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Good Luck Andy...I'll be following you all the way through although nowhere near your pace!
Think this will be a fun 23 weeks
Lady Wot Jogs wrote (see)
andy sly wrote (see)Liverbird,Love the easy marathon thinking, turn left at Liz's and go for it, love it, just love it.
andy sly wrote (see)
Welsh Alex wrote (see)
Surely turn right at Lizzies ?
Oh come on, please. This will be my first London, which way do i go at Lizzy's? I just know it, i'm going to have to run with my SatNav.
It's definately right.
Brain wasn't functioning by that point. Not sure I even registered Buck Palace at all!
I'll be following Andy all the way to London....
But I'll be miles behind him!
I can't drink beer or eat pies anywhere near as quick as him!!
We've got 23 weeks CC2, how about interval pie eating and speed session beer drinking?
Do you think that would help??
My god Welsh Alex, if I tried that schedule I would never even make it to the start line!!
My poor old legs could never cope with that lot!!
Wine should definitely be a satisfactory substitute.
Are you all set for next weekend? Hope you're managing to avoid everyone coughing and spluttering at you.
I have a bit of a cough and runny nose. I'm trying to kill it off with fruit.
Andy, when you lap me at Newcastle give me a (metophorical) kick up the ar$e. I reckon you'll be on your last lap and I'll still have one more to go when our paths cross.
I'd have three more to go......
But at least you guys could get the beers in!
CC2 - Speedy Goth wrote (see)
I have a bit of a cough and runny nose. I'm trying to kill it off with fruit. Andy, when you lap me at Newcastle give me a (metophorical) kick up the ar$e. I reckon you'll be on your last lap and I'll still have one more to go when our paths cross.
I expect you'll both be lapping me on lap 3
You could do a pie-handover as you go past Andy, perhaps it'll help with my in race carb refueling.
I'd happily substitute cider for the beer as a pre race fuel
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)When you see Lizzie's gaff on the Mall, put a birrova sprint on and smile for the camera after 26 miles!
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)
That dear LB is everything i need to know in preparation for my first London marathon. It means i can have my husband waiting at mile point 25.5 with my lippy and hairbrush. With tips like that this thread is going to be so hot.
Now.... how do you bookmark a thread?
Barnsley Runner wrote (see)
Andy - I think you missed my question on the previous page about your training / coaching methods for other runners at your club.
I'll be following you on here, might pick up some useful tips! I may email you later regarding a schedule for Edinburgh if you don't mind.
I'm planning on coming down on Sunday (a whole 2 miles from home ) to see how you speedy lot do it. I suspect it will be more like blink and you'll miss it. I really hope you don't get a windy day for it, 5 laps would be tough in that!
Exciting stuff, will be very interested to see how you get on for VLM. I'm hoping to get a GFA time this year, do some ultras in 2011 and do VLM in 2012.
Kaysdee - I dunno where you get the time to train (especially if you're gonna be doing ultras), I mean you have kids, I only have a dog and I struggle lol.
Do you have some kind of time-turner device we should know about?
I'd love to get a GFA place for London, but that'd involve training for another marathon cause it aint gonna happen at Newcastle this weekend ...a very much blink-and-you-won't-miss-it thing!
What do you need for a GFA Kelly, 3:45 ?What is your best now ?
I'm going to be speaking/encouraging as many as possible from running club to come up to do Edinburgh in May. There are 3 definate London runners (2 ballot, 1 GFA), plus we have 3 club places up for grabs, so hopefully some of these can be encouraged to tackle Edinburgh as well, nice 4 week gap to recover and the training id already in the bank.
I've just checked on Fetch and her times have gone from:
10km: 47 to 44 mins10 mile: 79 to 73 minsHalf: 1:45 to 1:40
The most noticeable thing is that on her steady pace training runs she is now running at a pace that 18 months ago was pbing.
Andy - I shall be following this thread too, hoping for the odd gem of advice.
Sound like ver similar times to mine. I can do more consistant pace in training, but as soon as it comes to race day I normally take off like a whippet
I've been chasing sub 1:40 half times for the last 3 years, I've achieved it on a race-pace training run, but never on the big day
Forgot to add - be real nice to the Finishing Area peeps (including the chip collectors....otherwise they tend to cut your laces )