2012 Marathon thread

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23/12/2012 at 10:33

Well done on the 10 miles Tek - but Look after yourself. Build steadily as you can as too much too soon can be counter productive...  ( sorry for teaching you egg sucking ) 

23/12/2012 at 10:46
Thanks AGF...it was the first run on the road, so I think I'll stick to the grass/ mud for a while longer...
23/12/2012 at 10:50
Tekniklaus, well not sure what time to expect as it will be my first marathon so into the unknown , have got half m pb of 1.40 from october so based expected finishing time on that.
23/12/2012 at 11:03

Welcome MG

jason - i was horrified in the week to see how many calories in a mince pie  

AGF - there's something very satisfying when the dogs have been out for a good walk and they spend all afternoon crashed out on their beds

Tek - good that you're steadily getting it back


I'm just off out for a 16 ( w 8 @ MP ) I think my hangover on top of 5 hours kip will make this a toughy

23/12/2012 at 11:22

Ouch mace - hope it goes ok...

MG - 3.45 is very do-able on a 1.40 half (there was a thread somewhere that collated peoples' half vs mara times, and the male first-time average was 2.29x the half time).    I think the general thrust of the advice you'll get here and elsewhere on RW is to slow your long runs down - you need to adapt physiologically to last 26.2 miles, and those changes occur at low intensities (not at MP).  Also running 20 miles at or close to MP is likely to lead to burn-out / injury.  Having said that, if you're feeling fine at that pace, maybe your goal should be higher...

23/12/2012 at 12:15

I've been ordered to open my Xmas present early...


 Mrs Tek couldn't stand my damp shoes any longer...I got a shoe warmer

Edited: 23/12/2012 at 12:18
23/12/2012 at 12:42


I've got out in a fashion.  A 45 min walk round town's winter market.  That is one cool present.


Well done on everyone's training.

23/12/2012 at 13:16


Very wet and windy here overnight

23/12/2012 at 13:23
17.51 miles done felt like 20+ in the wind house full now so can't even get it on to Fetch till later.
Tek nice
I will read back later and catch up with everyone.
23/12/2012 at 16:49

mace- running with a hangover isn't what's meant by endurance training! Hope the head cleared

Tek- Hate to say it, but I think you should STOP until that knee is properly mended Interesting present- I've got a radiator

NP- Nice LR in the wind- makes a big difference

1.2lbs put on here in the last week of dining out and mince pies... 16.01m for me today followed by 0.43m warm down. 16.01m in 1.52.19 (7.01 av) splits: 7:27 7:32 7:29 7:23 7:29 7:26 7:16 7:13 6:59 6:56 6:50 6:36 6:35 6:26 6:24 6:15 2 Ok for a fat boy!

23/12/2012 at 16:54

83.92m for the week. It's a start

23/12/2012 at 18:15
Tek, thanks for the advice, will see how it goes but maybe my goal time should lower below 3.45 but think I will asses in the new year pending on training but looking forward to the challenge!
23/12/2012 at 18:46

Some good running going on here guys.

My training was coming along nicely until Friday at our works xmas night out.

After a few sherbets me and Mrs YC were on the dancefloor having a wee boogie,when some random 17-18 stone man mountain was trying to make his way to the bar via the crowded dance floor when his full weight went onto my left foot,purely accidental i know.The result being im in plaster from my toes to my knee with a broken metatarsal bone in my foot.To be fair the guy did apologise and we both didnt realise at the time how serious it was.I got back home and fell asleep on the sofa with my foot a bit sore ,when i woke in the morning it was twice the size and really painful.

Orthopedic appointment tomorrow to find out how long im in plaster for.

So fingers crossed that its not too long   and i can recover from it fairly quickly

23/12/2012 at 18:47

YC- really bad news, mate- gutted for you. Hope recovery is swift....

23/12/2012 at 18:53

Cheers Jason.

Theres a lot more people worse off than me in the world,and in the grand scheme of things it really is quite minor.i know ill be back sometime in the new year.Just need to focus on my recovery at the moment

23/12/2012 at 18:54

YC - Thats awful. My youngest broke her 5th metatarsal in March this year and its a long slow recovery, But she didn't get plaster! It took her until August to be fully recovered........

Far to windy here to run today again,  but it seems to have dropped now so hoping to get out very early tomorrow before work.

23/12/2012 at 19:00

kaz- good luck with the run. I'm looking at restructuring next week to allow me to not do the planned 4m and 12m on Tuesday!!

23/12/2012 at 19:51

YC so sorry to hear that. Hope fat bloke is feeling suitably guilty and eating less pies.

Shocking weather here too but no run for me, rest day as definitely not 100% but will be tomorrow.

Nice mileage jason and well done to all who went out in the rubbish weather.

An early Merry Christmas to anyone who can't check in here over the next couple of days!



23/12/2012 at 20:05

YC - that's shocking luck, hope it doesn't keep you out too long.

My hungover 16M was dry and windy, which is pretty much how the weather was as well


23/12/2012 at 20:20


Yeah, Merry Christmas to all who won't be online

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