2012 Marathon thread

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21/12/2011 at 14:55

NP- 15miles on the dreadmill...don't know how you do it.  Sounds like you've done a bit of running this year

Hmmm I think it's going to be Copenhagen.  There will always be time for London...

21/12/2011 at 15:49
London's a jinx for me, been entered three times only to get injured three times and have to pull out. Would love to do it but feel I'm destined to miss out.
21/12/2011 at 15:52
Mon - how far apart are they exactly ?

I have 2 in Jan, 2 in Feb, 2 in March, 3 in April, 1 in May and 1 in June - I think a few of these are 40 milers :¬)
21/12/2011 at 16:02

Gobi- They're 4 weeks apart (London on 22nd April, Copenhagen on 20th May).  Surely there's no way I can recover enough to race both?  I don't know if I fancy jogging one of them... not in my nature.

Nice race schedule you have there for the next few months... But I understand that when training for the Comrades, marathons simply become your long runs. 

21/12/2011 at 16:11
Mon - Ran 2.56 - 2.51 8 days apart

With 4 weeks I would do a weeks recovery 2 weeks of medium training and a week taper. Run them both flat out. I coach someone last year who just missed a PB in 1 race and got a PB 3 weeks later.

There is a race in my schedule at the end of April where I plan to run very hard off NO taper.
21/12/2011 at 16:17
Aghhh tempting tempting.  A bit worried I don't have the experience behind me to take it on and not injure myself.  Have only done 2 maras and been only seriously running for a year and a half... I think you've been in the game for a bit longer?
21/12/2011 at 19:04
Mon - in that case NO I would chose one :¬)

I have a lot of years :¬)
21/12/2011 at 19:20

Lots of good running going on. Good to see you using time at work productively NP

15.10m in 1:59.28 (7.55av) for me tonight- lovely evening, if a bit breezy.

21/12/2011 at 19:25
Nice running there, Jason.

What does everyone use in term of a training aid? I assume it's mainly Garmin, does anyone have the 610? I'm considering trading in my trusty 305 but am wondering whether it's worth all the extra when the 305 does the job pretty well.
21/12/2011 at 19:48
MF- 405 for me- happy enough with it
21/12/2011 at 21:04
I use 305 it works for me just fine. 8k recovery done the legs are cooperating again.
21/12/2011 at 21:47
NP - I'm on my last push for 2000 for the year.

My 305 is still going strong

Intervals for me last night and rolling hills tonight followed by yoga and weights.
21/12/2011 at 22:23
98 miles to bring up 2501 for the year.
Lol at Jason I'm on a 56 hr stint away from home and was on the treadmill at 6am till just before 8am which was in my standby time as I don't live in the area I work I stay on a Fire Station and have to drop everything to go to calls. Not working this Christmas oh happy days....
Great running Jason.
Mon Gobi will keep you right if doing multi marathons and two years ago I did most of my 20mile runs on the dreadmill......
22/12/2011 at 08:03


Bet you're pleased about that one.

22/12/2011 at 11:21
it is true I know a little bit about running solid times close together :¬)

NP - I have a 305 and a Rach has a 405, 305 is best and does a solid job so why change it ?
22/12/2011 at 12:39

I think I'll chicken out this time and stick to Copenhagen.  There will be time for multiple marathons... I think I'd rather get my time down first and get a couple more years of running behind my belt.    London is an option for 2013 but then I have also been contemplating Two Oceans in SA which take place in April.  Decisions decisions .

8 miles home tonight without my 305 which I left at home- grrr.

22/12/2011 at 12:47

5 slow miles this morning, ending with 6 x 100m strides.  80 squats (note to self...do these on rest days).

Still 2 days to think of an Xmas present for the better half...

22/12/2011 at 12:53
Mon - I got shivers thinking about Chapmans Peak when I read your post. Two Oceans is a race I have only done once but one day I will do it a 2nd time. For now it is Comrades :¬)
22/12/2011 at 12:56

Good shivers or bad shivers?

22/12/2011 at 12:59
All good, amazing atmosphere :¬)

Just slightly overshadowed by the Comrades.
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