2013 Marathon Thread

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26/01/2013 at 19:08
NIght Nurse that's another great 20 mile run into the bank well done
AGF well done for doing 20 on the dreadmill and with a head cold more miles into the bank
OH is that your body temperature after the swim in the sea? Fantastic 18 miles after that. I know from doing the few triathlons early last year and this year that it takes a time to get used to the cold water, I was soaking in a cold bath 3 or 4 times a night for about 15 mins trying to get used to the cold are you at that stage now where it only takes you seconds to get used to it? And how long before you start to feel really cold?
Mace better to take the rest sounds like your body needed it.
HM4 a mile added each day would be fine.
26/01/2013 at 19:50

Tek- I'm ok, thanks

NN/ AGF- well done on the 20s, especially AGF on the treadie

Will read back properly in a bit, but I missed yesterday's run due to family stuff  and work. Got back on track today though- polished off yesterday's 12m this morning and 2 x6.5m recovery runs for today sees me back on schedule

26/01/2013 at 20:02
Jason 25 miles for the day wow well done mate hope you have now put your feet up
26/01/2013 at 20:43
NP- feet are up and glass of red in front of me
TBH, feeling fresh enough- the worst run was the first one where my lower legs felt really tight around shins and ankles. I don't know if it was a reaction against a rest day or against several days of running on hard snow and ice, but much better for the later recovery runs which were far smoother
Edited: 26/01/2013 at 21:32
26/01/2013 at 21:26

AGF how on earth did you manage to get your head around that ?? that really is dedication..it must have been very warm and stuffy too if our gym is anything to go by; well done indeed; and yes running 16 with the others was really enjoyable and the time flew by..there were a few more hills than I would have done if I had worked out my own route so I was  really pleased to feel so strong.

OH well done one the 18..and braving nasty weather..I was lucky for mine today
Mace hope you feel better for tomorrow LSR and don't feel guilty if you aren't feeling 100% its silly to even think about running 21 miles but you know that anyway..
HM4 I hope you can make the most of your days off and get some running done

Jason..wow !!

26/01/2013 at 22:28

NP, good run and the view makes all the difference

NN, a good pace and you finished it strong you must have been happy with that

AGF, hope you're feeling better, and 20 on the treadie in amazing, you definitely have earned that meal.

OH, impressive stuff a swim followed by an 18 miles in the hail

Mace, listen to the body if you need to rest up rest up, good luck with the 21 tomorrow, if the body allows

HM4, good luck with the two miler, 

Jason, 25 miles in a day, WOW! what can I say you're a machine

not long returned from my recovery run 5 miles @10:56mm, so just over 8 miles for the day, l'm looking forward to the long run in the morning, hoping to do around 14, but it is time dependent, the youngest has a highland dancing competition at 1pm so I'll need to be done and dusted by 12pm

26/01/2013 at 22:59

Hope you enjoyed the shopping NP, payback time for all that running!!

Great  20 NN with the fast finish. Well done for not stopping at 16 when everyone else did!

AGF amazing effort, 20 in the gym would be tough as they are so warm! Looked back the diaries and I think this year is going well....so far!

Can't imagine setting off for a run after being so cold in the water OH, well done!

No point running til you feel better mace, you'll only end up worse. Take care.

jason great to catch up but careful....!

Hope you get the run done Stewart, really windy here now but I guess half of the run could be easy!

Easy run planned for tomorrow, will try to get out between the forecast showers.


27/01/2013 at 08:57


i know it doesn't sound too much however I have to add mileage gradually.  Whenever I've had a few days off like this I've tried to add mileage but it's backfired.

Stewart & NN,



Well done on everyone's training.

27/01/2013 at 10:34

Thanks Guys. The treddie is not too bad, I watched 20/20 cricket, football focus and then 6 nations so was kept entertained

I must say everyone seesm to be having a stormer  !! Jason, night nurse and Stewart - well done on your runs too !!

A jog with the dog this morning and after a late brekkie in bed I am about to take her for a walk in the sun !!! ( cannot say that too often ).

Enjoy your sundays !!

27/01/2013 at 11:47

Maybe if the treadmills in my gym faced a telly I would get my head round treadmill running , but all ours face a mirror 

Stewartc enjoy the 14 miler

Rest day today, back on nights tonight.


Edited: 27/01/2013 at 11:47
27/01/2013 at 12:02

Stewart nice 5k PB. Well done!!. Good recovery run.  I hope the LSR goes ok today, and enjoy the highland dancing

Fiona enjoy the easy run after that fantastic 21 miler

NP LOL at the mankini - mmm, food for thought. Nice hill run yesterday.

NN great 20 miler - really impressed with the progressive splits. Enjoy the rest day today. 

AGF fantastic dedication for that treddie 20 . Have fun with walking Lulu...

OH great training - cold swim then the 18 miler in the hail and wind.

mace wish you well soon

HM enjoy the long weekend

Jason 25 miles in one day! Wow!


One mile warm up then 8m Club race today.  It rained heavily overnight and it was 8C this morning, so all the ice has gone.  Bit too much to drink last night meant I struggled, but 7:42 av pace was only a bit behind my planned half mara pace, so reasonably happy.

27/01/2013 at 12:05

Hi everyone. Sorry i havent been on. My knees have started aching again after being back to work, 12 hour days not helping. Tried a 10 miler last saturday and had to stop after 5, was keeping it easy aswell. As soon as i even try to jog out to the car or anything the outside of my right knee aches and i have to stop. Iv been stretching every night to try and keep loose and im working close to home for the next 2 months so going to try and go swimming as much as i can. Once my leg starts getting better, what mileage should i drop to to ease back in. I was running 2x 4mi easy, 2x 7mi and was up to 14mi on a sunday. Im planning on slowing my pace down to 8.30 for the easy aswell until i get back into the swing of it.

27/01/2013 at 14:03
Fiona, hope you enjoyed the recovery run today
HM4, you're right to take your time and build the mileage slowly, why risk injury,
AGF, enjoy your walk
NN, hope your relaxing and enjoying the rest
Tek, well done on your club race, how's the head

Only 13 miles today, but to be fair it is all the legs could take, the last couple of miles were a little uncomfortable, resting up now, will get on the foam roller later hopefully that will iron out the kinks.

13m 2:21:xx @10:53mm
Edited: 27/01/2013 at 14:04
27/01/2013 at 14:22

Sounds like a nice day with you AGF.  Hope the sun stayed out for Lulu's walk.

NN see your point about the treadmill, a lot to be said for the brick wall in my garage!  Enjoy the rest day.

Teknik sounds tough, well done on a good result.

spark, shame about the leg. I'd just start easy at a few miles to see how it goes. You can then build back up fairly quickly if the injury stays away.

Well done on the long run Stewart.

Did 5 miles easy and it was blowing a gale on the way back. Nice to get out.


27/01/2013 at 14:58
In 24 hours the pavements and roads have got back to normal and not a bit of snow and ice left , rest day today and look forward to a good weeks training .

Fiona C good run after yesterday efforts

Stewart C good 13 miler, do the foam rollers work well? They have them in the gym but have never used them, I always go for plenty of stretching.

Have one of the Hell Runner races in a few weeks , has anyone done this event before?
27/01/2013 at 15:42

Bit of reading back

Jason nice to see you put your feet up hope you enjoyed your red wine.

SC Well done on your recovery run and 13 miles today, I spend about 15 to 20 mins every night on the foam roller.

AGF Nice recovery run and I hope you and Lulu enjoyed the walk in the sun, nice if you can get out of the wind here.

NN Enjoy your rest day dont work to hard tonight

Teknik well done on the club race that would have blown out the cobwebs from last night.

Spark sorry to hear about your knees I would cut back and start easy and build on the 10% a week better safe than sorry.Nice to see you back

Fiona nice easy 5 miles for you, wind is the same here.

MG1 enjoy your rest day.

Well got up to the sound of the wind I made a mistake last week or the week before and ran with it at my back for the first half of my long run this week however I ran into it for the first 11 miles this week before turning back for home. I also put in some miles at marathon pace all be it wind assisted. Splits:8:13, 7:56, 8:07, 8:00, 7:37, 8:05, 7:48, 7:52, 7:49, 7:35, 7:49, 7:48, 7:46, 6:55, 6:41, 6:47, 6:41, 7:03, 7:27, 6:58, 8:13, 8:35, 1:24 So 22.17 miles in the VLM bank and my legs are ready to go again





27/01/2013 at 15:53

NP an amazing run, you must be so pleased.  Still got 12 weeks too!! Even better that the legs could go on after 2 days hard running!

MG1 the foam rollers are great. On mine this morning as my right knee playing up and it does help.


27/01/2013 at 16:10

Tek - Good running yesterday, and today even with a bit of a hangover Having not had a drink this year yet, I'm missing feeling like death while out running on Saturday mornings.

HM - Well done on getting back out

MG - 25k on the treddy is great work!! Bet you'll be glad to get back out on the road though!

Fiona - Great long run pace

Stewart - Nice running today, and congrats on a nice new shiny PB

NP - Nice couple of runs this weekend, especially running 11 miles into the wind today

NN - Great running!

AGF - 20 miles at the gym? I think you're a bit mad Good work

OH - Well done on the swim and LSR. I think your OW swimming might be even more mental than AGFs treadmill LSRs...

MAce - Hope you got out today

Jason - Great total yesterday

Spark - Take care


Lower body weights, and weigh in at the gym yesterday. Back down to 11'13, from 12'7 at new year. So pretty pleased with that I think the snow and ice promptly dissappeared once I got home from parkrun yesterday!

Was going to do 17 today, but as it was forecast to rain all day I decided against it. Might have made a big mistake, as since the tennis finished, it's only rained for about 10 minutes. It's very windy though. Could go for a short run or hit the gym but have a pretty serious case of cba'd.

17ish tomorrow morning then.

27/01/2013 at 16:52

NP_ great running, mate

spark- hope the injury keeps away and you get back on track

Fiona- nice run- wind is stoopid here too!

SM6- great weight loss and enjoy the postponed 17

Today saw me doing an enforced race It's an inter-club Team Pursuits where each runner sets off at 15 second intervals and the team of 5 with the quickest aggregate time wins- Good fun, but interfered with planned 16m LR....The race was 6.6m through the edge of the Preseli Mountains and wickedly hilly as a result- my first (downhill) mile was my quickest at 5.28, my slowest (VERY uphill) was 8.40!!!! Just to add to the interest, at a few points the road was over the socks deep in water from the ice and snow melt- brr! At other points there was a torrent running down the road Oh, and just to make it really interesting, we had the same gale force icy blasts here- I actually got blown almost off the road a couple of times on the hill tops. So how did I solve the dilemma of the long run and missed miles? I went round again, of course Not quite the miles planned, but a much tougher 14.28 for the day 

27/01/2013 at 17:00
Jason great running in poor conditions bet your second half was a bit slower
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