Vicky Yello

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Dublin marathon 2015

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 13:50

Is everyone ok?

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 12:49

Nope - am a pretty weak swimmer and I never learnt to ride a bike so I'll stick to the bit I can do.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 11:27

!!!! Is that something runners should be concerned about or was it just unlucky??

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 10:57

Hello! Thanks for all the good wishes and congrats to AWC (really glad you had a good one despite the hills!) and Innocent (hope you celebrated with many a Guinness after!)

Good news my side with 3:39:47. Didn't enjoy the first half, very paranoid that my aches and pains (that were STILL achey and painy!) would get worse but after half way I relaxed and then the miles ticked by nicely and had a strong final mile and a smile on my face.

I was pretty even on first and second half splits, nearly all between 8:15 and 8:30 with one outlier in each direction and think my final mile was sub 8.

I think they did well with the course route, considering its not the flattest city but I found it a touch dull! Not so much to see and could have done with a few more dj's and bands ... I do find those things really help my spirits! But the support was great and the Guinness I had after was the best thing ever.

First time flying back after a race .... had to stand with the flight attendants as too painful to sit down for long.

Taking a month mostly off running to psychologically recover and then starting P&D 18/70 for Brighton!

Tonight = gentle swimming!

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 15:04
Nayan wrote (see)
Trying the p+d race week +1 reverse raper for the first time. Surprisingly ok.

There's an inappropriate joke there but I don't think I know you guys well enough ...

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 07:57
AWC wrote (see)

I'm going mad here - I was fine until yesterday when I was at a work event and everyone was asking me about the marathon and the hills and the training etc and I had to go over the same story with each person. I had trouble sleeping last night because it was on my mind so much and today's not much better. At least tomorrow I've got the drive to Bristol to distract me and then football and rugby to watch on Saturday.

It feels a bit like waiting for an exam to start - you've done the work and you just want to be there and get started

Aww I feel bad for you .... but not long now! Channel the nerves into race day adrenaline and until then do lots of (low energy) stuff to take your mind off it. I've got some of the other taper week struggles ... aches and pains, stressing about weather and feel like a sack of shit. But this stuff all vanishes on the day!

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 12:19
RejuvenatedTortoise wrote (see)

I think the reason is Vicky they want a similar % of women and mens GFA entrants and so as there are less women running marathons then the time appears more generous.

Don't complain about it - Go for it.....

Damn straight! Just surprised! Sometimes its great being a girl.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 11:58

This seems mad .... don't women very roughly run marathons only 15mins slower than men yet the GFA difference is 40mins?

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 11:57

I've never really looked at the GFA times as always assumed they were well out of my reach but for women under 40 it's 'only' 3:45??

Dublin marathon 2015

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 11:08

I also am having random hip pains where I never had before! Just going to rest it out for the week.

So - what's everyone wearing given the conditions?

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