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he he ah well done Lou, your a star looking after the young ones hey!
Today, was been snow on and off all day, but not heavy and it didnt stick. Ive checked the weather and it says cloudy for Sunday. So that a do, although as you say it will be cold.
Sounds like youve got your training for liverpool well organised, the 16 im doing will be my longest run before it, with 14 next week and 12 the week after.
Hope the hams are holding up!
Alright Rick, no putting PB pressure on us!! he he - But hey well done thats a great time.
My sixteen mile run went well, except, we took a wrong turning and ended up going about 18 m instead. But go round, so its not all bad.
Today, i would of gone to the gym, but ive not the time. Which is annoying as ive been on-off with the gym for past two months and really wanted to get back into going every week.
I'm having a quieter weekend as I think my body is telling me to rest, so I skipped parkrun this morning but am hoping to do a slow 10 miler tomorrow, and then drop to 8 next weekend before Liverpool. I have been enjoying the lighter evenings the last couple of weeks, it feels like it makes a big difference!
Afternoon all!! And yes you did miss ParkRun Lou and as you've guessed i was there for a change. Although, i think maybe doing a blood donation on Thursday may of affected me, as i couldn't really push on, but i kept under 22, so i was happy with that.
Sunday morning, im off doing a 14 mile section of the Preston marathon route :
Started cutting down my miles as Liverpool is coming up, so just done 3 runs this week so far.
Well done on your Pb Nicola.
Hello all, since I have moved back to the MIghty North West after living away for 29 years and a new runner starting in June 2012 after enterting the Freckleton Half Marathon and finishing in 1 Hour 47 Mins and 11 secounds. I have entered it again this time with some training My first focus though is just to do a Marathon without any structured training. Naughty I know . But I would like to use my Marathon as a base line for Freckleton Half Marathon and finish under 1 hour 40 at least. But I will be racing on 10k's now and then. I feel I could break the 45 minute mark but would love to breat the 42 Minute mark by the end of the year. My dream is to break the 40 Minute Mark for 10k, Half Marathon 1 hour 30 and York Marathon (last one of the year) 3 Hours 30 Mins. After that I will only do one Marathon a year.
So I hope you do not mind me saying hello and look forward in exchanging running tips and idea's.
Oops Sorry I forgot to Mention the Manchester Marathon on the 28 April 2013.
Lou, you were ParkRunner of the month!! Thats fantastic well done, see all those PBs came good hey! Im pleased for you and yes we've not been to the same one for a bit, i think its because you keep going to the wrong ones he he :P I'll be there this Saturday.
You could always move to just doing 10ks for a bit, if your struggling with HM training. Im pleased its going to rain over the next week days, as hopefully, that will mean Liverpool will be dry #FingersCrossed
And the run you did, sounds really good. (The 10 miler)
Hello travelling Runner, your more than welcome to join our board and post whenever you want!
The Freckleton HM is a great race, everyone should run it at least once! Not sure about your plan to do a marathon without any training plan mind....seems a tad risky to me.Try the book "Advanced Marathoning" its well worth buying
Your goal times are the same as mine...Where do you live ?
Hello SJPC, I live on the out skirts of Bolton. To behonest I am struggling with time, because of my life style. I do not have every weekend off and also mid week time off is not recovered when I do work weekends. So most days I travel from Bolton to Manchester. So I have to make do with some runs between the traveling to make the most of my time management. I now know what it like if you stop for a 2 weeks and then try to catch up the miles back. Cant be done sensibly really. I did a 16 mile run without doing any big distances for a month so I took it steady on 155 Heart Rate, steady 9 min miles on a hilly course. So I am hoping I can at least do Manchester just under 4 hours. I would take that deal with the type of training I have been doing. I still have 8 weeks before the date.
I like to feel the Mental Challenges too, so being pushed out my traiing limits (in running any way) as you know the better middle distance runner you are the more power you loose. It how much I want to loose) coming from a Judo and Wresting background. It sounds silly but I enjoy having explosive power I see it as a security blanket in some way. I have learned there is no hiding places in Marathon Miles, you have to get on the road. Laughing I am now looking like a stick insect. So it would not be the distant I would stay at once this Marathon is done.
Lastly thank you for the welcome
No need to thank me Traveling Runner, the forum is for all.
Marathon is a tough distance, ive only done three and it wasn't till the 3rd one that i properly enjoyed it. It does take a lot of hours hard work, but you get there in the end. You will go through some pain though, but once you crossed that finish line and had a think about what youve done, your be proud of yourself.
If youve got 8 weeks training to go, i bet you could pull off an online training course. Try googling "Runners World Smart Coach" , 8 weeks isn't ideal, but its better than no structure. One thing you should do it try and get in one run of a least 20 miles before the day. Your up to 16 miles, so thats a good base. Try and cover a min of 20-30 miles each week (Over the seven days) and that should get you round at the very least. One thing also , is not to push it until you've at least passed the 20 mile point, no matter how good you feel.
You can still keep your power, but your need to throw in some interval training, hill repeats , perhaps even give your local ParkRun a go, you can then do a fast paced 5k a good few times over the next 8 weeks and that should keep your pace from dropping.
Well did make parkrun yesterday, as wasnt ready in tim, but got out for a five miler. Just now preparing for a 12 miler. My last long run before Liverpool.
What is everyone else up to ?
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