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My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-4.30 Isabel

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 07:02

Nice gear  

i am running London 2014, have done 1 marathon in 4 hr 57. I have done HM in 1hr 58. I will also be following your progress with a keen interest - and offering whatever support I can.

i quite like the idea of the body analysis thing. I know I'm carrying too much weight around my middle and that I over-pronate, so anything that helps would be great!

i have been running about 20 -25 miles a week for the past month, with long runs up to 13 miles. But did 2 shorter faster runs at the weekend and haven't felt so good this week and not run for 3 days and the guilt is killing me!

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-4.30 Isabel

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 21:37

Hi Isabel, nice to hear your report.

May I ask, can anyone book in to get a body composition analysis at the Asics store? Do you know how it would cost?

Thanks in advance


Sub 4:30 - Isabel Garcia Abos - Vote for me - ASICS262

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 20:08

Congratulations and good luck!

Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 19:45

New Garmin HRM strap ordered on Amazon  
Ran into work today - about 5 miles steady jog - that classes as a recovery run after last night's track session 5 x 5mile repeats, with a fast mile at the end.
I was doing just over 1km each 5min and then did 4 laps in 7.40 ish.

Another running club session tomorrow night - hills in Reigate (where I now work), and a couple of runs at the weekend are planned. I'm happy with the way things are going - but it is cold!

Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 21:43

I have been "following" a training plan I downloaded from the internet Called Virtual Coach. I am scheduled for 4 runs per week. A weekend long run, a track session, and a couple of recovery runs are what is in the plan generally.

what I've been doing is: long run (tick!), track session (tick) although not always the track session I am supposed to do, because it's whatever is on at he club that night, a midweek run, either hills or something similar with the running club and usually a parkrun at the weekend. I am also cycling a fair bit too - 50 mins per day 4 to 5 times per week. I am missing out on recovery runs. :/ I find it hard to make the time, and hope that I will be Ok without them somehow. 

I can't find my Heart Rate Monitor since moving house. I was without my Garmin at all until Saturday, when I bought a new USB cable for it. Guess I need a new Heart strap and band to get more insight into my training. I am probably about 1 minute slower than I was at my peak, just over a year ago when measured over 5k, and weigh about 3 kilos heavier. 

The plan is to keep up with the training and cycling and for everything to magically come together for me

Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 12:42

Long time no post in this forum for me. Just read the past couple of pages. Some sad and tough stuff has happened to people here, which puts running into perspective.

FYI I am trying to get my running back on track, after a summer working away from home, house move and new job I neglected my running somewhat and gained a few kilos. Then I got my London marathon entry response back. I'm in! Cue need to turn things around.

I have started cyclin to work 5 miles x 2 each working day. Joined my local running club Reigate Priory Athletic club, run a few parkruns, done a few long runs on Sunday mornings, and today re-engaged with the forum that gave me such inspiration for my 1st marathon last year.

i am planning to get fitter and faster than I ever was before, and to see a substantial reduction on my marathon time, but I know it is not going to be easy.


i am also looking to set up a new junior parkrun in Reigate, but have been too busy with work to do much about that.

All the best for everyone here

Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 21:13

Really long time no post for me. I've got a lot of catching up to do re messages...
News update. I have just accepted a permanent job offer I had loads of interviews, and was in a tricky situation over the past couple of days with 3 job offers to choose from. I can now put that behind me and look forward to the future.
Re running, I ran a 10k PB on Sunday, but I had to work really really hard for it. 51:42 in the local 10k organised by the local running club.
I haven't made any progress in the losing weight and getting fitter/faster part of my plan for this year as I've been held back with a few minor health issues. That said, my priority was getting my work life sorted out rather than just running for the past few months.
*looking forward to joining in the banter and entering some longer runs*

Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 13:20
Thanks for your comments. I am looking forward to getting rid of my cold and getting out running again.
A further bit of news: just received a job offer just a contract role, but will give me a bit of certainty for a few months.

Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 11:46

Hi everyone *waves* Just caught up the past couple of weeks, seems like everyone is progressing well. I'm still looking for work, but have a short running story.
I didn't run at all last week because of a cold. I was entered in the Reading Half marathon, and went for a fast one, despite not being at all over the cold. I was running at 1hr 55 pace for 11 miles and the combination of my sickness (I felt like I was breathing blood from my lungs) and the inclement weather drained me, so I took it easy to make sure I finished in the stadium, rather than in a hospital. I did it in 1hr 58:28, which was 10 mins faster than last year, but a bit behind what I'd planned.
I'm still full of a cold, still coughing (thankfuly not blood) and suffering from muscle soreness which is giving me a phobia of stairs.
I'm hoping to get well soon and have just entered my 1st ever 10miler at Maidenhead.
Some positive news on the junior parkrun, got the go-ahead, getting things ready for April 7th

Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 21:04

Thanks for the great comments
I'm still positive and looking forward to the spring. Its keeping the morale of my family up all of the time that's difficult!
Its nice to keep reading about other people's running progress in the meantime.
I hope to have good news and will be sure to post it here

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