Oscarr Marathon of the NorthRosie Marathon of the Northmcs Edinburgh Marathon, Greg(Son in law) Marathon;(wife, daughter one and two Edinburgh Half)Rosie Edinburgh MarathonOscarr Lakeland Trail MarathonFunny Hat Lakeland Trail MarathonSleepy Bear Lakeland Trail Half MarathonAnthony Collins Shinfield 10kRachel Hodge Marathon of the North
Reckon New York would be a nice weekend away, go for it.........can I come please??
Not raining here today and planning to run this evening due to work issues. Bank holiday weekend coming up and going to run a biggie with my no2 daughter doing 13 she says as in training for Edi Half and hopefully son in law too so should be a good Sunday run out. Back a bit sore so taking it a little slower with the intervals this week.
(Bing Crosby style) I'm dreaming of a.....(Lenny Henry style) whopping great PIZZA ( and a load of beer) .... just wait til Sunday night - if i go under 4 hrs there will be a few tables i will go under as well by the end of the night - STOP,STOP don't get ahead of yourself - never mind, good to have somehting to look forward to ...
(need mcs ability to paste in a picture of a "whopping great pizza" - now i'm verging on taper insanity..!!!)
Not raining here! But got wet anyway, did a mile in the pool to satisfy my exercise needs for the day.
How tough is the Marathon of the North then? (Sounds tough!)
Here for Oscarr in readiness...........<img src="http://ts4.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=5065974601615787&id=e9f70d43d226b030874936fe41a4a38c" width="155" height="114" id="bigImage" /> and you better have a couple of these too!!! Get them lined up in the mind for mile 20 to 26 buddy!!!
Here you go Oscarr get that down you!!!
Or you might fancy a feast........
I'll have a punt on Oscarr's time - I'll go for 3:58. Any other offers...
WW - by any chance are you doing the swim and bike parts of a hardcore triathlon plan? By the time you're back running you'll be doing an Ironman/lady at this rate
What's the pacing plan oscarr? Have you got a negative split for just under 4 hours that I could borrow?
Lovely jaunt in the sunshine today and have spent the last couple of hours doing battle with overgrown shrubs - very much loving the branch croppers my M-i-L got me for Christmas - chop, chop - very satisfying and gotta be good for the biceps!
Enjoy Ten - you've earmed it! Quite right - you eat anything you feel like!
oscarr - put that slice back - put...it...back! Thank you young man - now just you wait til Sunday! Bring home the sub4 and I'll buy you the pizza myself!
SB - Ironman now there's a thought.... My friend said she needed to put me in a straight jacket after the marathon to stop me entering more races. Now I'm injured and she despairs as I've entered a 40m bike race in 2 weeks instead to keep me going.
Liking the sound of the branch cutters, should add those to my routine perhaps.....!!!
I'm on week 2 of marathon recovery (or is it week 3?!?!) so eating needing to be curbed now....
mcs - i'm just loving the beer and pizza and feast but as i am a good boy (!?!?) i will have to do as Sleepy says and put it all down and wait a while - there you go Ten, its all yours..
Sleepy/Bo - if i get anything with a 3 at the start i promise to leave Bo's knee caps alone and buy Sleepy all the chocolate she can eat (tee hee) - as for pacing plan, here it is at moment (pending final day conditions etc);
Asked myself the question Sam asked Bo - what time would you absolutely be chuffed to get (not the dream but the time i would say it had all been worthwhile) and the answer is 3:59 (remember my current PB is 4:10) - also, liked the philosophy of not putting yourself under pressure by going off too slowly behind target - also, believe strongly that negative split is the best way to enjoy races and get good times - so;
start to 10 miles - 9:07 (3:59 pace)
11 to 20 miles - 8:45 to 9:00 (depends how i feel but need lot of energy for final 10K)
20 to 26.2 - slowly increase or hold on depending what's in the tank
The start pace of 9:07 is slower start than any other marathon, fits well with my training and cos i've stayed clear of illness for at least 4 weeks am confident i will have lot left at 10 miles.
How does this sound??
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