Might be doing this.
A friend put our names down on the standby list and she only remembered to tell me a few weeks ago. She phoned last week and it looks like we'll be offered places. It's her first so I agreed I'd tag along for the trip .
Due to me tearing my calf muscle last Oct I haven't run for months, except for a ill considered lung busting xc last weekend , and I don't intend running much on it before July.
I came into last years event on the back of 10 weeks without running so this year should be even less pretty, if that can be possible!
Looking forward to seeing you all there, and especially the celts .
I hope Lee can make it again
I'm in! First long one... 22 weeks to go you say - loads of time! I was training for Forestman 2 weeks earlier so I've won some free fitness!
22 weeks to go and I've hurt my right knee to go with the calf tear I'm recovering for. Not the ideal start is it!
think I need to face the fact that I am not going to be up to running the marathon for this - really sorry to be letting trogs and happychap down, but better to face up to it now than closer to the event. But given that I haven't really been able to run for 3 months, and still not running, then there is little chance I will be in shape for a marathon in July
so - I will become part of the support crew instead
Need to let trogs and happychap know though - anyone know where on the forums they hang around?
think I have managed to message trogs
VT'd - thats good news! It will be good to see you again - as well as having some one else there to keep Seren in check!!
rafiki..........you will not see me....i will be racing so will be locked in my tent in preparation.....meditating and doing my visualisation techniques for 48 hours pre race........
so we'll meet you in the pub, 6 o'clock Friday night
are you "connected" on FB?
what is the chances of a first timer doing 17hrs actually being fit to drive home sunday night? Should I camp sunday night too?? I can take work clothes and shower at work assuming I can move to drive that is.
EP - I imagine you will be shattered and in need of a rest! Camp on the Sunday and hope you can drive to work in the morning.
i keep reading about people need drips and this is also a worry!!
Brit - seeing as I can't run now, I can't imagine being able to work up to marathon distance from nothing in the time there is, and want to give trogs and happychap time to find someone else
EP...for most first timers i think it would be hard tp drive home as they do not know how their bodies will react.......
that said a lot will find it hard to drive the next morning as they will have stiffened up by then.......
i would advise all first timers to have someone else with tyhem to drive home if necessary or to wait until the tuesday.....
some people need drips..others have bad stomach issues after the adrenaline of the day starts to wear off.some have pulled muscles etc and some are just totally fatigued especially if you had poor sleep prior to the race,,,,,,,,
others can get up and do an ironman the next day
brit - yeah, I was supposed to be doing a marathon in April too, not even sure that I will be capable of doing a half mara in April but never mind, still got my sights on outlaw half, so long as I can do the swim and bike then I can walk the run if I have to
Bad news about your knee Maths
Have replied to your message. Don't think relay team members' names need to be confirmed for a while yet, so we can make a plan B so you can see how your knee progresses and you can still join in if it looks good.
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