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Phatboyrunning wrote (see)
FLM??? Virgin will have your guts for garters and baste you in an a non-buttery low fat spread for that!!.
Hello All. Had a terrible 12 mile run today - should have beena breeze but I found it really hard, it took me ages and I ended up walking the last hill. Then when I got in I started shivering and my feet and hands went white - this is after I was sweatier than I've ever been on the first half of the run. Don't know what's going on - but I suspect I might be coming down with something. Hope everyone else is feeling good. I'm going to eat cake and watch Toy Story with the kids.
On the plus side - the micropore tape is working a treat - thanks Screamy!
How are you all?
QSS - I had a dreadful 22 miler that ended up 12 anyway. I am sure we have both done enough. Let us just enjoy the taper and the big event eh?
good luck all xx
yes just wait now, run shorter stuff to keep sharp and then go have a fabulas day
Yes indeed. I know that I'm not going to break any records but am reminding myself that the reason I wanted to run Londond was jsut to experience something so big, and unlike anything I've ever experienced before. A target of finishing in reasonable health and having a good day seems a nice one. Hope you're feeling OK Stu.
Keep well and positive everyone!
Absolutely Que Sera - the main reason for running the VLM really should be to enjoy it, you won't get support like it anywhere else. I missed my predicted time by over 40 minutes last time and for the first 24 hours I was really disappointed but after that it wore off and since then my only memories have been of how much fun it was
Stu - reckon your legs were telling you you've done enough at this stage. Enjoy the taper
You're not kidding Stu - I walked up the hill to the station in low heeled boots this evening - my legs were so tired I kept looking at my watch, it seemed to take forever - I was thinking "I can run this bugger in 11 minutes what the hell's going on??!"
Taper madness - don't you just love it?
how are u all
Just trying to keep things ticking over Phatboy - 4 miles in a bit, 6 on Sunday then 2 on Tuesday.
Feels weird running such short distances now - not complaining though
Hi Siony, hope the run went well - I'm sure the rest will have done you no end of good.
I went out for a 4 miler today, stopped a couple of times. Couldn't put my finger on why, I think it was a combination of boredom (it was on a route I have run many times) and knowing that I could have carried on if I'd wanted to but just not really wanting to today. Maybe at this stage it's ok to be a bit lazy.
Meanwhile here's this which Xine posted on another thread - very inspirational:
Hope you continue to feel fine Siony. I've just done 9 miles today - my last 'long' run! Was to have been tomorrow but I have a student field school this week and it worked out easier this way - so just 5 Monday, 4 Tuesday, 3 Thursday, then stuff my face with pasta.
I know about the laziness thing Screamy - I am massively resisting going out for a run, so lucky I don't have many left to do.
Trying to decide whether to write my name on my shirt - will I regret it? Or will I feel disappointed if I don't?
I have just been out for a 6 miler and realised - training is over apart form a couple of miles midweek - whoop whoop!
Que Sera - I would recommend running with your name on your shirt. I'll have "Screamy" on mine as it seemed to go down well last time. It was good for starting conversations with other runners too.
siony wrote (see)
Oh balls- have a cold!Oh well, at least I have a week to shake it.Maybee it's my body's way of making sure I rest this weekThis time next week we will be well into our run
That's a bugger Siony
Vit C, plenty of rest and water, keep warm, eat chilli - raising your body temperature will help you fight off the virus!
Just in from a 'long' 7.5, sticking to the 'no more miles than days to go' method of training. Probably a couple of short ones in the week then its brown rice, chciken and wholewheat pasta, with flapjacks thrown in for pudding!
QSS - deffo put your name on your shirt. When you are hurting (maybe...) in those last few miles, it is so inspirational hearing people cheer you on.
Long range weather forecats is looking so much better than last year...suggesting 9-10 degrees. So long as it is dry
Starting to get a bit excited now. Off to start putting all my gear on the spare bed.
Top tip...take all your stuff in a rucksack. Then stuff that inside the big red VLM bag when you hand your kit in. At the other end when you collct your bag, you will be soooooo grateful for a decent rucksack to carry your kit home instead of the annoying VLM drawstring bag