I used to live in Marlow! ...and Medmenham, and several other places round there; what route does the half do?
no spring marathon as yet, though I wouldn't bet against just turning up to do one with only a week's notice!
the main plan is to go out to either Barcelona or Palma in October and jog round before spending a few days in the bars and beaches!
might have to look it up and come down for the weekend! when is it?! I'd have to stay at my sister's and fulfil some uncle duties, but nephews would enjoy watching. One got really upset last year as he thought Uncle Jim was going to win the VLM!
Wind? Oh we've got it bad again here. I'm off out for a marathon paced 8 miles soon.
Hi Andrew and welcome to the thread. For my Spring marathons I'm doing Brighton the week before VLM and then VLM. Then my autumn marathons are yet to be decided. If you want to do Beachy then you'd better enter soon as it fills up quickly. I've done it 4 times and it's my favourite marathon - oh, and everyone walks at some stage in Beachy
and I'm sure I'll be walking some of Snowdonia!!!
btw mcmillanrunning.com now says I should run some lunatic sort of time for 26.2, can't remember exactly (I checked last night) but it was in the region of 3:45. Blimey!
for much of the last 2 years Greg McMillan has "predicted" most of my PBs from other race times, but for 26.2 which isn't quite there yet. Problem is, he expects training!!! If I can reduce my PB in 2013/14 as much as I did in 2010/11 then all will be good. That des make a 3:31 though. Ooops!
Club run tonight, 9.3 total, in 86 mins...
well done bigeater; I swear by running with clubmates; we do the usual Tuesday and Thursday runs, but also meet as a group for LSRs on a Sunday, which is great motivation for getting up and keeping going! we also run as one or two or three at other times of the week, depending on who wants to do a run, so it's really easy to get out!
think my mileage has topped 30 for this week now, so with another 6 or 7 tomorrow I'll be back after last week's "easy" 23!
Nice running Bigeater and a decent mileage which is even better if you include all the walking you do in your job. Oh and Jim isn't allowed to leave us as he's been on here with us for ages
Andrew, Abingdon is very popular with forumites 'cos, as you say, it's pancake flat. I've only done it once and didn't like it much because it was so flat! Having said that, there's great support from forumites/Fetchies and as it's a 2 loop route it's good for supporters too and the marshalls are very friendly.
7 hilly/undulating miles @ marathon pace for me today
15.6 today, lots of rain and a few aches but generally okay. I'll not describe the blood......!
I have, for stupidity's sake, entered next Sunday's very hill evil death-to-all-runners 30k race. Lovely!
tough week for me... work and running But a weekend with my daughter has put me right. Looking forward to next weeks runs.
Where's the evil death to all runners race Jim?
Bigeater, thats a good LSR under the legs now, How'd yours go andrew? I only did 12 this afternoon and got soaked!!
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