Nurse - i'm gutted for you but admire your sensible decision. The training isn't wasted and the risk isn't worth it.
MG - nice batch of photos mate and the first one, where it looks like you're near the finish ( the fingers are on their way up !! ) with kids running behind is a cracker. Well done again !!
Stewart/Stuart - hope you're recovering well
NP - of course, the lady loves milk tray
jason - lol, i reckon my report took a good couple of hours in between watching some TV
Tek - i did a bit of stalking and found the video showing the 3:15 pacer crossing the line in 3:14:32 so pretty much as you say I was also looking for a "backpack with big yellow flag" pacer but for some reason he just had a little yellow balloon.
Well after 4 days of gentle walking to and from work i did my first run as a marathoner today. And it felt great, other than my quads grumbling a bit still
2.4M @ 10:45 @ 61%
Brighton 2014 entries opened Tuesday ( first 2,000 got in for £50 ) I left it for a couple of days then had a look yesterday and it's gone up to £60. The last lot of guaranteed entries will be going up to £70 after that.
Although this is a great race and superbly supported, surely that's a ridiculous amount. I paid the £50 last year on the day entry opened and didn't mind with it being my first. But will i pay that again ? Probably not ....
Getting excited for this week's racers now
Emmy - ?
Fiona C 28738
Johnas 31651 or 31615
Sophie B ? Adam K ? Sweatband ? Brer R ?
NN a hard decision I'm sure but probably the correct oneVLM
Brer_R 29084 (posted on SNOD thread)
Sophie B ? Adam K ? Sweatband ?
Stuart you will.. Plenty of slow miles over the next few months will see you right...
MG loved the photos!!
((NN)) I'm gutted for you...but I think it's the right decision. Recover and rebuild for Abo - you'll be much stronger without shredding your legs and heart at VLM.
Jason nice recovery and strides
Mace great to get back out there. I agree Brighton is WAY over-priced
OH and HM hope you're ok
NP enjoy the park jog tomorrow
Massage and hot yoga this morning. Off for a short recovery run this evening to keep things ticking over. Oops, forgot to say - broke 1,000 miles ytd yesterday!
Tek, nice hill work for a low HR great stuff, congrats on the 1000 miles
Mace great photos mate, can't find any of me at Lochaber , I'm recovering well and getting out for easy runs in the sun nice recovery run
Sophie, Brer, welcome and good luck
SM6, nice 5k run, and I'm confident you will get a sub 4 hour marathon
Jason, nice recovery enjoy the parkrun tomorrow
MG1, great photos, hope the run goes well today
OH, nice JS run
NP nice 4 easy yesterday
NN, gutted for you you have worked so hard this winter and deserved a great race at VLM, as others have said it is probably the right decision, you will be fighting fit in six weeks and raring to go for a good crack at Abingdon
All those racing at the weekend good luck can't wait to hear how it goes
Yesterday I went to a body balance class it was tough on the quads but i did enjoy it, 2 miles with JS last night, most of the group were doing intervals, but there was no way I was doing them.
Today the sun was out, it was warm and only a gentle breeze, I couldn't waste the opportunity, so a gentle 5.5 mile run around the canal loved every step of it
Night Nurse, your awesome first 3 months of training will mean that you have one hell of a base once you get going again.
Mace, I think Brighton is worth £60 as its an excellent race, excellent marshalling and support and a clear run. That said you had such a positive experience with your first race - it will do no harm to experience a different one in your next one and keep it fresh.
Exciting times for the London contingent. Weather looks fantastic for you. Cold at the start and warming slightly ( but not too much). Have a great race folks !!
Just seen your pics Mace and MG ...brilliant MG I am glad you enjoyed your marathon so much that you want to do another.
And mace the quads will grumble for a few days yet
AGF how are thing for you now, have you recovered from your injuries ?..
Stewart I think you had a valid excuse skipping those intervals
sm6 I hope you are recovering well
OH nice running
Hm4 how are the pressups going ?
Tek great mileage, take it easy now
OH thanks and well done on the training
NP Fiona are we still on for tomorrow ? anyone else coming for coffee and cake,,,?
Hi Zoe,any recent race time to base a target on ? keep posting
Good luck everyone who is racing Sunday I guess Jason will be the first one to pass what colour vest do you run in Jason ? what time do you expect to get to half way ? I will be there on the side lines as still going up to watch my brother.
Just popping in to wish everyone a great race on Sunday
Nurse/Fiona/jason/NP - i've just realised you are meeting tomorrow and not Sunday I wondered what all that with tea and cakes was about instead of booze ... now it makes sense. DAMN !!!!
I won't be in London until Sunday as a spectator, going up by train. Obviously if i lived a bit closer than 75M i'd make the effort tomorrow .... I'll be cheering you all on Sunday though
Stewart - Good running, you seem to have recovered very quickly
Tek - Well done on traversing 1000 miles already! You're due a massive PB in a few weeks
Mace - 60 & 70 quid just for a run seems ludicrous to me. Especially if you have transport and accomodation costs on top of that. Well done on getting out for a run today!
Zoe - Welcome! 23 pounds is more like the price I'd accept paying for a marathon!
Went hill walking this afternoon. Climbed Ben Cleuch, which is 720 odd metres. Enjoyed myself until I fell and rattled my good ankle off a rock. Hope it's just bruised a bit. Meant to be walking again tomorrow, but I'll have to wait and see.
Good set of photos and looking strong all the way MG1
I thought Loch Ness was pricey at £48 although this does include significant logistics to achieve a one way marathon.
CompareLangdale £18 (2 laps of loop)Loch Katrine £18 (There and back. much of this went back to Alzheimer Scotland)Cape Wrath £30 (includes boat!)Snowdonia £30 (circular)
However actual cost of marathon palls into insignificance for us when you factor in transport costs Even (local) Cape Wrath involves us taking a car on ferry so well over £100 before setting foot on Scottish mainland!
I'm not doing them as fully as I was doing the challenge since completing it. I've tried to do a full press up however it's too much for my shoulder as the plan was to start the challenge again put with full press ups.
Missed your post last night. She was either going to or coming from Gatwick and the field out the back has got a small car park next to it & a very direct route to what she was visiting in Petersfield.
I'm fine. I'll hopefully be getting my running back on track starting from Sunday.
Stuart - sounds like fun, apart from the ankle
Zoe - welcome Have a look on the SHADES training thread and introduce yourself. Shades has done a ridiculous number of marathons and she provides plans for people who are restricted time-wise so would be ideal for you. Like Nurse says though, hang around here as well
AGF - i know what you're saying, it does have great appeal just a painful price I'll do it again.
NP - ok mate, that's in Trafalgar Sq ?? Would be great to meet up. I'll try and spot you from your profile pic but i should be easy to pick out ..... i'll absail in by helicopter through the front door all in black with a box of chocs under my arm
Just watching the 7am one hour C4 highlights from Brighton then i'll pop out for a slow couple of miles.
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