sub or about 4h30 hopefully

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18/04/2013 at 22:29
My parents in the past have seen me at mile 19 and got to birdcage walk in time to see me... They said they just made it though...I think it will be busier than usual this year.
19/04/2013 at 10:12
Fenn, I'm also hoping for 4.15, but will be pleased to get under 4.30 - are you using RW pacer, or do you have your own plan?
19/04/2013 at 10:33

I have no plan!!! Niggles aside..

Option 1 (most likely): I think I was planning to run 20miles as a training run (circa 10 min miles) and then push a little every mile from there on if feeling good! that is more like a 4:20 finish time.  I always am a bit conservative and would rather a great day out feeling great all the way round.

Option 2: Go round with pacing group for 4:15 and push myself a little all the way round.. this will be my best chance of getting 4:15 going with a group... but this depends on what pen they are in?

I think they are starting in Pen 5 can not remember (Annie/ Denise/ anyone) if you are yet to go to the Expo... its definately worth going to Runners World stand and picking up a pacer card. They will be able to tell you what pen the 4:15 pacing group is starting in. I think it's 5 for blue. If you do this could you please let me know too.. would be appreciated. The pacer looks hot which I think would make it all the more enjoyable.



19/04/2013 at 10:40
Pacer for me then! Was going to do 9.50 for first half and take it from there, but going with a pacer saves looking at watch all the time, but 9.43 could be risking it a bit for later on.... Decisions, decisions!
19/04/2013 at 10:59

I am looking at my 4:15 pacing band and don't think the times are beyond me at all......decisions decisions!!

One positive for finding the pacing group is I will be running alongside others with similar targets and that I think would be nice

19/04/2013 at 11:00

Im going for all out attack!!

19/04/2013 at 11:05

Mark.! Your training and race plan seems to be spot on.. so go for it! Are you enjoying the carbs having been training without them?


19/04/2013 at 11:23

Sick of carbs already. Monday night is curry and a bottle of Tattinger.

19/04/2013 at 12:05

Steak and red wine for me!

19/04/2013 at 12:14

What is everyone doing in terms of carb loading? I had a thai curry last night! I was looking at the food in the supermarket and literally hadnt a clue what to get  I did buy some wholemeal bagels and I'll be having that for lunch today with some soup and maybe one as a mid-afternoon snck. Problem is, I'm not really hungry. Also, I'm trying to keep up my hydration levels whcih is something I'm not very good at and I'm visiting the ladies so often it's ridiculous

19/04/2013 at 13:02
Denise I'm not feeling hungry either- only needs a banana on wholemeal and I'm already feeling stuffed - crazy days!
19/04/2013 at 13:57

Im not going over board. Good point I need to drink more water!

Spag bol last night. Soup and toast for lunch today. Tonight Prawns and wholemeal rice dish. Tomorrow will have jacket potatoe for lunch and in the evening pasta and sauce dish.

Will had a bagel tomorrow and popcorn for snack today. nothing OTT avoiding  unhealthy stuff and fizzy drinks.

19/04/2013 at 15:33

I'm moving towards wrapping up my week in the office, ticking off the last few bits & pieces - isnt it strange to think that the next time we're at our desks we'll have done it!? 

19/04/2013 at 15:42

yes looking forward to getting my life back

Are you travelling to London tomorrow?



19/04/2013 at 17:23
good luck to you all running this weekend. have a great day X
19/04/2013 at 22:36
Hi Fenn,
Setting off at 9 am tomorrow, just about finished packing. Hitting the hay in a mo...think I ave everything!
19/04/2013 at 22:48
Expo done, great fun. Strapping re done on my ankle. Spending all of tomoz with everything possible crossed that all of our niggles don't get in the way of our times and more importantly our enjoyment of what is one of the best events on the planet
19/04/2013 at 23:13

Good luck everyone! I'll be on the course shouting at you! Hopefully I'll get time tomorrow (after a nearly 20 mile run!) to make a big banner - it'll be white with "Lincoln Wellington" written on a background of red white and black stripes.

And even on my week in Rotterdam I managed two 10k runs and a cross country 4 miler once I got home today! Up this week at 1.30am, 3 x 5.30am, and 4.30am today, so well and truely pooped!

20/04/2013 at 04:21
Good luck everyone, I'm just leaving for Glasgow airport into gatwick then straight expo.

Hope everyone has a great run and succeeds beyond their expectations.

I'll be wearing pink girlie breast cancer care vest with my name( robert) on front if you spot me say hello!

Well enjoy, take care and keep safe everyone x
20/04/2013 at 08:45
Hi all, how exciting!

Good luck to all and enjoy the day, remember all the hard work is done xxxxx

will be around most of the day as have a relaxing day at home planned. Woke up with a stiff shoulder yesterday so not a great does feel better this morning already so at least its a distraction .

I will have Sarah on my purple great ormond street top, please say hi!
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