P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

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05/12/2013 at 11:29

That 1:32 was 2 weeks before Rome - there was no way I was going to race an HM that close to my target marathon!

I try to do every run in a given week but almost never manage to do them in the right order, this week I did my 15 miles on Monday, I'll do Tuesday's scheduled run Saturday morning and the others have all been variously shuffled around - I mostly manage to avoid two hard runs back to back but I seem to recall on my last 18/55 there were a couple of weeks where circumstances made it unavoidable (although nothing as serious as AGs plumbing thank god!).

05/12/2013 at 11:30

Weather here a bit crazy at moment. Might have to delay my lunchtime run.

05/12/2013 at 11:35

Icklemichael, sub3 would have been great, and I was on the pace until mile 23, but I had only set out to get a London GFA, which I thought was 3:10, but turned out to be 3:05, so I'm glad I went balls-out on the day!

More than happy with 3:01, having trained 3:10.

05/12/2013 at 11:35

I don't think the order matters, as long as you don't do too many tough sessions back to back and give yourself chance to recover.

I have a 10mi race on sunday...and am supposed to run 10mi today...not sure whether to cut it down to a 6mi recovery. Plus, looks horrible out there.

05/12/2013 at 11:37

What's that saying 'there's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing' - having said that I'm not sure what clothing would be appropriate for this - maybe a sail?

05/12/2013 at 12:09

Full armour, given some of the things flying about. Scotrail have reported everything from hay bales to trampolines on the lines. Guess flying Christmas ornaments are a major hazzard at this time of year as well!

05/12/2013 at 12:11

I woke up to the sound of things crashing around in the wind and lay in bed smugly thinking how pleased I was that it's my rest day.

05/12/2013 at 12:19

The issue of rest days causes me some problem! They always seem to be scheduled to fall on days when life has thrown up no complication whatsoever and i have 7 hours spare!

05/12/2013 at 12:22

Agree DT ... I will be doing my Saturday recovery sessions on Fridays and then taking Saturdays off.

05/12/2013 at 12:24

I am flying back from Belfast today so hoping it is at least a tail wind!

05/12/2013 at 12:36

It will be interesting to know where you land.   I hope you have your passport with you

05/12/2013 at 13:01

I did my 5M recovery at 6am so don't have to worry about the shit weather

05/12/2013 at 13:01

I find that what ends up happening is that I change the session when i suddenly have a lot of time ie tonight I have 8m with strides, however I am going to get off work an hour early and there is nothing going on at home so already thinking it would be a waste not to do 11/12 miles!

05/12/2013 at 13:24

flippin'ec. The weather started calming down...but now has gone full on mental.

05/12/2013 at 13:45

right. feck it. I'm heading out. Been nice knowing you.

05/12/2013 at 13:53

it supposed to clear here around 5pm, which is jkust about when i can get out thankfully!

05/12/2013 at 14:16

Just got back from my lunch run (10mi GA) There's weelie bins and branches everywhere! The second half was alright with the wind behind me though 

05/12/2013 at 15:06

6 April: Brighton
mace - 3:05 18/70 with some fiddling about
Nose Nowt - 3:40 - adapted 18/55
Lisa 123 - sub 4 - 18/55

6 April: Lochaber
StewartC - sub 4 - 18/70

6 April: Manchester

Kease7 2:59 18/70
Debutant 3:05 18/70
NSGNR - sub 3.45 - mix of 18/55 and 18/70
AgentGinger - sub4 - 18/55

6 April: Paris 
yer_maj - sub 4 or die - 18/55

13 April: VMLM 
Ryan Snell - sub 2:45 - adapted 12/85
15West- sub 2:48 - 18/70/85 (mix of both) 
Andrews148 - sub 3 - 18/70
Freddy 1 - Sub 3.00 - 18/85
DT19- Sub 3.05 - 18/55 
Literatin - sub 3:05 - 18/70
marrows - sub 3:10 18/70
Ramjet - 3:25 - 18/70
Dr.Dan - 3:25 - 18/55 (Haddapted)
running220 - sub 3:30 - 18/70 
Shazmo – sub 3.30 – 18/55 (may reconsider goal as currently injured)
PJH92 - sub 3.45 - 18/55
Rachelcgen - sub 4:30 - 18/55

21 April: Boston
Shazmo – sub 4 – 1 week recovery after VMLM

6 May: Milton Keynes 
Xyloid - sub 4:00 - 18/55

05/12/2013 at 15:22

I survived! Phew, bet you're all relieved.

05/12/2013 at 16:31

Did my 9mi at lunch along the regents canal. a bit blustery in places, but more gusty than windy. Pace was pretty metronomic, average 9:46, and every mile was 9:40-something. So on track with what VDOT and mcmillan calculators call my "easy" pace. Felt relaxed. Calves feel a bit stiff now, but otherwise fine.

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