MBNA Chester Marathon 2013

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14/06/2013 at 14:44

Hello Trilla and welcome. Hopefully weather will be a bit cooler at Chester...last year it was pretty much perfect.

14/06/2013 at 20:31

I had a morning off this morning as my legs were still a bit sore. loosened up nicely tonight though for a good session! I was lucky to have company for a tempo session on the track- I find tempo runs the hardest to run solo! The plan was to run 30 mins at around half mara pace, followed by 10x 400 at 10k pace with 200 recoveries between. Very happy with the run in the extremely windy conditions as I managed a total of 8.81m in 53.27 (6.04 av) A good place to be in the middle of a series of 90m+ weeks A real confidence booster! 

15/06/2013 at 12:33

Did my long run today, 14 miles. I felt quite tired this morning but started to feel ok after about an hour and finished the run a bit quicker which I was pleased with.

Now I'm finished one of my quads are really sore, I hope I haven't injured myself by running on tired legs. 

Just heading to the Lake District now for a weekend camping in a teepee 

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

15/06/2013 at 17:11

Sounds like everybody's training is going well. 

Did my long run too today, shorter one for the month, 13 miles, set off at target MP but ended up 10 secs/mile quicker, felt strong until the hill a mile from home. Back to longer and slower next week, look for 17-18.

15/06/2013 at 17:45

Hello everyone,

I'm doing Chester as my first marathon... quite excited actually.  I'm just doing it as a personal challenge so no real time target other than not to get picked up by the sweeper van, haha (I think it's a six hour cutoff isn't it?).  I've just started a sixteen week training plan (a week early so I can do something different the week of my local 10k in September).  Looking forward to it...

15/06/2013 at 19:13

Hello Ice Queen, and welcome. What plan you following?

I ran 17mi this morning with 8@MP....pretty hard it was, and really quite wet.

15/06/2013 at 19:39

Hi all, starting off my 16 week plan from Monday so last shorter long run tomorrow morning. Not done Chester before but hear great things so looking forward to it.

15/06/2013 at 19:47

Ice Queen and doc Pete- Hi and welcome aboard


15/06/2013 at 20:22

JD just watching the re,run of snowdonia 2012,there you was again second time this week lol born to run ,now snowdonia=filmstar.

15/06/2013 at 20:23

ice queen and doc welcome

15/06/2013 at 20:43

Sorry. Not read back but is this full?

15/06/2013 at 21:00

Don't think so


16/06/2013 at 11:21

Thank you I am following the Furman First three times a week plan


So far so good (just dragged the other half out on the week 2 speed session) but the real challenge for me will be week five onwards when the long run moves beyond half marathon distance...

16/06/2013 at 14:18

Hi 'Chesterati'! How did everyone long run go today? I am chuffed, chuffed and chuffed as I ran...

42.22km in 4 hours 35 minutes 19 seconds

I cannot stop smiling



16/06/2013 at 15:22

Griff- lol! I got a good bit of tv coverage in Snowdonia in 2011 and 12. Trick is to run with the lead women

trilla well done...I assume that was a race, not a training run

18 hilly miles nice and steady today in 2.13. Recovery run later

16/06/2013 at 15:38

No jason, that WAS just a training run... no race officials, no isotonic drinks and no medals, just me, my garmin, the road and bit of water anmd my determination

You have a great steady pace jason!


Interesting programme, IceQueen, I also run only 3/4 times a week.

16/06/2013 at 16:17

Trilla- Wow, well done, but running that far as a training run will break your body down rather than stimulate improvement IMHO. The furthest I will run before the race will be 24m (38km) and that will be much closer to the race

16/06/2013 at 17:35

Impressive stuff Trilla! I managed 6 miles followed by a massive south indian breakfast buffet!

16/06/2013 at 18:24

Lol 15 West! I am well jell about your South Indian buffet though. I ate one sheep and a half today though

Hey Jason, thank you for your concern (really, not like some fake thingy 'thank you for your concern=shuddap')  - I am loosely following Galloway who advocates a lot of slow miles, and my 42km were really slow, an average of 6.31/km. That's a fast walk!


16/06/2013 at 18:26

Hello to Ice Queen, Doc Pete  and Trilla 

Trilla that is some serious mileage - crikey!

Jason D nice running as always!

13 miles for me today with 8 of those at race pace, felt good although am pretty tired now - not solely due to my run but also my psycho dog who thinks it is perfectly reasonable to get me up at 5am on a Sunday

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