Marathon Running and Race Support

Asics plan appears to be working

This is the first time I've got so close to the end of an Asics training plan. According to My Asics I am on for a time of 2:16:15 for an HM at the end of the month (which I still haven't actually entered yet). Last Sunday, this one and next is listed as a 17k run. Well, all being good I had planned to do the full 21 today as its been a while since I have, but following a very busy 19hr day yesterday and starting 2hrs later than usual I wasn't sure but went out anyway - and did 21k in 2:15:23 - so very happy.

Just a thought: we always say don't change anything on race day but some of us have to. My weekend runs start around 6-7am and are done fasted (very rarely eat breakfast on any day) so come my event day I have to eat before I run. This morning's mug of tea, glass of kefir with turmeric and small bowl of shreddies seemed to go ok.

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Sounds like you are very much ready for a hm. Go and get that place sorted and do it! Well done on your training!

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Thank you. Just booked it - down to the last couple of hundred places

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That's going brilliantly! Get it booked quick in case it sells out!

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Just got my place. I was holding off as last year I didn't make it to the start line (and I missed the Longhorn this year).

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That's really well done. You must be excited, wondering how much you'll improve on this at the actual race.

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Thanks. Really surprised as my fastest time so far has been 2:34. Just ope I can keep it going.

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Fantastic, well done you!!! Clearly the shreddies worked....!!!

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Thanks. It's probably because I pinched the shreddies from my husband - had to high tail it before I was caught 😂

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Excellent - you're ahead of the plan and the target, so well done you!

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Thank you Tomas. Just need to keep it going a little longer. As its all down to 'on the day' so long as I can crack 2:30 I'll be happy, although I will be aiming for an improvement on yesterday.

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Wow, well done Annie, you're absolutely ready.

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Yes, thanks. Shame I can't just post yesterday's time😄. It was so much faster than I've ever done before.

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