Iain, have you seen this - bit late for my 10k but maybe something to try later in the year and for you after your marathon!
That seems insane but if you can stick to the plan then its very achieveable. i am looking at doing a few shorter races to help with my marathon pacing..hmmm might save the page for future reading.
mamafox - that's great news, your speed is returning and no knee niggle
Big G - if I don't make the cut off I have an event in mind that I can do instead to make up the numbers. Last year 2 guys decided to do their 100th marathon doing a 100 mile event, very risky as when you get to distances in that region things can go seriously wrong. But they both completed the event.
Steven - well done that's a cracking time, so glad you came back to let us know how you got on. Look after that back and hope you're back training soon.
Frosty here this morning! Did hill training today, 3 laps, was good session. I didn't ask VR to join me as I expect she's seen enough hills this week!
Too right! I'm about to go out for a FLAT run. Bliss!
Shades - I'm sure that VR would have come along! Everyone loves a hill!
I decided to just run on feel this morning - cue 4 miles at tempo pace and it felt easy! It all felt great - a few slight aches in my hip but nothing that stretching hasn't helped. It just felt absolutely fantastic to be out there!
Emmy - no, she wouldn't see posting above!
Good news on the enjoyable run
Ach! Cross post! Thank you! I cannot tell you how good it felt to be out there. It was starting to rain as well so that could have been a reason!
my back seems to be on the mend so just going to try a few slow couple mile runs this weekend and see how i get on,hopefully i will be ok )
Shades - just saw this on FB and wanted to pass it over in case you're interested:
Clonakilty Back2Back Marathons
We're Back!!!We are delighted to announce that Clonakilty Back2Back Marathons is back again for a second year. 15th & 16th February 2014.New course (starting back in Clonakilty, running the majority of last year’s course and finishing back in Clonakilty), new medals and newly designed technical t-shirts. 52.4 miles of West Cork joy.Registrations will open shortly. Watch this space for further updates.Clonakilty Back2Back Marathons
Big G - I thought 3 marathons too.....
Mowzer - aww, lovely to hear about your grandaughter. You'll have to get her sorted in a pram suitable for running so she'll be hooked an running at an early age
Steven - excellent time, well done
Emmy - great news about your tempo run
VR - I love running on the flat!
Shades - I'm now concentrating on the 4.2k race at the end of June in Austria so I'm trying to run short & do speedwork so I'll pick up your plan (for Berlin) at the start of July which is a few weeks into it....do I just pick up from say week 8 or do I start at week 1 and then jump to week 3 the following week? Hope that doesn't sound too contorted....
just been humbled by the generosity of the general public. i have a charity collection tin outside collection office at my work and so far ihave raised £420 from that alone which royal mail will double. makes the event that much more fun.
Iain - do you have any recommendations for charity donations? I'm doing a charity run in July and i'm trying to work out the best way to go about it. My work wont sponsor me (as yet) and they're not happy for me to have 'publicising materials' around the office.
Molly - How are you getting on?
steven - hope the back is OK when you go for your run.
Emmy - I am planning to give up doubles/triples and all multiple marathons once July is over but I've said that the only exception I will make is for the Clonakilty Back2Back so a strong probability I will be putting that in my race diary
molly - 4.2k that's an unusual (and scary) distance.
Pick up the training plan from say week 8.
Iain - that's brilliant and very generous of Joe Public. Good that Royal Mail will match it too.
Shades - I know that you like your Irish races
Emmy - indeed I do Just booked my hotel for the 3 of the 10 in 10 that I'm doing in July
Emmy - Apart from the charity tin at my office i have spoken to my local and asked the manager if they would help me out but donating a meal for 2 with a bottle of wine as a first prize and a bottle of wine as the second prize and i am running a sweepstakes where people pay £2 for a ticket and they have to guess my finish time. the closest wins etc..My OH is a driving instructor and she is doing a raffle for driving lessons, so i guess depending on who you know or how close your circle of friends is you could do something like that or a carwash. I am assuming you dont live in the UK so you would have to check for permissions. I always have the belief that if help is needed then if you dont ask you dont get. so far i have done of and hope you figure out how to raise the funds.
Thanks Iain - some good advice there! I'll definitely have a think about different approaches to try as it's a multi day event
last year i said that if i raised enough i would run in a tutu. well i was the first tutu across the line. was fun hearing people commenting on the fact i had it on.
Thanks Shades me aswell,its a bit frustrating especially when the weather is fairly decent at times ) am sure it wont take me long to get back into shape once i get going.
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