VOTE SO4, Sub 3:30 ASICS TARGET 26.2

SUB 3:30 in Busy Lifestyle category

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07/12/2012 at 17:41

VLM 2012

07/12/2012 at 17:43

Mens health survival of the fittest at Nottingham 2012

07/12/2012 at 17:55

Thought I would put a few photos on my thread to brighten it up a little, but most of my pics are to large, despite chopping them and reducing their quality!

07/12/2012 at 18:29

Hey Sarah - great reading about your parents and how you got into running - I'm a little jealous as my parents were never into any exercise/athletics and couldn't take me to track meets and so on with the athletics club at school so I missed so many events... Hey ho

Sounds like you definitely fit into the "busy lifestyle" category!! Do you enjoy being a GP?

Best of luck with the voting!

07/12/2012 at 18:43

Great pics!! Love the one with your medal - you look so proud! Lovely!

07/12/2012 at 19:19
I second that!

just popped in to say hi
07/12/2012 at 20:27
Thanks Steve, they do give me so much encouragement and tips on what to do when I'm stuck on planning my training. They tend to come and watch me in races aswell which is nice, its a bit of a role reversal. They know so many runners in south Yorkshire so I think they enjoy being there as much as I enjoy them being there.

I've met so many lovely people in my career and work in a very supportive practice with like minded people so I'm lucky. I love my job, although some days it can be full on and stressful. About half of the doctors where I work run which is nice, I'm currently holding the record for the marathon but not the half or 10k!

Sarah I was so exhausted by that time, I was so glad it was over but so happy with my achievements after thinking only a month earlier that I wouldn't be able to do it.

Thanks Jen and hi, hope your campaign is going smoothly. Has anyone offered to buy your recipe to publish yet?
07/12/2012 at 20:29

Love the photos Sarah!

07/12/2012 at 20:39
Thank you minni, thought it would break all the text down a bit and make it more colourful. Initially I was going to do a picture from my first 10k, 10m, half and marathon, but the first three were too many kb no matter how much I cropped and discoloured them!
07/12/2012 at 21:00
Managed 12 miles today at marathon pace, followed by a large plate of frajita's to celebrate!
07/12/2012 at 21:06
What?????? 12m @ MP?? What pace was that?
07/12/2012 at 21:07
Because whatever that was I can guarantee your MP will be quicker in the Spring if you can plough that out now.
07/12/2012 at 21:22
Minni - totally agree. Made me sit up and take notice I can tell you. I was pleased with 4 at MP today.

Sarah you may want to set a tougher target!!!

Go girl
07/12/2012 at 21:37

Hi Sarah I was going to ask you if you enjoyed  your day off work today, but clearly from the sounds of your run today you did!! xox

07/12/2012 at 22:23
Marathon pace would be 8min/miles (for a 3:30 marathon) I just went a little quicker at 7:50 min/miles, spoons said that i went a little too quick for a longish run post my 5k last you agree minni? Dont want to be risking any injuries and normally I have a rest day before my long run!

I remember last year running 8:30 min/mile for all my long runs, but I do feel quite comfortable at 7:50 min/miles at the moment.

Do you really think I should aim for something quicker than a sub 3:30? The thought of a sub 3:30 seems tough to me especially with the way I felt at the end of London marathon. My second half was 7 mins slower than my first half.

Hi Carol, I had a lovely day off work today, it's been a funny week, works been quite steady all week, we have been fully staffed and have had half the number of emergency appointment requests, it's actually been quite nice and has allowed me to spend more time on here. Despite that, it was still nice to be off today, I did my long run, walked in to town and did some Christmas shopping, been on here, managed to cook a decent meal and now I'm up in Newcastle.....haven't done any of my cleaning time was replaced by being on here!!
07/12/2012 at 23:27

That's great to hear Sarah, planning on doing just that with my son - can't wait to stand in the freezing cold, ankle-deep in mud, waiting for him to cross the line he did a 3k a while back so off to a good start!

Glad you enjoy the job - and lucky you to have so many runners where you work! My workmates all think I'm nuts

08/12/2012 at 00:35

Hey Sarah. What was the Men's Health Survival like? It looks like what I imagine the Tough Mudder would be. Was it as enjoyable as a normal race?

08/12/2012 at 09:25
As soon as he crosses that line with a massive smile on his face, you will forget about the freezing cold weather and ankle-deep mud for sure. He will be one proud son showing you his medal, and you will be one proud father. I've still got all this to come!

I am really lucky with my job, everyone's supportive of my crazy ideas and enthusiasm for running (except my husband). In the summer we even started to run from the surgery one day a week. That seems to have fizzled out a bit now though due to one doctor recently leaving and another being injured (and me needing to do more milage).

My husbands the only one who doesn't come to see me run really, he tends to stay at home and keep warm. Even for my first half in Edinburgh he stayed in the hotel, but he did have an exam to prepare for (so I will let him off). He watched me in London for the first time and by the sounds of it had a tougher time than me as he had to stand in one spot for hours ( with a hangover), and wasn't allowed to leave for a bacon sandwich or to go to the toilet just incase he lost his space or missed me (he was under strict orders from the other spectators in maltby running club).

Shady, the rat race was brilliant, I really enjoyed it. I don't think it's supposed to be as tough as tough mudder (as there are no electricity cables) but it was still challengeable. I would certainly recommend it. My friends getting married next summer and talked me into doing it (then dropped out a week before). I was dreading it (especially after just coming back from a 2 week holiday in Kenya and a lack of training) but it's been one of my most favourite experiences yet. The running turned out to be the easy part.....the swimming through river Trent and the climbing then jumping of things at height was the most difficult (as the river was freezing in comparison to the sea in Kenya and I'm scared of heights, despite doing a Sky dive to over come it). The race was over 12 k and there was roughly a group of obstacles at every km. I would def recommend it, I will be doing it next year again, and will be taking a group of friends with me. I was first lady in my wave and I think 7th lady overall from the whole year I want to be in the top three (as there are good prizes) which I think is achievable as long as I don't go sunning it up in Kenya first!
08/12/2012 at 09:42

I like the pics too!!!! Pictures are always good in my world...


08/12/2012 at 15:37

agree with sleepy bear! Great idea to post some pics. If I hadn't voted for you already I would now

That session you did yesterday was mental, Sarah! But you know that . You got enough flak over on t'other thread!! If run slow and aerobically now you will avoid another 7 minute posititive split it he spring

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