VLM 2010 Survivors

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01/05/2010 at 00:35

Blimey Scuba, I know you said you looked better than you felt, but had you really just done 26 miles????

I think just about everyone was slower than they wanted to be last weekend, it was stupidly hot at humid.  Really well done and good to see you back.

Right, I really am off now.  Alarm set for 4am, but from the racket that's going on upstairs I doubt that I'll need it  The girls have their very own babysitter who will enjoy playing house rather a lot, but if he carries on snoring at this rate, they'll be erecting little placards outside the coop demanding peace and quiet.  Either there's an earthquake, or he's sleeping peacefully

01/05/2010 at 00:46

LOL Hash,

Think my wife had some special filter on the lens.  I actually thought I was going to die!  Glad to be back, and liking the new thread.

01/05/2010 at 01:24
Well done Scuba - nice pic too! You defo look chilled. That was the "after" shot, wasn't it???

Hash - sorry I missed you at mile 17. Was looking forward to my hug! Enjoy "oop north"

mitiog
01/05/2010 at 04:06

Morning

Tea's all set up and ready, Rod, Yorkshire this morning (need the strong stuff)  Just boil the kettle and the rest's done

01/05/2010 at 05:41

Thanks Hash parkrun for me trip to Leicester first enjoy the frozen North

Good picture Scuba if someone can tell me how to put the photo on here I will get one of me with the medal to complete the rogues gallery!

Welcome back Gemma we missed you!

01/05/2010 at 06:18

Wave to me on your way by Leics. I'm working this weekend First time since I worked at Boots when I was at Uni. Rubbish!!

I didn't realise we were supposed to be posting finish line pics. My useless mate hasn't sent me the one of me in my finishers t-shirt yet, but here's me in the t-shirt my friends made me.

 

http://www.lostkat.co.uk/VLM01a.jpg


01/05/2010 at 08:36
Morning!

Fab pics Scuba and Lostkat - neither of you look like you have just run marathons!

Guess what............I'm off for a little plod!!! Very exccited, see you all in a bit!

Hash have a lovely weekend - hi to Blouse!
01/05/2010 at 10:57

Ok one park run completed I got it wrong was aiming for longer than 30 minutes but I could not run at that pace, my unofficial time 27.06 av 8.41

splits

1 mile @ 9.14

1 mile @ 9.03

1.12 miles @ 7.51

I am going to try and attend each week this was a PB as I have never done a timed 5K

so that is 2 pb's in a week !

Pinks enjoy that run it is a great feeling just running because you want to instead of  training for a race!

How is the new gym?

Kate good pic I am waving to you now from back Home at Stratford have fun working

01/05/2010 at 11:05

Now that is friendship...... it must come from this thread..... have a good weekend everyone... will be at Nun's Run Sunday if anyone is going..

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01/05/2010 at 12:14
Awwwwwww!

5.5 miles - shattered! Legs felt like concrete and ache again now. Beautiful day though for it!
01/05/2010 at 14:38

Afternoon, I've just watched the BBC inside sport programme about Major Packer(sp?) and his 3 peaks challange and London Marathon - what an inspiraton.  In fact once I've finished my cup of tea I'm going to dust down my trainers and have a gental run.  Fingers crossed OH has downloaded the latest marathon talk on to my iPod.

Rod - PB

Scuba / Lostkat - nice photos.

01/05/2010 at 14:48

Is something wrong with me folks. I seem to be absolutely fine, todays Parkrun effort was ok and I could go and run tomorrow as I had planned but I am taking a day off and the advice of people on here and at the club and taking things steady, I guess we are all made in different ways, I do seem to thrive on keeping busy, when I was injured however that was the Body telling me to rest............

Have a good run Suze, Pinks a soak in the bath I would say

01/05/2010 at 15:39
Unfortunately I am now in mega clean up mode after the builders - mammoth task!!

Vino tonight should do the trick!
01/05/2010 at 16:18

Finally got round to finding out what this thread was.... looks like you've spent quite a bit of time talking about not posting in the thread I've been posting in *G*  I think 'how could the super six scheme be improved' is a valid topic of discussion.  Shame it's gone a bit off course at times!

Think I might sign up for Birmingham: looks quirky, and I like quirky.  I'll have to check dates, transport etc in more detail. My usual Autumn half is Swindon, which I recomend, but I probably should try something different!

01/05/2010 at 16:39

Afternoon Rowan and welcome.

Just back from my first run since Sunday.  Ran for an hour, 6.28 miles with an average HR of 171.  I guess I need my resting HR to see if thats high or not.  Will do that after my shower.  I'm a bit new to the HR monitor but think I am going to use it a lot more in training from now on.

COME ON GILLINGHAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We need to win today to stand any chance of staying up.

Edited: 01/05/2010 at 16:42
01/05/2010 at 16:39
I did Birmingham last year Rowan and I'd recommend it
01/05/2010 at 16:57

Come to Birmingham one and all

The plus things are plenty of hotels not too expensive either, shed loads of places to Carb load, a pretty good course not too testing a bit of a hill at around 6 miles and one near the end, "big city race feel" good crowd support too.

The slight negatives are the pens and the start were a bit of a shambles last year took an age to cross the line and the goody bag / medals at the end were being given out willy nilly and not all in one place, a fantastic medal though to be honest one of the better ones I have received.

Suze the HR bit of the Garmin is fascinating, mine is missing again after someone walked off with my goody bag at VLM, the strap was in there as I find it's good to get the strap off after finishing, so I will now have to get another.

As you all know by now I do love my stats

01/05/2010 at 17:01
Wow I appear to have missed loads from this thread!! Lots of familiar names now too!

I'm going for my first run tomorrow, have an 8 miler planned and must admit I can't wait to get out there again. I'm still really keen to do another marathon in the Autumn, the whole idea of doing summer training appeals

I've just read through the last 3 pages so apologies if anyone has mentioned these but is anyone doing Bacchus or New Forest marathons in September?

I went on the Super Six thread but got too annoyed. I must say my running club have been great and just as proud of me doing 5:32 as our fastest runner who did 3:13.
01/05/2010 at 17:12
I was going out for a run, but I decided to catch up on a couple of threads first and now it's going dark and pissing it down....  Back to work tommorrow, but maybe I'll find time for one somewhere then!
01/05/2010 at 17:17
Hi Rowan - I think we have met already - did you run for the Stroke Association in 2006??
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