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Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 09:53


Been out for 13 mile run this morning. Thought I'd better get a long one done before the half marathon in 3 weeks time.

Lovely sunny morning but still a chill in the air.

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 11:41

Mathschick  I am sure you would like it..yes its busy but its just like being part of one big party and the runners and spectators just push you along. I DID get a PB in London just not the sub 4 LOL Most of the folk in my club all got PBs too.

Just wishing it would warm up a bit here..although its sunny its freezing cold with a bitter wind.

Patiently waiting on the arrival of some Summer warmth in the sun.

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 10:01

Hi Mathschick

Sorry not checked in for a while.

London was Amazing...the spectators were Fabulous from the start to the  finish.

Was sorry I didn't get to meet up with AF but it was really busy and couldn't see him anywhere.

Turns out anyway even if I did see him I would not have been able to run with him as for some reason I was selected into zone 8 when I really should have been in zone 5.Tried to enter zone 5 with one of my club mates but they were really strict and wouldn't let me. Think it worked in my favour to be in a slower zone cos it meant I didn't go off too fast. I felt really good most of the way round.Had  a wobble around 18 miles but didn't last long and was soon back on track again. It was really tight running though and you had to watch out for clipping folks feet and watching out for elbows in the eyes (me anyway cos Im so wee) but all that said its a marathon that needs to be experienced at least once. I really wanted my sub 4 but when I woke up on the Saturday with a cold which just got worse I knew that was going to be out of reach but I was not going home without a PB..which I got...knocked 21 mins off my previous time and came home in 4 hrs 15 mins 23 secs...

So have entered the ballot again but not holding out much hope and wont have the luxury of getting a club place so will either run for charity or I need to get a Sub 4 in Lisbon which would get me a Good for Age Place.

Been out for  a tad under 7 miles this morning which is my 1st run since London. Got Edinburgh Half Marathon at the end of May.

Hope things are good with you MC

AF how are you...hope your back is okay after London

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 15:40

Wow that is amazing Mathschick 20 min PB ...superb you must be so chuffed.

Will text you my number AF..I will be wearing my club vest as I got the club place feel its only fair although I am raising money for Macmillan. Will be putting my name on it.

Club vest is red with green diagonal stripe and hope to be wearing shorts. White visor on my head with sunglasses.

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 16:38

Hi all,

Last 10.15 miles completed this morning in lovely sunshine for a change  ahead of VLM in 9 days...Im so excited for this..........

AF Hope your feeling tons better and look forward to meeting up with you on the DAY.

Have a fabulous weekend I'm working but after Monday then I'm off..woo hoo

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 12:01

15 miles for me this morning...tired leggies today but all in all a good run.

Mathschick Housework is satisfying when done but then it gets all messed up again so quickly. Grrrrrr

AF Hope your feeling better today xx

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 09:42

AF ..... Aw nooooooooo. I hope you are okay to run come marathon day but if you are in a lot of pain then can you not defer your place until next year. You want to be able to enjoy the experience. Fingers crossed as to what your osteopath says on Tuesday but you don't want to make it worse after all. xxx sending hugs

Mathschick Sounds like you are enjoying your time off but as usual time flies away from us with so much to do.

Well I had my final track session last night before the London Marathon. 8 x 400m repeats and felt very good. I feel my training has went so well for this and feel strong that I will do well. Just got to stay injury free between now and the start line. Have a 15 miler planned for Saturday

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 12:43

Mathschick How was the concert?

AF Have you managed to get some more long runs done ?

I did my last long run this morning of 20 miles  Was a beautiful day for it. I have done 4 long runs over 20 miles in this training so am feeling good for London.

Just got work to go to this afternoon  In fact I am working all over this easter weekend. was nice to be out running this morning makes me feel I have actually did something LOL

Hope everyone is alright and has a lovely easter

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:16


Did my long run today - 22 miles it was a bit slower but tough in the wind but pleased to have done the distance. just 1 more longish one to do  then to concentrate more on speed before the Big day

Congratulations on your promotion -that is fantastic.Bet your pleased you made the move to that school

Off out tonight for a quiz..lady from the running club organizing it to raise funds for her charity..just hope I can stay awake after all my running LOL

AF did you get yourself out for a long run ????

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 13:13

Aw that's a shame Mathschick but best to err on the side of caution if you think it will cause further damage.

I was at track last night..did the coach take mercy on our tired legs....not one bit.... speed session consisting of 8 x 800m repeats with equal recovery. Managed each repeat between 3.42 - 3.50 so very happy with that. Planning a 22 miler tomorrow but weather forecast not looking good and its such a lovely day today and was tempted but best not to do 2 hard sessions back to back.

London is getting very close now...scaryily close but so excited too

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