2012 Marathon thread

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22/10/2012 at 11:12

Mace - Good running

Fiona - Hope the back is ok, sounds similar to what I had a few weeks back. 

Kaz - Well done! Most wouldn't have dreamed of finishing having gone through that! I'd say that's certainly something to be proud of Jr has some serious pace too!


10k, not the 10 miles I had hoped for today, done nice and slow. Taking my max HR from Saturday as being my actual max, I'm not sure I'll be able to run sub 70% any time soon, plodded round trying to keep it sub 75% which was just about do-able.

22/10/2012 at 12:18

Stuart - useful rule of thumb is to run at your 5k pace (in m/m) plus 3 mins, until your HR drops below 70% for that pace...it will take a while, mind you...

22/10/2012 at 12:32

A while? It's a 2 minute difference (give or take)!! Might be a bit more than 'a while'

22/10/2012 at 12:40

stay away from the hills mate....

22/10/2012 at 18:07

6 miles in lovely conditions today (if a little over dressed - shorts and vest would have been plenty)

Kaz you're right to be proud of your achievement even if it wasn't much fun.
Many lesser mortals would have called it a day at 11 miles

Enjoying your taper Tek?

22/10/2012 at 18:14
OH already suffering from phantom twinges, plus I'm back on the antibiotics...
22/10/2012 at 18:49

Well done guys.

I'm feeling much better after the flu jab.  Still feeling a bit tired however nowhere as bad as I was at the weekend.

22/10/2012 at 19:46
Aye been there done that, Tek
passes the cotton wool

Hope you perk up soon HM4
22/10/2012 at 19:57
Evening all,

Had a lovely sunny day in Amsterdam. Lots of coffee, walking, sunbathing in Vondelpark, the best zoo I have ever been at... Could go with a few extra days.... Kidz don't want to return to uk tomorrow, but I haven't told them yet that we are not staying in Aberdeen until Thursday anymore but taking the boat home tomorrow night instead. The eldest, especially, won't be happy.
22/10/2012 at 20:10

6 miles in lovely conditions today (if a little over dressed - shorts and vest would have been plenty)

Kaz you're right to be proud of your achievement even if it wasn't much fun.
Many lesser mortals would have called it a day at 11 miles

Enjoying your taper Tek?

22/10/2012 at 20:13

Sorry about accidental repost

22/10/2012 at 20:24

Kaz how are you feeling now?

22/10/2012 at 20:58
Tek - not too good, besides feeling tired I am absolutely washed out! Cutting our trip short so I can get home instead of another two days shopping and whatever else the girls had plamned for two months now I have been generally feeling lousy and despite two courses of ant-biotics, for different things, I still feel awful so going back to doc this week and taking a few weeks out for a good rest???
22/10/2012 at 21:07
Poor you Kaz...get home and rest, you're right
22/10/2012 at 21:25

Kaz - Sorry to hear about your race, nightmare. I think I'd probably have thrown in the towel... so well done for continuing! Jr is quick [more people for me to finish behind in future!

AGF/Mace - good mileage. I've got to start building up again now, but need to put more hills in as it's winter fell running season

Fiona - hope the back is better now.

Jason - superb splits and a lovely progressive run. Snowdonia is this Saturday isn't it? Hope the weather improves for you.

Miserable, wet and dreary in S Wales today, so I cheered myself up with a 15 mile off road run over the local hills; 1,520ft ascent at a nice easy 9:04/mile avg pace.

22/10/2012 at 21:36
Jayc- nice hillybrun. weather great in W Wales and forecast is looking best I've seen for Snowdonia. Got to go for a course best.....
6.4m recovery run tonight, but soon turned into much quicker than normal for same effort!!!!
22/10/2012 at 21:37
Kaz- rest up and eat lots of carbs
23/10/2012 at 10:32

kaz - bless, you sound like you've been through the mill . Huge respect to you for gutsing the marathon, time for a well deserved rest it seems, take care.

jason - can't believe i missed your medal pic, nice one, you look so proud !! And good luck with the pb attempt at Snowdon , forget the hills, you can do anything with a medal like that

Attempted a 4-5M recovery run home from work last night ( as i've got a new rucksack  ) but ended up sacking it off after 3M as i was really struggling up hill with my left glute and upper left thigh.

Was a bit confused by that until i thought about Sunday's LSR in torrential rain and semi flood-like conditions ... and leaping puddles for the first 8 miles ( leading on my left leg all the time so as not to aggravate recent right achilles niggle ). Sod being a steeple chaser !!

23/10/2012 at 12:32

Mace - be careful. Sometimes when we run we cause problems with one leg because we are protecting another leg ( eg your achilles ). basically a "compensation" injury. 

Lots of rest, ice and compression will sort the achilles...if you do run - run short and on soft terrain....

Sorry for teaching to suck eggs.

23/10/2012 at 12:38

Great running Jayc...very good run for climbing

Kaz, take care of yourself

Over dressed OH? - I have visions of you running in your sunday finest

tek - hope your feeling better for Sunday.

I am bumbling on with a few miles most days. Not much to report ( Which I guess is a good thing )

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