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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 08:41
Hi folks,

Another one who's been awol for a while and doing very little. Left heel still troubling me, now right achilles is niggling a bit so I'm sticking to a bit of cycling, rowing and XT in the gym. All very dull.

Minni - hope you get some answers on the hip soon.

O4S - likewise, hope you can get some answers.

2old - sounds like you need some proper attention on that calf of yours.

GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 09:13
I don't see it as selfish - the reason I don't do it for charity is more the fact that all my friends, family and colleagues know I run marathons so I would feel awkward asking for money for me to do something that is "normal" for me. I did do it for charity for the first couple of times but once I got on the GFA role (last 4-5 years) I haven't.

Harty66 - to answer your questions, I would expect you to be in pen 3 with that time. Should be across the line in under a minute, and should be into your running without too much trouble. I reckon there is about 4000 runners on green. The queues for the portaloos are still a nightmare though!

GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 09:43
andyc209 - ah yes, the celebs.....they get wheeled out about 5 minutes before the start into a special pen right at the front. So even if you are allocated pen 1 on green you will be behind all of them. You just have to barge your way through. I've done that a couple of times, and it doesn't cause too much of a problem - just need to be a bit careful

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 14:32
Just this minute had the VLM email through

O4S - doesn't sound like good news on the foot really need to put your feet up now!

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 08:23
Been awol again this week - catching up slowly! Nice parkruns Barry & pink....Barry - we'll believe you about your time

Col - another great HM

kfc - enjoy your trip should be brilliant to see your mum in the relay

Andy was pants, that's about all I can say!

Nothing from VLM yet - I think I'm up to about 11 working days since I applied and they said to allow 15....

I managed runs of 12 miles and 11 miles at the weekend. The 12 was great on the Saturday, the 11 was hard work on tired legs. Since then I have done a rather pathetically slow tempo session, and then have started to come down with a cold so am taking it easy. We're off to Oxford for a long weekend starting tonight (celebrating OH's birthday tomorrow) so I really hope the cold doesn't take hold. I feel pretty sh*t today though

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 16:46
O4S - don't think they will be fussy. As long as they can read the docs in terms of your DOB and address I reckon that will be fine.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 12:02
kfc - great 5k and loving that musuc choice

2old - that's a great 10k

O4S - no, not heard yet from VLM apart from the initial email saying they had my application and were checking it. I think they said 15 days potentially so there's loads of time yet.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 09:34
O4S - is it any use me telling you to slow down a bit?

Sounds like a good run yesterday chick

Enjoy the lakes Ant - I've run round Grasmere in the past, lovely run. Make sure you stop in the village for some gingerbread - yum!

Not a lot of running for me this wek. Just 5 miles yesterday and 6 this morning. Hopefully will get a couple of longer ones in over the weekend. Just trundling along really which is OK.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:35
kfc - well done on the fell race and then the HM...touch double but great results

pinkbarry (liking that!) - well done on your 5 milers

Sorted my GFA entry last week - once I'd worked out how to use the scanner at home. I should have thought of O4S's idea and taken photos! Hopefully will get the confirmation email soon.

Not a lot of running last week - but got a couple of good outings over the weekend, including 10 miles yesterday, first run in double figures since VLM. I have DOMS this morning though, my legs aren't used to the miles yet! I'll try and get a recovery run in this afternoon sometime.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 09:31
Minni - sorry to hear you've been in the wars....thank goodness you're OK apart from the bruises.

Scores on the doors from the 10k yesterday....44.17 for 4th lady and 1st F45. Pretty happy with that - I thought I would do well to get close to 45 given I've done absolutely no speed work since VLM and have just been plodding at 8.30s or 9s on my runs. I started pretty quick but settled down into what felt like a reasonably comfortable pace for a fast tempo run...I'd left my Garmin in mile splits and the first one was a 6.54, but after that I settled into something more like 7.10 or just a few seconds either side of that. Miles 2 and 3 were into quite a strong breeze and it felt like hard work, but once I had turned into the final 3 miles the breeze was behind me and I felt pretty good. I set my sights on the runner in front of me, as I could tell I was gaining on him - caught him in the final few hundred metres, at which point he decided to speed up so we had a bit of a smackdown sprint to the line (which I won ). Thankfully my foot felt OK-ish during the run, a bit sore today but nothing some extra hammering won't fix.
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