MBNA Chester Marathon 2013

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20/10/2012 at 20:51
I'm in again, did my debut here in 2011 and also London and Chester this year ... Third time lucky (couldn't beat my London PB despite perfect weather conditions). Unfinished business? Too right! Probably need to reduce mileage to improve next year ... Easier said than done when you love to run!
02/11/2012 at 11:07
I'll probably be back for more- unless I get seduced by Abingdon's flatness!
Edited: 02/11/2012 at 11:08
02/11/2012 at 11:46

Might well join you lot next year at Chester - it sounds as though it was awesome race with some brilliant organistion

02/11/2012 at 13:18
HeOw wrote (see)

Plan is - RUN EVERYFINK AT MARATHON RACE PACE of 4:57m/m.  How hard can that be?  130 miles a week.  15 mile Tempos faster obviously.  All fueled by Cadbury's Boosts, Flat Coke and a dash of Lance Armstrong's milk from his fridge. Bob's yer Uncle and Fanny's ya Aunt.  Cannae wait, my plan is a classic and simple one.  Can't go wrong... 

There's something in this I'm a bit slower so I'll build up slowly, one lap at 4:57m/m this week, two next week, three the week after. Then that's about 47 laps at 4:57m/m pace before taper. Yeah, that's my plan, how hard can it be? Now, where can I get some of Lance's milk and red eggs*

 

*Allegedly. Nothing has been proven.

08/11/2012 at 18:05

Date just been confirmed 6th October...

Bring it on !

21/11/2012 at 20:23
Quiet on here....
21/11/2012 at 20:33

I did this and loved it!! Did sing aloud all the way for about the last 4 miles! but fingers crossed will be back next year!

21/11/2012 at 20:42

will be doing this again

21/11/2012 at 21:07
Already training!
22/11/2012 at 20:07

i am now in training for spenbrough 20 muler in March in west Yorkshire and maybe Blackpool marathon 4 weeks after that

acp
22/11/2012 at 21:16

You're always training Jason! I'm surprised you find the time to come on here at all in between training and racing!

I'm fed up because I think I have (self-diagnosed) hip bursitis and am having to rest! I don't think my body agreed with all the speedwork I was doing to improve on my 10k PB so I'm having to rethink my training strategy. Hope to be ready to get back to some kind of training by next weekend. Fingers crossed!

22/11/2012 at 21:43
Did Conwy half on Sunday, 300 metres climbing on 3 miles. Awesome race. Anyone in new mills area doing famous grouse on sun ?
23/11/2012 at 17:44

acp- hope the hip issue clears up soon....

Sir John- well done on the half

compo- good luck with the training

23/11/2012 at 19:14

SJaL - I also ran the Conway half - great course & mostly flat except that little 2.5 mile climb around the Orme.  Who said Chester was hilly

A quick heads up to say that we are opening the 2013 marathon (race date 6th October) for entries on Monday 3rd December with no price increase for those who enter before the end of January.

Next race for me is the Stockport 10 on 9th Dec - a couple of interesting hills in that one.   For someone who doesn't like hills I certainly choose some odd races ... Snowdonia Marathon, Conway 1/2 & Stockport 10, then getting flatter in the new year with 4 Villages Half

 

23/11/2012 at 21:00
Chris- best of luck with Stockport. Might see you next year- tempted by the promise of speed of Abingdon, but I do love your race and the city..... Do you know whether the race will be hosting the Welsh Masters Champs again? That may well influence me
23/11/2012 at 21:30
Hi folks, sorry for my absence of late, I lost myob 3 weeks ago, so have been on a bit of a downer! Running is keeping me sane though, or as Santa's I have ever been.......
23/11/2012 at 21:39
Scott as I said on other block good luck
23/11/2012 at 22:06
Scott- there you are!
24/11/2012 at 07:34
Anyone who has not done stk 10 enter next year. Great race and there promises to be something very special at the start this year
24/11/2012 at 12:46
Nothing like a morning track session to blow away the cobwebs 1m warm up, 5k with 20 secs recovery after mile 1 and mile 2 (hard and hurt!) and 1 m warm down. 5k was in 17.33- happy I could have held that in a race, which would have given me a shiny new PB. More slow miles later

Have a great day everyone- don't get blown away or washed away!!!
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