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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 ...

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15/12/2011 at 10:55

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 (starting December 26).

She’ll be posting her training progress and be receiving physio and nutrition advice from the ASICS PRO Team live on this thread so make sure you bookmark this thread to find out how she gets on.

You can read more about Emma's running background and goals by clicking on the article link at the top of the thread.

Good luck Emma!

15/12/2011 at 11:02
Congrats to you...........well done...................all the best. Note to self get name on shirt for next time......
15/12/2011 at 11:09
Brilliant Emma!  Congratulations.
15/12/2011 at 11:14

Congratulations Emma- I'm hoping for sub 4.30 at Brighton next year so will follow your thread closely!!!

15/12/2011 at 11:14
Woohoo - brilliant news!!!  Snowboots and a trip to Paris - my, my LOL!
15/12/2011 at 11:17

Tremendous ...well done !

All the best and hopefully you will receive positive energy and support from the forum as well as the coaches


Graham K

15/12/2011 at 11:47
Big well done Emma!
15/12/2011 at 11:56

Well done Emma, look forward to meeting you and the others on Saturday.

Good luck

15/12/2011 at 12:06

YEEEAAAHH - well done you!! So pleased you got through. Amazing news! Enjoy London and the rest of the journey


15/12/2011 at 12:09
Well done Emma, I'll be following your thread with interest as I have the same time target
15/12/2011 at 12:16
Well done, Emma! Didn't meet you at Birmingham so looking forward to chatting on Saturday.
15/12/2011 at 12:20

I'm overwhelmed at all the posts already!

Bit scared now - I've aimed at 4:30 for the last 2 years at VLM and failed - so hope this will be the year!

I'll let you know how it all goes on Saturday - having my fitness assessment filmed. Slightly concerned about my jowls and belly wobbling up and down!

Hope the weather holds off - track training tonight. Last week was a washout - by the 2nd rep we realised we couldn't get any wetter and sploshed around for 4 more reps of 3 mins

Anything you would like to know please ask.

15/12/2011 at 12:21
many congrats Emma - enjoy the journey as much as the race itself.
15/12/2011 at 12:24

I'll try to remember that when I running through hail!

The winter training makes running in the spring so much sweeter doesn't it!

15/12/2011 at 12:47
WOOOO Emma! Congratulations what an exciting time! Very proud of you xx
15/12/2011 at 12:48

Thank you Nicole!

Hope you are still doing Brighton! x

15/12/2011 at 12:52
Congratulations Emma.
15/12/2011 at 13:02

I think you might know this anyway but thought I should add a little background to explain a bit about my life and my running....

I started running after the birth of my second son as it was the only way I could fit in any excercise at the time. My Mother-in-Law was very ill and hubby was working away from home. During the 9 months of pregnancy I managed to gain nearly 5 stone so really needed to shift some baggage!

Got bitten by the bug and loved working steadily up to managing a 10k about 6 months after I started. Then I got a VLM place running for the Hospice who had cared for my Mother-in-law and the realisation of what I had let myself in for became aparent.

But .. I trained too hard, didn't listen to advice and got injured. SO I was really unprepared in 2010 and hobbled round in just under 5 hours. Amazingly I got a ballot place for 2011 and prepared much better - should have been on for about 4:30 but crashed and burned at mudchute and qued up for a while at the portaloos! Managed to know 11 mins of previous time even with the pit stop!

My life is mental (in a good but very busy way) - but running is the thing that keeps me sane and fit enough to cope with the sleep deprivation caused by having 2 little boys and a teaching job! I also have to fit around my hubbys football matches and training - every year he says he will retire and he is taking longer to get over the knocks... we shall see!

I love running and am so excited about this amazing opportunity - I hope that you can all benefit from the advice and training that I recieve. With a bit of luck, hard work and great advice I hope I can break my 4:30 target and actually manage to run a marathon faster than I gave birth!

Happy running everyone!

15/12/2011 at 13:50
Congratulations Emma, see you saturday and don't forget your coat
15/12/2011 at 13:52
I won't - Might even wear comfy snow boots too!
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