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Nothing better in marathon training than carb loading Malcs. The marathon sounds like it could be a good un.
I'm currently on post run slump like RRR I expect! Bored and have been trawling for events to do,
Think I need a 10k to try and get a pb at.
Jen - that's a bummer. It's happened to me before too so now I copy the text before pressing the big button.
DS2 - sorry to hear you're feeling flat. I don't blame you for feeling jealous, I would be too. I felt a similar way the other week when all the Paris posse were racing. Won't be long for you know - keep yer pecker up!
My calves were quite tight earlier in training but a bit of rolling and a massage sorted them out nicely.
Reg - I thought that too but then when I tried it with Ady back in Feb I failed miserably to cope with the volume. Felt like I was inadequate
I plan to improve on my dire performance this time. No pile of pasta is going to get the better of me! Have just cleared the carb department of Sainsburys and I'm all ready to rock.
Any parkruns near you? Your 5K PB might be a nice intermediate goal while you're looking for the next big challenge. I'd quite like to have a bash at getting mine down a bit after this marathon is done.
PS. I have visions of you hiding from the wife in a cupboard under the stairs with a laptop
Morning all!! I have had marathon envy for a while now! Paris, London, Wales!! I feel completely out of the loop! I'm thinking of doing Chester again in October, Hubby is off for August so shouldnt make the school holidays that hard to train through?!
Sarah and Malcs I know you will do brilliantly, as firstly I know how hard you have both trained and secondly everyone on the forums have been so positive and got good results..... apart from me but that's another rant all together! ]
DS2 as for you buddy! Just think if you weren't doing your marathon in may you wouldn't be about to watch London on the telly on Sunday! You WILL get your GFA and you WILL get into London next year for your birthday bash! I'm not so sure that even with steroids and speed I wouldnt get GFA!
Where about are you Reg?
Right thats my words of wisdom for the morning used up! I have a poorly little girl and have been up half the night so no training for me
Thanks all - took a rest day yesterday and feel much better today. Being so busy with work isn't helping with my motivation. At this rate I'll end up rich but unfit. I think I'd rather be fit!!! I think Mrs DS2 might feel very differently somehow!
Fed up with the windy weather as well. Doesn't make the idea of running hard around the track very appealing. I have my last long run of 20+ to do Sunday but would like to get a speed/tempo session in tonight and a couple of easy days. Then taper starts!!!
I'm so excited about the marathon on Sunday. Good luck sarah, Malcs and anyone else doing one I have forgotten about!
Tigger - loving the positive talk! Go for Chester or better still see if you can get one of the places they are releasing for York. Myself and Sarah are booked in and DS2 was going to try and get in too.
To qualify you must have registered on their waiting list by next Monday here:
Places are released on 26th April.
DS2 - are you already on the waiting list? If not make sure you get on it before Monday.
Good to hear you're feeling better today. At least you're busy at work and making money - I'm just busy
Wind is a pain at the moment. Luckily I'm not out much so I don't have to contend with it but I have a few concerns about Sunday running on a coastal path!
Best of luck with the last long run. After that it's plain sailing - madness excepted of course.
Thanks for the good luck wishes and for all the help over the last few months.
I did my last little run today and then had a leg massage. Felt a bit sluggish on the run but after the massage my legs feel great now.
Tomorrow I will be mostly eating
Great minds think a like! I have just done it! that would be awesome if we all got in.... humm sure thats been said before on this thread! although you guys would have given up and gone home by the time i'd get in!
Anyone fancy a 50 mile bike ride/race??
Hi malcs - been meaning to register all week. Will do so this afternoon.
I think taper madness has already caught up with me. I now have, in no particular order - runners knee, tight calves, sore piriformis, dodgy right ankle, the flu, and finally..................................I can't seem to put one foot in front of the other without feeling out of breath.
Actually, I have none of the above but I'm sure you can all understand!!!
Get it sorted DS2!
I feel your pain - or at least I have done at various points over the last few weeks
I just banished my son from the room because he sounded a bit sniffy. Maybe a bit harsh but we're entering that critical period now - not enough time to recover from a bug! He just became collateral damage. I'm sure he'll speak to me again some day.
Tigger - that's great. It would be fantastic to see you and DS2 there and anyone else who fancies it. Don't worry, we won't be leaving until we see you cross the line!
50 mile bike ride? Hmm, not sure I'm ready to cross over into that world yet. And if you'd said swim then I wouldn't have even bothered to reply
Clive - cheers again, really appreciate the support! Don't fancy York in October do you?
AAAATTTIIISSSHHHHOOOOO! that ones for you guys!
DS2 I'm with Malcs! Trial run for your birthday! Get on it register then that's at least a week thinking about getting in rather than aches and pains!
Malcs - Carb loading tips - you need to grow some love handles first then you should be fine. Mine work lovely. I am also definatley on here in the cupboard in the evening as I do get some looks but I can manage to get on at work when on conference calls!!!!
We don't have park runs near me, I live near Glastonbury, Somerset, there is the Yeovilton 5k series though so may try that next.
Green & White Tigger, i'm doing a 54 mile bike ride in May and now have to train for that, what is on your mind?
Clive - Thank you, very happy with Brighton, made all the training worth while. Also a quick thank you for your advice with Headaches post run as it is certainly helping.
Wish I could do York its sounds like it would be brilliant this year, its on my to do list though.
Ooops I'm needed on the call after 34mins!!!
Reg Nottingham are having a weekend of bike racing, in june, on the sunday they are doing a 25, 50 or 100 mile ride/race I'm still new to my road bike but am loving it!
DS2 - great to hear you're on the list for York. Will have my fingers crossed that you and Tigger can get in. Glad to hear the knees are recovering too. Enjoy that last 20 miler.
I am the same re. the race number talk. Going to the expo with the music playing and all the race anticipation in the air - you just can't beat it.
Right - school run!
Why, oh why are Americans so bloody useless at dealing with anything. They always have to go in all guns blazing and it invariably goes wrong!
The most worrying thing is that we are supposed to view them as guardians of world peace!
In they go and make things worse - as if things weren't bad enough!
They never show any sign of remorse or embarassment - they just always point the finger of blame at everyone else!
I didn't even know anything was happening. Just catching up now. Wow, most of Boston locked down.
Sarah - Love to do York but cannot as orgainsing a charity bike ride for that weekend.
Green & White Tigger - 100 mile, go on you know you want to!!!
DS2 - Surely you will be hearing chants of USA, USA, USA soon. Normal behviour for the Americans.
Reg - shame about York, would have been great to see you.
Currently I look 6 months pregnant with a carb baby
Top no.plate Jen.
Just about to leave for the West - will be in touch over the weekend!
GOOD MORNING PEEPS!! The sun is out and its a glorious day here in derby!! No running for me as hubby is away until the end of may, can only train when the kids are at school! But hey ho, hope everyone gets to enjoy the sun!
Not sure if any of the bootcampers are interested but RRR, bacon and possibly Sarah are coming over to mine on the 10th may, If anyone fancies it just shout up!
Jen yep defo catch up soon xx
Great plate Jen. Been looking for something like that for a while!
Because I am so good to people on here I went out and tested conditions over 21 miles this morning. Ran at 10am and wore a vest and shorts. Light breeze was really nice and it was pretty much ideal conditions for a marathon.
I covered them at 8:10mm and they were very hilly. That's my last long run (well over 20 miles) completed and legs felt very strong although I was pretty thirsty in the last 5 or 6 miles after a very long climb of 3 miles. I ran without water!!!
If you get conditions like these tomorrow Malcs/Sarah you will be fine. I sweated a lot because it felt a lot warmer than I've been used to but just a drink every now and then would have made all the difference.
Sarah - the wind should be at your back for the last 7 or 8 miles pretty much - all the way back along the embankment at least.
Go crack it!!!!