There will be plenty of folks of extremely varied paces. I'll be trending towards the slower side myself.
I've only done 2 marathons...and in both of them I asked myself what the hell I was doing. Hopefully I'll be "well" enough to enjoy the beer afterwards. To me the best part of running is when I stop and drink cold beer.
Hi Tanya! I just read your blog about your bet with JK - congrats on the win! Both of you are ridiculously fast...is there ANY slow people running the Flying Monkey? (besides me)
"You can't untrain for Monkey" - bdub
I've not done any to date. I'm already asking myself what the hell I'm doing.
Looking forward to meeting up!
My sister had 3 kids - but the first 2 were twins. She said after the twins, having just one seemed easier. Maybe doing the Flying Monkey as your first one will make all the other ones easier. You may be doing this the right way.
I was hoping for 3:30 marathon pace on a less challenging course this year, but right now, I'm hoping to be back to 4 hour marathon shape by Monkey... Monkey may be a painful 4 1/2 hours for me.
Ok...I think maybe I should stop asking. I don't know if I can handle the truth.
My goal for my first marathon...and my second marathon...was to break 4 hours. I did CMM in 4:24, then the Marine Corps Marathon in 4:15. For this one I'd like to not be last...and to be able to drink beer when I finish.
Have you ran the Monkey before?
You just never run the races that I run. You run the weird random races. Are you running the Classic?
Oh and...how is your finger?
You don't look familiar - is your avatar a recent picture? I've met Candice, House, and Trent briefly on training runs. I live in Manchester, so you probably don't know me.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
England is a long drive. Do you car pool?
Isn't there a Striders this weekend? Will you be there? Will we have tea and crumpets?
For this one I'd like to not be last.
i find the sunshine beckons me to open up the gate and dream and dream ~~robbie williams
Oh Mighty Wing
no worries, mate. i plan to be the last monkeythonner on the course, and i shall let no one take this honour from me. at least - not without a fight.
In your pic - is that an electronic musical device you're wearing? I started a "virtual" riot on the Striders board before I did my first marathon (back in 2007) by simply asking if ipods were allowed. It's not a big deal to me, but some people are extremely emotional about it.
50,000 Miles Later