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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 16:48
Not been on for a while. Hope everyone ok.
Thanks for all the tips but my Garmin is still not working. It is a forerunner 110 and out of guarantee. Will look to send it away when I return from Portugal. Strange running without it. Did 13 miles yesterday on feel and was slow! Still it was a confidence booster ahead of GNR early Sept.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 12:07
Thanks Big G for Garmin tips. Will give it a go.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 12:06
Thankyou Mowser and Lee. Will have a look at those sites.
Congratulations Mowser on your amazing challenge. I am in awe of people running such a distance and on a hot sticky day.
I ran with a friend this morning. 5 miles felt quite tired. Aim to get up early tomorrow to do 13 miles in preparation for GNR as on Saturday I am off to Portugal. Think it is going to be very hot. Will take run stuff but not sure how much I will be able to do.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 10:30
SK yes Leeds is one of Jane T races. I prefer York as interesting pretty route with better support and nice to relax on the grass at the race course afterwards. We are often on holiday when York is on. My daughter is 17. It was her 4th 10k. Our next one will hopefully be a local one organised by a club. Small, friendly and refreshments at the end
Jane T was one of my inspirations to start running age 40. An amazing lady. She overtook me at a race for life a few months before she died..
Mf my Garmin seems to have died. Can't switch it on. Only had i just over a year. Any advice on what to do? Thanks
SK congratulations on good weekend of running.
a quick questions:
Can anyone recommend website for finding races? Particularly half marathons

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 13:58
Some good running everyone. Well done Shades on your run and pb. Sounded tough in the heat.
I am just back from Leeds 10k with my daughter. V hot and draining and we pleased with our time of 1hr11. There were many people collapsed at the side of the road in the heat. Good to get round safely. Lovely lunch and cold drink afterwards. Probably won't enter again. Sporadic support, uninteresting route, insufficient toilets which meant we started far back and had to overtake lots of walkers.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 06:49
Congratulations Moore, Emmy, Iain and Shades and Mowser on your races.
Loved your report Mowser. Sounded an incredible and entertaining experience. Recover well, especially after all that driving too!
Finding it hard to fit in runs this week as well as everything else I am doing 2 hour plus round trips a day to take my daughter to work experience. So plan one day to park up on the way home and run along the river to York

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 11:19
Good luck all those racing this weekend.
Thanks for hydration advice Shades. Worry about needing the loo if I drink too much before a run!
MF sorry to hear you fell. Hope you are ok. I know it can shake you up.
SK yes I am running Leeds 10k with my daughter. Not sure about a pb. More it will be about encouraging and pacing her. We are looking forward to having brunch afterwards
We are in the Midlands for my nieces christening this weekend. My elder daughter is godmother all very poignant as my f in l who is v ill with cancer has just been taken into a hospice.
Got out for 3 mile run first thing. Somehow a run always helps me face the day better.....

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:45
Mowser loved reading about your goat club good luck with your race.
Shades hope Tenby goes well.
SK poor you. Hope you recover quickly.
I am feeling lots better and yesterday ventured out for an 8 mile loopy run never far from my town so could I could cut it short if needed. It was hot and I did not have enough water and I walked a bit but made it round. 5.6 miles in the heat again today with my daughter to get ready for Leeds 10k next Sunday.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 13:57
Lots to catch up on! Congratulations MF, Lee, Shades (love your medal), Big G, SK on your races. And anyone else I may have missed.
Recovering after hectic few days. Bad head yesterday pm so gentle run for me this morning.
SK glad you had good T de F experience. Fab to be at Buttertubs. We saw it at Ripon on Saturday. Amazing atmosphere. Loved the caravan and build up. Then all over v quickly! On Sunday went to York race course. Interesting to see riders presented. Then dashed outside to see them set off onto York. Loved having Tour de France in Yorkshire!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 07:07
Thankyou for your kind words everyone. Feeling a lot better and managed 3 mile run early yesterday. Arrived in Cardiff last night after 5hr drive ready for uni open day today.
Safe journey to Yorkshire SK. Enjoy the tour. Our plan is Ripon Saturday and amazingly have won 2 tickets very last minute for Grand depart from York on Sunday! Not sure if who will go to what as have one poorly daughter.
Have good weekend running everyone
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