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Amsterdam Marathon 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 20:45
Does anyone know how quickly this fills up? I'm planning on booking flights accommodation etc but don't want to commit to race distance yet as I'm recovering from a stress fracture.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 19:47
Knock knock. It's me!

Great to see everyone getting their marathon campaigns underway and great to see Freemers pulling up a chair in this cosy house. Freemers I hear what you're saying about motivation after your great run last year but this lot will soon get you going.

Hilly - great to see you here too and marathon training again? Are you injury and niggle free?

I'm currently sporting a rather attractive moonboot to protect a tibia stress fracture. I know! What next!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 10:23

I must make keeping up with this thread a priority in 2016.  Its blocked on my work computer, which is naff!

My plans for 2016 - going to give London a miss because I don't feel ready to start marathon training for a serious marathon.  Going to target our local 20m fell race (which includes two hills of well over 2000ft) in July then Amsterdam in October.  The first half of the year will be about shorter distances and long off road runs.   Looking forward to getting focused again. 

Would you sell your london marathon medal?

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 10:18

If I dig about I might.  Watch this space - although it may take a while!


Would you sell your london marathon medal?

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 22:46

I'd sell my medals, or give them away.  I've no idea where half of them are!


RW f/7

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 22:43

Is this a dating thread.... 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 22:41

Poacher - I almost came down to Portsmouth.  Had it pencilled in but life took over and it just became impossible. Glad you're back! 

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 16:22

O4S - oh dear.    I'm sure you'll find a way to continue doing what you love. 

DD - you've been in court???

2old et al - I think as one gets older pain becomes a way of life.  Or at least that's what I'm experiencing!  We just have to manage it, apparently.  

AA - what you up to?  Did your knee right itself eventually?

Barry - I'm in no position to give anyone swim advice but I have found that on the two occasions Iv'e backed off and had a few weeks off swimming either completely or just doing the odd 20 lengths, I have started again a better swimmer than before.  

Bro - it was painful to follow you in San Seb although the splits told a different story.  I think they must have been gun and showed you having a very slow first 5k then speeding up!    

I finished the year with an 8th place in my club Grand Prix.  Felt slightly robbed as out of the 13 who had done enough qualifying races there were 4 of us still to do the last 5 mile race in December.  All the runners ahead of me in the table already had 5m points from a one in the summer and I felt I could score around 70 points, which would have moved me into 3rd place.  However this last race as cancelled due to weather.  The committee decided that the points from the previous 5m should still stand and therefore the 4 of us missed out.  I have to admit I was a bit miffed - I assumed they would just delete the category to make it fair.  However, I respected the committee's decision and gracefully accepted my 8th place trophy! 

I have given next year a lot of thought and decided to miss London in April.  I really don't feel ready to start marathon training just yet and think I need to concentrate on shorter distance for a bit.  So the plan is Amsterdam in October, a 20 mile fell race in July and shorter stuff up to that.  

Also starting back with Moz on 1st January and getting prober dietary advice from a sports nutritionist.  

Actually, can not wait!  

Sub 3h15

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 16:53
4 for me to bring up 13 for the week.... I really must pull my finger out!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 06/11/2015 at 22:24

Thanks for all the kind words following my marathon. I'd forgotten how much there is on this thread. 

SlokeyJoe wrote (see)
Great stuff Minni despite a dodgy build up. Would you do a race like that again (relaxed build up and destination race for the experience)? Or did the "I could do this quicker if I'd done more training" niggle get under your skin?

SJ - I actually loved racing like that to the point its made me want to ditch my garmin for racing.  But... am I really that brave?!  The 'could've gone quicker' niggle isn't there.  I achieved exactly what I wanted from the day.

Jools - I know a few that have done Chicago and really enjoyed it.  It was very hot this year.  NYC would be awesome expecially finishing in Central Park.  They were setting up when we were there.  But why not think of the MCM?  I'd definitely do it again.  The course is fab and crowds amazing.  I think the field was around 30,000.  You'd actually do very well there, even run as an easy marathon.  Also got a top quality Brooks long sleeve thermal as race t-shirt! 

I'm not sure what my plans are for next year.  I'm tempted to ditch a spring campaign in a bid to try and get back what little speed I once had.

The next few weeks involve the Brampton to Carlisle next weekend (OO, SJ are you there?), then a couple of weeks of XC followed by a 5 mile. 




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