Introducing the fifth and final member of our ASICS Target 26.2 team - Emma (aka EmmaC) Emma will be mentored by Sam Murphy on this thread ...
Apologies for the typos everyone - still feeling a bit ropey!
Tenjiso - I hope Sam's program will provide you with all you need to achieve your target!
There are so many excercises that Sam could suggest - but given the time I have availiable she has chopped it down to four exercises that can be adapted to make them more challenging.
Hope that helps!
I'm still feeling queesy and very sorry for myself!
Hope you are feeling better Emma. I am also a teacher with 2 boys (aged 11 and 7) so will be following this thread to see how you get on!
I have signed up for my first ever marathon on 1st April, excited and also a bit daunted!
Good luck mathschick! Great name! The rest of my family are maths teachers - I'm the odd one out being a chemist!
Still feeling ropey - I am hoping that I will feel better tomorrow - I have a track session in the evening. Only 4 miles but they need to be good miles!
Hi KN - Sam did suggest doing them together - If i get good at them then perhaps will split them up as wil be doing them for longer. I think she would like me to try and do them three times a week. Once I feel a bit brighter I shall try them again!
mcs - hubby has been great last couple of days when I have felt poorly! But he's getting fed up with our bickering boys!
the bickering boys don't get any better as they get older - mine can be a nightmare!
oh, and I put on 4 stone with each child. I did lose it inbetween, but still haven't got back down to pre-baby weight.
I didn't put on any weight, but have gained alot of grey hairs with my 2 boys. I think all boys bicker mathschick, mine are like tooth & nail most of the time. It's when they are quiet that's the worst - what are they up to?
Tried a few of those side planks tonight Emma - not an easy one, but hopefully they'll get easier!
Congratulations! I hope you are feeling better.
I have a similarly hectic lifestyle, 3 very busy children (although older than yours) and work as a University Lecturer. I run early mornings as I provide a taxi service for the children in the evenings! I have done 3 marathons (London each time). I look forward to following your trainign as I get into my schedule for VLM!
Still feeling sickly but not as nauseous as yesterday!
Looking farward to track tonight - I've been running much less over the last week or so and think I need to blow away the cobwebs.
I didn't manage to loose the weight inbetween each pregnancy - but also think getting older makes it more difficult. At the fitness assessment they told me I was a shocking % fat - above normal! ARGHHHHH! Bit depressing but apparently because I have it all around my bum it is ok! Very cheeky tenjiso!
Such a good idea running in the morning - what time do you go out? I get up at 5:50 as it is to get to work on time - think getting up earlier might push me over the edge! Perhaps when it starts to get lighter I might be able to manage it?
I hope I don't disappoint everyone and stick to the schedule as well as you! In my rather OCD way of doing things I have interpreted Sams schedule in to a spreadsheet. It's not all fancified with colour and funtions written in but I can post it if it would be useful to folks as a tick list. It also contains details of races that I am entering - hopefully see some folks there? Just let me know if you would like the spreadsheet posted.
Sort of in the words of my alter ego Brucie 'Keeeeep Running!'
I'm hoping this works!
Yes, the spreadsheet works and thanks for posting it! Although you are more advanced than I am it is useful to see what you are doing.
I also have to get up at 6 on a normal day to get ready for work, so on the days that I run I get up about 4:30. Actually not too bad when you get used to it, even in the dark! I put all my gear in the bathroom so I can get up without disturbing OH, so I just roll out of bed, have a bit of water, get stuff on and go. I take some water with me too, but don't eat or anything before heading out. It is honestly the only way I can fit the runs in to the busy day - even if I leave school early as soon as I get home it is cooking/ferrying kids about etc and no time to myself.
Not sure what time I will have to head out when I have to up the midweek mileage though! I am dead slow so would have to leave really early to fit 10 miles in, so not sure how I am going to do that!
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