Vicky Yello

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Berlin Marathon

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 12:47

Howdy - doing Berlin this year for the fast time. Will be my 5th marathon, last one was Brighton this year.

Previous PB 3:35:50

Target A - sub 3:25

Target B - sub 3:30

Target C - sub 3:35

Training going well running-wise so far ... am doing the same plan I did for Brighton and finding the mileage much easier. But I have problems with smoking and weight .... both not too bad atm, could do with shifting a few pounds and minimal smoking in the last month but need to keep a careful eye on both issues.



P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 16:14

Hello everyone - still a background lurker! Autumn marathon of Berlin. Target A sub 3:25, Target B sub 3:30, Target C sub 3:35. Following same plan as last time (P&D 18 week 55-70miler), it's started better this time but I still have some weight and other bad habits to shift ... got a yoga/detox retreat next week that should hopefully help with that!

And just got my London GFA place. BOOM!

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 13:37

Have promised myself am not going to get too sucked into this forum again as I have a lot of work going on ... but AWC am really sorry to hear about Manchester but many many congratulations on finishing MK. Even though it's not how you wanted to do it I really think there's a win there. Best of luck going forwards ... I hope you get back onto the track you want to be on.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 13:02

Hello everyone. This thread still going as fast as its runners I see!

Went underground as I had a bit of a lousy last 6 weeks pre Brighton (2weeks illness and a bunch of stuff that was my fault!). Some good news ... I got a 4min pb of 3:35:50. It did leave me very inspired as to what I could do if I behaved myself a bit more (coughstopsmokingandeatingsomuchcough). Loved Brighton as a course but in general it feels like it can't handle the numbers.

Next main event is Berlin but I actually had a question for the GFA London runners. Do you apply for the ballot and then the GFA as well? And is there some sort of reminder for when GFA opens? (mid-late June says the website)

Hope everyone is very, very well! I won't be on here so much as I struggle to keep up (in every sense!) but I'll pop in every now and again

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:53

Morning - yes said I was going to do easy miles but ran my 10miles this morning, was supposed to have 5*600 intervals but started getting more aware of the knee after the 3rd set so brought it back to a job. It doesn't 'hurt' just starts feeling like it's been knocked.

So will stay off the road tomorrow, weights (which don't seem to cause any issues and I think not doing enough of has led to this) and swimming until it feels better.

Thanks Scott - agree that a simple solution of tired shoes is often the answer but the current ones are only a few weeks in so not this time!


P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 14:54

Hello everyone! Massive congrats to AWC and BR and everyone else who raced over the weekend, really awesome stuff!

Thanks for everyone's words re the 10miles with 6*1km intervals last week. Loved them in the end!

However (and I'm generally being a bit backstage on this chat atm because I hate to be the voice of doom and gloom when everyone is doing so well!) I had a rest day on Saturday, felt fine on Sunday for my 18miler with 14 at MP .... and it all felt great, until mile 11 (7miles MP) when the knee started feeling dead. I slowed down for a mile then called it a day.

Its still feeling a bit knocked today so taking it as a warning sign of overtraining. Haven't had a knee problem in 3.5 years since my first HM and at that time it was overcome easily by introducing strength training. So I'm going to focus/increase the strength training and keep the miles easy this week until it feels better. I've got North London HM this weekend.


P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 16:27

Hey all - hope everyone's been doing well. I've been in hiding as having a small crisis of confidence re pace atm.

However I'm just checking out my intervals for tomorrow (5 weeks to go 18/70) and 10miles with 6*1km?? That sounds horrific ... and I like intervals! Anyone done this recently?


P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 17:08
brixtonrunner wrote (see)

A pretty unremarkable 6 mile recovery this morning BUT that brought up 100 days consecutive running.

I've been hiding this week as I had too much fun sat night so didn't make my LR on sunday but this has brought me out of hiding ..... Holy crapola! That's incredible. Even if my legs could manage it ... psychologically I don't think I could. Plus never ever falling off the wagon to the extend of missing a run (as demonstrated by myself this weekend!) ... amazing!


P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 07:53

Morning morning ... still not really recovered from the HM on sunday. There was the 12miles with 7 LT due this week which I sort of attempted last night but with awareness that my legs weren't fresh enough so it ended being 12miles with 3 LT. The schedule actually plans for a race next week, which I did last week so will slot the 12 w/7 into that instead. Boom.

REST DAY = BEER DAY today. Hurrah!

Oh, and today is officially 'I don't care Friday'. Gone mental and wearing a t-shrit and jeans to work.

Happy 'I don't care Friday' all!


P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 16:41
Tom13 wrote (see)

 Wonder how Vicky got on with her 4:00 start?



Fortunately my client this evening cancelled so I will be commencing the planned run in 30mins time. I would have been PISSED if I had got out of bed at that time and then he'd cancelled.


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