Shades Marathon Training

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20/01/2013 at 10:26

Shades - No just some online gaming Now to assess how cold it is by going shopping. Then i get to decide how far i shall run.

20/01/2013 at 10:29

Big G - when VR and I were in Florence on the morning of the marathon one of the Italians staying in our hotel had spaghetti and honey as his pre race breakfast, so your choice is pretty close.

I'm leaning towards taking a rest day today, 13 days since my last rest day and I think it's so cold out there I might have trouble getting out the front door.   Housework and marathon race entries intead

20/01/2013 at 10:41

Yes - I do like the porrige but I don't run on it, although I believe Paula does.

Edited: 20/01/2013 at 10:43
20/01/2013 at 10:48

Not my preferred pre race breakfast either

20/01/2013 at 11:26
18 miles on the treadmill this morning. Definitely feels easier on the legs but don't get the same buzz that I get from running outside. Annoyingly it stopped after an hour and i had to get somoeone to show me how to set it for longer. Some of pavements here are clear but others v icy and didn't fancy lots of stopping and starting and having to think too much about the route. Snowing now again, really hop it goes before I am due to run again on Tuesday.
20/01/2013 at 12:28

Lol Shades i thought the same when shopping. A bit on the chilly side but i could cope easy enough, nowhere near as bad as Quadzilla last year. But then the legs were achy a bit ambling around Tesco's so a lazy afternoon instead i think

20/01/2013 at 12:50
Managed 10 miles on treadmill. Sooooooooooo boring. Added a bit of speed work at the end to make me feel like its a decent session. Maybe a long mid week run to make up for the reduced mileage.
20/01/2013 at 15:16

slow! thats impressive! Rattler you too!

5km done in 23:30 on the treadmill today.. having a lazy afternoon now!

20/01/2013 at 15:22
Not sure why, but my phone has just posted a previous comment of mine, so I've edited the post to remove it.
Edited: 20/01/2013 at 15:24
20/01/2013 at 15:40
That happened to me Big G at the top of this page!

Well done guys on the treadmill !! Don't know how you do it!
20/01/2013 at 17:43
VR, I couldn't use the treadmill every week, think it would zap my love for running. But my legs feel better than usual after a long run and I really don't want to risk injury.
20/01/2013 at 19:49

14 miles in the snow this morning. Very slow, but I'm pleased I did it. It actually wasn't too bad, we've had a lot of snow today and it covered up the worst icy bits.

Kudos for all of you doing long runs on the treadmill - must be really boring. Mind you, I think if I had one at home, I would have stayed inside instead of venturing out into the snow. 

Shades - I may need to change my times in a few weeks but for the moment I think I will stick with them.  If I can do the 16 mile LSR in a few weeks in non-snowy conditions, that will give me an idea of whether I need to up the pace a bit in the long runs. I've got a half in mid-feb and a 20-miler race in mid March organised but nothing before then, and with the weather being as it is, it would probably be cancelled anyway. 

How do you work out what your marathon pace should be? I understand why you do the LSR at a slower rate, but then all the advice is not to run the marathon at a pace you've never run before. But I will never have run a really long distance at marathon pace. Am I missing something? 

21/01/2013 at 06:52

Finally some snow, not a lot but enough to give a ligt coating

21/01/2013 at 07:14
Louey wrote (see)

 

Shades - I may need to change my times in a few weeks but for the moment I think I will stick with them.  If I can do the 16 mile LSR in a few weeks in non-snowy conditions, that will give me an idea of whether I need to up the pace a bit in the long runs. I've got a half in mid-feb and a 20-miler race in mid March organised but nothing before then, and with the weather being as it is, it would probably be cancelled anyway. 

How do you work out what your marathon pace should be? I understand why you do the LSR at a slower rate, but then all the advice is not to run the marathon at a pace you've never run before. But I will never have run a really long distance at marathon pace. Am I missing something? 

Louey - it's how you do in your races that will decide your marathon pace and your training paces.   If this weather clears you could do a 10 mile time trial, run it as you would a race, on fresh legs and as fast as you can but maintaining a consistant pace throughout (as far as possible) and we can use that time to recalculate your training paces.    This would also give a target half marathon pace too.

Don't expect to do any long runs at marathon pace, these forums are littered with runners that ran their long runs at marathon pace and on race day crashed and burned.

If you were going to climb Everest you wouldn't do it the week before just to see if you could do it!

 

Well done to those of you that did your runs on the treadmill.  I didn't set foot outside the front door.

Lovely run this morning, dry and cold, but no ice and the wind has dropped to a breeze which is OK


 

21/01/2013 at 09:54

Half Marathon got cancelled yesterday, so did a 16m run instead in the snow & mud. Tried to keep it as much offroad as possible & really enjoyed it although some bits were tough going.

Struggle to do 10mins on a treadmill, just get bored.

Keith - Hmm online gaming, 4am before you know it!!

Good to hear everyone is getting out.

21/01/2013 at 13:26

Not a running question, but can anyone decipher this which is a facebook status update from a twenty-something friend of mine?  I think he had a good weekend, but I'm not entirely sure   

Just a few observations from The Bugged Out Weekender 2013:
Pool party would be much better if they served alcohol
It's colder than 2012
The sports bar should really stay open until the football finishes.
MC's are totally ****, no exeptions.
Chemical brothers DJ set was better than their own tunes.
Butlins don't give a **** about blocked toilets nor do they like you using the balcony in "adverse weather conditions"
Girls shorts are shorter but waistlines are much higher?
It's almost impossible to do the Melbourne shuffle on a beer soaked carpet.
I saw at least 1 bouncer havin it!
Steak pie from The Beachcomber is the best I've ever had!

Van Gogh's booth is well worth £3

Everyone has a "getting into the pool" dance
Papa Johns ain't got **** on Dominos
There is always 1 crazy Chinese guy givin it full beans.
1 bottle of Jaiger was never going to be enough.
Andy Weatherall's beard is outstanding!
Amazing weekend! See you next you sexy beast....

21/01/2013 at 13:29

LOL

21/01/2013 at 14:28

lol!!

 

21/01/2013 at 22:09
Hi hope you are all well. I've stayed away as reding your reports makes me want to run. I have not run for 1.5 weeks now and the slight stiffness in my left leg persists. My back seems fine.

Shades should I take another week off? I have run 1 week in the last 5 so if you think I should take another week out I will.
22/01/2013 at 07:13

Khanivore - good to hear your back is better.   Do your legs feel better?   And the remaining niggle in your leeft leg, has that improved?

Why not try a gentle 3 or 4 miler followed by a good stretching session and see how you get on.

 

We have had quite a lot of rain during the night, thought it might have turned to ice as it was only 1 degree when I drove home at 7pm last night but it appears to have warmed up a bit.   So had a decent run with no ice and it did feel a little warmer

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