Tan-congratulations on the p.b....looking good for Edders
RWH-I love your enthusiasm, and if you wanted a nod of approval for attempting the P&D 70+ schedule you've got it from me as long as you listen to your body and dont stick to it religously it can be done..even by a coffin-dodger!
TR-I know how you are feeling the legs are still pretty mashed this end as well.I enjoyed our little jaunt together in the big smoke so much that i thought I'd try and join the TR express at Abingdon, thanks to dot i just about got my entry in in time so going to take another easy week before getting back to it.Looks like it's gonna be another good thread day out.I've got a feeling MG could be the sub 2.45 driver, I'll have to tuck-in behind him.
BR-Enjoy your training run
Reference the Leicester mara i did it in 2007 and i think they changed the course for last year after a few complaints.It had been advertised as flat and p.b potential but was fairly undulating with quite a few twists and turns, there is a fairly long slight incline up to the finish which i think they have kept.It's not one I'd do again however i realise that ode will be pot hunting in the Police championships.
A bit of a tough day at the office for me as well, had planned on trying to go sub 2.45 but feeling the sun on the start line realised this was going to be a big ask.I took the advice of BR and ran the first three miles as a bit of a warm up (19.38) At this point i was running with Ode and TR but realised that i needed to pick up the pace,got to 10 mile at 63.40 and feeling o.k but had already abandoned any sub 2.45 hopes.
20 mile came(2.08.21) and was hoping for a 40min last 10k but to be honest it was all about survival now.Ode flew past me around the 21 mile mark (i think) and i tried to hang on but managed all of about 1/2 mile and decided to back off and finally limped over the line in 2.50.24.
slightly disappointed not to have progressed a bit after a decent abingdon result but felt i did all i could on the day.
Hugh congratulations to all who managed a p.b yesterday with a special mention to MP,Marigold,JEJ,Coro,Jap,CL,Ode,MTR,Jonah.awesome running chaps sorry if I've missed anyone out.
Loads of very brave runs from many others, this marathon malarkey is certainly a tough game to be in when things aren't going well, so well done to all who made it to the end.
Sorry to hear that BR had to pull out but great to see you already lining up another.
Nice to meet so many old and new faces down at the start and outside the pub afterwards sorry i couldn't stay long at the end but just wanted to get home really and have a soak in the bath.
Many thanks to Crab and mrs crab for the hospitality on the Saturday night and thanks for keeping my lad company on the Sunday he realy enjoyed the w/e.
Looks like i need to find an autumn mara for that sub 2.45 attempt
Still trying to catch up but far too much stuff to remember but here's what stuck in my mind
SD 179-Big congratulations for bagging the sub 3 in a very well paced run...well done fella
DAN A-Fair effort that, just to complete MDS must be so satisfying although I'm sure you could have done without the bug.I cant believe that some people dont get this ultra running lark.......who wouldn't want to pay £3k to plod through a desert for 150mile in temps of 40 degrees with severe sickness and the squirts!
RB-pleased to hear that the wee man is o.k and look forward to meeting up at London,sorry i cant help on the digs front but my son has decided to lend his support this year so he's sharing the hotel room this year however if you're stuck I'm sure we can smuggle you in.
JH1-Sounding a bit more promising fingers crossed
TR-likewise great to hear that you're back doing a bit but easy does it we need you to toe the line, I'm not sure the 20 is a good idea this w/e but it all depends how hard you intend to run it....It's up to you of course but i think you can take great confidence from your recent MMH 20
Some unbelievable quality sessions going on from the thread whippets I cant wait to read the race reports on 26/4
I enjoyed reading everyone's marathon history so i thought I'd throw mine into the mix although i think I started this game a bit late in life just for the record i was a V40 for my first
13/3/05 Duchy Marathon 3.02.46 11st 3lb
9/10/05 Cardiff 3.02.44 11st 5lb
23/4/06 flm 2.56.24 10st 13lb
22/4/07 flm 2.51.10 10st 11lb
14/10/07 Leicester 2.53.47 10st 12lb
27/10/07 Beachy hd 3.29.24 11st
13/4/08 flm (wr attempt) 3.45 10st 10lb
25/5/08 Edinburgh 2.50.55 10st 10lb
19/10/08 Abingdon 2.45 .12 10st 7lb
Oh and for the record 3 teenagers here a boy and two girls 19,17,14. It's quite sad on a Saturday night I'm just retiring to the pit about 10.00pm and everyone is getting ready to go out clubbing!
RB-Gutted to hear your news,sending best wishes to the little man for a speedy recovery.If you decide to do flm We'll have to meet up for a swifty.
JH1-fingers crossed for a rapid recovery a lot can happen in 21 days so try and keep the faith.
SD-All the best for tomorrow, I'll be watching the live coverage on eurosport
Jools-Nice little confidence booster.....looking good for London
TR-I think a day at Chesington is hardly a rest day.......How's the injury?
Brian-Congratulations on your recent half..... Not bad for an old boy!
RWH-Another vote for Abingdon here definite p.b potential.Just be a bit careful after jumping back into training after a marathon the body takes quite a beating so I'd be inclined to take the first month very easy,especially at our age!
I have to agree with all the comments about feeling Knackered I had to drop one of my planned quicker sessions this week and cant wait for the taper to start.Final 20 of the schedule tomorrow before a cut back on the mileage.I'm in the same camp as MTR as I'm also suffering with a touch of the dreaded sciatica,It's o.k at 7m/m pace but as soon as i increase the speed i get a sharp pain at the top of my arse which almost stops me in my tracks.Doing plenty of stretching but might end up paying a vist to my chiropractor (nearly £300 quid last time for about a dozen sessions so this will be a last resort)
Might be brave and add myself to the list later although I'm not convinced that the added pressure helps