2013 Marathon Thread

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08/03/2013 at 16:17

AGF enjoy the boozy weekend

08/03/2013 at 17:24

Thanks for all the well wishes. Near freezing temps and possibility of snow might make this more of a survival course!

08/03/2013 at 18:20

OH - Good luck on Sunday! Rather you than me in this weather!

AGF - Sounds like a good weekend Enjoy!

Tek - Good training

NN - Nice running!

Stewart - Good run last night

MG - Sounds like a good session at the gym

HM - Well done


About 1000m swimming for me this afternoon, plus 5 or whatever miles on the bike to/from the gym. I think I swam 40 lengths but I did lose count at one point

08/03/2013 at 19:01

Stewart - ah, gotcha !!

HM4 - keep going with the pressups, you'll be surprised how quickly you improve.

AGF - enjoy the booze, i've been off it since New Year  .. miracle !!!

Nice x-training Stuart

NP - hope the parkrun goes well

MG - is there such a thing as a "nice" treadmill run  ... *shudders*

Nurse - glad you're picking up

Tek - enjoy the "rest" .... stats for my run are below, sorry for delay sir 

Good luck to OH and sevendaughters for their races


Tek .... there's a few sharp ups and downs in this route and some hills, hence the pacing variation but i tried to run on feel. As i said previously the last mile is uphill


1     67%      8:38

2     70%      8:16

3     72%      8:27

4     73%      8:16

5     73%      8:27

6     74%      8:18

7     73%      8:05

8     75%      8:24

9     75%      7:57

10    74%     8:02

11    75%     8:30

12    74%     8:00  

13    74%     7:55  

14    76%     7:59

15    78%     8:16   

08/03/2013 at 19:27

Well done on everyones training.


Thanks for your comments.  I'm still doing press ups on my knees.  Once I get to the end of the challenge I'll try full press ups.  At the end of this 2nd week they do an exhaustion test - as many 'good form' press ups as you can manage.  The first one I did was only 5.

08/03/2013 at 20:40

6.5m recovery this morning, 10m with 6m LT intervals tonight in 1.05, followed by 1m warm down. Catch up tomorrow cos I'm off to bed- know it's ridiculously early, but I'm knackered for some reason- night all

09/03/2013 at 10:34

I know how you feel jason, fell asleep not long after corrie started last night, woke at 10, straight to bed and didn't surface until 7am

5M recovery this morning - better half dropped mace jr #2 at the 3M mark and he did the last couple with me which was really nice

Have good weekends all

09/03/2013 at 12:14

OH good luck tomorrow.  Go faster, then you won't freeze

Stuart good swim and bike session

HM keep up the good work - I normally flake at about week 4

Mace - ignoring the last mile uphill, the drift looks like it's well under control. Enjoy the Lydd half tomorrow

jason nice double - hope you feel better/rested today


Having cancelled the long run Thursday I had to get it in today - so 2 laps of a 7m hilly course then 6m with the club. Another 20 miler bagged.  Will take it easy in tomorrow's club race.

09/03/2013 at 12:38

NN Well done with your run yesterday looks like your on your way back.

Teknik hot yoga with sweaty women and great running well done on the 20 banked.

OH Good luck if the weather stays the same you will be fine looking forward to the race report.

SM6 well done with the swimming and bike work yesterday.

Mace well done on the 15 mile run nice stats for Teknik to look at

Jason well done on a great double yesterday hope you slept well.

Well yesterday was a swim 1 mile (64x25m) front crawl and 4 miles easy/recovery, this morning just over 2 miles warm up then the Park run followed by a cool down. The Parkrun went ok a little on the windy side and sliped twice and nearly fell over during the second mile but very happy with 3rd and 1st in age group and only 2 seconds outside my PB Not bad to finish off another 80 mile week.


09/03/2013 at 12:51
Yawn! Morning!
Tek- nice 20 again
Mace- nice run too
NP- nice swimming/ swimming/ sliding Well done on the PR
I ran our last but one trial parkrun today before it goes live in 2 weeks time. Ran tempo effort for 20.08 which I was happy enough with after yesterday's tempo track sesion and also as it is an undulating trail run Back for more later, before 24 tomorrow
Edited: 09/03/2013 at 12:52
09/03/2013 at 14:32

Mace, good luck tommorow, not that you'll need it 

Tek, Another good 20 in the bank well done

NP, awesome mileage for the week and some good running and swimming over the last couple of days, might have been a PB if it wasn't for the slip

Jason, Good double yesterday and parkrun today, good luck with the 24 tomorrow

OH, sevendaughters, good luck tomorrow and I hope it warms up a little

Normally I do my long runs on a Sunday, but as the cricket season is almost upon us indoor training starts tomorrow, so I had to move the LSR.

A hilly 20 miles with a mixture of forest trails and road, with the last mile and a half up hill, I believe most could have walked up the hill quicker, but I did it and beat the stop daemon on my shoulder


edit: link for run http://connect.garmin.com/activity/282078850

Edited: 09/03/2013 at 14:41
09/03/2013 at 14:44
Tek good 20 into the running bank
Jason good this morning hope the run later goes,well
Mace nice recovery work
NP well done on the park run

20 miles this morning, not bad conditions for a change

2.53.54 - 9.00 8.32 8.40 8.37 8.45 8.50 8.21 9.11 8.07 9.05 9.01 8.46 8.52 9.00 8.53 8.49 8.54 8.43 8.29 7.58 at av 8.44

Fairly happy with that 5 weeks out
09/03/2013 at 15:04

MG1 nice 20, nice even pace and Teknik well done and hope the club race goes well tomorrow. Stewart also good to get the 20 bagged, well done not stopping on the hill.

jason nice trial parkrun and NP great parkrun result and another strong week of training!

mace know the feeling, I was pretty exhausted after being away and bailed on the planned 20 today. Did 8 easy and hope to be back to normal tomorrow.

HM4 well done on all of the press ups you are doing.

NN good to see you back!

AGF have fun in London. Looking forward to being there in 6 weeks.

Stuart that's lots of swimming and good cross training!

OH good luck! A freezing wind here, hope it's better at Loch Katrine.

Did get out on Thursday night for a fast run offroad, felt a lot faster than the 7:36mm the Garmin said but only had an hour and fifteen minutes between the end of the conference and start of dinner (started with a photo so had to look half decent!!)






09/03/2013 at 15:05

MG/Stewart/Tek - Nice long runs, hope the weather is a bit less wild where you guys are. I'm hoping the wind dies down for my LSR tomorrow or Monday.

NP - Well done on the parkrun

Jason - Nice tempo, good luck for the 24 tomorrow.

Mace - Thats a nice 15, good pace and HR.


Had planned for 10ish+gym today, hangover has decided otherwise I'll get out later on as I do need to run today, probably 6 miles. Might even go for a swim about 9.

09/03/2013 at 17:18

Good luck for everyone racing tomorrow.

09/03/2013 at 19:28

MG1- Well done on the 20

Stewart- You too! Another 20 in the bag for the thread Sounds like a toughie too!

SM6- Hope the hangover has faded now

Second run of the day done and dusted, kept it nice and easy with one eye on tomorrow's 24 10.01m in 1.13.46 (7.22 av)

09/03/2013 at 19:39

Nice run Jason. 

Hangover has gone and I managed to get out the door for 6.14 miles @ 8.38. Faster than I planned to run but still felt very easy. Probably should have just done 10.

LSR&MLR over the next 2 days, probably MLR tomorrow but I'll see how I feel.

10/03/2013 at 07:23
Jason another great double day yesterday enjoy the 24 today.
SC well done with the long run and another 20 in the bank, nice to beat the daemons
MG1 another 20 in the bank for you and only a couple of weeks away from the start of your taper with everything looking good.
Fiona well done with the running, hope your long run goes ok today, do we get to see the photo of you half decent?
Hm4 you running this weekend?

Well breakfast done waiting for it to settle back to winter here with snow so hope it's not as bad for OH as it's also windy as hell.......
10/03/2013 at 07:59

Mace /sevendaughter and OH very best of luck for you all today. Looking forward to seeing the results later.

Enjoy long runs everyone..and Jason is 24 your longest ? and how any do you do ?

MG1 lovely 20 miler in the bank nearly taper time for you then do you do your last one 3 weeks out ?

Tek and StuartC you too, nice to get another 20 in the bank

Fiona I bet you looked great in your pic all glowing a refreshed from that super run, just goes to show there is no excuse, always time to get a run done.

NP wel done again for the brilliant race and overall position.

SM6 I darent even risk a hangover these days I would have to take  a week off....nice run  at least you weren't sick, which I a sure I would have been .

I had a fairly late night out with the girls,  ..but have decided to get the long run done today (even though I have to go work this afternoon) as having seen the forecast today is just about the lesser of 2 evils schedule says 17 so will see how it goes and may do 20 

10/03/2013 at 09:45
NN-Good luck with the LR 24 is my longest and only got one on the schedule, although a couple of 22s and several 20s.
Best of luck to the racers- hope the weather's kind- it's blowing a gale and freezing cold here. Not looking forward to my run at all- lol!
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