Posted: 15/11/2011 at 10:22
Stripes - It's the Milton Keynes Half, March 4th. Although it's 2 hours from where we live, it's where I grew up, and where all my family live so we are up there around once a month. Very flat route too
I have entered the husband too, so that'll be good to spur each other on. He hasn't run as much as I have, but he's been a black belt in judo for 16 yrs so he's pretty fit and strong, which I think will stand him in good stead. I am raring to get on with the training now too!
The 305 looks really good, and is £102 on Amazon at the mo. Unfortunately we don't have a spare hundred quid at present as we're off to Oz at the end of March to visit my SIL so are saving hard for that. I have my birthday in Jan, so maybe I can wangle a combined b'day/Xmas present *scratches chin* and to be fair, the husband will use it on his runs too, as we never get to run together. Watch this space!
Booey - Ah yes of course, I remember you mentioning that program earlier. Have you started any speedwork yet? I think that's what I'm most looking forward to, but also most apprehensive about! I am dying to see my times improve though, so that's a good thing I guess.
I reckon you could definitely get a 2.20 in *nods*, I think we're fairly similar, in fact you're probably a bit quicker than me, and I reckon I could now sustain an 11 min mile over the course (with training obv) which would be 2h 25, so with extra training & speedwork, I would be made up to get anything under that, but under 2.10 would be fantastic. Hard to believe some people run full marathons in that time
Silver - Sorry to hear you're feeling a tad rough today, and I know you won't like it, but you know you should really rest if you're not well. Maybe see how you go over the day, you don't have to make your decision on the club run now, but if you aren't up to it, get a nice early night in, plenty of rest and you'll be ready to run before you know it. Oh, and apparently having mentholated sweets before a run can really help open up the airways, even if you haven't got a cold, so maybe try that if you do feel up to it. A full pack of Lockets should do it
The knees are pretty good at the mo actually, and I haven't had any physio yet (gotta love NHS waiting lists!), so since the week before and for the 2 weeks since the GSR, I have only done my LSR. Back on it this week though, I'll be out tomorrow eve and club run Thurs, so I guess that will show me how they really are!!
I know what you mean about seeming like everyone is pushing the boundaries, but I really only did that by starting the club run, and by running with a friend. She really helped me push my distances, and my non-stop running times. I also had the GSR, so I kind of HAD to do it! Maybe you need something like that in your diary to spur you on?
Mal - Hehe, same here I reckon with my 2 little ladies! How old are your kids?