The Jimbob

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Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:44

Evening, lovely day today. Perfect day for lying by the pool with a book and a piña colada. I didn't do that, did the hackney half which was a nice event, well supported, good atmosphere. I was in the pen somewhere between the 1.30 and 1.15 entrances. Thinking no way I'm gonna run a pb in the warmth but will try for something close. Gave it a good go but was already warming up by about 6 miles. Went through the 10k marker on the chip at 40:49 thinking 1.26/1.27 would be more than satisfactory in these conditions.

Was constantly tipping water on my head at the drink stations and carrying the water and sipping all along the way. had plenty gels on the belt for electrolytes and used them, good thing too. I was covered in salt at the end (never had that much before) anyhoo got to the Olympic park have just posted 7:03 for mile 9 and I was just boiling, I couldn't get cool. It was quite open down there and the sun was beating down, not a cloud in sight. I managed it to the end as steady as possible thinking easy sub1:30 and relaxed a bit, coming up the straight I had to find something to dip under 1.30. 1.29.44.

Was reasonably pee'd off with the performance until I looked at faster fellow club mates fall well short of their PBs and accepted that in these conditions you have to accept it won't be as quick and actually it wasn't a bad run.

Not everyone struggles in the heat mind, Marders and Marigold placed Top5 so they would have come away with bus fare home .....

Sub 3

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 17:39
Sweedo wrote (see)

Anyone doing the Hackney Half on Sunday?

Moi .... say hello in the pen? what you shooting for?

LD have a great marathon.


Tmoth wrote (see)

Morning all

Gold luck LD!

RW- best advice from me? Take the advice from these seasoned pro' wonders i tells ya.

Still no London Marathon confirmation / payment request through..thats 4 days n counting....p'raps I hit the 'rush hour'...

Super quick races and tranings from y'all as per... as they say in these parts:

'keep 'er lit'

T-Dog .... (see what i did there) .... it says they will respond to you within 15 Working days so i wouldn't start being a Panickin Skywalker just yet. You got the confirmation, you put in all the bumph, most importantly you have that rasping quick finish time. If you haven't heard by next Friday, give them a call then

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Posted: 20/06/2014 at 14:59
Summer training is good. You go out really early and just make u carry water/sports drink. You get used to running in the heat, and by thr time the race comes Autumn time, it feels cooler and easier to run

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Posted: 19/06/2014 at 14:59
Mmmmmm Pizza

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Posted: 19/06/2014 at 14:39
Uisge Jo wrote (see)

Jimbob - my nephew has it, hence the support this year.

it's a nasty one Jo as you well know. I hope you Nephew is doing alright. I've heard treatment is improving.

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Posted: 19/06/2014 at 13:46

that was 2009 when I supported CF Jo. I've tarted myself around the charities, in 2010 at the marathon it was Help4Heroes. I got a really nice medal off them.

My friend's kid has CF so that was the inspiration to raise for them back then

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Posted: 19/06/2014 at 13:29
Danni , brother, in that photo you look like you were riding the freight train to Type2Diabetiesville. I was thinking of your journey actually, from that to Comrades,? it makes the comrades finish even more amazing.....

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Posted: 19/06/2014 at 12:14

btw - I've had a lot of praise for this over the last couple of years - it's nice and thank you, but I don't want it anymore, what I mean to say is, I'm not looking for praise. I didn't look after myself properly before for a long time and got myself into a bad way. A lot of the people on this thread have done similar things and deserve the same praise. I like looking at the photos of my before shots, because it reminds me to keep looking after myself. There were times where I was very low and couldn't look at myself in the mirror. If I had continued on that path - I risked getting all sorts of nasty things, so every now and then I post up this sort of thing .... if it helps to motivate and inspire people then great - I hope it helps. If it's boring and you've heard it all before, sorry for playing the same old records! x

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Posted: 19/06/2014 at 11:58
Dannirr wrote (see)
Heroine in a half-shell wrote (see)

I can't believe you once did a 5hr+ marathon Jimbob!

It's what keep the rest of us eternally (but perhaps futilely) hopeful for our own progress.

I cheated! (although I'm proud of that London2010 marathon - it was the hardest thing I've ever done - apart from, you know, proper life stuff)


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Posted: 19/06/2014 at 11:26
In the red zone this year there were 2 toilets. And 2 massive queues. We did the old bottle trick and then Tricky Dicky threw the bottles.

In the blue zone last year there were a couple of 4xUrinal units, and many ladies subtly squatting with their space blankets wrapped round them
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