Vicky Yello

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Paris Marathon - Bib collection/Expo

Posted: Today at 14:35

I couldn't make the expo this year but you can get someone else to do it for you. They just need a copy of your medical certificate and passport.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: Today at 14:29

I've also got something up with a hamstring this week .... rather than the whole muscle hurting it feels like a couple of 'strips' in it are pulled very tight if that makes sense. Eased off the intervals last night and will see how things go in tonight's 16 miler. No interest in an injury at this point.

A fellow runner made the comment that I am always injured .... this is entirely untrue, I am just totally risk adverse and suffer from severe runners paranoia. (and maybe a bit of a moaner) Better safe than sorry!

Chicksta - what is this spiky ball hamstring cure???

Ferg - testing out the energy gel strategy again tonight, 3 days into probiotics. Probs too early to tell if they have helped but we shall see if I have any comedy stops tonight!


Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 11:05

Haha - I thought Macca did pants run as well.

8miles with 5*600m intervals tonight. I don't mind the intervals being part of a slightly longer run as it takes me best part of 4miles to warm up after sitting at my desk all day.

Dublin marathon 2015

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 16:18

Hello! I'm going for 3:45 but am aware this might be a tough conservative. Have had a horrible marathon experience (London 2013 4:28) and a great marathon experience (Paris 2015 3:57) and wouldn't mind erring on the side of caution again so I enjoy myself!  

Dublin marathon 2015

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 07:48

Getting back on track post the partying .... another pb in ealing half with 1:35:41 (including a toilet stop!) and now am in the taper zone am on an alcohol ban to keep me on the straight and narrow and enforcing my plant based diet which is normally more of a guideline to keep me away from takeaways and chocolate!

Best news is I was going to be out there solo, but my OH is now able to join me (as a supporter).

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 07:44


NE - those splits are insanely tight!

Pretty stiff today after giving it a bit too much in body pump on sunday pre the accidental 10miles! However tonight is weights (gently!), yoga and 6miles recovery so hopefully a bit more limber after!

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 11:55

Thanks! I've historically not been too much of a problem in that area (despite the last couple of weeks!) but I might get on this scene at least to get me through the next few weeks. I'll probs be a pill popper as I'm trying to lead a meat and dairy free diet as much as poss but I shall certainly look into. Thanks again!

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 10:58

Congrats the PBs! Awesome stuff.

Bit of a flop weekend for me! ... Saturday was meant to be my last long run which I was doing with 14miles at MP but tapped out after 15miles as had stomach problems. Only frustrating thing was I was testing out my energy gel strategy as I haven't used them since my spring marathon but the stomach problems (which started pre first gel!) disguised whether I was dealing with them ok. Will try again this week on a shorter distance now I'm tapering. And then sunday I got lost on my recovery 7 miles ("pretty sure I'm not meant to be crossing the river!") so it turned into 10miles. But this is all making me laugh more than anything today ... really not much to be gained at this stage.  

Well done again to all the success this weekend!

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 07:47

usually 2 water stops for me in a half and most of that goes over my head or down my back.

no VLM mag for me! I'm hoping mostly for brighton in the late entries as I now have a newbie pal doing it. otherwise I'll head to a European one.

Did my 11miles last night so rest day for a wedding this evening. Got my party frock on already.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 13:03

AWC we are now in sync as I switched a couple of weeks around to fit my HMs and am now doing the same week as you for the 2nd time. I'm going to try to do 14miles MP of the long run this week though.

Intervals too slow again last night but not a lot I can do at this stage without some rest! Supposed to be doing 11miles this evening but think I might boycott this to go watch the rugby. Been ages since I've done something midweek! This does mean I will have to run tomorrow morning which is not something I've done in a while. I start work at 7:15 so makes it a bit of a red eye!

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