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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23/12/2009 at 20:01
Hashette wrote (see)

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

No, I'm not from that area, I'm near Winchester - it's just that I wanted to do a half that weekend and Bedford was the only one that I could find that was on - must admit, did wonder what the hell I was doing as I left around 6am.

23/12/2009 at 20:58

Blimey, really?  That's one hell of a hike.  Christina (just back from a run, the super speedy girl) is from round your way.

Lucy, that just confirms my separated at birth theory.......

24/12/2009 at 07:17

Three degrees and rain.  I never thought that would make me go but it is!

A mate from work is giving me a lift in, so a dutiful morning at the coal face listening to the public's festive cheer , then the work Christmas do from 12 to 2 and then at long, long last a decent run.

I don't care if it rains, blows a howling hoolie, or for that matter if we have a plague of frogs, just so long as I get my traditional Christmas Eve run away from work!

24/12/2009 at 10:48

I've been trying to find that video for ages - they've hidden it very well!  You don't sound at all like Lynda Snell - not a trace of a Borsetshire accent at all.

Pity the other 5 were out of synch with you on that marching bit .....

24/12/2009 at 10:58
*scratches head* I don't get that AS joke Hash. What did I miss?
24/12/2009 at 11:03

I love you TP

LN watching it reminded me so much of The Apprentice. Mind you, that could be because it felt like we were in a scene from it form the word go.  We all met up at the tube station, and even armed with printed maps and GPS phones the combiined brains of the lot of us couldn't find the place!

25/12/2009 at 17:30
Oh got it. Shame they didn't show the getting lost bits then.

If it was The Apprentice, you'd have had to have cocky arrogant runners talking about how they were going to blitz their targets or stupid things like running being better than sex.
27/12/2009 at 12:23
Hello one and all, yes I am watching you!! lol.

Vicky, I hope you have stopped your mincing on the ice now, and that the warmer weather has meant you are able to get out! It will not have mattered too much over the festive period if you had to miss a few runs as it is from mid Jan that you will need to really turn your focus to the marathon, now is just about chilling and building to that make the most of it!

Hope your Hubby is feeling a little better now, poor Martin slipped over too, bad hip...he says that is the reason he can't keep up with me on our runs now! lol

I have just sent you a proposed plan- amended from the MG RW generic plans, so let me know if this works for you!

Have a great new year everyone,

27/12/2009 at 19:03

Hi Liz

Sorry to hear about Martin, although I did grin about that being the reason he can't keep up.  Before he got injured I used to have to loop back for my 16 stone,. 6 ft 4 hubby when we went out to run together, but  let's face it. my weight lifting isn't up to much

Thanks to hubby's injury, by this time tomorrow night I'll have run 28 miles in since Christmas Eve.  I had my traditional run-away-from-work run home after the Christmas party, then yesterday I had to run back into work (9 miles) to rescue his abandoned car from before his accident.  Thankfully I got it home (veeerrrryyyy slloooowwwlyyyyy) in one piece.

Tomorrow is the Buntingford End of Year 10 and for the first time in years I can run it rather than marshall it, as I didn't renew the club membership this year.  Mick and Phil are running it too so it will be fab to see them again, along with several forumites I know, so it should be a good do. 

I've got a shitty cold (sod's law, I've only had 2 days off sick since 2005, but somebody told my body it could have a break so it decided to be ill) so I'll be wearing a few layers and treating it as a training run, rather than going for a time.

But I get to put one of the Royston Runners' fab momentos on my desk as motivation for the next four months, so that alone has got to be worth running for!

27/12/2009 at 20:03

Give me until tomorrow night Pix, then yes. 

This is the filthiest cold I've had in years, so no pressure for a PB!  It's a case of gather-ye-miles-whilst-ye-may, apparently there's another wall of fecking snow forecast for Tuesday, and the last batch hasn't completely cleared yet

How was your Christmas?

27/12/2009 at 20:05

I'd just like to point out Hash's cold is nothing to do with me.

Hash, please be careful - I went running with a cold and then I got properly sick (broke my lungs).

'Momento' sounds a bit vague to me. I'd like to know, in advance, the actual goodies before committing to running. Come over to Bungay - they give out bottles of beer as prizes (locally brewed organic stuff). Nice 20k/10k on 21st February if interested (plug, plug)

Have fun at Buntingford - but be careful....

27/12/2009 at 20:07
Good luck for tomorrow Hash and remember if you are racing injured (ie if it's not a head cold) you are setting a good example to your husband
27/12/2009 at 20:14

Thanks all.  Not racing, promise, just plodding around a rather lovely course at no-pressure pace then trotting off home to finish demolishing the turkey.

Okay,okay time to come clean.  There's a runnig shop called Fast Feet Sports, I think they're based in Bishops Stortford or somewhere miles from me.  Anyway, every year they have a MASSIVE clear out at the Buntingford Year End 10, and every year I stock up big time to last me for the next 12 months.

Please someone tell me that they belive that my turning up tomorrow is due to commitment rather than being a gear junky?

28/12/2009 at 11:50

Hash, hope you get over your cold quickly.   I'm had a attack of the oink flu  - dreadfully crap timing as I was really looking forward to Christmas and hosting for the family for the first time in new house.  Oh well.

So, a week to get fully better and then dive head first into the schedule.  Should be interesting as I haven't really run properly for nearly 10 weeks.

Good luck Hash in your race, I hope you don't push it as with your cold you don't want to go backwards with just a week to go.   How come you haven't renewed your club's membership?   I'm torn between going to club or not right now.

28/12/2009 at 17:46

Thanks Sezz and hope you feel better soon  What did you end up doing for Christmas Day? Hopefully not struggling on feeling horrible and waiting on relatives?

The only reason I didn't renew my club membership is that they do almost exclusively cross country which I hate, so I was alwyas a token member at best.  It was lovely seeing them all today, and knowing most of the marshalls didn't half give me a boost.

Bleurgh.  Did a crap time but as I couldn't breathe I'm not going to fret about that.  It was well worth it though, I saw loads of people I hadn't seen in ages, lovely to see Mick & Phil and loads of forumites.  Best of all we got the most gorgeous, cutest race momento ever!  I put an apple next to it so you get an idea of how small and lovely it is.

Grrr...... RW upoloader says the file'd too big, here's my second attempt

28/12/2009 at 17:54

Here you go Hash. Great memento and hope you picked up some bargains too.
28/12/2009 at 17:59

Neat but not gawdy as my Nan would say.

Good job on 10 miles whilst ill. You nutter.

Hope you feel better soon

28/12/2009 at 18:05

Thanks LN, how did you do that?  I've just had about four attempts in FB and they all failed.

Ooooh yes - Asics winter running tights, normally £35, going for a tenner.  

Oh and the race was nice too, a bit like going to the pub without the beer.

Okay I have a question.  I think it's for Emma, but if anyone else has any suggestions I'd love to hear them.  I have this theory that if I have a cold and run hard and thereby ramp my temperature up, it should burn off the bugs and shift the cold, a bit like sweating it out with a hot toddy, only with fresh air instead of whiskey.  Any truth in that?  To be fair, given that at the moment I feel like the back end of a bus and a bomb has gone off in my head, the theory is a bit battered, but any thoughts most welcome

28/12/2009 at 18:06

x-post, thanks Spinkeltoes, how are you?

Actually I'll nip over to yours and have a look.  If you have a hot toddy waiting for me that would be fab

28/12/2009 at 18:13
I'm not convinced you can sweat out a cold Hash. It's a virus at the end of the day and it needs to run its course.

Re your pic, I just right clicked on your photo to copy the address and then did Insert Image. I find it normally resizes the pic automatically.

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