2013 Marathon Thread

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19/06/2013 at 17:52


The club championship's in October.


Not yet.


Well done on everyone's training.  May not be back online until Friday fingers crossed as we've got a phone & broadband fault and I hate using a phone screen for the internet.

EDIT - That's when they're hoping to have the fault fixed.

Edited: 19/06/2013 at 17:53
19/06/2013 at 20:01

Well done on everyone's training

NN- The bugs are bad enough without the palava of contact lenses

4.xm recovery for me this morning and then ran a pyramid session tonight- 200/400/600/800/600/400/200 off 200 recoveries. Speed was supposed to be between 5k and 1m pace and with them all coming in at between 5.28 and 5.00 pace, job done - last 200 was the fastest rep too   Recovery day tomorrow.

19/06/2013 at 21:20

Tek good run earlier at a nice pace as well

NN nice going in the warm conditions, having used a P trainer for a while now I have found the sessions well worth the money to push me far harder and working on muscle groups that have made my core stronger and groups of legs muscles stronger which hopefully will help prevent injuries and improve my running.

Jason another quality day, you must be very happy with your form and speed right now

well got out early before work for a steady 6 miles at 8.50 av, the best conditions of the year - no wind , pleasant temperature and paths deserted, then 45 mins in gym tonight


19/06/2013 at 21:32

Blast just lost a long post - almost finished it too!

Can't retype it all as I'm trying to pack for the 2 days away, do my tax return and still have to pack my bike/changeover bag and number up everything for Saturday! Have to drop off the bike and bag when I get back on Friday.

Got in at 4am this morning from seeing Bruce Springsteen in Glasgow. Well worth it but pretty tired after a couple of hours sleep. Calves sore with being on toes all evening!

Lots of great running going on - that's a lot of races NN! Hope the nose is better Teknik and HM4 keep on running, you're on a roll now and consistency will reap benefits! Jason great speed session. NP that's a lot of running at the Games but you'll be great!

Thanks Stewart, hope you have a good run tomorrow night at js.

Right off to get organised!



19/06/2013 at 22:30

6.4 miles hills last night, then 8.4 miles steady but very warm today. Should be a fast tempo run tomorrow.

19/06/2013 at 22:44

Tek, a tough run in the heat well done

NN, no weights in body balance, it is hard enough without them, another controlled run in the heat well done

HM, hope they can get the fault fixed soon

Jason another good double day enjoy the recovery day tomorrow

MG, sounded like a great run in good conditions and a little cross training to finish your day

Fiona, glad you enjoyed the concert, hope you can get a little relaxation over the next few days so your a 100% for the cross at the weekend

IJ, another couple od good sessions well done


MP run tonight, just over a mile for a warm up and cool down and 10 miles @ MP, a tough run even with the wind it was still warm, happy enough with the pace HR still a little higher than I would like but I'm not overly concerned

Stats: 10.03mi 1:32:38, :9:14mm, avgHR 156(82%) 

20/06/2013 at 12:21

NN well done on the pilates, and the hilly 9m - nice low HR despite the heat

HM hope you get the internet fixed quickly!

Jason nice recovery and awesome pyramid session!!

MG good steady 6m yesterday

Fiona good luck for Saturday!!

IJ nice running the last couple of days.  Good luck with the tempo...

Stewart well done on the 10m MP run - they're tough runs in this heat


12m MLR this morning - a few miles to and from the club, plus some miles with the club through the woods and park.  9.03mm av. pace, 70%max avgHR.



20/06/2013 at 16:21

Just slept off a night shift, between shifts so rest day today, mentally preparing for  tempo day tomorrow

Jason did you do that session on a track with others ? awesome speed.

MG1 another good days training, nice to get out before it gets too warm , although it looks as if we are in for a few cooler days over the weekend and well done on getting to the gym, I am sure all the core work pays off.

Fiona it so bloody annoying when you lose a post isnt it ? especailly a long one replying to everyone's posts,, sounds like you had a great night, I hope the calves are feeling better...imagine how your legs would feel if you were unfit !!! what are you doing this weekend a bike race  ? sorry I cant remember seeing you mention that before...and on paper yes it looks like a lot of races for me, but I would say there are only 2 that I would target and race, and that is the Exeter 10k and Torbay 10k. The first one Charmouth Challenge is actually a tough  8 mile multi terrain coastal path race which I shall do as that weeks hard effort, it includes an ascent of The Golden Cap, the highest point on the south coast of England so there will probably be a lot of walking too  

IJ hope the tempo run goes well.

Tek yes I am pleased with HR over the last week or so, it has taken a good few weeks of patience after the injury to get pace/hr where I want it. Not so bad yourself either...12 miles @ 9s with 70% super running, and no the GCSE night mare is only over when the results come out...sorry...lol..

Think I may get out of bed now..


20/06/2013 at 19:59

MG1 nice gym session and good 6 miles today enjoy tonight's gym session.

SC late night for you last night well done on the run 10 miles at MP  great running.

Teknik well done on the MP run yesterday and today's MLR do you just have to sit back and wait for the results .

NN nice sessions yesterday, hope you have been able to rest today. Enjoy your tempo run tomorrow.

Jason great session with lots of speed mate .

Fiona hope the packing went well and you managed to get some rehope sounds like you enjoyed the show. 

Jim well done on your run yesterday and today 

Well another dark o'clock session on the treadmill at work 6 x .5 mile intervals at 5:15 pace will push this back down to 5:10 and 5:05 pace these where done with .5 mile recovery at 8:20 pace.


20/06/2013 at 20:39

Fiona- good luck for the weekend

Tek- Just the wait for the results now then! Nice MLR

NP- well done on the dreadie again.... Bet you're going to miss that

NN- Morning!

Nothing to report here- 2 runs of 5.7m both slow and both on stiff and sore legs! Eased up by the last 2.5m this evening though

20/06/2013 at 21:15

Tek glad the mare is over, nice running with the club earlier

NN good luck with the charmouth  challenge , having walked that route a few years ago I can say that anyone who runs it will be in for pain, pain and more pain but hey that's what challenges are all about  but what a great sense of achievement when you have finished it never mind  a hard core training session.


just a steady 4 m tonight for me at M pace, super humid conditions , wanted a longer run  but ran put of time - why does work get in the way of training so much


20/06/2013 at 21:31

Proud parents:


7 miles with JS group tonight for me

All the best for Highland Cross Fiona (is PippaM doing it this year? )

Tek think I've been kicked off Fetch  - "User not recognised"
(I only used it to access The List)

21/06/2013 at 03:05

Quiet hour or so here.

NP shift work eh !! soon to be thing of the past for you..fast half miles there..

Afternoon, Jason..`..guess that's the point of recovery runs...still plenty of miles  though

MG1 thanks for that I ummed and ahhd before entering but I am itching to do something different am looking forward to it even more now !!! well done on the MP run...still humid here too, quiet uncomfortable at work tonight...scrubs aren't the coolest of uniforms !! I have a new set on and they need washing about 100 times before they soften up a bit..

OH what a great picture, bet you are proud well done again to your son, and fancy being kicked off of Fetch ummmm what have you done.. ? !! you will be getting barred from the local pub soon..lol

Edited: 21/06/2013 at 03:09
21/06/2013 at 09:59

Tek, nice MLR yesterday, good luck to notsolittleTek with his results

NN,  good luck with the tempo run today

NP, well done with the treadie interval session, I'm sure you will hit those paces

Jason, hope the legs are feeling looser today after your recovery runs

MG, nice MP run,

OH for some reason I can't see the picture at work, well done with the 7


just a little over 4 miles for me last night with JS, I was glad to drop down the groups I was feeling a little stressed and tired, felt heaps better after the run though

Forecast for the weekend is rain probably no cricket for me

Stats 4.3mi, 43:45, @10:07mm, avgHR 146(77%)

21/06/2013 at 14:01

Back after a very tiring day and a bit at The Highland Show in Edinburgh - on my feet all day so legs not too happy!  Never mind, The Highland Cross is just a fun event and I am really looking forward to it - the scenery is stunning on a good day! NN  I am a last minute substitute! It is a duathlon with a 20 mile hill run from Kintail on the West coast of Scotland to Glen Affric in the middle followed by a 30 mile road bike to the East coast. I am terrified of falling off the bike. Last time I did the run in dead on 3 hours but finished in 4:55:08 (spent 10 - 15 minutes at the changeover) but I had done more cycling then!

Don't think Pippa is doing it this year OH!

Will catch up on the posts later in the weekend. Thanks for the good wishes everyone and good luck to anyone else racing!


21/06/2013 at 14:19

absolutely pooped! not sure I can run tonight, let alone get to the pub!

21/06/2013 at 17:18

NN Lol

NP great treddie interval session !

Jason nice double recovery - glad the legs are feeling better again

MG well done on the MP 4m run

OH oh no!  Don't know how that happened...luckily there's a non-Fetch link http://nrwoolnough.wix.com/2013-race-list  Great piccie

Stewart nice JS run last night.  Another cancelled cricket match

Fiona have fun at the Highland Cross

IJ run to the pub


Sports massage, 90 minutes hot yoga, and a 4m recovery for me.


21/06/2013 at 17:22

Races this weekend

21/06/13    Nacht van Vlaanderen       Emmy  (in a couple of hours time)
22/06/13    Highland Cross Duathlon   Fiona C

21/06/2013 at 17:44

  Stewart its nice to run for the sake of it sometimes so dropping down a group was a good idea, I shall  venture to my club for the first time in months next week and will happily go in the group below my usual one for a couple of weeks, pity you will miss out on cricket , bloody weather.

Fiona I am impressed you can even consider running 20 miles,that seems like an awful long way to me at the moment  good luck and enjoy the event .

Tek hope the sports massage wasn't too uncomfortable, and well done on the hot yoga and easy run.


Hateful so called tempo run over although I dont think I am pushing hard enough   5 hilly miles in 40.40  @8.08s  average hr  83 % I think HR should be higher on these runs   hey ho, will try harder next time  it was pretty windy  ,and hilly so concentrated on keeping hr steady  things can only get better, or can they now I am getting old ??

Edited: 21/06/2013 at 17:57
21/06/2013 at 21:55

Well done on the tempo run NN, very tough if hilly and windy!  Can't be age!!

Garmin would not switch on so did a quick google and now sorted! Would not have been too bad as pace is really not relevant on the hill run. That's the bike dropped off at the Fire Station - the Fire Service started the race 31 years ago. Forecast heavy rain and low cloud, not good for the helicopter apparently.

IJ sounds like a rest is in order!

Teknik well done keeping that list up to date, it really is good to look at and see who is doing what. Thanks.


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