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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

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 11:57




still that type of illness is good for unplanned weightloss


If the hill reps didnt kill you they will only have made you stronger and like you say it was probably equivalent to 20 on the flat, it is that grit and dtermination to keep going when you are knackered that is the key 

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:15

I trust you are having a wonderful time out there in the sun young lady

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 22:09

Half for me today at a pace that should have been easy but it wasnt........


Weather was lovely, I was pretty rested no excuses.......

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 23:10

managed 26k in the biting wind it was horrid, pretty stupidly I ran along the river as well so pretty exposed most of the route....

I had done a lot in the previous 3 days though so taking that into account. 

2 runt totalling 18 k on Good Friday 

80 miles on the bike on saturday and a 5k jog

13k on sunday followed by a swim and a weights session and stretch in the steam room

26k on the Monday


Are the trainers bigger than your current ones?

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 19:54

"The heels a bit sore post run and I have blisters on the ends on 3 of my toes - is this because my shoes aren't laced tightly enough do you think?"

Maybe that the soles of the shoes are geting a bit tired is the reason for the sore heels?  How old are the shoes mileage wise

Toes could be bashing on the front of the shoes yes, but the problem is if you lace the shoes up tightly whn you start your feet WILL swell and you will suffer more.....................  even after the number of marathons I have done I still beat the ends of my toes to crap   

"I haven't done any weights for ages and am a bit worried about starting again now in case I hurt myself - should I do you think?"  nope not really any need IMHO


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