Shades Marathon Training

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18/11/2012 at 11:49
Khanivore, did you run today?

Lovely frosty bright morning for a run. 13.5 miles and now recovering with cereal, peanut butter toast, bananas and coffee followed by a roast!
18/11/2012 at 14:47
13 miles for me this morning and it was a great morning to be out. There were loads of other runners out as well.

For those that know the area, I ran from Torquay to Goodrington and back with a few loops around Paignton Green to make up the miles. After last weekend's run which was cut short, I'm pleased with the run this morning.

Off out this afternoon where I may well have a nice mixed grill It has been known....

I have a bit going on at work next week so I'm probably going to run on different days than usual. Probably going to do 4ish mile easy on Monday, 5ish hill/speed session with the club on Wednesday, 8ish fartlek on Thursday and 10-12 slow on Sunday.
Edited: 18/11/2012 at 14:49
18/11/2012 at 22:08

Read my epic race report from my first half marathon! For those that can't be bothered, I smashed it! I finished the race in 01:53:07. I ran a little further than a half marathon as I ran wide around the corners on purpose to ensure I covered at least a half marathon distance. My half marathon time, according to Strava and my Garmin, is 01:52:53. Way faster than I expected.

The weather was amazing. The marshals were brilliant. The goody bag was tasty

18/11/2012 at 22:35

Congrats, there is no need to go wide however as the course will be right no matter what your garmin picks up I do the opposite and take the ultimate racing lines even if it means brushing thru bushes

18/11/2012 at 22:37
Keith I did that at croydon and at the end of the race I was just shy of 10k and strava would not recognise my PB
19/11/2012 at 07:55
Congratulations Khanivore, great race report and brilliant time. You must be so glad you were able to run in the end. Well done for sticking to your pace. Glad you had such a good day.
19/11/2012 at 07:57

Hi Khani- Question: was your cold completely cleared up? I agree with Keith - I'm always over on course routes as you never follow the most direct route. It looks like your 10km route was short.

@Mowser - I'm thinking of the christmas double but need to finalise some travel arrangements.

Does anyone know how Shades got on in Ireland?

I've had a mixed weekend. Had some lovely forest runs in France and took out '2 tours' of runners from our friend groups for 5 miles each time. Was really lovely.... and then yesterday afternoon - I came down with a sickness bug. I had to stop on the hard shoulder of the motorway back from France throwing up Hence to say -it's a rest day for me...

19/11/2012 at 08:01

Morning Shadies!
Fantastic Khani  Well done. I'll read your report later.

Keith - Lol! Brushing through the bushes! Thats how you do it is it?
Did you remember to enter Berlin?? Bet you didn't! 

Big G - Hope you enjoyed that mixed grill! and well done on your run, was a lovely day yesterday. Hope to make club on Wednesday too.

I got a course PB at the Cornish Marathon yesterday. Great running conditions and ran the whole way with a club mate. But my legs ache this morning. Arrrrghhh. 

I heard from Shades. She had terrible weather conditions in Ireland. Finished her 30 miler in 5.55. Well done Shades   

19/11/2012 at 08:02

Emmy sorry to hear about the sickness. That sounds horrible The forest runs on the other hand sound wonderful. I had a taste of running with others when i was running along chatting to that lady during the race. It was brilliant. You don't notice the time going away at all. I am really envious of people who run in pairs or in groups.

I was not sure I was 100% over the cold but now I am certain I was. It was chilly and I did not suffer any cold symptoms after the race whatsoever. I certainly had no cold-related muscle ache, breathing issues or hotness.

Slowkoala thanks  

VR - well done on the PB - FANTASTIC! You will need a while to read my report lol. I seem to ahve got carried away with it.

Shade's weather conditions sound EPIC! 


Edited: 19/11/2012 at 08:03
19/11/2012 at 08:06

VR - i did but site was dead to me..... So no i didn't enter.

Emmy - I seem to have survived Day 1.... Amusingly i was sweating more thru the stretching at the end then during it.

Khan - Garmins DO NOT measure accurate enough to be used for course measuring. No idea what Strava is but if you can manually edit distances simply change them to the correct one. I do the same local races every year and i have gotten a shorter and shorter garmin read out each time. CLocked 9,9 for the 10 mile one last time. Twisty bits confuse garmins.

19/11/2012 at 08:12

VR - Brushing through the bushes as in not going round those that stick out on the course or going very tight to the inside of bends with hedges. Obviously the ones you push me into dont count

Emmy - not got a clue what it says but it looks fun judging by this althugh i think i can make out there seems to be one lot for teenagers but some of the people in the vids are older??

19/11/2012 at 08:13

Keith ahh ok. Thanks for that. I did not know! Strava is just a website that uses the Garmin data. I will bear this in mind for future runs and take the Lewis Hamilton line. Some of my 'going round the outside' was fairly epic as sections of the track were 30 feet wide lol. Thanks again for the heads up. 

19/11/2012 at 08:33

Sorry Khani - I thought that you knew about the issues with over/under estimating with garmins.

@Keith - I've never heard of that race :/ Let me google it.
Lol - I remember sweating at the first warm up, let alone the cool down! 

19/11/2012 at 09:26

tired legs this weekend.. was planning a 10km on the road.. ended doing 4.5 miles through mucky fields yesterday and was shattered.. think two 1 hr riding lessons took their toll!!

19/11/2012 at 09:46

@Bootsie - Crickey - I think i'd be shattered after 1hr of riding lessons! Well done on 4.5 miles - it's all miles in the bank!

19/11/2012 at 10:57

cheers Emmy, felt like junk miles but proud of myself for getting out!

19/11/2012 at 14:30

Well done Khanivore and VR on your fab results this weekend!!

Khanivore, really enjoyed your write up - agree strongly with not trying to pin on race number while panicking!!! Great result especially considering you were ill beforehand.

Emmy - hope your bug was just a 24hr one and is finished now.

Bootsie - I am of the firm opinion that a 4.5 mile through mucky fields is easily equivalent to 7 miles on tarmac well done you!

(This is just my personal theory and I have no scientific evidence whatsoever to back it up!!!)

19/11/2012 at 14:36

Thanks mamafox

19/11/2012 at 18:04

Emmy - My legs have ached all day.... Dont exactly use quads running i guess Only a dull sort of ache like after racing a half say so nothing to bad, yet.

Tomorrow should be fun with it before work then a run post work before dinnner and a quiz night. Looks like thursdays will be after work so hopefully cardio recovery is easier but i suspect not

19/11/2012 at 18:30
Keith - what day are you on?

I found day 3 to be the worst followed by the rest of the week!

@Mamafox - how are you getting on! I'm in complete agreement on the cross country... I ran a mile yesterday through the fields (I was being chased by a farmer at the time) and it definitely felt harder than road
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