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30/01/2009 at 21:31
30/01/2009 at 21:33

 sorry, trying to maintain my anonymity - you know what groupies are like .

Glad it's Friday - very busy week, as usual. Have a great weekend all!

31/01/2009 at 10:20
Morning all! Here at work ready for the final.
31/01/2009 at 11:32
Howard, is that just the entry fee for NYM from 209 Events?
31/01/2009 at 11:45

Clock watching - quite a agree SLIM. You have to mentally as well as physically prepared for a long run. I have been mentally lacking in the last month but in 40 minutes time will be out for 10 miles.

31/01/2009 at 12:04

Hope you're having a lovely 10 miler, Smeags. I've just done an hour over the hills and far away while J was doing his hill session.  Lovely cos it was m ostly new terrain.  Had to do out and back though or I'd have been on the go too long and late to meet Jack.  Knee fine (but swelling now so am sitting here with ice to try to keep it at bay) but foot dodgy.  So glad I understand more about what all the muscles are doing now so that my mind isn't racing with my own manufactured horror stories of what might be wrong.

31/01/2009 at 12:12

I know - £300 is a LOT for an entry fee.  Even the Ironman doesn't cost that much and that lasts 16 hours!  Spose it costs a lot to close the roads in NY for the best part of a day. 

Even if it's the only other marathon I do, I will do NY. Although not this year I fear ...    I'm not sure if, if I got a place in the ballot, I could defer it if my knee didn't play ball. Must look into it, because I think if you enter three times and are not successful you get guaranteed entry for the fourth year.  As I've got one refusal already for last year, it'd be good not to waste it.

31/01/2009 at 12:14
sorry = keep thinking of things to say.   I can tell how hard I've been working lately because I'm not getting through RW mag each month before the next one arrives. I've still got bits of two issues ago to read!  AR calls it my running porn.  When my exams are finished I'm going to reward myself with reading more of the Twilight books. C bought me the second book as a present last week but I can't start reading it cos I'll read it instead of revising.
31/01/2009 at 13:25
Howard Road Runner wrote (see)
The Lord was very pleasant.

The Gospel according to St Howard, Chapter 12 verse 23
31/01/2009 at 13:32
Ran back home from Cambridge, after taking younger one to library. They've all now gone to a party, and I got a bracing run in the chill East Anglian wind. 13 miles in a seemingly unhurried 1:59, but then the wind, muddy fields and a Hastings-esque steep hill after 6.5 miles did slow me a little.
31/01/2009 at 13:53
Chi that's good going .
31/01/2009 at 14:25
£300 gets you guaranteed race entry only! Entry + flights = £949! Hotels extra.
31/01/2009 at 14:57

good run chi -

have spent the morning - which has turned into 3pm moving computer from one sons room to other sons - realise this will limit my useage probably more - never mind... am exhausted now!! did lots of furniture moving and cupboard clearing and washing covers off sofas..... it is theraputic but quite tiring... now going to rest up for half tomorrow at watford - its quite a hilly course but thought I would TRY and go a bit quicker - push myself a bit - (only a bit mind - dont expect any world records!!)

was in third team last night at quiz night at primary school where i work - with the other teachers - i was surprised how much i got though.... it was a laugh -

off to lounge now.... 

31/01/2009 at 14:58
still have not seen march runners world yet....
31/01/2009 at 15:07

Hotels are the most expensive part as I have been looking. I don't understand that in one of the worst global recessions in recent times the hoteliers are still charging extortionate rates. There will be thousands of empty rooms every day at the rates they are charging. I simply will not pay £200. - £300.  per night for an average 3 star hotel and I'm not roughing it in a 1 star.

The £300. also gets you on the bus to the start at 4am in the morning but 209 Events are an expensive way of getting a place. The best way is to run for charity where the entry and bus to the start are included and you make your own travel arrangements. They always have places available and do not expect you to raise anywhere near as much as the FLM.

Well done on your run this morning Hen. Hope the knee and foot settle down soon. A few G&T's this evening will help

Good running Chi. It's nice to take the foot off the gas and enjoy the run.

31/01/2009 at 15:15

Forgot to mention that my less is more strategy for January has worked. Just back from my first 10 mile run since 23rd Dec where my time was 1:25 and today on exactly the same route I did it in 1:19 which I'm pleased with as I struggled for most of It. The cold wind didn't help but now I've showered and eaten I feel good.

SLIM, you are on the front cover

31/01/2009 at 15:36
yeh right....... will see when I see it...... hope she looks nice....
31/01/2009 at 15:40
XCR
31/01/2009 at 18:03

Hi Guys. Did 17.6 today. Wasn't expecting the .6 but gmap pedometer didn't quite get me finished in the 17 i was expecting. It was tough but not as tough as last week. Averaged 9.01mm. I say that but i nipped to loo at friends house who cycled last 10 with me. I stopped at least twice to either eat a gel or drink. What does everyone else do? Do they keep their watch running. I don't am beginning to worry that my times are therefore not realistic. Hubbys says as i'm training then stopping watch to drink is fine because its not like im stopping to keel over. Though i felt like it a few times today!

Good running Chi!

Susan .... ahhh bless if i had a scanner i would send the article over to you.

31/01/2009 at 18:12

great run XCR - these days I dont stop watch for loo and drinks etc - if its a LSR - mainly cos i am too idle and will prob forget to put back on - good pace though - well done!!

will see magazine tomorrow one of the others doing watford is taking hers for me to see.

 off for supper then early night ready for chilly half tomorrow.... 

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