Sub 5.00 Category - Denise Day - VOTE FOR ME - Asics 262

Well I thought I should give it overnight to think about what I was going to write on here, but all that happened was I couldn’t sleep!
So I come to this from the same place as when I stood in the start pens at the 2012 VLM - after only 2 hours sleep, starting near the back, and with probably insufficient preparation!

I have no idea how you persuade people to vote for a perfect stranger (certainly the official photo isn’t going to help!) so I am just going to have to Try My Best.
I have been a regular visitor to the forums since 2011 just after I started running, (when I could barely run a mile). Since then I have progressed to marathon distance, but at glacial slowness, so clearly need some help.
I enjoy trail running, but it doesn’t equate to road running very well, and me and road marathons have definite unfinished business.
It would be great to get some professional help on this, as there are only so many times you can take a step back, take a good look at yourself, and see where you need improvement.

My strength is listed as stubbornness, but I prefer to think of it as ‘sheer bloody-mindedness’ – I don’t give up easily! (in fact one of my friends presented me with a ‘death before DNF’ t-shirt for my last birthday!)

I don’t want to make anyone’s eyes start to glaze over so I would just like to say, please vote for me, Denise Day, in the sub 5 category. 
http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/target262/sub-500-finalists.aspx

I will try to answer any pertinent (and also impertinent!) questions with honesty and good humour – fire away!

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  • I went back to try and improve this, but just seemed to make it worse, so in the end i left it!
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  • Hi Denise, I've voted for you. But be careful with that whole 'death before DNF' thing - I fainted next to a river in a race this autumn. But was fortunately saved from drowning by a spectator. image

  • Oh no, perhaps i'd better take that out then! thanks for pointing it out.

  • Oh dear, i cant remove it now. apologies to anyone i have upset, was not my intention, probably ruined any chance i had now then image

     

  • Good luck Denise. Remember - we are the group with the most potential image That was the Sub5 motto for the day.

    Gareth

  • Thanks Gareth, I may not get anywhere now after the above!
    mistake to post after not enough sleep obviously!

  • No no no I wasn't upset! Just thought perhaps it was a bit drastic. You can still have my vote as long as you promise not to actually crawl to the finish line, dripping in blood.

  • E mmyE mmy ✭✭✭

    Good luck! You've got my vote.

  • Thanks Emmy, did you do the Giant's Head marathon?

  • literatin wrote (see)

    No no no I wasn't upset! Just thought perhaps it was a bit drastic. You can still have my vote as long as you promise not to actually crawl to the finish line, dripping in blood.

    haha! no definitely not, it was just meant to be an illustration of my friend knowing i wont give up!

  • Best of luck Maxs Mum His life might be about to get more hectic!! image

  • Thanks Tim! we've got another 6 days of this too! image

  • mikasamikasa ✭✭✭

    I voted for you Denise, after all, you're a forumite! image

  • Super thanks mikasa!

  • Maxs Mum wrote (see)

    Thanks Gareth, I may not get anywhere now after the above!
    mistake to post after not enough sleep obviously!

    I was told my forum post was too long. Still, I was only doing what I was asked to do. Never mind. 

    Gareth

  • too late now! image

  • MyAsics predicts my marathon time to be 4:44 based on my half time! WoopWoop, i'll take that if i can get there!

  • Maybe you could get a t-shirt with 'Death or 4:44' on, then you'll have to. image

  • literatin wrote (see)

    Maybe you could get a t-shirt with 'Death or 4:44' on, then you'll have to. image

    Not sure you can buy them, but i can have a look!

  • Carol has overtaken us Gareth!

  • Vote for Denise! I run with her a lot and it would be nice to see a good person win! She also needs new shoes. Last time we hit the trail, in the dark with a dog and head torches, she ripped them and now has Shrek toes peeking out! 

  • Woodlandbear wrote (see)

    Vote for Denise! I run with her a lot and it would be nice to see a good person win! She also needs new shoes. Last time we hit the trail, in the dark with a dog and head torches, she ripped them and now has Shrek toes peeking out! 

    haha! only the inov8's! the merrells are ok image

  • Maxs Mum wrote (see)

    Carol has overtaken us Gareth!

    NO she hasn't. I've been out for the afternoon but have come home to see there was a spurt for me.

    GJE

  • haha! careful how you say that!

  • Hi Good luck. I am also in the final stages 4.30 category image http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/target262/finalists.aspx

  • How's Max doing? Coping well with all this excitement? image

  • He certainly is, his little tail is wagging away all the time, but it hasn't interrupted his training program LOL image

  • also voted for you. Good luck! image

  • cheers m'dear! image

     

  • I'm going to decide who to vote for by asking one question and the person with the best answer gets it.

    What's you favourite Star Wars character ??

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