Shades Marathon Training

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11/01/2013 at 11:20

We're spoilt aren't we with all this kit out there to make us feel better!
KingKenny - I think the knobbly foam rollers would be more painful!

Big G - LOL! I would of like to have seen you in that class!  

11/01/2013 at 11:26

what i wouldn't give for a 7:17 tempo pace. 7:40 is about my limit. although i did manage to pull a 7:12 pace out of the bag from somewhere at the willow 10km in october. nearly killed me

11/01/2013 at 11:53

hmmm 3 laps of town tonight for 12 miler.. sounds very dull!

11/01/2013 at 12:16

Fastkoala how many years have you been running? I am well jealous of your pace!

I did a swim today - I thought I was going faster because of what I learned in that class I went to. I wasn't. I was going at exactly the same pace lol. Back to the drawing board

11/01/2013 at 12:54

i'd love to have time to swim as well. i spent a summer during uni living with a Gf at her parents place in N.Wales and worked nights with her dad in his village bakery. i swam a couple of miles most afternoons and absolutely loved it.

11/01/2013 at 12:56

Swam a couple of miles? Blimey I don't much feel like swimming after the 100 lengths which makes 1.55 miles. Between you and Fastkoala I am reminded of just how much of a newbie I am

11/01/2013 at 13:09

yeah, but i was 20, and spent all night hefting round bags of flour, trays of bread etc. i was definitely the fittest i've ever been and had shed loads of energy.

i've spent a large part of the intervening 15 years sat on the eponymous sofa, drinking beer.

11/01/2013 at 13:17

Good use of 15 years if you ask me Nice to see you are human after all!

11/01/2013 at 13:28

Khanivore - could you possibly rest until you've had your sports massage on Monday?   They may be able to give you a recovery programme to deal with your injuries.

bootsie - good idea to get that run in before the snow

Big G - LOL, that made me laugh out loud in the office.

VR - the difference is I expect the other idiots last night loved that class, we'll wait to find out.   Have booked up next week for Kettlecise and Supertone only.

back to work now....

11/01/2013 at 13:32

Shades - sure, yup i do plan to rest once I have done this turbo session tomorrow and the long slow run on Sunday. After that it's all rest until the massage on Monday. Sound like a plan?

11/01/2013 at 13:35
Sofaboy, re your 10k race pace, I find it really weird how much faster we can all manage in a race. Don't know how much is due to the extra adrenalin vs. tapering and nutrition.

Khanivore, I can't ever imagine swimming 100 lengths! I find swimming tires me more than running and I'm very slow. I think this is partly due to the fact that I don't know what to do with my legs so just kick out. A friend who does triathlons says its much easier when you're wearing a wet suit but would look a bit silly in my local pool!

Stated running in April 2011 but got injured after a few months so had 3 months of physio. Definitely means you appreciate it more when you do recover.
11/01/2013 at 13:38
Khanivore, you need to listen to Shades or you will get told off again
11/01/2013 at 14:14

Fastkoala - blimey you have not been running that long! You are bloody quick! Re swimming - it is a little pool so 100 lengths is only 2500m I'm also very very slow.. that 100 lengths took me 1hr 20mins

11/01/2013 at 14:57

cool, koala has a year on me, i only started in june last year. hopefully i can knock that extra 30 seconds a mile off in that time.

competitive, moi?

i always (well, the 4 races i've been in) run a LOT quicker in a race. i think it helps to have people to pace off of. in that 10km i was chasing a mate who's ex-army and runs ironmans for fun. and in my 1/2 where i knocked nearly 15 minutes off my training times, i'm slightly embarressed to admit that i spent the last 3 miles almost keeping up with a lady who had a most attractive rear aspect.

haven't swum in anger for years, but used to be reasonably good. the Ironman mate keeps trying to get me to enter a triathlon but i think Mrs Sofa would possibly kill me.

11/01/2013 at 19:11
Khani, you swam for an hour and 20 minutes? Holy mackerel! That's a lot of patience you have there!

Shades, thanks for your answer. I enjoy the club sessions so I'll treat them as my tempo run
11/01/2013 at 19:11
I use the word 'enjoy' in its loosest sense, obviously...
11/01/2013 at 19:35

Well I chickened out of running outside tonight as its bloody freezin' !! 

But hit the gym instead and did some treadmill interval work for 1 hour - found that quite tough at the end - so that must be a good thing, as I can't easily relate the distance / speed / calories shown to anything sensible. - and forgot my footpad to use the Garmin - hey ho !! 

Also did a good stretch on the PowerPlate which seems to have really helped my calves which have been aching a lot recently - maybe need to look at these grid roller jobbies ???

But will do a LSR of 12-14 miles on Sunday - will wrap up and hit the mean streets of Surrey 

Have a good weekend all


11/01/2013 at 20:33

10 miles done in 1 hr 33.. happy out with that. now vegging out watching 300!

11/01/2013 at 21:15

Im with Rattler on chickining out tonight... was all set to do an easy 6 miles (well easyish) and while i was waiting in the car park for mother in law the temp went down to 2 then the thought of the painful cold nose and ears made me think twice..It might be easier if i could find a soul mad enough to join me mid week lol running when it is snowing is great fun just remember to wear clear lens glasses cause snow in the eyeball is a strange feeling... lol


12/01/2013 at 06:56

Khanivore - I meant rest = no exercise.

Iain - I hate winter weather for training.

Woke to the sound of torrential rain this morning but wasn't too bad when I went out, just the odd shower and not that cold (6 ish I guess), bit windy though.

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