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Mudchute Live 22/04/2012

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09/04/2012 at 18:35

Well doen NoPain and Nikki!

For those of you who may be trying to identify some ugly mugs on VLM day......

09/04/2012 at 21:29
Are the ugly mugs in the other groups then?
10/04/2012 at 08:40

Hi all,

Sorry I haven't posted for a while. Had a week off with a cold after abandoning my final 20 miler at 7 miles. Did my first run, 12 miles on Sunday, and it was a PB! ran it a marathon pace and did it in 1:42:33 so well chuffed!

Only 12 days to go people! 

10/04/2012 at 09:32
Hello Group 4 - I have sent you Funny Hat as an adoptee.  Please be kind to him and do not make fun of his hat
10/04/2012 at 10:21

Morning all,

How is the taper going?

I hope I'm not the only person running a Spring marathon who is starting to feel really fat and lazy, I almost just want to get Brighton out of the way so that I can go back to normal training! Goal for this week is to stretch as much as possible and sleep as much as possible too, but have been having marathon nightmares the last couple of days (paranoid about sleeping late on Sunday and missing the start of the race, realising I forgot to bring my trainers to Brighton, having to run in just bra and knickers etc).

Thank you to everyone who emailed me details and photos, if you want to be included on future Group 4 emails please Direct Message me your address. Otherwise we will include all information on this thread.

Thank you!

10/04/2012 at 10:21
Welcome Funny Hat
Iron Pingu    pirate
10/04/2012 at 10:22

Morning Fourers .. less than 2 weeks!  Time to start getting paranoid about catching a lurghy (which everyone I work with seem to have ...grrr)

Glad your feeling better James.

Nice picture MWW.

I did a 15 miler on Sunday and that's me done now, no more running until the big day.  I more or less had last year off running wise due to an Achilles injury and I could feel it tweaking on Sunday so don't want to risk making it worse.  All the trainings done now so not so bothered ... will get out more on the bike

10/04/2012 at 10:37

Good call IP, I've noticed a few friends on Twitter all sneaking in one more long run, followed by a lot of panic about pulled muscles and dodgy knees. I'll go for a short run on Thursday and will probably do a 15 minute stroll along the seafront on Saturday but that's it, next time I run longer than 5km will be in the marathon. Eeek!

10/04/2012 at 12:08

Hey all,

James - sounds like the rest did you a world of good mate! Really pleased your 12 miler went so well.

Xine267 - oh don't get me strated on marathon nightmares! I am away for work in Scotland next week and my currently nightmare is that I get stuck there and can't get back on time, I keep having little panics about random things as well - like forgetting my timing chip etc etc. Also have I PM'd you my email address? I am starting to get confused

 My plan was to do a V02 max run tonight followed by easy short runs until next week - but my knee is still a bit...well 'off'' I suppose. So instead I have my massage booked for thursday and I am going to concentrate on stretching and rolling this week instead of running. I know I can run - I'd just like it to be niggle free!

Am also trying to make sure I drink enough - with a big bottle on my table. This is making me have to do a lot of toilet breaks - I don't think anyone has noticed yet though so I seem to be getting away with it!

10/04/2012 at 12:17

Hi Nikki,

Ah, I've also got a big bottle of water on my desk. At least all the trips up & down stairs to the ladies are giving me a bit of a workout. Haha!

I hope that the Brighton timing chip is on the number, because if not then I don't have one! I better check the FAQs on the website before that makes an appearance in my nightmares tonight.

I don't think I have your email address, I sent a group email out over the bank holiday weekend so if you didn't get one from me then could you PM it through again & I'll copy you in on the next one.

10/04/2012 at 13:02
Funny Hat reporting for duty !

Thanks for taking me under your wing, to see me without the funny hat have a look at

Not sure if I am going to run dressed as an Olympian yet, any views ?

Will confirm race number later. I am aiming for 3:29 so I guess I will be with you around 2:20?

10/04/2012 at 13:51

Hello Funny Hat!

How are you enjoying tapering?

Looks like you had a good run at Reading half (sorry snooping at your photographs). I live just outside of Reading and remember the Flintstones making the newspaper. We have probably been at a lot of the same races,

Have you used the costume for anything longer than a half? Just thinking on a practical side really - whether there could be any itchy or rubbing parts that you weren't aware of yet. It would certainly make you easier to spot!

10/04/2012 at 13:57
Hi Nikki, only used the outfit at Reading so far ! Does get a fair bit of attention which is always good ! Fred and Wilma are in the cupboard just in case I tempt Wilma out of retirement !

I run for Reading Road Runners and try and support most of the local races.

Best training to date for me and feeling really good for 26.2 in 12 days time.

Are you running or supporting ?

10/04/2012 at 14:44

 Aww a RRR! I am a Sandhurst Jogger.

i am *hoping* to be running - like everyone else am now trying to avoid all the people in my office with coughs/colds/general lurgy and moving around with extra care.

A lady in our club had to drop out one year after falling down the stairs a week or two before the big day.

(Sorry to make everyone paranoid!)

10/04/2012 at 16:13

Hello all

Xine - I can empathise with the fat, lazy feeling. I will have to embark on serious diet after VLM!

No Pain - LOL!

James - plased your run went well, at least you have had the cold now!

Nikki - I am surrounded by coughs and colds, also paranoid. Just taken out shares in hand gel, echanacia, Vit C and Vicks First Defence!

Iron Pingu    pirate
10/04/2012 at 17:13

I've been on the First Defence for a week now ... I'm sat between 2 guys with chest infections ..  

11/04/2012 at 05:51
6.5 miles yesterday half mile intervals at 5:10mm pace, just about to step out the door for a nice easy 10 miles. Last week and this has seen my double runs on a day be cut down to just one run, next week is the big part of my taper, but like everyone else keeping away from anyone who is showing any symptoms of a cold.

Nice photo what dose everyone else look like?...
12/04/2012 at 11:29

I will try to get a photo up this weekend. I have had to drop off my spare T-shirt to get my name printed again after realising my fuelling belt covered up my name along the bottom. The shop in my area charged £6 for front and back which I thought was ok? Saves having to sort it at the expo.

I have *really* restless legs today - doing mini walking laps of my office to try and sort it out.

Iron Pingu    pirate
12/04/2012 at 11:43

Think I bought some iron on letters one year off ebay, they were pretty good.

BN, know that restless leg feeling, does my head in!

.. and I had a London Marathon dream last night!  Lots of it is blurry, but I had the medal but didn't know my time.  Then someone told me I was 10 minutes quicker that last time and I was massively p1ssed off!  Weird!

12/04/2012 at 13:58

LOL I like that it annoyed you!

I had a dream I had the medal but couldn't remember running the race, I wish it would actually be that easy!

I didn't think of iron on letters! Never mind perhaps next time...

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