Shades Marathon Training

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24/01/2013 at 16:02

10km race on sunday postponed and i'm not free on the next day so will have to race on treadmill to see how fast I can do it instead!

going out tonight for a plod if the roads look ok otherwise back into the gym for me!

24/01/2013 at 19:34

My gym running continued this week as I wimped out of the snowy roads.

May get on the roads tomorrow, but will have to for the LSR 16 miler on Sunday. The fresh air has been a bit too fresh  And the snow too slippery 

@Shades  - I've got the Portsmouth half in a few weeks, should I be looking to run this as quick as poss, or should I be using this to test my intended 9min/mile Marathon goal pace?


24/01/2013 at 22:15

same here Rattler!

4 miles done in 31 mins.. feel tired!

25/01/2013 at 05:48

lol er.....

Seems we have flipped back to the forecast given for today on monday weather wise.

Light snow around 9 switching to heavy snow by noon lasting right thru until early evening where he switches to sleet. Handily i was gonna drive to work so i could go shopping afterwards. May be a slowish trip down town now but i shall still be going.

Now to go freeze myself and try not to fall over outside. At least it warms up tomorrow albeit cos it'll be raining instead.

Edited: 25/01/2013 at 05:49
25/01/2013 at 07:11

Well i managed to stay upright albeit somewhat luckily on one stretch.... SLiding off the cycle track into the grass helped there. Still 5 miles over a mixture of clear cycle track/pavement, snow covered but compacted flat or icy/snowy mix. As well as patches of melted snow as ice too.

25/01/2013 at 07:12

Big G - tough session

KingKenny - when is your next race

VR - good news you can run again.    You weren't at swinging last night?

Rattler - re Portsmouth, race it as a half marathon but no need to taper.

Keith - a balmy 5 degrees here this morning, had to remove my hat and gloves during my run, I was too hot.   We're going to get rain later but 8 degrees

Yippee Friday

25/01/2013 at 07:26

it was 5 degrees here too if you stick a - in front of it Well the windchill part certanily was. 0 degrees with a pretty fresh breeze making it -6/7 according to met office.

25/01/2013 at 08:58

Rattler, i'll see you at the marathon. i'm looking at a 9 minute pace as well. anything under 4 hours is my target.

back on a 16 mile LSR this sunday after deciding to take the snow as a break. it's done me the world of good. i was feeling tight in the legs and a bit niggly in general beforehand and after this rest i feel great again.

25/01/2013 at 09:31

I looked at my splits for that club session (I remembered to hit the lap button at the start/end of each loop), and it is interesting......if you're a geek like me.   

I was pretty consistent on the first 5 loops, and then a quite a lot quicker on the last one, where I was being pulled along by the fast runner.  There are slight differences in the distances (which are in miles) as a) I was manually hitting the lap button so was open to error and b) it was an alternating clockwise/anti-clockwise circuit where looking back we were cutting the first corner a bit on one direction.

Split   Time     Distance     Av Pace
1        4:10.7     0.59          7:04
2        4:11.5     0.61          6:55
3        4:12.4     0.60          6:59
4        4:09.7     0.60          6:54
5        4:10.7     0.59          7:02
6        3:53.4     0.61          6:24

I got a 7-miler in yesterday so a rest day for me today, and then 12-15 on Saturday hopefully.

Edited: 25/01/2013 at 09:42
25/01/2013 at 09:42

First bad run in ages last night, just wasn't feeling it at all & 5 miles was a struggle. Lace came undone just after 4 miles (never had this happen!) but couldn't be arsed to stop and do it up. Decided to skip the scheduled 5 today and rest instead & do the 13miler in the morning. Can always do a very easy run Sunday night if all is well.

Shades - Next race. I'm thinking of entering Cloud9 (it's a hilly offroad 9 miler) on 3rd March but due a LSR of 20m on that day so not sure how to adjust the plan. I've also entered the Barca Marathon on 17th March, but will be using it as a training run (down for a 20 that weekend anyway). Nothing else planned before London. Can't find a suitable half in Feb/March/April that doesn't clash with life

How's this for inspiration, noticed this lady topping the mileage charts on Endomondo  so thought I'd take a peak at her training -

She's been running a marathon a day since mid July & I think she's trying to do 365 consecutive marathons....and I moan about a bad 5 miler!

25/01/2013 at 09:44

Ah, 366 in 365 , well 365 would have been far to easy.

25/01/2013 at 09:48

Talking about inspiration, did anyone see this.  

"A 76-year-old mother of four and grandmother of 12, Libby James set the world record for fastest half marathon for the 75-79 age group during the Walt Disney World Half Marathon at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla."

It doesn't say it in that article but I think she broke her own world record.

25/01/2013 at 09:48

holy crap.

25/01/2013 at 10:18

she rocks!!

14 miles tomorrow am .. roads look good now so hoping it stays that way! then going to try a 10km on sunday at a relaxed pace!

25/01/2013 at 10:54

Big G - I saw that on Marathon Talk - she's INCREDIBLE. They're trying to interview her.

I apologise for being off the radar is so busy that i'm not even getting the chance to run

25/01/2013 at 12:23
I heard about that 75 year old too, what a great role model! And yes it was he own world record that she beat, by a few minutes I think.

Managed to run outside today for my temp run. Felt quite tough but think this may be as I have been on the treadmill for the last week which is much easier. Took the garmin and the iPod with Nike plus app and impressed by how similar the distance recorded was, within less than one tenth of a mile.

Big G, great session you had there.
25/01/2013 at 21:14

I did my tempo run in the gym tonight, 5 miles -  8mpm, knackered. Lots of work pressure at the moment - it's been a long week.

At least tomorrow is a rest day, and I'm back outside on Sunday - hoorah!!! - 16 miles, actually looking forward to it. Using map my run to plot the route now - luffly

26/01/2013 at 07:18

sofaboy - glad you're feeling refreshed, sometimes just a rest day or two is all it takes to recharge the batteries.

Great TOTP from you

KingKenny - can you up the mileage on the previous weeks Sunday run?

Rattler - hopefully you can leave the treadmill alone for a while now and get out in the fresh air.


Lovely to run without a jacket today, downgraded to a gilet and lighter gloves and no hat.  

Hope nobody is stuck in the snow up north?

26/01/2013 at 11:00
The sun is out today and is melti g more of the snow. Nice session with running club in park with lots of short sprints. Had to miss the coffee and cake though as off to wedding now. So nice to be running outside again, not missing treadmill at all
26/01/2013 at 11:12

I've just completed a nice 15-miler.  I'm experimenting with running food, and the current favourite is a piece of homemade flapjack.  I was out for 2hr 20mins and the flapjack went down a treat 1.5 hours of running 

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