Shades Marathon Training

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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.

12/01/2013 at 07:40

Shades - lol its 2C outside which is almost the max temp for the next 5 days. I think it hits 4 at somepoint but then drops to 1 as a max come tuesday/wednesday. -7 shows in the feels like bits for next week.

I too bunked off running last night but that was more to do with the lack of visibility due to the thick fog. Yes its dark anyway run i run midweek this time of year BUT thick fog buggers up the light from the headtorch as it just reflects off of it. Can be fixed by running alongside the roads but then the head torch is off and you have cars blinding you instead.

12/01/2013 at 08:19
Hi all,

@Khani - listen to shades..... You know it makes sense!
@slokoala - you're a speed demon... Wow!
@VR - I know what you mean - there's so many things on the market for us to help us run now (foam rollers etc).
@Keith - which head torch do you use?

Is cold here this morning (-4). I'm planning on a gentle 10miler and see how I get on. Frankfurt was even colder so this morning feels quite warm!

@Shades - do you have any ideas for carrying sandwiches? FF has suggested that I carry them so I'm trying to think of a way of carrying them without them becoming mushy or ruined?
12/01/2013 at 08:40

Petzl Tikka XP I've had it for some time now.

12/01/2013 at 10:46
Not too cold here. Woke up to sound of rain too, but all dry for club session. Fun session with relays and intervals. Exhausted now and have to entertain kids by self all day as OH on stag thing all day.

Khanivore, impressed with your 100 lengths - I only did 20 last night.

I don't mind running when it's really cold - it's the rain + cold that gets me as makes it harder to get warm. Doesn't seem to get that windy round here but can imagine that's bad too.
12/01/2013 at 15:52

Nice 12 miler this morning, about 2degrees and thought it was lovely out with no wind.  Out the door at half 7 in the dark and watched the sun come up.

Rest day tomorrow  

12/01/2013 at 16:56

freezing here! glad my run is done.. now just chilling out befroe going for mexican!

12/01/2013 at 17:01

We've had a bit of snow in the air today, I'm now debating whether to do my 12 miler on the treadmill in front of the fotty tomorrow afternoon or get out early on the road 

12/01/2013 at 20:26

the idea of doing 12 miles on the treadmill scares me lol...

Anyone else doing the edinburgh marathon this year? Im hoping to get a good enough time for a good for age entry to london next year. 

12/01/2013 at 20:33

Yeh, it scares me too, death by boredom!!! 

I'm trying to shake a cold at the moment and don't want to make it worse by freezing me teeth off  and restricting my running going forward.

But I'll take a view tomorrow morning, as I was aiming to run around Virginia Water lake and would be great in the fresh Wintery air. 

I'm only doing the VLM this year, after that - gawd nose 



12/01/2013 at 21:27
Rattler - are you a Surrey local? Virginia water is my old stomping ground I used to live in Egham
12/01/2013 at 23:32

I'm the other side of Virgina Water from Egham, I'm in Camberley. A couple of my LSRs have been from Egham to Camberley along the A30 and as these get longer I'll look to lap Virginal Water too.

13/01/2013 at 00:10

I was a good boy and did not do the turbo trainer today. Also the strain in my right leg has COMPLETELY gone! I think I am ok for a gentle LSR tomorrow. Only problem is I planned to do it at 6am and i am still up at 00:10! Argh, will have to do it later in the day. Don't get me wrong i will still be woken up by the twins at the crack of dawn however I won't be able to run cos I am now going to take my gear out of the washing machine and I am pretty sure my winter running tops won't be dry by the morning

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