Thanks Heather , look forward to hearing about Yorkshire , best of luck
I've had a goods weeks training after the tweak in the back last week I seem to have found a bit of pace. I'm hoping this will continue so I can get a season's best at the Seeley.
Good luck to Heather and Martin with their marathons. Looking forward to hearing the reports. Good luck to anyone doing the Springwell XC I won't be there as I'm on a coaching course all weekend.
Would add my Best Wishes to Heather & Martin in York & Majorca!
Looking at the rain lashing against my office window, reckon there's more chance of Heather swimming along the Yorkshire roads ... but the San Miguel fuelled skinny-dipping is Martin's peserve! Perish the thought!!
Good man Kenny !!
Alwyn your only jealous of my skinny dipping because you dont want to get your leg warmers wet
Good luck everyone at Springwell XC
Taper, Taper, Taper. It's sooooooo boring. Nothing to do but obsess about whether or whether or not everyone I go near is going to give me a cold this week, lol. #hypochondriacMarathonRunner #antibacterialHandgel
broke in the new runners this morning 14 mile the ascics nimbus felt good long may it continue .
TLH (& other Dublin Marathoners),
I have to say that, looking at the rain currently falling, I'm looking forward to a week of very little running!
Have adopted a curtailed taper myself. Ran a decently paced 12 miler yesterday in a window of fine weather on the North Coast. Martin has timed his Mallorca trip & marathon well!
I know what you mean, TLH, about picking up others' germs this week! I walked into the office this morning & couldn't hide the alarm from my face at the sound of coughing/sneezing colleagues. Although my own toothache was my major concern. Thankful it flared up over this weekend and not next! Just back from emergency treatment - hopefully short-term pain alleviated ... just the pain of the bill at the completion of root canal treatment to come!
Majorca was fabulous but far too warm to run in ! , by midday the temp was 30 degrees , I made the decision to slow down , enjoy it , walk/run some of it and finished in the trailblazing time of 5:13:33 The marathon was very well organised ,good atmosphere, plenty of marshals, water,gel and food stations , some interesting underfoot conditions, cobblestones through winding streets, beach board over sand , some hilly parts but not for any great distance. Palma is a beautiful place and I would thoroughly recommend it , seems this year they had a bit of a heatwave ,temp is usually about 18/20 degrees , Would I do it again ? Absolutely it was great fun !!
Well done Martin thats another mara box ticked , bit warmer than expected then , 30c is a bit much for that distance
Leslie ,I was going so slow I nearly stopped for an icecream
Well done Martin, that's a decent time in that heat!! I'm not sure if I could cope with those temps, did London in 2007 when in was mid to high 20's & suffered a lot!!
Anyone looking for an Autumn marathon next year not too far from home, go for Yorkshire. It was a fantastic event!! Lovely course, not as flat as advertised (when are they ever!) with a very nasty hill at the 26 mile mark , started in city then some nice country roads & finishing back in city. The weather was perfect, sunny spells & light wind. Well marshalled, loads of water stations/energy drinks & 2 gel stations. The crowd support going through the country villages was fantastic.
And to top it all, I got a 16 seconds pb!!! 3.48.35. This was not at all what I expected as my training had been very up & down. I took the mad decision at the start line to go out at 8.40/8/45 pace & basically see how long I could last before the wheels came off! As the miles went on I felt really good & it was around the 23 miles before I started to tire & my pace dropped a bit, but even then nothing too drastic. Not the ideal way to run a marathon I know, but for once it seemed to work!!
Good luck to everyone running Dublin on Monday, have a brilliant run!!
Excellent Martin - warm work! Have you any white bits?Congrats on the PB Heather, sounds like a great event.... well done on the pacing - I have yet to run a marathon were the wheels don't come off at 20 miles!Feeling decidedly anxious & lacking in confidence for Dublin - had a rubbish run on Sunday and suffering from a few niggles etc.... off for a sports massage tomorrow to see if that helps things
Heather that's a cracking time , well done , sounds like a nice course
Ricky I was moving slow enough to turn around so the sun didn't miss any bits, think large slow moving kebab with sunglasses on
Well Done, Martin! That was seriously hot - you did very well to finish in those conditions. But I'm feeling very short-changed with your race report .... Where's the photo of you in the turquoise & orange finisher's Tee with matching turquoise shorts?!!
Alwyn , I don't think that worked , tried posting a photo can see it on my iPad but not on my phone
Well done Martin I am glad you survide the intense heat.
I am away this weekend so can I just wish everyone who is running Dublin Marathon all the very best and I hope you all have a successful race. I look forward to hearing the reports next week.
Well done on finishing in that heat, Martin. And Heather, congratulations on your marathon pb. The Yorkshire marathon is one I'll like to do myself. It's a nice part of England and Jane Tomlinson was such an inspirational woman.
Unfortunately, I'm having to take a long break from running as have become ill myself. Thankfully, my fitness has got me through the worst part without a hitch and am on the mend but it may not be until next summer before I'm back running. In the meantime I'll keep up with all your news through the forum.
All the best to those running in Dublin on Monday and I hope the weather settles for it. It's a brilliant event and I look forward to hearing of lots of pbs.
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