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VLM Ballot is open

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 23:28

BTW, Screamapillar, did you enter?

VLM Ballot is open

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 23:24

I'm in. I have raised £ for charity two year's in a row. I'd like to get in via ballot so that I can raise the £ as an optional extra vs. an obligation. I am obsessed with running London again faster next year so I had no option but to enter the ballot.

Walking a marathon is easier?

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 23:20

I like 'em young, not a silver fox fan alas. Jason Isaacs isn't bad though.

Good luck DF3, looking forward to the marathon post mortem.

(Disclaimer: By post mortem I mean general idle discussion not the real thing of course)

Walking a marathon is easier?

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 19:01

Loving the Imogen Stubbs and Gina Bellman references! Thanks for posting the Dean Godwyn article Screamy, I'm sorry but I find that sort of thing inspiring. I can see DF3 rolling his eyes at this. DF3 when is your first marathon btw?

Walking a marathon is easier?

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 19:17

DF3 is alive, welcome back dude! I don't know much about the Eddie Izzard thing as I've only seen clips here and there, does what he did annoy you DF3? You didn't find it even a bit inspiring?

Walking a marathon is easier?

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 19:16

I started watching it on YouTube but couldn't find the ending. While searching for Eddie Izzard on here I found this delightful discussion: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/beginners/just-awoken-from-a-coma-can-i-run-the-vlm-/246937-2.html

Would it be a good or bad thing for animals if we all became vegan overnight?

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 18:08

I'm a vegetarian but I'd eat a big juicy thigh if I had to choose. I guess I'd pick a Milliband.

Walking a marathon is easier?

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 18:04

Ooh that Vegan thread is tasty. Thanks Screamy

Thanks so much James, what you wrote was very helpful. I love short fast runs, I do marathons for the challenge but really, I'm a 100m sprinter at heart, I should really use that more. I am fortunate in that aside from massive blisters at two previous marathons, I've not succumbed to running injuries, not to jynx things. I think I'll focus on 10Ks and halfs between now and October and see how fast I can get.

BTW James, you should persuade Dawn French to do the marathon.

Big G: well done on the weight loss, I am sure a stone or two lighter would help me immensely. We'll see how I go with following some 10K/Half schedules.         

JMopper, I think it's great that you stated "getting your legs to a point where you can run the distrance is the easy bit - especially if you've done the distance before." This is why I don't really see this year's race as such a personal achievement for me having done it before. Once you've done a marathon, it's very unlikely you'll ever not finish once you've started IMHO. I agree 100% too that what hurts more is time on your feet and the easier the whole race is when you are out there less. It's why my fastest marathon was my easiest vs. the ones where I was relegated to hobbling to go back to the original topic of the thread...   Good advice guys, thanks!

BTW, has the topic of Eddie Izzard's back-to-back marathons been discussed a lot here?

Walking a marathon is easier?

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 14:50

Thanks JMopper, getting the 10K time down will definitely help a lot I agree. It's funny re: extra weight. I actually don't care about it except for running times! I'd be quite a bit faster if I lost half my body weight for sure.

Walking a marathon is easier?

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 14:40

Thanks James. Quick Q, why do you need permission from Scream to give things out? All my schedules are for 16 or 18 weeks and don't go past 18 milers so clearly I need to do something different. I do have three half marathons in mind between now and next April though so yes, it might be good for me to focus on those times for a while. Is that 26mins off Half Marathon or Marathon time btw?

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