Will I ever be as fast as normal people?

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Will I ever be as fast as normal people?

     I'm going to do the Shakespeare Marathon in Stratford-on-Avon in April '09 (maybe, but I am not sure yet if I am 'fast' enough for them to let me do the 2nd half). I'm currently down in Australia until March '09 (where I seem to be running even slower than normal). I was always slow, and then in 2005 I had an awful accident, and I'm now 'blind' and disabled. I ran FLM '08 in 6:45.  But there were some people behind me, I wasn't last! I will get faster (I hope!).

 

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Running is stupid. Why do we ...

I did a very long, very slow, very hilly, very hot, 12.6 miler this morning. I loved the first half, but for the 2nd half I was just wondering why on Earth I was doing it.

Nervous (again!).

Like last week, I am only posting to say how nervous I am about tomorrow. It will be 12.6 miles (two loops I have done often before, with a brief pause at home in between, to re-fill my water bottle). It should take me well over 2.5 hours. I will not ai...

Yeuch.

I just went out for a thoroughly grotty run. First of all, the pavement paths were horribly full, and I couldn't see to cross the main road, because of lots of buses. So I decided to go for the 'easy, cross no main roads' route, to my right. But all the...

Yet again - ouch! (But differ...

Gosh, I'm knackered! This morning I did the 'Friendship' 11k race in Kings Park. It was a up-and-downy 2 lapper, which I did in 11.5 min/mile. But it hurt. My right foot hurt, and I assumed I'd have a blister, but I don't (though I still have a very sor...

Well, slower than yesterday, ...

I did a 5-ish mile run this morning (well, 4.71, if you want to be precise). It was NEW to me, and hilly (as normal round here). I didn't go as fast as yesterday, but I was still under 12.25 min/miles, so Nervous though: I have an 11km race tomorrow mo...

Woo! I enjoyed that :-)

I just did 2.5 (hilly!) miles, with my Ozzie friend, at a little under 12 minute miles :-) I used to do loads of sub-12's at home, but I've done very few here in Oz. I find it a little worrying that so many of you seem to think I should only hope for th...

Hmmmmm yet again.

Argh, I'm so knackered! I'm glad we have lots of ice cubes here! I don't know whether I should be proud of myself for running a little over 12 miles, or disappointed that I was so slow. I took 13.2 minutes a mile, which is a lot slower than the 12.25 I ...

A bit nervous.

I have planned a 12 miler for tomorrow morning. I really really really want to know if I can do that distance at the pace I need for the Shakespeare, but I know I should take it easy, as it's a 'long' run for me now. But I want to know! Plus, I'm scared...

You all say I have to not wor...

I did a 4.88 mile run this morning. My legs felt better than I expected (my quads really hurt yesterday afternoon), but the time was horrific. More than 14 minutes a mile. Yes, I know you lot tell me I mustn't worry about the pace, but... eeeek! It felt...

:-) Race :-)

I did a 10.5k race this morning (which was 3 laps around a 3.5km lake). I took 11.65 minutes a mile. As a result I feel a little bit happier about the possibility of getting around the first half of the Shakespeare fast enough to do the 2nd half. Plu...

Not happy

I went out for a 5.5mile run this morning, but felt desperate for a dump (having already been for one before I left). I had to walk back to a garage, and even then I was too uncomfortable to run. I just don't understand why this happens to me (this was...

:-( Not at all good :-(

I've not had a good running week. :-( I had the sun-burn from Monday. Today I went for my first run (after Monday, in the sun, on the beach). The sunburn hurt (as it goes underneath my bra), but I coped. Just a short run (2.5 miles), which felt OK. Unti...

Another pointless post.

I didn't run today (because I was looking after the kids) BUT Tomorrow morning I'm going to go for an early run (I think the sunburn is well enough now!) and I've entered another race! (Apart from the 10.5km I'm doing this Sunday). It's a 16 miler (that...

Hmm... I can't run because of...

Still not running because of all these sore pink bits. BUT Tonight the running girlies here are coming out for a meal. And my Ozzie friend has suggested a race on Sunday. We'll have the choice of 10.5, 7, or 3.5km. Not sure which to go for... I am fairl...

Oops. And OW!

Yesterday morning we went to the beach. I covered the girls in cream, but I didn't think to put any on myself. Now I'm covered in sunburn I mean covered. Tomorrow is normally a good running day, but this week I'm not sure I dare run at all. I feel lik...

I'm a bad girl

I was planning to run tonight. Hubby went out for an early bike ride this morning, and so I'd got the evening slot. Then I realised there would be something Worth Watching on Australian TV. It was Dr Who. it would be on just when I planned to go out. I...

Hmmmmm some more

I did a new route this morning (well, it was a combination of old routes and a shortcut, to take me to 6 miles). I thought it was going really well, until I got home. Then I realised that the time was a bit slow (12:35 minute miles when I need 12:25). ...

That was fun :-)

I did an early morning run this morning (but not as early as I expected. My friend had said 6am, then had apparently texted me to say 6:15, but I had not had that. So I stood there in the dark, thinking 'Ummm...'). We did a 2.5 mile route, nattering all...

This is probably silly...

My husband was going to do the Paris Marathon, but he has Achilles Tendonitis, so can't. But, not going to France that weekend means that I will be able to do the Kingston Breakfast Run (which is only a few miles from home). There's a 2-lap 16 miler. I...

:-( again

I just went for an 8.4 mile (hilly, of course!) run. it felt fine, but it was too slow to do the marathon.

I don't think yesterday counted

Yesterday morning I set off to do my 5.5 mile route. But after doing less than 2 miles I gave up! My legs hurt too much after Sunday's race, and so I just walked home. It was a nice race, but I didn't know how much it was going to hurt! It's now Tuesda...

Hooray! :-) :-)

Well, that 11km race was a little bit harder than I expected! The first half was easy, along the coast, flat as a pan-cake. Then (eek!) the second half went up a hill. A serious hill (with a few uppy-downy bits, but most of it was UP). Some bloke coming...

OK, maybe I WILL try for it.

I just did 5.5 (hilly!) miles, at my fastest time yet. It was under 12 minutes a mile. That's the fastest time I've yet managed for that route (by a couple of minutes!). I'm a bit happy. Got to rush off and take a shower. The girls apparently have to ...

:-(

I just did a regular 2.5 mile route, but I was only doing 12.4 minutes a mile. I need 12.25 minute miles to do the marathon. i really don't think I can do it. I give up.