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2Old- storming HM from you. Very impressive.
Chick- people can be so inconsiderate getting sick when you're trying to taper... hate it! Hang in there, not long to go now.
AA- get that 16m in!
San Sebastian will be number 9 for me in five years of running.
Things are looking up here, had a couple of 'holy shit' runs in the last couple of weeks so hoping for a good half on 11th October. Threshold intervals done yesterday and 5m easy planned for later today.
No holy shit run here I'm really scared of marathon day now... no idea what to expect. Guess I'll just stick to 7:58 mm and hang on for dear life to try and bag another sub 3:30. Taper nerves. Oh dear.Got my official registration pack today. Ordered my gels. Booked a haircut. Need to cut my toenails at the weekend and shave my legs
Chick - are you a week to go?? Dose up in vitamin c!! and hand gel!
i fell out my apple tree today picking apples. Hit my shin 3 times and have big lump on ankle now. Not boding too well for 10k title defence tomorrow but I'm gonna give it a go. icing like a good girl!!!
AA - Hope the 10k went well even with the apple tree injury.
Chick - Enjoy the taper madness.
DD - Hope not too serious, think you were speed reading, Valencia will make 14 maras in 7 years for me.
2old - impressive WAVA.
Minni - just for you here's the list:
DD - Bath Tunnels 20th Sept Chick -Bremen 4th October AA-Amsterdam 18th October 2Old- Lisbon 18th October Minni-Marine Corps ? 25th October Barry - Valencia 15 Nov Bro- San Sebastian- 29th November
Good run on Thursday just over 10 3 x(1slow, 1MP, 1HMP) 1 wd. Swam on Friday and yesterday rest due to day trip to Blackpool to see Dad.
I've had some trouble with new Brooks Ghost, seam on upper was rubbing and causing bad blister on big toe. Took them back for exchange Friday due to manufacturing fault but left me struggling fro shoes for the 20 this morning. Decided on my worn Ghost but felt crap from the start, right hip started niggling from 5 miles and headed home after 10 then saw my Mizuno Wave riders which I sometimes use for shorter quicker stuff, decided to give them ago and wow much better as can be seen by splits: 8:18,7:55.7:54,7:53,7:53,7:58,8:02,8:02,8:02,8:11,8:02,7:42,7:36, 7:26.7:25,7:36,7:32.7:37,7:29,7:18
Just messaged so I can swap new ghost for some new Wave Riders.
can't get on the forum from my phone any more, but trying to keep up with your races on facebook where I can!
DD - hope your groin injury isn't too serious - nice marathon last week on little training. I certainly couldn't do that!
Saw Carrot was at Berlin today, still on my bucketlist of to dos.
Chick - get that first defence down you, dirty children and their germs!
AA - you fell off an apple tree?! How was your 10km?
Hello to all, will pop in from time to time to keep up with your autumn marathon performances, really admire all of your hard training and progress you are making with your running - something to aspire to!
Kiwi: nice to see you
AA: hope the 10K title defence went well.
Barry: stick to the wave riders!
I see Carrot had a good mara in Berlin
Groin not great but OK for cycling, so 50 miles Sat, 40 Sun, 46, Mon, run tonite
Barry - nice running again.
2old - enjoy your trip - your week last week sounded the same as mine!!
DD - wish I had your love for the bike!
chick - any taper dreams yet? Feeling good this week??
kiwi - nice to see you popping in.
How did carrot get on?
lost the title. To some youngster!! I came 3rd in 42:33. Found it hard. It was hot and 6-9k are all uphill ! Excuses in...! 5 miles recovery yesterday. 9 today. 16 planned for tomorrow then taper madness can kick in!
Nightmare. Fell over at 9.5 miles into my 16 miler today. Gashed my knee badly and had to get a lift home. Can't bend it at all. Cut to the bone. that was my last chance to do a long one. Here's hoping I've done enough. Not having a great week hey!!!
AA: ouch, hope it heals quickly.
Another 40miles on the bike, hill reps last night not kind to groin
Ouch, AA and well done on making the podium in your 10k any prizes for 3rd?Must stalk carrot's result only I can't remember her married name Managed to run every day in September a bit like my March challenge. I'm SERIOUSLY panicking about Sunday though. It's my first marathon since being diagnosed with a leaky heart valve so it'll be interesting to see if I can last the distance. Should be OK as long as I listen to my body and don't do anything stupid. But I usually end up doing something VERY stupid in miles 1-3
AA- ouch ouch ouch. Rest now and don't worry about any more long runs, the training is done. Well done on the 10k, great time on a hilly course (in my books anyway)
Chick- when are you off? Are there any internet stalking options? I'm sure you'll be fine. Watch those first few miles though!
Feels like thing are going very well at the moment, seem to be picking up the speed on all runs and especially my 20 milers have been quite swift and strong but I guess the GER next Sunday will tell if it really is going well or if I'm just being optimistic. Anyway... confidence levels are up which can't be a bad thing.
Hi Bro the event is too small for internet stalking - only 5000 runners most of which are doing the half marathon (slackers ...)
But I'll post as soon as I get access to my phone
Glad your running is going so well.
I'm carb loading I think I managed about half the carb intake I'm supposed to and I feel bleurgh. Not sure I can cope with much more. Guess I'll force a plate of pasta and some juice down tonight but not looking forward.
Chick - Yeah first few miles seem soooo easy. Well done on the daily running.
AA - Ouch you have been in the wars, well done on the podium. You've done enough.
Brol - Feeling the positive vibes, GER flat?
Kiwi - Good to hear from you.
Tough run in the sunshiiiiine yesterday, 10 miles with 3 x(1steady 2 HMP) 1 WD. Got my bumblebee magazine today, but never in doubt due to deferral this year.
Chick - thinking of you! I hate carb loading.
bro - excellent sounds positive. Good luck at the GER.
im in Venice with mr AA this weekend. I can hardly walk. My knee has blown up like a balloon but at least the wound is healing. Icing as and when I can. Can't get up and down all the bloody steps over the bridges. Killer. Trying not to think that I've only got 2 weeks left ....
Hi Guys, Apologies I have been completely AWOL. Work has been manic all throughout the summer which has involved lots of work over the weekends. This has given the boot to my long runs.
Been getting in the runs but not the quality I would like to run a Autumn marathon...so no marathon on the horizon until London, magazine through yesterday...
See Chick is running Bremen this weekend...good luck
Running Glasgow HM this weekend, but not expecting a PB...
Sorry to hear about the knee AA
AA: two weeks is a long time, you will be fine
Chick; go well, dont be shit
Bro; good that your confident
Blue; have a good 1/2
Mile reos with club yesterday did groin no favours, 30 on bike today with lots and lots of steep climbs
nell - good to hear from you and good luck for tomorrow.
Chick - Have a good one tomorrow and "enjoy".
5 miles with middle 3 quick yesterday and swim club last night. Very pleasant walk around the Forest of Dean with youngest and dog today, swim club soon.
Chick - thinking of you. Good luck tomorrow, relax and think of Seb's wise words!!!
Hi DD, Ouch that doesn't sound fun on the hill reps...
HI Barry, If the weather was like up here, the Forest of Dean would have been lovely today !
Hope Nell and Chick are racing well.
20 miles for me this morning, avg 7:48 but last few were a real grind, maybe yesterday afternoon's kick heavy swim session was still in legs.
Ah chick that's absolutely brilliant well done. And very sensible listening to your body and doing the right thing. Well done..
barry - another good run well done
nell - hope you got on ok
my knee now has a big lump on it. Might try a gentle run tomorrow to see if i can.
2old - we are next. I'm questionable at the moment. but thinking positively. How are you feeling?