2012 Marathon thread

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27/09/2012 at 17:35


So do I!  I guess it's the joys of previously broken bones.  That's one of the reasons why I'm thinking about the Insanity Workouts.


Well done on everyone's training.  The weekend looks as though it may be a bit kinder so hopefully should get out then.

27/09/2012 at 18:06

Jason - good luck for the Chester marathon, should be quite a scenic one if I remember the area correctly, although I haven't been there for some while. Not running around the walls I hope

Teknik - nice run, 10 miles followed by a harder, hilly 6 sounds like a tough workout in my book

Mace - enjoy the Folkestone half and hope you have a great race.

Stuart - what race are you doing? As I type this I'm thinking "he must have already mentioned it so I really should go back and look"

HM4 - nice to see that you still have the avatar of your cat. We (family and I) stayed at "Sandy Balls" (yes, it's a real place) in the New Forest and a ginger cat adopted us for the four days we were there. We named him 'Roger' and spoilt him enormously. BTW, what are "Insanity Workouts"?

27/09/2012 at 18:25


Thanks.  I don't do photos usually so it's handy having a cat like Millie to use as my avatar ! But when I got married in January I had a whale of a time being photoed and when it comes to running I'm fair game.  Insanity Workout is scary there is a thread on here (which is very easy to find if you just search on Insanity Workout) & Insanity Workout.  It seems expensive to me however when you take into account how much gym membership would cost I guess it's not too bad.

27/09/2012 at 19:36
Thanks jayc

We did Sandy Balls last year, cool place. There was a cat then with a bit of character used to hang out on the pathway and all the cars had to steer round it. May well have been ginger ?!
27/09/2012 at 19:46

4 mile plod last night and achilles is still niggling,sorta cleared up but it seems to be back causing me mild discomfort.

Made a decision in that im starting the marathon and see how it goes,am sensible enough to know where my pain /discomfort threshold is and then act accordingly but am sure it wont come to that on the day

27/09/2012 at 20:55

Well done on the NFM jayc, goodchoice of place to stay too, I'm local to the New Forest and visited there a lot. 


Good luck for the weekend Mace and any other weekend runners.

Anyone here London Marathon applicants? Out of 3 applicants I know only 1 got in (not me)

27/09/2012 at 21:35

Jayc- did Chester last year- nice course, bit of a hill in last few miles, but preetty good

Got my GFA confirmation today- so mags are coming out- good luck to all in the lottery

28/09/2012 at 08:20

Good luck to all weekend racers, I hope the weather is good for all marathoners! A bit breezy here but in the right direction for Loch Ness runners. Fingers crossed that the achilles behaves YC.

No time for a run last night as at work til late (month end) but should be ok for tonight.

Got my GFA yesterday too.  I can feel a plan coming on!



28/09/2012 at 12:21

Good luck to all the loch ness runners

28/09/2012 at 14:19

Tek - Yes I am now thanx. Concussion now better, and back out today for my last LSR......It felt really good knowing that. 20 miles with 8@mp. Overall average pace 8.41mm, given that I had strong head wind and some very heavy rain showers for the last 6 miles I am happy!

Good luck to all doing Loch Ness this weekend, I hope the weather is kind to you!

28/09/2012 at 16:00

jay thanks

HM hope the shoulder's a little better today

mace hope you're resting

YC I'm sure the niggle will disappear as soon as you pull on the race vest

Si unlucky

jason yay!

F yay!

Els welcome back

Kaz nice running!!!


6m easy on jelly legs after massage and yoga this morning...


28/09/2012 at 16:37


30-Sep Folkestone Half   Mace

30-Sep Loch Ness  young cowboy, Stuart Martin 6, OH  Nessie 10k Fiona

30-Sep Berlin ToffeeLiz, Ian Boyd, Keyboard, Mabel40

Edited: 28/09/2012 at 16:38
28/09/2012 at 17:15

Works over for the week,you could say im a wee bit on the excited side now.

Big thanks to everyone on this thread for their support and advice these past few months.

PS -Tek your in the best posible shape right now for your goals and ive no doubt at all that you will smash them when the time comes

28/09/2012 at 18:01

Thanks Tek - good luck for Folkstone Half and Berlin too folks.

Going to feel a bit left out spectating not racing this weekend but planning a run on my own somewhere in inverness before getting down to the finsih line and some pre race socialising with friends.

Should be lots of news come Monday!

28/09/2012 at 18:16


The weather has been a bit kinder so yes.


Well done on everyone's training.

28/09/2012 at 20:15

"The difference between the mile and the marathon is the difference between burning your fingers with a match and being slowly roasted over hot coals."

Hal Higdon

28/09/2012 at 20:24

Is that supposed to be inspirationa???

28/09/2012 at 20:51

Nope, just an observation

28/09/2012 at 21:11

YC thanks. Good luck, relax, and have a great day at Nessie.  Remember to start chanting "I... AM... A... MACHINE" from about mile 22

28/09/2012 at 21:25

YC and all the other racers on a busy weekend- Have a Great Race, guys

Looking forward to all the reports

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