Weekly chat 24th to the 30th April πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

Hi everybody,

Please feel free to share your how your race training is going and chat about it here.

Sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week.

If youre a lurker it is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy week !

Ju Ju xxx

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    Plan continues for the next race In May, the one with the best cake table 🍩πŸͺπŸ°πŸŽ‚β˜•οΈπŸ…

  • Sorry for the absence, I hope to come back and write more often. I got lost with the busy life, business travels (once or twice a month) and marathon preparation and I did not write anything in the last few months... and I am sorry for that!

    I am in the final week of the tapering for the Belfast city Marathon which I should run on the 1st of May. I started the training program around Christmas and I have run just above 600 miles since. I have done a few long run (not as many as I wanted, but enough to have the miles in the legs. On Easter day I was in Luxemburg, a very hilly city. I went out after lunch (very big Italian lunch) to run my last (probably fourth in the year) long run. I did feel full, but...

    I covered 22 miles in about 3 hours and 10 to 15 minutes!!!! (but I am pretty sure I was done... so the final 4 to 6 miles will be hard!!!)

    I am very happy :) I did my final long 16 miles yesterday and now only reduction and taper to the marathon. I'll keep you posted and hopefully find the time to send a report soon :)

    have a great evening!!!

    Marco

  • Nice to see you back - sounds like you're doing really well, too!

  • Good to hear your news- sounds like you have been working hard. Look forward to hearing how it goes.

  • I've been feeling a bit down in the dumps. As some of you might remember, I was unable to run for a week due to a nasty cold and allergies. I kept meaning to go for a long run this weekend, and finally got myself out there on Sunday. This was after discovering that lots of rain and snow was forecast for Monday. I quickly realized that my running wasn't going well, not like a one-week break at all. I even felt my thighs go stiff on me really soon. This is something that almost never happens to me. To cap it all off I had stupidly decided to finally start using the Asics trainers I had bought for the season. I had forgotten that I need to break them in for a long time before they're any good. So my feet were feeling cramped as well and I ended up walking quite a bit towards the end. I managed to complete 7K, but not at any place I was too happy about, and I'm still stiff. And I have a 10K race on Saturday. It's the first major race of the season in Norway, and I was really hoping to get a PB, but am doubtful now.

    Sorry to be such a downer!

  • so having just being paid what do you go and do? no not new shoes or that sparkling new running watch.

    You enter races! for me two of them.

    The bewl water half a nice run around a large reservoir we have in Kent in a few weeks.

    hermesrunning.com/bewl-water/

    and then the Beachy head marathon in October for my 2nd ever marathon, I heard it's on an undulating course. Which our very own roseabi completed last year.

    beachyheadmarathon.co.uk/

  • Awesome, a very good choice :) I will wave you off, before I take the 10k mosey!

  • Upgrade and do the marathon, although you will be flying off in front of me!

  • Oy, stop that :)

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