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07/02/2013 at 15:46

I feel so sorry for Rosa.

07/02/2013 at 16:02


So those on facebook might have noticed (Wabo & AH have already!) that I had a running dream last night.. it's my most common recurring dream ever, and I usually get it at least once in the run up to a marathon - in short, I get lost half way through indoors somewhere, it's always quite distressing!

The 2 things that made it a nicer dream this time were 1) Russell decided to run it with me, bless him (assuming the significance of this is that he will be there with me through childbirth!!) and 2) I found Jovi at the end and she excitedly told me she'd come first lady in a new pb of 3.18! It was Edinburgh Marathon though so hate to say it Jovi but not sure in reality that time would win that particular mararthon. You were with Steve and showing me a massive certificate you got and some clothings and vouchers and stuff. You were beaming ear to ear, it was very vivid and lovely and made up for me having to pull out of the race due to getting lost. I was even still pregnant in the dream too, haha!

A 3rd thing that made the dream better than usual was not having to get up and go out on a 20 mile training run in the cold too!

Sorry for not keeping up with you all on here. Those doing London or Manchester marathons, I am planning on / hoping to come and spectate at both! So it would be great if baby and I can cheer some of you on. Will ask nearer the time who is doing what and hopefully be back running myself by then so I can be more in the loop with the whole scene again

07/02/2013 at 16:51

Hello all

Firstly for those new to the thread please dont ANY NOTICE of what you are about to read. I am a bit of a fraud on this thread but will never leave

So After my sub 45 treadmill 10k last Friday and a good quality 20 on Sunday made a big call, with Gloucester cancelled I was already behind target in terms of my long runs for Comrades so on Tuesday sent Foxy Dave an e-mail changed my day off for the week and ran Day 1 of the Quadzilla marathons today. My plan was simple run by feel for the first half then decide what to do. Felt good from the start so happy when I went through half way in 1.49. Time to decide. Target 1 a 3.40 for a better Comrades pem target 2 a 3.45 target 3 a PB. Well as Meat loaf said 2 out of 3 aint bad. 3.41.25 was a new pb by 6 and a half minutes, Up to the last mile I thought I had a chance but felt awful and saw it going. If Im honest could maybe have gone a few seconds faster but hey. Could I have done it if I had done a taper who knows but still very happy.. I have 2 and half  weeks to the 40 so going to take it easy!

07/02/2013 at 17:29

mcs, sorry to hear about redundancy. not nice but you seem optimistic.

3:41 mara - Nice one Martin ! Strange how sometimes you get a good run out when least expected. and if you're a fraud on this thread? whats that make me? and yes, taper would make you faster... less fade I think.

Howard, sorry the police have been no use.

AH, perfect pacing on that run. You will feel more tired with energy levels already drained, so good time to eat well before that XC.

07/02/2013 at 18:29
frc you are a total fraud but your story of the last year is part of my motivatipn so thanks

few hours on feel ok little walk later then back to work friday. None of my staff know and going to see if I can get through the day without anyone spotting what ive been up to. bit of fun but would show I recovered well
07/02/2013 at 18:30
must stop posting on the phone!
07/02/2013 at 18:47

oh howard thats just awful for rosa

hen well done on your 18, you made me laugh about that voice!

martin bimey well done on the mara! sorry about the redundancy

booked Jodie and Cleo's flights here for summer again today!! Woo hoo so excited but not wishing the months away, just nice to look forward to.  Right off to running club for me



07/02/2013 at 19:04
Nice logic on the long run Hen. Have no real plan or logic and let's face it even any long runs on my plan... Oops must seriously put my mind to it am useless.

Martin ... Wow ...

HRR very very annoying for you and Rosa. ...
07/02/2013 at 19:05
Can't quite get my head round you doing a 17 and 18 in 5 days Hen ... Should I worry ? ?
07/02/2013 at 19:55

Well I 'm not worrying, Susan.  It's keeping my body guessing - which is good for adaption and, if you think about it, I did 17.5 last week and 18 this week so not even a real increase in distance. And now 10 days till the first 20. Might do 10 or something early next week but I'm only managing to run 3x a week at the mo.  TBH I don't suppose I'd have worked up to 20 so soon if it wasn't for the Bramley 20 coming so early. But I've never done it and it's a huge club race so wanted to give it a go. Will stick at or slower to 10 min miles so I don't end in pieces. I have already been giving Paddington stares to a few club members who talk about racing it, even though they're marathon training.

07/02/2013 at 21:17

Martin leading the way... nice one matey! (gives me a new target if nothing else!! )

Hen - lovely LSR, enjoy the "rest"... 

mcs - bummer... not good news

07/02/2013 at 21:32

Martin that is fabulous! I am not surprised, you clearly have the ability. Just think what you could do on a superflat course! Make sure you take a moment or two out to celebrate

07/02/2013 at 23:16
Loving the Paddington stares AH
08/02/2013 at 00:17
Yeah what's a Paddington stare? Steely look as if you're going pinch their marmalade sandwich perhaps.
I was told not to race my 20 last year so AH is, as always, spot on. Will take a lot out of legs. Race is April, not Feb or March.

No major aches on Tuesday but very tired legs, could only jog/ shuffle, slow 4miles with breaks, stretches. Mostly just cheered on club pals doing speed session.

Tonight, ran on feel, see how legs were, ended up doing 5 miles in 40 minutes. Legs remarkably good. Still taking it easy till at least next Thursday or week Sunday nothing over 5 miles, no speed work.
Did go past club pal near the end, him flat out. he was giving me Paddington stares after we got back, as to why im not doing XC on Sunday. I always rest the week after an event so never in plans. Mrs FRC is doing a 10k in Southport so supporting her.

Where is Monkey Man? Where is Judderman ?
08/02/2013 at 00:18

FOTD even?
08/02/2013 at 07:37
FOTD does not count sorry FRC

Nice to see TUTU popping in. Yes where is monkyman and Judderman ?
08/02/2013 at 09:13

One week left to work in the most successful office in Europe and then onwards and upwards to new fields.  Could have stayed with my colleague till the end of March but had enough and got redundancy so going to be a pro athlete for a week or two. Got one offer already, bit low pay but a job. Better than dole.
Happy running to all this weekend. Must get a long run in this weekend with GG only four weeks or so away.

08/02/2013 at 10:26

2 miles done! Two days off for work this weekend then back to it on Monday, Maybe even 2.5 miles!

08/02/2013 at 12:22
Advice for France study visit one week not much time to run. 3 runs? Meant to be doing 16 miler....
08/02/2013 at 12:50

hi all, we all are juggling it in eh?  Everything I plan seems to revolve around my long run!

Run well this weekend sub four buddies

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