2013 Marathon Thread

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17/01/2013 at 10:26

Hi Everyone. Rest Day yesterday. I needed it 

tek - thanks for you proposed new name. Obviously I am nowhere near GFA at the moment - so will stick where I am for now. but come the end of the year you never know

Some super medium long runs yesterday guys, and good training in general ( Eg jasons training PB). Keep up the good work. Most of us seem in good form.

Kaz - Good to hear from you. Best wishes for your recovery. At the very very least have a nice break in paris in April tp look forward too

A run this morning and a planned jog with the dog this evening before tomorrows snow  ( Another rest day maybe )

17/01/2013 at 10:27

Tek - Good luck for the cold LSR!

Stewart - Good running

NN - Nice running, a bit sharp at the end too

Fiona - Great running

Kaz - Take care

HM - The snow we were promised last weekend barely materialised. Snowed for a bit but didn't lie.


Just in from roughly 7.35 freezing miles (ave. ~9.15). Can't be too exact as my garmin went doolally. Apparently my run included 64 miles of ascent, not sure that's right...



17/01/2013 at 11:44

Stewart well done on the one hour run. I agree with the pacing you're looking at, btw...

NN well done on the MLR. Lol at the club pacing

Fiona nice double and great pace on the 12 miler

(( Kaz ))  It seems like you've had one thing after another for the last 9 months.  Wish you well soon.

HM hope you're ok

AGF or DILLIGFA? Enjoy the Lulu run

Stuart well done on the 7.35m...looks like you're really getting the hill work in


Well I got round at last to the first long run.  It was -5C when I set out and it is still not higher than -2C now.  17 miles done at av.72% with a pleasingly low amount of drift (HR not snow).  Had to stop a couple of times for my inhaler as my asthma was really rattling in the cold. 

Edited: 17/01/2013 at 11:44
17/01/2013 at 12:02

Well done on everyones training. Slightly jealous

Tek - That exactly how I feel!! Maybe this has been the root cause of everything??

17/01/2013 at 19:10


I'm fine.


The snow is here and it's settling where it's dry.

17/01/2013 at 19:27

Good to hear all is well HM4

Tek - well done on your first LSR. Especially in the cold. 

Keep the spirits as hi as you can Kaz. 

Stuart, I know what you mean about the cold - I did the same. I wore a running buff for the first time = Brilliant. Mouth and nose lovely and warm. 

Dog run complete - so pleased as that 19+ for the day  

17/01/2013 at 20:08

Some fantastic running going on peeps Fiona, Jason, AGF,Teknik, Stuart, NN.

Well done today AGF and Teknik and just for the record AGF why not GFA this time shoot for the stars and if you hit the moon your not far off.

Nice to see Jason back at the top but there is one who is gunning for him and it's not me, looks like marigold will be running you down in a week or so mate.

Well double day done, two 7 mile runs and legs a little heavy again, swim and easy run tomorrow with a 10k race on Saturday in the snow.

17/01/2013 at 20:12

Did you get out before the snow HM4?

Fantastic mileage AGF. Do you have to try to sneak out of the house without Lulu seeing you when it's a non-doggie run? I use one of those buffs or it's hard to breathe when cold, like my airways are blocked.

Stuart maybe the Garmin was feeling the cold too!! Good to get the run done.

Well done on the long run Teknik, take care with the asthma in the cold! 

6.25 miles for me on the treadmill tonight with 5 miles at 6:55mm pace. Rest day tomorrow!


17/01/2013 at 20:13

Nice running, guys

NP- surprised to be at the top, but it's not something i'm going to get involved in chasing. Just focusing on following The Plan Cut back week for me next week too Nice running

2x6.5m recoveries for me today. Shiny new Yaktrax at the ready for tomorrow's MLR

Edited: 17/01/2013 at 20:15
17/01/2013 at 20:15

Cross post NP - another great double.

Marigold must be in training for VLM, jason will soon be as fast!


17/01/2013 at 20:15

Fiona- LOL! I remember Marigold lapping me in the 50k last year

17/01/2013 at 20:24
Core and strength work tonight in gym pavements snow covered, forecast doesn't look good for weekend running!
17/01/2013 at 20:58

Too late for JS group tonight but did 4 miles by myself with a cool wind.

Well done on the training PB JSN

Chin up Kaz

Good running SM6 Tek AGF NP (x2) JSN

17/01/2013 at 21:21

But you're turbo charged now jason.

Hope the snow clears for you all this weekend. None here, assume same with you OH/kaz?


17/01/2013 at 22:30

Stuart, major gps fail there, good run and pace in the cold

Tek, well done getting the first long one out of the way, the cold air must play havoc with Asthma

AGF, good double today,

NP, some more good doubles, enjot the swim tomorrow

Fiona, well done getting those miles on the treadie, enjoy the rest day, you deserve it

MG1, good gym session, sounds like your going to be in there a lot over the weekend

OH, Agreed the wind is a cold one, what js group do you attend

Took the 3 mile group out tonight for a little trot around dalneigh, 3.6 miles in 39 minutes, wanted to get 8 in today so went out after and did 4.5m in 48minutes both around 11mm, easy run tomorow night and that will be it for another week.

18/01/2013 at 08:24

StewartC - Kirkwall JS - just a small group but gets me out on a Thursday evening
FionaC - no snow here either but 3°C as I came into work this morning

Rest today (AKA work) but hopefully LSR tomorrow although wind likely to pick up

18/01/2013 at 08:33

Hope the wind doesn't pick up any more OH, its awful through here and its such a cold wind.

18/01/2013 at 10:08

Well done on the training everyone,  especially so in this cold snap. But if we want to get there we have to do it and we're all in it together, yeaaaah 

The abundance of New Year Res runners seem to have hibernated round my way

Nurse - nice LT, and an impressive progressive 9 a la jasond

NP - great doubles

AGF - good to see it's working with the hound

kaz - hang in there, you'll be back before you know it

Stuart - 64miles is some climb

jason - MEGA stuff !!! Enjoy the recovery week. I'm sure if i did one of your cut back weeks i'd recover as well .... in HOSPITAL !!

MG1 - thumbs up on the core & strength work

Stewart - how are you finding the HADD stuff now ? Comfortable with the mileage ? Did you do a max test ?

enjoy the rest OH

10M GA for me this morning, wind chill made it -8 in places, mainly along the exposed coastline, bitter in places  .... 85mins for bang on 70%  Been trying to do a bit more core & strength work recently, aiming for 3 x 20mins per week.

Safe running at the weekend folks, be careful in the snow


Edited: 18/01/2013 at 10:10
18/01/2013 at 10:13

OH, lots of hilly runs around Kirkwall, and in my limited experience it is always windy up there

A quick question if I may, I've been running in my Mizuno Precision trainers now for over 500 miles, there is hardly a mark on the soles but the uppers have seen better days, last night and this morning my legs feel like they are in bits, around the outer area of the shin, calf's and knees, more so on the left leg, could it just be the trainers.

I'm going too swap rest days Friday instead of Saturday, give them a chance to recover.

18/01/2013 at 10:23

Good double there NP. Hows the wrist?

You too Fiona. Thats good speed from you too.

Jason - good to hear your not chasing miles for the sake of it - your training is impressive

Well done in Getting out OH - especially in a biting wind.

Core is Important MG - I need to do some !!

Good running stewart - good to give something back too !! Yes - it could be the trainers. I swap mine evry 400-500 for that reason !!

Good to hear things are going well Mace - keep up the good work !!

Snow here today. There was a small amount of snow yesterday that provided a light covering. This means that this morning was sheet ice everywhere - so after about 10 paces the dog realised that this was no longer going to be a run


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