Dublin Marathon 2006

Sure it's gonna be grand!

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08/11/2005 at 15:48
Ice and a slice?

That treadmill is very good value Giller. What make is it and are you sure it's 18kph and not 16kph? 18 sounds high for a 2hp motor.

I found a 2006 model 20kph/7.5hp one on eBay but including delivery (from Germany) it's about £1,200.

Oh, I do love a bargain.

08/11/2005 at 15:53
SJ it's a Discovery TM 3001 - found a description here:

Discovery TM 3001

Don't think the top speed would ever be an issue for me!!

08/11/2005 at 15:57
Treadmill rather than the elements?

Is this the same SJ who gave me a virtual rocket when I wanted to duck out of a 6 miler way back in Sept and teh wind was blowing the rain sideways?!

Pah! Skin is waterproof isn't it???!
08/11/2005 at 15:59
amadeus I don't mind the elements but it's the dark nights I don't like. Also there are roadworks all around me and it's a real pain - not to mention dangerous.
08/11/2005 at 16:03
Now then Amadeus, steady on. Let's not quote out of context.

Had you said you wanted to do your six miles indoors as opposed to out I wouldn't have said a thing.

If memory serves, you were talking about crying off altogether which is a totally different proposition.

Besides, I need somewhere to hang the clothes Mrs SJ* doesn't wear any more but won't throw out, "just in case".


* Stood in front of a wardrobe packed full of clothes she regularly proclaims "I've got nothing to wear".
gingerfurball    pirate
08/11/2005 at 16:03
I remember that Amadeus...SJ gave you short shift and told you to get out in the elements!!...one rule for one...(see these famous people)
08/11/2005 at 16:12
btw, SJ, did the lovely Mrs SJ get shoe shopping in Dublin?

I quite like the idea of a home threadmill too. I don't mind the weather but the neighbours will think I'm even stranger than I really am if they see me heading off in tights and a tea cosy on my head at 2am ...

I also need a turbo trainer to mount my bike on for cycling training and at somestage to install a swimming pool in the back year. If you think running is an expensive business, try triathlons.
08/11/2005 at 16:28
How will you cope with the boredom of treadmill running?
On the couple of occasions I've been forced to use them while away on business I've been bored rigid after 5 minutes. Give me the trafic and roadwork hazards anyday.
(Knowing my luck I'll get hit by a juggernaut tonight for saying that.)
08/11/2005 at 16:33
yeah = yard - of course!
gingerfurball    pirate
08/11/2005 at 16:48
Don't worry Jo...we don't mind you spelling mistakes cos we know how smart you really are!!

Checked out the tris this year at triathlonireland and we can't even get to Lough Neagh this year which is a real bummer. Blinking work schedule!
08/11/2005 at 17:16
I was quoting out of context, but why let the facts get in the way of a good rant?!

I like the idea of a treadmill but they are bloody expensive, take up a lot of room and I have a feeling that they would end up like my excercise bike (loved but unused). Besides I always feel like a hamster when I'm on one.
08/11/2005 at 17:27
Amadeus/GFB -

Just got back from a 10 mile run. In the rain, you'll be glad to hear. So there.

Jo -

Yes, thanks. Didn't buy anything though. It was looking close at one stage in Brown Thomas but I pretended to feel sick when I saw and prices and we beat a hasty retreat.

Do people really buy things that don't have price tags or is it a cse of "If you have to ask..."

Ferret Master -

It really doesn't bother me. I normally selct a programme that gives variety, put some tunes on and get on with it. Maybe I was a hamster in a former life?


I told Mrs SJ I was thinking of taking these up a few years back. She got really excited. I think she got them confused with threesomes.

SJ ;)
08/11/2005 at 17:29
By the way, typographical errors in previous post down to frozen fingers.

I've temporarily misplaced my magicians gloves.

08/11/2005 at 17:33
I have a real soft spot for the lingerie and shoes in BT. Not something I can indulge in everyday but a treat worth waiting for. I have no shame and march straight up and ask the price. If they're completely outrageous I'll try them on, humm and hah for a while to drive the snooty assistant nuts and then leave.
gingerfurball    pirate
08/11/2005 at 17:34
I don't even know where my training gear is!

Glad to hear you're made of tough stuff SJ!!

There was a girl at our clinic yesterday (a local runner) who was chatting to me about the race and complimenting yourself SJ and I said..." I KNOW him!!"...I then had to explain that "know" was actually a "cyber know"...if you know what I mean...funny isn't it!!
08/11/2005 at 17:34
I've stolen your gloves in the hope that their magic will rub off on me. Congrats on teh 10 miler. How do you feel after it?
08/11/2005 at 17:38
I met the current quasi-bf on these forums. When people ask us where we met there is always the awkward silence and we say "through running". I suppose I should really embarass him and say he was an internet mail-order-male <ya see what I did there 2'male's in on sentence>
gingerfurball    pirate
08/11/2005 at 17:40
...hmmmm...explain "quasi-bf"
08/11/2005 at 17:43
who, commitment-phobe - me??????
08/11/2005 at 17:54
Ok - running advice sought again - so apologies for any slagging SJ ;)

I did Dublin in 4:23, which was more or less exactly as predicted by teh calculators, based on the bulk of my training runs. I was however totally gutted as I know I can go faster. The poor time was down (I think) to two things:
(1) Poor prep - nephews 21st two days before race threw carb loading and propoer sleeping out the window
(2) Poor refuelling during the race - I didn't "hit the wall" but I did bump gently along it, light headed and no energy from 19 - 24 miles slowed me right down, from 9 m/m average to the 4:23 finish time.

At the end of my training I was easily going sub 8:30 on longish runs and I covered the first half of Dublin in under 2 hours so I know I can improve, so targets are now:

(1) Paris in April in sub 4:00
(2) Dublin in Oct in sub 3:30

Soooo, advice needed - does anyone have any really good schedules that they reccomened for those times? I can only run five days per week but am open to ideas beyond that. Any other generic training advice? Apart from picking my feet off the ground how can I build the speed?

Thanks in advance as always!
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