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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 10:32

Looks like a lovely course Shades.. better not overdo the saucisson then if you get a hog roast afterwards!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 08:55

Lovely photos Big G - they've obviously gone to a lot of trouble there. Enjoy your marshalling today 

SK - I've thought about using my mum's address but the ID is definitely going to be a problem. I think I'm going to have to take my chances in the overseas ballot. That's good news that you're no longer hobbling.

Shades - Have a good marathon tomorrow.. I can't remember which one you're doing, will scroll back and have a look. Enjoy the saucisson!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 10:46

Big G - I think that's such a lovely idea for the school to do a garden for Claire. She loved her job, the school obviously thought the world of her and it's a beautiful way for her memory to live on. I wouldn't get yourself in a state thinking you have depression.. your reactions seem completely normal to me. I'm no doctor though so see what those test come back with.

I shall be thinking of you today too(()) 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 09:18

Big G - x post (Luckily for you)

I have gone off you big time 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 09:16

That was a great report SK - interesting to hear what the champs start is like too. After all those months of hard training plus that great HM result you really deserved to achieve your target. I'm so pleased you did and relieved that the injury didn't get any worse. I can only imagine how worrying it must have been to continue for the last ten miles just dreading that it could suddenly get worse and you'd have to stop. That must have had an effect on your speed. Finishing so strongly also shows you had more left in the tank and bodes well for your next marathon too 

Big G - I feel for you having to DNS another marathon. It's definitely the right thing to do though.. no doubt about that. I had bad asthma last July (I suffer from it when I get hay fever) and could barely finish a 10k race  - and do you remember Emmy talking about her nightmare experience running the Malta marathon with asthma? Get yourself better and then plan for another. The way you're going you're going to be planning for a sub 3 target for your next marathon.. never mind sub 4!

I do think that was mean of you to post that photo of caramel waffles though.. and, even worse, one of my favourite foods of all time.. malt loaf. I LOVE malt loaf. Good job you hadn't a chicken and mushroom pot noodle in there as well, that would have been just too much.

Shades - I can't believe your race are offering saucisson! Does that mean I can look forward to a cream tea on offer here then soon?! I've always passed on the saucisson/paté/goats cheese options myself.. and especially the oysters I saw once. Even though I can hoover most things up that was just a step too far.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 08:10

Jacky - That was a great report, I enjoyed reading it. It sounds as if you enjoyed your race a lot. I remember when I did my first marathon and had to walk a bit around the 20k point and I was in a right state. I'd never walked in training and I was convinced I'd failed completely and it was THE END. Of course it wasn't and I picked myself up to start running again - every time since I've run that course I always get a sense of satisfaction that I am now able to keep running at that point! However, it also taught me a valuable lesson, in that having a short walk break is actually ok and not the end of the world as it feels at the time.

Ian - That sounds a nasty injury.. but a few weeks off doesn't sound too long a time to recover which is good.

Hi Yellow!.. like the avatar 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 08:24


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 08:14

Well done again Iain, I enjoyed reading that report.

SK - All credit to you that you managed that awesome time in spite of having ITB pain!!! That must have been so worrying when it started, knowing you still had a fair way to go.

Jacky - Looking forward to hearing how you got on.

I think I would like to apply for my GFA place next year. I didn't last year as I wasn't sure about finances etc.. in fact I'm still not(!).. but it's a race I would love to do as it sounds a great experience. I'll have a look at the website to see how to apply for a GFA place but does anyone know if you have to be a UK resident to be accepted?

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 15:53

Well done Jacky! 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 14:53

Shades - I didn't need a coat hanger in the end lol! - I managed to find live streaming on tinternet and have been glued to that. Really enjoyed watching the elites race it out and taking in the atmosphere which looks amazing. Brilliant running and a massive well done to Iain and SK  Keep going Jacky!

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