Brighton Marathon 2015

here we go again

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25/01/2015 at 11:11

My Tuesday speed sessions are now to be replaced with Tuesday hill sessions for the next three weeks.  I shall do these on the treadmill like I did the speed sessions.  anyone know the theory behind hill sessions?  They make you stronger right, but what is the by product of that regards marathon running?  do they help you last longer, do they make you quicker.  Have never done hill sessions before and I have traditionally done poor times when taking part in the west sussex fun run league races.... Normally five miles up into the downs and back.  I guess it favours the lean runners.

well done on the weight loss robert.  I am 75kg but would like to get down to 70kg by race day, so 11lb to lose in 11 weeks.  I think that is a steady enough weight loss, more than a lb a week might be a little risky.

25/01/2015 at 14:11
First ever run at half marathon distance today completed in 1hr42 felt good but it's just another reminder just how far the full marathon is fingers crossed for continued progress with training
25/01/2015 at 20:24
Wenterrapin great minds and all that on marathon choices, keeping an eye out for entry to open for Valencia.
Rob great confidence building long run!! Sure your 3:45 is well within sight with progress like that.
10m steady for me today, nice to feel that my fitness is improving and mileage is creeping up.
26/01/2015 at 13:00

Some great training going on! I did a very unusual 23.3km / 14.6miles yesterday. Just went out for a planned half and ended up doing a bit more. It was a lovely morning in Richmond Park, if not a bit cold and dark when I got there at 06:00.

Have a great week all.

Someone was asking about a marathon in the South East, I did the Thames Meander last Nov. Kingston - Putney and back along the river. It was a nice race.

26/01/2015 at 13:35

06:00  you nutter SAFER!

26/01/2015 at 20:38

Wenterrapin: Yep, you are not the first to say that to me! On the plus side there was no one else there to get in the way.

Edited: 26/01/2015 at 20:39
27/01/2015 at 09:04

SAFER, earliest I can run is when it gets light. I used to go for silly early mornings but found myself getting even more tired.

27/01/2015 at 12:51

I can do early morning runs if they're short - 2 to 4 miles but I need more time to work up the enthusiasm if I'm going further.

27/01/2015 at 13:28

Things seem to be picking up after struggling in the earlier part of the month. Ran a 10km on Sunday with a friend who is faster than me (but recovering from illness) and got round in 56 minutes despite a heavy workload last week and partying till 5 Saturday morning... 8 hilly miles after work last night, Averaging 10 1/2 minute miles at quite a low HR. Off work tomorrow and planning a minimum of 12 miles off road. Got my mojo back and feel to be nicely fit.

After running with a friend and seeing how hard it pushed me I'm thinking of finally joining a running club to see how that brings me on

Edited: 27/01/2015 at 13:29
27/01/2015 at 13:59

andyp same here... even at the weekend it took me a few hours to get the courage to do 18 miles.

2wheels well done. nice 10k! lots of people recommend joining a club. I would do if i had the time (or consistant evenings free)

12 miles for me today. I feel knackered now.

27/01/2015 at 14:10

I would like to join a club but the one I know is Tuesday meets and whilst I am mara training I need to stick to my schedule which is intervals (speed or hill) on tuesdays.  Perhaps after the marathon

Yesterday at 12:52

One of the resons I get up supper early is that with 3 kids and a wife to factor into my Sunday I need to get back in decent time to spend the rest of the day with the family. One of the "agreements" is that my running does not impact family life too much.

I do agree though it takes all my willpower to get up on a cold, dark, wet Sunday morning when most of the neighbourhood is still asleep.

Yesterday at 13:56

wenterrapin - 18 miles then a 12 - no wonder you're feeling it.  Great effort.

2wheels - I'm the same when I run with my son (22)  he tends to pace me to a faster run.  I'm going back to a club I was in previously before work took me everywhere.  I agree there's a benefit and it should help your overall speed.

Rob - If the club evening involves a track session, maybe you could do your intervals there?

Yesterday at 14:35

Was supposed to be my first hill session (on treadmill) yesterday but didn't feel good and just stopped when I was just 500m into the warm up mile.  Over did the sport on Monday playing tennis, 1.5 hours of squash as well as a 4mile run all the day after I did a 15 mile run which included a 10 mile and HM PB.  I think it was wise, felt like I could have struggled through the session but that it would do me more damage than good.  So I did it today at lunch:  1.5k jog, then 10 x (2 mins uphill followed by 2 min jog).  Incline varied between 5% and 8%.  Speed was down to about 9:30 minute miles on average.  Was tough but fair.  Anyone else done hill sessions on a treadmill?  What inclines/times/speeds?

Yesterday at 15:33

I think it was last weeks 10miles (with 5 at LT pace) and then 11 miles followed by 18 miles and 12. just does not seem to be enough recovery time for my aging body....

looking at the plan it gets harder as well

Today at 01:56

An 8 and a 5 so far this week both done on the treadmill may do another 5 today then as we have the Longleat 10k on Sunday may be just 10 on Friday

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