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Im IN So happy !!!!!!
364!!!!!!! I thought I would of had a lower number than that.
Yeah.... Nice to be a bit premiture...
Before this I happens I have about 5 marathons.. 1 56 miler and a 100KM race.. but still it's all good
how many mad people are there on this thread?! back to back marathons, iron men and 100k races, when did 26.2 miles stop being a long way?! and i haven't even done that yet!
good to hear you've got leave, hipps, that's got to help. bet you even planned it that way
muttley, they might have even found a way to massage you as you run, you never know!
awaits mr b's reaction...
Muttley, yes you can and you wont need change, you can limp up to the st.johns bods and ask them for a quick rub down or further on there was a place run by some churchy group giving massages. Mind you that was 2003 last time I did it but I bet they'll still be there.
I had such a rotten run that day that I just decided to get round however I could and basically munched my way round on handout goodies, boogied at the music places and had a massage whenever I could! And if the crowds weren't making much noise I yelled at them and told them to give me a cheer, it helped no end!
M.eldy, you're not planning on doing the IM on the horse are you
course i planned it runner duck
Runner Duck! It's an addiction... you do one it;s a miracle... 2nd really hurts cause you know whats happening.... Before you know it in double figures and friends (yeah say they are friend they just want to hurt you) suggest "ohh how about at 30 miler (Remember the sceen from Meaning of life - "It's only waffer thin!!!") Yeah I can do that you reply.......
Then you run a marathon (yeah 26.2 miles of pain) as a ... yeah you will like this.... A TRAINING RUN.
then the miles get bigger and before you know it.... Some suggest "HEY how about swimming and cycling before hand" (is that right M.edly?)
No idea why I wrote all that.... just didn;t want to delete it...
no, i dont do the swimming and cycling
just the marathons
and sometimes a little bit longer
Some St Johnnies are much better at rubbing than others
Or there is always mudchute and fetchpoint
so that's how it happens, cap'n. sunluvva is of that mode, she's been trying to talk me into ultas already!
luckily i don't do water, nasty splashy stuff it is.
v sensible, b!
thought you might have planned it hipps, you look like a very sensible hippo in your stripey jammies
*turns blind eye to bottle of gin*
need to go to bed but beloved offspring have colonised my bed to watch csi while their beloved papa watches the soccer highlights on the downstairs tv - harrumph!
now just where is that room of one's own?
Oh Lordy! Im on the list now!
How bad is a marathon in reality? I can do a half comfortably, so is Sept ok to start going further? Im scared!!!
most schedules are 16-18 weeks, ss, so you'll be fine.
pick out some races between now and then to keep you going and reduce the number of long slow runs you have to do on your own. having just done my first 20miler on my own i'm very aware of how tough that is!!
but the feeling of achievement at the end overcame most of the pain
how bad is a marathon in reality?
Its fine shortstop, piece of cake
Got to agree with the hippo.. Piece of cake... (afterwards that is) the constant cursing while you are doing it...
You should be fine. Just focus on finishing and not on a time and you will be golden. After all it's all about having fun!
It is fun.. Running along laughing like a crazed person... (and thats before the race starts) (Evil Laugh)
And B... it's great... you will do it and look back and think why did I ever do it... Ermm I mean what was I worried about.
nah, that doesnt apply to me
Of course it don;t apply to you... I mean the rest of them!
And when you ask yourself WHY.... whats your answer? (deep huh)
I like the idea that this is a one off!
If its awful, I know I'll never have to do it again. My shins are twinging just thinking of it......
if only i could, still too knackered from monday's 20 miler
*hobbles into corner*
i havent come up with a decent one yet!
RD-20 miles is a BLOODY long way
i found that out the hard way!
but i did it
Yeah... I'm still seraching for that answer. . I have a list which includes ;
Because I have issues
It's the only way I can get away from the wife and kids
Because I said I would