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Surrey mmmmmm cold bath lol
Lit just go easy and watch your garmin at the start, not all youngsters are bad then
Not all kids are bad , its a shame some people are so judgemental of the little fuckers
4 pm at RW stand is it? Will try to see some of you then but am unsure of my movements.
I have reached my 540 g of carbs for the day. Start over tomorrow.
I haven't even counted my total carbs for the day but I think I've done fairly well. I always go for the low end of the range as I wouldn't have a hope otherwise.
My favourite youngster quote came from a teenager when I was running early one morning who shouted "you've got a great arse lady". I was touched. Probably old enough to be his mum but there you go.
Men, if I bring some cake for you and then you don't turn up I've no idea what we'll do with it!
I win at carb-loading, by the way. It was much easier when I got home and could have savoury carb-based snacks rather than just the flapjacks in my office. And I ate all of this:
I AM FUCKING STARVING. ALL THE TIME. PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP ME.
but not for THAT Literatin. What in the name of God is it? Semolina?
Jesus, no, it is macaroni cheese but I made a bit too much cheese sauce by mistake.
Hi everyone, just got back from london and the Expo..went up with my brother, nice to meet JF50 and we left you all some cake..we were very healthy actually only sandwiches and a drink..
I have deferred , the ankle is just bothering me too much to think about running 26 miles on it, it would be foolish, I thought I could start then DNF if I had to but the more I thought about it decided thats not me, plus I cant do it for the sake of saying ;" I have run the london marathon" and not do my best, either decision could leave me with an injury that takes longer to recover, its already been nearly 3 weeks with no running and I couldnt bare for it to turn inot 3 months..and I couldnt bare for it to turn inot 3 months..anyway hopefully will be recovered in time to pick up the 18 week schedule in just 6 weeks time and start over again for Abingdon..off to bed now catch up properly tomorrow
(((NN))) totally understand. I had a similar issue when I ran a half marathon last year. I started but by 5k I thought "ouch, this is bad" and by 10k I dropped out, devastated... You'll blast Abingdon!! You know they say the best way to train for a maratahon is to do all the training and then not run it. Just got an e-mail from the Hamburg organisers which made me all emotionial:
Dear athletes,many of you have already expressed their compassion for the victims of Boston through various channels and made suggestions how to take a stand against terrorism and violence on Sunday’s Haspa Marathon Hamburg. All this was very touching. Due to all these suggestions and our own thoughts, we considered some measures, how we could show our respect to the victims of Boston, their families and the Boston Marathon organizers. We now want to inform you about these arrangements:
Bank Account number: 1221138058 Bank code: 200 505 50 Keyword: Run for Boston
Despite the touching days, we wish you and all of us, that the joy of running and the confidence will prevail on Sunday.Run for Boston, but also enjoy Hamburg !
Surrey - Lucky! My urine hasn't even taken on a pink tinge yet. More required.
NN - Sounds like a correct and wise decision. Abingdon will be good timing, with plenty of training already in the bank.
5M recovery with strides today. Thinking I might downgrade to 4M with half-arsed strides.
Mark - really sorry to hear about your father-in-law. Hope you have a great run, come and say hi if you're on the FGFA start - I'll be wearing a blue vest with AL on it, standing uncomfortably close to the sub3 pacer.
NN - sorry about that - but you are making a wise decision. Save it for another day.
Lit - is that maccorini cheese? Or a plate of puke?
5mi with some strides for me today also. Pigged out on fruit loaf yesterday afternoon and still feel full now!
Need to pack tonight...need a list!
and safety pins?
NN - unlucky but you know yourself better than anyone else
4mi with strides later for me.
Me and the family are of to visit the queen, train leaves Chester at 11.30
Phantom niggles abound and racked with self doubt re my goal. Just want to get to sunday am now.
Men: same here. Woke up last night and both knees hurt . They are fine now. Weird.Rest day for me
Well Guys, It has been a journey of different lengths and efforts but they all lead to the same place on Sunday. I hope that you all have a great day and that you are happy that you gave it a bloody good bash. Will be posting from my phone from this point on so enjoy the last bit of this epic trip and most of all enjoy the day but remember, dont be shite!!
OMG Chris, you are right! I don't think they have toilet roll in London!
NN, sorry to hear that but I think you have made the right choice if you know your ankle is still not right. I thought you might end up deferring when you first mentioned leaving warm clothes at Mudchute for a DNF, as I didn't think you'd be happy doing that.
I'm just about to head down to London. Was going to retrieve the list of race numbers etc. and update it but haven't had time. Perhaps someone who's not on a train can have a go?
Oh, and see you at 4, Fiona & (possibly) Men! I'll be the short, enthusiastic one with wavy black hair and a grey leather jacket.
It's all going off in Boston - one suspect dead, one at large. Still no idea if domestic or international.
Here you go Lit, think this was the latest:
Name – Bib number – Start – Wearing – Time – Chandos?Mennania (Johnny) – tbc - Green - Black with Clic Sargent shirt - sub 3hr - YesLiteratin (Katie) - 283 - Blue - Nasty white club vest with two blue hoops – 3:15 - NoFiona - tbc- green - green surgical scrubs, white coat and Heart UK vest - sub 4 - NoNo Pain (Gary) - 30752 - red FGFA - Fetch vest - Sub 2:55- YesJF50 – 1317 – blue – orange Arthritis Research vest – tbc - No15West (Stephen) – 32957 – red FGFA – blue tshirt – Sub 2:55 - MaybePottermiss - (Fiona) - 22692 - Blue- Yellow T Shirt Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research - sub 4.15 - NoAl Runs - 31020 - red FGFA - Blue vest - Sub 3 - No
Mark so sorry to hear your bad news.
Morning all, NN good to see you yesterday, hope you didn't spend too much.
You have to congratulate Adidas, their merchandising is just top class and it is easy to see why they sell so much. Anyway I bought some Asics shoes at a show price and a few pairs of socks also at show price, and am still regretting I didn't buy something bright and tempting from the Adidas superstore, they get into your mind, or is it that just me!
4 miles this morning, slow but with a few strides. A massive tree across the railway walk I use so had to take a diversion to get round it.
Porridge and toast for breakfast. Have got a big xmas pud out of the cupboard, a good portion for pudding with a bit of custard gives you about 100g of carbs.
Just a look, listen to the first 4 minutes of this pre-match talk before a Lions match and remember for Sunday
Mark - really sorry to see the news.
NN - that's a brave decision, and one which many would not have the courage to make. The good news, of course, is that we get to train together again (virtually) next year . Bet you can't wait! In the meantime, I hope you get fit and ready for Abingdon. I reckon you'll smash it there.
Mennania - what is your number? I'm missing it from my stalkers list. You haven't gone all shy, have you?
JF50 - you've just reminded me. I've earned some Christmas Pudding and cream! Can't believe I forgot my traditional reward!
I've been reading parts of P&D's Road Racing book. Some slight changes to pacing and heart rate ranges, partly due to targeting 10k, but it's all familiar territory so I'm going to use it as a basis for my summer training. I can't wait to get cracking on speedier training, but I'm going to build up the P&D way in the 5th Mesocycle.
Looking forward to seeing how you all do on Sunday!
"Road Racing for Serious Runners"
I checked, though, and it is okay to have a sense of humour. It doesn't affect the training.
I prefer their follow up books, "Road Racing for Earnest Runners" and the follow up "Road Racing for Sombre Runners"
You forgot "Road Racing for Comedians"!
Just popping in wish everyone good luck for Sunday.
Let us hope we all get the time our training deserves.
Remember it is meant to be fun.