2013 Marathon Thread

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12/01/2013 at 14:28
Thanks chaps, by the time I finished my hands were getting very cold from running into the cold wind but was enjoyable all the same , what's the maximum distance you would be aiming to go on a long run between now and April??
Have done a couple of 20s and 19 s to date.
12/01/2013 at 14:49
MG1 I will do a few. At 22 and 23 miles.
12/01/2013 at 18:30

Quick post.

Brilliant long runs Fiona and MG1, 

MG1 I shall do a few 4 x 20s a 21 and 1x 23 hopefully

5 recovery for me today off to work again now..

18-19 tomorrow

12/01/2013 at 18:35

Nice (icy) runs NN Fiona_C MG1 and Teknik
No snow here but quite windy (20 gusting 30kts)

14 miles (into the wind half way) after my dip this morning

XC (maybe ) tomorrow

12/01/2013 at 18:48
Night Nurse and No Pain, was thinking of getting a couple of 21 s - 23s next month and again in March which will hopefully be enough come race day
12/01/2013 at 18:53

Well done on everyone's training.

12/01/2013 at 19:30

MG1- 22 about right, although my Pand D does have one 24 in

OH- good running in tough conditions

NP- Know what youn mean about the Xmas excess- we always buy enough different cheeses to feed a small village!! Resisting temptation here though- and the left over sweets!

6.5m this evening in the bitterly cold gale force wind, 14.92m for the day

12/01/2013 at 19:38

JSN Well done to you too - I think lesser folk might have given 2nd run a miss!

12/01/2013 at 19:52

A great mix of runs today, short & fast and LSRs. Everyone putting the miles in, nice.

Planning anything up to 24 here, will just see how it goes and will keep the schedule flexible.

Great willpower jason, I just have chocolate to eat but no change there!

Gosh, take care tonight NP.



13/01/2013 at 07:42
NN hope you where not to busy at work, enjoy your long run.
OH well done on your dip and 14 miles.
MG1 nice.
Jason nice second run in the wind.
Fiona thanks, we got in and out of Belfast no trouble and the roads where fine.
13/01/2013 at 13:13

Jason - glad the Parkrun trial went welland nice total in a gale force yesterday

MG well done on yesterday's 19 miler. Last time I did 7 x 20+ milers, including a 21 and a 22 (all but one were slow, MP +10% to +15%)

NP well done on the hilly 10. How was Les Mis?

NN nice recovery. Hope the long run goes ok today

OH well done on the windy 14m + swim

HM thanks

Fiona - ouch, 24 would hurt, methinks (particularly at your pace)

Hope everyone is ok


No ice or frost here so after a one mile warm-up I chased my clubmates around a 7.5m on-road course.  Averaged 7.31mm and the HR "settled" at around 85%max, so happy with that. 

Edited: 13/01/2013 at 13:14
13/01/2013 at 13:37
Hi all, I've not been on here for ages but thought as I need to start engaging my brain .... And legs .... I am signed up for 2013 Edinburgh Marathon end of May.

My profile

age 41
I have been running 3 years nearly
Have completed 2 full marathons (duchy my first 4.13 and Edinburgh 3.55) and 7 half marathons, a leg of the classic quarter endurance life run in Cornwall, plus many shorter races.
I am type 1 diabetic on insulin
I have a full time job and a husband and son age 6.

I have been trying to keep up a base of 10 miles over the winter, have been hit with nasty colds during November December and again now, but I would say 10 miles or a half would be doable, not a huge amount more at the moment.

Now, last year I suffered from Bursitis of my heel from too much pavement pounding (duchy 20 beg March, marathon training .... Edinburgh Marathon end
May, and 13 Clift race end June) I couldn't run for nearly 6 months and had to resort to spinning and road bike for fitness. I still keep up spinning, running club, track starts soon too) and longer runs at the weekend.

I am keen not to incur this injury again, I have purchased some great trainers with more cushioning (brooks Trance 11) my usual and preferred race trainers are Brooks GTS.

I think I will join you guys on here for advice and chit chat over the next few months.

Dawn aka Misty
13/01/2013 at 14:06

Fiona - Impressive pace for your 20!

NP - Good running

Jason - Sounds a good parkrun, seems similar to my local one. Good running too.

NN - Hope the LSR went well

OH - Good running, good luck with the XC (if you decided to do it!)

Tek - Nice pace

Dawn - Welcome!


4.7 miles in light/intermittent snow early this morning, nice and easy. Upper body weights done a couple of hours later with a few miles on the bike thrown in there too. Now to relax for the rest of the day!

33.7 miles for the week, and will push towards 37-38 next week, starting with 12-13 tomorrow


13/01/2013 at 14:07

NP- Glad you enjoyed the show and got in and out ok

Tek- nice frost free running

Hi Misty and welcome aboard

Cold but sunny day here today and  I just had the best possible combination- my easiest 20m training run and one of my fastest- found myself looking at my watch in disbelief in the final miles as I rolled along effortlessly (ok on a bit of a downhill) at 6.3x pace lol! 20.01m in 2.18.39 (6.56av) splits: 7:31 7:25 7:26 7:19 7:15 7:12 7:11 7:14 7:07 7:06 6:50 6:47 6:40 6:39 6:31 6:34 6:38 6:32 6:27 6:13 2 Very happy

13/01/2013 at 14:39
105.94m for the week ( sorry, Fiona- lol! )
13/01/2013 at 14:40

Some excellent long runs Yesterday - Well done Fiona et al. 

Sounds like a good race Tek.....speed in the legs

Hello Misty and welcome. Thats geat progress in your second Marathon. Hopefully youcan keep the injuries away and improve again

Nice Running Stuart. Sounds like your building nicely. 

"easy and fast" - I bow to you jason. Well done with your 20. brilliant in fact. 

I took Lulu for a early monring joglet and then cam back - made breekkie for the miss's and got back into bed for a lay-in  Then ran a MLR this afternoon. Thats 3 this week that means I did my longest ever week of 70 Miles. Very Happy

13/01/2013 at 14:45
Fiona, well done on your frosty 20 miler and at a great pace,

Jason, you're a running machine, well done with the trial for park run and cake at the finish is a bonus

Teknik, some good running over the last few days those miles and paces are climbing

NN, good paced run the other day hope the 19 went well

OH, good running hope the XC went well today,

NP, glad there was no incidents and the show was good

Hi Dawn, welcome and good luck with Edinburgh

14 miles for me today, no ice or frost, it was a little breezy and there was a little light showers but overall the conditions were good. I was a little dehydrated and given the route I new I would struggle to keep the hr below 75%, so I decided not to bother, I ran on part of the HM course today in and around lochcardil and down dores road, nice to get a feel for the route.

Stats for the run
14.33m 2:39:xx @11:07mm avgHR 149(79%)
13/01/2013 at 14:49

Misty welcome - you'll get some advice and loads of chat on here

Stuart nice run and cross training. Keep building and good luck tomorrow

jason excellent running!! Great total.

AGF great running and well done on a big week's total

Stewart well done on the 14 miler


Got to 60 miles here this week (without a long run yet)


Edited: 13/01/2013 at 14:50
13/01/2013 at 14:54
Wow this thread is busy, Jason a three figure week is awe inspiring, good weekly totals AGF and Teknik, when are you planning your long run
13/01/2013 at 15:03


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