Lochaber Marathon 2012

discussion's about this years Lochaber Marathon

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26/12/2011 at 12:41

Oh no, I like doing the B>C HM- it goes right past my street at about 10 miles, so my OH can feed me jelly beans and take away any clothing I want to discard. GRrrrrrrr.

Alloa HM is much less convenient, but hey ,what ever.

So, 16 weeks to go- everyone sorted out their training? Think I'm starting with a  "rest" day ( ie feeling lazy)

26/12/2011 at 21:00
Disappointed that I'll be missing out on that one as well, but I suppose that the severity of the last couple of winters would have had a lot to do with it.

If I do anything as a replacement It'll probably have to be Alloa and as far as races go that'll be my lot - last year I entered a plethora of 10k's in the build up to Edinburgh Marathon but that won't be happening this time round.

26/12/2011 at 22:02

Used P&D's 12 week 55pw max schedule for Palma because that's all the time I had. Worked really well. So the plan this time is to do lots of slow miles over the next 4 weeks and then slot into the same with a much better base. Did 15 Saturday and 6 today so it's not a bad start. We shall see...

Heading south for 2 halfs, Watford on 5th Feb and Bournemouth Bay (relatives in the area) on1st April and Stafford 20 on 11 Feb. 

26/12/2011 at 22:04
hmmm... for 11th Feb read 11th March....
27/12/2011 at 14:27

Ah- hadn't thought of one of the shorter P&D schedules_ that might be just the job, as I'm trying to work on base, too, and always find I end up losing heart by about week 12 of an 18 week plan - much more likely to keep up the concentration on the shorter version!

8 refreshing base- building miles today.............on wards and upwards

04/01/2012 at 13:58

Helloooooooooo is there anyone else there?

Perhaps everyone is so busy training, that they don't have time for the internet anymore?

I'm staying up near Loch Tay just now, manged to get out for a few wet and windy miles, although the proper schedule had been somewhat put out by the lack of ususal routine.

How is everyone else doing?

04/01/2012 at 19:37

Doing just fine thanks, despite the awful weather. An old calf injury reared it's ugly head during a 10 mile race in December. I hobbled the last 7 miles and was surprised that I still managed a respectable time (for me) of  75 minutes.

Since then I have been building back up gradually, and did an easy pace 13 mile run on Monday, in the wind and rain, without any problems. I'll just need to be patient - something I'm not very good at!

04/01/2012 at 20:50
101 days to go according to the wee counter thing on my desktop.....

Had a good easy opening 3 weeks to my schedule with nothing too demanding.

The LSRs get a wee bit more demanding over the next few weeks so we'll see how the dodgy knee stands up. That's my biggest worry but it's been behaving so far.
04/01/2012 at 23:25

Well done, guys. Nice to see things are going along nicely.

5 easy miles with club tonight, 10 tomorrow and 15 planned for Saturday. All pretty slow.

05/01/2012 at 21:43
Only 100 days to go now!!!! I better get my finger out and start my training programme. I feel a steady 10 miler coming on tomorrow morning.
05/01/2012 at 23:23

Well, my 10 mile tonight didn't go as planned. A couple of miles in got some pain from my right calf which got progressively worse. In the end rang my son who came and picked me up. Ice and ibuprofen. Give it a few days and see how it goes. Probably better to get a problem now than in April. 

Hope everyone else is fit and well!

06/01/2012 at 21:09

First post for a while - just about recovered from sea-sickness coming back from Arran during the stormy weather over the holiday period.  Couple of easy paced 13 milers over the last two weekends with a 15 miler planned for Sunday. 

I'm on a 3 days running per week programme - long runs, tempo and speed sessions are all going really well (touch wood) and feeling pretty good just now (I know I really shouldn't tempt fate by typing that should I) - probably hepled by losing the best part of a stone in the last 3-4 months following a cholestrol check back in September!!

Have booked accomodation - we've splashed out and taken a family room at the Isles of Glencoe in Ballachulish; not cheap but ideal for the wee one and only a short drive on the Sunday morning.  Pre-race crowds should be less of an issue than at London or Paris!.  Can't remember an Italian in Fort Bill for the pre-race pasta party though?

Also now entered Alloa HM - online list of entries is already lengthy for those targeting it as a pre-marathon outing.

Hope everyone else is OK - sounds like a few gremlins Goldeneagle - I suspect we all have one or two each between now and 15 April - let the madness begin

07/01/2012 at 17:12
I am another one for the injury bench- well, a cold, actually, but no training since wednesday, and I think it'll be a couple of days before I'm back in action, still better to get these things out the way at this stage!
07/01/2012 at 17:31

I have finally bitten the bullet and signed-up for Lochaber! Needed something to get me fired up. Did a fairly fast 8K run today in preparation for a 5K race tomorrow. Next week I intend to step up the mileage. Having said that, I feel a bit of man flu coming on, and we know how serious that can be!

14May - well done on losing a stone. I think I have put one on in the last couple of weeks!

Goldeagle - I always carry my phone on long runs and have had to use it sevaral times over the years to get rescued when injury/exhausion has ground me to a halt. Hope the calf improves quickly.

14/01/2012 at 09:33

Hope everyone's training is going well.

Still sidelined at the moment. Calf still sore. Physio looked at it and doesn't think it's too serious. Hopeful of getting out again in next few days. Number for Watford Half on 5 Feb arrived yesterday. It's amazing when you are injured how time seems to fly!

Simon, I have a cheap pay as you go phone which I carry on runs. Only my son and daughter have the number but had a bizarre text conversation with a bloke last week who thought I was someone called Jessica......

14/01/2012 at 16:46
Man-flu has grounded me this weekend, which is a real pain as the weather is perfect. I had planned 15 miles. Oh well, I'll just have to postpone until next weekend.

Goldeagle (or is it Jessica?) - glad to hear the calf isn't too serious.
15/01/2012 at 12:51
Over my cod now- hellish week at work, so only got to gym once, but managed 11miles slow yesterday without any bother, need to ramp the mileage back up this week.
15/01/2012 at 13:20
Headed from Whiteinch up to Mugdock Reservoir and did a couple of laps there this morning.

Quite a good run to get under the belt because there's a fair bit of gradual (and occasionally steep) climbing in the 6 or so miles it takes to get there.

Had a lovely still morning for it- the water like glass. It's great to get back into the proper LSR's.



15/01/2012 at 15:19
Ahem......for "cod", read "cold"...........- my typing is really appalling sometimes
15/01/2012 at 15:45

I thought you were maybe on some new fangled fish diet....

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