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The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 23:14



RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 23:06

Dont you dare be negative...... look back and think of when youy started and how far you have come already, you have the mental toughness to do it, all we need to do is sort out the physical side and it will be a walk in the park without the walking......

14 miles on Saturday will be a doddle...... weather doesnt look too crap either



The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 19:54

oi you lot....... text me your phone numbers please with your name on obviously..... I have moved into the modern era and have a strange new phone  if only I could work the damn thing.................

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 19:48

You will have people around you and the tendency will be to go faster than you plan to especially in the first part, exactly yhe same as on the day of the marathon, it is surprisng how having people around you drags you along a bit quicker, also you will not have road junctions, traffic bikes etc to worry about.

Best intentions would be to run the first half at your long run pace then stop looking at the watch and give it a bit of a lash in the second half......only problem with that is holding yourself back at the start  


and dont change your routine just because it is a "race"  same breakfast same warm up and cool down and same nutrition you are currently happy with


and blinking enjoy it -)

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 22:22

Wow  top runnnind there V........the split times there are awesome..........  whats the plan for the weekend?

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 21:02

............. and it is a down week this week and the recovery is just as inportant as the effort weeks to bring you back into the next hard feeling refreshed and looking forward to the running...... getting out the door at the moment is a major effort of will and the mental toughness will serve you well as training progresses 

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 21:02

That is an excellent confidence booster and glad you found something you stand a chance of eating on the day. there will hopefully be people to chat to on the way round on race dayas well and it does help take away lots of the monotony of the day an believe me some bits can be really monotonous.

You have had a had couplke of weeks and the weather cant be helping, you use a lot of energy just keeping warm even if you are running and need that bit more fuel to keep yourself warm, hope you managed your recovery run today

The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 13:12

I am a fat lazy knacker.................... running is novelty at the moment 

The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 09:33

I ran this morning..........


................. I amazed myself by not falling over once 

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 09:30

I think you should just go for the 13.....I presume as you are down to be doing it Saturday, the 2m on Friday should loosen everything off nicely from Thursdays medium run. Try again to not use the watch if you can restrain yourself, apart from having a look a couple of hours in to make sure you havent run too far and run to feel, set of conservatively at a pace you fl is too slow and then kep going gradually increasing the perceived effort. Be nice to see what the numbers look like whn you are running to effort rather than pace

I am looking at the plan as we speak and it seems you should be doing 12 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday as a recovery    Are we modifying as we go along  

Probably the better way round to do it but the 2 isnt going to make a vast amount of difference in the grand scheme 


I would say if time and family permits then add a longer run in on your holiday, I know it may be impossible but just a suggestion...... especially as you have managed to aquire a running buddy, be rude not too


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