Talkback: ASICS Target 26.2 Team: Rosie

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...

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18/04/2012 at 18:54

Ha, Reikirabbit, I had Gordon Ramsay last year! I don't know my pen yet - not expo-ing till Saturday, but have been green the last few years on my GFA time so will definitely look out for you.

WW, great effort! Negative split! Yey!


18/04/2012 at 19:44
WW - always impressed with a negative split for a marathon, well done indeed
18/04/2012 at 21:27
WW, -'ve split that is good running, will try and do the same ! I read somewhere that only about 5 % of runners do a -'ve split at London!

18/04/2012 at 22:24
FH - go for it!  Will be looking for you on the TV....
18/04/2012 at 22:30
Hi Rosie, What can I say but whoop whoop, you did it! Amazing run and all to plan. I hope this gives you much confidence to have another stab at your PB and even go sub 3.20? (maybe not at VLM though) as I think there is more to come. Great to meet you again aswell and chat at the weekend. It seems a long time ago now even though only a few days ago. Good luck for this weekend - enjoy! Colin.
19/04/2012 at 08:30
Rosie, having followed your thread I have to congratulate you on your great performance, and on "keeping the faith" in pacing.
I'm sure I'm not the only one here who at times has felt frustration when you've broken the rules (eg "accidentally" doing a session too fast or too long) in training, whilst recognising that most of us are guilty of doing just the same things!
It was good to see how you managed to work at your nutrition and training stategy, making steady changes over the weeks.
I always had an element of doubt, though, that you would resist to the pressure on the Big Day, and blow it all by going off too fast. But you didn't, and your race report of how you stayed in control the whole time should be compulsory reading for everyone!
So, really well done, and have a great time on Sunday. Might see you as we all shelter from the rain at the green start....!
19/04/2012 at 08:50

Thanks KR. looking forward to catching up again soon.

Joddly, please do say Hi if you see me at green. I'm currently hunting down my poncho collection ready for the sheltering.. Are you going for a target in the race?

Your comments make me want to say highlight again just how instrumental the people on this thread were in helping me get the pacing thing. I can be a bit slow on the uptake when it's not news I want, and changing complicated habits can be hard, which is frustrating to watch I know (sorry!!), but a combination of the evidence of my own training reflected back at me on here by all your comments, excellent advice, timely tellings off and encouragement did eventually change my mindset on that. The swiftness with which people identified race pacing as a weak point was also really helpful. Going into this process I couldn't have predicted how much my mindset about training could change in just four months. It's hard to communicate that in a forum post, but everyone on here's role in that is very much appreciated.

19/04/2012 at 08:52
Thanks For the reccomendations Rennur

Reikirabbit I'm actually lol at the notion of a running desk! I suggest getting rid of that to improve your pb! Must be difficult to carry.

Rosie - its great how you changed your philosophy in the approach and we have all
Learnt that training a bit more conservatively, watching nutrition and having a strong pacing strategy can bring the right results. It's definitely changed my approach and I will b using the knowledge gained here and on marathon talk to improve my performance at Chester.

Also I am sure that with nutrition you are probably not fully on track yet. Imagine the improvements that are still to come! Hopefully this thread will keep
Going because I'm looking forward to following everyone's progress from here!

Bad luck on the weather for Sunday. But hope you all run well!
Edited: 19/04/2012 at 09:09
19/04/2012 at 09:40
Hi Rosie,
I'm hoping for around 3:30 - managed to break that target 2 years back, after feeling I never would, and last year got down to 3:24. My secret weapon was giving up trying and taking up triathlon.
However, after long believing in getting at least 5 x 20 milers in, and having used (essentially) the RW schedules for years, I've had a radical reduction in training this year. I've only been running up to 3 times a week, with only one 20 miler; I'm a bit slower to start with, and have no idea how it will go after 20 miles! So it's likely to be 3:30-3:40, if all goes well.
Poncho-hunting here, too!
19/04/2012 at 10:20
Luke Ellis 2 you crack me up! Said desk is only retained because it contains all my race numbers ever. I was trying to convince my sister to use it in her work [she's an artist]. I also keep travel details for all sorts of cross country etc

Rosie it has been your willingness and open heart that has opened up the possibilities - I know you can go loads further and faster.

19/04/2012 at 22:16
Hi picked my race number for London today and I am in Blue start! Was planning on running with a friend of mine but he is on Red start, can you start in different start zones ?

Thanks Funny Hat
19/04/2012 at 22:41
Have a great weekend all - will be watching for you on the gogglebox
20/04/2012 at 07:45
FH - best of luck Sunday, rooting for you
20/04/2012 at 07:55
Funny Hat - no definitely not, VLM is one of the few races I've done that keeps you to your allocated pen! You will get in no other, they check you at the entrance to the colour zone too.

It's a good thing!

Hoping for sunny intervals....
20/04/2012 at 10:25
Best of luck this Sunday FH and everyone else who is running
20/04/2012 at 14:33

Good luck to Rosie and others running London.

Coming late to the thread but doing Edinburgh in 5-6 weeks which I notice you are doing too Rosie... I may sneak up behind you and stalk - in a nice way - if I see you.

Reading back for various tips mentioned above about pacing & nutrition.

Good luck

20/04/2012 at 14:42

All the best to FH on Sunday, red and blue are in different areas of the Park so forget that. You meet up after three miles........

FRC see you at Edinburgh but I will be behind you, more a four hour plus15 mins sort of time is my silver medal option.

Going to run round the Bamford Dams on Sunday, famous for the Bouncing Bomb film Dambusters got a route about 19 miles should be wet and fun!!! IF 19 miles can be fun!!! ENjoy LE WEEKEND all.

Success doesnt come to you, you go to it!!

20/04/2012 at 14:54

Did Gordon Ramsey finish last year? Dont think he finished the year I ran it in 2010?

Cant believe Rosie is heading to London to run another marathon!!!!!!! What do the legs feel like? Oh to be young again!!! Only jealous have a great run.

20/04/2012 at 15:32
Not since 2009!
20/04/2012 at 15:56

mcs, will see you at Edinburgh and for a beer afterwards

I'm going for sub 3:30 ... (even 3:29:5x would be fine ).. hence my future stalking of Rosie. in a nice running sense only of course.

1:35 for a half marathon 4 weeks ago, with lots of energy to spare, and lots of good training last 3-4 months.

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