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They are superfit people so I don't mind them overtaking too much - the Wombles on the other hand - got to get past one of those buggers this year
I have beaten a man in a chicken suit and a furry peanut in the past though - the thought of seeing them in my finish line photo was a great motivator
Screamapillar wrote (see)
Iron Pingu wrote (see)
...and notably the same womble 3 times in the last FLM, not sure what was going on there ...
I am sitting on the Naughty Step. I have not run since Sunday and have eaten far too many muffins...
Well, that's your five-a-day Screamy. It was actually a training diet.
Anyone else finding it really hard to get out the door in the cold, wet and windy dark? In previous years I've been motivated enough to go out after work in the winter months, but this year it seems more of a struggle than ever. Even in the daytime I have to really make myself. I ran at lunchtime today and SO didn't want to leave the house and go into the rain. I have started thinking secret treacherous thoughts like 'why not just eat and drink what I want and do no exercise and get fat?' I need a better attitude or I will be joining you on the naughty step.
Anyway - what I was also coming on to say was -who has what races planned over the next couple of months? It would be nice if some of us were planning some of the same ones and could meet up. I am doing the Ashby 20 in March and before that am thinking of doing the Beast (a 10-mile cross-country obstacle course in Leicestershire) in late Feb.
I just looked at Newton's fraction, Bellabee, because I don't live far from Grantham - but infrortunately I'm away that weekend or I'd be very tempted.
Well - I forced myself out for my planned 15 miles this morning and I think I deserve a medal given the horrible wind (meteorological, not gastrointestinal). And I listened to the end of a Tale of Two Cities which was quite dramatic and emotional. Evening of telly and booze I reckon.
Well done on your time leedlass, especially on a windy day, that's great!
Que Sera: I am doing the Cambridge Half on march 11th and then the Reading Half on April 1st
I had a completely bleah 13 miler and ran it in my second slowest time ever - I thought this thing was supposed to get easier the more you did it? Still I have looked at my schedule and I am due a drop-back week next week (10 miles) so that's a bit of a relief.
Hope everyone else's runs went well.
Welcome to the Outsiders Bellabee
Congrats on the PB leedslass
I managed 15 miles yesterday, it's the furthest I've every run. It was supposed to be 16, but for some reason I concluded that 5 laps of 3 miles would be about 16.
I better measure out next weeks' 18 properly.
I think you're right LL - it does seem to be about one week in 4 that it feels really hard for some reason. Anyway I plodded 4 miles last night. It was good to go at a faster pace on a shorter route - my legs feel nice and loose this morning . Just wish I could keep to that speed for longer but 10k is about the most I can keep it up for at the moment.
When I compare training for this mara with my last one I'm doing OK - it's only when I compare it with my last half I feel crappy.
I do have 6 weeks off work before April 22nd - I'm hoping I can improve things during that time. Not ideal to have to leave it until the end I know, but I will be 6 weeks in which my total focus will be on running and fitness. I've never had the opportunity to do that before (and probably never will again) so I'm really looking foward to it.
Hope the weekday plods are going well for everyone else.
had a panic on monday with achilles- but all calm now- sunday lsr was over quite uneven ground and im blaming this.
canterbury 10 tomorrow
what milage is everyone up to now ?
Hi Siony - Hope Canterbury went well. I had a stepback weekend with 12 yesterday and then 4 today as a recovery run ( which I've always thought was an oxymoron before, but trying to see whether a short run the day after a long one actually helps).
Loving the BBC play of the week podcasts. I listened to an adaptation fo Ethan Frome, and then a play about the life of Edith Wharton and was so engrossed I never even noticed the big hill by Moscow farm till I was nearly at the top.
Hope everyone had good weekends and nobody is too inconvenienced by snow - none here, sadly.
im gobsmacked- 10miles 1.20!! even managed a bit of a sprint!
Happy Monday everyone,
Well the drop back week went well, finished the 10 miles in 1.51.51 which was a few minutes faster than last time on the same route. Took a while to get warm but once I did I was toasty.
Great time in the Canterbury 10 Siony!
leedslass - enjoy the rest.
Mitiog - go for it! you might find you can't sustain that pace over 26 miles but you might as well try, what have you got to lose? Your body will tell you know how far you can push it - mine certainly does!
I know that even if I plod as slowly as I did last week I will still get a PB it's just my half marathon time that's bothering me at the moment. That said, if I could have sustained the same pace as yesterday for another 3 miles I could have just squeaked a PB - especially on the flat, which Cambridge will be.
Just hoping it doesn't snow here in London, or rather, if it does that it doesn't turn to ice, that wouldn't be good