For anyone trying to crack the 3h15 barrier anywhere in the world
Yeah, I'm embracing the CNBA. Faffing on the computer then plan to watch some stuff I've got on Sky+. Rest is good!
Jezza and MsE very nice Tri performances.
AR Stunning performance, given you were originally after 3:30, plus the injuries over the last few weeks and a hilly course. Very impressive indeed.
Had a very sporty day yesterday, watching football, tennis and motor racing all at the same time. Very tough work out.
Rest day today, another attempt at sub 20 min 5k tomorrow.
I posted mine last week Poacher- what a relief. 3 miles walking with the poles this evening. I'm planning an easy week but my first ever park run is on Saturday. Then a 6.5 mile race the following Wednesday.
You deserve a treat AR!
I note that the VLM site still says for Champs entries to 'check back at the end of May'. Erm, it's mid June now...
Catch-up Part I (31/05 to 03/06)PMJ - hope you haven't done any damage; rest should sort you out.Poacher - hope all is ok after the DNF in the GUCR.Lorenzo - good job you don't have to replace the bike after every 500 milesJezza - hope you can make the triathlon "next" weekend.Birch - keep resting that knee.Good parkruns from Jools, Speedy and KR.RJ - well done on the 5 miler PB.KR - be careful - that's a lot of quality runs per week; seems to be paying off at the moment though!Bike It - huge congratulations on the sub 9 Comrades. That's a tremendous achievement.Right off for a 5 mile bimble, then walking the in-laws dog who's staying with us for 2-3 weeks.
Quick pop in to say I just received this message:
<span style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);">Thank you for completing your 2013 Virgin London Marathon ill or injured entry. We can confirm that you now have an entry for the 2013 Virgin London Marathon.
I'm not planning to run a marathon before then. Still duathlon focused. Only been back running for past 3 - 4 weeks but keen to work on 5- 10k times over the summer. I came 6th in a local off road muddy 10k on Sunday and won a duathon the week before, so the form is still around. As I am not focused on the 26.2 I probably won't be on this thread much before Xmas, but looking forward to the build for next year.
Keep up the good work y'all
Strangely enough I received one of those messages yesterday as well Keir
Sounds like your form and winning habits are holding up nicely.
Some outstanding training and results being posted on here since I last posted. It feels like like everyone is getting faster whereas I seem to be getting slower
I'm base building at the moment - just ticking along on 5/6 5 mile runs per week. Hoping to build gradually and target some shorter races in the Autumn before turning the thoughts to London in 2013.
Keep up the good work everyone
Oooh, can't be bad knowing your place is confirmed already.
SBD- sounds like a fair strategy if you don't have the time or inclination to do more. I suspect 2013 will be a tough year for me. i may have to work abroad again. So I'm filling my diary to make 2012 a bumper year.
I think VLM Towers must be lurking on the thread; now says to check back at the end of July, so they clearly want to process GFA entries before dealing with Champs ones.
5M easy last night and hopefully club session this evening. Feeling slightly less lethargic so fingers crossed any potentially lurgy has been beaten before it had a chance to surface.
Gul: simply reading the time at which you posted made me feel tired. Chapeau.
Oooh, I feel all important
Catch-up Part II (04/06 to 08/06)Poacher - 100M PB - you don't hear that too often. Amazing effort in horrendous conditions. Definitely the right decision however disappointing it must have been. Take care and recover well.PMJ - good to see you've been resting a bit and now back in the groove.MsE - looking very good for the SF mara.OOLG - nice going with the Jubilee challenge.Jools - nice speed work, whatever the actual distance.Speedy - weird pains there. Hope it was a one off. Trapped nerve sounds likely.KR - speedy 7 miler there.Lorenzo - don't sweat it. I'm sure you'll be knocking out the fast stuff once more soon enough.PMJ - nice stats. And in any case, faster isn't always better when it comes to training.As for me:5k 6:2210k 6:36HM 7:01M 14:30Mennania - very nice reps; good luck with the 5k.AR - great news on the calf; hope it works out now for you.SJ - sounds like an interesting plan; looking forward to hearing how you get on with it.
Thanks for the heads up on the GFA Poacher - must check out the website and get it sorted.
I thought my computer clock was playing up there Gul seeing a post from you thinking it said 02.13 as you normally post early doors!
Got my race number pinned on my vest for a midweek 5 miler in Coventry tomorrow night. Looking forward to that as I'm targeting a few shorter distances this summer.
Hi Poacher / OO - can you tell me what VLM accept as proof of the GFA time. Will a sceen shot of the online results do them such as http://www.thewalesmarathon.com/results.asp
Joolska - I've been following your summer of speed posts. I am going to dip my toe into the 5k world by going to some Park Runs. Primarily training will be geared to half marathons, but can you recommend a good interval session to help with speed on a 5k. Any suggestions welcomed
AR, I sent a print of the results page plus my VLM cerificate. Glorious day here- shame I have to work it would be perfect for a morning run
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