Yes, Rosa is my elder daughter: in her final semester at Uni. Fortunately she has finished her exams but still has two huge pieces of course work to do. Also her plans for next year involved staying around Sheffield: i'm not sure she'll want to do that now as her ex is returning from a sandwich year in France to complete his fourth year. Too many reminders .
Khanivore - my HM time is 1:45 Full Marathon time of 3:45, I'd say you're on track (possibly...)
been lurking for a week ot two
Got a Marathon planned for the 19th May (Windemere)
Dont know if i will be in shape for getting under 4h but will see how im running nearer the day.
was out for 2h25min Sunday (13.6 miles) after running for 1h46m (8.29miles) with Mrs Eskimo on the Saturday.
Khanivore - 1h47m is good but it all depends how many long runs you get in before the marathon. My marathon pb is 4h06m but a month after doing that time i did a 1h38m half (Not enougth stamina work but plenty of speed).
Last marathon was Chester (2011) which i took easy and finished in 4h 24min. Started of slow and did a negative split and actually ran all the way (first time in 13 marathons).
Welcome Quinn. Any more info about yourself, male, female, rough age, a 10k time perhaps, you've done 13 marathons!
Is Windermere trail ? the two runs sounds good, fairly slow considering the 1:38 half - assume this isn't recent.
As for your 4:06 and 1:38 half soon after, you usually get a fitness boost after a marathon or ultra, all my PBs have been 2-7 weeks after.
I did 3:48 off 1:39 but that was half in March, marathon in Oct 2011 with 3 x 20s - remember that multiply by 2.3 - thats works exactly in this case. Next time I did a March 1:35 half and May full in 3:28 with 5 x 20s. Gotta get the long runs in to get the stamina. This time... No6 next Sunday
The 1:38 half was done in 2000. Was a lot quicker in those days. Hopefully get somewhere close to those times again (only 43 now).
Not raced a lot recently (not since 2011) so got to get a couple in before windermere.
Windermere is all on the road. should be some nice views to keep the mind of the running. Saturday was a slow run with the wife with my proper long run on the Sunday.
Some good times there Fit-Running-Cat and good luck next Sunday
hrr, good on the run front but sorry to hear about rosa, it is hard when they are not round the corner.
well done ikle!
khanivore nice half!!
oh is it home time yet...
welcome to you quinn
Runningfeet - Blackminster half is a nice event - I've done it quite a few times. Flat, although a few undulations - the ones I remember are a bit of a drag at about 5 miles and then a particularly nasty incline right at the end of the 6 mile loopy-loop which always catches me out, and you get to do it twice. Also it's over distance - you go straight past the last marker and think you've finished but there's still 100m or so to go. The thing that always amazes me is how fast the leaders are going - the speed us mere mortals run means we're bound to be lapped usually midway through the first 6 mile loopy...you here them it coming up behind you and then they zoom past at some speed.
Like Eskimo I've also been lurking for awhile, I tend to come on when I'm not feeling like training and get a bit inspired by all your efforts. So thank you! I'm female, 27 and hoping for 4hoursish for the Brighton Marathon in a few weeks. I ran Bath Half on Sunday in 1:52:54, smashing 6 minutes off my last PB. Woohoo!
My longest run so far is 28km (17ish miles - I run in km..), this weekend I will be running 30.5km and I'm feeling pretty good about it! I need some advice though.. My hands are weirdly small (about 10 year old size according to the decathlon glove chart..) so I have been carrying a water bottle on my back with one of those belt things. It was fine up to about 20km, but now my lower back is a mess of chaffe marks, especially after the extra sweaty effort on Sunday. Any solutions?
hi ACoops, or a lady shape bottle carrier on the front maybe? I have done a long run with a camelbak like scott said, works fine for me. Nice half time!!!
I do get scared when I see some of the distances people are doing - on training thread and my running club, sticking to the schedule though
It was! I took three cups of tea to defrost after. Brrrrr.
I have a camel pack, but don't wear it running because I can never get it to sit flat on my back, I think it's a bit big? I bought a women's one, but I think I probably fit more in to the child category.. do they make childrens camelpacks for running? I live in London so drink depositing is out. The foxes would definitely drink them before I had the chance
Wabo - I've never heard of a lady shape bottle carrier.. I will google!
Thanks, re. the time. I was so wonderfully pleased. I'm definitely not doing the same distances as most and I'm only (I say this relatively..) running between 40 to 50km in total for the week? This is my first marathon so I'm just following a schedule the best I can and will see what happens!
What do people think about mini recovery along with mini taper? I mean, obviously I'm not running today, but should I resume business as usual tomorrow do we think? I'm a bit nervous about going back to full on training... My left leg aches at the front and my toes on my right foot are a bit of a bloody mess (not swearing!) But apart from that I feel fine...
Runningfeet - Blackminster half is a nice event - I've done it quite a few times. Flat, although a few undulations - the ones I remember are a bit of a drag at about 5 miles and then a particularly nasty incline right at the end of the 6 mile loopy-loop which always catches me out, and you get to do it twice. Also it's over distance - you go straight past the last marker and think you've finished but there's still 100m or so to go. The thing that always amazes me is how fast the leaders are going - the speed us mere mortals run means we're bound to be lapped usually midway through the first 6 mile loopy...you here them it coming up behind you and then they zoom past at some speed. www.d2ride.co.uk ZolaP - Good going at Kidderminster. Did you see Wiggins and Froome apparently they were in the crowd. Half way round we thought you would cave in but you looked full of beans in the home straight. Coolio. www.d2ride.co.uk
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