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Just entered Helsby 1389, so about 600 places left ! Compo's started the Chester thread again all ready. Checked out Cheshire Oaks track last night as i'm going to do my speed sessions on there from next week, only live 300 metres away so thats sorted happy days.
Manchester and Edinburgh booked, yikes!! Just hope the weather holds this time for Manchester!!!
Hope you are well.
Just hope I can do it!! Manchester was my 1st, 4hr 35, should have been 4 I blame the weather!!, Chester should have been my 2nd, but got chest infection.
I need to set myself challenges so I have something to aim for - I only started all this after loosing my mum last Christmas, it keeps me going and keeps me sane!!! And I know she would be proud.
Noot sure what charities though this time, lastt time was for my mum, Chester was supposed to be for me (no not a charity), thinking asthma....
Thank you xx
Blimey - hope your wife is ok now. I gave up smoking in Jan this year - best thing I ever did!!
Bit like my mum really, she never smoked, never touched a drop of alcohol yet she suffered for years,ended up paralysed (she'd had 2 strokes, cancer 5 times, parkinsons....- died of pneumonia!! Pain I went through at Manchester was all worth it as it was nothing near the pain she went through over the years.
Having a couple of weeks off now!!!
Toni - Yes my wife is fine now 7 years on - amazing thing the body her left expanded in size to try and take up some of the work left by the right lung not being there. Has pushed the heart over to the space left by the missing lung and she has about 75% the lung capacity she had with 2 lungs. It means she cannot do the high intensity keep fit classes she used to do but she does does less intensity and walks alot infact she did a 26 mile marathon walk across the Cheviots in Northumberland last year for charity with all the climbs that involved.
Andy the Deestrider
No excuse now mate!!
Going to take your advice starting next week, warm up then 4 to 5 mile reps, cool down.
Will built it up slowly as i know how easy it is to get injured. The head says do more do more!!! but don't want to over do it.
Bearsted Plodder forgot to add that you comment at 07:46 yesterday was great. storys like that are allways good for motivation if people think there struggling.
Book ordered Andy thanks mate!!!
Maidstone 1/2 today nice crisp morning
Good luck ... lets us know how you get on ?
Used it as a training run for Luton Marathon and ran with mate who is running Luton with me. Nice and easy 1:47 on hilly course.
Still a good run mate .. What are you looking for in the marathon???
Another sub 4 hopefully 3:50 but may well run with my mate and I think he is looking at 3:59 so not sure. My PB for 1/2 is 1:38 but that was on pancake flat course
I log all my miles and what i do in the gym everyday, never thought of adding them up thats a good idea will make me feel better seeing iv'e ran to Spain from the Northwest!!
I'm so lost without my Garmin should be returned in the next few days!! been in to get fixed £51 (its a 305) they said they don't make them any more but will relace it with a new one???
Asked them if i can upgrade noooooo.
I love the occasional run without my garmin, or when it's so cold it's covered up with my sleeve, I feel a lot more free, like I'm running because I want to and because I can. If that makes any sense. Having said that, I forgot it before a 5M race last year and missed a pb by a couple of seconds. Gutted.
Hi guys, I ran liverpool marathon this sunday and missed out on my goal of a sub 3.50 by 2 minutes, really cheesed off!! my legs just seemed to weigh 2 tonne each at mile 22!! i only went up to 20 miles x 3 in training and think perhaps i need to go further to help me cope with the last 6 miles. Thinking of entering Manchester in April to chase the sub 3.50 or perhaps edinburgh in May, anyone done both who can compare?
Rdrunner - Yep done both. Hard to compare as weather at manchester last year spoilt it. Edinburgh was apparentlt best yet last year when I didn't do it. Both are excellent Manchester is easier to get to and a smaller field but Edinburgh is a great weekend and first 6 miles downhill