Shades Marathon Training

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06/03/2013 at 14:00

Damn - mistimed my running and now i'm going to have to do my MWLR at 9pm I HATE night running. Grrr. Maybe I could do it tomorrow and have a rest today?

06/03/2013 at 17:59

@Khani - happy to do Expo on Weds if that suits all 

06/03/2013 at 18:59
Rattler, Khani and Sofaboy, I should be able to be flexible re dates for the expo as I only work 3 days and have an office in London I go to one day a week. I reckon wed or thurs will be less manic though. What time of day are you lot aiming to go?

Khani, hope your girls get inspired to run by going to races. My dad was a runrace and would race most weekends. He would sometimes drag us to the races as kids. I used to just think they were all mad though but I do remember going to the London Marathon expo and filling a bag with freebies!
06/03/2013 at 19:01
Rattler, Khani and Sofaboy, I should be able to be flexible re dates for the expo as I only work 3 days and have an office in London I go to one day a week. I reckon wed or thurs will be less manic though. What time of day are you lot aiming to go?

Khani, hope your girls get inspired to run by going to races. My dad was a runner and would race most weekends. He would sometimes drag us to the races as kids. I used to just think they were all mad though but I do remember going to the London Marathon expo and filling a bag with freebies - stickers, badges, free energy gels, drinks etc.
06/03/2013 at 19:26

OK well since everyone seems to be available on Thursday let's do it then. Do you all have a preference? I would prefer 11am so i can buy a cheap train ticket and then get home at a decent time too. However, I am flexible and can accomodate anyone who has rigid time requirements.

 

06/03/2013 at 19:30

11am is fine with me

06/03/2013 at 20:03
11 am does for Me. gives me a chance to sort out any urgent business at work first.
06/03/2013 at 20:13
Works for me too.
06/03/2013 at 20:17
Great. I'll be at the entrance to excel at 11am wearing a red carnation

Rattler and Sofaboy have my number. I'll pm it to you fastkoala
06/03/2013 at 20:19
I'll be the tall bloke with a biker jacket and quiff.
07/03/2013 at 07:19

Khanivore - if you remember back when you started running, it would have been your lungs and breathing that dictated how far and fast you could run.   Now wind the clock on and you are now aerobically fit so it will be your legs that protest.   It takes years for all the muscles, tendons, ligaments to all strengthen in response to your training.   So just keep doing what you are doing, at this stage before your marathon you do not want to introduce any extra type of training (e.g. strength work/weights) which could end up causing an injury.

Re books, VR and I bumped into somebody on Sunday who's writing a book and putting a lot of runners that he knows in it...in the hope that we'll buy it!

Lovely and mild this morning, with soft rain. fab run

07/03/2013 at 07:20

As you are all meeting up for a Shadies convention at the Expo I think you should all wear shades as well as the red carnations!

07/03/2013 at 07:37
Haha I'll wear my raybans, but they are prescription lens and clear not tinted

Someone putting people they know in to a book so they buy it has low goals in terms of sales
07/03/2013 at 07:41
Depends how many people you put in it...
07/03/2013 at 08:18

I think he's writing the book to raise money for charity

07/03/2013 at 08:23

Shades - you can much more easily self-publish these days, via Amazon, so you don't need a publisher.  Just putting it out there

Edited: 07/03/2013 at 08:24
07/03/2013 at 09:09

I thought he had already done one and this was the second one?

07/03/2013 at 10:50

thats pretty cool shades, you'll have to share it with us when its published!

Working from home today as car decided not to work... heading to the gym tonight for more cross training.  Foot is no longer really sore just doesnt' feel right yet.. but will see how tonight goes.  Will def do the 5km on sat but might just need to strap things up.  Not really too sure how to progress this as it is still niggling but keen to start training again obviously!

very fed up of not running now!

07/03/2013 at 14:41
Shades, great idea for us to wear shades to the expo, gives me an excuse to splash out on some swanky new ones I would also be first in line for your book. There seem to be loads of books written by men but not many by female runners (except Paula's one) so gap in market there....

Thanks for sending your number Khani, I'll send mine around too when I can work out how to send messages.

Managed 10m yesterday with 5 at MP. Toilet stop at 3m... thank goodness for public libraries!
07/03/2013 at 16:42

Shades is a great idea

Sports Massage tonight & will try a little run this weekend.

Will still go to the Expo, but don't think I'm travelling down until the Thursday eve, so will go on Friday....not entirely ruled out running London yet, will see how Barcelona goes first if I can get round that without the injury reoccuring then it could be game on again.

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