Have marshalled this baby before (and thoroughly enjoyed it) but never run it. To be honest I have never thought I would be able to finish the course but am running my first marathon next Sunday so figure this is the year for it! May change my mind by Monday though
Did the Darent 10k yesterday and, even though it started at 8.30 it was still hot - still couldn't get in under 60 mins, mind you, this isn't the time to be going for a 10k pb is it??
Am starting to feel excited/nervous about next week - again hope the ankle holds up (am sure it will) but, like Jaime, feeling pretty unfit as I was tired after the 10k! Think it will finally hit home when I go to Excel on Wednesday and am looking forward to wearing a shoe that doesn't lace up and has a heel .
Keep up the good work (or rest, more to the point) and keep safe for the next few days.
mitiog - thank you for the welcome, only just got onto my pc as took my son to pizza hut (it is carbs after all) - really can't understand why this weight won't come off .
Having not run for nearly a week now am chomping at the bit to get out on the club run tomorrow evening and sooo hoping calf/ankle dI oesn't give me any undue worry.
I think you are all inspirational and are doing a wonderful job at keeping each other going.
EP - I have 2 pairs of black compression socks and wear them all the time but appreciate that they do make me look like a school girl (not in a good way) when I wear them with my running shorts! I haven't taken my trainers off for the past week for fear that any other pair of shoes I wear may create problems with my feet but now I have permanently wrinkly toes (yuk!).
I have just caught the "weight loss campaign" line and, without going back and reading all previous posts can I just ask - am I the only one who hasn't lost a shed load of weight since i started to increase training? Even though my weight has yoyo'd for as long as I can remember I was convinced that I would be svelte like from all the extra mileage - it appears that is not the case and i am just hungry most of the time!!