First 20 miler of the campaign done. Hate getting up early but feel good it's over and done with. Freezing cold and lots of sleet and slush to deal with. Surprised to average 8.12 pace. A good morning's work.
GM. Got the Surrey Half in March, that'll kick my races off for the year. Defo want to do more.
Glad to see there are a couple of similar weight to me on here. Abbers: football is my game. I was too lightweight as a striker, discovered Guinness and it really helped my game in my 20s. Stayed around 13.5st ever since. My running pal is a former pro cricketer (Notts) and of similar age and size to me. His recent PB is 3.24 and will complete 25 marathons in 4 years at the VLM and averages 3.35.
that is a big unit to haul around the marathon course.
Wow! that makes me sound really BIG! People say I look slim but I suppose in marathon terms I'm bigger than the quicker runners. I'm 6'1" and just inside the BMI limit for my height and weight (I know BMI is not a great guide). For most of my adult life I've been 13st xxlbs, I just can't seem to get under 13st even with a reduced calroie diet and more intense training. I'm not that bothered about it as my times are improving which at 47, I can't complain about.
I remember running past James Cracknell during a training run once (his parents live near me), we shared a runner's 'nod' and I remember thinking we were about the same size albeit he's got proper muscles. He then went on to do a dub-3 in a FLM which isn't bad for a big rower.
All of a sudden I feel really guilty about the crisps I've just had with my sandwich...
Here in Surrey we had a full-on, state of emergency, call out the army, ONE centimetre of snow yesterday at about 16.30. People raced out of the offices to head for home to try and beat the expected blizzard. We then had total gridlock on untreated roads.
I left at 17.45. It took me 40 mins to do the first 2 miles. Once I was on the M25 I did the remaining 23 miles in 35 mins and was home in a total time of 1hr 15 mins, so not too bad in the end.
On my return to work this morning, I observed at least 5 abandoned cars from last night's ONE centimetre blizzard / white-out / Arctic disaster.
Scandinavians must be laughing in their outdoor hot tubs!
Good luck with the foot, Gul. Excellent times in the slush, KR.
I still have my winter blanket weight to lose. I was13st 8lbs this morning (that's 190lbs ). I still have a good 6 or 7 pounds to shed for my ideal running weight. Finding it difficult despite the increase in training volume and cut backs in diet, including beer . I look at some of the weights on here and can't believe I'm trying to attain a similar running time as you paper weights!