P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

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Today at 00:04

No.... But if it's over the jump course I recommend skipping it  

Today at 00:05

Lit managed 60th in age group so happy with that and 2:59 for a 53 year old is ok  if only I could turn back the clock to my 30's

15 West, no issues with the stomach at all this year, last year was the first and last time I have ever had that type of problem and I have put it down to something I had eaten on the night before. This thread still moves at sub 3hour pace 

Today at 00:25

booktrunk wrote (see)

No.... But if it's over the jump course I recommend skipping it  

 

That would make one hell of a Steeplechase race 

Edited: 25/04/2014 at 00:29
Today at 07:26
No Pain wrote (see)

. This thread still moves at sub 3hour pace 

Well, I will make the most of that, because I suspect it's the only time I will ever move at sub 3 pace!  Well done on your result No Pain, brilliant to get in the top 100 in your cat.!

My last proper very long run today (check out my excellent descriptive English)- going to go out aiming to do 22 but cut off at 20 if I'm shit - doesn't seem any point pushing the extra 2 if it's only for psychological gain - better to have a decent 20 than a painful 22 I think.

Today at 08:17
Madbee wrote (see)

My last proper very long run today (check out my excellent descriptive English)- going to go out aiming to do 22 but cut off at 20 if I'm shit - doesn't seem any point pushing the extra 2 if it's only for psychological gain - better to have a decent 20 than a painful 22 I think.

Madbee - I keep saying that, which means you know you are only going to do 20  - Better still I get to say 19.51 and then I can round up to 20 . (Shame I cant round a marathon down to 26 )

Today at 08:26
Fergster wrote (see)

Andrews148 and waste your current fitness level?! You're missing a trick if you don't race again soon good sir.

There's a half I'd like to do on June 8th, as I deferred from last year. Hopefully I'll have recovered from London and managed to do a bit of speedwork in time for that.

I've done every run of the 55-70 recovery mesocycle and I am starting to see a little energy creeping back, but it's slow progress. As it should be, I suppose.

Today at 09:05
andrews148 wrote (see)

I've done every run of the 55-70 recovery mesocycle and I am starting to see a little energy creeping back, but it's slow progress. As it should be, I suppose.

I would have been dissapointed in anything else andrews! Fergy is right, you have put too much hard work in not to race again soon. Do it for the P&D gang!

Today at 09:18

RE: Marathon doubles ... yep, I understand the flawed logic in doing two races 3 weeks apart. It'll be something of an experiment and having the 2nd race may just take a bit of pressure off the first. I also think that a 3 week taper does not do me too much good - I always seem to perform worse on race day compared with training - so I'd be doing the first race on a minimal taper and then using the 3 weeks between the races to recover/"taper" for the second. The other benefit is that I'm often ill in October (I work in a Uni and that's when all the students arrive and infect everything that moves - I missed Chester in 2012) so having a back-up race is good.

Today at 09:23

the last 2 years i have done doubles in spring. Using first one as a training run (no taper or carb load, just a long run at controlled pace) and 2nd as a race. Might try 3 next spring. 3-4 months training is too much for 1 race in my opinion. I'm so glad I did barcelona, which I actually almost enjoyed. I have to say I would not race more than 1 in a 3 month period

Today at 09:43

Careful Wenty - you don't want to start actually enjoying any of this!

Today at 09:48

Dont worry Westy no fear of that - although bizarre as I'm sort of missing not running!

Q: How can you not like doing something then miss it when you don't do it? Might try a gentle run this weekend

Today at 09:51

Wenty - although it does seem to be a lot of training for one race i prefer to think of it as a long term investment and one day those campaigns will accumulate and deliver your sub-3 ( as well as quicker times at other distances ) . Don't give up on it, i haven't and i think i'm a bit older than you. You also have the likes of NP doing it at 53 ( after a nightmare London last year and in his own words being close to packing in running) and then there's parkrunfan now knocking sub-3's out with apparent ease and in quick succession.


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