Shades Marathon Training

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09/11/2012 at 17:24

Khani - what are you like!!!

Seriously though (preaching bit) I feel so much better eating healthy food and I still have dark choc twice a week & an ice cream once a week. I was the junk food queen but there's no better satisfaction than a PB.

VR - I'm so looking forward to it even though it's ages off

Emmy - have a good run tomorrow

I've got a HM on Sunday, it's flat but there are a lot of off road bits and there looks to be a lot of bends. I did my last HM (early October) in 1.54 so I'm hoping to knock a teeny weeny bit off that. 

09/11/2012 at 17:48

Khanivore - We love our food on this thread! You are in the right place.
I've entered a few short races  A 7 miler off road, A 5k Santa fun run. Both in December. A 10k in January and a 10 miler. A half marathon in March.

Emmy  - How far are you running tomorrow? 

09/11/2012 at 17:52

@VR - It's the full marathon (foxy@40). Are you taking a break from marathons for a bit?

I agree - we do like our food! Ive stuck to my low GI lately and it's been working wonders on my energy levels.

09/11/2012 at 20:21

Of couse, sorry I forgot! Not really taking a break, Just a break from that Lake!
Lost count how many times I've been round it!
Still got 5 marathons to do this year

10/11/2012 at 06:50

bootsie - well done for motivating your fellow workers into doing a 10km.

molly - that's brilliant that we're all staying together for Berlin. 

 Yes, I saw they'd added Tokyo to the list, but I never intend to do all of the majors anyway as I've never fancied doing Boston.   Would like to do Chicago though.

Good luck for the half marathon, I think you'll do a good PB.

Emmy - yes 10:45 sounds fine, I don't think it's a challenging course and it's good to focus on a pace when you're doing repetitive laps.   Have a good run.

VR - oooh short races.   Which 10 miler have you entered?   I want to do a 10 mile road race.   Which half in March?   I also want to do a half but only found Bideford which is the same day as the Duchy.

10/11/2012 at 07:17

Its a wet cvourse

Although the band of rian will have gone in a fwe hours.

Anyway off to the other lake in a minute to put tent up for bags.

Dinner was chicken burger and chips for those who want to know, no steaks for me

10/11/2012 at 19:18

6:49:53 for me clocked 40.37 via transfer to fetch, sporttracks says 40.44 garmin went for 40.6

I was after sub 7 so was happy with sub 6:50 espcially as i thought sub 7 would be hard work

Shades you need to ask Emmy what her sister did to earn a free pudding post race

10/11/2012 at 22:14

I'd love a copy!


11/11/2012 at 06:28

Keith - well done.  Did it rain all day?

Emmy - how did you get on?

wondertaff - you have to PM me your email address, can't send attachments via RW

11/11/2012 at 07:56

It barely rained at all as i expected having studied the various weather sites. A little light rain for at most the first hour.

Interestingly nothing hurts too much this morning apart from my bottom Even the nipple rub looked far worse than it actually was.

11/11/2012 at 08:19
I had a disastrous run yesterday. I went out to do 12 but cut it short after about 6 with stomach issues (I won't go into any more details!!). I had to call my wife from a tyre fitters place to pick me up, as I don't carry a mobile and there were no phone boxes.

It did get me thinking (again) about carrying a mobile though. Do any of you carry phones? If so, do you just stick them in a pocket? I don't fancy those arm phone holders that I've seen people wear.

Regarding the stomach issues, I thought I'd sorted the issue as for the last few months I've restricted the amount of semi-skimmed milk I have on my shredded wheat (I used to drown the cereal with milk) and have not had a problem for quite a while. Not sure what went wrong yesterday....I'd say my food and drink were fine. I did recently have 9 days off where I did no running but did plenty of eating/drinking so I'm putting it down to me not being 'in balance'. I know the four runs I've done this week (the first ones since my running break) have all felt more difficult than usual.

Anyway, probably just going to the gym today and do an hour on the treadmill to see how I am. I know it's boring on the treadmill (I usually hate them!) but at least it's a safe environment incase I get the issue again

I hope this topic isn't too gruesome for a Sunday morning!!
11/11/2012 at 08:51
Morning all,

Yesterday was not a good day for me. I struggled throughout and just didn't feel 'right' all day (heart rate was 180-190 throughout). At the 3rd lap - I was going to give up and then I met one of the ultra runners and she kept me going. As it was - I ended up staying with her to help her through her bad patch even though I felt strong and could have gone faster.

End time - 5,43 but I'm happy that I stuck it out despite feeling so awful.

I also had the pleasure of meeting Keith and having dinner/drinks with him. My sister managed to score a free honeycomb cheesecake dessert after harassing the waiter for the entire evening!

@Keith & Mowser - good luck for today!
11/11/2012 at 08:54
@BigG - I keep a food diary to track what could be the cause for stomach issues as I used to be the same. Switching to soya milk on my porridge worked a dream for me. It could be so many things so just chalk it up to experience! I only carry phones if I'm doing trails or a long run away from home and I carry it in a bum bag with some spare change in case I need to buy anything en route.
11/11/2012 at 13:45

Well done on your achievements Keith and Emmy. Emmy i actually prefer the taste of soya milk. Are there pro's to drinking it? I might start buying it.

BigG sorry to hear about the stomach issues Hope you get them sorted. 

I ran my longest distance to date this morning, 18 miles in 03:01:07. The first 16 were fine, the last 2 seemed to take forever even though the pace was consistent throughout. I am sure this was all psychological though as I felt the same way going form 14 to 16 miles. I tried to run at 10:30 min/mile but my pace was very consistent throughout the run and was an average of 10:03 min/mile. According to strava my 1/2 marathon time was 02:11:34 at a pace of 10:02 min/mile. 

The question is, what I should run my first half marathon race at next weekend?

11/11/2012 at 15:51
Hi Khani - there are thoughts that soya milk is easier for our stomach to digest so easier for you if you're running and helps bowel movements. I'm dairy intolerant so find it difficult to have a lot of dairy in my diet so soya milk is the best alternative.

I've also tried rice milk but its a little runny and watery for my liking.

Well done on the 18miler! I've done some good stretching today and don't feel that sore so I'm ok.

@Shades - how are you doing?
11/11/2012 at 16:47
Well done on your race, Keith and Emmy, hope you are both recovering OK. Honeycomb cake sounds lovely!

Big G, I always wear my iPhone with one of those armbands when I run as I use the Nike gps app. Only had to use the phone once which was when I was running in France and there was a big fierce stray dog blocking my way. Had to call my OH to come and pick me up as didn't know alternative route!

Did a 12 mile run today, averaging about 8 min/mile which is probably a tad fast for my slow runs but needed to be back home as OH was working. It was v quiet running at 7am but at least I avoided all the dog walkers. My right thigh feels a bit achy now and heavy when walking but should hopefully be OK after a days rest. Does anyone use a foam roller? Do they help much?
11/11/2012 at 17:14
Fastkoala wow what a blistering pace. I am envious! The fastest pace I can run 5 miles at is 8:15 min/mile! I have been running since may

I am so slow! Grrr.
11/11/2012 at 17:15
Ps I use The Grid foam roller and it seems to really help. I've only used it a handful of times mind but I am really glad I bought it and will use it more regularly going forward.
11/11/2012 at 18:46
Khanivore, that's good going for only 6 months running. And I bet you'll see loads of improvements in the months to come.

Bought a foam roller from amazon this week and have only tried once as my kids seem to be permanently playing and fighting with it! Hoping it might ease the pain in my calf
11/11/2012 at 22:45

Back home finally

4:38:03 for todays.

also as i have more time (ie not on the free 30 min wifi thing) i took me until mile 36 yesterday before dropping below 10 min miling which i was pleased with.

Hurt more today and i have achy knees and feet but nevermind i'm sure they'll be fine soon enough.

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