Our #asics262 journey to Manchester: Bootcamp 'rejects'

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08/01/2014 at 23:44

Ha ha - excellent, thanks!

You've no doubt already done the interval session, hope it went well?

Steve was saying that it's better to do your intervals with a fixed rest time. If you go for a 200m recovery it's too tempting to run it slower to give you more of a rest as the reps increase. Something to try next time maybe.

10/01/2014 at 07:53

Alrighty guys,

Two runs this week and feeling the disruptions over chrimbo hasn't had too much of an impact! Glad I put in a little extra before I went. Adjusting my sunday long runs tho so that I don't overdue it!

The Asics training plan seems very doable compared with others I have tried!!

10/01/2014 at 09:37

Hi all

Hope all doing well. Had a good week of training and can't believe that the first four weeks are nearly over! I'm doing the Rough and Tumble 10 this weekend with the brother-in-law. As I normally run on flat towpaths the epic hills in this should be a challenge!! Will try and get to Swindon parkrun too on Saturday for a gentle trot around.

I;ve also entered the Kingston/WholeFoods breakfast run in March that is 16 miles and the Surrey Spitfire 20. Malcs is doing this so it should be fun to catch-up with him (before the race, not during, I'm far too slow to catch him!) I know I struggled with doing the long runs for Edinburgh last year so this is a good way for me to ensure that I do them. Also doing the Surrey Half marathon that's a new one. What other runs pre-marathon have people got booked in?





14/01/2014 at 13:43

How did you find the Rough and Tumble EastEndjogger? A lot of my running club did it and really enjoyed it. I am sticking to no off roading while I train as I dont want to get injured.

I managed a long run of 14miles on sunday, furthest I have ever run and more importantly over half-way!! Actually felt really good throughout and not too bad afterwards.

I have entered the Bramley 20 for the same reasons as you, running long disatnces is way better in a group.

I am in Swindon too, our club (slinn Allstars) has a long run trianing group on a sunday morning if you are looking at getting a group to support your long running? Not sure if you live there or just visiting.. but thought i'd mention it.

Anyone booked up accomodation for Manchester Yet?

15/01/2014 at 21:16

Hi Dave

The Rough'n'tumble 10 was tough but fun. I'm not used to running such extreme hills or rough terrain. I'm not confident with heights and extreme hills so one mile took me over 20 minutes! It was enjoyable mind, and whilst people were passing me left, right & centre on the v. steep hill (up & down) once we got back to country lanes and uphills I was running and passing people (whereas they were walking).  I took just under 2 hours, not amazing, but I didn't expect to be. The cakes were amazing though!


Well done on your 14 miles. I never managed to go beyond 16 miles in training for my first marathon nad that was a huge mistake. Good to see you've entered the long run.

I was in Swindon cos my sis lives there (with my young nephew and niece) and my brother in law was doing the rough n tumble. I often visit and enjoy the parkrun there in Lydiard. I've seen the Slinns around! I'm based in London usually and my running club is starting to do long runs for marathon people so hopefully there'll be some ppl going at the pace I was to go at.

I'm hopefully staying with friends as I was at uni there. Am looking at trains etc. We shall defo all have to meet for a drink at the end!

16/01/2014 at 16:32

Having re-read your post I did think you were just visiting the mighty Don!

Great work on the RandT, having looked at some of the picture on the club facebook page it seemed crazy!!

Yeah I am trying to make sure that I build up the long runs on a sunday.

OK my wife and I are looking at an aprthotel. yeah meeting for a drink with everybody would be great!

20/01/2014 at 09:34

Rough and tumble was fun - was nice for a change, can get a bit tired of slugging out the pace at  road races, being overly concerned with speed. This was, for me, definitely more of a run than a race.

Did 16 miles yesterday and I was up in Yorkshire so it was on a lot of trails, bridleways/footpaths and a bit on road. Enjoyed it and enjoyed the fuelling with jelly babies and 1 gel, though I must confess that I did keep nearly choking on the jelly babies so this is something for me to watch out for.


Who else did a long slow run yesterday?

30/01/2014 at 12:08

Hi Guys,

Sorry for not visiting this thread for a while. Training is going well. 17miler coming up this sunday. Another PB distance for me, with 15.7 still the furthest I have gone.

did a good hill session yesterday, was fun to mix things up a bit. Variety is the spice of life....


yeah watch out for those jelly babies, I have just started experimenting with the SIS gels and they are working really well so far.

If any of you are interested - I have set up a blog around my training etc, it is here: http://shortysrunfurther.blogspot.co.uk/

30/01/2014 at 21:15

I love it when runkeeper over estimates my run!

Cracking 6 miles this evening and I managed my 10k pace from 5 yrs ago (shame it was only for 2miles!!)

03/02/2014 at 09:55

18 miles yesterday and really feeling it today!

08/03/2014 at 09:31

Hi all just found the thread. Signed up for Manchester - so far so good with the training. Multiple aches pains stiffness, and the odd motivational dip, apart from all that - otherwise not going too badly. 

How about everyone else?

Only a few more weeks to go!!

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