Cheerful Dave wrote (see)
Carl, when I entered I was hoping to get close to 1:15 but given how this week has gone I'm not so sure.
Dave - I would need booster rockets on my trainers to get anywherer close to that time. Sometimes when training is not ideal we can pull a good race out of the bag. Anyway you have way more experience than any of us so am sure that you will give it your all anyway.
Will - great running today. Just keep doing what you are doing and you will be surprised by how far you can get.
There is some really good advice on here that is hard to find in training plans you get on te internet so even if you only take some of it on board it will all help get some real quality training sessions behind you. And it is this quality that is the key to a good race.
Well done Ricky! Impressive stuff!!
How did those racing today get on???
Very nice Ricky, that'll be a big confidence boost! And a very nimble 10 from Carl, especially as it's following up 20 yesterday. What's your marathon target again?
1:16:08 at Wokingham, quite cold and wet but not nearly as bad as some of the forecasts said it might be. The first few miles felt harder than they should but I got into a little group for miles 5-11, which was really good. I lost them on the last of the little rises over the motorway bridges but kept it together well enough. No complaints from me!
1:45:48 for me at Liversedge.
Snow to start with and a very hilly course indeed so chuffed with a 2 min PB !
Well done Dave and Carter!
Good to see a PB Carter- the training is obviously paying off!
Dave- your pace simply isn't human!!
Hopefully out for a gentle 3 miles in a bit...
Very nice Ricky, that'll be a big confidence boost! And a very nimble 10 from Carl, especially as it's following up 20 yesterday. What's your marathon target again? 1:16:08 at Wokingham, quite cold and wet but not nearly as bad as some of the forecasts said it might be. The first few miles felt harder than they should but I got into a little group for miles 5-11, which was really good. I lost them on the last of the little rises over the motorway bridges but kept it together well enough. No complaints from me!
Dave - well done on your time considering the week you have had.
I am hoping to get 3:45 or under. Not sure that the HM I am doing in 2 weeks will give me much guidance as it is a very hilly course with some off road sections.
Recovery run of 3 miles at 9:10 min mile done.
Sooooo annoying! On way for hospital appointment and got a call to say it was cancelled as the DR was ill!! I have to wait for a new appointment now. Botheration...I may as well put the cards on the table here and say that my "medical issue" is alopecia. I have had bald patches in the back of my hair since mid December. They have grown since, though it is still disguisable if I tie my hair back. My problem is that I am concerned that my last marathon was the trigger for it, as I was very run down afterwards....but I REALLY want to run anyway, hence me taking it easy (lt's face it I've been running for almost 10 years now with no prior problems.) Anyway, I'm not sure where that leaves me now. Needless to say I am in good spirits, and I know that there are people going through far worse stuff.
Bother, bother, bother!!
Hi Rachel. Good on you for sharing that with us. I dont know anything about alopecia really so cant really offer any helpful advice. If the issue may have been caused by being run down from your last marathon then plenty of decent training this time might make it easier for you to recover ? Good to see you staying positive anyway
Thanks Carter. I'm planning on running tomorrow anyway, I can't put my life on hold! I'm sure as long as I keep it easy-ish for now it will be fine.
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