Shades Marathon Training

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25/02/2013 at 13:06

Sofaboy - I think the weather should be a bit better this weekend...well let's hope so!

bootsie - that doesn't sound good at all.   Did you have orthotics to try and resolve that problem before?

KingKenny - well that is good news that you seem to be healing so quickly.

25/02/2013 at 13:47

Hi shades, ya I have had.  It niggled a bit in the half marathon last sunday.. but felt perfect when i did my interval session on thursday.  I ran a 4 miler on friday and it just completely blew.. nightmare so will see how it goes.. have physio at 7:30 am tomorrwo so keeping my fingers crossed.  Ballycotton is my fav race of the year so do not want to miss it

25/02/2013 at 14:47
Sounds like loads of you are racing this weekend.

Bootsie,hope you are OK to run for the weekend. Will the physio give you a massage or just advise?

KK, is that the Barcelona marathon you are doing this weekend? Very jealous. Hope you are good to run too.

Khanivore, after seeing the photos and video of myself from the Brighton half, I think I need to work on my form as I seem to really lean forwards! I know Pilates really helps but I have only been once this year.
25/02/2013 at 16:24

Hi everyone! Just catching up with you all - loads of long runs going on!!

Went out for a 32k yesterday - was absolutley freeeeezing - did not have any particular pace in mind as have only just got garmin so just took it easy and had average pace of 5.52m/km which was pretty constant. Had one impressive km at 4.40m/km but this was only because Moby's 'extreme ways' came on my MP3 and I was pretending to be Matt Damon . My legs felt like bits of wood for the last 2km though and I'm not sure if I could have gone any faster which is a bit worrying.

Still have no idea what my training paces should be. Meant to do a 10k tempo run to time myself this week but jumped out of window (ground floor) on Monday to avoid stupid dog seeing and following me and twisted knee  so rested up for a few days and then didn't want to push it before long run on Sunday. Am doing a HM next Sunday so will see what time I do and maybe you could work me out some paces Shades?

Am planning on just doing one tempo run and one easy 10k between now and thursday and then nothing until race on Sunday.. does that sound ok?

 Sofaboy - Thank you for music link

Bootsie - really hope your knee and foot sorts itself out before the weekend...

KK - Hope you are well enough to run and to enjoy your race... and what is 'indoor bouldering'? (or did I read that wrong?)

Khani - Good to hear you found your workshop informative. I really dread to think what my posture is like when I run - unless of course I am in showing off mode.... which I can't sustain for any length of time anyway...



25/02/2013 at 16:31

Barcelona is March 17th so I've got just under 3 weeks. Tapering for it now ,concerned about putting a stone on! ,must remember I'm not actually doing anything active right now so can't consume everything in sight

Not sure whether to go see a Physio or not ?, will it help to know exactly what it is or will they just tell me to rest which I already know ? Dr Google has been helpful and I've narrowed it down to about 50 things it could be now ! ha ha.

Have you got other stuff planned after Ballycotton bootsie ? ,if not then I'd be tempted to strap it up, take some drugs and go for it & take a rest after, but my methods are probably not recommended!

25/02/2013 at 16:44

(bootsie) hope your physio goes ok

Shades - I did 18 miles yesterday morning and it went ok, I was a bit tired towards the end and I remember thinking that I couldn't have done the extra 8 miles but that's probably because I had the 18 mile limit in my mind.

KK-  I'll be doing Rome on the same day as Barcelona.

Some excellent runs this weekend, well done!

Any news from Emmy?

25/02/2013 at 17:22

bootsie - let's hope the physio can sort you out for Sunday.

Slowkoala - LOL at only one session of Pilates this year.   Leaning forward is not necessarily a fault...depends what your legs are doing!

mamfox - hope you're Ok after jumping out the window!!

Yes, we will calculate your paces after your half marathon and yes, one tempo and one easy run is fine preparation for the race.

KingKenny - it's too soon to carbo load so go easy on the food   Treatment on a calf injury can help, but there's no magic cure to any injury so it's up to you.   Have you considered calf guards or compression socks? I've never used them but see a lot of runners with them now.

molly - well that's your long run done so you know you'll get round OK.

No word from Emmy yet, no results on race website.   She probably doesn't have internet connection.

Edited: 25/02/2013 at 17:23
25/02/2013 at 18:06

Rattler  - sorry, it was you I meant to thank for the music link.... just was thinking about sofaboys marathon treadmill session at the time!!

Shades - am abs fine, will let you know HM times after Sunday - thank you

25/02/2013 at 20:50

my physio is a good lad.. hopefully he will sort it all out.. reassuringly my foot feels alot better for having worn the support bandage all day today so thats promising I hope!

Molly I never feel like I could go any further on my runs.. I thnk its a mental thing

25/02/2013 at 20:55

@mamafox, I like most of the music on there, although some of it can be a bit "urban" 

The other music I Iisten to is the Ministry of Sound Running Trax offerings;

Or even an IPhone app that updates;


25/02/2013 at 21:25

Cheers Rattler    - will go for ministry of sound as that looks good, in general I make up my own playlists but takes time and obviously a lot of good stuff around that I don't necessarily hear about. I LOVE listening to music while I run.. fave at moment is that Avicii 'i could be the one'... I have noddy phone so iphone app unfortunately not an option  Thank you anyway!

26/02/2013 at 07:09

bootsie - what have you actually done to your foot?


Had a lovely run this morning, ran over our new footbridge, cuts out having to run on a horrible main road

26/02/2013 at 08:09

No sign of Emmy yet but the results are up for Malta and she did well.

26/02/2013 at 08:35

brilliant news shades!! go Emmy

well bad news from physio.. he says I have a bruised 5th metatarsal and if i run on sunday there is a 20% chance I will get a stress fracture

26/02/2013 at 08:40

Morning everyone!

Fab news for Emmy - looking forward to hearing how she got on..

Gutted for you Bootsie  - doesn't sound like it would be a good idea to do your race. Did he say how long it would take to heal and can you do any running at all in the meantime?

26/02/2013 at 08:54

a few weeks mamafox .. he said i can swim, bike, cross train to my hearts content, just not running or long walks.. different movement I guess.. he said I can do my back to the trenches mud run in 2 weeks if i do it slowly but just 10 miles on road is a bad idea

26/02/2013 at 09:42

Better to listen to him, rest now and do other  less stressful activities until you are back on form again. It sounds as if you do run you will seriously put yourself out of action for some time.  That is easy for me to say but you must be so disappointed..

26/02/2013 at 10:25

Shades - i know what you mean, I hate running on main roads!

Bootsie - don't risk it, keep your fitness up otherwise and try and be patient - I know it's easier said than done though!


26/02/2013 at 10:37

sucks but I know he's right.. I couldn't even take the dog for a 15 min walk on sunday so its def not right!

Will become chief cheerleader on sunday instead!

26/02/2013 at 11:02
SHADES wrote (see)

No sign of Emmy yet but the results are up for Malta and she did well.

Yes. I'm back. Had an absolutely shocking day. I've put the report here for those that want to read it.

The first miles were OK, the last miles were OK but the middle miles?.... AWFUL. Asthma attack, sickness... everything you don't want. One runner got lost and it was in general a shambles for the last marathon runners.

Shades - I'd like to ask for your help with my training plan. I need to work on my speed and recovery. What sessions/mileage would you suggest?

Edited: 26/02/2013 at 11:05
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