Angela I


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Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Yesterday at 21:44

Ok ok, opened up the 'puter...

1st Lady bling:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10101210910732349&l=7bef552af9

 

Bling for June: Hmmm, can't get a link for that one... Did a lot of races this month including 2 marathons... LOTS OF BLING!!! 

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Yesterday at 21:31

Bling off??! Didnt read anything else when I saw the chance of a competition..... Now how do I post my bling on here from a Phone?

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 22:08

I'm hoping to do 10 laps at tr24 too- can we do some together?

yes very happy! Check out my facebook for my trophy

fairyclogs- not long until you become a 100MC 'wannabe'- which race have you planned that for?

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 19:49

ThanksMr P

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 18:44

 She must have been about 10-15 metres ahead of me throughout the beach section, and I had no hope of catching her.  However, the final km (ish) is back on road.  This is where I could kick, and I kicked like I never kicked before -  I overtook her with about 500m  to go, and she called well done after me.

The road section was really long, and I know sprint finish is a weakness of mine, however, people were cheering and saying first lady - part of me thought they wouldnt be that cruel to say it if she was on my heels, but I daren't look back.

Jeez the road went on a while, but yay!!! I DID IT!!! FIRST LADY!!! In a bloody tough half marathon. 

What's funny is that just a few days ago, after a couple of months of feeling lost since getting my boston qualifier, I wrote down some new running goals; one of them was to be first lady in a race that wasn't a parkrun The power of writing things down!!

 

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 18:43

Hey hey, seems impossible to get on here at the moment, but feeling proud of this weekend, and even think I may blog, so thought I would come to tell you guys first.

However, massive congratulations to baldrunnerman - thats a truly incredible achievement at Endure!  I would recommend sitting down and deciding on what your most important running goals are- then you can find the races that help with those.

Well done at SDM Fairyclogs - how many are you upto now?

RR - I'm so glad that you are feeling back to your pre-surgery fitness - just goes to show doesn't it - attitude is everything! 

So, my weekend- yesterday was the Great East Swim - 1 mile for me at 11am - I finished in 40 minutes and 22s - a fairly average swim, but I was absolutely delighted with it for several reasons - 1) I didn't freak out on getting in the water. 2) I didn't freakout when I crashed into people, or others crashed into me. 3) I didn't stop to put my feet down/tread water. 4) I actually drafted someone for a little while. 5) I didn't blow up. 6) I actually vaguely enjoyed it.  It has taught me that I can probably be a bit more aggressive getting into the water for my triathlons, and also I can stand to work a bit harder as I seem to have swim fitness now!

Today, I had Mersea Round the Island Race - local - the most easterly island of the UK (I think) and where we get all our oysters from.  It joins the main land via 'The Strood' a causeway built by the romans that floods at high tide.  This is the 3rd year I've done the race.  My first time it was only 12.2 miles, but last year after the vicious storms, part of the sea wall was destroyed, so they adjusted the route to make it up to a half marathon, and now they have kept it like that, as half marathons are a bit more saleable.  I knew I had a chance of placing today, as last year's ladies winner is in Wales doing another race, so I went into the race with 2 goals.  #1 - beat last years time (preferably by 10 minutes) and #2 .... place (or top 10) - you can never really decide on placing until you know the runners there.  Its a tough multi terrain race- completely flat, but you run on sand, sea wall,, gravel, shells, grass, etc.  Anyway, it starts on sand, my nemesis, but at about 1.5 miles you go onto the road.  I realised very early on that there were no women ahead of me, but was conscious that the sand was the toughest bit.  I thought great!  I can place!!! WOO hoo - just need to focus on the pace.

Being an island, wind is a challenge, and being June, so is sun!  At the first water station, I could hear another lady just as I was leaving it.  At the second water station she passed me - I made sure I stopped to have a drink at each station as it was hot and I wasn't carrying any water with me.

Within a few hundred metres I passed her again though.  I felt really strong at half way, but knew from last year, that somewhere around 9/10 miles is beach running into a head wind.  Surprisingly I managed this quite well, and got to 10 miles thinking I've got this!  There's no way that she will catch me now.  And this is where I also talked myself into being able to drop to a 9mm and still reach my time goal.

The last water station was just the other side of a caravan park where a lady had passed me (not the same one) - It was only 1.5 miles from the end, but it was getting really hot, and I always think health first.  I saw she stopped to take a drink, so I did too - a very quick one.  Then it was down a ramp onto another section of beach!! ARARGHGHGHGH!!!

My legs were exhausted by now.  I decided to do Paula Radcliffe technique and count down from 300.  She must have been about 10-15 metres ahead

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 22:25

Hmmmm, there aren't that many!!! 

20th June Great East Swim (1 mile) - Angela I

21st June Mersea Round the Island Half (a maybe) - Angela I 

27th June Giants Head Marathon - Angela I

28th June Penny Lany 10K

12th July - Ekiden Relay - Angela I

25th/26th July - Thunder run - Angela I

3rd August Ride 100 SupermanRuns

29th August Vitruvian Triathlon - Angela I

13th Sept Bacchus Marathon - Supermanruns, Angela I

27th Sept Maldon Half Marathon - Angela I

4th Oct Chester Marathon - Mr P

11th Oct Kingston Marathon- Supermanruns

11th Oct  York Marathon - Hans C, Malcs

18th Oct Abingdon Marathon - Freemers

24th Oct Beachy Head Marathon - Angela I

1st Nov NYC Marathon SupermanRuns

26-29 Nov Cyprus International 4 day challenge - Angela I

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 22:18

Did the first mile with RRR but as usual she vanished into the distance after that!! If you count the 2 days of sm75 I'm upto 12 another one with RRR on 27th this month- Giants head... Ps I'm being upgraded from Aunty to aunty and godmother in a few months!! 

Brb on laptop to add races

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 15:37

Wondering if I should add my races or stay quiet 

did stour valley marathon on Sunday- a 27 mile trail race, in about 4:48, which is 17 minutes quicker than I managed last year.  Really is a toughie.

superman, so sorry about your accident- as I said on FB, you will come back stronger and as Malcs says, belief is a big part of the equation!

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 08:44

Martin, I've done Ipswich half before.... On a nasty hangover!! 

I blogged about it here... its not flat... http://longroadtoboston2016.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/ipswich-half-marathon.html

I was carrying a bit more 'insulation' back then 

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