Preston Guild Marathon

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14/07/2012 at 20:58

Thanks Jane

SJPC14 - you'd think, but am planning Liverpool Mara, the Great Birmingham Run, then Preston Guild.... I am just hoping I have legs at the end of that!

15/07/2012 at 19:59

Busy then Vixx!

I`ve started my plan! Couldn`t wait any longer so got cracking a couple of days before the 16 week start. It means my LDRs will be on Fridays which suits for the moment and makes racing on a Sunday more doable, I think.

Looking at the plan, I `ll need to run a 20 miler the same weekend as I`m doing the Preston 10k, so that`ll be interesting. I guess a LDR on Saturday and jog the 10k - ? or 10k as part of a LDR? Anyone got similar likely predicament?

Edited: 15/07/2012 at 20:18
15/07/2012 at 20:08

Hi Egyptian Toe - yes, but it looks like the great birmingham run may be walked as I am in discussion with the RD to allow a friend of mine to walk the race. She has a disability and would really love to complete a Half, and if they say Yes then I and a friend of mine who is a GP will be allowed to walk with her to supervise her attempt.

If that is the case then my entry for Preston will be going in by the end of the week

How are you?

18/07/2012 at 10:51

Did some 800 metre runs last night, it was a learning experience!! But well worth it.

I used a section of the tram road for it, so it was traffic freeish! (I had to cross 1 road, everytime i did the 800) If anyone knows were i mean, i recommend it for this sort of training.


Edited: 18/07/2012 at 10:51
19/07/2012 at 12:59

Hi Egyptian Toe, I too am doing my LDR's on Fridays, 14, 16 & 18 miles over the next three weeks and thats when I'll be hitting my peak weekly mileage of 43 miles. One of my long runs clashes with the 10K so I'll probably look at rescheduling it to the week before and make the week of the 10K easier in terms of mileage.

19/07/2012 at 13:20

thanks friends to cell me agian.

20/07/2012 at 09:54

Hey guys, if you watched panorama last night, there is a discussion on the findings at :

It will be interesting to see other runners options. A lot of what was shown was already known to me but things like runners needing specialist trainers being a myth did take me back a bit - but perhaps I'm naive lol

20/07/2012 at 13:28

SJPC - I haven't watched it yet, was going to catch up over the weekend

20/07/2012 at 13:34

ah its very interesting reading vixx and it certianly leaves you thinking.

20/07/2012 at 13:45

I work in nutrition amongst other things so it will be of interest for sure

20/07/2012 at 13:48

oh do you, ooh dear its an attach on your industry then lol :P

I think all of us on here knew that they are no good unless you do over an hours training any how. Which, when your training for a marathon its a basic requirement... sadly lol

20/07/2012 at 13:53

I don't work in sports nutrition. I look at people's diets in order to either determine why they are ill, and help them get better (alongside conventional methods of medicine), or to help them tweak their diets for various health reasons (such as preventing diabetes).

I don't use a lot of sports nutrition myself to be honest, but want to see what the programme found.

20/07/2012 at 13:55

Ah right, oh well in that case your be safe to watch it he he

The say its the first ever independent review of these things, so its very interesting and something i think all runners should watch with an open mind. I'll be chaning my trainer buy habits based on it i think.

20/07/2012 at 13:59

It will be interesting, but I have to say, I was reading stats on marathon running in the 80's and comparing them to now, and we had a lot more male runners running 2:30 or less back then than we do now, and they didn't have sports drinks, just water in the main - so do we actually need them if our diet is well-rounded?

20/07/2012 at 14:07

well going off that show, no we don't! lol they did say with trainers the except them to go full circle and that we will start to see the kind of trainers that were being products in the 60s/70s crazy hey!! And makes you feel a little lied to by the likes or Runner's World! but hey ho! lol

You sound like you have one of those rare things, called an interesting job vixx's :P


20/07/2012 at 14:50

I see the knock on effects of people using inserts in shoes too (I also do sports massage therapy), and whilst I think they can work well, in some people they are not always the best thing to use.  I have one friend who started to use inserts in his shoes (properly measured) and he has had injury after injury after injury ever since. I have the stability trainers because I have a low arch on my feet, but that's it really.

However, I did see a number of people with shin splints after purchasing a certain brand of trainer a couple of years ago which I found interesting.

20/07/2012 at 15:19

Oh yes, i get shin splints what was the brand lol

I have tried inserts and they always cause me pain in my left foot on the arch, very odd and i have been toying with the idea of inserts over the last few months. But now you've said that, im totally confused lol

20/07/2012 at 16:59

Nike Lunarglides

The clients concerned all generally wore cushioning/mild stability trainers, and bought the Lunarglides because they "looked cool" - but then went out and did 6, 7 or 8 miles in them and from what I can see they are more for shorter distance sprint efforts. I may be wrong in that assumption but all of them had shin splints - and the trainers were the only connection.  All injuries occurred after wearing them, when before they had been injury free.

I think inserts can serve a purpose, but they will adjust your biomechanics - sometimes the best thing in my eyes is "if it ain't broke...."

It is up to the indidivual though and I would never say to someone "Don't do that...." It's their choice after all.

23/07/2012 at 08:33

Nike hey! oh good i never wear them lol

Thanks for the insert advice too, i think sometimes we can get confused by what the manufacturers are saying.

23/07/2012 at 12:39
I wore the lunas for speed work sessions and injuries started.untill then I only used them in races and they where ok but only 10k max. I go over on my right leg and stability trainers do help me. After seeing the results on the camcorder/computer I'll stick with stability. The lunas are marketed as cushion and stability in one ,an all round trainer. At moment I'm in Adidas salvations but only because I get them cheap. For the VLM I went out and bought some brooks because I felt Adidas had cheapened the salvalions. What do you's wear? Be interesting to know if anyone uses Adidas and feels the same.
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