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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21/12/2009 at 20:44


21/12/2009 at 21:27
Hashette wrote (see)

I think this year is different in a lot of ways, not least because the six of us really feel like a team and are supporting each other from the word go.

Here's to the six musketeers

One in, all in
21/12/2009 at 22:20
No plastering over Christmas then Hash?
21/12/2009 at 22:28

oooh hows the hubby hash??? thats not good news at all...its been really bad in winchester today.

one in all in as MM says- we all have set ourselves high challenges, like everyone attempting to do a marathon in whatever time.

22/12/2009 at 06:49

Thanks guys

No plastering Bridget, although quite possibly getting plastered.

The poor sod is frustrated as hell and in a lot of pain - everything's just so dififcult.  We've got a downstairs loo, so the middle-of-the-night wee was entertaining - slideing downstairs on his bum, much clanking with cruches at the bottom of the stairs, thud, fumble, click, thud.  Flush.  Then reverse.  Clank, clank, thud, clatter (dropped a crutch), effing, clank, flump, flump (crawling back upstairs on all fours).  Suffice to say after that we were both wide awake!

Pix you're not travelling today are you?  I'm just watching the pictures on the news, the whole place looks closed

Edited: 22/12/2009 at 06:51
22/12/2009 at 08:25

Sounds thoroughly miserable Vicky.

Hope the pain has died down a bit today - I'm paranoid about anything ankle-y - I've gone over on mine in the past so often and it's a sickening feeling. Now I have no arches (at all) and therefore it doesn't happen anymore.

Have you finished work for now?

ImRio    pirate
22/12/2009 at 10:20

Gosh miss a day because of a works party and there is so much to catch up on!!!

Hash I was told last year when I started training for IM following a funny experience on the bike that I have exercise induced asthma but I am not sure it is as such.  My peak flow is a lot lower than it should be apparently and the ventolin does help a lot.

I am going to go for a little icy, snowy run tonight when I get home from work - poor Benji is desperate to go out so will get my sorry behind moving!!

22/12/2009 at 12:08
Hash - take a bucket upstairs tonight for him
22/12/2009 at 13:20
spinkletoes wrote (see)
Have you finished work for now?

I wish.   Work  Christmas party from 12 to 2pm on Christmas Eve.  My Christmas Eve tradition is running the 9ish miles home - literally running away from it all.  Usually we get out at 1pm, so this year it's going to be a bit of a squeeze fitting in the run and then being non-sweaty and vaguely presentable by 4.15 for the carol service.

I'm trying to work out whether turning up to the Christmas party in running gear is a goer or not, but have a feeling it might make it look as if I'd rather be somewhere else.  The very idea....

Yours It beats PS's suggestion of a bell, Bridget

Rio is it worth getting it tested again to see if it was a one off?

I wish I could go for a run tonight, but there's no chance you count being run off my feet or running around Morrisons!

ImRio    pirate
22/12/2009 at 13:40

Hash I have a peak flow meter at home so I might do a few days of trials again and see how it is.  I don't really like using the pump (though it can be a bit of a comfort blanket).  And I am not very good at taking medicines of any description as I forget.

Hope Si is up on his feet soon Hash

22/12/2009 at 13:57

Thanks Rio.  From the sound of the lunchtime phone call he's up on one of them.    Grrrr........ I'll chain him to the sofa tomorrow!

ImRio    pirate
22/12/2009 at 14:02
Leaving an empty bottle within reach I hope
22/12/2009 at 14:32

Hi Hashette and everyone

I'm also aiming for 4:29:59 at London (PB 4:52 Oct 09 with only 6 runs of 10 miles or more in the previous 4 months), so I'll be watching this thread with interest.

I see from RW's sub 4:30 schedule and the training paces alongside (CW's link at the top of this thread) that although the text says that for 4:30 you should eventually be able to run sub 2:00 HM and 53 10k, the training pace guide says your target HM pace is 9:54 which gives nearly 2:10 for a HM, 10k pace as 9:29 which is 58:53. Hashette's impressive sub-2:00 means that's she's running a HM at the 5k pace!

Looking forward to seeing Liz Y's schedule in the new year. 

22/12/2009 at 17:18
Hi Vicky, hi all, I just wanted to drop in on your thread before Christmas and make sure you don't have any festive nutritional challenges that need solving?!Your motivation to squeeze in runs between all your commitments is great, especially given the conditions!I also notice that you had a good result at the Bedford half, you must be pleased!  I’d be interested to hear about your nutritional strategy for this one, did you do anything different?  Did you try any recovery product?In the meantime have a lovely Christmas and enjoy a well earned breakEmma
22/12/2009 at 17:46

Hi and welcome Eva, glad to have your company on all those virtual training slogs through the snow and slush!

Hi Emma, good to see you.  Oh gawd my 'nutritional strategy'.  Erm, well I'm not quite sure that's what you'd call it but here goes.

I eat a healthy diet, but that's only because I happen to be really partial to fruit and veg, which is lucky for me.  Actually it tends to be a bit of a problem - on workdays I don't have a proper breakfast or lunch, just graze all day on apples with the odd pear, cold cooked veg from the night before (much to my colleagues' disgust) usually a packet of crisps and bar of chocolate.  Right now I'm hugely bloated.  It sometimes has, er, unfortunate effects when running too! 

I have a good, balanced meal every evening.

In black and white that looks shameful, but no point lying about it or I'd be waisting your time and valuable advice.

I always stuff loads of carbs the night before a race, usually rice, potatoes or pasta with whatever I'm having for the main meal.  I'd like to say that I abstain from beer and wine, but that would be a total fib, although I don't go over the top.  On the morning of a race I drink about four mugs of tea early, so that I'm properly hydrated on the start line.  Breakfast will consist of a slice of white bread and jam for a 10k or a 10 miler, two slices for a half.

I'm so tempted not to hit the send button and admit to any of that!

22/12/2009 at 17:56

Hey Hash and Rio and all!

All the very best of luck for your training from 4th Jan ... and have the best Christmas in between!

This thread appearing is just another step towards it all becoming real! Mad news about your OH, Hash ... hope he has a speedy recovery ...

I've been out of running and the forums pretty much since club on Thursday night ... decided to try out one of the post run bars from those nice Lucozade people and by 10pm I was throwing up and on the toilet every hour or two for the next day!!! Probably not linked, but the idea of eating anything with a strong strawberry flavour still isn't the best!! How you getting on with yours?!

So hopefully when the big freeze ends (4 inches of snow and icy pavements up here at the mo) can get back out there and a running again!

22/12/2009 at 20:35

*scampers in*

Hi Hash.

Hi BB - nice to see you - mmm, you're not selling the recovery bars to me. I've got a couple but haven't been tempted yet. The hydroactive drink is OK though. What's the next race then?

22/12/2009 at 22:03

Hey Lucy, scampering sounds like an improvement!  Haven't read back on your thread yet but hope you're feeling better.   It was so much easier when we just had the one thread and didn't have to spread a conversation over six different pages!

BB  Lovely to see you and sorry to hear you've been Hughie Green.  I suspect it's much like the Harry Potter jellybeans, avoid the earwax flavour.

The big freeze is driving me mad - I can't run in the evenings, it would be town only and that would be suicidal on the ice-packed pavements.   I've actually explained to the boss that I will be at the party on Christmas Eve in my running gear, and then hoofing off on the dot of 2pm to guarantee getting home before dark.  She was fine with it, thankfully, so my fix is only two days away

*gnaws the bars of the cage*

Putting this in context, it's all the OH can do to hobble in pain between the living room and the kitchen, so I should be grateful.   He was in A&E with someone with the same injury who was desperate to get back to work as he wouldn't get paid unless he was there, and was planning on working Christmas Day because he had no money,

23/12/2009 at 00:47

Hobbling Hash? I thought he had crutches?

23/12/2009 at 04:18
He has Cookie, I meant hobbling around on them.
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