Shades Marathon Training

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08/11/2012 at 08:38

Very observant Big G!  Which running club did you join?

08/11/2012 at 08:52

VR - I'm in Teignbridge Trotters.....

Edited: 08/11/2012 at 08:54
08/11/2012 at 08:57

Of course! Only the best running club in the world! Lol!

08/11/2012 at 09:01

It's a small world

On on!

08/11/2012 at 09:04

You and Bootsie have the same Avatar!

08/11/2012 at 09:06

On on indeed!

Bootsie - Who is this ex Olympian? 

08/11/2012 at 09:23

shireen bailey i think is her name

oooh i might have to change mine

not sure if its normal but will go back to the doc and check

08/11/2012 at 10:28

Hello Shadies. Hope you're all keeping well. 

Did someone say Teignbridge Trotters?  It is indeed a 'small' world  


08/11/2012 at 10:53

Hiya small! We met through this thread didn't we Awww X

08/11/2012 at 13:08

Hello small - how are you?

08/11/2012 at 13:25
SHADES wrote (see)

Khanivore - hope you have a lovely meal tonight for your wife's birthday.

LOL at being modest about wearing running tights  and what with Emmy and her chafing problem

Emmy - your knee problem may be you trying to protect your ankle.   Don't worry your speed will return, remember how you were complaining about your running pace a few days before your mega PB at Amsterdam?

I must pop over to the Berlin thread too and see what's going on

Re the chafing, as you seem to have tried everything the only thing left is to wear something different.   Chafing is often due to poor fit...usually too big so a snugger fit may help.

I have one pair of base layer thermals (tights) but usually I just wear 2 pairs in cold weather.

It's not funny!!.... well actually it is for everyone who sees me walk like a cowboy :/ Yeah, I think you're right. 4 miles this morning felt "ok". I had a nice chat with the workmen near my house about my training plan. Apparently i look "hardcore"

Keith M Stuart wrote (see)

Oh aye i'll be in the pub post race both days

Saturday will need something decent sized to refuel for sundays marathon naturally...
Will see who i can con into a 2 for £10 meal on the day.

Other than that i shall attempt to remember the way to sainsburys, or cheat and use sat nav.

I'll meet you at the pub! It looks like plans have changed and so i can have a drink - we'll be getting a lift up to Milton Keynes and then taking the train home 

As i mentioned - last 4 miles before the marathon for me. It felt 'ok' but i'm just going to see how things go in the next few days and not push it.

Welcome to Edna and Big_G... it looks like we have the starts of a devon massive going on!

@Khanivore -what's the calorie count so far today?

08/11/2012 at 14:07

Wotcha VR. Yes, and what fun runs we've had together since then. 

Hello Shades.  I'm not too bad thank you. I hope you're fit and injury free?


08/11/2012 at 14:14

hiya small

running at lunch was good.. 1 mile race.. done in 7:47, then did some fartlek work

08/11/2012 at 17:49

Shades - first the bad news...Florence is a no-go unfortunately. Everyone I know is travelling by train or coach so that's around €70 return plus hotel, entry fee etc it's out of budget. Mini Molly is having a fixed brace on this weekend and that's 5,500€ (can pay 200€ every month), what is made of - gold???? 

The good news is that my Mum & Dad asked what I wanted for xmas ...and I said Berlin entry that is definitely on!!! Must remind them to pay tomorrow!

08/11/2012 at 18:45

Shades - lol sort of, more a case of NOT esating other things later at night. Usually resolved by not having dinner as soon as i get in. There is also a reduction ion junk food consumption but only a reduction, I still eat the odd tub of ice cream now and then or bar of choclate (and i dont mean a mars bar here obviously as this is me, try 100g bars instead)

08/11/2012 at 19:16

Emmy - massive yoyo-ing on the calorie front lol. I went about 1400 calories over budget two days in a row. This was mostly because I was not running on either day (one day intentionally one day unintentionally). I have come to realise that I have remained a big eater but am just running enough to keep it in check.

Today I spent all morning not eating because i was about to go on a run any minute, but the calls kept coming. I eventually didn't get out until 1pm, still having not eaten but not feeling hungry because i had drunk water and was stuffed silly from last night (mouth watering thinking about the pudding). I ran an extra couple of miles to burn off some extra calories and came home at 2.30pm and decided to have breakfast instead of lunch (porrdige). Consequently I am well under budget today and not even feeling very hungry. It is 7pm so I will try to have a modest dinner of a baked potato and beans (ok yes there will be cheese in there stop staring at me baaahhhhhh).. and then go to bed on time so i don't get trapped by the 1.5 thorntons cakes that are currently sitting downstairs.

That's the plan. I would put my money on there being a 'Oh my god I ate half a chocolate cake' post in a couple of hours

Did 10 miles today instead of 8. I have definitely turned a corner in my fitness and runs. I run 10 miles at 10-10:30 m/m without it feeling like a big effort. I do not feel wiped out when i get home. Given a choice of running 5 miles at fast pace or 10 miles at a slower pace I would definitely find the later FAR easier and in fact look forward to the slow run as a mind clearing exercise. I think at some point I do need to add a 5th day of running in. I have not been doing the optional runs. I think I will make this a hill repeats, strides, or fartlek day. Not yet though.. 

08/11/2012 at 23:31

Update: Ok i crumbled and ate 2 slices of gorgeous lucious Thorntons cake. This came to 464 calories. Luckily I burned about 500 calories by sneaking in a 60 minute turbo trainer ride A price WELL worth paying!

09/11/2012 at 07:00

Big G - I too am a Teignbridge Trotter but 2nd claim and I never go to club training!

small - I'm well thanks.  Are you planning a marathon next year?

molly - re Florence that is such a shame we won't have your company but great news that you'll be in Berlin.   Have you done Berlin before?

Keith - well what ever you do it works for you, delaying your evening meal is a good idea.

Khanivore - well done on your training and your willpower that you only ate 464 calories of the cake...I know you have the capability to eat more!.

09/11/2012 at 07:43
Erm there a third slice and some biscuits to be added oops.

I can't run until the evening today. Hate it when this happens I far prefer morning running. I think I will try a brick session for the first time. I will do a 60 min turbo trainer session followed immediately by my 5 mile easy pace run for the week.

Excited about Sunday. I have my first 18 mile run to do. Woohoo. Getting close to that maximum training distance of 20 miles
09/11/2012 at 08:13

Khanivore - LOL at the extra cake and biscuits..tut tut.  

 It's refreshing that you're looking forward to your first 18 miler, many dread increasing the distance when they've never run that far before but your attitude is the right one to have.   And think of the calories you will burn

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