It's been forever since I posted on runners world forums. I'm back for my first marathon attempt in Brighton after a 11 year break from marathons due to constant injuries of one or another. I'm behind a lot of you as my longest run is only up to 15.5 miles but I have to be super careful with avoiding injury.
Most likely my marathon will be a run-walk targeting about 4:30 to 5 hours. An hour slower than I used to be but 11 years is quite a gap.
Hope everyone's training goes well through the tough month of February.
SB - Gave up the Wiff-Waff a long time ago just get the nickname as to change it would ruin this thread and I still like the little PPB picture.
Weight is 2 stone up and my injuries still niggle but i've decided to try and run a marathon again so while I entered the London ballot I thought what the hell and popped an entry in for Loch Ness this year as well. Sub 3:45 will be more like sub 5 at my current pace but hey ho it is still a marathon.
With changed names and new folk I don't know who is on here from the past so come on reveal yourself and your old nicknames so I know who is who.
Popping my old head in to say hello to all once again. Many congratulations JBSS on the birth of your baby, wonderful news. I see the old heads are still online along with a many others that are too young to remember who I am.I ran for the first time in a over a year last week and who knows all being well I may manage a sub-10 minute mile before the year is out. Over 4 years since I hurt myself running Edinburgh 2005 and every recovery has failed but fingers crossed a very slow return may work this time. I'd love to break 3.45 one day but then I'd love to run for 3.45 miles again so best to start slowly. No chance of VLM (doesn't feel right not writing FLM) and I didn't even remember to enter for next year which is a bit of a bugger as I think I was at 3 or 4 rejections in a row.Good running to one and all and if you get injured for goodness sake rest.All the best
Just sticking my head in to see what is happening ahead of race day. Have a great race and regardless of whatever time you get enjoy the experience. Sub 3:45 would be nice though as after all that was why the thread was started. I'll be watching out on TV.