Talkback: Lucozade Sport Super Six: Vicky (sub-4:30)

Follow the progress of Hashette live in the forums as she prepares to run a sub-4:30 marathon under the guidance of mentor Liz Yelling

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ImRio    pirate
19/12/2009 at 11:30

I tried a little run this morning but just couldn't get motivated so gave it up as a bad lotCwas a bit tight in the cold and my legs just didn't want to work.  Think I will have to get the old ventolin pump out again and see how I go.  I am trying not to feel too down about my running this week, looking at it as a bit of a break before the hard work sets in.

Liz how do you stay motivated when you really don't want to get your a**e out of the door?

19/12/2009 at 13:33

Liz said on Richard's thread that a bit of a break before the marathon build up is a good idea, so maybe we ought to just go with this for a few days.  Mind you the roads are looking much more passable, even if it is still minus something ludicrous out there  I'm really hoping a little trot tomorrow might be on the cards after all, it looks gorgeous out there - sunny and crisp and incredibly pretty.

Less goregous, however, is standing in the car port freezing my bits off making up buckets of plaster and washing out the empties.  It's everywhere - all over the car port, the back door, the sink, there's even dollops of it in my hair.  As for last year's FLM reject fleece...... goodbye!

19/12/2009 at 13:40

Rio - I remember all the runs I miss through illness/work/kids/life that I DIDN'T want to miss and if I then miss training because I can't be bothered to go then that's doubly wammy and I won't meet my goals.

I tell myself to get my sorry ass out the door, it will be a lardy ass if I don't get out the door etc etc.

I tell myself just to go out and jog for 10 minutes and then see how I feel etc etc.

And...if all else fails then I remember a very dear (sporty) friend who was taken from us only two months ago and I KNOW that he would love to be still here biking and running and that motivates me.

BUT.... if I really really don't want to run then that is usually a sign I need to rest and there's usually a good reason for that. Are you ok?

19/12/2009 at 13:41
Off road running is an option for ice and snowy days, I am going off road for my long run on Sunday. Just forget time/pace, it's a good all round workout in these conditions.
19/12/2009 at 13:56
The ventolin reference just clicked - are you asthmatic Rio? 
19/12/2009 at 14:08

Nice advice re getting motivated Sue.  Sorry to hear about your friend.

There's nothing like telling me I can't run to make me want to, and on a weekend when I can get out in the morning, it's not too bad.  The biggest hurdle for me is the evening runs though.  It's dark, cold, I'm tired, and the charms of the industrial estate by night aren't immediately obvious. 

I like the "just go out for 10 minutes" idea.  Get me over that first mile and I'll be trotting along quite happily.

19/12/2009 at 14:16

It does work.

I often tell myself - 'well, I'll get to the corner at the end of the village and stop and come back if I want to'

That has only ever happened once. Sometimes you just got to persuade yourself that you are in charge, not the schedule!!

19/12/2009 at 15:12
Yes hash it is my first marathon! Had a bit of a wobble for the last two weeks and running took a bit of a back seat but managed to get out yesterday to do a 6miler and was rewarded with brilliant sunshine over the Thames with its banks covered in snow- beautiful! But have a busy week at work so not sure how much i'll be able to get out so the whole idea of a break before the training starts in earnest does sound like a plan!
seren nos    pirate
19/12/2009 at 16:02


You could have tagged along we me and my my son didn't want to do the park run today as he was tired............we headed up the back mountain........our hour run turned into nearly 3:15 was lovely up there but a bit hard underfoot............the view from the 3 trig points we visited were lovely...........we only managed 13.3 miles in that time but really enjoyed it.......

20/12/2009 at 06:15
Oooh both of your runs sound gorgeous.

I'm going to HAVE to get out there today, I haven't run since Tuesday and I need, need NEED to! It really is addictive isn't it? Peering out into the dark it looks like we've had more snow, but fingers crossed the roads might be runnable if they've gritted.

My running mate's ringing at 8 and we said we'd make a decision then.
20/12/2009 at 08:18
We're on
The Evil Pixie    pirate
20/12/2009 at 09:17
I'm running at lunchtime when it's err warmer!!
20/12/2009 at 09:42

OK, finally got you bookmarked so I can keep tabs on you.

Have a lovely run today.  It is gorgeous here and I'd just love to head out to Stowe Gardens but am going to be sensible and nurse myself instead.

Pix - would that mean minus 2 instead of minus 4 then?

20/12/2009 at 12:28

Morning Pix, have a good one. Or probably more like hope you had a good one by the time you read this.

Bridget fab to see you  Hope you're feeling better and good on you being sensible, get the bugs squashed in time for Christmas.

That was fantastic!!!!  What on earth was a being such a wuss about, it was gorgeous out there, and crunching through the snow in the warm (!) winter sunshine was just lovely.  Everything's so quiet and peaceful, hardly any cars about, and looking at the fields covered with snow was like running around a giant Christmas card.

Okay when I say "running" it wasn't really, more like speed-mincing as we needed to be a bit careful on some of the icy stretches, but it was lovely to have no pressure and just trundle along chatting and being glad to be out there.

20/12/2009 at 14:12

Well done for getting out there, speed-mincing or not

Our vans got stuck in the snow last night, so there was no hope of me running this morning.  Still, it looks like the white stuff is clearing now - though I'm on my hols tomorrow and it'll be much warmer for running

Will try and check in on your progress next week if I can find a net café in Malta

20/12/2009 at 15:39
cheers for the watford suggestion Hash. sounds like a good event but just abit to far away for me. Cheers anyway
20/12/2009 at 16:16

No worries Andy

Vicki hope you didn't have too much of a mission retrieving the vans.  We saw a few abandoned cars on our run, one in a ditch and facing the wrong way

Have a fab time in Malta - now that sounds like a way to spend Christmas!

20/12/2009 at 16:37

We managed to get the vans out eventually

I'm planning on doing some running & swimming when I'm over there, I still haven't mastered the art of cycling yet so I doubt I'll get out on a bike - will maybe look at the exercise bikes in the gym though.

21/12/2009 at 12:25
Vicki - our hotel in Malta had coin operated internet access in the foyer
The Evil Pixie    pirate
21/12/2009 at 13:04
apparently it's a barmy 1 (feels like -3) today!
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