2013 Marathon Thread

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27/02/2013 at 17:34

Well done guys.



Bet that's a relief regarding the niggle.


27/02/2013 at 17:53
Yep think it was more to sitting in the car stuck in traffic
27/02/2013 at 21:57

Spark, well done a good run last night and you finished strong

Fiona, you must be doubling up today, your training is going well

Tek, good pacing for your 10 miler, looking good and I wouldn't be surprised to see further improvement.

Mace, got to love intervals, 

NP, great run and I'm glad that niggle was dealt with, 

Tonight was my first VO2max session, according to Messrs P&D it was to be 10 miles with 5 x 1km reps with 50%- 90% recovery.

It was 9.2 miles with the 1km reps with 3 min recoveries split times for the reps were: 7:59 / 7:46 / 7:56 / 7:53 / 8:14, I misjudged the last rep, starting in the mid 8mm and accelerating towards the end of the rep, but I'm happy with the  four sub 8mm especially since my parkrun pb is just over 26 minutes.

27/02/2013 at 22:02

Teknik nice MP test, great to see progress.

mace I'm in Inverness (same as Stewart) but no ice tonight.

Fantastic 15 NP.  Great pace too!

I was such a chicken tonight, don't know why but I just could not make myself go out in the dark.  A treadie run instead so 1 mile warm up, 7 miles at 6:54mm pace and half mile cool down. No chance to get away from work early with it being month end but must get out early in the light the next 2 weeks.


27/02/2013 at 22:03

Cross post Stewart, great reps!  No wonder you're pleased.


27/02/2013 at 22:19
Thanks Fiona, a fast tempo run on the treadie to finish the day well done, and it won't be long before the JS runs are in daylight
27/02/2013 at 22:31
SC looks like you will smash that parkrun PB that's great running well done.
Fiona fantastic double day and great tempo session looking good
27/02/2013 at 23:38
Away with work today / tomorrow so had to revert to 25 mins of swimming in the hotel pool, wished I had brought all my running kit as the seafront in Brighton looks appealing although the wind is blowing pretty strongly

Hopefully back home in time for gym session tomorrow night, work can really get in the way of training ; (
28/02/2013 at 07:36

MG1 trainers and shorts always packed first well done on the swim.

7 miles easy reocvery run done and dusted

28/02/2013 at 09:41
Hi all. Last day of holiday. Sitting on beach in sun with mojito. Has been lovely. Not done much in mileage terms but have run every day between activities. Done about 40 miles and most has been quality running. Best effort was 4x1mile @6:02 pace with 2mins recovery. Did an MP run earlier but now plan to rest before silverstone half on Sunday.

Have seen some super long ru s from you at the weekend and some good faster stuff too. I need to up my game and mileage in march

Good read that Julian goater book NP.

Best wishes to you all...
28/02/2013 at 10:05

AGF - Well done on getting some running in while on holiday. Those miles are at some pace too!

NP - Good running

MG - At least you got something done!

Fiona - Nice pace there.

Stewart - nice speed session, I'd imagine you'd easily beat 26 minutes for 5k.


7.3 @ 9.17 ave for me today. Legs felt very very heavy for some reason. Might do a bit of stretching before running tomorrow.

28/02/2013 at 10:19

AGF - good to see you back, and that's a superb interval effort.

Fiona - the treddy would scare me much much more than the dark

MG - i'm doing Brighton Mara and am REALLY looking forward to doing my last recovery run the morning before along the seafront

Stewart - great work !! Them V02 reps are strange as i really look forward to doing them then i'm delighted when they're done

Stuart - nice run, my legs were the same today

NP - Yes, i'm always mace  nice recovery.


6M recovery for me this morning and bloody hell did my legs need it !! I Felt fine after yesterdays 14 MLR, stretched, foam rolled etc etc and was good when i got out the door. But then i started to run like a duck  Is that a delayed response from the 22 on Sunday and the V02 session Tuesday ??

Another 4M recovery tonight which hopefully will flush the rest of the shite out

28/02/2013 at 11:03

mace: "Fiona - the treddy would scare me much much more than the dark "

Good going Stewart and Stuart.

Off to Poole for conference this weekend. Will pack trainers on off chance

28/02/2013 at 12:12
Mace, the seafront run will be good, plenty of runners out this morning, did bring trainers, shorts and top but not my leggings or base layer which was a school boy error with the wind chill , Good 6 this morning

NP another good 7 this morning
SM6 nice 7 earlier
Other half, if the weather stays the same take your layers
28/02/2013 at 13:01

mace - upload your garmin on Fetch so we can stalk your training.  Nice recovery this morning - hope the legs are better tonight.

HM thanks

NP well done on yesterday's 15m. Glad the niggle went quickly. Nice recovery this morning.

Stewart well done on those 1k intervals - good pacing.

Fiona speedy treddie tempo last night!

MG well done on the swimming. I understand the decision - freezing here too

AGF sooooo jealous. That 1m interval session was really fast!

Stuart well done on the 7.3m. Hope the legs feel lighter soon.

OH enjoy the conference - I agree with MG, it's cold down here (but I guess you're used to that...)


13.70m easy this morning.

Month end!

279m (+2m) @ av 8:58 (-0.22) @ av 72%max (-1%)

28/02/2013 at 18:07

Well done guys.


Today's press up challenge was definitely that as the cat decided she'd keep walking under me.  Still a total of 26 done with 9 in 1 go.

28/02/2013 at 18:15

Not had time to  read back yet, not had 5 mins to to catch up  extra shift has thrown me big time, managed to get 11 miles done last night between shifts felt bit clumpy and heavy though, dropped the mileage down for 15 to save soething of rSunday !

Just  done  TM run fed up with running in the cold, ran at what I considered marathon pace heart rate and the pace came out @7.38s for the 4 miles..which is tempo pace, but heart rate no where near tempo heart rate , guess thats good..? 

2 nights down 2 to go 

28/02/2013 at 20:11
AGF enjoy the last of your holiday, nice running as well 4x1 miles at 6:02 pace glad you liked the book makes you think a bit.
SM6 nice running this morning
Mace well done on the duck running we all get days when we just don't feel right for some reason.
OH you could do the park run enjoy your trip.
MG1 well done with the six this morning.
Teknik well don on the 13.7 this morning and the 279 for the month very nice.
NN well done on all your runs and working extra shifts with your HR lower for the tempos it means you have pushed your lactate level back if you go a little faster you will push it back a little more, but don't over do it

Well another 7 miles in the bank with 7x.5 miles @ 5:20 pace with jog recoverys between.

Stats for the month: 322.91 miles in 40:19:42 avg pace 7:30
Swimming 6.52 miles in 5:11

So very happy with that bring on March
28/02/2013 at 21:02

Looking forward to the daylight running Stewart.

MG1 the run kit is also the first thing I pack complete with many layers.  Great that you got a swim.

AGF that is super fast, you'll fly round your half!

Stuart, mace sounds like the legs are tired, also sometimes if I'm dehydrated or not eaten properly they feel heavy/tired.

OH hope you get a run.

Nice stats Teknik and NP, great running today both of you.

Nice TM run NN and good HR!

6 miles for me, started easy then some slow intervals to speed things up. Now that the month end is over hope to get back to doubles tomorrow.

Month end stats - 248 miles, 7:54mm av pace total time 32:41:22. Also 20 turbo miles (1 hour)



28/02/2013 at 21:04

HM4 well done on all those press ups! My cat is the same if I try anything.  A bit dangerous for her when foam rolling!!

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