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scott- yeah yet another hot VLM. Gutted cos the forecast was for it to top out at 12 c which would have been PERFECT. Oh well!
Start marathon training for Chester next week - eeeekkk! I'm going to be following the P&D 55mile plan but I've built in an extra 5 weeks to insure against illness, injury and holidays! My long runs will also start longer as I've already built up to 16 miles over the last few months. Really hoping to lay some marathon ghosts to rest with this one!
Jason - sorry to hear VLM didn't quite go as planned but 2:50 still sounds pretty good to me! Look forward to following your training for Chester.
scott dutton 2 wrote (see)
Steve, its my 40th inseptember and I am hatching a plan to run 40 races in my 40th year!
Scott... how many races have you done so far? Because I hate to break it to you, but you only have about 5 months left of your 40th year!
Jason hope the Mill is ok as I'm in there as well, looks ok from the photos etc.
Are you guys checking out on Sunday or on Monday?
Jason - it is a long build up and I keep looking at my plan and wondering if it's going to be too much for my body to handle - I'm getting on a bit! Avoiding injury is my main concern so I shall have to be very strict with myself if I feel niggles etc But I've had since January to slowly build up the mileage so I think I'm starting from a pretty solid base.
I've decided to travel up on the day this year as staying over just makes me more stressed so I can't help on the accommodation front - sorry!
looks like we'll all be requsting quiet rooms for Saturday night and be the ones everyone is moaning about on Sunday night
ran London for the second time on Sunday, slightly disapointed with 4:01:12, was looking for a sub 4 so to get within 72 seconds was a little gutting at the time. Not sure I want to wait until next spring to tackle 26.2 again so looking at autumn options. Id eventually like to have a go at something like snowdon or beachyhead but have two young boys at home so dont want to commit to the extra training involved in hill running (plus id need to drive to the hills around home rather than just step out the door and run) that leaves Bournemouth or Chester as the flatter options. both a bit of money though with accomodation and travel, and the wife may take some persuading!
scott- Thanks for that!- I think!
Seems that I am no 1 on Run Britain Rankings for the marathon for Welsh M45s so far this year Won't last long, but I'll enjoy the moment
Club photo shoot tonight for VLM medals, followed by my shortest run for years! - 2.43m in 19.18
Anyone any idea how close they are to selling out of this yet?...toying with idea of entering....
15West- good point... i haven't actually entered yet.....
And now I have!
Also wondering that, not entering till IM race done and dusted
Entries for this year's race are more than double this time last year. We are confident that the race will sell out, though not sure when at this stage.
Well done to all who ran VLM, esp JD on the Welsh M45 No1. No such glory for me but I was chuffed with my time of 3:29.
Chester City centre accom always books up well in advance of race day. Over 50% of runners come up on an overnight/weekend stay, so advice is to book early.
can not wait for race agaim
Chris- well done, mate
compo- I can! I have got a lot of work planned first
6.01m for me tonight in 46.25 (7.43 av) legs recovering well Shame about the poxy sore throat and sniffles! Parkjog in the morning
Can I join in . I have now booked to run Chester - will be my first marathon and very much looking forward to it - have run a few 10k's, HM's etc beforehand and feel ready for the challenge of a full one.
Just have to decide on a plan to follow, currently looking at Hal Highdon, but am also reading through P&D. Have been a bit of a lurker on the P&D thread and the results on there are fab.
My official weigh in day tomorrow, but just had a sneaky peek and it seems I have lost 8lbs since Monday! Lol! Thought that Parkrun seemed easier! Not real though- think there was a lot of post mara fluid on Monday A more realistic 4lbs off pre carb loading weight