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Slow, steady but determined.

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M...eldy    pirate
21/11/2004 at 16:22
Josie thats brilliant - you must be chuffed with that !!

Jane - probably a good descision to stick to the gym byt he sounds of it!
21/11/2004 at 16:47
Chuffed but I know I can do better. I can see that 55 min pb going in the spring. I just need to run over distance.

I still managed my 7 min miling over the last 400 ms Got up to 6:35 just before the finish :-)
21/11/2004 at 16:48
I'll be interested to see the finish pictures. I was suffering :-)
21/11/2004 at 16:53
oooh 600
21/11/2004 at 17:42
JJ a sprint finish, wow.

sadly I psychologically start slowing down as soon as I see the finish line, and don't push myself as hard as I could, the only thing that may spur me on is if another running tries to overtake me at the last minute.
21/11/2004 at 19:27
Home now having just completed my last marathon of the year, sad cos it's the last one in 2004 but happy cos I'm a bit weary.
Fabulous race (Cornish) very hard hills, did 5.07 bit disappointed but Ok as I've had a raised RHR for 3 days and thought i was coming down with the lurgy. I'm OK though and promptly scoffed 2 'proper Cornish pasties' at the finish. Weather was lovely, especially for Bodmin Moor.

Tomorrow I start my training plan, 50mpw for the first week.
debbo    pirate
21/11/2004 at 21:19
Well done JJ and Shades. Fantastic time JJ, especially into a wind! Shades - 5.07 is not bad for a possible lurgy and big hills!!
21/11/2004 at 22:22
Well done Shades, 5.07 not a bad time considering.
22/11/2004 at 08:16
Well done Shades

The Cornish Marathon is said to be pretty tough.

I hope the Lurgy doesn't develop.
22/11/2004 at 09:18
If you want a laugh

Scary pictures

Click on Brighton 10K

In the 50 to 55 folder, page 6 3rd row picture 2 is Mr J

In the 55 to 60 folder, page 4 3rd row 2 in is me :-)
22/11/2004 at 11:20
The Cornish is tough, the hardest road marathon I've ever done, I believe Langdale is harder but haven't done that one (yet).
Amazingly I met 3 ladies yesterday doing their first marathon, respect for doing the Cornish as their first.
22/11/2004 at 12:34
Hi, snow, ice and cold weather gone overnight. Decided to do a half marathon on my own to make up for yesterday. Kept up a good pace but wasn't flat out or feeling too tired at any point and finished in 2.18.32 so not bad.

JJ I will have another go at finding your pics but my popup stopper keeps blocking out the photos!!! wish I knew why computers do this sort of thing.

Shades, so Cornish was tougher than Loch Ness.
22/11/2004 at 12:46
Well done Jane on your half marathon.

Loch Ness is pancake flat compared to the Cornish. No comparison at all.
22/11/2004 at 12:50
Well done Jane

Not running today as I am shattered and I have a small but painful blister from yesterday. Back on it tomorrow :-)

I am going to do my first run over 6 miles on Thursday. Marathon mileage starts here.
23/11/2004 at 10:10
3 miles done this morning


It hurt :-)

I must have given my all on Sunday.

23/11/2004 at 12:04
JJ look after that blister, and take it easy if you are still feeling sore from Sunday.

I had an easy session at the gym this morning after feeling fairly tired yesterday afternoon and evening. Legs feel okay this morning so planning my usual run with a few others this evening, but will try to keep the pace down a bit.

I have entered no more races but am thinking of doing a 10 miler in December but will just enter on the day.
23/11/2004 at 12:48
Jane - you certainly get some training in, most impressive.
23/11/2004 at 14:20
Shades most of my training is done at a very easy pace or sometimes a steady pace, nothing too fast or hard, if I am feeling tired I would have a rest day. Anyway Shades you do far more training sessions and training miles than me :))) My longest run since running the Loch Ness marathon has been 13.1 miles, thinking of going for 14 miles this weekend and building up to 18 miles before Xmas, what do you think, too much too soon? Would like to have a go at my half marathon PB in early February and then do a couple of 20 milers before London or Lochaber.
23/11/2004 at 15:27
I am shattered!!!
Rest day for me tomorrow. I must be getting old :-)
23/11/2004 at 16:01
JJ get an early night if you can and take it easy tomorrow.

Just input my recent half marathon time into the RW and Mcmillan calculators and they give times of 4.48.49 and 4.52.10 with the McMillan one being the slower. Just have to get those long runs done now:))
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