Shades Marathon Training

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30/10/2012 at 07:14
Thank you Shadies!!

This place is where it all started! BE WARNED! Lol!

Glad your knee is better Emmy. Errrm. Pink calf guards!!!

Molly - that's a fantastic pic. So pleased for you

Another day in Dublin! Flight isn't until 9pm!
30/10/2012 at 08:36

@VR - I'm afraid that I might follow your wise words.... i've already been called 'nuts' for my race plan next year! It's good to hear that you enjoyed Dublin.

I'll post a picture of the new shoes/calf guards... I think I'm trying to emulate Mimi Anderson!

Enjoy Dublin!

30/10/2012 at 09:50

VR! congrats!!

Hope all dublin runners had a great time!

I need help! Running mojo has gone missing! going to get out at lunchtime for a nice run.. fingers crossed it revives me a bit

LIVERBIRD    pirate
30/10/2012 at 16:05

Well done you crazy sod!

I blame Shades!

30/10/2012 at 23:54
Yes! It's all her fault!!
Had an amazing time over there!
We had lots of laughs and we both had good runs.
Thank you Shades for sharing my 100th and for being there all throughout the journey.
Looking forward to some more adventures
31/10/2012 at 07:11

Morning VR - well done again on your speedy journey to join the 100 Marathon club and I think I've almost persuaded you to join the 100 Club in Ireland too.   I'm so glad you are not going to take up cross stitch now instead of marathon running...I've just booked our rooms for Conne Ultra

Emmy - good news the ankle is on the mend.   Hope you enjoyed tracking us at Dublin, you can see from our splits we didn't stop for a Guinness on the way round.

Macy 101 - mail me your email address please, have a few emails stacked up whilst I've been away but will send plans within a couple of days

Khanivore - well done on your long run

bootsie - enter a marathon that sould get your motivation back

molly - lovely photo, you look like you're running soooo fast. I do hope you can get to Florence.

We had a brilliant weekend but have come home with a cold, so no running today.  Also came home with so much luggage, VR made me go shopping..2 new jackets, new jeans.

My next race is on the 18th November in Ireland and I entered the 52 mile ultra, which is 52 laps.    However, I'm now going to down grade to the 30 mile option having discovered that 40% of each lap is uphill....and not gentle uphill but on a par with this

Better get some hill training in

31/10/2012 at 09:53

Morning Shades,

Welcome back! Did you have a good run in Dublin? I think you and VR are a bad influence on each other I've just had a look at the profile and crickey you're brave!! That looks incredibly steep! Where in Ireland is the race?

I've got a new pair of shoes and they are really helping my knee so i'm going to stick in those for the marathon next weekend. I did 5 miles this morning and it felt really nice and it wasnt too cold either.

@VR - I'm anxiously waiting on Facebook for the picture of you in "the" vest


31/10/2012 at 10:05

Welcome back Shades and VR. Good runs and a profitable weekend away

Had a great run at Preston but got very wet.

Emmy - which marathon are you doing next weekend? You're certainly packing them in now - obviously this thread is a bad influence

Molly - fantastic photo . My race photos have gradually changed over the years from looking like I'm walking to looking like I'm collapsing (and that's in the first five miles ). Definitely need to get back to the gym and do some core strength work .

31/10/2012 at 10:12

@Mowser - was that the Preston Guilds Marathon? A friend did it and said they were nearly washed out. I'm doing the Foxy@40 marathon next weekend (saturday). What is yours?

I admit - this is a great influence When others are telling me that you should only do 2 marathons a year - everyone on here says 2 marathons a week might be a little much Saying that - i'm already thinking about the quadzilla for 2014! I'm also working on my core but it's surprising how much it hurts!

31/10/2012 at 10:15
31/10/2012 at 13:24

Emmy - yes, I had a good run in Dublin, 4.51 and only slowed 5 mins in the 2nd half and a very speedy recovery so fitness is coming back (I hope).   Weather was too cold for me but hamstrings didn't complain at all so that's good news for me too.

That hill is the final hill of Connemara Half/Marathon/Ultra  Great event.

What shoes have you bought now?

I have your email, will study it ASAP but might be a few days, out tonight, Kettlecise tomorrow night etc.

VR is going for her photo shoot tonight! Not sure if she's wearing the vest for that though as it's her first claim club that are holding the press conference

mowzer - well done at Preston, I heard conditions were very tough, shame for the organisers when the even is only every 20 years.   MG DNF'd as he was ill, food poisoning he thinks, and DNS'd Dublin too.

bootsie - I'm not sure if SiJ did that event or one similar, you know it's not a marathon though don't you?

And for anyone interested there may be a 10 in 10 in Ireland next year...I won't be doing it though.

31/10/2012 at 13:38

Well done Shades! 4.51 is a fantastic time and if you only slowed by 5 mins - that's absolutely fantastic and well paced. Did you feel well throughout? It's good to hear that your hamstrings didnt affect you. Don't worry about the email - only when you have time

The shoes are Saucony Pro Grid Stabil CS 2. They seem to be settling in quite well but I'm trying to work out which shoes to wear/when as I still have a pair of Asics.

Ooh - a photoshoot? Enjoy it VR!

@Bootsie - I like it but wish it was a full marathon in one go (whoever thought that i'd say that?)

Did someone say 10 in 10?.... is it on a flat course?

31/10/2012 at 14:00

lol Yes shades I know but going on my injury rate and all the bad stuff that keeps happening in my marathon training i'm starting to doubt my bodys ability.. Dont think  I have the orthotics perfect yet and have a feeling my foot might blow again in doing a full.. still who knows!

31/10/2012 at 16:33

Hi - To all of those who know me.  I have tried a running comeback.  Run #1, 1 mile.  No problems.  2 days later, Run #2.  Ankle pain after 1½ miles, and not on the ankle that was operated on.  The operated ankle was fine by the way. 

I know this other ankle is dodgy.  It has been injured a number of times, most severely in a fell running accident (my one and only attempt at it) about 5 years ago.

So, it looks like running is finally over.  I had to find out though.  Consoled myself with a ride on the bike last night.  In the dark.  Yes, I have lights.    I remember when I used to be able to run sub-2 hour half-marathons without trying!  Long time ago.

I can still umpire hockey, where I cover between 3-6 miles in a game, but my dodgy ankles are safely enclosed in ankle braces.  And of course I have the bike.

I don't think I would be able to get on with ankle braces for "real" running, as they would cause blisters and chafing, although I may have a little experiment with this. 

Take care Shadies.

31/10/2012 at 16:38

Emmy - yes I did feel good most of the way round Dublin, haven't had a chance to check my mile splits yet but I had a good strong run from about 17 to 22 miles and overtook a lot of runners then.

Don't know if the 10 in 10 in Ireland is flat, I'll let you know when there's more info

bootsie - looks a lovely event but racing on consecutive days might not be a good idea if you want to avoid injury, I know you give it your all when racing.


31/10/2012 at 20:35
Sorry to hear you're still having problems with running Mr Bump. Good that you can still ride your bike and do your umpiring. I guess that's some consolation. Take care of yourself whatever you do!
01/11/2012 at 06:38

Mr Bump - xpost yesterday.   Sorry to hear that you've had to hang up the trainers.  But you tried and you know now you can focus on your other interests.   You've run some very good times in your races.   You went through so much with that ankle even before the operation, then a long rehabilitation and that has been a success.

Of course you are still very welcome on this thread

Went out for a lovely meal last night, was late home but didn't need to get up early as I have a cold so am unable to run, no Kettlecise today for me either

01/11/2012 at 06:55

Got my email from Berlin with a code to enter for a €60 place, will do that at the weekend

01/11/2012 at 08:43

well the races i'm definitely doing are brighton half and the ballycotton 10 so will gear up for them and see what else happens after that.  Might be worth seeing how my foot holds through that lot of training before signing up for anything longer

01/11/2012 at 13:32

feel slightly like i'm dying! Our company is doing a running club, run by Shireen Bailey (was in the olympics) and boy does she make us work.  Did a lunchtime interval session today and have come back to my desk shaking! Kinda enjoyed it in a sick way!

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