Abingdon Marathon 2013

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15/06/2013 at 20:23

Wow Keir, 60 - 75 miles per week is impressive and not even on a marathon schedule! I'm currently doing 45 - 50 as I've being doing a lot of 10k races but ready to take it further, this will be my first marathon

16/06/2013 at 08:50
Nonstick wrote (see)

Starting my marathon traing this schedule on Monday, can't believe it has come round so quick, anyone else starting soon?

Yep, the LSR build up started last Thu with a hard and VERYwet 16 miler-what a way to spend my birthday!!!

Having not run a marathon for a couple of years, I'm kinda dreading the 20+ miles training runs 

16/06/2013 at 12:19

Got second edition advanced marathoning book today for fathers day present, now which schedule to do, probably be the 17 week 55-75 mile schedule as this looks about right for me. This has 4 20+ mile runs so I am like The Bus in not looking forward to these, need to find a nice route

16/06/2013 at 12:27
It's much nicer doing your long runs during the summer months.
It's generally a lot more miserable training for a spring marathon where it's usually freezing cold, wet and dark at 5 pm. I lime the fact that I can run more varied routes in the summer as the trails are not too muddy.
16/06/2013 at 13:07

Hey folks, crashing the thread, looking forwards to this as my first full mara, 1 week of training down so far.

18/06/2013 at 07:00

Going for my first run today.  2 mins running with 1 min walk breaks between. It's progress but kind of depressing at the same time.  My last run was 20 miles back at the end of Feb!  I have 4 months to race day. It's going to be tight.

Hope everyone else is well and those who are looking for places are starting to get them.

18/06/2013 at 13:29

PipG, if your doing the Abingdon marathon then this is just under 18 weeks unless I've got my maths wrong? I'm supposed to start next week based on my 17 week schedule but I think I'll do the first week twice or a slightly cut down version, I've been running 45 - 50+ for the last few months anyway. 9 mile run tonight with 4 miles at half marathon pace.

18/06/2013 at 13:33

Week 1 of 19 @ 41 miles last week, week 2 this week - But that includes the race week being one of them

18/06/2013 at 13:51

Tried a very slow 5km yesterday but my calf tightened up horribly halfway through - clearly the torn muscle is not yet up to running - and walked 2km back home. Limping around today and wondering what my chances are of making it to the start line.

I hope everyone else is getting off to a better start than me!



18/06/2013 at 15:12

18 weeks doesnt feel that long to go from 0 - marathon, especially given that I would want to do 3 or 4 20 miles in that time.  I think it's doable, maybe, if i dont have any set backs.  I am pondering San Sebastian at the end of Nov as a back up plan.  That would be more $$$ than doing Abingdon though!

18/06/2013 at 19:26

My schedule IS 18 weeks doh! Starts at week 17 but is 18 weeks in total so officially started yesterday, good job that was a rest day.

18/06/2013 at 23:48

9 miles done, 4 at tempo pace but messed it up by running far too fast, hopefully a learning exercise done and I'll  get it right next time

22/06/2013 at 16:31

Nearly finished week one, 5 miles recovery run today then 15 miles tomorrow, should make 54 miles, how's everyone else doing?

22/06/2013 at 17:25

Hi Folks,

Doing Abingdon & then Snowdon 2 weeks later.

In two minds whether to race Abingdon and do Snowdon for the scenery, or use Abingdon as a last long run for Snowdon. TBH, probably the latter. I entered Abingdon to see what I can do on a flat course. Then remembered why I don't know. I prefer off road & hills! been doing pre-training training for the last month, training proper starts Monday.......

22/06/2013 at 17:44

3 today, 14 tomorrow - just trying to slow most of the miles to between 7.20 - 7.40

22/06/2013 at 22:05

Broadly following a P+D 18 week schedule here too, but I've also got the Thunder Run 24 hour race in 5 weeks so not sticking to the plan completely. Decent first week though and got 17 planned for tomorrow which will give me 72 for the week. I messed up my LT session on Tuesday too, also by running too fast. Ended up splitting it into 2 x 2 mile efforts, so need to make sure I get that right next time.

Edited: 22/06/2013 at 22:06
22/06/2013 at 22:17

LS21, wow, 72, my schedule peaks at 70, what time you aiming for?

Edited: 22/06/2013 at 22:19
23/06/2013 at 00:25

LS21- are you doing the TR24 solo or in a team?

23/06/2013 at 09:07

Team of 5 again this year. This will be my 4th Thunder Run this year. In 2010 I ran in a pair, and then I've been in a team of 5 every year since then. So I'm basically doing a fast 10k every 3 hours or so. I normally get 7 laps in (70k), hence my training being based on P+D but not 100% sticking to the plan (e.g. - next week I'll probably do 25-30 miles on Sunday split across 3 or 4 runs, rather than a standard LSR).

Nonstick - not sure yet TBH! I ran 2'53'03 at Abingdon last year, and my PB is 2'49'08 from VLM 2011. So anything between 2'50 and 2'55 I think. But I'll just put the training in and see where I am at the end of September, and see what I think is realistic based on that.

23/06/2013 at 12:37

Crikey - 72 miles pw? phew.

14 this monring on trail at 7.30m/m. Bit too fast but held it together

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