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Lit - it's ok I'm not included either
HeOw - I am well chuffed with what I got. I never in a million years thought I could achieve what I have. I know there is more to come. I'm never going to be superfast angels he isn't on my side but I want to be competitive in my age group. I see all these ladies on the v40 and v50 groups doing sub 45 min 10 k and sub 1:40 hm and I want to be doing that. I'm beginning to believe it might just be possible now. I did get my first age group trophy (3rd) at my last marathon in Oct with the time I got yesterday, I would grave been first I think.
Angels should read as age
Great report Fiona well done again.
So you are all doing Chester..goodie I will have someone to chat to on this thread , Abingdon is 2 weeks after.
Is everyone following the same schedule ?
Fiona - after reading your report I for one think you are selling yourself way way short with a 3:50 target. Two back to back Maras at 3.50 ish is impressive and leads me to believe that you should be looking for a sub 3.45 or even maybe a 3.3x next time. I reckon in an uncompromised race (ie not in fancy dress, in shite weather on an unflat course or not preceded by a 26 mile LSR the week before) you would be 5 -8 mins faster now anyway putting you firmly in the mid 3.4x range thus making a 3.3x a reasonable target.
Are we about to open a P&D for autumn Marathons 2013 thread?? Go one someone - I dare you Or can we just rename this one?
I vote Heow ...
Except Pamela Anderson.
I've obviously got a Pammy obession too.
I think we just need a P&D thread with no real target which can run for ever and ever and ever.
Started Autumn thread MoFo's. I think I am ill. I think I was not too well on Sunday either but it is just coming out big time. I am in bed. My husband is fucked off as I am either tired from training, tired from tapering or tired from marathoning. Tough shit.
I agree cos I'm not doing an autumn marathon but don't want to miss out. You've all been so supportive and positive. Besides i'll miss all the toilet discussions.
Fiona - WHAT, YOU AIN'T DOING AN AUTUMN MARATHON....? *SLAP*
HeOw - oh dear hope you feel better soon. These things usually rear their ugly heads post marathon.
HeOw - no. Never old any plans to do so. I find all the long runs take up so much of my Sunday and I've been marathon training basically since Dec 2011 as I did spring and autumn last year. Like Ten I'm going to try to improve my shorter distances a bit and aim for marathon next spring. I'm going to use the P&D plans so I'll chup in my tuppence worth.
Heow, husbands eh ?? glad I ditched mine and never bothered looking for a replacement
Stupid phone... Never HAD any plans
Havent had a chance to bring myself upto speed but thought I'd keep up the race report tradition...although it looks mighty long as I'm pasting it on to the forum!
This is the best race report cliffhanger yet!
I swear the cliff hanger was an accident.....technology is not my forte
HeOw, my scoliosis in a lumber one and makes my hips cock-eyed and also rotated, so one hip is further forward and my legs are different lengths....saying that, I don't really have any major issues (touches wood). I run with a hobble though
Brilliant report , well done on the massive pb Shaz, it amazes me how so many of you remember the run in such detail,
Now Shaz are you up for an Autumn marathon.?. if so we have moved..hopefullly I will make it to the start line next time
Great report that Shazmo. What are your plans for the remainder of the year?
HeOw, leave your husband and marry me, I won't mind you being too tired as I will be too tired too. We can be too tired together.
I'm staying on this thread until AG is done. You must be feeling well and truly rested by now AG?
Yeah, and after AG is done aren't we supposed to do the post-P&D post-mortem and think about what worked and what didn't? Or do we do that on the exclusive new thread?
That's the big bonus About being on here. Everyone is too tired.
AG isn't, he's got a marathon to run!
I'm with you on the unhealthy running obsession...and a few other unhealthy obsessions too
I've not decided on my next road running target, but I imagine I will probably end up doing an autumn marathon. Quite fancy Amsterdam or Chester as it's handy for family . Think I might have to pretend I'm doing one a anyway, just so I can get an invite to the new thread
Meantime I have plenty of on-island shorter stuff to keep me occupied, more for the social scene than time targets. I am a fell runner, so my next 'proper' target is the Manx Mountain Marathon in September which is technically an ultra at 32 miles, 12 summits and 2600 meters of ascent. It will be my first attempt at the full distance, having done the half two years in a row. To get round within the cut off time is my primary aim.
PS - Isle of Man hosts a road marathon and half marathon every August. It's just a small club run event, but was featured on RW site last year as one of the best small marathon in UK. Not PB stuff but an excuse to visit the beautiful isle
Another great report Shazmo. It's interesting to see how we go through the same pain and emotions, regardless of our intended finishing time. I guess it just never gets any easier when we are ambitious. I'd love to know how the 3:45 pacer got on.
Shazmo - I've invited myself on the other thread regardless.
Great run Shazmo
Is anybody here?
Still not sure if I'm actually going to follow P&D for the autumn marathon...might go down the 2 or 3 key sessions a week, and then make up the rest as I feel...