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TH we are keen here, Bedford will get it open in due course its a bit early yet, it's only April don't want to peak early
I am just watching the highlights from last Sunday, it almost seems unreal that I was there and completed it, to me it was a long run, the medal is still in my kit bag. I was a bit p.....sed that the remains of my goody bag which had my garmin HR strap in went missing I think taken by mistake by someone at the hotel afterwards.
I am not that fussed about the strap except it costs to replace but my running number was in there too which actually meant a lot to me.
I have my running kit on now,,,,,,,,,,
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Rod when I got to the last underpass on Sun I was feeling low and the cramp was relentless. The whole atmosphere seemed to be low too and I was willing some one to Oggy Oggy Oggy!!!! As no one did I did it myself! Everyone responded and cheered and the atmosphere improved!! It got me thro the next mile We were still serious about finishing!
Nobody could take the whole thing more seriously than this year's Super Six team, regardless of what pace we were running. There's been a hell of a lot of off-forum e-mailing between us beforehand - lifesaving in my case from the point at which I had to drop out. Since Sunday, and after some of the comments that have been made by people who haven't a fecking clue what they're talking about, we've been brutally frank with each other about the mental effects of the pressure of it all, as well as the physical ones.
The seven miles I ran with Pix on Sunday will be in my memory forever. We were run/walking because we both needed to for our different reasons. We sang every stupid cheesey running song you can think of, loudly, at the tops of our voices, and got the runners around us singing along as well. It may have seemed to the casual observer that we were just out for a good time, but anyone who understood what was really going on would know different. What have you done today that makes you feel proud?
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It is actually my opinion that had Hash been able to start the Marathon she would have done sub 4.30, that would have been 2 out of 6 who achieved the target time.It has always seemed to me that at our level; and maybe higher up some days we run a lot better than others, a bad run can often not be linked to bad nutrition or hydration, I still have no idea why these happen they just do.
It has always seemed to me that at our level; and maybe higher up some days we run a lot better than others, a bad run can often not be linked to bad nutrition or hydration, I still have no idea why these happen they just do.
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I have just been trying to find info about the Bedford Half in December. Have you all registered already and, if so, where can I find the info?
Hash you're spot on there- all we can ever do is our best! As I said earlier I think a lot of it is down to jealousy!!
Just enetered a local 10k in june so will start formulating a plan for that- I'm a bit crap unless I have something to tick off on the fridge
Suze I've just looked at the official photos and my god they are a rip off but saying that mum and dad just said they are going to buy my medal one for me as they are saying its from my nan who passed away last year the day I found out i got my golden bond place!
Back to work tomorrow so better get polishing my medal!
And has anyone seen how much the t-shirts and medals are going for on ebay- mental!
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Come on Pinks catch up.....Hash ran with Pixie from the Mudchute for a few miles.... now that is friendship personified.... BTW Hash you could have gone as far as Buck House before they would have tried to pull you out.... You could have said to them " don't you know who I am " and finished....
Yep, but I hadn't earned that. Pixie had, and then some. Next year, when I can do it all for real.......
Those seven miles did easily as much for me as they did for Pix, they made some sense out of me owning that t-shirt. The crowd at the end of the underpass at mile 24 got a hell of a lot more drama than they bargained for - two women in matching super six t-shirts sobbing their eyes out, hugging the life out of each other, one heading towards the finish line.......I don't think I've ever, in nearly 47 years, cried so many happy tears in one day, and that includes my wedding day.
*reaches for the tissues*
I am really struggling to keep up with everything at the moment so although i've read back I'll probably miss most things I could have commented on. I definitely won't waste any time looking for 'that' thread though.
MM - my 12 year old does parkrun, last week she took around 40 min, her Pb is 38.xx. You will be very welcome if you turn up
Anyone who has ever registered for parkrun doesn't have to do it again, however you do need to go to their website and print off your barcode in order to get your time recorded against your name
Finally took the rolling pin to myself and got out for 8 miles tonight
Hi all Hash Lovely post that next year you will do the whole dam 26.2 miles that is for sure.
I went to the club tonight everyone was so friendly and pleased for me I got round last Sunday I was well chuffed.
Did a small run.
2.43 miles 21.20 @8.46
1 mile @ 9.15
1 mile @ 8.38
0.43 miles @ 7.58
The legs feel fine and it was nice to run other than slow but it took a while to get up to any speed
I met a friend as I was leaving who said 3 weeks rest with only gentle training is the norm after a marathon, has anyone got any advice please?
Thanks Hash BTW for the advice my friend at the club said the same, it is not in me to stop completely so I will be just as you say taking it easy.
I am looking forward to lurking at the back of the Coventry Parkrun this Saturday, I am sort of planning to try and go each week for a while starting off slowly and using it to help with my speed.
Was going to do a 6 or 7 miler on Sunday but maybe not after the good advice, see how I feel.
I am at the physio this morning for really what should be the last session, I chose to book this to be on the safe side, he did a fantastic job and definetely helped get me to the start last Sunday along with all you on here
Morning all, think I've missed the tea so I got a skinny latte on the way in to work - well it is pay day.
Pinks, I am so tired this week and so looking forward to a relaxing weekend doing very little.
Rod - how are the toes? I lost another toenail last night. Oh well, one less to cut I supose.
There are no park runs near me which is a shame as they look like a realy good idea. There is a 4km time trial every Saturday morning at Bluewater but that starts a 8am which is a bit early for me. Does anyone here ever go to a running track to train?