Shades Marathon Training

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06/02/2013 at 14:24

Emmy thats terrible!! Can't believe people would do that!

06/02/2013 at 14:41

Bootsie - i've heard its quite common and the 'big city' marathons. I'm not sure how true it was (it's never happened to me) but i've seen a few people 'caught short' during the VLM.

06/02/2013 at 15:35

@shades - although my hamstrings get very tight there is no pain its my quads that feel like they are on fire. someone has said to its lack of prep and its my muscles telling me to stop,  thats what killed my final 7 miles during edinburgh and forced me to walk/run them..

@Khanivore - i like the way you think as far as getting the autographs very good thinking..

@Sofaboy - you ran 6 miles to your mate in lewisham, does that mean you are south of the river? Reason I ask is i am trying to find a training partner  for regular runs as i am finding it really tough to get motivated even to just get out the door..and i stay in lewisham.

06/02/2013 at 17:34

someone give me a kick out the door...weather looks dreadful... grrr lol

 

06/02/2013 at 17:36
Iain Love wrote (see)

someone give me a kick out the door...weather looks dreadful... grrr lol

 

Like this?

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/334358/gallery/images.jpg?width=350

 

06/02/2013 at 17:39

thanks emmy 

06/02/2013 at 19:22
Sorry Iain, I live in Bedfordshire but work in central London. I was just popping down to see friends for the night.
06/02/2013 at 19:35

cool no worries sofaboy (sounds like a superhero) i always believe you dont ask you dont get..

06/02/2013 at 20:45

a 5 mile tempo run tomight - felt alright. Since then I've eaten a huge cottage pie and a trifle - doh !!! 

I'm using compression socks (well just the ankle parts) and I think they work well, seem to need to be pretty tight/supportive to work though. 

06/02/2013 at 21:17
Hmmm, trifle. Dessert of kings.
06/02/2013 at 22:10
Lol! Rattler!

I ran to my club session tonight, did 5 hilly loops then ran back home with jelly legs.
Nearly 10 miles! I'm going to ache tomorrow
06/02/2013 at 22:12
Trifle is the only food in the world I won't eat. It's not the food of kings but instead a cunning ploy to use up leftovers - layering them up and soaking in booze and custard doesn't fool me.

Pilates tonight. Quite tough. I blame running for making me less supple and more stiff.
06/02/2013 at 22:14
Thanks Shades.
06/02/2013 at 22:19
Slowkoala wrote (see)
Trifle is the only food in the world I won't eat. It's not the food of kings but instead a cunning ploy to use up leftovers - layering them up and soaking in booze and custard doesn't fool me.

Pilates tonight. Quite tough. I blame running for making me less supple and more stiff.

I can't eat trifle either !! - well not now, as its all gone 

 

06/02/2013 at 22:25

I love trifle

I did the club session tonight as well.  I did the 10x400m rep session and it was tough!  

07/02/2013 at 07:18

I hate trifle.  Hate alcohol in sweet food and don't like cream

Love cottage pie though

Khanivore - I will do the top 10 list later.

I don't put about the earplugs in my noddy guide as it would put some folk off.

If you decide to do Greensands remember there will be no crowd support at all.   Complete contrast to VLM.    I like a marathon where there can be some places with crowd support and like the quieter patches of the course too.

If you wear headphones in a race you completely lose all the atmosphere of the race, I never bother to talk to other runners in a race who are wearing headphones.    Thankfully they are being banned from most races

VR - wow that's good training

Frosty this morning.   Car in the garage today, biggish bill too

07/02/2013 at 07:30

Morning all,

@Shades - i hope that it's not going to be too expensive today

07/02/2013 at 07:38
Shades that actually is my biggest concern about greensands, even more than the mile of ascent and descent. I wonder if such a race would be a bit of an anticlimax. VR and Emmy I think you have done these small races haven't you? What are they like.
07/02/2013 at 07:39

thankfully i don't like listening to music whilst running. it's a waste of some perfectly good staring time.

07/02/2013 at 08:00
Khanivore wrote (see)
Shades that actually is my biggest concern about greensands, even more than the mile of ascent and descent. I wonder if such a race would be a bit of an anticlimax. VR and Emmy I think you have done these small races haven't you? What are they like.

I think VR's probably the best to speak to. I've done smaller races and with Enigma you don't really get any support apart from the odd dog walker and the RD! I don't mind it too much if i'm honest. If i'm being honest - in the smaller races I appreciate the support of the other runners more. Everyone says: good luck, well done etc. and I prefer that.

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