Busy wee thread, must be getting close now , nice to see all the new folks posting and LouP, you will now have Russel spitting his Fosters all over his keyboard when he reads your post
Colin, hope you're on the mend and resting, I also applied again for VLM, fingers crossed for that!
Madbee, well done on your Long Run, you must be buzzing (apologies - I can;t help it!!) I lasted 21 miles out of my 22 on Saturday and the last 2 miles were anything but pretty, I was "running" like a three legged cow and had to walk at mile 20 - damn those hills - but managed to get going again for the last wee bit. I'm a bit all over the place at the minute as I am readjusting my target down to sub 345 but stupidly keep forgetting to reasses my tempo / interval times so running too fast and then running out of steam. My tempo run yesterday turned into a Fartlek session as I stopped / started but got a massage yesterday though and feel great today, just did an hour on the bike this morning so ready for my 10 miler tomorrow with 8 @ MP.
Russel, would love to have been positive but when I was laid up I was stuffing my face and feeling sorry for myself, back on the salads now as I also want to shift another few stubborn pounds. Got a heavy Saturday night coming up though and another on the 10th May and then I'm going teetotal until Race Day
PT, wish it was my hay fever, that I can handle and treat but its worse than that unfortunately! Hope your calf gets better, I'm still tight but running with calf guard, which helps immensely, going for another massage next week though now.
Julie, hope the trainings going well, first one eh? Very best of luck to you, you'll be great!
Steve, enjoy your rest, are you just doing the 3 or are you one of these runners that has to run one every other week otherwise you'll go insane?
Madbee, I wish I was feeling better, I'm still running but still a long way from being "right" Runs are tough but getting through them, got an easy 6 miles tomorrow and then a 22 miler so fingers crossed, might run round my 2 mile loop 11 times,. just in case I start to feel shabby?!?! It also means if I run 22 miles I can stuff my face and have a few beers in celebration!
Colin, I wont need to tell you what to do as I'm sure you'll know but hope it sorts itself out and is nothing serious. I'd be gutted for you if it all went tits up for you at this point!
Macfinbob, pacing is an art - one I have not really managed to perfect - yet! As you practice you do start to "feel" what pace is what running against a Garmin but it is really a case of practice makes perfect. Took me 3 years to fully appreciate the importance of it so don't beat yourself up about it.
Kathryn, great to hear from you, hope you're keeping well and that leg is better, are you not just a wee bit tempted now to run........
Oh and Ali, haha, I think it's maybe time for a wee distraction from all this running, I've not even started to think about the GNR yet, far less be dreaming about it!
Enjoy your Easter weekends, I will be stealing the kids eggs yet again......
When will this bloody cold go away?!?!? The only thing keeping me going is that I tell myself I am going to feel absolutely awesome come Marathon day!
Done my Yasso 800s this morning and then finished off the session outside with another 4 miles. Gorgeous run along the canal, first time this year running without a jacket so another major step forward in training! Was sunny though so need to go and get myself some new running glasses.
Well done to all posting, hearing everyone's stories / progress keeps me going. Simon, I'll be doing a 22 miler this weekend so will be thinking about you, your progress is great to read!
Ali, these kind of runs will bring it all together on Marathon day, a lot of people will "cheat" and do easy flat runs so you should be giving yourself a pat on the back, just don;t neglect your LSR this weekend, take it easy and you'll get a mighty confidence boost, just "listen" to that niggle though so you don;t hurt yourself.
Madbee, calm down dear , haha, great to see you're so enthusiastic, not long now, you're nearly there
Well done Simon, looks like you were the only one to manage an LSR this weekend and by the times you're talking about it I think you'll smash the sub 4!!
I did my first run since last Monday today, still coughing loads but felt "reasonable" and it was a beautiful morning so half enjoyed it!?!
Uluru, I've done something to my calf as well, strapped it up this morning with the old Muller guard so felt fine running, twisted / cramped it yesterday in bed somehow getting up but nothing serious, just can;t be too careful at this stage in the game though but hope yours eases off soon. I'm going to get another massage next week to loosen me off as I can;t afford any more down time.
Enjoyed watching VLM yesterday, can't believe it;s only 6 weeks to Edinburgh now, where did all that time go?
Slinkz, the only way you'll get a place now is if you run as someone else (many different opinions on this though!) or you could get the "charity places" they release in a week or two for £100 (that's how I got in last year at the last minute, if you're prepared to pay for it)
Wow, away for a few days and loads of new people appear - hi all!
Well done to all those still on target or improving them! I wanted to be on here gloating about a LSR this morning but have a chest infection, haven't ran since Monday and that's another full week of training doon the pan! Trip away was a nightmare being ill but at least it stopped me going out drinking if nothing else. So I'm readjusting now to sub 345 and 330 will have to wait until next year. Still got 6 weeks to go so going to be sensible and ease myself back in again next week, re-jig my schedule a bit and try and concentrate on the core tempo/interval & LSRs.
Enjoy your weekend of running, I'll be filling myself with whatever pills and vitamins I can get my hands on!