2013 Marathon Thread

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15/01/2013 at 21:50

Good that you found a safe place to run jason - marginally less boring than the treadmill (although I don't mind either ).

Great double day NP, I'm still just doing one easy run for my double days.

Nice running all that got out in the cold (mace, Stuart), snow (Tek), ice (NN - nice 4 miles in the middle!!) brrr!  OH the sky may be blue but it was freezing today - those cold swims must make you tough!!

Another good day's training AGF.

Hope kaz is recovering well.

4 miles easy this morning then 5.75 miles with the group - 12 hill reps in there so overall pace pretty slow. No snow here at the moment and despite being -3 ice not too bad.

Hope everyone stays safe on the ice/snow, nightmare to fall and hurt something!


15/01/2013 at 22:49

NP, you obviously live up to your name, a swim and two seven milers, well done

Tek, great off roading in the snow, it is so much harder to run in

NN, good LT at a cracking pace

OH, probably a good idea going off road avoid slipping on the tarmac

SM6, hope the 4.6 was not to slippy under foot, well done for the sign up to Lochaber on Friday

AGF, Good tempo run on the treadie, I hope the weather up here stays relatively ok  I'm not very good on them.

Jason, Amazing, 15 miles around a track, that is determination of the highest standard

Fiona, kudos to you those reps are tough, last time I did it with Craigs group I only manage 10 in the time the quicks did 12, well done

Two runs tonights seperate by 30 minutes, the first was a tempo style run, 4.6 miles with a 1 mile warm up and thre quicker miles, followed by .6 cool down


 The JS run was a little over 5 miles and a little slower but still a tough workout




16/01/2013 at 08:35

Well done on last night's running Stewart. We were lucky that it was not icy.

Another 4 mile easy run this morning.


16/01/2013 at 12:03

SC well done on your runs last night.

Fiona nice run this morning.

Just over 13.8 miles in the bank this morning in the rain and sleet.

16/01/2013 at 18:24

Well done on everyone's training.  Still horribly cold down here -4.5C this morning (6.45)  & 0C this afternoon (4.45).

16/01/2013 at 18:30

Stewart- well done on the run

Fiona- nice 4

NP- Nice MLR in the usual weather The "leader" on Fetch has got the message, or 20, I see 

HM4- brrrr!!!!!

5m recovery run this morning- not too slippery, but a couple of spots so still being cautious. 10.01m on the track this afternoon with a 5m tempo effort thrown in the middle. This run was scheduled to follow a recovery day, but with me swapping things around because of the ice yesterday it ended up following a swift 15 miler. Needless to say, my legs could still feel this and I was a few seconds off pace for some of the tempo miles- still happy enough considering 10.01m in 1.05.08 (6.30av) splits: 7:11 6:56 6:42 6:05 6:07 6:03 6:04 6:00 7:05 6:51 5 In fact, i just realised that this is actually an unofficial PB over 10m- lol! (All my recent 10m races have been over brutal courses!)


16/01/2013 at 19:46
Jason that's fantastic running and amazing splits when you look at what you ran yesterday.
16/01/2013 at 19:55
NP-thanks, mate- confidence rising here!
16/01/2013 at 20:35

Jason - Great running!

Fiona - Nice run

Stewart - Well done

NP - Good running in those conditions!

HM - Compared to where you are, its a tropical minus 1 here


Rest day here, so it was a bit annoying that my new running stuff got delievered this afternoon! Think it's 7.5 miles for me tomorrow.

16/01/2013 at 20:41

NN nice 9m with a good LT pace yesterday

HM - eek that's cold

OH good muddy 11m on the trails

Stuart well done on the 4.6m and great news re Lochaber

NP nice double y'day and a solid 13.8m today

AGFAGFA lol and well done on the hotel treddie

Virex enjoy the rest

Jason awesome 15 y'day and wow what a tempo effort today

Fiona good session y'day morning and nice easy 4m today

Stewart 2 good sessions well done


Brass monkeys here. 2m w/up and w/d and 6.3m 'supposedly' at MP (80 to 83%max).  Was more like 75% with a few spikes uphill.  Happy with the pace (8:41mm). Long run tom (will be -4C).


16/01/2013 at 20:55
Teknik's- OMG, Minus 4 is grim..... Well done on the run and lol at AGFAGFA

Snowing here now!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
16/01/2013 at 21:27

Teknik, nice, I approve the new Monica for AGF, good running in the freezer

NP, another good run the conditions sounded awful

Jason, your paces are scary

Fiona, good recovery run, are you doubling up today

Another 60 minute plod around Inverness, keeping it easy at just over 11mm, I've decided to switch off the HR alarm on my runs, I'm not enjoying trying to keep the HR down it is not helping as it feels like I'm fighting it, so I'm going to run to paces, but will still monitor HR to make sure I'm not running to fast, my goal for the HM is sub 2hrs, and I think the paces below are suitable.

LR - 11mm, Steady 9:15mm Tempo 8:50mm - 9:00mm

16/01/2013 at 21:52


Stewart nice running..just go by feel if you aren't enjoying the HR stuff, it is our hobby after all and meant to be our relaxing/thinking time...unless you are doing speed work of course..just enjoy..

Jason..you must be the only person who pbs in training ..amazing I love your splits and would be happy with 1 x 6 min mile on its OWN !!

Nice run Tek and enjoy tomorrow chilly long run

SM enjoy the new kit ...new trainers was it ?

NP nearly 14 well done 

 MLR for me  7 on my own then 7 with club..who said they would 9 min mile !!! bit quick towards the end ...as all club runs turned into a race..14 in 2.05

9.32...9.30...9.29...9.30...9 10 ..9.13...8.55..8.54..8.38..8.57...

Edited: 16/01/2013 at 21:54
16/01/2013 at 22:00

Great MLR there NP.

jason another fantastic run and you're back in your rightful place on Fetch!

Stuart great to get new gear, always gives the training a boost.

Well done for getting out in the cold Teknik, always a thought!

Stewart that sounds sensible on just keeping an eye on the HR but running to pace.

Another double day Stewart; 12 miles for me tonight av pace just under 8mm. Happy enough with that, legs not feeling quite so fresh as they did on Monday.


16/01/2013 at 22:12
NN, great run tonight was it meant to be progressive, thanks for the advice,
16/01/2013 at 22:29

Stewart..well sort of as the last 7 was with running club...and I knew the pace would increase towards the end..it always does...no one wants to be last back to club house do they ? Thats why I took the first 7 on my own..VERY easy..

I usually go with the 8 - 8.30 group which would have been too fast for MLR

Fiona..another doubles day ..good going..

Edited: 16/01/2013 at 22:38
16/01/2013 at 22:45
Awesome running Fiona, hope the legs feel better tomorrow, probably the hill reps last night,

NN, a good choice to move into another group
16/01/2013 at 23:12


Fiona- Thanx for asking,  I am recovering slowly.

Just bn signed off work for another 2 weeks today I am managing some brisk walking(without my rather large dog as he pulls to much) and some gentle X training. Very sore in evening thou so think I may be trying to do to much. Doctor said today since I have a manual job, that I am likely to be off for 6 weeks and doubt that I can run before then either. That only leaves 8 weeks to train for Paris from practically no base.

Edited: 16/01/2013 at 23:13
17/01/2013 at 08:27

Good run NN and see what you mean about a race at the end!

Stewart think you are right. Still a bit tired today but 4 easy miles done and just tonight before my rest day tomorrow!

kaz good to hear from you and at least you are headed in the right direction. Looks like Paris will be very much for enjoyment and run to feel. Your health is most important, take care.


17/01/2013 at 08:31


It's -2C now so I'll still have to scrap ice of the car in about 20 min.  Dread to think what it's going to be like on the way home, particularly as we're due some snow tonight.


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