Talkback: Lucozade Sport Super Six: Kim (sub-5:00)

Follow the progress of The Evil Pixie live in the forums as she prepares to run a sub-5:00 marathon under the guidance of mentor Steve Smythe

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18/12/2009 at 11:17

Introducing the fifth member of our Lucozade Sport Super Six… Kim (aka The Evil Pixie).

Kim was only ever going to run 5K but with two London Marathons already under her belt, she’s now set her sights on running better and stronger than ever to achieve sub-5:00.

Kim will be using our sub-5:00 Garmin-ready schedule (devised by former London Marathon winner Mike Gratton) as a basis for her training and will be mentored by Steve Smythe directly on this thread (starting January 4).

She’ll be posting her training progress and be receiving fuel and hydration advice directly from the Lucozade Sport sports scientists live on this thread so make sure you check back regularly to find out how she gets on.

You can read more about Kim's running background and goals by clicking on the article link at the top of the thread.

Good luck Kim!

18/12/2009 at 11:54

< gets all star-struck >

18/12/2009 at 12:03
Good luck EP
18/12/2009 at 12:04


*worries about getting fit enough to start on 4th Jan*

*leaves autograph book* 

iron fraggle    pirate
18/12/2009 at 12:58

Hi honey, your own thread eh? there's posh


18/12/2009 at 13:09
Good luck EP. I'll be keeping an eye on you.
18/12/2009 at 13:20

****peers in from next door****

Good luck Pix, see you on the start line - and more to the point at Chandos to celebrate afterwards

18/12/2009 at 15:17

Going too fast on 2 mile runs in December isn't going to do much damage - it's the too fast 22 mile ones in March that cause the problems!

Hi everyone. Good luck in the coming months

Edited: 18/12/2009 at 15:22
18/12/2009 at 15:47
Steve Marathon Coach wrote (see)

Going too fast on 2 mile runs in December isn't going to do much damage


18/12/2009 at 15:48


Just trying out your thread for size.

Seems nice  - I'll be back!!

That is all.

18/12/2009 at 16:20
Wibble the Coach?
It's a bit forward to give Steve a nickname this early on in your relationship, isn't it, Pixielittle?
18/12/2009 at 16:48
18/12/2009 at 17:13
Best of luck Pixie.  I followed the Mike Gratton schedule for Paris marathon this year.  Following it again for London.  Although it does me laugh when he says 2hrs steady run, 2hrs steady run for me isn't even half way! 
18/12/2009 at 17:39

I'm not sure I like being a wibble  - is it a cross between a nibble and a wobble?

Ok Hashette agreed running downhill on icy roads could potentially do damage whether its 400 metres, 2 miles or 22 miles.

18/12/2009 at 20:48


You blXXdy nutter. I may be a wuss (your words!) but you wouldn't catch me out in the snow and ice. Take it easy, I don't want you looking like Hash's picture now do we!

Anyway that said, great to meet you the other day and best of british with this thang. Me, I'm going for a run tommy morning but given its going to be minus 3 tonight (at least) I can't see the ice thawing. Tedious treadmilling down my local gym me thinks!. 



19/12/2009 at 07:59

6 inches of snow and frozen slush here.

We're going nowhere. Still not 100% so it's just as well really.

Have a lovely day X

19/12/2009 at 08:04


Tropical here.  The temperature's rocketed from -5 to -4

Edited: 19/12/2009 at 08:05
19/12/2009 at 08:25

Hiya Pix- its ice, ice baby where I am!!  Hopefully an off road run may be ok?!?  Ill let you know if I break anything on route (have already broken my thread so this could be a sign!)

Have a fab day

19/12/2009 at 08:37

Still broken?

Oh well, you can stay on someone else's for a bit until it's sorted.

Off roading today? Mmmm, that would be more dangerous than roads round here. Have a lovely one though but BE CAREFUL.

19/12/2009 at 14:11

Happily Pix - I just have the one kid - which is more than enough for me, ta!.

Still snotting, snivelling and glands up so not going out today at all. Ironically, my adidas supernova sequences turned up today!! (Thanks Sinead the Lucozade Lady) T'will be a while before they get tried out, I think.

Waaaay to icy to contemplate running here in any case - and I'm not really wanting to off road (am a bit paranoid about turning on my ankles) because I can't see how deep it is, or whether there's squidgy mud underneath. Blah blah blah..

Think I will watch the swimming instead.

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