Brighton Marathon 2014

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21/07/2013 at 15:14

Hello all

Some great running going on!

I haven't managed an LSR for two weeks, last weekend due to rowing in a regatta and this weekend due to feeling blurrghh I have done a couple of weekday runs, so hopefully will be able to catch up with the LSR milage!

Feeling much better today, going to run tomorrow I hope

22/07/2013 at 04:21

all i can say is i must get out for a run today

22/07/2013 at 09:23

It is again going to be terribly hot in Austria this year. Weather forcast is 37 Degree Centigrade this week. Keep on running is like Hell.

I skipped the Smart Coach training plan after three weeks because in the immense heat it is impossible to run at a given pace. I switched back to heartbeat-based training from the book "Advanced Marathoning" which I can highly recommend.

Today 8mi with 10 strides.

23/07/2013 at 03:54

Morning all

well got out for my run yesterday 6 miles in 55 minutes just down loaded it and most of the splits were back in the 8 range so well pleased

23/07/2013 at 09:37

Was suppose to be an interval run today and i was going to be good and do all my runs (if i can) in the morning (school holidays now so i dont have to be a slave to the time ) as long as im in work for 10 oclock!!

We had thunder this morning!!! It knocked out the power!!! Meaning NO TREADMILL!! gggrrr i didnt fancy running in the storm somehow.....still ill have to do it when i get home at 3 .30 hope its not still too warm then ...

Good running going on...

23/07/2013 at 20:20

Well, was still too warm to do an interval run in my sauna of a garage when i finished work, so i swapped it for tomorrows run ,which was 35 mins steady ...i did this outside and i still wilted in the heat ..ran at a 9.44 min mile pace on track and grass so was happy with the time and pace.....thought it was suppose to get cooler after the thunder feels tropical out there ...its lush though ...

24/07/2013 at 03:32

Morning all

Well 10 mile for me yesterday and no it was no cooler after the thunder storm i must say it felt like a struggle and i was expecting the splits to be poor but i have just down loaded them and to my surprise all but two were in the 8’s

I t took me 1:30:35 not the quickest by a long stretch in fact it’s just over 6 minutes slower than it was 6 weeks ago but comparing it to week 12 training for the GNR which is what i trained for this time last year I’m well over 10 minutes quicker

24/07/2013 at 18:58

Yea managed to get my interval run done on the dreadmill this morning!! Garage was fairly cool as i was running at 8 oclock!!!

I ran speeds of 7.5mph woo hoo and felt ok...

Ive worked out i would like to run at 7mph for my marathon which i think works at a pace of 8.40???

So Mr Toby your job for the bristol half is to drag me round at that pace if possible please thank you just praying for a nice cool morning that day....

25/07/2013 at 03:52

8:40 pace it is we’re have to get together for a practise run let me know when’s a good time for you

25/07/2013 at 06:03

Morning all! Good running Yvonne got up at 5 today to get my 3 miles per the plan in this morning was hoping for 9 min miles but legs were tired as was I. Run took 26.40 and splits were 930, 854 and 811 happy with that and average of 851. Off to the gym tonight for some cycling as I feel I need to build up my leg strength with some cross training. 

25/07/2013 at 07:48

Tillstar your running body sounds like mine its a bit slower for the first mile but after that it gets the hang of it and speeds up!! Really should do a warm up like i do before a running race, but i normally ,when training, just let that first mile be my warm up!!

Toby any weekend suits me for a practice run at that pace ...well i say any weekend normally a saturday is best or a sunday when im not working which is every other.... (i know its complicated)....i can come to you or you to me i dont mind ...

26/07/2013 at 04:16

 Well I’m on holiday now for a week well i say holiday i have a first aid refresher course Monday and Tuesday so they have to give me Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night off so i booked Wednesday and Thursday as holiday so if you want to come down this weekend that will be great or we could come up to you next weekend

26/07/2013 at 08:41

Morning all, we will reach 39 Degrees Centigrade this weekend and I have to run at 29 Degrees even when I run early morning or late evening because temperatures do not drop below 24 Degrees Centigrade during the night.

After the terrible summer last year I did not expect that we have a even hotter summer this year! Running at a given heart rate is better to handle in the heat than running at a given pace. Today rest day, tomorrow 21k with 13k Marathon heart rate between 137 and 149 bpm.

Take care!

27/07/2013 at 09:02

Morning all! 8 miles for me this morning.  It was one of those runs where your legs scream at you to stop and you have to rely on the voice in your head that says you came out to do 8 miles and you are not going home until you do them so quit moaning and push harder wasnt expecting great results but just downloaded from Garmin (new one after old faithful died) and all the miles were in the 9s and averaged 9.21 pace so i am very happy with that.  To think a few weeks ago i struggled to do 2 miles in the 10s.  Just goes to show what determination can achieve.  Happy running everyone

27/07/2013 at 13:12

Good running Tillstar if you keep that pace up and get quicker youll be on for a sub 4 hour marathon!!!

I had 6 miles to do today,was up and out early as im getting use to that now, average pace of 9:35 which was up hill and down dale as i call it ....

27/07/2013 at 15:34

Thanks Yvonne that would be a dream come true but for now it's just a case of working hard and I will see what pace I am heading for when I do my autumn half marathon. I just want to work as hard as I can because I enjoy it and I want to look back and know I did my best well done on your run

28/07/2013 at 09:32

Tillstar what half are you doing? youve probably said but i have a brain like a sieve!!

Im doing the usuall madness of 3 in a few weeks ,last year me and toby and poohbear embarked on a running fortnight on 3 consequetive sundays!! was fun we did bristol cricklade and swindon halfs....doing it again this year but bristol is at its usual time of year so i think its 3 halfs in 5 weeks

28/07/2013 at 12:09

That is madness but I'm sure you three will manage it with ease I'm entered for quite a few but not doing them all. Have settled for Basingstoke in early October and of course Brighton in February. Also have the great south run in October. At the gym now, my legs are wondering what's happened lol 

28/07/2013 at 12:50

Afternoon all

Tillstar good running 15 miles for me Friday ran up to the running shop as i need new running shoes gone for a pair of brooks tried i different running shop this time and as it was up buy were Poohbear works dropped them off on the way home and then carried on

28/07/2013 at 17:06

Toby i changed to brooks from asics, was the best change i ever did .....IMHO they are the dogs danglies!!!

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