plan. Bring it on!!!

Now routing for carrot. Go girl, go go go!!!


Edited: 06/05/2012 at 12:58
06/05/2012 at 13:02
Oh wow so many well done.
Daren - knew you would do it. Fantastic.
Becs - don't be disappointed you ran hard and trained well. Great effort.
Chick - amazing first lady. Well done. Great report.

Carrot - come in girl!!!
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