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03/03/2013 at 21:10
Well done Kenny , Larnes firmly in your sights now.
Excuse my ignorance but I want a watch that maps my distance and can give me a per mile breakdown I take it that's a GPS , you can see why I need help Kenny
03/03/2013 at 21:28

Good man Kenny - fast finish too... and there was you stressing about HM distance.

Well done Martin - 2nd 20mlr in the bag! I ran 14 this morning with Mo McKee - nice running weather alright.

Funny enough we were just discussing watches on the run this morning and agreed that the GPS watch is a great bit of kit for running.... Alwyn finds it motivational & I find it great for just running with no particular route in mind but being being able to make it upp as you go along whilst keeping an eye on distance.
Dozens to choose from and at our level dont think you will go far wrong with any of them. I have the Garmin 305 Forerunner basically because its well priced, been around for a while so is tried, tested & reliable & has a big screen so easy to read on the run. Downside is that it is a little bulky.
Thinking about it I don't know what I'd do without one ..... get the wallet dusted down Martin and get those white fivers out

Edited: 03/03/2013 at 21:29
03/03/2013 at 21:54
Ricky that sounds exactly like what I want , next question , where do I get one ? (I luv these forums they're very helpful)
03/03/2013 at 22:08

21.5 mile on saturday morning lovely day for it , training comin on for belfast and derry marathons .

03/03/2013 at 22:22
Good lad Gregory that's great mileage, keep it up
03/03/2013 at 22:26

thanks martin hard to get the training right for marathons as all my other times for distance say i should be doing better at the marathon .

03/03/2013 at 22:36
Martin plenty of online emporiums or if you would prefer to support local business I suppose up&running or podium4sport in Belshaft would stock them.

Think I got mine from an eBay shop from memory...

Gregory nice long run - that's the draw of the marathon distance.. It's a whole different animal if you haven't done the specific training. Halfs you can get away with pushing thru the last 3 miles if wheels come of the wagon. If the same happens at 16/18 miles of a marathon it's a long slow haul home!
03/03/2013 at 22:41

very true ricky wheels fell off in dublin 2 yrs ago at 14 mile never suffered anything like it , thankfully banished the demons in belfast and dublin since then . blew up in dervock too think went out too fast . really want to break 3.30 in belfast so am upping the training

03/03/2013 at 22:46
Gregory, Ricky is right don't panic about time getting those big miles in and getting used to them is the most important your other training will help with your fitness, I see like myself you have ticked the idiot box and are doing the 4 week marathon turnaround
03/03/2013 at 22:48

yip kinda jumped into it thinking that wouldnt need any training as belfast would be enough for both  hope im right

03/03/2013 at 23:07
I hope you are , I got some good advice here a wee bit back about what to do training wise in the interim if u can't find it I will re post it, your well ahead of me on the marathon front so if I'm teaching my granny to suck eggs , I apologise in advance ! Derry was just too good not to do
03/03/2013 at 23:11
Re-reading this I see u are going for a sub 330 Gregory, that's that granny/ eggs thing I was talkin about
03/03/2013 at 23:14

no need to apologise martin all advice much appreciated

04/03/2013 at 16:50
Successfully completes the Belfast to lisburn tow path yesterday. Can't say i was that keen on the route. It was too flat, lol. Was a good day it thigh, with some other long runners from the club. Also, the lunch and white wine in cutters wharf was a great finish. If only ever long run finished like that.
04/03/2013 at 18:42
TLH , good way to end a long run The towpath was packed yesterday though there is that part just past dunmurray when suddenly there's nobody and the next people you meet are coming from Lisburn ,that always makes me feel good
05/03/2013 at 21:45

Ah you think nobody is there Martin... the bushes have eyes

Well I am considering doing Limerick on Sun 5th May as an alternative to Belfast & combine it with a weekend away in a nice hotel with the family.

It's a fairly new marathon - anybody know anything about it/heard any experiences of it? Looks a fairly flat route.

05/03/2013 at 22:56

speed session tonight with the mfeltcrew 1200*800*800*400 repeated 3 times all with 400 recovery total session 13.5 mile . tough going after sat long run .

05/03/2013 at 23:25
Just got an email from the 4:00 hr pacing team for Belfast saying they've organised an 18 mile training run for 24th ,day after Larne, ouch !!

Ricky , bit the bullet and ordered a Garmin 410 , seems to do everything I want without completely baffling me, we will see ! Can't help you with Limerick, good luck and thanks again for the watch advice.
05/03/2013 at 23:25

Tough session alright Gregory....fair play to you - makes my treadmill interval session tonight look like a stroll in the park:
8 x 0.5ml @ 7.04 pace with 0.2ml recoveries @ 10 m/ml pace. Warm up of 0.25 ml at start with 0.5ml cool down at end.  Just over 6 miles in total.

05/03/2013 at 23:34

all sessions are tough ricky as long as we get plenty out of them its all good .

Martin cant go wrong with a garmin wouldnt be without one now .

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