Introducing the fourth member of our ASICS Target 26.2 team - Lee (aka Choisty) With Virgin London Marathon Championship qualification as hi...
Introducing the fourth member of our ASICS Target 26.2 team - Lee (aka Choisty)
He’ll be posting his 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 he gets on. You can read more about Lee's running background and goals by clicking on the article link at the top of the thread.
Good luck Lee!
Was great meeting you in Birmingham and hope the coaching converts your obvious talent for running into a seriously quick time at Paris.
All the best ...
No string vests now ya hear!
Brilliant news - will look forward to following your progress! Good luck
Cheers guys..I have to say I though everyone deserved to get through as Brum was brilliant and that was because of the people, I didn't go to sleep 'til about 1am that night. I would be keen to meet up again at one of the halves coming up as part of the prize.
I was told to keep quiet but I have been bursting to get on here as I am very very ...very excited!
So here goes for the target of 2:45 championship qualifying time in Paris (stretch target 2:39)
SB - I do have a string running vest!
Aye ... 02:39 should be the target
Congratulations!, and inspiring target.. Looking forward to catching up with you and the others on Saturday.
Thank you all it means a lot, and I look forward to seeing people in London, where I'm a bit worried about the health check as since I had the snip I don't liek check my health too closely .
SNHN, it's not just the smile that's dopey!!! as I hope to prove
Stolen from KR's thread but details have been changed to mine!
A bit of a background picture:
Age: 38Resident: North Hampshire (Kingsclere nr. Basingstoke)Status: MarriedChildren: 1 Girl (7) 1 Boy (4)Pets: 4 FishDriving Licence: CleanMusic: Anything but Plastic Pop or JazzFood: Roast DinnerFilm: Toy StoryMarathons: 2:54:37 (2006) Qty = 5 + 2 in training last marathon was 200720miles: 2:01:13 (2011)Half: 1:16:06 (2010)10 miles: 56:53 (2011)10k: 34:33 (2011)5 miles: 27:45 (2011)5k: 16:50 (2010)3000m S/C: 10:36.4 (2011)2000m S/C: 6:50.5 (2011)
Total races = 188
Well done Choisty (how did you get that nickname?) and I am glad to see you get roped into steeplechase at Southern League matches but maybe you didn't have to be roped in: your time shows you are somewhat decent at the event.
I am not planning to get anywhere near your time but I am interested in seeing how you deal with the mental side of it. Even at 2:45, let alone 2:39 (which IMHO is a bridge to far), you are looking to knock 10 minutes or so off you PB. Your half and 10 mile times say it is possible but it is a big leap and not the usual 2 or 3 minutes a year safely safely others do.
Congratulations Lee! Look forward to seeing you on saturday
2:39 is an amazing goal - I hope you get there! x
I never need my arm twisting for a spot of chasing, it's where the name Choisty comes form, as Choisty was 50-1 outsider for the national I picked in a sweepstake, it won the virtual national in the indy, then fell at the first in the actually event.
The way I work for goals are main goal, stretch goal and perfect goal...mine this time around is main goal 2:45, stretch goal sub 2:40, perfect goal 2:38. What that means is I will train for 2:38 and my pace will be based on that so that if on the day things don't quite go to plan I have a little bit in the reserve tank.
Also as I haven't run a marathon for a long time and since then I have taken 7mins off my 10mile time I think there is scope to improve by the required amount.
As a clubmate of Lee I'm really pleased that he has been chosen for this.
We are a tiny club and don't have the coaching staff for Lee's level of performance even though the club is extremely successful.
Hopefully we will all be able to learn from Lee's experience.
However, I could add a few different things to his list of "achievements" .
Hope all goes well.
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