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Mudchute Live 22/04/2012

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25/03/2012 at 15:59

Did my only concession to the predominant paradigm of long running today, 3 hours and 5 mins.  I've done quite a few 18 milers but I'm not completely in agreement with the whole 100m in your last 5 runs, or getting up to 23 miles and that kind of thing.  I'd rather be up and running again tomorrow than sat on the sofa nursing my legs and stuffing myself with porridge!

Even at this early stage, and knowing that there'll be loads more questions to come, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who's already responded with great advice on here.  I'm feeling far more comfortable about something that I probably would have started getting very wound up about in a couple more weeks!

kittenkat    pirate
25/03/2012 at 16:01

Ratzer, the atmosphere is fantastic and you will find what you need to cross that finish line. Promise!

25/03/2012 at 16:02
How was the 10k today KK? You super speedy?
kittenkat    pirate
25/03/2012 at 16:11
B wrote (see)
How was the 10k today KK? You super speedy?

Nope, was slow for me. But managed 6th woman and 1st in age group. I think 52 out of 560.

43.19, nursing my calf which has been sore, also I've done no speedwork at all.

Also my mojo isn't there at the moment, I could have held onto third place and got a better result if I was willing to turn myself inside out, but I wasn't.

25/03/2012 at 16:35
Sounds pretty good with a sore calf, hope it heals fully soon
25/03/2012 at 16:39
I did a 10k race too.  It wasn't pretty.  I haven't trained enough and I'm really struggling with the heat, after spending all winter trying to stay acclimitised to the cold.  Afterwards I went for a sea swim, which is much more my type of thing.
kittenkat    pirate
25/03/2012 at 16:40
Thanks.
25/03/2012 at 16:49
Sounds similar to my 10k a few weeks ago KK, I just wasn't prepared to rinse myself to get a better time. Today I did give it my best, and still failed to PB (at Wilmslow HM). Now I'm panicking that since I failed to PB at 10k or HM this year I'll have no hope of PB-ing the marathon. I usually PB every distance in the run up to the marathon.
kittenkat    pirate
25/03/2012 at 16:56
CC2 - Speedy Goth wrote (see)
Sounds similar to my 10k a few weeks ago KK, I just wasn't prepared to rinse myself to get a better time. Today I did give it my best, and still failed to PB (at Wilmslow HM). Now I'm panicking that since I failed to PB at 10k or HM this year I'll have no hope of PB-ing the marathon. I usually PB every distance in the run up to the marathon.
What was your time today?
25/03/2012 at 17:11
1.28.09 (compared to my PB of 1.27.33, also run at the same stage of marathon training).
kittenkat    pirate
25/03/2012 at 17:20
CC2 - Speedy Goth wrote (see)
1.28.09 (compared to my PB of 1.27.33, also run at the same stage of marathon training).
That's not too far adrift, I think you'll be good!
25/03/2012 at 17:23
Thanks KK, I hope so!
kittenkat    pirate
25/03/2012 at 17:23
25/03/2012 at 20:33
OK, I am going to send out PMs to those who haven't got in contact yet.  There aren't many of them, as you have all been so good at getting in contact promptly.  I think I am lucky to have a good bunch this year
25/03/2012 at 20:48
If anyone knows jshrew in the real world can they ask him to get in touch.  He has messaging blocked.
25/03/2012 at 22:13
CC2 the cheers at Mudchute and Fetchpoint will make up that little bit of difference

26/03/2012 at 15:54
Hello Neighbours ... popping in to borrow a glass of fizzy and remind you that you'll need a sign with your group number on it - either on poles or over the front of the barrier
26/03/2012 at 15:56
Thanks TP.  I've been keeping my eye out for something to make it from.  I feel a good rummage around the chops coming on as I have an urge to spend money, and if I am shopping for VLM then I won't be splashing out so much on me
26/03/2012 at 15:59
I made mine by painting on a white pillow case one year.
26/03/2012 at 22:23
kittenkat wrote (see)

Ratzer, the atmosphere is fantastic and you will find what you need to cross that finish line. Promise!


Cheers, KK.  I should mention that run was 21+ miles, so only 5 to find.  It's just going to be trying to fit them into the same time that might be more difficult!!

D'ya know what, I've never even spectated the LM in any incarnation.  I think while I was studenting in London, once upon a time, it always fell in the Easter break, otherwise known as the revise-bloody-hard-there-are-exams-in-May break.  I am looking forward to a great day out, punctuated by gritting teeth and aching feet - but that's what a day out in London with the kids is usually like!

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