2012 Marathon thread

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06/11/2012 at 11:48

Teknik you finished faster than everyone else you just save that for the last 100m

06/11/2012 at 11:49

NP LOL! Cracking photo (and hat)

06/11/2012 at 11:50

...yup, fast finish was a new experience!!

06/11/2012 at 13:35

Great video Tek, spot the dude with the negative split

Is that music still going round in your head ? It had me chuckling away and then i burst into laughter as you tore up the runway, thought you were gonna take off

Edited: 06/11/2012 at 13:42
06/11/2012 at 18:17

Lol Mace...I didn't notice the music until I played the vid...it does look a bit like a Benny Hill clip

06/11/2012 at 18:25

Tek - yep the purple bikini clad pompom girls certainly put Frankfurt into a different class of marathon than any I've been at! The Scots are perhaps a bit more circumspect

NP - great hat

14.5 miles today (halfday) mostly in the light but very muddy and wet underfoot in parts. A good antidote to the stress at work!
That'll be the furthest since Loch Ness too.

06/11/2012 at 19:37

Tek - Strong finish!

NP - Nice hat don't think I'd fancy running in it though!

OH - Good run

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6.3 miles for me tonight. Possible trip to the gym in the morning if I'm not too tired.

HM4
06/11/2012 at 19:56

NP,

Great photo.

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Well done on everyone's training.  No running from me at the mo as I've now got a sore throat so I'm really hoping it's not going to turn into anything else.

06/11/2012 at 20:52

Hope you feel better soon HM4.

Great photo NP but did you run all the way in it?

A very fast finish Teknik - impressive! I normally crawl/stumble over the line.

OH and Stuart you both seem to be making a good recovery from Loch Ness.

4 miles easy last night then sports massage today before getting out for 10.1 miles. Nice and mild here (10 degrees and breezy). Just noticed when I put it on Fetch that exactly the same time as last week's - 1:22:38!  

F

 

 

06/11/2012 at 21:02
Yep wore the hat the whole way, i was cold lol...
Fiona OCD same time x
07/11/2012 at 11:41

Just over 8 miles up and down my hill this morning great view from the top.

 

07/11/2012 at 13:06

Me OCD, surely not!!

Sounds like a great run NP. Thinking about the doubles, how many times a week do you do doubles when in marathon build up?

F

HM4
07/11/2012 at 18:10

Fiona,

Thanks.  I've had 3 days off the phones now (work in a call centre) and it's driving me potty as I really enjoy speaking to people all day.  The usual format is a sore throat for a week, then a cough for a week and then feeling crap for a week then back to normal in the 4th week.  Hopefully with having a flu jab before this all started I'll get away with sore throat.

NP,

Well done.

07/11/2012 at 19:19

Tek- love the vid!

NP- Nice hat!

HM4- get well soon

OH and Stuart- nice post mara recoveries under way

Legs here seem to be recovering nicely from my October marathons 4.01m tempo run on the track (mainly for floodlights!) for me tonight in 23.51 (5.57av) and 2.01m warm down in 13.54 (6.55 av)

HM4
07/11/2012 at 19:37

Jason,

Thanks.  The annoying thing is I feel fine in myself it's just the voice and if you can't talk you're no good on the phones.

Well done on the run.

07/11/2012 at 20:04

JSN pretty good going
any cheerleaders on the floodlit track ...?

HM4 - hope you're feeling better soon
I think we must be opposites - I talk to folk all my working day but quite enjoy my own company after work (and Elspeth's of course although she complains if I get too monosyllabic!) Talk time on home phone and mobile is minimal too.

Fiona_C - just my sort of conditions - everyone complained of the heat when it got to 20C in local HM here last summer!

NP - sounds a nice rewarding local run.
We have a a slightly shorter distance u our local Wideford Hill with super views all around Orkney (yes 360º) on a good day.

Nil for me today, not long finished work

HM4
07/11/2012 at 20:11

OH,

I'm very much a people person and one of the first things I do is get on RW and Facebook either asap after work or dinner which ever is the easiest.

07/11/2012 at 20:27

OH LOL, nice 14.5m yesterday

Stuart - well done on yesterday's 6.3m

HM hope the throat is easing up

F I know that crawling / stumbling finish all too well...nice 10 miler (sorry 10.1m )

NP good running on that hill

Jason nice tempo!  Warm down at 6.55mm??

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Back in the saddle, 7.44m tonight, ran too fast with the group as my HR has still not settled down post-mara...

HM4
07/11/2012 at 20:37

Tek,

Thanks.  It's getting there.  Well done on your run.

08/11/2012 at 08:28

I was just thinking the same about jason's warm down Teknik!

An easy 6 miles for me last night on the treadmill. Middle 4 at 13.2 - 13.4k/hr. Had to leave the HR belt off as it keeps cutting me across the ribs and when I get into the shower - ouch!  

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