2012 Marathon thread

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21/10/2012 at 11:16


Well done.


It's always fun sorting out the next year's races & training.

21/10/2012 at 11:17

Good Luck Kaz,

Jason, love the photo and the medal.Enjoy the planning

Teknik, Nice one !! realy looking forward to your race report next weekend!!!

Stuart, congrats on an excellent PArkrun time. Well done !!

Enjoy the LSR JayC !!


Went to see Greg Davies on friday night. A good night of comedy !.  40 Miles for the week so none to shabby. A cut back this week I feel is in order and then push on through November !!!


21/10/2012 at 12:36

Tek - Nice running. Good luck next week!

AGF - Good running.


3 mile slow run to the gym, then some weights. Lower body stuff, so expect to be sore tomorrow.

I'll go out for a long run tomorrow, 10-12 miles I think.

21/10/2012 at 13:49

Tek- nice running, muscles

AGF- nice mileage

The recovery continues here- left glute still a bit tight, but managed 12.01m in the sun this morning in a steady 1.24.06 splits: 7:22 7:28 7:15 7:09 7:07 7:05 7:06 6:45 6:47 6:45 6:40 6:35 2 Off to do some more stretches now Hopeful that it will have loosened off by Saturday- ready for me to inflict untold damage from a severe hill bashing....

21/10/2012 at 14:10

Well done guys.

21/10/2012 at 15:01

Tek - are  you saying you stick to the lowest %'s for P&D? So for marathon pace you go for 79% max if they specify 79-88% ? I guess if you up miles significantly that would be sensible.

And what's your strategy going to be next weekend, have you decided yet ?

I've managed 41M this week and have come out of it feeling pretty fresh. Did struggle in mid week a bit as i couldn't drag my arse out of bed to run mornings and ended up doing 3 evenings. Evenings i definitely find physically harder which shows in my HR stats and probably mentally harder as well.

21/10/2012 at 15:18

HM hope you're over the jab now

AGF good week

Stuart well done...hope the run goes well tomorrow

jason nice splits

mace - I stick to the low end for training (and I think the recovery % is a typo - I do sub70%max for those). For the race I'm hoping to stick to sub80% for the first half, hoping I won't drift above 90% until after mile 20, but the HR will be on page 2 so I won't look at it much. I'll definitely be ignoring it for the last 10k...still not made my mind up but I think I'm going off at 8.35 pace (but I've printed off 5 different pace straps already...)

21/10/2012 at 15:29

Tek - don't want to tempt fate but i reckon 8:35 will be comfortable for you. Would love to be there at the finish line to buy you a beer  ... maybe if you do Brighton

Yes, i reckon you're tight and 76% must be a typo.

I've just "found" an extra mile, so i did 42 last week, not 41


21/10/2012 at 16:52

...another good reason for doing Brighton then

21/10/2012 at 17:49

 of course i meant you're "right" not "tight"  

21/10/2012 at 18:10


I'm fine.  I'm really glad I had a very lazy day today.

21/10/2012 at 19:23
21/10/2012 at 19:33

Done a bit of stalking on results, no idea if kaz had a target but .

Great photo jason.

A bit of a non starter for me this weekend, back hurt to breathe on Friday so rest Friday and Saturday. Did 6 miles today easy. Will get back to it next week. Achilles/heel felt fine when running but can feel it now, think it's just one of these things and not run related.

Nice build up AGF and mace, this was meant to be a 40 for me but ended up 28! Not to worry... got a whole 26 weeks (today!)

Good to get the cross trainng in Stuart.

Really on the countdown now Teknik!

Good to hear you're on the mend HM4.


Edited: 21/10/2012 at 19:34
21/10/2012 at 19:51


Sounds like a mixed weekend for you & thanks.

21/10/2012 at 21:07

Amsterdam results on


Well done Kaz

8 miles nautical today

21/10/2012 at 21:16
Thanx for the well dones but I had a real sh1t day.
By mile 6 the sweat was dripping Off me, even though my pace was spot on?? 8 miles I'm standing being sick,11 miles and I am parked at the side of the road on a chair waiting for the world to stop spinning. Got going again but I've never known such pain, at half way I was going to pull out then decided if I could walk to the end I would- I wasn't going home without my medal!!!

Anyway not the race or result I wanted but d&d. And given the day a result I am proud off!

Checked juniors result online, her first proper race since breaking her foot. 1k-3.22!! her previous (before her accident) 800m PB was 3.16!!
21/10/2012 at 21:35
Kaz- sorry it didn't go to plan, but well done for soldiering on big well done to mini kaz too
Fiona- better give up the career as a stalker
21/10/2012 at 21:51

Kaz, Sorry to hear about your sh1t Day. Well done on completing your marathon. Be proud !! 

Look after yourself Fiona !!

22/10/2012 at 08:14

Kaz so sorry to hear you had such a bad day!  You certainly deserve an award for battling on through it all.

Well done to junior, too!

Take care F...

Edited: 22/10/2012 at 08:15
22/10/2012 at 08:35

Well done kaz, amazing that you finished with so many setbacks! And junior's time is proper fast!!  


Thanks guys - in the office but will have my usual Monday rest or turbo tonight then back to it tomorrow

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