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Weekly chatty chat 16th to the 22nd of April :)

Weekly chatty chat 16th to the 22nd of April :)

Hello everybody and welcome to a new week...

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. It's fabulous to see everyone's training updates each week!

If you're new or a lurker this is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Let us know how your training, running, racing is going - did you try something you haven’t before? Got a new PB? Got some gossip to share ? Tell us about it here....

Have a wonderful week, and happy Panthering,

Ju-Ju, Rignold, and roseabi

.....I hope you like the motivational pic of the 3 of us ;)

xxx

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Do y'all dig my maroon legwarmers?

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most definately ;)

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This photo was taken before Rignold upped his hair game, unfortunately.

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I think we should do a new one just for the hair....

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Oh there you are! Been looking for your run report

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Always takes me ages to write those...

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In the absence of your report I read-read Miles Yonder’s Brighton half marathon from a few years ago. It was really funny 😁

Wish he was still around, I really miss him 🙁

So, come on then, crack on 😃

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I miss him too, I do hope hes OK...

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I wonder if he’s still running. He was a running machine ! Ali had his number so maybe she could text him

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I did hear from him last week but don't think he's back running yet so my nagging isn't working! ! 😕

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Hi Ali. Ta for the update 😃. I read his report of his first Brighton marathon. It was really funny 😄

Did he get injured? It seems so strange to just drop it completely when he was so committed to it. Anyway if you text him, tell him we’re thinking about him 😃

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Oh by the way Ali,I booked a holiday! Pity it’s not the island but it looks a lot like it ! I’ve started planning my runs already! 🏃‍♀️

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knee trouble :( but not sure he got to the bottom of it! Really hope he ghets back to it one day, yes i told him he was getting a mention and we all missed him on here :)

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Aw bless im. It’s hard to imagine not running isn’t it 🙁

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Mornin Ali

Good luck for this weekend matey 😃. Have fun and bring back the bling 🏃‍♀️💪😃

Hopefully the sea breezes will waft in your direction 🙂

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thanks MW! i will try my best! hope it cools down a bit!! i'm looking forward to the itchen bridge bit!! Except that thats the hilliest bit!!

google.com/search?client=fi...

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Should be a good view. might be a bit cooler up there too 🙂.

I hope it cools down too. Mind you I’m only doing 10k, and some of that is in the woods

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Leg Warmers! I am happy to say that they passed me by. I wasn’t into fitness when they were in fash ☺️

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Running going well. New plan for May hill race, and doing the speed challenge 🏃‍♀️

Gym plan finished and about to get a fresh new six week strength plan from the gym 💪

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I've been really lucky - depending on how you look at things. I've had very little work for the past few weeks, which isn't great for my wallet, considering I'm self-employed. Instead I've been able to focus on mentally preparing myself for the weekend's big event, which has been great. My heel isn't quite there yet, but it doesn't look like it's going to be a problem on Sunday.

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This Sunday I got a high-five from Paul Sinton-Hewitt (Mr Parkrun), the race starter for the Brighton Marathon. I shall be expecting the same from the Queen next weekend!

There's a lot of new posts on here at the moment, so I thought I'd limit my race report to the weekly chat, sorry misswobble :)

Having not run for almost three weeks (because of the sore soleus muscle in my left leg), I was nervous to find out what running would be like yesterday, but Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" got me running happily to join my corral, and then The Chemical Brothers' "Hey Boy! Hey Girl!" made me feel like something of a badass as we started to file out to the starting arch.

I enjoyed the music a lot this year, heard the Queen song three times in total (including one from a choir), and another highlight was the steel band on New Church Road playing "Funky Town" :D It was fun having my name on my top, with everyone shouting Go Abi! And I saw my neighbour filming me, and my husband was a couple of km from the finish (he doesn't like the crowds).

But gentle reader, I went out far too fast! At one point I was running with the 4 hour pacers, which was ridiculous. I think I may have forgotten the feel of my paces during my break. Although I was taking in the sights and sounds around me, I was also kind of in a trance, and the race seemed to fly by...

...until about mile 18 or so, when I really started to flag, and my leg got quite ouchy. By the "Power Station" section of the course my pace had dropped considerably. I have recently renamed this section "Mordor", but only because the chimney of the power station reminds me of the Eye of Sauron - I actually usually enjoy running over there! But this time I was struggling and it didn't seem so much fun. Anyway, I made it through the rest of the run (with a few short walk breaks), and managed a sprint to the finish - got a nice airborne photo too! :)

Chip time: 4:24:31. The weather was much cooler than last year, and it even rained while I was getting my bag back. They were giving out free pints of non-alcoholic wheat beer (isotonic), which most people (including me) were only having a couple of sips of. The goody bag was meh, but the organisation generally was excellent.

Some photos (including one of the medal) are on my Instagram:

instagram.com/abiferret/

My (lengthy) report from last year can be found here:

healthunlocked.com/marathon...

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Well done 👍💪😃🏃‍♀️ Amazingly awesome time too 😃

Love Funky Town 😃 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

I looked at some photos of the crowds and start pens on the website. Unbelievable numbers 😱

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Thanks mw!

It was amazing how quickly they got us running considering how many of us there were! I was hanging around towards the back of my corral (I was in the 3:30-4:00 hour one so I wanted to keep out of the way) thinking I still had a bit of a wait, but wondering why everyone kept marching past me. Realised they were actually leaving the corral!

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Great report. Congratulations on the time.

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Thank you!

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Congratulations! That was a good result. And nice to get that high five.

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Thank you CP! It was really nice :)

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Only one thing on my mind this week - London Marathon. You lovely lot will be way ahead of me x

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😘 Stay cool!

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We'll see! When are you going to the expo? I'm doomed to go on Saturday, so I'll go as early as possible.

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Travelling down on Friday but as I want to spend a bit of time at expo then going Saturday morning. Aiming to get there shortly after it opens - so hopefully it won’t be too busy lol. Good luck x

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Good luck to you too!

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I don’t envy you entering into the fray, a sea of humanity. 😱 there were 28 runners in my marathon 😁

Mind you, the level of faffidge is probably the same 😬

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Judging by the mania in the very nice FB training group, London probably has some more faffage. ;-)

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I'm starting to be intrigued by this group, may have to join!

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Ugh, there's a 'motivational' picture of Ryan Gosling saying "Hey Girl!"...

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That doesn't sound right, but I've been out most of the day. Was it the group "London Marathon Training & Support" set up by the Cheesecake Runner?

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That's the one! It's really only a jokey motivational pic though :)

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I’m part of that group - just renamed London Marathon Training & Support. I love it as a newbie. Lots of advice and funny discussion #minjury

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Hopefully it won't happen to us!

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Definately lol

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Dunno 🤷‍♀️I don’t go there as it’s too crowded 😁

I like my local half marathon where I can literally get out of bed, walk down the road and run. Marvellous 😃

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I like that about Brighton, I don't have to worry so much about forgetting something :)

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I forgot my entire bag once 😁😖

What a dope I managed 🤷‍♀️

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On Sunday I was talking to a woman who'd forgotten her shoes :O Luckily she had her trail shoes in the boot of her car!

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Phew 👍. Mind you I bet there was a shoe stall or three at Brighton 😃

I got a fab pair of bargain peregrines at a local race. Mind you I had no money on me 🤷‍♀️ so had to be subbed

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Well after Sundays duathlon in Leeds I thought it better to have a quiet restfull week. So Monday went out for a practice on my race bike followed that same evening with a training session with my local Tri Club. But I have now s l o w e d down I promise.

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