15 is FGFA "Fucking Great For Arlbarstard"? Yipee to not too much snow in Wilsmlow, it was coming down thick and fast in Cheshiiiireee this morning but now it is just poncey southern snow. (i.e. not a lot). I am definitely sticking to my plan HOWEVER I may do the 5 miles previous then absolutely cane the 13.1 and die at the end with a 10 min PW (so, MRP).
Men - have fun at home, I am praying kids don't get sent home from school early, I have bogs to clean in Chateau HeOw.
I did my 12 mile MLR after all (well ended up 15 miles all in all...). I found the canal that err, goes South and hit that after doing few miles on road. Pleased to report foot is ok!
Oh and in other HeOw news, it looks like I may be a pacer at Chester Marathon for the 4:15 or 4:30 crew!
looks like i'll be aiming for a 10k PB in a snowy Battersea park tomorrow morning.
How much time can I theoretically take off for the weather conditions? I'm thinking about 10 mins
Same here AG, although I haven't registered yet. I'll see how blizzardy it looks in the morning.
I suppose running in a blizzard means you get an ice bath as you train?
make sure you warm up properly guys if you are planning on going at 10k speed!!
i would've thought 10k speed should keep me quite warm, but i'll probably have full length tracky pants and a full sleeved top to keep me warm whilst we're hanging about to start.
i'm just hoping i can get there in time for the registration. they say that the registration desk is open til 7:50am, and i'll be dropping off the missus at work at about 7:30 so need to race back from St Thomas's to get to Battersea. Shouldn't be too difficult at that time.
Good afternoon all, Blue start for me, think I put under 3.45 on my application so probably a few pens back and mass toilets!
Had a lay in this morning and didn't get out for my run until 6.30am! Can't run tomorrow so shifted my "tune up race" to this morning, 9 miles with 5 at tempo. Bloody wind was horrendous so ran four of the tempo miles into, the one with it behind me was a doddle and quite a bit quicker.
Running 20 on Sunday with 14 at MP as I dodged it last week with an HM. Forecast is snow for us tomorrow so hopefully will have cleared by Sunday.
i've just checked on the battersea park run and they offer prizes for the first 7 U50 Men. Hoping the snow will keep all but 6 others away
LOL, AGNice banter about GFA, FGFA and championship places Chris: now is probably the best time to catch the lurgy. I'm terrified of getting ill 2 days prior to April 21
Chris J77 wrote (see)
What's the blue start like then? Is it the crap one? That's where I am.
I was on blue in 2010 and it was shit. Lots of slow runners in front. Make sure you get into one of the first pens! I had put 3:45 on my entry form and law-abiding idiot that I am ligned up in the correct pen
Surrey Runner wrote (see)
Bit worried that the green start could be packed with slow 'celebs' and other media types. On the other hand if Nell McAndrew is running again then can try and use her as a pace maker.
Nell is about to give birth to her 2nd child any minute. I doubt she will be rocking up on the Green start this year 2nd MLR of the weekd d&d. 15miles. Nothing beats strong winds, horizontal snow and a lovely cool minus 5 degrees . Anyway, wot doesn't kill ya ... alternated MP& steady running to make the time pass quicker
11m MLR this morning. I was running easy and nearly forgot to turn around at halfway. When I turned around I realised why..... the fierce headwind made the remaining miles feel like running through treacle!
Planned MLR pace: 10:48 to 9:54
Snow hasn't arrived here yet. It's forecast for all day tomorrow and Sunday morning, so it will be interesting to see if the race goes ahead on Sunday. If not, I'll run my own 20m route in the snow again again again
AG, where did you find that info about prizes? I can't find much about the race online...not that I'll be troubling the top 7.
I intend to jump straight to the front of the blue pens chick. I don't care how much abuse I take. I haven't trained for 16 weeks to be stuck behind 'Dave from accounts' or whoever is just turning up for and will be setting off at a crawl. Oh dear, I have turned into one of those 'proper' / 'annoying' runners.
Push me out of the way gently Chris
Hello. Horrible cold wind on my 9mi jog today. If windy like that on sunday will make any new PB's hard to come by.
JF 50 I was thinking something similar myself.
NP they showed the outskirts of Belfast on BBC news this morning and it didn't look great for a run. Good timimg on the rest day
Fiona, combined front we'll hold our ground in those pens, are you Blue?
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