Just entered and raring to go!
Yes, let the training commence....and I welcome the imminent return of my bruised toenails...
You can always paint them! I am not sure I have that luxury
Hahaha, that's true, but when they start t fall off that's a little difficult. I went for a pedicure last Summer post Edinburgh and the toenail painting lady was horrified - she told me I should go to the docs straight away!
Excited! (plus a bit nervous)
What are the time goals for everyone tackling Manchester? I know bigcubscout and I are both in the sub 4.30 category.
I am aiming for sub-4. My pb is 4.19.44 from Edinburgh earlier this year and I'm determined to do it. My weakness in training was NOT doing the long runs beyond 15 miles. This will not happen for Manc!
We will be trialing behind you then. Great to have a goal!
Most importantly before all the trianing starts we need to get the basics right, where are we heading for a bootcamper recovery drink afterwards....
There were guys offering 'recovery' drinks as you ran passed towards the end instead of the jelly babies that were offered elsewhere on route. Nice and flat through Mancs leafy burbs with some great support.
Ooh bigcubscout, you've done Manc before then?
Seems quite a few of the asics 26.2 pyojgct are now entered into Manchester. Be good to see they round the route.
Everyone looking forward to the first official long run Sunday tomorrow?
Yes, going to get in a 10 miler. Just looked at the weather and if I do this first thing it should be okay. How far you going Dave?
I am only planning a 7miler tomorrow. First week, plan to build long run Sunday steadily.
Yeah weather doesn't look great. At least the rain cools you down!
11 mile long slow run done. 9:39 pace overall. Felt comfortable, good weather apart from the headwinds when it was a little more challenging. Who else has done their first long slow run?
Hi Team Manc!
How is the training going? So far I am loving it - might be a different story in 13.5 weeks!! haha.
Yeah its good thanks, I am adapting the programme too. Bit of challenege to get movitvated during Christmas but I managed it. Didnt get any Parkruns in though. just didnt work out where I was.
11 mile lsr done! Looking forward to replenishing my lost salt later with some pork belly!
Hi guys, been meaning to come on here for a while but have been swallowed up by other stuff.
Love the idea of this thread
I must confess to having read Dave's post above and thought you were Team Malc
Was there not someone else from bootcamp doing Manchester? Thinking about it that could have been Paul who was deciding whether he would or not. I know my good pal Angela I is doing it (she's mentoring Rachel on the Forum 5 sub 4:30 group).
Good to hear training is going well. Christmas always plays havoc with training I find, though more on the eating and drinking side. Hopefully now January is here it'll be easier to settle into a routine.
Very best of luck to you all!
Alrighty guys, hows the training going?
Thanks for visiting our little thread, we are on team Malc too! I see your training is going well. If only we could all run as fast as you.
bigcubscout, trianing is going well, had first really wet run on saturday but still good fun. I even made it up to run as part of my clubs marathon training bus at 8am on sunday. 8am on a Sunday - bonkers!!
Have a bit of an interval session to do this evening, I enjoy those sessions. 1m jog, 4x 800m fast with 200m receoveries followed by 1m jog.
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