Daz - I cant commit to anything at the moment, sorry..I also think it is white peak that weekend
SARQ - I will post the leads out today as I am not at yoga tonight
JMC - I've PMd you the M6s' email addyhaving said that, it might be out of date, cos they haven't replied to my last one...
clairster - no probs, there are bound to be clashes with other events - there's also the Old County Tops fell race - plus it's the last weekend of the footy season!
Laid low with manflu at the moment - will give me chance to solve JMC's differential equation.
As for PPP, I don't need to laugh at myself when I'm surrounded by the clowns on here.
At least the thread appears to have sprung back into life.
THE tale of the leads continues....Clairster, OK that's great I won't look out for them behing the pot tonight then.
I'll give everyone on here an update of out thrilling 'Garmin lead' saga as I'm sure they'll be dying to find out if I get the leads or not.
Jonah I may be at the track tonight , although depends if I can finish in time Garmin/Oil???
Sun 13 Jan - Manchester Area XC - Boggart Hole - RB, PPP, BB Sun 13 Jan - Lamb's Longer Leg FR (Hayfield) - Daz Sat 19 Jan - The Hebden - Daz Sun 20 Jan - 4 Villages Half - GBM, SARQ, Poacher, BB, PPP, BT, RC, Jonah8, JMC, FOAR, TB, RB, BHB Sat 26 Jan - Northern XC champs - NISat 26 Jan - Kinder Trial - Daz Sun 10 Feb- Manchester Area XC - Woodbank - BB, NI, RB Sun 17 Feb - Wrexham Village Bakery Half - Daz, BB, mort, GBM, RB, ES Sat 23 Feb - National XC champs - NI, RB Sun 03 Mar - High Legh 10k - RB, BB Sat 09 Mar - Grindleford Gallop - ES, GBM, BB, Jonah, FOAR, TB, MH, Kwaka!Sat 09 Mar - Haworth Hobble - Daz Sat 09 Mar - Dambuster Euro qualifier Duathlon - SARQ Sun 10 Mar - Trafford 10k – NI Sun 10 Mar - Cambridge Half - RC Sun 17 Mar - Oulton Park Euro qualifier Duathlon - SARQ Sun 24 Mar - Wilmslow Half Marathon - BB, NI, FOAR, RB, BHB, Kwaka! Mon 15 Apr - Boston Marathon - Jonah, FOAR, BB Sun 21 Apr - London Marathon - GBM, FOAR, MH, RB, RC, Kwaka, ST, TB Sun 28 Apr - Manchester Marathon - ES, Jonah, mort, Kwaka, ST, UB Sun 05 May - Richmond Park Marathon - NI Sun 12 May - Chester Half - MttbFri/Sat 17/18 May - Daz's BG - Daz, GBM,Sat 01 Jun - Notts world qualifier Tri - SARQ Sat 07 Sep - Bullock Smithy Hike - UB, GBM,JonahSun 29 Sep - Berlin Marathon - Mttb Sun 20 Oct - Yorkshire Marathon - UB, Jonah, RC
SARQ- Tough session, cheers for dragging me round
Meeting at Rose Hill Saturday morning at 8 o'clock, 14 on the MW, all welcome.
J8, not half and the ride home wasn't made much easier, cheers for the Garmin, I'll have to figure it out somehow.
Tuesday/Thursday marathon training sessions.
For a number of reasons the group that attend track on Tuesdays and Thursdays is no longer as big or as consistent as it was. However there are still 4 or 5 of us (Kev, Matt, Big Phil, Martin) that attend quite regularly, that are all planning on running Manchester Marathon and are all of a similar pace.
For this reason I am proposing an alternative Tues/Thursday schedule that is more orientated towards those training for a spring marathon and thus more suitable for the regular Tues/Thurs attendees.
I have pinched this from this book http://www.amazon.com/Hansons-Marathon-Method-Renegade-Fastest/dp/1934030856 which is the approach/schedule I am following this year.
The general thrust of the schedule is that you reduce the length of your longer runs slightly but do them at the end of quite a hard weeks training and specifically one or two days after a longish tempo run, thus simulating the effect of running the second half of a marathon.
The Tuesday sessions start off with 7 weeks of speed sessions which then convert to speed endurance. The Thursday sessions are all tempo runs which will be run at marathon pace (6:20 to 6:30), with the distance gradually increasing up to 10miles. As we get closer to April the Thursday sessions are going to take longer than an hour but I suggest we still start at 7 and just get back a bit later.
It would be good if we could get a few more people to participate.
I'll try to post the sessions here but they are in a table so it could go pear shaped.
Proposed Tuesday/Thursday schedule for sub 3 London/Manchester marathon group
Weeks to Manchester marathon
Aim of session
12 x 400
6 mile tempo
8 x 600
6 x 800
5 x 1k
7 mile tempo
4 x 1200
3 x 1600
8 mile tempo
6 x 1 mile
4 x 1.5 mile
3 x 2 mile
9 mile tempo
2 x 3 mile
10 mile tempo
Easy 5 mile
Session distances include 1.5 mile warm up and down
Well thats pants
The sessions don't look too dis similar to what me, UB, GBM and FOAR have been doing for the last 12 months
Tuesday sessions start at 10 miles and peak at 15 miles, on the MW.
Thursday sessions on the track range from 1 mile reps, 2 miles reps, 22 laps fast,slow and shorter stuff nearer the marathon.
Last nights session worked out at 8 miles including a couple of warm up cool down miles which avg over all 6.45min/mile so not a bad session.
That's a good idea JMC. I may join some of these, especially if I have a good 4V and decide to run a marathon. I'd like to get back to the track and train as a group - it's hard work trying to do 10 mile tempos at that pace on your own.
PPP, my 10 mile tempo route is quite hilly and run at about that pace. Georges Rd, Didsbury Rd and the cheap part of the Heatons past Sunnybank. As you have been stalking me you will know I try to do these from work on Tuesday and Thursday. Won't be doing these next week as I am in London most of it.
PPP - Tempo runs would not be round the track, we would just meet there, we could include some tempo/hills, eg the St Mary's Way and NZ rd loop or possibly replace the speed endurance sessions with some hill reps.
J8 - really need the speed sessions to be on the Tue and the tempo's on the Thur so that people are going into long runs at the weekend with quite tired legs. A 8 to 10 mile tempo is going to be harder on your legs than the speed sessions. That is the whole point of the schedule
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