Yeah go on Emmy you know you want to do Amsterdam again go girl go Any tips on good hotels etc Eggy/Emmy would be very welcome need to find the Amsterdam thread too... Mr NGUG who normally moans re the cost of travelling to marathons was over the moon ... I might have been a bit difficult to live with over the last few months
Heroine in H - totally agree re weight loss that is high on my agenda for my next marathon. Goal setting is very important IMO.
LeggyM - I find it much more difficult to lose weight as well as I am getting older I dont know if its losing focus and eating that stray cream cake or what..
Well done to everyone at the weekend - outstanding running there and OO just amazing stuff.. another Sunday glued to the telly..havent posted for a while am just about right now after hip problems arising in November.. started running again although after having left it a while it is proving more difficult than I thought.. my legs seem to believe they can go faster than I can actually keep up with..
Have booked myself up for a couple of races to inspire me.. Amsterdam Marathon on 19th October and Richmond half on 21st September. Giving myself a bit of time getting "back to normal"..
+1 for listening to music a weird mixture of Pink Floyd, Elvis Costello, The Cure plus a mixture of more modern stuff that the kids have downloaded and like Shrillex (Mr NGUG slightly incredulous that I listen to "that" music) etc. etc.
Still not sure about P & D myself - might try it again this year it is quite intense PC is right.
ATM - that sounds interesting have to look at Audacity.. .
WillM - that sounds quite sensible i.e. building up slowly if you have been out of running for a bit..
Dannirr - I would definitely agree re strength etc. doing a 20 miler and then having a huge hill to climb at the end of it. I think practice also of running at a consistent pace on the level is also a good idea I found that the first marathon quite fast as although I was strong and had spent many hours running long distances I wasnt used to the pacing on the flat.
PT for me today - he likes burpies - I dont like burpies OMG I must have done 80 of them not a pretty sight.. lol...more balancing on the knobbly swiss ball now able to balance easily on hands and feet and can sit upright on it on my knees.. loads of core exercises new diet starting next week.