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I am still looking for someone to join Superman and myself to trot round in fancy dress carrying a bucket to raise money for my charity. A great fun day is guaranteed so please contact me if you are interested. Buckets will be emptied every 4 or 5 miles.
Charity website is www.advanceinternational.org
Building an orphanage and boarding school in Uganda.
Hi all ,
tought running this week due to the cold but touch wood its on it's way out just in time for the last "proper" hard week of training with a 20 miler a week Friday. just gotta decide on where to run, the last 20 miler was fab seeing all the sites - the oval, buckingham palace , the Mall, hyde park , big ben , the london eye etc but BLOODY TOURISTS LOL!!! and darn busy roads to cross lol , I legged it across 4 lanes goin one way near Vauxhall bridge lol.............
DW - you need to find somewhere a bit safer to run, don't want to get run over at this late stage.
Gatton - did as you suggested. The early start was helped with the changing of the clocks lol. Quite a comfortable run, only 2 climbs of note where I struggled and actually walked a bit, between 8-9 and about 13.2-14.6. Result almost perfect for where I need to be.
Race profile courtesy of Garmin here: SanDom20
Slightly slower than MP, it was hard work in the heat too, but am quite satisfied and now sat in garden with yet another beer lol.
Great running Daz!
London DW - don't you just love it! Take care though x
My running stalled a bit this week - too much other "stuff" going on and I just couldn't be arsed!
Looks like the week's off to a great start weatherwise - not quite warm enough for my summer wardrobe yet though
Well done Daz ..it looks like you are well on track for VLM...now is the time ot make sure you stay healthy..no heroics now please... see you in London for your registration. ...
Trigg good weather today for us but cold adn cloudy yesturday for the Sport Relief run fro us but we had some good fun. Reading Half next weekend and a trip to the New Forrest to help daughter to move in to her new house. What with her moving to Ringwood and my lovely son moveing to Vienna it is all go at the moment.
Well done Daz, what's your plan for the run-in?
I am prepared to get told off by Gatton but I promise this is me done now until London........Made an appearence at the Fleet Half Sunday, got a bit competitive and did it a little faster than i intended but after 8 miles my legs were still fresh and did 1:47 with a quick finish.
Gatton my man
we should be there yes
our 237th HM ?? i think
Ladies and gentlemen
posters and lurkers
if ever there was a perfect gentleman - its Gatton
Gatton dear friend
it'll be an honour and a pleasure to see you again
yes it has been too long, but through ( benign prostate ) sickness, i've not done much in 12 months
i am trying to get my fitness back,
ok, HM's pushing Phillip dont pose any problems , but i have to use a little experince to find the marathon again
yes exactly, and i'm using extreme caution and expereince on this
just to go sweat out another marathon to say i've done another one and ( hell to the consecinces ) just is not a good enough reason
Hey Daz I'm not too sure on my time now, i've been training to get me around in under four hours and I am confident of that now (she says with careless abandon ignoring her legs who are not looking forward to the last six one bit) but I'm not sure how much less than that i'll be able to squeak. I'm about at Boscombe all week Bldg 838 ext 3145 if you want to say hello. I am kinda tied to the section as i'm the only leccy this week (and the only girl so you'll know its me).
I mean 1:27
I agree with Daz , friday was chuffin warm, I had a 500ml lucoz and 500ml water and one gel used ( had 3 more! unused...) and it wasn't enough. Well annoyed too as found a fab route along the Thames 5 miles in which meant no cars, no roads to cross/wait at and peace , only saw around 5 people for 10 miles of my jog!
Taper is going to be hard as seems alien to ease off so much 3 weeks before , esp the last 2 weeks!
Hope everyone else is ok.
streuth first run of taper done in hot weather!
5 miles - faster than marathon pace - 9.07,9.13,9.12,912,and 08:41 . Loved it but no way could I do that for 26/27 miles!! I chuffin wish!!
So pleased I wasn't the only one with a bad "last long run" I went out Saturday instead of the usual Sunday, my legs felt like they had put on about a stone each and I came back feeling like I had just run the marathon but I agree with Daz a few late nights and not drinking enough in this weather was probably my downfall.
Really looking forward to the taper, sports massage Thursday and then a nice relaxing 15 on Sunday. Think the weather is going to cool down a bit too so that'll be a bit more pleasant for running.