2012 Marathon thread

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28/12/2012 at 22:14
NN- hope your postings aren't interfering with any life saving equipment! Lol!
Fiona- wind is NUTS here too at the moment...
Edited: 28/12/2012 at 22:16
28/12/2012 at 23:03

NN - I did it this year, but can't remember seeing any wine

29/12/2012 at 11:48

jason awesome splits on that wet and windy 12 miler

spark good 6 miles

OH nice cross training

NN thanks. Hope the RR went ok

NP well done on the easy run and hope the race goes/went ok

F hope you enjoyed the day off

HM good, I'll stop worrying...

Kaz hope the double goes ok today


6m with the club in the mud this morning, then some sluggish strides. All ok here - managed 41m last week, and with the longish run tomorrow I should be at 45m, so I'm back on track.



29/12/2012 at 12:07
Tek- good news there, mate!
As we approach the end of 2012, I see that I will be around 100m down on last year, but that's ok after missing a lot of training in April and May.
6.5m recovery run in monsoon conditions here! Unbelievable how quickly the road was transformed into a river!
29/12/2012 at 13:57
Great 15.25 in the monsoon this morning, kind of enjoyed the rainy conditions, now for some recovery time.
. A good way to end 2012 , next year is going to be a big one with my first marathon, hopefully will do it justice.
29/12/2012 at 15:39

Looks like we'll soon need a new thread for the 2013 marathons!

No sleep for me as I though the house was about to blow away.  

Good to see things seem to be ok Teknik.

jason and MG1 well done on getting out in the rubbish weather.

No rain when I was out but windy. The plan was 16 with 8 at MP (whatever that is!) so did 4m and then started the faster stuff. Got that blasted stitch again and after 3m brisk had to jog 2 miles easy. Then did another 3 miles at MP before running back up the hill. Felt pretty bad near the end, think I was dehydrated as freezing cold. Must drink more today as hope to get a decent run done tomorrow. Happy enough with the run I did as I think the quality miles are bound to have some training effect!

Now must do some stretching. Any thoughts on stitches? I have been doing core work the last few days so thought maybe tired core muscles could be the cause as not something I usually get so often.


29/12/2012 at 19:08

Tek - No run happened today. I spent all night in the bathroom with the dreaded sick bug I have now finally stopped being sick, but think I may have pulled a muscle in my side as I can't move without screaming in pain.

Fiona - Hope you are feeling ok now.

29/12/2012 at 19:20
Kaz- that's terrible! Hope you feel better soon
Fiona- can't help with the stitch- rarely get them and when I do there doesn't seem to be any identifiable cause....Well done on toughing it out
MG1- nice run to end the year
29/12/2012 at 20:49

Teknik well done in the mud nice weeks running.

Jason well done running in your river and 100miles over 52 weeks is nothing

MG1 Nice monsoon running

Fiona well done on your run, stitch is a strange one but you can run through it but it's not plesent. I'm sure the speed sessions in the run will all add up come April.

(((((Kaz 1)))))

Well the Castlewellen Christmas Cracker was great fun with lots and lots of mud and some fantastic hills, me and my mate after a bit of a slow start came in 76th pair and all I can say is can I do it again tomorrow I managed to run the hills hard and wait at the top before we set off again so it was a 9 mile fartlek session with just over 850m climb/decent .





29/12/2012 at 20:54

Forgot end of training week 76.97 miles running and 106x25m front crawl, base building .

29/12/2012 at 20:59

Wild weather overnight but glorious winter morning.
Swim around the pier in good company followed by 7.5 miles running (alone).
Wonderful views of the hills all arounnd in soft winter sun.
Mishap with thermometer (checking sea temperature - 8C) ended up with further involuntary swim
Good running NP MG1 JSN
Well done for toughing it out FC

29/12/2012 at 21:09

kaz hope that pain goes away and that you are feeling a lot better.

Sounds a bit wild out there again tonight although not as bad as last night, kaz/OH is it calmer with you?

NP well done on another great run. Sounds like good fun and another nice off road one, 850m is a lot!

Hope to go off road tomorrow, part of the Great Glen Way. Normally 14 miles but will see how the legs hold out, one calf a bit niggly but I'll get the comp socks on.


29/12/2012 at 21:28

OH did you wear a wet suit? nice run and swim and if you didnt wear a suit your an ironman

Fiona this was a great run loved every second of it and it's putting the fun back into my running, think I will do cross country next year got my socks on now enjoy your  run tomorrow 15 to 17 for me tomorrow and slow and easy

30/12/2012 at 08:22
Well guys. I am signing out of this thread. I have stopped running in 2012 and will join the 2013 thread. . Thanks for all your help support and guidance. Has been a good running year for me with pb's at all race distances run at some point in 2012. Possibly as I up'd mileage to 2015 miles

See you in the new thread on Tuesday. Have a lovely new year
30/12/2012 at 09:07


Where is next year's thread?  Just looked for it & couldn't find it.

30/12/2012 at 09:51
Me too, See everyone in the 2013 thread , thanks for the advice.

Have a good new year.
30/12/2012 at 11:13
New room now open and ready to party into 2013 still a few runs in 2012 left for me so will be heading out in the gale force wind soon for a LSR
30/12/2012 at 11:24
Ok, popping next door
Have a good run, NP
30/12/2012 at 11:28
Ok, can't find it.....
30/12/2012 at 11:57

jason well done in the rain.

HM - the new thread is up - check "new discussions" tab...

MG great 15.25m y'day

Fiona sorry you got the stitch again.  In my experience it's either (1) dehydration (2) eating too close to the run or (3) poor breathing, esp.not exhaling fully ?? Hope the run goes ok today...

Kaz ouch, sorry to hear that. Wish you well soon!

NP great racing - 850m!!!

OH lol - well done on the 7.5m

AGF see you on the 2013 thread


14.15m run this morning; bit sore now as it was basically 7m downhill, then turned back for 7m uphill while trying to keep the HR from spiking up.

One last run tomorrow will put me on 2,161 miles.  3 mara's, finally smashing 4h, pb's at 5k and 10k too. What a year!  Thanks everyone for your support...


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