Talkback: ASICS Target 26.2 Team: Colin

Introducing the second member of our ASICS Target 26.2 team - Colin (aka knight rider) PB Hunter Colin will be mentored by Steve Smythe on t...

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15/12/2011 at 18:17
As everyone says, well done and well deserved.  Enjoy
15/12/2011 at 19:10
Excellent news! Congrats KR, a truly deserving candidate. Steve is a great mentor too.
15/12/2011 at 21:58
Wahey! Excellent. Good luck, dude!
15/12/2011 at 22:42
Well done indeed KR

15/12/2011 at 22:47
KR stole your background idea too!
15/12/2011 at 23:45

Well done mate! I'll be following your progress closely. Though my PB is 3.52, I'm actually looking at a 3.15 target for the Spring.... so I'll be looking for you to pass on tips! I'm probably going to do the new Marathon of the North in Sunderland in May... means I can work a little behind your schedule. Enjoy Saturday (I'm now going on an all day drinking session!!)....

15/12/2011 at 23:55
Well done! Well deserved . Will be following closely (and supporting!)
16/12/2011 at 00:12

Wardi, I don't have a full set of toenails and one my toes bends the wrong way, so I guess my foot modelling days are over. Got nice ankles though if that helps. Were you a previous winner of this competition?

Hi Shaggy, are you following P&D? Will be interesting to see how the schedules differ if at all? We are meeting up with the coaches on Saturday, so it will be a good chance to discuss training, goals, upcoming races within the schedule etc.

Hi Sal f, I'm hoping to do a half marathon in March sometime, but will see how the schedule pans out and what dates are free. Retford is a good course and I came close to my PB there earlier this year although I didn't realise it during the race!

All I want for Christmas…, Paris is the 15th of April and I think 1 week before VLM, so will be in taper madness first!

Martin, I hope to be seeing a few of the Parisian bars post race! One of my objectives during this training period is to drastically cut back on alcohol. That makes me sound like a boozer, when in fact I drink in moderation and within the governments guidlines. I was impressed with your alcohol abstention during your Forum 6 thread ealrier this year. I think it did play a part on your sub 3 time you achieved.

mcs, yes I'm interested in the food side of things and what to eat when i get hunger pangs - late night can be my downfall!

Good luck with the London campaign Amy, reading your post on the sub 3.15 campaign I think you are on the right track - I'm looking for good tips too, so if you hear any let me know .

Hi Snowlent - I never did get to changing my forum name to an Xmas one, thought it might get a bit confusing .

Good to see some of the regular forumites on here. It's wierd as I know you guys & your sense of humour from other threads, they all tend not to be about running, so I've not got much idea of your running goals or if you are mara training too!

16/12/2011 at 00:13

Sorry, second post was meant to be on someone else's thread... but it applies to you too!

16/12/2011 at 00:24

Cheers Simon, hope there's some good advice & ideas coming out of this thread. I'm glad Martin O' Neil has gone to Sunderland, he'll do well there. There was talk of him coming back to Leicester before they opted for Pearce, but I think he is such a God here it would have tarnished his reputation if he hadn't repeated an expected similiar result to last time. He's a great motivator and is very passionate about what he does - very good qualities in a manger.

Busy day at work and after, picking up kids from grandparents and taking the eldest one to his school disco. Laden with £2 he came out with an impressive array of glow sticks - reminded me of a late 80' acid house party. Got home, cooked tea and getting them ready for bed it was late run for me. Out of the house at 8.00pm for a 10 mile run. Felt a bit knacker TBH, but managed a steady pace of 7.45 pace with a few 8.10 miles and one cheeky sub 7 mile. 24 miles for the week so far and one run left on Sunday should take it up to about 36 miles. Although I've not got my schedule yet, I'm just keeping it ticking over without going mad.

16/12/2011 at 08:57
KR - house and heavy metal? Interesting combination! Does your schedule start on Monday and have you got it yet?!
16/12/2011 at 09:13

Hi Colin - I'm also a Sunderland fan (born in the area) and am really pleased we have Martin Oneil at the club - think we will gradualy climb the table now.  The foxes have had quite a journey over the last few years but there is still time this season to make a charge up the table for the playoffs.  Mind you, playoffs can add years to your life cos the only one i've been to was the 4-2 defeat by charlton many years ago when Mickey Gray missed "that" penalty; couldn't speak to anyone for a week after!!

Simon Pryde - I'm also thinking of doing the new Marathon of the North cos it's my home town - just waiting to see the route on the web site before entering - would be great to meet up again.

Enjoy today Colin as you get your kit, schedule etc.

16/12/2011 at 11:59

Hi Gul, the schedule is due to start on Boxing day. I'll be meeting uop with Steve tomorrow, so hopefully should get an idea of what I'll be doing.

Oscar, LCFC have had their fair share of managers over the past few years - on a poar with Chelsea. i really thought Sven would have made a different and I think he was, but just wasn't getting the results quick enough! I think time would have proved him right.

16/12/2011 at 12:17

Well done KR.

I have a feeling that you'll do really well, given your PBs to date. The foundations are definitely there. Steve is a brilliant mentor. Really appreciated all the advice he gave everyone else last year. I am a much better runner now, thanks to all his input. 

I'm doing the VLM again and sticking to the RW sub 3:15 schedule but will be over the moon with sub-3.20.

Good luck!

16/12/2011 at 12:37
Thanks Rob, looks like we're in the same boat with target times! Yes, I was impressed with Steve's input last year too and look forward to meeting him again tomorrow.
16/12/2011 at 13:01

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16/12/2011 at 13:18

Hoooray for KR - great news you have won a place in the competion.

 I will try to follow your progress as much as I can but ***good luck***!


16/12/2011 at 18:58
K R: I do not think people will find it confusing if you changed your name to the festive one, I suspect most people look at the avatars as much as the names and there is no similarities there. But it is nearly Christmas now, so not much time left anyway.
16/12/2011 at 19:38
Get in there, KR!!  Must have been my last minute vote swayed things  !  Be good to follow your progress and hopefully celebrate the desired outcome. 
16/12/2011 at 21:28

Congratulations and best wishes for the "journey". I'll be following your thread with interest as a former super sixer and wannabe sub315 (Brighton 04/2012 for me).

Given your other PB's you clearly have the potential for sub315. Just try to stay fit and healthy in the early weeks and don't push the pace too much.

Steve's a great mentor and is really committed to the cause. Make sure you listen to him.

Best of luck.
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