Talkback: Introducing ASICS Target 26.2

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10/11/2011 at 12:45
Filled out form, but couldnt upload photo??
10/11/2011 at 13:06
Filled out form, but couldn't upload pic??
10/11/2011 at 15:32

Entered!  Glad I saw the post on Facebook, never knew this competition was on!

Hard to condense your story into 150 words though, I really struggled with that.  I had a goal of qualifying for Boston at Chester a month ago, but due to an intolerance to the Iso they were serving on the course(and puking it up at miles 15 & 17!) I missed my qualifying time.  After a bit of a simultaneous watch looking, vomiting up the iso and then a cry as I saw Boston slipping through my fingertips at mile 17, I decided to just slow down, finish strong and happy and try again in 2012.  Winning this with the coaching would be excellent and help us all achieve our goals! Couldn't get all of that plus why I run into 150 words, ugh. 

Harnser, go to your picture manager and resize the photo.  I ran into the same problem, just make it larger and it will be accepted.

Good luck to everyone.   All the best wishes for PB's in 2012 regardless if we win or not.  Keep running, keep smilin

10/11/2011 at 21:05
Hi Lisa, I found it difficult too to explain in 150 words only all that I had to say! I find that when I start talking about running I just can't shut my mouth LOL. I think those of us who have managed this should be rewarded by being put through to the first stage

Really sorry to read about what happened to you at the Chester race! You do sound like somebody who has the determination to achieve her goals in the end, no matter what. It is very respectable you are looking to qualify for the Boston marathon! Good luck!!

11/11/2011 at 00:27
here's hoping you never know !!!
11/11/2011 at 08:10

Timea, the 150 words was difficult wasn't it?  I can't shut up about it either!  Lol.

I know exactly where I went wrong at Chester, just took in waay to much of the iso every time it was offered at a hydration station.  I can't tolerate too much sugar and it just came back up.  I stayed on pace until mile 17 and then it all went pear shaped.  I was sad for a few miles, I'd worked so hard to get a BQ but hey ho.  There are always other marathons to re-attempt a BQ. In the end, Chester is a SUPERBLY organised marathon and a stunner of a course.  Glad I was able to just pull back and really enjoy the scenery for the last 9 miles.  It's absolutely gorgeous and I highly recommend it!  Great marathon. 

Best of luck to you in the competition Timea!  It'll be a mighty team they choose I'm sure.  x

11/11/2011 at 12:21
Did this just finish early, or am I really unlucky?  I got to the end of filling it all in at about 10 to 12, submitted and it said it had closed
11/11/2011 at 17:43

Someone earlier on in the thread was asking about the selection day.  Last year we were divided into groups and through the course of the day had sessions with both coaches on the track, physio indoors and a gait analysis (although that seems to be coming later on this time).

We were sent kit in the size we had asked for but it was no problem getting it changed if it didn't fit.  We did get asked for our shoe size again before they were sent out and also got to choose the model.

Hope that helps

12/11/2011 at 01:46
USB, a year on, what are your thoughts on the whole process ?

12/11/2011 at 17:15
It was an experience   Hopefully this year the coaching will go ok from the outset
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
12/11/2011 at 20:42
I think it was me USB that asked the question, so thank you for giving some insight, did you make the final team? Did the coaching not go that well from the start? What category did u fit into, PB chaser, first timer, etc?

Sorry for all the questions, so excited and driving the family nuts presently!!! (even though I know deep down it's a long shot, but if I make it to boot camp I've going to give it everything I've got)
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
12/11/2011 at 20:50
Have I mentioned I'm excited yet?

We'll all know the results of stage 1 within the next 20 days, I guess
12/11/2011 at 20:50

Last year they had us all in time categories and I was after 4:15.  Not sure I'd have managed to come up with a compelling reason why I wanted to do it.  Definitely not a first timer having run 9 marathons and an ultra last year but wanting to improve my time.

As far as the coaching goes all I will say is that there were problems initially with one of the coaches engaging in the online stuff.  The people who were around on the forums last year know the full details. Things got sorted out in the en.dA

Anyone new to the forums here needs to know that if selected will be set up with a thread of their own and will need to get in there regularly giving info about the training they are doing.  

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
12/11/2011 at 21:17
Cool, thanks USB, whilst I'm a first timer, running wise I'm no stranger to "logging" I've been logging my weight loss over the last three years on a body building forum, with training and diet, so no stranger to putting my life out there for others to consume

If anyone is interested I'll gladly put a link up

Damn, I wonder if I should have put that in my application form!

I started running in April of this year, and ran the Great North Run in September following an intensive 16 week CrossFit Endurance programme - I hired a PT), I'm currently doing a 12 week body conditioning programme to build further leg strength and drop more weight and body fat. That takes me through to Christmas when I then plan to start training for the two races I do have entries for in 2012, so getting a place on the team would really fit perfectly with my goals and training.

Although born in Belfast, I grew up in Durban South Africa, so my ultimate goal is Comrades, but I have to be able to run a few marathons first, and losing the weight had to happen before I could even consider running.


13/11/2011 at 10:40

I applied again this year.

 Got rejected last year. Fingers crossed.

Cant wait to find out

 Good luck everyone,

 Mat B

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
13/11/2011 at 19:27
How did everyone's training go this weekend? Weather was beautiful today and managed a great 7 mile run, was really pleased! Hope everyone else had a good one!
13/11/2011 at 21:54
I've had a good weekend running thanks! Got back from a night run 3 hours ago with my hi-viz vest, headtorch and toddler in pushchair! I'm sure the neighbours think I'm a lunatic
14/11/2011 at 12:38

anyone heard any news?

good luck so excited

14/11/2011 at 12:41
Just have to wait now! Fingers crossed . ......
14/11/2011 at 12:44

Yes, I'm in




Just kidding. 

Edited: 14/11/2011 at 12:45
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