2013 Marathon Thread

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23/01/2013 at 21:09

Back now fed , showered and warmed up..

Tek better to be safe than sorry ..still some nice miles for the day and  yes we have been quite lucky here quite heavy cold rain/sleet, tonight but not cold enough to freeze just yet and still no snow to speak of, we seemed to suffer more than most a few weeks ago with the flooding

Jason that's your good deed for the day, how annoying that you forgot to reset garmin, I hate it when that happens...how did we ever manage without them ?

AGF enjoy the cut back week, if I tell someone at work I have only run 8 miles they look at me as if I am mad and say "what do you mean ONLY 8 ??'

One of those fab runs when everything seemed to go right, it was very cold, wore 2 pairs of tights, once I get going i see to run really well with low HR the colder it is !! more oxygen in the air apparently !!

12 MILES 1 hour 45

9.20..9.06..8.49...8.56...8.52.. 8.46...8.53...8.44...8.36..8.36...8.32..8.29..
AVE HR 74.9% 


23/01/2013 at 21:38

Welcome APG and agree with jason.

Sounds like a really adventurous run jason and tough - snow and hills!!  

Great MP running NP, you're really flying and still 12 weeks to go!

You did a quality 8 AGF. Good to mix up the training.

Nice forward planning Teknik, more miles in tough conditions.

Good to get a rest day OH.

13 miles for me, av pace 7:23mm. Felt ok but 26.2 miles at this pace will take a lot more training! Just as well there's 12 weeks to go!  The legs felt the intervals and weights from last night.




23/01/2013 at 21:40

Cross post NN, fantastic MLR for you. I've not worn 2 pairs tights for a while - normally it's the ski thermals beneath the tights. Nice!


23/01/2013 at 23:07

NN, 55 miles for a recovery week , good 8 miler last night, and a good consistent pace for a low HR,

FionaC, good double runs again, with the way your training is progressing you'll manage it,and it is all the more impressive on the back of a tough interval session

NP, another good run in tricky conditions, 

Mace, glad the run felt better today,

Jason, an eventful run, must have slammed on the brakes and went straight on, 

AGF, sounds like an enjoyable run enjoy the cutback week

HM4, have you managed to get out yet

Tek, nice easy double, better to be safe than sorry, a fall could put you on the bench for a while

OH, the local rag using a little creative license to make the accident seem more than it was, hope you have enjoyed the rest

APG, welcome

Tonight's run was my first attempt at longer intervals, training for my last HM I did 800 repeats, today it was time to do some 1 mile repeats.

The session consisted of 2m wu 1m cd and 3min recoveries between reps

split times for the reps are:

8:34, 8:37, 8:22, 8:33, 8:36, 8:40 HR163-166 (86%-89%)

totals for the whole run: 10.7m 1:42:20 @ 9:35 avgHR 155(82%)


Edited: 23/01/2013 at 23:08
24/01/2013 at 11:34

Some fine running the past couple of days guys. Especially given the conditions

10.3 miles slow just done. Felt slightly tougher than I expected, but it's probably because I done it straight after work. Tempo run tomorrow morning.

Hope everyones training goes well today

24/01/2013 at 12:50

NN Great running well done for getting it done before work.

Fiona with another 12 weeks still to go your also flying, great splits for your run

SC Well done with the mile interval session, I plan on doing another one next week last time was Christmas day

SM6 Nice MLR enjoy your tempo run tomorrow.

Well went out and did just over 10 miles this morning nice and steady got an appointment at the hospital later this afternoon and will get out after that for a short recovery run.


24/01/2013 at 14:04

OH hope you enjoyed the day off

APG - like Jason said

NN fantastic splits for that nice low HR!!

Fiona wow speedy 13 miler - super pace

Stewart 6 x 1m repeats is a monster session! Well done indeed

Stuart nice 10.3 miles. Good luck on the fast session tomorrow

NP good 10 miler. I was going to ask - how is the arm?


I got my long run in this morning. 18 miles, very icy in parts, so I gave up slipping around the park trail and played chicken with the cars on the road.  9:31 av pace and a tad over 70%max HR. 

24/01/2013 at 14:39
Stuart/Stewart/NP and Tek. Some superb running there. Well done to you all.

A few dog strolls for me today. That's all resting...
24/01/2013 at 20:25


It's finally getting better so maybe tomorrow.


Well done on everyone's training.

24/01/2013 at 21:41

Stewart 6 mile reps is a tough session, well done!

Stuart well done getting the run done when tired.

How is the arm NP? Nice steady run there.

Gosh be careful Teknik, falling on ice or playing chicken with cars - tough choice!  Nice long run.

Enjoy the recovery week AGF.

6 easy miles for me tonight. Almost didn't go as it's been a long day but very pleased I did.


24/01/2013 at 22:07
Teknik great long run well done
AGF you not take Lulu for. A short jog
Fiona well done for getting out
After sitting in the hospital all afternoon and then getting stuck in rush hour traffic I gave the 4 mile recovery run a miss as CBA
25/01/2013 at 10:25

SM6, well don for getting out there when you're feeling tired

NP, another good double, hope the appointment at the hospital went well

Fiona, well done for getting out when you didn't feel up to it, were you at JS last night?

Tek, it is amazing that most are getting out in the snow and ice over the last week, we have been very fortunate not to have any here

AGF, I hope you enjoyed your rest day

HM4, Hope you get out today

A four mile recovery run with JS last night, conditions were good, decided not to have another run after session, after the night's before effort, the legs were feeling fine but I thought they would appreciate an easier day

4m 45mins @11:11mm AVG142(74%) 

25/01/2013 at 12:09

Stewart - Nice run, and wise to give the legs an extra rest now and again.

Fiona - Well done on getting out

Tek - Nice long run

NP - Good running


Change of plan for me today. We have lying snow for the 1st time this morning, so decided to do recovery run to the gym, then weights. That ended up with me walking a mile and a half after coming to the conclusion that I was putting in too much effort (HR was over 160, for well over 11 minute miles), and I didn't really fancy falling either. I really hope it rains heavily tonight

25/01/2013 at 13:10

Did not get to JS last night Stewart, not finished at the hairdressers til 7:30! I did go to the Leisure Centre to change then just ran round town for a bit.

Stuart shame about the snow, none here yet!

A rest day for me.  


25/01/2013 at 13:16

Enjoy your rest day Fiona. Rest is the underated part of training

I know what you mean about treacherous conditiona Stuart - ice here is awful - snow that has tired to slush and frozen = skating rink !!

Well done Stewart. 

At least you made up for your cba witha swim today NP I decided to walk yesterday and let Lulu do all the running

However I have just taken her out for a lunchtime jog around the racecourse. Lovely. Did an hours running earlier today too. However not doing too much as I seem to have a head cold. It will pass I am sure !!

Enjoy your weekend running folks !

25/01/2013 at 17:06

HM hope you got out today

Fiona thanks...nice easy run last night. Hope you enjoyed the rest day.

NP hope the arm's ok

Stewart well done on the easy run

Stuart sounds like a tough slog in the snow.  Hope the weights session went better...

AGF nice running - hope you shake the cold quickly


Sports massage and 90 mins hot yoga this morning, followed by a 4 mile recovery run.  Looks like more snow here tonight...

25/01/2013 at 18:06

Stewart & Tek

Sadly no as I spent most of the day on the phone trying to sort out a delivery for hubby's new laptop as UPS/Apple screwed up!  The laptop is now due to be delivered either Monday or Tuesday.  I really hope it's going to be Monday as Chris has this day off as it's our first wedding anniversary.


Well done on everyone's training.

25/01/2013 at 18:32

First of weekend's socialising tonight then plan is for swim and LSR tomorrow before nexr round of socialising.
3 leaving dos this weekend - all for the same person - reflecting her various roles!
Rained today and all snow now gone again


NN FionaC NP Tek good MLRs Wed/Thu followed by some shorter (recovery) runs Tek AGF FionaC SM6 StewartC. Seems to be a pattern here

25/01/2013 at 19:00
Gym session with trainer this morning, looking forward to my long run tomorrow but pavements are dangerous as they have turned to solid ice, hopefully the canal paths are better! More snow forecast tonight just to add to it all, bring on the thaw..
25/01/2013 at 19:58


That's the same with the paths round me which still have ice on.

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