P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

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09/12/2013 at 13:34

Not officially started my P&D phase yet but got in 11 miles on Sunday and inadvertantly chucked a couple of miles at MP rather than the MP+10% I was aiming for in the second half of the run (rather pathetic attempt at a long run!). Feel fresh as anything today though so no ill effects.

Some weights tonight then steady 5 Tues, 5m@MP Weds and steady 5 again Thurs before going for 13.1 on Sunday (not a race but fancy running a half marathon rahter than just straight 13m!). I'm then going to keep my mid-week runs fairly static for now (except maybe add a mile or two to the steady runs) and keep adding 2 miles each week to the long run as i think that's the key run for me at this stage. Should top out at 19m before starting P&D proper in mid Jan for 12/55.

Sorry for sullying the thread for non-P&D training talk!

09/12/2013 at 13:37

Tenjiso - hope everything's okay. That sounds like an impressive run.

I started my P&D programme today and immediately fucked up by going for a run. I'm going to a party on Saturday night and then out for lunch on Sunday, so have moved everything around. My marathon is now doomed.

I will also be following the first couple of weeks of the piss-easy first edition version of the plan. Not that I don't envy you lot with your LT runs in the first week, but for me I think it's just too much of a step up in intensity from what I've been doing recently so will build up more gradually with the 10x strides version.

09/12/2013 at 13:51

Thanks Lit.  I think Messrs Pfitzinger and Douglas must have had a right laugh about scheduling the LT session as the very first one!  Like you, I have also screwed up my marathon campaign by running on a "rest" day  - better start planning for 2015 marathon, since 2014 is now a lost cause .

09/12/2013 at 14:38

Really couldn't be arsed to go for a run today so did a bit of cross training in the gym.

09/12/2013 at 14:45

Day one for me, but I have to run this evening.  Annual fitness "bleep test" tonight at work. Not really bothered - it's an easy jog.

I will run every other run by the book and to the correct schedule. 

My only concerns are injury, illness and icy roads.

09/12/2013 at 15:22


Another marathon doomed , seems like I a not the only one ha ha ...I had to run today have nothing since Friday except eat and drink red wine ! why does Christmas come this time of year ?

09/12/2013 at 16:17

Week 4 for me....the aches have started....looking forward to my first cut back week which, handily, is Christmas week

09/12/2013 at 16:39

Bailed out of my run this morning. Have the lurgy... Another one doomed! 

09/12/2013 at 16:51

You'd all best give up now.  Lie on the sofa and eat pie.

09/12/2013 at 16:52

Except NSGNR, the only one observing the Monday rest day!

Mmm... pie.

09/12/2013 at 16:56

No pie for NSGNR.  Just a nice healthy rice cake.  I ran today too, and didn't hit 90% HR on my 10x 100m....so I'm fucked too...ah pie.  Lovely pie.

09/12/2013 at 17:44

Pie and sofa sound good (rice cake not so much!)... Giant chocolate buttons are more of a draw though. Off to search for some right now! 

Edited: 09/12/2013 at 17:46
09/12/2013 at 17:59
yer_maj wrote (see)

didn't hit 90% HR on my 10x 100m....

No worries - you're not expected to reach 90% because the sprints are too short.

Pg 143 2nd edition:  "Heart rate isn't relevant during the short speed sessions, ..."

09/12/2013 at 19:19

Guys (and bigger-footed girls)..... get ready for the winter ice and let nothing stand in the way of the P&D schedule.

Yaktrax Pro are available on Amazon for only £6.60 in Large and Extra-Large sizes (normally about £20). Remember that Amazon now charge postage for orders under £10, but you could buy with something else to take the total over £10 and get free delivery that way.

Yaktrax Pro

09/12/2013 at 19:39

That's pretty good. I imagine someone at Amazon reads the daily express and their constant reports in October of an Arctic November and December, and therefore they now have a stock room fit to burst with them.

Additionally, you get free delivery if you buy an item from the categories that still have free delivery ie a 69p book or whastver you can find. 

Edited: 09/12/2013 at 19:40
09/12/2013 at 20:07

Tenjiso - but I wanted pie   Somebody on the Paris thread is doing a 6km Pieathon at the weekend and I have Envy...

I used my Yaktrax loads last year - they are fab.

09/12/2013 at 20:12

I have some yaktrax, but actually found trail shoes were just as effective and felt less weird underfoot. I only use the yaktrax for non-running shoes if it gets too icy to cycle to work now.

09/12/2013 at 20:48

I am not entirely certain exactly when to wear them. Is it only on compacted snow? 

09/12/2013 at 20:50

My top tip would be don't run over any wet manhole covers while wearing them.

09/12/2013 at 20:52

That's quite specific, I shall ensure I keep a safe distance!

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