Just popping in to say well done to jools both on the fund raising front and in the running. I hope the high mileage translates next year into a much deserved sub 3. Certainly 26 miles won't seem quite so far in future.
Wardi not lost my mojo to train. I did 7.5 hours running over the festive four days with a rare 3 hour stint on Christmas Eve. I must have covered around 50 miles. Surprisingly no cramp and I felt pretty good.
Did make me think briefly about moving up to an ultra, but I came to my senses eventually.
Not been on for a bit as I've had trouble logging myself in. Clueless how I managed it today.
Good to see Wardi up and operational and nailing the big mileage once more. I hope you crack the 3 next year, you deserve it as you're considerably more committed than me. I've opted for early retirement from marathon running due to total idleness.
Happy Birthday Mr Boat we share the same birthday except I'm now a V55.
Main reason I'm on is to wish jools all the best in her fund raising ultra. A great cause. I hope the body holds up to the punishment. I'll be following your progress with great interest on your blog.
So we'll have an old codger race-off at VLM then tigerrunner. Me, you, Wardi, Dull? Any others?
Running Bear I'm now in semi retirement. I've started cramping in my LSR for the first time and now realise the long stuff has to go. Still not 100% certain though. So no VLM for me next year.
Brian Stonking performance from you at Abingdon. The first V50 to come through the ranks of the thread and do the Sub 3. Mega stuff.
Tiger Runner good luck with your next sub 3 attempt. I think UR a bit older than me so a V55 sub would be remarkable.
Magic score from marders in Berlin. You have been noticed now in NZ. I spotted that they have you there at the top of the NZ 2011 marathon rankings for the first time. Second best is 2.23 and he is even older than you so the Olympics beckons. Rest assured if you make I'll be there in town to support.
Sorry I'm not here as much as I should cannot get on at work any more.
I did notice Running Bears MHR of 192. I did mention my recent health scare which I wont bore you with, but I did finish on a treadmill at a local hospital and found out my RHR was 58 and my supposed max was 171 although they took me off before I could pop into my race pace coma so it might be a couple of beats higher than that. As it turns out there was nothing wrong with me at all.
Still running around 30mpw average but with little or no desire to race.
As ever best wishes to you all and massive apologies to those I may have missed.