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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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15/12/2011 at 10:53

Introducing the third member of our ASICS Target 26.2 team - Rosie (aka RosieA)

Rosie 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 Rosie's running background and goals by clicking on the article link at the top of the thread.

Good luck Rosie!

15/12/2011 at 10:56

Good luck Rosie......all the best and congratulations..........not jealous in the slightest.... Look forward to seeing your progress and listening to the advice from the pros.

Note to self run 12 marathons in 2012.........

15/12/2011 at 11:16
LOL - I've said it all to you elsewhere but I'll say it again - CONGRATULATIONS! Am very pleased you got through and will be keeping an eye on your thread for pictures of Dug and general tips so that I can try to keep up with you at a future race.  Enjoy 
Edited: 15/12/2011 at 11:22
15/12/2011 at 11:23


As I said before ...a place both earned and deserved !

If you need a bit of company on a long run, gee me a shout and I will venture east


Graham K

15/12/2011 at 11:24
Congrats to you Rosie. Well-deserved! I liked your thread and the way you showed the person behind the screen, especially with your story about escaping for a run when you were in hospital.
Edited: 15/12/2011 at 11:25
15/12/2011 at 11:43

Congratulations Rosie will keep a tab on how you're getting on.  

I found the 'On a Plateau' shortlist to be the hardest to vote on, I never checked the forum posts but used the information on the shortlist pages and had to leave this category to the end before selecting.

I hope those that were not selected keep their heads up and keep running  

Edited: 15/12/2011 at 11:43
15/12/2011 at 11:51

Hey Paul

That's nice to hear - thank you!  I'm sure we're all feeling a bit flat today but it's just like one of those bad runs - have to put it behind you and move on!  I spent quite a bit of time talking to Rosie in Birmingham and think she's just lovely - I don't think anyone who voted for her will be disappointed! GO Rosie, GO Rosie 

15/12/2011 at 11:51


Thanks mcs, Sleepy Bear, Graham and Little Ninja. Was a big surprise to get through. Still haven't quite got my head around it, but as of this morning Dug has his dogsitter booked for Paris weekend so there is no going back now!

LN, I neglected to add to that story (I like to do my public embarassment in stages it seems!) that I met a stumbling block that day on getting home - I couldn't get the hospital gown off (I'd just thrown a coat and jeans over it so brisk was my escape) as I was very short for time before the race and my arms and shoulders had these big burns dressings on. I didn't want to cut it as I had to go back and pretend I'd been fetching pyjamas, or something, so, in what seemed an obvious move at the time I stuck baggy running gear over the top. Fortunately it was minus 4 at the start so the michelin man look was very in, but I think the race photos for that day are still floating round somewhere, and on some of the ones I've seen you can see bits of gown escaping from my ensemble.. I can also confirm that hospital gowns generally do not make good running attire and have various disadvantages when they are put to active use. I'm yet to see a gear review on here for them though. When someone posts one I'll definitely add my thoughts..

Anyway, as I now have to go to London this weekend, here is Dug of the day. A feature I'm afraid may become regular here. This is him last time I went to London on the train - needless to say it was him that got us upgraded to First class - has never happened to me before:

More puppies welcome!!


15/12/2011 at 11:56
Thanks Paul, hope your dog is still enjoying her runs. re previous thread, I've just booked in to do the GSR in Glasgow next year too. Will your dog be coming to support? Dug should be there and I'm sure he'd like to say hi.
15/12/2011 at 11:58
Great news Rosie on getting through, will this be your only marathon this year?
15/12/2011 at 12:05

knight rider: ha!  yeah, I suspect my race-habit may be a problem for my go faster plans.. I really do need the race-entry equivalent of those mail-goggles you can put on your email for when you are drunk, except mine would need to stop me from entering more races for a period of 48hours after any racing activity. I get over the finish line and before I know it I'm at my computer entering more. Is there an online support group for that kind of thing do you think? Oh, wait a minute..

15/12/2011 at 12:05

Congratulations, Rosie! I'm so glad you got through as I was very touched by your personal story and I'm really looking forward to following your progress (and to more photos of Dug ... he is completely adorable! Don't come anywhere near Mayfair today, otherwise you might find he gets dognapped  )

15/12/2011 at 12:08

So, for anyone intending to follow the running aspect of this, I should probably detail my crimes against proper training. Here is a typical week for me:

Monday: 10-15K run, 30min crosstrain, 60min other sport.Tuesday: 10-15K run, 30min crosstrainWednesday: 10-15K run, 30min crosstrainThursday: 10K run, x 2Friday: 10-15K run, 30min cross trainSaturday: 10-15K run

Sunday: 20K run

It doesn't vary week to week really either!  

Can anyone identify with struggling to include variety? I suspect this is a lot to do with why my times have plateaued. Anyone else managed to break out of a rut like this?

15/12/2011 at 12:11

Hmm, well that was badly formatted, for anyone who couldn't be bothered to read it, here it is again in a slightly less eye-hurty way:

Monday: 10-15K run, 30min crosstrain, 60min other sport.

Tuesday: 10-15K run, 30min crosstrain.

Wednesday: 10-15K run, 30min crosstrain.

Thursday: 10K run, x 2.

Friday: 10-15K run, 30min cross train.

Saturday: 10-15K run.

Sunday: 20K run.

15/12/2011 at 12:13
Thanks xine267, and for the heads-up on the dognapping tendencies. I have a problem with an involuntary puppy-stealing reflex too. Manage to keep it in check just about, but it's hard sometimes!!
15/12/2011 at 12:15

So pleased you got through Rosie. I am hopeful that we will see lots more pics of Dug on your forum. He is AMAZING!!

Enjoy the whole thing. I am sure you are going to make the absolute most of this opportunity. Totally worthy winner


15/12/2011 at 12:23
Thanks LJ. There will definitely be more Dug!
15/12/2011 at 12:42
Rosie - many congrats - I've said it all in other threads and your dedication is really admirable and I wish you all the best in your journey to Paris.
15/12/2011 at 12:57
Little Ninja wrote (see)
Congrats to you Rosie. Well-deserved! I liked your thread and the way you showed the person behind the screen, especially with your story about escaping for a run when you were in hospital.

Wot she said.

Well done.  Congrats.

15/12/2011 at 12:57
Congrats Rosie - I'll be following this thread

I have a massive complaint though.... What's with all the kms? I only do miles.....

I was happy with my 7 marathons this year until I heard about your 12
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