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RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 19:46

Bloody marvellous effort, excuse the language  


You must have had an enormous confidence boost from that ..... it wasnt the best of weather out there yesterday but you ran an awesome race...... all the training has paid off up to now, all we have to do is just keep the bandwagon rolling along. hope you are feeling ok today, tomorrow you will probably be a bit stiffer but a light run if you can should shift some of that lactic from those brilliant legs of yours..... what is the plan for the rest of the week?  

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 21:17

indeed and i presume you resisted all urges to g9 cantering round the lanes.....

RW Forum Six – Sub 5 Vanessa Ford with Plum

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 22:34



sorry been off wandering again   MK will be a good test of how far you have come and you will be pleeasantly surprised how comfortable it will be

you talk about struggling in the last couple of miles last weekend but they are all still at or below your average pace for the run, you have the endurance starting to buld now and you just have to work out what pace you can keep going at for the longer distances.... the aveages are getting faster as you get stronger and you have just to have that faith in your own ability, negativity is not allowed here :-0 


MK is just anothe step on the road to achieving your goal and has to be treated as such, it is not the reason for the training but part of it and you have to use it to learn from, it may not go perfectly but whatever happens we can look and learn from it and use it too improve again.


Go do it girl.....

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

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