Finally some snow, not a lot but enough to give a ligt coating
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?
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
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.
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....
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
Khanivore - maybe a couple more days rest, especially as we have this bitterly cold weather, which won't do your muscles any good.
I couldn't run at all in cold weather when recovering from my hanstring origin injury and even now I'm cautious about very cold weather.
khanivore you can only benefit from resting up at the moment
I might be having a slow week myself. Didn't sleep last night as throat is quite sore. Not a normal sore throat, just feels very scratchy if that makes sense and very very tired so maybe another day off today. 10km on sunday so keen to do well at that
Good 23k in snow Sunday, really enjoyed it but took me 2.28 and was wiped out afterwards. Well done to everyone who completed long treadmill sessions - must be a good exercise in self discipline. I know I would give up!
mamafox - a much more intensive workout running in the snow.
bootsie - sounds like you're getting a cold/virus.
KingKenny - sorry to hear your race was cancelled too.
ya thought that too shades.. will rest today and see how i feel tomorrow
Can't wait for the weekend when the weather is going to be a balmy 8-10 degrees
I'm in the office today on my own, my boss is in Dubai and my colleague is snowed in. No snow here but she lives over the border in Somerset
Nice run, no ice, cold east wind though. Police car stopped to let me cross the road which then caused all the traffic to slow down and behave in a very gentle and polite manner..LOL
feeling much better, rested up completely last night with pizza and a movie! going to go to the gym this evening for a gentle run on the dreaded treddie!
police doing a good job shades!!
Shades - is that the same supportive and understanding colleague who is flexible regarding your marathon commitments..? If so what a SHAME she is snowed in
LOL re the police!
I'm umming and ahhing about upping my schedule from 4 to 5 times a week, maybe not all weeks but on some weeks where I feel like it. The reason is that 4 times a week kind of feels a bit too easy (although I'm only doing about 30-35 miles a week at the moment), but I'm wondering if 5 times a week will then take me into feeling too tired particularly when I get into the higher mileage on Shade's plan. Any thoughts?
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