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22/12/2012 at 10:13
Just back from doing the shopping ... Nearly a workout in itself. Everyone had the same idea about going early to miss the crowds and it was busy.

Chucking it down with rain. A gentle 3 miler is calling as I am doing a longer run tomorrow.

Maybe when I come back wet through no doubt there will be a hint as to when we will be taken out of our excited nervous states.

Best of luck everyone. Big smiley face.
22/12/2012 at 10:31
worst conditions I've run in for ages! soaked through n cold now
V4D
22/12/2012 at 10:44

I'm probably not going to get out today as I've got visitors but planning 5 miles tomorrow, my first longish run since my knee problems and I don't care what the weather brings, I'm looking forward to it

22/12/2012 at 12:07

I hear you Jen!  Remeniscent of Milton Keynes marathon this year 

I did 13m this morning, which included 8m @ MP into the headwind and driving rain!  Hard work, soaked through to the bone.  Yet curiously enjoyable and satisfying 

22/12/2012 at 12:46
I ran early before the rain and before it was light. This is not good running weather.
M...eldy    pirate
22/12/2012 at 14:22

You lot dont need mentors at all    

22/12/2012 at 14:32
Festive relays at running club this morning with tinsel, balloons and lots of rain!

5 mile tempo on track last night in 35m 19. Faster than the road and nice and bouncy but the miles pass soooo slowly.

Planned long run tomorrow but cocktail party tonight. How much harder are long runs with a slight hangover? Not sure whether to postpone it till Monday?
22/12/2012 at 14:33
Would it be mad to take my 6 yo to the supermarket this afternoon for a food shop???
22/12/2012 at 14:41
@slowkoala - a question about your 6 year old? Are they housetrained and likely to not get under the feet of other shoppers? Then yes... Otherwise - leave them with a neighbour! I risked the supermarket and the worse thing was hearing a child scream "I WANT THAT ONE!!!! MUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!"
22/12/2012 at 14:53
Slowkoala...leave at home....my OH has just come back from the shops in an awful mood-said the shops were a nightmare! See how you feel in the morning with regards to your long run, you might Surprise yourself and not be too bad!

Awful weather for a run, can't believe you did 13 miles in it tenjiso, hats off to you.
22/12/2012 at 14:54
M...eldy wrote (see)

You lot dont need mentors at all    

Mentors?

I thought we were trying to win Mentos! 

 

M...eldy    pirate
22/12/2012 at 14:56

22/12/2012 at 14:57

Thanks Sarah.  I'm a veteran of the Milton Keynes Marathon and Half-Marathon 2012 - it rained non-stop in both 

Apologies in advance to anybody running Brighton next year 

seren nos    pirate
22/12/2012 at 14:57

Slowkoala.depends how well trained.if they can push the trolley politely and safley then take them as it mean you can do more shopping...if they were like mine were at that age and easily bored then i would say probably better to leave at home...........

i took mine as an advedture one year at midnight when the shops were quiet........they hadn't long started opening all night in this area then...........

it was  afamily outing to wake them all up in teh middle of the night to walk to the shops.......like a holiday

22/12/2012 at 15:04

I braved 6 miles this morning...so wet, not helped by a bus driving through a puddle at me. The wave of water went over my head!!!

22/12/2012 at 15:16
When I was out I was pleasantly surprised how polite some drivers were. They actually slowed to let me run past the massive puddles that were up to the top of the footpath in places.

Did 4.5 miles in the end and although soaked felt quite good. Bizarre when you think of it and definitely something that non runners would not understand !!

Just picking up on Comments about needing or not needing mentors.

For me the dedication and desire is there. I have gone from being a casuall runner to obsessing about it. I manage my life around it.

In the quest to get better I need to change my training plan but to what and why and I need to sort out my pacing as I really struggle running slow so I don't and I am guessing that this might be a critical factor in achieving a new Marathon PB in Paris on April 7th 2013.

Hope the judges have not gone Christmas shopping and forgot about us lot on here.

Going to get a few last minute gifts now.
kittenkat    pirate
22/12/2012 at 15:20

They might have gone Xmas shopping but they definitely haven't forgotten

And they have looked thoroughly at every application. Thank you judges and thanks for all the good pitches.

All will be revealed soon

22/12/2012 at 16:25
Best of luck to everyone and thanks to the judges and all the helpers for keeping this thread moving along.
22/12/2012 at 16:49

Cake iced , choc log covered... think I may join Tenjiso on the early carb loading plan

22/12/2012 at 16:49
Busy afternoon on here. Can I feel the excitement growing...?
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