I do I do I do Philby Sorry for the late update, for some reason RW did not want to let me tell you guys on here about Manchester, I tried a couple of times and each time I didn't get a blinky line for the typey thing. Edinburgh 2010 5:27....Disney 2012 5:32... Las Vegas 2012 5:01...Manchester 2013...drum roll please....4:40 Was easily averaging 10min miles up to somewhere between 19 & 20miles and then I couldn't ignore the sicky feeling any longer and had to take a walk break...unfortunately once you start with the walk breaks they come on thick & fast from then on in. Really need to get a grip on the fueling on race day...I think where I went wrong was I grabbed the water pouches had a couple of big glugs and then ditched...in training I take regular little sips...will maybe carry the water with me a bit longer at Nessie. The support at Manchester is amazing though, there was one section...you know on the Tour deFrance you see the crowd practically on top of the cyclists...well, it was like that...absolutely amazing. Think we'll be putting our names down for it again.
Job news....I've been for quite a few interviews, I even got offered one job...as much as I would've loved to have done it...it was at a school and I could've used their running track & fitness suite...at £7.40 an hour (35hours a week) I couldn't afford to take that big a hit. Went for 2 interviews yesterday...1 was all that 'what would you say has been your greatest achievement' b*llocks and the other was telling me about the job & company and comparing my CV to the role...you know... 'we need someone to take charge of the accounts, I see you've done Sales, Purchase, bank reconciliation etc'... Came away from the 2nd interview feeling really positive and the job would suit me down to the ground...negotiated hours & pay...and the bloke didn't baulk at all so fingers crossed.
On the training side of things...I have turned into a sloth I blame the lack of routine...Mr CS comes home from work and I'm all...can't be bothered going for a run, let's stay in and slob on the couch. Must get my act together...please feel free to don your biggest boots and give me a much needed kick up the backside.
Hello, sorry to be one of those pain in the backside people who stroll onto a thread in the last few weeks. I'm doing this race with hubby, it'll be my 4th and hubby's 3rd...should be a walk in the park as the last two we've done...one was the Goofy challenge (HM & Marathon in a weekend) and the other was seriously hilly and a tad warm
*waves to Redpanda* Hope this one isn't as warm as Edinburgh was.
Sallymax sorry to hear you stuggled with yesterday's 12miler...some days are like that...but still 12 miles is 12miles
16miles for us today, damn snow snarled everything up last week but we can finally see the pavements again so wish us luck...
Can't believe I'm looking for a job AGAIN...oh well I guess I can always become an elite athlete or a Jeremy Kyle watching pyjama wearing slob
We've been down to Londonium for the weekend to see the parentals and collect some chocolate...the scales beckon tomorrow and I don't think it's going to pretty...actually I KNOW it's not going to be pretty I have seriously stuffed my face this week.
Sorry to hear DT2 is having a tough time of it just lately, hopefully he can pull it all back together in time for Edinburgh. Well done on the "just 22miles" Dave...we've got 16 scheduled for tomorrow but there is danger of a sugar crash so we'll see. There's always Saturday's 20 miler to redeem myself if I do blow up tomorrow.
Phil there are some stretches you can do for sciatica, might be worth a google and if you find some that help keep up with them to keep it at bay.
Well done on the Ashby you two, excellent results there
Dave whatever you do in London you can bet your bum we'll all be suitably impressed...oh and glued to the red button trying to spot you and the elusive Mr Tanner as you come through the finish line.
I've come to the conclusion I prefer farting...sorry I mean fartlek to proper intervals...especially in the evening. Intervals are too much like hard work after work, I find them more tolerable at the weekend so I think I'm going to stick with that plan...farting mid-week and tempo at the weekend.
10k???? Pfft are you a man or a mouse?? Get signed up for the marathon...you know you wanna...teehee.
Gaaaah...that's not fair telling us Fi's birthday is the same day as Cardiff HM Phil...we could do it but the travelling would be a bloody nightmare...Inverness to Cardiff I'll have a quiet word with Mr CS and see what he thinks.
Ooooh a free race GE...get in!!! Do you think I could pass myself off as 150??? Probably still couldn't get GFA...
2nd attempt at 18miles yesterday...last weeks attempt was erm pitiful to say the least...as I was feeling so rough we decided to give 8miles a try, admitted defeat at just over 5 to save me from being sick at the side of the towpath. Yesterday's attempt...much much better...managed 17.7miles, route had to be adjusted adhoc due to cows on the towpath....I don't like cows...killer cows....Mr CS was looking at the pace analysis on the Nike site afterwards and at just over 5miles it suddenly peaks...that'll be when he looked behind us and realised the noise he'd heard wasn't another runner but the posse of cows following us...I whimpered and sped up considerably lol.