Sub 5 hours

Slow, steady but determined.

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18/10/2004 at 22:48
fair play JJ

i bet lochaber will be fab

so ive entered it as well
hey, why not
19/10/2004 at 10:44
Hello all..just back from Amsterdam too. Was aiming for 2.25, and got 2.23.33, but was shattered at the end!

Nice thing is now, if i put that time into a race time predictor thingy...for the first time its predicts a marathon at sub 5: 4.59.32.

Mind you, was so exhausted at the end of the half i cant comprehend running another 13 miles on top of it for a full marathon distance..even though i've done it before!
19/10/2004 at 10:47
There's a lot of time between now and London Tinks and a hell of a lot of miles :-) Just think, lots of people don't even start training til December!!!!

19/10/2004 at 10:58
Very true JJ, and as i've done it once i know i can do it again, but its funny how your mind prepares for the distance you are running and that only... every time i've done a half i've felt just unable to put one foot in front of the other at speed when i've finished!
19/10/2004 at 11:26
When I did my marathon training last year I found my self thinking 'oh it's an 8 miler today, goody a short one' Mad :-)
19/10/2004 at 11:54
Hi Tinks well done on your PB. how are the legs today? As JJ says you have a good few months to get the training in and increase your endurance.

I had an easy session at the gym this morning and will be running with a few others this evening.
19/10/2004 at 12:00
Hi Guys. Just thought I'd log in - I did a nice comfortable 8 mile run on Sunday. It felt good. Last night I did spinfit - excellent for the agression I had built up during the day (work is very stressful at the moment) as I pretended that with each downstroke I was sticking stiletos into my boss's groin! Tonight is running club - I actually hope we are doing a hill training session - I really enjoy those.

Jane I still haven't entered Dundee yet - I do still hope to do it. How about you?
19/10/2004 at 12:03
MM, I have entered and got my number so I will be there.
Hope your work becomes less stressful soon.
19/10/2004 at 12:05
I have filled out the form - I just need to remember to bring my chequebook!
19/10/2004 at 12:42
Thanks Jane. Legs are ok, though a good day on my feet sighseeing around Amsterdam has helped to make me pretty darn tired from the weekend! Enjoyed the race (apart from the, running into the stadium with the Gladiator theme blaring was cool.

I have a crazy few weeks coming up including 10 days in the US working, so running will be a bit patchy, so now using the enforced 'rest' time for a bit of a diet to shift a few pounds. Then back to it.. next half in my sights in Feb i'll go for 2.20 there. :)
19/10/2004 at 12:45
Well done Tinks, you must be pleased with that time.

debbo - oh yes, do come to the IOM.
19/10/2004 at 13:14
Thanks Shades.

I'm still slow, but its nice to be able to see improvement over the last few races i have done. I must be doing something, however small, right!
19/10/2004 at 13:16
you run about my speed by the sounds of it
My pb is 2.23 for a half as well
19/10/2004 at 13:23
Hippo...i love your posts as yes, they souind just like me. I'm not as much of a gin lover as you though :)
19/10/2004 at 13:33
probably why you arent my size then Tinks;)
19/10/2004 at 14:23
Hippo - Is gin fattening? You must try that Cork Gin this weekend, I tried to buy a bottle for you at Cork airport in July but they made me put it back (not eligible for duty free shopping).
19/10/2004 at 14:25
lol hippo, trust me, i have quite a set of curves on me! Have put on a stone since about April, so need to remove it pronto.

So will cut down the carbs dramatically (sorry anti Atkins peeps, but its the only thing that works for me..) do light running, then start slowly added them back in and cranking up the distances for the next 1/2..!
19/10/2004 at 16:11
whaddya mean no duty free?

shades, i think it must be fattening
Im actually eating LESS than a year ago
19/10/2004 at 16:14
It can't be the gin - it is made from really healthy berries and stuff. And everyone knows that slimline tinic and a slice of lime cancels out any calories it might have....???
19/10/2004 at 16:51
Couldn't buy it from the duty free shop because I was flying to the UK. I should have bought it before I got to the airport.
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