Introducing the third member of our ASICS Target 26.2 team - Rosie (aka RosieA) Rosie will be mentored by Sam Murphy on this thread (starti...
Just went back and read your split times from your garmin, they are awesome how the heck did you get so close every time, brilliant. I have six weeks left to achieve that. I did manage 8 at 8.15 last week which was good for me so getting there but do find it hard to stick to a pace.
Just taken a newbie out for her first run at lunchtime, not run since school days, she managed a 1.1 mile in 11mins with a couple of walk breaks she is dancing now!!! From little acorns athletes grow!!!
Have another great run at VLM how did you get in? Time good for age? Charity?
Will check out the restaurant links. Probably have a meal out on the Sunday we are in Edi.
Enjoy the skipping feeliing Rosie!!!
Rosie, not running with the pole, just want to see if I can get some free coverage on the BBC ! It should mean you will spot me though!
Rosie - those splits!! Well done. Still smiling for you all!
Hope to see you at the Edinburgh marathon.
Kaz and WW and all those other PB's... well done.
Best of luck for london this weekend Rosie and to everyone else.
Thanks Ruth. Are you running Edinburgh? Hopefully see you there..
Rosie, congrats on an excellent campaign. I'm impressed that all of you rose to the occasion and did great.
Luke Ellis 2, a few more restaurant ideas:
A Room in the Town, 18 Howe Street. Unpretentious, really good food, friendly staff. Not cheap cheap, but not expensive either. BYO.
Chop Chop, 248 Morrison Street. Yummy traditional Chinese, including their flagship dumplings. Sadly, not as good as it was even a year ago, but decent value for money.
McKirdy's Steakhouse, 151 Morrison Street. Steak. Good steak. -1 for underwhelming decor, but did I mention steak?
The Stockbridge Restaurant, 54 St Stephen Street. Getting posh (read: pricey) and maybe not the best on a value for money basis, but tasty nonetheless. Our first anniversary dinner was here.
Last but not least, if you want to take out a second mortgage or have won the lottery lately, The Kitchin, 78 Commercial Quay. One of Edi's Michelin starred restaurants. Good is an understatement; expensive isn't.
What to wear question......
I have only run marathons on hot days and not sure what is best to wear at London on Sunday as the weather is looking like heavy rain showers. Was planning on a vest only but not sure if I should go for a layer under the vest ? I will have extra layers on before the start, its the racing wear I need help with.
Your opinions would be great.
FH on Sunday I ran in a vest in Rotterdam. It was pretty cold at the start so I had an old t-shirt and hoodie over the vest and some old fingerless gloves. I kept the gloves on for about two miles before throwing them away.
Even with a fairly strong head wind at times I didn't feel too cold during the run but when I finished I was freezing and quickly had to throw on four layers and plastic poncho!
Personally I would say just go for the vest, I always find it better than being too warm
Cheers Tim, I think your right, will be leaving a bag to collect at finish so will have warm clothes to wear once I have finished. Always good to hear what others on here did.]
Reikirabbit - yey for green start! I might see you then. I'll be in a Samaritans vest (blue and green with my name on the front), with black compression top underneath and black capris. Please say Hi if you see me!
FH, I wear a compression top (long sleeves) under a vest in races usually, and knee length capris, but the top is because of scarring, which also means I don't sweat much, so I'm a bit weird in that way. I also tend to feel the cold in longer races if it's windy or wet so the sleeves thing works for me, but I don't think I'd try it if you haven't practised it. I'm a bit obessive and practice in complete race kit at least once before the day to check for comfort/chafing etc.
Before the start of races I'm often cold and if it's wet that's worse, so disposable poncho (they usually have lucozade ones at the expo on the lucozade stand) or bin bag if it's wet, plus layers. I get super cold after races (on Sunday I put on 6 layers at the finish and was still shivering a bit!!) so my race bag is lots of tops/coats!.
Thanks Reikirabbit and Rosie, Will grab a poncho at Expo and just go with the vest.
Good luck all you VLMers! I will be watching.
Just been looking at detailed results from Brighton and see that I managed a negative split - 1:46 first half and 1:45 second half! Well pleased, never done before..had to tell someone!
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