Hi all, well my plan not to do marathons again vanished pretty quick
Tim theres the seaford half on june 5th. spen- that sounds legendary julia t - i have some cross training two if you fancy turning it into an ultra
One of my fav ever quotes is Viktor Frankl when he said "when you have a big enough WHY you can bare any HOW" this year in the race I realised my "why" motivation didn't really matter it was superficial and simply not achievable in that heat - i.e. to simply beat my brother-in-law’s time, soon as that realisation came to light I lost my drive on time just my commitment to finish the race.
I’ve changed my focus now to do the Time best I can and be the best I can for me, so need to shed a bit more weight, condition myself more, with a much longer run in and build up far more mental focus via BMF classes and solo Southdown’s runs with two gentle runs in the week
Brighton marathon 2012 will be my focused goal in all this so in preparation me and my dog are doing the Seaford half as a welcome back and beachy head marathon (in the jogging group for time, just time on my legs - not racing) then building up conditioning to speed in November and kick of an 18 week plan in December
when will i ever learn!!!!! im pretty certain that by friday i will have signed up for the half and the full....... this time though im going to spend quality time conditioning in the autumn ready for Januarys intensity ..... and lose a stone or two! dam ive realised ive used commitment langue......better get my credit card ready!!
everyone ease, fantastic job if it was a pb or pw, that heat felt horrible to me
i've got sunburn still did not break the four hour mark, Viktor Frankl was right when he said "when you have a big enough WHY you can bare any HOW" at fifteen miles i thought why am i doing this.......the crowds where brilliant, high fiving kids and policeman felt great, my training fantastic, set a personel best in feb of 1.45 for a half marathon but i found it way to hot and i made a self discovery.....i dont like running marathons, a cheacky 10k a half all very good but after three marathons, i think the quotes spot on "If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon." -Emil Zatopeki ..... i could not find a WHY so i dont think i like that kind of masochism!