Argh, it's like an addiction. I couldn't help myself. I'm a slave to my weekly targets. I've ended up adding a bit here and a bit there to my 3 mid week runs and i've ended up doing 24 miles over the last 3 nights. This means I will hit my 30 mile weekly target for week 4 even though i am doing a 10k run this weekend instead of a 12 mile run. I really will try to stick to the plan from now on. Oops
Keith - that's why underpasses during marathons smell of pee too.
Thanks for your mobile number
Lancaster, is that in November?
Khanivore - you are now to rest until your race, otherwise I will have to hide your running shoes. But it's great that you are so enthusiastic and enjoy your running so much.
Lots of Shadies racing this weekend
@Keith - Is that the one with the lots of portaloos? I lost 5 minutes there!
@Shades - Heading to Amsterdam and not 'feeling' it at the moment. I'm hoping that once i'm there - i'll get into the swing of things! I'm struggling to get out in the morning at the moment (it's the best time that I can run) so i don't feel quite prepared.
Who else is racing this weekend?
VR: Barcelona?Emmy: AmsterdamKeith?Shades?Mowser?
Emmy - you'll soon get your mojo back when you start mixing with the other runners. Just take the race as it comes, don't worry about any targets, just try and enjoy it
Yes, VR is on her way to Barcelona for her 99th marathon, Slowkoala has her first 10 mile race, Khanivore his 2nd 10k.
mowzer will be doing a marathon, I've forgotten if it's Abingdon or elsewhere. Sorry mowzer.
Not sure about Keith
I have the vast distance of one mile to drive to my local marathon, Dartmoor Vale at Newton Abbot. A 2 lap course with a good Devon hill in it, but the girls that I used to coach run the cake stall and always save me a wonderful piece of cake at the finish. I believe Ann Widdecombe is starting the race! Don't think I'll be able to recruit her into marathon running.
My plans for rest of the year are the following
Nov 4th Lancaster Half Aiming foir sub 1:45-1:50Nov 10th Foxy @ 40 40 mile aiming for sub 7Nov 11th Foxy @ 40 marathon no time targetNov 18th Brampton to Carlisle 10 mile - not entered yet will decide post Lancaster probably
2013 has the quadzilla in feb, Enigma triple crown in early july which is marathon sat am, 30 miler sat pm and marathon sunday. With er Dartmoor Discovery in june too.
No doubt Windermere will be run being its near to me and most of the local races which are 10 mile and 10k's usually.
Boston 12 hour in August and Compton Challenge 40 miler at Easter are likely too.
@Shades - Yeah - i'm hoping that it'll get better when i'm there! It sounds like a great distance for travelling to a marathon! I love the idea of having cake at the end! I'm planning on another beer maybe once Ann sees you running - she might be inspired?
@Clag - enjoy the parkrun! I'd love to do them!
@Khanivore - get well soon. You wont like to hear this but if you're not feeling better - don't race! There are other 10km out there!
@Keith - your race calendar sounds familiar!
For me:Nov 11th: Foxy@40 marathonJan 5-6: Enigma winter double marathon (marathon sat/sun)Feb 24th Malta marathonMarch 16: Eco trail de Paris (50km)April 7th: Paris MarathonApril 21st: Antwerp MarathonMay 5th: Mont St Michel marathon (tent)September: Berlin? Marathon du Medoc?October: Cologne marathon, Dublin marathon?
@Shades - when is Cork?
If anyone has any other suggestions - please pass them over I'm open to all marathons
Khanivore - hope the cold is not too bad.
Emmy - Cork is the first Monday in June, so 3rd June next year
Clag - enjoy your hols
VR - Bristol to Barcelona via Glasgow?.
Good luck this weekend to VR, Shades, Emmy, Khanivore, Slowkoala, Clag and anyone else racing . I entered Abingdon but gave my place to a clubmate who needed a flat course for a pb and club record attempt. Also I'd rather do a very, very local off-roader which has only recently been arranged. So I'm doing that instead with my eldest daughter - just hoping we're not going to be knee-deep in water, it hasn't stopped raining for ages .
VR - and there was me thinking you were already sunning yourself in Barcelona and you were still at Bristol airport. Enjoy yourself and have agood run tomorrow.
mowzer - do be careful in that water, you're not that tall and we don't want to lose you.
Emmy - put that bad run out of your mind and just enjoy your weekend.
BTW Abingdon allow transfers and mowzer would have done that.
Usual round of shopping etc today for me and this afternoon I'm planning my own marathon.....of ironing
I'm fairly new to running but enjoying every minute. Ran my first 10km today (on my own not in race) in 61m36s so I'm feeling quite chuffed. I'm first reserve for our local hospice VLM team next year and looking for a training plan and was directed to this thread.
Shades, is the plan still available please.
Shades, Emmy - swap done according to all rules couple of weeks ago. No problems.
Really let myself done. Done nothing but eat biscuits and cakes the last few days and the last two days has been VERY big amounts of curry and pizza I fell apart - a total lack of self control and for no good reason either!
I feel bloated and fat and have the 10k tomorrow Bah - on to top it all even though my cold is better my heel is extremely sore (i suffer from very dry skin on the sole of my left foot and it is full of VERY big cracks because i did not bother to moisturise).
What a dumbo
p.s. this experience has not been a total waste of time. Valuable lesson learned about self control, discipline, and the lack of pleasure one ultimately receives from screwing up one's own diet!
Welcome Vanessa - yes plan stil available, you need to mail me your email address as can't send attachments via RW. Now you should enter a 10k race.
Clag - well done at the Park Run, great time, you speedy thing!
(((Khanivore))) - pick yourself up, get back to healthy eating and start looking after yourself again. I'm sure you will still get a good PB today despite everything. And as you say lesson learnt.
Good luck to all racers today, especially VR doing her 99th marathon....if she managed to leave that Irish bar in Barcelona in reasonable time
Thanks Shade, I've messaged you.
I have already entered Mo Run 10k which is in 4 weeks and am planning to enter the Milton Keynes half during their festival of running in March.
Looking forward to it
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