On a night shift at the moment watching Manchester marathon on the telly !
Conversation with work mate
Her 'what's the shortest time for a marathon '?
Me 'you mean the world record ' ?
Her ' yes '
Me '2.02 for the men
2.15 for the ladies
Her ' oh that's quite good innit !
NP you never cease to amaze me , what a fantastic result yesterday
MG1 you also , but with the training you have done no real surprise with the result , you trained like a machine and got your reward very well done
Hazlenut god that sounds tough , it takes real mental strength to battle on in those conditions
MG7 not sure I agree with Dan on that sounding fun! I am far too accident prone and would probably fallen over 10 times !! I pick my off road races very carefully and run them slowly ! well done indeed
Dan nice 14 plus what half are you doing ?
Tek nice session ! I did exactly that one last week ! but @6.52 pace
Yellow52 I am signed up for Abingdon I have a half planned 3 weeks before and hope to roughly follow P&D schedule maxing around 60-70 miles a week
Track session today with my brother 5 x 1200s off 2 mins...average pace 6.49 happy with that
Cal nice park running ! its actually great speed work and will help you with 10k prep
SC well done in your parkrun ! I havent done one this year ! must get round to it
Ollie good luck with Blackpool half tomorrow
MG7 enjoy the fell race ! bet thats a tough one ! fell running is not for the faint hearted
SM6 ! you are as bad as ne ! I said no marathon year ! didnt enter London then decided to enter Abingdon ! nice track session ... why dont you do Lochness again ?
had a good week this week 16 miles @8.23 with my brother on monday
easy 4 mile run tuesday
8 miles at just under 8s on wednesday
4 easy thursday
6 x .5 mile reps with 90 secs rest along tne sea front yesterday @ 6.52 pace
and 4 miles @ 7.48 pace this morning ... got knocked into a hedge by a passing car !!
I stopped to let 15 or so cyclist whizz past on a fairty narrow lane ! a car also stopped for them ! I stood still to let the car go past me and it hit me !!! not hard but enough to make me fall back in to a hedge , a car driven by a chap who must have been 90 !! his wife got out to make sure I was ok i was ready to blow my top till I saw how old they were !! maybe I should have ! and taken their number some people really are too old to be driving ! but I didnt have the heart to make a fuss !!! probably a big mistake on my part ! lets hope they dont kill soneine next time !
Looking forward to seeing how everyone gets on tomorrow ! got lots of friends running ! wish I was ! roll on next year still got my GFA to use
London 2006 my first ever and the one I enjoyed the most 3.48
Dublin 2006 off the back of finding london the most amazing experience ever ! I entered , felt disapointed at the lack of support around 16-20 miles I thought all marathons would be like london ... felt sick at 18 miles promised myself at this point never to ever run another marathon .... 3.52
Paris 2007 very very hot people dropping like flies .. 3.55
London 2008 my first dabble with P&D up to 75 miles a week felt really strong all the way 3.40.30 with a massive 4 minute negative split !!
London 2009 3.43 cant remember much about it
Snowdomia for the hell of it blowing a hooly peeing down 4.30
London 2011 crap ! very hot fell over a timing mat 4.01
Left the marathon alone for a couple of years
London 2014 warmish felt ok strong 3.45
Lochness 2014 by far my favourite quiet and surreal I thought I would miss w
the crowds and support ! quads mashed by 16 miles with all the downhill 3.48
London 2015 ran with injury bambi legs with 800m to go 3.39
So really only felt complete pooh in 2 marathons !
Never had to stop for a wee and never walked
and never more that 2/3 mins difference in each half apart from the 4.01
I will be 55 when I run london next year so running it as a mile stone