Morning everyone - sorry to not be around, the usual story....
Ikle - sorry to hear your news, you're absolutely right there's no reason and it's not fair ((()))
I think I congratulated all FB friends on their amazing marathon times - especially the fantabulous Wabo!
Susan let me know about the meet up but I was in London a lot last week and just can't make it, would love to make it another time. On the subject of Susan, I am "thinking" about Chester and we can stay at my Mother in Law's the night before which is opposite the catherdral if you like?
My running is going along quite nicely for a change, have a training plan set up by someone called "Mad Dog" (I don't think he's mad but I've never met him) and we are doing a very very fast session, a fastish session, a hill session and a long run and racing as much as we can. Dare I say it (touch wood) but I think it may be paying off, I did two fells races last week and then paced my sister round Sheffield half on Sunday which felt really really comfortable and I got them to a negative split for the first time ever for me, she was going for 2.10 and she did just 2.05 for her first half. We have definitely found standing in freezing cold reservoirs and streams after runs makes a massive difference to our recovery (but we get odd looks).
So after my never doing a marathon again, I most certainly am thinking about it
Congratulations to everyone for Brighton - cant believe the sun made an unexpected return!
Good luck for all VLM's tomorrow. I'm heading down to watch it to support a friend and I'll be around at mile 12 and 24. Hope you all enjoy it and the hard months of training pay off. I know they will. Most of all have fun x
AH - everyone has to have a bad run, put it in the mileage bank, forget it and move on. Hideous day, wouldn't catch me wanting to do a long run on a day like this!
Susan - do you have do run around and around Hyde Park tomorrow for the 16?
Whilst you are all running I have sensibly sat in front of the fire eating all the high carb and sweet snacks in the house with the kids in preparation for the low carb high fat diet good to be organised. Much too much snow here for us to do anything apart from eat and be lazy. Shame......
This weather is a joke! We've can't go to a family meal and lost £100 because it was pre-paid. Mr WT due to race on Sunday but I doubt he'll do it, in the fells, 21 miles - will be treacherous - I'd rather he didn't. You poor people having to try and do a long run in this!
Talking of long runs I have made my 24 week training plan today - it made me feel a bit Enough said.
I like the wtf - I'll let you know when my legs have dropped off Dave.
I am going to raise money for charity and am only sharing the link so you can see how utterly useless we are at things but I don't expect donations, many of you have donated over the years especially after Amanda died and that is never forgotten x