P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread

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10/05/2013 at 21:31

d'oh... oh well i'll see when the book arrives

10/05/2013 at 23:42

I was considering a DNS at the sheffield half on sunday because of a niggly hamstring but after entering all the details into page 4 of mann's spreadsheet, transferring the code into sheet 2 and seeing it autofill I think I'm going to have to run it. so a slow training run it is

11/05/2013 at 17:41

I feel so old fashioned...I've got a big plain paper notebook that I've drawn grids onto (using a pencil and ruler) that I fill in with my training. 

12/05/2013 at 06:46

Still coughing and spluttering but about to head off into Chester and have a dable at the half. Its paid for anyhow- if it turns into a training run so be it

12/05/2013 at 10:03

Ooh be careful Mennania! Although I must admit I'd probably do the same if I'd paid for it.  I'm sure you're wise enough to listen to your body. Hope you have a good run.

I did a trail race on Friday night and then set off with some clubmates to do a recce of a relay leg of the Calderdale Way on Saturday morning at 7am. Legs felt surprisingly fresh but last night I was knackered.  Were were out for 4 hours as we kept getting lost......so glad we were wise enough to do a proper recce first!  Needless to say, today is a rest day!  

12/05/2013 at 10:17

I remember many years ago (probably 23/24) doing several sections of it at night with Scouts as was our local area - a few groups got badly lost - fun though

12/05/2013 at 10:20

Good luck with that Men...actually, you are probably out there now...so...hope all went well Men...and anybody else out there racing.

I am still just plodding around, ran about 11mi this morning. Legs feeling almost recovered now, takes me a long time to recover from a race. No way I would be capable of running a half this close to London.

I have almost decided on what I'm doing re.which schedule. Think I'm going to follow the 70-85 plan, but skip the monday recovery runs so I'llhave at least one day off a week...will also move things round on some of the friday/saturdays to fit some park runs in there. That's the plan for now anyway, I did come up with my own plan where I had more LT runs earlier in the schedule, but after reading some of the more experienced people on the sub 3 thread sounds like putting in the mileage earlier in the schedule to improve endurance more important than any speed work...that comes later. So, going to stick with P&D.

12/05/2013 at 12:30

Ran my half this morning in Chester, have to admit utter sufferfest after 7 miles, had a cold all week and my legs had nothing to give, crossed the line in 83:49, a very unenjoyable run.

12/05/2013 at 14:16

15W, I am starting to see what you mean about recovery from a marathon - did a 10k today and barely managed an average pace quicker than my half-marathon pace. For me it seems that the legs are fine but my chest hasn't caught up yet, today and at the 5-mile race on Wednesday my breathing sounded like I was just about to keel over.

(Still won, though. Just saying.  There's no smug emoticon)

Craig, 'sufferfest' is a brilliant word & well done for the half.

Edited: 12/05/2013 at 14:17
12/05/2013 at 20:54

Nice weather for my half this am - 1.22.29. Cold affected my aerobic ability (a bit) but nowt else thankfully.

Craig - we must have been running in the same area for a bit as I have stalked your splits. I was all in black.

12/05/2013 at 21:02

I did the same Menn on your splits, I had an awful time out there today, just didn't seem to get going proper, by mile 7 my legs had gone, pace dropped off, lucky to finish in 1:23:47, great run by yourself.


12/05/2013 at 21:12

Cheers Craig - My cold has just dried up to  a sore throat in 48hrs so was manageable. What did you run in? Trying to pick you out from my memory.

13/05/2013 at 05:17

Green & white vest and a white cap.

13/05/2013 at 10:02

48 miles run last week if you include a slow jog round the local parkrun with a pushchair! Which was actually a very good way of cooling down after running 18 miles an hour and a half earlier! Forget the cold baths, jog a parkrun instead!  My legs felt better than they usually feel after a long run and the recovery run the next day felt less like a 'recovery' run than it normally does!

13/05/2013 at 11:08

Literatin - smugness allowed  (also a little pleased that you were huffing and puffing as that means you are a mere mortal after all)

Craig and Mennania, nice running considering you were both under par - times I can only dream of I might add!!

acp - what are you currently training for or is that your usual weekly mileage?

13/05/2013 at 11:48

Lisa123 - training for Chester in October. I've started the plan early and my long run was already upto 16 miles. 48 miles is the highest weekly mileage I've ever done!

13/05/2013 at 11:54

acp - I am running Chester as well  my first full marathon. Have few races between now and then though.

13/05/2013 at 12:12

I think its time that someone starts a list again, date order please, with target times. I would, but at this stage I have not entered any!

13/05/2013 at 12:17

acp - you following the 35-50 plan? With your current weekly mileage you could carry on as you were then start the 50-70 plan...?!? Just a thought.

Men/Craig - well done on your halfs....very respectable times so soon after a full marathon.

Lisa - hello, I'm running Chester too (sorry if already chatted to you about all this, can't keep up with all the new faces!). What races you planning on between now and Chester?

13/05/2013 at 12:29

15W you will be just dust on my horizon in Chester .

Races I have planned are London Bupa 10k in 2 weeks, Bewl 15 in July and probably Heathfield HM in August, and a few Parkruns (though not strictly races) along the way. Chester though is my A race. 

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