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24/12/2012 at 12:08

lol!

Spoons you're doing a great job here!  You should try listening to your own advice!

I might cut and paste some of your stuff onto my thread - you clearly know more than me.

24/12/2012 at 13:22

Spoons - I've just remembered something else I think you should know. I have never done any post run stretches. It was something that in my mind I was going to add into my training plan in the new year. Fortunately, I havent had any serious injuries; I had what felt like a mild case of shin splints earlier in the year and the occassional pain on the outside of my knee (ITB ?) but have to be honest and say I carried on running through them. I always have various little niggles during and after a run e.g. pain under my foot, 'aching' calfs, niggle in my ankle. I do find, however, that these are only very mild pains and they dont cause me to have to stop and after a couple of miles they disappear. My legs often ache for a few hours after a run, and that does in clude a LSR, but the next morning I generally feel fine. Now, there could be a few factors here; age - having started running in my mid 40s my body my still be adjusting ? Weight - carrying a couple of stones of lard more than I should. Poor diet/alcohol - this has only been evident the last 3/4 weeks since because I havent paid as much attention to my diet as I should and you know my liking for magners.

So, some more of your advice would be useful for 1) I will be going to the gym at lunchtimes during the week so what exercises/weights should I concentrate on ? and 2) post run stretches. I dont know where to start really. I do have a foam roller which, at the moment, isnt getting much use.

Cheers

24/12/2012 at 14:26
I saw Minni kissing Santa Claus wrote (see)

Spoons you're doing a great job here!  You should try listening to your own advice!

Knowing what to do and actually doing it are 2 different things. Another mince pie anyone?

24/12/2012 at 14:33

The paces may look tough but you ran a half at 8:10 pace so 8:00 pace is a reasonable / achievable goal for the next one. The other paces are all in line with that. 

Re: core work, stretching, gym exercises, foam rolling etc, to be honest, I think we simply need to do what is required. What this is could be nothing at all if you are lucky (you seem to have been so far). If you start getting aches and pains then we'll deal with it. I know loads of people that don't stretch at all and rarely seem to suffer. I, however, stretch loads, do yoga, Pilates, swim, etc and I'm always stiff and achey.

24/12/2012 at 15:00
Spoons. wrote (see)
I saw Minni kissing Santa Claus wrote (see)

Spoons you're doing a great job here!  You should try listening to your own advice!

Knowing what to do and actually doing it are 2 different things. Another mince pie anyone?

yeah, I'll have one

Carter: you lucky sod getting away without stretches. Mind you, I'm rubbish at them too but I force myself to do the bare minimum: calf and soleus, hamstrings and hip flexor. Doesn't take more than 5 minutes but I think it's just about enough to get away with. When I up my mileage to abourt 70 I need to deal with the foam roller though. Ouch. That thing hurts like nobody's business

24/12/2012 at 15:21

Wow. What a busy day everyone is having. Just back in from last minute Christmas shopping. Kids getting very excited in my house. Will be back later to read all of this properly and digest what it means. Anyone for another mince pie

seren nos    pirate
24/12/2012 at 15:25

by spring with the sun out and the sky blue you will hit those paces no problem

24/12/2012 at 17:06
8.6 miles of muddy, slippery off roading @ 10:22. It felt like a good solid run especially with the underfoot conditions.
Chickadee - I guess I've been lucky so far but the boss is basically saying if its not broke don't fix it. Who am I to argue ??
Carl - you are the one having a busy day with your kids running around !
Seren - I was blowing out my ass @ 8:12 for my HM, but that was done without any speedwork. Stretched targets are good so I hope you are right
Boss - is it ok if I have a magners tonight ??
24/12/2012 at 17:39

I think you should stay off the booze for the next few days. I will be that's for sure.

24/12/2012 at 17:40

Actually - I'm just about to force down a stomach lining plate of spaghetti before I go down the pub. Back at midnight

M...eldy    pirate
24/12/2012 at 19:52

I'll be checking   

seren nos    pirate
24/12/2012 at 20:38
carterusm wrote (see)
8.6 miles of muddy, slippery off roading @ 10:22. It felt like a good solid run especially with the underfoot conditions.
Chickadee - I guess I've been lucky so far but the boss is basically saying if its not broke don't fix it. Who am I to argue ??
Carl - you are the one having a busy day with your kids running around !
Seren - I was blowing out my ass @ 8:12 for my HM, but that was done without any speedwork. Stretched targets are good so I hope you are right
Boss - is it ok if I have a magners tonight ??

remember running @ 8:20 last year for my HM.and surprised that i kept going......I can't trun a mile at that rate at the moment

24/12/2012 at 21:08
Seren - in my HM I started off at 10:00.....and finished about 1:30
Anyway, pub time. Festive greetings everyone
25/12/2012 at 12:03

Merry Xmas! Hope you get out for a run today

hope Santa bought you lots of running goodies...

25/12/2012 at 21:23

Merry Christmas everyone.

Trust you all had a smashing day. I have definitely eaten too much !!

Did not get a chance to get back on here last night as santa aka my OH forgot to tell me that there was much putting together of toys to be done before I did anything else. Eventually got to bed in the early hours.

Was woken at 8am by an express train coming up the stairs yelling that Santa had come.

As is custom in my house I do the Christmas dinner but I did sneak out for an hours run while waiting for things to cook.

I slowed down to 9:30 mm. Not quite 10 but getting there.

I found it quite slow and every so often found myself getting a little faster and having to slow down. Much harder than running at tempo or MP but no doubt that will pass as I increase the miles.

My plan this week is to do this one hour at 9:30 - 10:00 mm pace twice and do a 2 hour stint at the same pace.

Over the next 2 weeks I will build up to 5 runs per week and also hopefully settle into a new training plan that will take me to Paris in April.

I will share this plan when I have had a chance to put it together. I have a running track close by and wil aim to do one session per week on that, which will count as my interval session, that will have to be an evening session.

Also need to think about what HM to do as a build up to Paris. Any suggestions ?

 

 

 

26/12/2012 at 07:26

Sounds great Carl

Any HM will do. Preferably around 4-5 weeks before. What area are you from?

I didn't get my run in yesterday which is unusual for me on Xmas day. Will go out shortly.

26/12/2012 at 07:28

Just an advert to any lurkers - if you're doing a marathon this spring and like the sound of us then come along and join us for the ride. The more the merrier! Don't be scared

26/12/2012 at 07:40
carterusm wrote (see)

When including a marathon pace effort in my LSR what percentage and part of the run should I run at marathon pace ? 

Just checking back and I missed this - personally I prefer to do this at the end as it's harder and better simulates running 26.2 @ MP. Anyone can run the first 13 miles at MP. I would go for something like 16 slow, 3@MP, 1 slow, then do 6, then do 9. Or you can do blocks like 5 slow, 5@MP, 5 slow, 5@MP etc. It doesn't really matter that much to be honest. It's just getting your body used to running at MP during a long run whilst tired, but mixing slow stuff in to reduce the fatigue and injury risk.

26/12/2012 at 07:54

CarterUSM has emailed me his training plan

Re: the long runs - I wouldn't bother with any MP until mid February. 

You basically have the last 6 @ 20 miles or above in 2 blocks of 3 weeks with cut back weeks between which is fine. I'm a bit worried about 2 x 24 milers though. Not really necessary. I would do something like: 20, 21, 20 and then 20, 23, 20. I would then put MP bits in the 4x20s but not in the 21 or the 23. Again, it's all about pushing hard but not getting injured. Make sense?

26/12/2012 at 08:46
Spoons. wrote (see)

Sounds great Carl

Any HM will do. Preferably around 4-5 weeks before. What area are you from?

I didn't get my run in yesterday which is unusual for me on Xmas day. Will go out shortly.

Spoons - I live in London near Camden so alot of my training involves running to Regents Park and doing laps to make up the milage.

Heading out for another slow one before the family get moving. A bit chillier today.

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