2013 Marathon Thread

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24/04/2013 at 12:49

nice bimbling


24/04/2013 at 17:21

mace thx...flights are about GBP 140 return, hotel about GBP 100 per night...big choice on offer.  Marriott is right by the start.

Edited: 24/04/2013 at 17:22
24/04/2013 at 17:27

...although thinking about it, if you're looking for a family trip, Frankfurt is not exactly high on a list of "places I must visit"...

24/04/2013 at 18:38

Race list on Skydrive is here...


Edited: 24/04/2013 at 18:39
24/04/2013 at 19:22

Evening all 4m recovery plod for me- got easier as it went on

24/04/2013 at 19:24




16 June Purbrook Ladies 5.---------Well done on everyone's training.  I've been out for 3 miles after work (ave pace 11:23)

24/04/2013 at 23:09
Tek, nice 3 miler nice and easy enjoy the 10 tomorrow

Mace, can't get below 70% 76% avg for me tonight but it did feel easy

Jason, good to see the run has helped loosen up the legs

NP, enjoy the sun and recover well

HM4, nice 3 miler

Went out for a recovery run tonight around the canal 6 miles in 1:05 @10:48mm avgHR 148(76%) lowest hr this week
25/04/2013 at 08:24

A lot of recovery running going on! I have not been out yet but did watch the elites at VLM last night.

Teknik, earlier you said Frankfurt was cold....how cold? Would it be much the same as Amsterdam?

25/04/2013 at 10:41

Jason good to get on your feet again - nice recovery

HM well done on the run after work. Purbrook added.

Stewart nice 6 miler.  It will take weeks for the HR to "normalise", but you're heading in the right direction!

Fiona I don't think there's much difference in weather between Amsterdam and Frankfurt.  Having travelled a lot in both countries my impression is that winter in Germany is earlier and colder, but the average stats for the two cities are very similar - average min 6C, max 13C for late October.  Last year Amsterdam was ok (see the pictures - supporters in jackets, runners in vests) whereas Frankfurt, a week later, had snow the night before (it didn't settle) and was -2C rising to 2C on the day.  Everyone except me was in snoods and leggings.  For me that was perfect mara running conditions....


Talking of the weather, it cost be a few bpm on my MP run this morning.  1m w/up then 10m at "MP". Sunny and humid 14C.  Struggled to keep it under 83%max and only managed 8:00mm.  Hoping the weather turns cooler again...

Edited: 25/04/2013 at 10:42
25/04/2013 at 11:42

Good running teknik..... if your not sub3:30 you will be ver very close

10m for me too today. 3 with lulu followed by a 7 on my own. finished before 8:15 am


25/04/2013 at 12:10
Fiona C wrote (see)

Teknik, earlier you said Frankfurt was cold....how cold? Would it be much the same as Amsterdam?

Fiona - this year will be my 5th in a row in Amsterdam. Weather is always near perfect for running. The race is extremely well organised but as Teknik says, it's absolutely a destination city too. A fantastic weekend away.

2013 will be my first in Frankfurt and I'm going there purely to run as apparently there's not much else going for the place

25/04/2013 at 18:07


Thanks.  I'll be better trained for that one than this !



25/04/2013 at 22:02

Tek- nice running! I prefer the cooler weather too- could have done with it last Sunday!

AGF- nice 10

Stewart- sounds like recovery is well in progress

HM4- If we include everyone's races under half, the list will become unmanageable! Just thinking of poor old Tek's workload! lol! Well done on the 3

Seems that I am no 1 on Run Britain Rankings for the marathon for Welsh M45s so far this year

Club photo shoot tonight for VLM medals, followed by my shortest run for years! - 2.43m in 19.18  It felt MUCH longer.....


25/04/2013 at 22:15

Well done jason, great placing on Run GB!

AGF nice run, Lulu must be happy when it's cooler but you get out early so no time to warm up by then.

I feel the cold so the thought of a marathon in 2 degrees is not great! Amsterdam a week before Frankfurt this year so slight chance of being milder....maybe. I did Amsterdam in 2011 Johnas and it was good, just got their newsletter so tempted.

I hope NN's ankle still on the mend and that NP and Anita having a great holiday

Looking forward to the weekend run although it'll be Baltic compared to last week.




25/04/2013 at 22:29

Fiona- you been out yet? A few very slow miles will do you the world of good now

26/04/2013 at 07:08
Nice running folks and top stuff jason, very impressed.

I have a po10 account now and ranked 385 for mara @ V45 a bit of work to catch Jason up

Not much to report here, yesterday off and maybe today as well but walking to and from work which clocks up 3M a day.

Inaugural local parkrun tomorrow so I think I might have a jog around that.
26/04/2013 at 07:09
Tek, thanks for the info. Sounds lime frankfurt may have to wait a couple of Years. I've also been looking at Amsterdam, Dublin, Chester etc etc
26/04/2013 at 07:16


Fiona Jason and NP hope you are  recovering well and getting back into it, my brother is still struggling with the stairs...bless him..lol..shouldn't laugh

Stewart and Mace I guess its still early days for you both too hope its all going well.

AGF great to see you building the miles back up.

Tek looking good you must be raring to go, sub 3.30 on the cards 

HM4 well done on entering a race, its great to have a target.

Still taking it easy at the moment , I have managed a few short runs without too much trouble , still icing and massaging and I can actually get out of bed and weight bare straight onto  my right foot without it hurting, the physio said when I can do that I can safely build the miles up again, it was always worse in the morning and after sitting down for a while but with all the recovering and slower taper running  going on here I don't feel too out of place

Edited: 26/04/2013 at 07:36
26/04/2013 at 08:34

jason I know I should have been out by now! My toes are still very sore which sounds pathetic but blisters under the nails that I keep sticking pins into!

Planning a hill run at the weekend, an easy run on the flat and will get back to the weights. Do you have thoughts on periodisation? As in strength/conditioning phase, cut back of miles and adding in say a turbo session or two? I prefer to run but not sure what is best? 

51st V40here on Po10 for 2013 marathon!

Nice to hear that the ankle is easing NN.


26/04/2013 at 08:48

Blimey, i've moved up 2 places to 383 and i haven't run for 2 days

Fiona - sounds nasty, have a paddle in the sea, that will sort them out  Small price to pay for 51st V40 though



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