SK - I don't want to come across as some kind of mad stalker but I actually dreamt about you last night!!!!! I was starting to run the London marathon with you (which shows how extreme my dreams are.. I can't even sniff at your sort of paces), you stopped at one point to buy a pair of shoes (!) then just zoomed off! Anyway, thanks for the number, I will be virtually stalking you tomorrow. II hope you have a fab race and finish with the result you want - with all the hard training you have done you really deserve it
Big G - Your work sound really supportive. I think it's good news you feel ready to go back and to do this in a way which incorporâtes your current life too sounds a really good idea. Don't worry about going on - it's good to hear how you're doing.
SK - Bet Paula is going on to all her friends that she has a selfie with SK I'm getting really excited for London now - can we live track you?
KK - Khani told me to go on vpnbook.com.. is that the same thing? Any advice you could PM me would be brilliant. I can be a bit dim about this sort of thing and REALLY want to watch the race.
Hope you're feeling better having had a day off running Shades.
I had a great run this morning - think I'll quit while I'm ahead and not run now until a week Saturday to hang on to these nice positive vibes
anniesophie - I hope your knee improves soon. You've only just run a marathon so give yourself a bit more time to get over it (You had a niggle before starting so I think you're doing well all things considered. My mara a week Sat.
KK - Royan is about 1.5hrs from us so SHOULD be ok............ Enjoy your weekend in London!
SK - How are we going to spot you?.. Novelty headband perhaps How are you carb loading - the day before or two days before? I've had a lurk around the Asics sub 3.30 thread and Tim cites a main reason for his success being proper carb loading and fuelling. I keep thinking I'm missing out on something here - I understand that carb loading is just eating around 400g of carbs the day before but maybe that's too simplistic. Race fuelling for me involved a good breakfast then a banana and cereal bar before the race. After that I just get by on bits of orange at the water stations as I can't seem to eat anything plus if I do it makes me very thirsty. What does your planned fuelling for the race look like?
Shades - Enjoy your weekend! I got really frustrated last year as couldn't see coverage of London and Khani gave me a link which I am trying to find now.
Big G - You have some quality staff in your Lidl!
Forest run for me today. Dogs went swimming in a watering hole used by the wild boar. Felt like joining them as I was very hot. But I didn't.
Edited as got distracted by small child andforgot to say
Shades / SK - Thank you for the encouragments - feeling quite positive and looking forward to the race now.
SK - I don't run for two maybe three days before. I love starting a race really itching to run
Keith - Car sounds good. I find it nothing short of a miracle when I turn the key of my car and it actually starts. With regards to your 100 mile race how do you pace that sort of distance... run/walk it or jog for as long as possible? What sort of time do you think you will do it in? Sorry to fire off questions but I just can't get my head around running that far!
Big G - Sounds like you had a lovely time in Brecon. Good news about your running too. Have you got any races coming up that you are thinking about doing?
Mowzer - I enjoyed reading your report (had to Google Bungay as had absolutely no idea where it was.. initial reaction was abroad but then I was probably thinking about Bombay ) That really is fantastic to get a sub 4 in the midst of all your ultra and doubles.You must be on top form
KK - It was a disappointment to miss my mara (car only just repaired) but onwards and upwards to the next one! Well done on that 7 miler. Anything under 5m/km is rocket speed for me.
Shades - That medal is lovely - would like to get my hands on one of those. Are you racing next weekend too?
SK - How's the tapering going?
Hope Emmy's ok...
My day off yesterday was definitely a good idea. On form again today and a good run this morning. Good idea to listen to your body sometimes. Other news is that Charlie the Jack Russell has found out where eldest son's hidden reserve of Easter chocolate is. Or was. All hell is going to break loose when Fabien comes home from school.....