Talkback: ASICS Target 26.2 Team: Lee

Introducing the fourth member of our ASICS Target 26.2 team - Lee (aka Choisty) With Virgin London Marathon Championship qualification as hi...

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15/04/2012 at 15:48
Well done lee really pleased for you and your pre paris trip obviously did the trick! See you on the champs section next year
15/04/2012 at 15:49
Congratulations Lee!
15/04/2012 at 16:08
Indeed great run by Lee - paced it well and strong all the way. Did a brilliant job throughout
15/04/2012 at 16:49
Thank you everyone, felt strong from the outset and smashed my PB by over 10 mins, to officially finish in 2:43:59 in 183rd 3rd Britain, Sam's hubby was 1st! I am over the moon and feeling great ready for beer o'clock. so no more until tomorrow for a blow by blow account.

The forum post definitely spurred me on when the going was tough, thanks again to you all.
15/04/2012 at 16:53
Fantastic run choisty, very well done. 10 min PB!!
15/04/2012 at 18:10

Brilliant execution of a plan - congratulations.

Might see you on the "Gibbet" as I live in Highclere.....our paths might cross one day.

15/04/2012 at 18:54
Just popping by to say well done Lee!!!
15/04/2012 at 19:48
Lee, don't know what to say other that the biggest WELL DONE, amazing result...
16/04/2012 at 08:02
The best thing about yesterday was that we all did it making celebrating loads of fun. Mike that would be cool, most of my long runs have gone out toward Highclere past the castle but not over the A34
16/04/2012 at 08:23

Lee - congrats, fantastic effort! How were the DS racers, thinking of sorting myself out with a pair.

16/04/2012 at 09:26

Not only was Lee amazing for himself - he is a great team player and totally supported the rest of the Team! Thanks for being such a star Lee (and the lovely Jane too!).

Awe inspiring - I shall get faster!

16/04/2012 at 09:37

Well done Choisty. must be a great feeling. Will you be living it up in the elite zone next year?

16/04/2012 at 10:05

Lee - well done again, great run

16/04/2012 at 22:32

Sam's hubby wasn't quickest Brit after all - someone ran 2:37 but Choisty stays third on gun time as he beat the runner with slightly faster chip time across the line.

Lee was out very late last night celebrating (knocking back first pint in five seconds) but was up Eiffel Tower first thing this morning and looked well in afternoon.

He can now do Boston or London next year.

17/04/2012 at 10:26

Hello again, I am still grinning like a Cheshire cat  very very happy bunny indeed.

First off, there are a few thank yous that need to be said:

Steve - You are an amazing coach, the schedule really worked and the tough session made the marathon a joy, I have never been so strong.  The words you had for me on Marathon day galvanized my mind and meant that for the first time ever I stuck to the plan! The right coach, the right plan, the right strategy...GENIUS

Ruth - I didn't hit the wall, slowed a little in the 3 of the final 4 miles but that was against the wind, so the carb loading worked and I entered race day light but loaded

Sarah - core work kept me pretty much injury free, apart from Salisbury plain in -7C, but that is circumstance

Sam - Not my coach, I know but always a friendly face and loads of encouragement

Forumites - You're tips, encouragement, best wishes and similar journeys made this so much easier, especially at the bleak times (mid-feb) when your support kept me going

Stacey - The fairy godmother of ASICS, the kit was perfect and I am a real convert to DS Racers from now on, your encouragement through the process and on race day was ace...so was the ASICS area on the finish line

Runners World Crew - So much fun to be around even the photos and videos were made into fun (especially when running from the Gendarme's!), the organisation was great no stress so we could focus on running

Colin (Knight Rider), Craig (BoDuke), Emma (EmmaC), Rosie (RosieA) - What a great bunch of guys they have been amazing throughout the experience making running and partying with them an absolute joy.

 THANK YOU ONE AND ALL

I will post an update tonight, reviewing the race mile by mile

17/04/2012 at 10:39
Lee - only one person missing from your list and this is you - take a big pat on the back for doing all the training, listening to your coaches and support folk and sharing your experiences on this thread for 16 weeks - enjoy the recovery and hope to see you at a local event in the summer sometime - still haven't forgotten the offer of a beer !!
17/04/2012 at 15:28
I have to echo Emma's comment. Always supportive and a proper team player, inspiring my friend. And you can party too. BTW your OH is also wonderful, tell her I said that, please.

Well done you totally deserve it.
17/04/2012 at 15:41

RS78 - DS Racers, go for it the perfect marathon shoe (for me at least) not a moments problem, I got one blister the same as always in any race over HM.

Otis - I will be using Elite plave or maybe just maybe going for Boston, is missed out on Fukuoka 2:43 B qualifying standard!!!

Oscarr - The beer is waiting, hopefully you will race too

Craig - Cheers mate, Jayne reads this so she will get the message

17/04/2012 at 17:18

Lee- pleased you enjoyed the race as well as the journey getting there. Thanks so much for allowing me to be part of this, really loved my time on the forums. I will be back on to read your detailed race report but shall sign of with a final well done!

Good luck to all racing this weekend.

HM4
17/04/2012 at 18:24

Choisty,

I've been lurking as I've had absolutely nothing constructive to say until now!  Well done I'm really chuffed you've achieved your goal.  I really hope getting to the Championship Start at which ever marathon you do lives up to all that you hope it does and you have an awesome race when you get there.

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