2012 Marathon thread

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11/10/2012 at 22:30

AGF - it's all about enjoyment really. It's all downhill when that stops!

Kaz - good to hear you're over the worst of it, 15k is a fair distance for a recovery run! Fingers crossed that your recovery continues and you're back 'on it' in a few days.

Fiona - nice intervals. After a spin session too!!!

I've added a few more t the list, didn't want to push into Dec as it'll get a bit long... I'm guessing it's a "rolling list"

6.5 mile cross country today... a couple of rest days now before Sunday [although I'll probably go out on the mountain bike tomorrow evening!].

Mentioned it a few days ago, but now the entry forms for Exe To Axe 2013 (20 mile BL Fell race) are on the Sidmouth Running Club website (link below should work):

 http://www.sidmouthrunningclub.co.uk/races/Exe%20to%20Axe/Entry%20Form%202013.pdf

Some more details here:

http://fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=2260

3,999ft ascent.

Edited: 11/10/2012 at 22:35
12/10/2012 at 17:43

Kaz - hope you're feeling better now - well done on the 15k!  Scary stuff so close to Amsterdam...

F nice intervals...speedy stuff

HM great you've got another race on the list

jayc nice running. Exe to Axe with 3,999ft of climb??? Might pass on that one...

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Pamper day!!!  Massage, hot yoga, then 6m steady sub75%max (8.42mm). Managed to burst a tyre coming home, so don't know if I'll risk going up to Harwich for the 10k without a spare...

 

HM4
12/10/2012 at 18:37

Tek,

Thanks.  This will be the last race of the year for me.  Not too sure on your description of pamper day though!

Jay,

Well done.

12/10/2012 at 19:35
Hello everyone hope you are all well. Sorry ive not been around lately, been really really busy then couldnt remember my password when i changed to the iphone5! (I always stayed logged on, on my other phone)

With only a couple of days to go till my marathon im finding injuries i havent actually got and im sooo nervous! x
12/10/2012 at 19:47

Hi Kez!!  It's normal, don't worry...plenty of sleep and plenty of fluids, remember...

12/10/2012 at 20:26

Kez - it's taper madness - stay strong. Take it as easy as possible till the big day. What marathon you running?

12/10/2012 at 20:31
Kez- totally normal.
Rest day here today before Sunday!s LR Then it!s taper time again
Edited: 12/10/2012 at 20:31
12/10/2012 at 20:32

JayC and Tek - thanx. I must admit I was/am pretty worried about it being so close with 'it' being so close now........Still feeling pretty wiped out by night, but I suppose thats part of the recovery. Bad things is I just want to eat sweeties and more sweeties........Anyway been out and did another 4 Hilly miles in strong wind this afternoon followed by a 3 mile brisk walk with my dog. Run felt ok and pace was quite good considering conditions. Trying to stay positive.

Tek - Whens frankfurt.......I know I did read the list but short term memory must be part of being ill!!!

12/10/2012 at 20:35

If I was to use manual lap during the marathon instead of  auto lap, what do I do if I miss a marker???

12/10/2012 at 21:17

I went for my first post marathon run today and I am definately not recovered....going to take the weekend off and try again next week.

12/10/2012 at 21:39

kaz - Frankfurt is a week after your Amsterdam - 28th...why are you turning off autolap???

12/10/2012 at 21:44

Tek - Not sure about it.......... someone told me to turn off auto lap and manual lap at every km so that its more accurate??

12/10/2012 at 21:55

kaz - bugger that - one more thing to worry about, on top of that old Km to Mile conversion when running abroad...

12/10/2012 at 21:58

Tek - That was kindo my opinion too.........Think I will just stick with what I know!!!

12/10/2012 at 22:19

Done 3 short runs since my marathon - kinda slow and wooden legged. Hoping it's just post marathon lethargy

12/10/2012 at 23:07

kaz I turned autolap off for one London and made a complete dog's breakfast of it. When you forget to press lap you then press twice at the next one or as soon as you remember but now I stick to autolap but also keep an eye on cumulative time against target.

4 miles easy today on the treadmill...far too much water around.  

F

13/10/2012 at 08:38

RMK - Good luck! Stop worrying, you'll be fine!

Kaz - That sounds like a really, really bad idea to me... Unless you are absolutely certain the mile(km) markers are in the right place. 2 of my 3 races this year have seen mile markers out of position, infact in Alloa I swear down the last marker was almost 500!!!! metres out of place.

Good running everyone else

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Parkrun for me this morning But I'm only helping out, still not running Hillwalking this afternoon, which might be a bad idea. My back isn't sore now, but it just doesn't feel right. Maybe try a short run tomorrow or Monday...

HM4
13/10/2012 at 13:11

Stuart,

Good luck.

Fiona,

Don't blame you.

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Went out taking some photos for a calendar I'm going to give my parents next year and spent about 3 hrs walking around including up & down Butser Hill (will link to the photos later).  So hopefully that will have loosened me up for a run tomorrow.  It's been nearly 2 weeks since my last run!

13/10/2012 at 13:16

Blustery day here in Orkney but the heavy rain hasn't come. Quite enjoyed my 12 miles out in it.

Really popped in to wish Kaz a good run next weekend in case she is off soon.

Need to find something else to enter myself soon.

13/10/2012 at 13:46
Hi elspeth - I saw you out on it today, I was having a motorbike lesson!! And Thanx, right now things are a bit 'iffy' after the infection but hopefully by another week things will be 'ok'.

SM- I now totally agree, really bad idea and enough other to think about!
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