Shades Marathon Training

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15/11/2012 at 17:15

bootsie - another tough session for you.   You must be glad to get back to work in the afternoon for a sit down

Not staying in Cork unfortunately, picking up a hire car as staying near Adare for a race on Sunday at Sixmilebridge.   Looking forward to seeing Adare, just passed through last time and it looks gorgeous.

Back to Kettlecise tonight, missed the last 2 weeks

15/11/2012 at 23:06

Good Luck Shades . Back on the Guinness?

16/11/2012 at 05:19

mowzer - LOL.  Probably not much Guinness this weekend, driving and not sure how far I am staying from the nearest pub, although knowing Ireland it won't be far!

No run this morning, packing and Mum's food shop before leaving for airport

16/11/2012 at 07:29

Hey Shades - Have a great run this weekend. I hope it's not as hilly as the profile suggests :/ I agree with Mowser - a guinness or two is good for you

I've been offered a slot at the christmas enigma (double).... the question is: one marathon or two....? Any suggestions/thoughts anyone?

A lovely 5miler this morning to drop off my car for it's service. I'm crossing my fingers and begging it's not too expensive

16/11/2012 at 08:15

I survived a week of being sneezed & coughed on by my twins only to fall ill at final hurdle, 2 days before my first half marathon. I feel terrible and my mileage this week is going to be well short as I am not going to run my 5 miles easy pace session today. 

Can I recover in time or is this RIP Gosport Half marathon? I do not have a history of recovering quickly from illness. Hope I break the pattern this time. I have been waiting a very long time for this race so I can get a better expectation of my marathon time and so that I can choose the best training paces. 

Does anyone know of any other half marathons in the South East in December or in January? I can only find mad races like the knacker cracker. If I don't find another one I have to wait until Brighton in Feb 

Edited: 16/11/2012 at 08:16
16/11/2012 at 08:19

Emmy - lol you'll be doing the quad next in which case i'll see you there

Now er insanity..... I think some impromptu weights first clearing stuff etc to make space.... Turns out there isn't really much room in the loft room plus its not exactly quiet where as ground floor should be far better for noise and its also a little higher. Only technical hitch is the light is a dangly shade fitted one right in the flipping middle of the room....

16/11/2012 at 08:31

Emmy - hope the car service isn't too pricey, must book mine in too

Re Enigma, your choice, I'm not getting blamed!

Khanivore - don't run if you're ill, so no run today and see how you are on Sunday.   You still have a long time before your marathon so revised training paces are not essential at the moment.  

Just look on RW Events, maybe some smaller club races but Dec/Jan there are fewer races due to weather/travel etc.  Or maybe look on travelling a bit further from home.

Good luck for Sunday if you're well enough to run

Keith - do your Insanity outside and entertain your neighbours

Right signing off now, home on Monday

Edited: 16/11/2012 at 08:32
16/11/2012 at 08:37

good luck for this weekend shades

16/11/2012 at 09:47

@Shades - do you think i'd ever blame you? I'm responsible for my own stupidity I'm just looking for advice/confirmation of insanity! Good luck for this weekend - I really hope it goes well.

@Keith -  I probably would do the quadzilla but it sells out so quickly/reserve list is so long that I dont think i'd get in!

RE: Insanity: I'd recommend ground floor/garage where you can jump and move around easily. I bought a gym mat to help my knees/ankles on some of the movements.

@Khanivore - completely agree with Shades on the cold front. If you're feeling rough - you are not going to feel any better after running 13.1 miles.... in fact you'll probably delay your recovery even more as you've strained yourself.

@Mowser - are you doing any of the christmas Enigmas? would be nice to see finally see you!

16/11/2012 at 10:08

For Keith or whoever that wants another chance to enter Berlin


16/11/2012 at 10:33
Shades, hope you have a good weekend in Ireland. Thanks for the shoe advise, I have found my old saucony's on the net (pays to look on 3rd page of google
Search) so am getting them am as a 2nd pair (will blame you if my OH complains!)

Khamivore, hope you feel better for Sunday, but I agree with others, don't run if you don't feel well, you risk getting an injury or a time that you'll be cross with. There's a Watford half a couple of weeks before Brighton one on 3rd feb.

8 miles today in new shoes. All good and thighs seem fine
16/11/2012 at 10:40

@Khanivore: There are 7 half marathons in December on the events page and 4 in January

You can also put yourself on the reserve list for this one. It's had great reviews in previous years

16/11/2012 at 10:45

Thanks Emmy. Appreciate your help The January ones are all miles away The Bedford one looks promising and if I miss Sunday's run I think I will sign up for that one instead. Thanks a lot. 

Are you doing the knacker cracker this year by the way? What kind of shoes do i need for that? I figure road shoes won't work right?

16/11/2012 at 11:24

Hi Khani, No problem... the important thing is looking at the big picture and not focusing too much on races now. I didnt do my first half until March this year in prep for the VLM.

I wore my road shoes but they were a little slippy. I'm currently looking at a pair of trail shoes for the eco trail de paris but can't find any that suit my gait.

16/11/2012 at 11:34

Come and do the knacker cracker!

16/11/2012 at 12:51

Lol! Sounds painful!  

16/11/2012 at 15:37

What is the knacker cracker??... dare I ask??!

Beautiful day here today, went for first run since marathon - just ran for 1hr 10min in forest at easy pace, have no idea how far I went, was just good to run without thinking about pace, distance etc... really enjoyed it!

Good luck for your races this weekend.. hope you will be feeling better soon Khanivore and your race goes well should you decide you feel up to entering it.

16/11/2012 at 15:43

Thx for all the get wells Cheered me up! I am mega frustrated at not being able to run today I am watching my calories consumed go up and i have no way to buy myself extra calories for dinner by running grrr.

Knacker Cracker is a 1st Jan 10k run in Surrey. It's very hilly The logo for the run is quite interesting

16/11/2012 at 17:58

VR - Ta, i shall try and remember 5pm tomorrow

Emmy - Lol yeah downstairs room should be big enough once i move all the junk out of it. A nice job for tomorrow or sunday

16/11/2012 at 22:36

Emmy - I will be at the Christmas Enigma on the Sunday only.

Khanivore - Bedford Half is a nice race to do. Can be quite a quick course. They also give away great mementos (for everyone). I had a rugby shirt once and my daughter got a lightweight jacket last year. This year they have running backpacks and when they do Oakley 20 in the spring they always have sweatshirts .

I'm as bad as Shades for shoes. After a couple of years trying out everything (and not liking anything) I finally found some shoes to suit. Got a few pairs off the internet before they were completely discontinued. Found another similar style and have stocked up on them (different editions, so slightly different in finer details). Now have 10 pairs of shoes on the go - oldest ones with 1000miles on the clock - 2 pairs which I wear for walking or the gym and 2 new pairs still in their boxes . Means I rarely run in the same pair of shoes in a week. 

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