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
23/12/2009 at 07:43

BB be careful when you try Lucozade next.  You wont be the first person that has happened to!  I find it quite difficult to digest too sometimes (though not always)

Good idea explaining to the boss Hash.  They are generally understanding and as they are used to seeing you in running kit it isn't such a shock!  lol

I hope the other guy is covered by insurance Hash becuase his boss shouldn't be allowing him to work even if he doesn't get paid becuase if he hurt himself still further there could be hell to pay!  Unless he is self employed of course, then that is up to him

Off to do the last bits of Christmas food shopping now.  I may be some time!!!

LIVERBIRD    pirate
23/12/2009 at 09:07
Hashette wrote (see)

Some of the comments last year on here that were directed towards people who'd given it everything they'd got but didn't make it through sheer rotten luck were really unfair, and I'm not sure my skin is thick enough to deal with that.

I like to think that anybody who makes the effort to follow you guys through your challenge wouldn't do that. Those who DARE to criticise people who have put ALL the effort in to achieve their goal only to fall at the last fence are clearly idiots who have no idea how awful it is to DNS when you have worked so damned hard for something.

I'm not a blubber normally, but I failed to start GNR and my first marathon last year and I was in bits for weeks. Its hard but its a fact of running that sometimes things don't work out. Last time disaster struck for three super sixers, but that is no reflection on their efforts. Sh*t happens.

You can't go into these things thinking about failure and injury. We're only here for the ride to cheer you on and encourage you so that you believe in yourself. RW clearly believe that you are well capable of a sub 4.30 or they would never have shortlisted you and we as forumites chose YOU to do this so hold your head up high, smile and know that we're all behind you.

Now eat your turkey and have a glass too much of bubbly in the next couple of days because you have a job on!

*here endeth the lecture on self doubt about thickness of skin*

LIVERBIRD    pirate
23/12/2009 at 09:26
Amen that sister!
23/12/2009 at 09:35

A men sister? Is that the opposite of a ladies boy?

Hash/Rio/EP/LB just get out when you can and keep the engine ticking over.  Achieving what you can on the day is all anybody can ask.

Although toeing the start line, running eyeballs out to your race plan, and finishing absolutely spent with a new PB wouldn't be bad either .

23/12/2009 at 10:30
Hey Hashette, I see from your RW profile that you live in Borsetshire. Are you anywhere near Ambridge? If you are, have you gone out running with Usha and that woman who Matt has his eye on?
23/12/2009 at 11:08

Hash - needing thick skin should have been one of the requirements!  TBH those who were the quickest the criticise we either people who had no exeperience and were therefore talking out of their bottoms or those who hadn't been chosen and were all a bit bitter.  Easy to ignore, really.

As for the knee, well I used my FLM training to go onto run an ultra with Wickett in June.  Turns out training for a road based 26m race isn't adequate preparation for a 35m off road run.   Then I didn't quite let it get better before doing Beachy Head in October and after 16m it REALLY hurt.  Physio isn't quite sure what I've done, other than that I pulled ligaments in June which have allowed my knee to move about too much which may/may not have damaged the cartilage in Oct.  Hoping a consultants appt in the New Year will tell me exactly the extent of my stupidity. 

Tis dangerous, believing too much in your ability.

Hope you have a fabulous Christmas, though I suspect your LSS present might be hard to beat?

23/12/2009 at 12:00
Hashette wrote (see)

 Some of the comments last year on here that were directed towards people who'd given it everything they'd got but didn't make it through sheer rotten luck were really unfair, and I'm not sure my skin is thick enough to deal with that.

Really?  I am glad I havent seen those comments...ignorance is bliss and all that....hhhmmmm.

Its absolute madness out there I tell ya...madness...

Edited: 23/12/2009 at 12:01
23/12/2009 at 13:48

Blimey it's been busy in here!  I'm still stuck at work, flogging on until tomorrow lunchtime. Am I too late for the grope hug?

Green beans today Pix, absolutely yum, you don't know what you're missing. 

Hubby's sounding a lot cherpier.  Apparently he's had his Dad and best mate round and has presented them with a list of jobs, although sadly I suspect the list may not have included going to Morrisons for yet another final pre-Christmas shop, or cleaning up two weeks's worth of snowed-on chicken pooh.

Eva, I've sort of been out running with Usha.  The week after FLM I was out running, listening to the episode where she stopped running to help her mate get to the finish line of the Felpersham marathon, tears pouring down my face! 

Ouch Wotsit., and hope it goes well in Jan. 

Right, no more negativity from me, promise promise promise.

Please can someone send a mince pie and a glass of something festive to make the afternoon go a bit quicker?

23/12/2009 at 14:42

Just ignore those who gave/give negative comments.  They don't understand the hard work that goes in.

The support you will get throughout this thread will be everything you need, Hashie. I'm really looking forward to following the schedule again and getting well below 4:30 this time.  

Do you know if you are following teh Garmin schedule to the letter or if Liz will be tinkering around with it?

Have a fab Christmas, eat and drink loads because once the hard work starts.......


23/12/2009 at 16:20
Pix - I have 3 boxes of pies here that I would love to get rid off
23/12/2009 at 16:33

Holds out hand for a mince pie

Glad to hear Blouse feels a bit brighter today. I've always thought it odd you taking cold sprouts into work, I didn't realise you took cold veg everyday still healthy I guess...but I'd prefer a mince pie

I have not done any exercise for over a week now, the ice has melted here, so as long as it doesn't refreeze I must get back into it - just aiming to tick over till the New year and then kick off serious training!

Hash, before you mentioned they had done videos of you all - are they up? I haven't seen them, but perhaps I am being dense...

23/12/2009 at 16:57
Thanks EP *trots off to look*
23/12/2009 at 17:05

Wayhey, the bell's gone on my last full day

*passes round the brandy cream to go with the mince pies*

Sezz, Liz will be tinkering, I believe.   My osteo says I really need to follow each run day with a rest day, so she said she'd pick out the most important sessions from the schedule and adapt it to fit that as far as possible, or at least make sure a shortish run follows a long one.

Hi B, yep the video's up.  I don't sound like Linda Snell, more like Vera Duckworth, and they've managed to show a clip of me screwing up the mincing session like Corporal Jones twice!

23/12/2009 at 17:05

Two cross posts, some inconsiderate sod rang up insisting on something being done by Christmas

Pix, lunch is on me at the training day in Feb, I'll convert you yet!

Edited: 23/12/2009 at 17:09
23/12/2009 at 17:13

There won't be any cold sprouts from me at Mudchute Hash.

Funny thing about that video is that it's so well hidden in the site that people wouldn't know it was there if you didn't mention it. I only looked for it t'other day when I was on a t-con. It's quite x-factorish in places (design that is, not from the SS team)

Also glad to hear Blouse is a little better. 

Edited: 23/12/2009 at 17:15
23/12/2009 at 17:16

Hello Hash - good luck with  your training - glad you had a good time at Bedford, I enjoyed it too - worth the 2hr+ drive for me to get there.  Shame I didn't get a chance to say "hello", but hope you have a good Christmas and hope training goes well for you over the next few months.

23/12/2009 at 17:19
Great video, didn't notice you messing up the marching at all Hash *whistles innocently* Still you don;t have to run in synchronisation do you? or do you ....?
23/12/2009 at 17:25

Thankfully no, B.  My little worry is that we've got a lunchtime Christmas do tomorrow, and there's usually videos of thing that have gone on during the year.   The IT department know where the video is, and this is costing me serious amounts of chocolate to buy their silence.

Hi Carol, thanks and great to see you on here.  Are you doing any other races around the same sort of area?  I'll be burning off some of the roasties with the Buntingford Year End 10 on Monday

23/12/2009 at 17:28

Did you spot Alan Sugar doing a Hitchcock-style cameo LNN?

Right, I'm off home.  I seem to have earned a lot of brownie points for sitting here apparently working after everyone else has left.

Tap tap tappety tap.............

23/12/2009 at 17:35

Buntingford eh? ( I used to live in Cambridge so I know your part of the world) That will be pretty.

There's no way you're going to get away without that vid going public.... I thought you looked great though. My husband said that considering what a wally I am, I got away with it. Silver tongued devil that he is.

I like cold veg too. And lentils, chick peas, quinoa etc. It's just that I eat them alongside chocolate, cake, crisps and coke.

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