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!

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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...
HM4
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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