2013 Marathon Thread

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07/01/2013 at 17:26

Just back from 7 miles steady and noticed i'm back down on to page two again with AGF just above me I also see someone else has made a mistake with there training and logged lots of 12 mile runs all on the same day lol.

07/01/2013 at 17:55

4 easy miles weights and a swim today 

Mace yes I have encouraged my brother he was 40 fat and unfit !! he did his frst marathon in 2011 in 4.30 from being a 16 stone couch potato to lean mean running machine of 13st ,I am pleased and proud but I just hope he doesnt beat me 

AGF I do most of my runs on country lanes and think how lucky I am, I see so many lovely things (most of the time) although I did witness the decaying of a Deer from the day it was knocked over until it turned all mushy  As for the GFA I think the mens GFA is a tough call for the compared to the women's..and as for us OLD women its even easier at sub 4 I better not say too uch it could go all wrong on the day.
Tek you must be buzzing now you are recovered from injury lots of miles well done

07/01/2013 at 19:29


I wouldn't get the chance to do that.  With how my shifts fall I struggle sometimes with 3 times per week.


I'm fine thanks.  Planning a little run tomorrow on my TOIL day (due to work this Saturday ).


Well done on everyone's training.

07/01/2013 at 19:39

11.4 miles @9.27 ave this afternoon. Longest run in a while, but wasn't too bad.

07/01/2013 at 20:13
Well done everyone
Spark- didn't mean to be cheeky! Just that 14 IS longish- just over half race distance. BUT I fully agree with you about not increasing too quickly
AGF- I agree with NP- time for a name change Maybe to am getting GFA AGGFA
Back to work for me today. So back to am runs at dark o clock 2x 6.5ish recovery runs today, topped off with sports massage .....
07/01/2013 at 20:53

Nice running, swimming and cross training folks!

An unplanned rest day today, side still a pain through the night, did not sleep well so decided just to rest. Back to it early tomorrow!


07/01/2013 at 21:10
Good gym session for me, good mix of cardio and leg strength work, looks like lots of good running at the start of another week?
08/01/2013 at 08:33

Morning all. 4 miles easy this morning, should get out later.


08/01/2013 at 09:18

Easy five miles for me last night, JS tonight not sure which group I'll be taking but I'll look to get in a few extra miles once the group run returns.

08/01/2013 at 11:57

AGF thanks. Nice 12miler yesterday

NP good swimming & running

NN yup much happier now I'm back on it.  Good training y'day.

HM hope you manage to get out today

Stuart nice 11.4 miles

jason nice double recovery... LOL at AGGFA...that's got to stick

Fiona nice easy run

MG well done on the gym work.

Stewart nice easy run last night.


8.37m easy this morning - couple on my own, then out with the club. HR appears to be getting better...

Edited: 08/01/2013 at 11:58
08/01/2013 at 13:44

Fiona well done on your first run of the day I hope the side settles down.nn

SC nice running.

Teknik looks like your getting back in to the swing of things

Jason great double, I like "Am Getting Good For Age Fit" AGGFAF 

First of two runs done 7 miles made up of 1 mile warm up, 2 miles tempo, 1 mile steady, 2 miles tempo, 1 mile cool down.

08/01/2013 at 14:04

9.2 miles in 1.21 for me this morning with 10 x 100m strides my favourite session

I run the majority of it at 70-75% mhr then speed up to 85-to 90 for about 100m if I can then let hr settle for a while before doing more.

Today overall pace for me was 30 secs per mile faster for same hr (ave 74%) as 3 weeks ago for same session so pleased with that.

Fiona..sorry what have you done to your side ?

08/01/2013 at 14:19

Hello all!

Am about to step up from half to full marathon for the first time by doing the first ever West Bank marathon in Bethlehem, Palestine in April.

The only thing is that I have just found out that the route is four 10k-ish laps which is a nightmare psychologically! Wondering whether anyone has any practical training tips? Presumably training in 10k laps is a good idea?


08/01/2013 at 17:31

NN just a stitch that I keep getting and I still feel it later on. Have had it ever since being a bit off colour before Christmas. Nice session with strides, might throw a few into my run tomorrow.

Another great tempo session NP.

That's a long run for the morning Teknik.

Hope you get some extra miles Stewart.

Welcome Sara, I always switch off a bit anyway in marathons so it may not be too bad. On a positive note it may just break it down into manageable chunks!

Just had my porridge  will head out later.


08/01/2013 at 17:32

Sara - sounds like my idea of Hell - I've done the Langdale HM in 2 successive years while my wife Elspeth continues to do 2nd loop for full marathon

7.5 miles for me today on a windy loop. Fortunately dried up for afternoon after a wet start to day.

Well done getting out running everyone (NP, NN, SM6, JSN, FC, SC, Tek)
Not too bothered about running in dark, but I'd struggle to get up for a run before work. (although a dawn swim at 5am in May didn't phase me!)

Edited: 08/01/2013 at 17:42
08/01/2013 at 17:37


I did and did 1.27 miles.  I'm really looking forwards to the summer as I'm planning on some runs along a beach about 30 min drive away.


Well done done on everyone's training.

08/01/2013 at 17:43

... and HM4


08/01/2013 at 20:41

Good running guys


3.7 miles for me tonight, probably hit the gym in the morning after work. Had originally planned to do 6 tonight, but after realising my plan for the week was jumping me from just under 30 miles last week to over 38 this week, I didn't bother. I'll try to get 33-35 miles this week

08/01/2013 at 21:24
Cardio session with trainer in gym tonight good to be pushed!

Maybe rest day tomorrow after 4 consecutive days training or maybe just a light easy run. More good running by you guys .
08/01/2013 at 21:52

Fiona great two runs for the day your going well.

NN great run with the strides.

Sara it's only four laps what is the temp? what time do you do a half in?

OH Nice running.

HM4 well done for getting out.

SM6 Well done.

MG1 nice gym sessions

Jason well done on your two runs.

AGF Sir you are putting the miles in

Just in from my second 7 mile run of the day






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