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Great stuff Scooby. Really solid run so early in the campaign, which should rid you of those demons for next time!
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Have a look at the January mileage challenge against RWUSA. (Thread at the top in clubhouse)
Signed up already! Let's whip their ar5es again.
KR, Jane - hard luck guys but as others have said at least it takes the external pressure off.
Scoobs - nice progressive running there - bodes well for the rest of the campaign.
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kittenkat wrote (see)Have a look at the January mileage challenge against RWUSA. (Thread at the top in clubhouse)
Commiserations KR and jane, I was actually REALLY surprised by the results in that catagory.jane, I hope you're going to hang around on the forums.
Commiserations KR and jane, I was actually REALLY surprised by the results in that catagory.
Echo those sentiments here - I also agree that you may be best off without the pressure.
Pah, it's like the FIFA worldcup draw all over again.... (That's a joke by the way Sepp, in case you're lurking....)
Have a good weekend peeps.
What's Brighton like?
Puurfect Much more fun than London although a few undulations over the first half and a lack of inspiring scenery at 20 miles.
Bad luck KR and Jane but as everyone has already said you'll run a faster marathon by just sticking around here.
KR and Jane - IMO your chances of running a strong Spring marathon have increased today. You get to listen to your body and train the way you would like to, with far less pressure. Follow the good advice on here and bag as much consistency as possible and then you just need no bad luck on the day.
AC - JBFAR was a top aflete before she embarked on last years SS6 quest. She has done an 11h IM, (competed in various other Tris over quite a few years), won the round Brownsea Island sea swim and had already run a sub 3:15 (as Supergirl) she had years of endurance BUT she wasnt a regular runner, finding out you have a SS6 slot as the sub3 hopeful in December is about 3 or 4 months too late IMO, unless you are already a regular runner and they arnt looking for someone that knows what they are doing.
I dipped under 3:15 first go too !
Jane,KR what a bummer... echo whats been said already pressures off!
Best of luck for your campaigns.
KR/Jane - tough news for you guys. However having seen what happened to JBFAR last year may not be such a bad thing though.....
I did 3.04 in my first mara (and 1.21 in my first half) then got slower and crapper for 2 years ( not through want of trying!) so don't underestimate what it might take for the sub3 guy to lose 6 minutes.
Joolska - One day I'm going to be able to run enough to train for a marathon again (don't laugh). And when I do, I'll be taking L Glutamine daily. As I recall, Sue C started taking this, on the recommendation of a renowned proper person, to battle against the inevitable cold/flu/nastiness which comes with high mileage.
Breaking out the pink grapefruit etc at the first sign of snot is all very well, but by then it's usually too late.
Did it work well for you, Sue? If so, do please let us know. But if it didn't, then keep your bloody comments to yourself. I can do without having another pet theory disproved, thanks.
TR - I thought she had a strong tri background - didn't realise it was that strong!
I've been following this on my iPhone all day. All I can say is I AM SHOCKED!
Knight Rider, you had my vote because of this thread, but Jane you really stepped up to the mark and have been really honest with your posts. I really thought one of you had it in the bag. Nothing against the winner, of course, but in my opinion if they haven't found this thread how can they be really serious about getting under 3.15!!!!!
And another thing - this talk about having regular posters was a load of sh*te! Jane excluded because she has made a huge effort in the past week or so.
And one last thing - when I logged on tonight I see that all the winners have threads going on this forum. Is this not the VLM forum? And they not doing Paris?!!!!!! Is this allowed?
Scooby - Great running fella.
KR/Jane - Commiserations to you both, congrats to those who got through, I am sure we will all be following their campaigns with interest.
15 miles for me this evening, 1 mile slow then 4 steady(ish) x 3. Splits for steadyish miles as follows: 6:59,7:00,7:04,6:58,7:12,7:06,7:01,7:02,6:59,6:54,7:07,7:05, with the 3 slow avg worked out at 7:18 that's 2 seconds quicker than PMP. Maybe that should be my strategy for Gloucester.
am going to open a can of worms!!!
as TAR has stated he will be taking Glucosamine, i too take 2 a day, helps with my dodgy knees.I don't know if its psychological but they seem to work for me.
MM any thoughts on multi vitimins,glucoamine etc?