2012 Marathon thread

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HM4
27/09/2012 at 17:35

Tek,

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.

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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"?

HM4
27/09/2012 at 18:25

Jay,

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!

F

 

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!!!

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

 

28/09/2012 at 16:37

Races:

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!

HM4
28/09/2012 at 18:16

Tek,

The weather has been a bit kinder so yes.

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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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