2013 Marathon Thread

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16/02/2013 at 21:38
Mace, a good 8 miles in the bank
Tek, I enjoyed the class, good luck tomorrow and I bet they loved you after that session
NP, good totals again enjoy the 22, I don't have any gels, jelly babies will have to do
MG1, awesome running well done
NN, my son is on the mend blood test came not sure what they are measuring but it now below 10 it was above 50, hopefully they will let him home on Monday, good luck tomorrow hope you get that course PB
Jason, good luck tomorrow 20 with a race in the middle,
Fiona, I'm going to run most of the HM route and then down the canal to dochgarroch and back
17/02/2013 at 10:09


Good to hear your son is getting better.


Good luck to everyone racing today.  No running yesterday from me as I took advantage of having an empty flat & did a lot of tidying while Chris was out. However will be getting out today.

17/02/2013 at 11:16

All the best for today's racers .... Nurse, Fiona, Tek, jason

Edited: 17/02/2013 at 11:17
17/02/2013 at 11:28

Stewart - Glad to hear your son is getting better

HM - Enjoy your run later


9.85 miles @ 9.14, should have been a wee bit longer but I needed to get home. Still nice and easy legs feel good. 20 tomorrow.

Had a wee snoop at some of the parkrun results, to see how some of the guys that usually run around my time get on at a flatter course. 2 guys that I beat fairly regularly went under 20 minutes yesterday, which was good to see

17/02/2013 at 12:36

SM6- nice run

Well today didn't go to plan for me! Ran the first 10 as planned, but the gale force headwind from 7-10m saw me fighting to get back to the start in time- lol! Wasn't happy realising that i would have to face this again!! Got back to start, but no time for drink before the off. Had a drink at 13m- in hindsight too much and was promptly sick for the next mile or so, prompting 2 stops. this along with the wind made me decide to ditch the mp effort and just run it easily. Still miles in the bank! 20.01m in 2.21.20 (7.03  av)

17/02/2013 at 13:21


Thanks.  I did enjoy it.  Did 2 miles.  Well done on your run.


Well done.

17/02/2013 at 14:14

HM4, well done getting out is was a lovely spring day up here

SM6, another good easy run under the belt, hope the 20 goes equally as well tomorrow

Jason, a tough run, but you listened to the body and adjusted, still speedy though

Well I've done it my first 20 mile run and I feeling a lot better than I thought I would, yes I've got aches and I'm tired but it is a bit of a treck


 20.09m @10:40mm avgHR 151(79%) 

I'm actual very pleased with myself and this run has given me a fair bit of confidence for the full in 8 week's time.

17/02/2013 at 14:17


Well done.  It was hat & gloves weather as it was about 3C & foggy but then the sun started breaking thru.

17/02/2013 at 14:19

SM6 nice run and hope the 20 goes well for you tomorrow.

SC not sure what they could be measuring there but that looks a significant improvement in the bloods brilliant news.


Jason still a very impresive 20 miler well done it ...looks like everywhere was sodding windy my car was being blown all over the place as I drove to my race and its a hilly enough course without the added wind to hamper a decent time

Still managed to run ok and get my course pb by 2 mins

 1.17.14 .

..7.35..7.32..7.27.....then up...8.12. .7.21..7.36..climbing up again  7.47..7.48..8.17..nice flat finish twice round a track.. 7.18..

Got my half in 2 weeks on a flatter course than today's 10 so hoping to get shot of those plus 8 min miles  ..



17/02/2013 at 14:20

Cross post..

SC well done brilliant 20 !!!

17/02/2013 at 14:50
NN, congrats on the course PB,
HM4, the weather here is lovely, blue sky's a light breeze, shorts and it should have been a T shirt
17/02/2013 at 16:03

Fiona how was the half?

NP hope the 22 went ok today

MG excellent 23 miler with pretty even splits - very well done

Jason ouch that sounded tough - well done on the 20m in the bank though

NN well done on your Plymouth course PB. Nice running !!

Stewart very well done on your first 20 miler - big confidence booster!!

HM well done on the flat tidying and I'm glad you got out today - well done

mace - thanks...HR stats for you below

Stuart nice 9.85m Saturday. Sounds like good news on the parkie front. Hope the 20 went ok


Bramley 20 for me.  Pretty flat course, 2 laps, couple of easy hills in mile 6/16 and 8/18. I intended to run the first lap with a 75% ceiling, and the second lap at 8mm to see how that felt as a MP. Didn't quite manage the back-end 8mmm, though

1)  - 1m - 7:59(7:59/m) - 154bpm  (72%)

2)  - 1m - 8:08(8:08/m) - 149bpm  (70%)

3)  - 1m - 8:04(8:04/m) - 150bpm  (70%)

4)  - 1m - 8:15(8:16/m) - 152bpm  (71%)

5)  - 1m - 8:19(8:19/m) - 154bpm  (72%)

6)  - 1m - 8:29(8:29/m) - 156bpm  (73%)

7)  - 1m - 8:29(8:29/m) - 156bpm  (73%)

8)  - 1m - 8:24(8:24/m) - 159bpm  (75%)

9)  - 1m - 8:27(8:27/m) - 160bpm  (75%)

10) - 1m - 8:18(8:18/m) - 160bpm  (75%)

11)  - 1m - 8:07(8:07/m) - 165bpm (77%)

12)  - 1m - 7:54(7:54/m) - 170bpm  (80%)

13)  - 1m - 7:56(7:56/m) - 171bpm  (80%)

14)  - 1m - 8:13(8:13/m) - 169bpm  (80%)

15)  - 1m - 8:03(8:03/m) - 172bpm  (81%)

16)  - 1m - 8:09(8:09/m) - 175bpm  (83%)

17)  - 1m - 8:11(8:11/m) - 179bpm  (85%)

18)  - 1m - 8:04(8:04/m) - 178bpm  (85%)

19)  - 1m - 7:59(8:00/m) - 181bpm   (86%)

20)  - 1m - 7:55(7:55/m) - 182bpm   (86%)

Overall, smugly pleased  2h43 compared to 3h06 back in August 2012 for the (flat) Enigma 20...

Edited: 17/02/2013 at 16:04
17/02/2013 at 16:12
Tek, great running, got to be pleased with a 15 minute improvement, what is the hr range are you looking to hit during the marathon?
17/02/2013 at 16:19

Tek superb  quite right to be smug

17/02/2013 at 16:44

thanks NN

Stewart - 23mins mate.  I think I'm going to stick to the Hadd 10 mile test pace (which won't probably be higher than 83%) for the first half.  Then, as I tend to drift a lot (as above), I'll probably throw the Garmin away and hope I can hang on...


weekly stats: 70.7m @ 9.00mm av @ 72%max av.

Edited: 17/02/2013 at 16:58
17/02/2013 at 17:25
My arithmetic skills suck sorry, sounds like a good plan, I'm just going to stick to 10mm and see how I feel in the last 6 miles
17/02/2013 at 17:53

Wow great run Teknik and what an improvement!

NN a PB for you too, great running!

Hope you had a good run HM4.

jason you did well to hang in there and that is a very brisk pace for a long run

Stewart great news on your son's improvement. Hope you get him home tomorrow. Great 20 there and every reason to be confident.

Nice running Stuart and hope the 20 goes well tomorrow.

A rubbish night's sleep as right knee just felt hot and sore all night. Not too bad this morning but a good day for a run so just got on with it. Arrived early, picked up number and bumped into a lot of folks to chat to. Then we were taken by bus to Kinloss for the start. Did a half mile warm up!! (first ever for a half) Decided just to run with 2 other Invernes ladies as far as they were at my pace (which turned out all way) so had a really good even paced run I think, will get onto Fetch soon to download it. I never felt as bad as I have done in other halfs and really enjoyed it, HR around 5bpm lower than for others (av 177). Could not believe it when I crossed the line and stopped the Garmin at 1:30:36 - a 2:15 PB.  Feel like I could run again now so happy with that. Also 2nd FV and 1st was just a few seconds ahead (one of the ladies I ran with). A good day!



17/02/2013 at 17:56

Great run Fiona !  Awesome time

17/02/2013 at 18:01

Wow Fiona well done brilliant time , well deserved, you are dedicated and motivated 

17/02/2013 at 18:03

MG1 great running and 23 miles in the bank

SC thats great news about the son  Also well done on your first 20 mile run great for the confidence but don't forget thats only half way.

SM6 More miles into the bank.

Jason great running and like you said more miles in the bank and a great avg for the full 20 miles.

HM4 Well done on the 2 miles nice to see you get out in the fresh air.

NN fantastic race result and PB by 2 mins thats also another few miles in the VLM bank

Teknik great result on the 20mile race and PB  You have the endurance the speed you can work on

Well another 22 miles in the bank this morning only issue was running into the wind for around 15 miles of them and a toilet stop at mile 20. overall avg 7:32.







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