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RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 17:24

Sorry I havent been here to bask in your reflected awesomeness.......


I am so proud of you and hope I gave you some help in some small way..... in the end it is down to you and your grit and determination and training...


Well done



RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 19:35

bounces around very happilly


woo hoo


RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 16:16


RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 08:07

Legs .... run in what is comfortable

Tomorrow morning eat what you have eaten in training, drink what you are happy drinking and dont change anything last minute


today eat all day ..... just graze away on the sofa and get thouse carbs into you

Top you willhnave to take a couple of layers off as you will get to hot and end up dehydrating..and it will probably start off a bit chilly so wear an old t shirt on top you dont mind throwing away afte a couple of miles once you get warmed up (but pin your number to the one you want to keep :-0 )

Relax...... you have done the training all you have to do now is go out and enjoy the day. I hope you have a fantastic time out there and exceed all your expectations  I will await your report with pleasure



RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 22:41

A marathon can be broken down into 2 halves, the first 20 miles and the last six and a bit and the effort required to complete both halves is about the same mentaly and physically

I have said before to several people that if you start off feeling comfortable you are running too fast...... start at 10 1/2's and stick to them for as long as you can  at least I would say to half way... then run to feel, if you are still comfortable at 13 miles then you are as well trained as you expected, if you still feel comfortable at 20 then you are entering into what is in fact the second half of your race


Sunday put your feet up, insist on being waited on hand and foot     ....,,,,, drink steadily, sipping bits all day.... water or energy drink. eat rest try and sleep


you will be better getting an early night on the saturday as you probably wont sleep that well on the sunday

Go out and smash it young lady......enjoy the day, bask in your achievement afterwards


Any last minute questions I will pop in and check..



Here's what I nearly did at the RW stand at the expo...

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 21:26

We used to do an annual fun awards thing and they used to give us prizes for that from all the corporate freebies they got.........I still have a salmon pink running top for being the youngest forumite 

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 21:15

Stick with the 5 or will build no more endurance now so lets not aggravate the foot      

on the day i would suggest that theadrenalin will push you along too fast if you are not careful. If you feel comfortable for the first few miles it probably means you are running too fast


If you have a training partner on your garmin set it for a sensible pace for the first 10 miles and stick to it to keep you in check .....   thne run to how you feel you have a plan   stick to it..... 

Does anyone fancy?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 21:34

feck..... did I miss the bit about havuing to actually ride the thing

Does anyone fancy?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 20:39

even I might come out and play...........


It doesnt involve swimming after al

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 20:25



Didnt do it...... things just werent right for several reasons, 


Doesnt give you the excuse to slack though......watching tomorrow should give you enormous inspiration young lady

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