Shades Marathon Training

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05/11/2012 at 15:25

Excellent. I run around 8 and half min miles but have done races in the past at sub 8 min miles. So with marathon i am aiming for 3 hrs 45, but would be happy with 4. However, if Shades plan could get me another 35 mins off that would be great

But seriously as this is my first race at marathon, completing it will be the challenge and i am honestly not bothered what time i get in. Its all for a good cause!

05/11/2012 at 17:56

Slimswannie - I'm just off to do my emails now

VR - I shall go back to circuits in December, glad he's working you hard

Emmy - Only 2 races left this year, 30 miler in Ireland (I've changed my entry from the 52 miler when I found out it was very hilly) on 18th Nov and Florence marathon the following weekend

06/11/2012 at 07:10

Frosty this morning, first chance to try out my new winter tights and headband

06/11/2012 at 07:48

Well thats a damned annoying chip time...

1:50:01 lol

251st out 558 so top half again

06/11/2012 at 08:13

Keith - that is annoying.

I was talking to a runner a couple of weeks ago and his marathon PB is 3:00:02 and says no chance of ever improving on that.

06/11/2012 at 08:19

Morning all, I'm heading out tonight or tomorrow morning for my first run. At the moment work is cutting in on some valuable running time!

@Keith - that must be such a frustrating time!! I still wouldnt mind it

06/11/2012 at 11:57

morning all.. beautiful sunshine today

06/11/2012 at 13:25

Hells bells - i am 98 calories OVER my daily calorie allowance after LUNCH! Grrr.. oh well, better buy myself some extra calories with a run this evening. I hate running at night but this calorie counting business (which I just started) gives me extra motivation!

06/11/2012 at 13:26

@khanivore - how many calories are you trying to eat a day? 500? Or what are you eating... should perhaps be the better question!

@Bootsie - please send your beautiful sunshine to rainy, grey Belgium

06/11/2012 at 13:34

@emmy - let's just put it this way, I ate 1200 calories at lunch alone lol.

I am using and can not recommend it enough. I am still in the honeymoon period because I only just discovered it. What I like about it is that they have a great free phone app to accompany the free web site which makes entering data very easy. You can even barcode scan stuff and on the whole it finds the item! Even stuff it can not barcode scan but which you buy over the counter is generally there - e.g. Weetabix, Quakers porridge, M&S chocolate buscuits, all sorts of stuff.

You tell the app/site how much you weigh and how much you want to lose each week. It then generates a calorie target and you can watch it adjust as you enter food items through the day. You can also enter exercise and calories burned which obviously buys you back calories. It's brilliant.

06/11/2012 at 13:34

ps. my goal is 1410 calories per day to lose 1.5 lbs per week - with NO exercise. So, when I run I enter how much i burned and then i can eat more

06/11/2012 at 13:38

1200?!?! How on earth!? What did you eat? a double big mac?

06/11/2012 at 13:46

you will be shocked - it was so easy to get there. 

I had 

2 scrambled eggs (140 cal)

Smoked salmon (182 cal)

2.5 slice bread with butter (282 cal)

French fries (!) (380 cal)

2 skinny latte (216 cal)


I was planning on havin a LIGHT lunch at M&S But I had to take a customer out for lunch....

06/11/2012 at 16:27
Sounds lovely Khamivore!
06/11/2012 at 16:30
It was but the chips and toast were totally unnecessary and I wasted a massive 662 calories on them. By the way that should read 1.5 toast.

The dumb thing was that I only ate them because they were there. Had no need or desire to eat them really. Lazy!
06/11/2012 at 17:31

Khanivore - I think you might have to run another 50 mile week to compensate

Next time eat one slice of bread, no chips and one latte, need another drink have a black coffee...of course hindsight is a wonderful thing.

06/11/2012 at 17:32

Emmy - is your ankle OK now?

06/11/2012 at 17:34
SHADES wrote (see)

Emmy - is your ankle OK now?

Hi Shades - it's 99% ok. I was more concerned about my knee but with the new shoes they seem to really help with the ankle and knee support. I'm just trying to not do anything 'stupid' like fall over again 

06/11/2012 at 18:25

Emmy - good news.  Is the knee the same leg as the ankle?

It's easy to fall over, I tripped over my own foot and hurt my back in Sept amd missed a race...numpty

06/11/2012 at 18:37

Thats what i call a small meal

But then my eating habits are legendary and somewhat wrong for you

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