Shades Marathon Training

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19/03/2013 at 18:15

lol apparently if you use the home bargains website you can buy er 480 creme eggs for £60

best wait until after the MOT on the car tomorrow

20/03/2013 at 07:16

bootsie - maybe you'll be able to do one of the races?

Emmy - VR is the queen of stretching

Widecombe is on the route for Dartmoor Discovery, hilly ultra in June, wonderful race

VR - I'll hold fire on entering Barcelona at this stage as I need to find out the dates of a couple of Irish races first and obviously Ireland would be my first choice if there's a clash of dates.

Keith M Stuart wrote (see)

lol apparently if you use the home bargains website you can buy er 480 creme eggs for £60

 

 

That's a disgusting thought!

Lovely morning, gentle rain, not so cold and saw two deer.   Getting so much brighter in the morning now 

20/03/2013 at 11:50
Very tempted by the Creme egg offer, can you imagine doing an Easter egg hunt with that many eggs!

Louey, Hillingdon looks like a good club, you should definitely join if it's just up the road. They do weekend sessions too.

8 miles today with 3 at MP. Legs feel fine.

Annoyingly, the store I ordered some replacement shoes from had messed up and actually don't have any in stock. Shame it took 2 weeks to tell me. Cannot find elsewhere in my size so have ordered the newer model which will hopefully be OK. I want to try them properly before deciding whether to use them for the marathon.

Very jealous of you all doing Barcelona, sounds like a great one to do.
20/03/2013 at 13:07

Slowkoala - that's annoying about the shoes, but often the 'newer' model has very few changes...usually change of colour and a hike in the price!

Barcelona is March 2014 so plenty of time for you to decide/plan if you want to do it!

20/03/2013 at 13:46

Well i managed 5.2 miles this morning after dropping car off for MOT and as its gonna be ready later i shall have to run back there too. Brakes and a suspension part need fixed costing £300.

Now where did i stash my creme eggs

20/03/2013 at 14:34

Well that was proper cold, felt ok to run from Friday, but left it a few more days, did a steady 5 mile Monday and 10 miles last night, felt really good and legs feel very strong.   I believe it does you good to have 7-10 days not running now and again.   

Shadie trip sounds great would be good to put faces to names, how about one in the uk though

 

 

20/03/2013 at 15:03

Where is Spring !!!! 

Managed a MWLR of 10 miles today, but it was bbbbbbbbbrrrrrrrrrr freezing !!! 

It felt really tough though, managed a 9 mm overall pace- didn't feel very comfortable, not much consistency in times. Maybe its still the excesses of Reading HM ????

No groin pains though which is a bonus, some right leg carf pain though. I seem to be swapping aches and pains around my body - the rib pain has gone, feet feel OK, but old age I do feel 

When will Spring, spring???? 

20/03/2013 at 15:11

not soon enough for me mate.

i did an 8 mile MWLR this afternoon and whilst it had stopped sleeting it was still absolutely brass monkeys. kept to 8:40 pace which felt good once my calfs had loosened up a bit.

less than 5 weeks to go now and i have to say, i'm not going to miss the LSRs. only one more really long one to do.

can't wait until the big day though.

20/03/2013 at 17:39

Keith - I LURVE creme eggs - and I pop them in whole, a bit like a snake really

Khani - excellent time for your half! Hope you're having a good time in California and getting in some sunny runs

Slowkoala - that's a fantastic time for 20 miles! very well done. I never see any good-looking chappies when I go running, all old biddies with beer bellies...

RR - 1.48 is a very good time! You'll have to teach me your style because I trundle along!

Big G - well done on your LSR, if  it makes you feel any better - I NEVER stretch (and I know that I should)

Sofaboy - don't beat yourself up, 18.7 is an awful long way, well done

Clag - hope you've got your voice back and your cough is clearing up

Bootsie - enjoy your skiing trip!

Mowzer - that sounded nice & messy. I know you're not supposed to, but with all that mud do you wang your shoes into the washer?

Mamafox - Oh no ((()))

VR - I want a copy of your plan  when it's ready

Emmy - what duff news about your running club, their loss!!

Shades - I know you'll be tutting about my lack of stretches. .....Today I'm walking normally. I've had 2 days of swinging my legs round and people looking at me as if I had 3 heads. I may do a little run tomorrow and then from Sunday back to normal running. Manchester marathon on April 28th!

20/03/2013 at 17:50
I didn't realise you were doing Manchester so soon after Rome, Molly - you are brave and mad.

I keep thinking about Creme eggs now

Can't believe we have just one long run left before tapering!!

I saw that the gels available at the VLM are the new Lucozade dual fuel elite ones. Never seen these in the shops but apparently you don't need water with these ones, unlike the other lucozade ones. I seem to stomach most gels OK so might try these on my last long run if I can get hold of any. If not may stick with the SIS ones.
20/03/2013 at 18:34

Yeh, I want to try the new elite gels beforehand too - need to find a supplier.

20/03/2013 at 18:56

Just ordered some from MaxiShop - £25 for 24 gels - couldn't really find them anywhere else - not at this price anyway.

20/03/2013 at 19:08
You can get smaller packs on eBay (4 or 5 I think).
21/03/2013 at 07:25

S3200H - mowzer. VR and I do plenty of UK marathons too so we can put our race lists on here and find a suitable marathon where we can meet up.

Rattler - good news that the groin seems to be OK.   we've had the best of the UK weather down here but not this morning, wet and windy, but not that cold

molly - you've been lucky not to get injured, most runners start a stretching routine when they get their first injury.  Sorry I won't be at Manchester on the 28th April, I've entered Shakespeare that day.

Slowkoala - would be wise just to carry a couple of your own gels, sometimes things go wrong in races and you can't always pick up gels etc at every expected point.

21/03/2013 at 07:58
Slowkoala wrote (see)
I didn't realise you were doing Manchester so soon after Rome, Molly - you are brave and mad.

I keep thinking about Creme eggs now

Can't believe we have just one long run left before tapering!!

I saw that the gels available at the VLM are the new Lucozade dual fuel elite ones. Never seen these in the shops but apparently you don't need water with these ones, unlike the other lucozade ones. I seem to stomach most gels OK so might try these on my last long run if I can get hold of any. If not may stick with the SIS ones.

 

SHADES wrote (see)

S3200H - mowzer. VR and I do plenty of UK marathons too so we can put our race lists on here and find a suitable marathon where we can meet up.

Rattler - good news that the groin seems to be OK.   we've had the best of the UK weather down here but not this morning, wet and windy, but not that cold

molly - you've been lucky not to get injured, most runners start a stretching routine when they get their first injury.  Sorry I won't be at Manchester on the 28th April, I've entered Shakespeare that day.

Slowkoala - would be wise just to carry a couple of your own gels, sometimes things go wrong in races and you can't always pick up gels etc at every expected point.

I'll be sure to be at a few this year Anyone at Bewl Marathon, Richmond Marathon and Milton Keynes Marathon in the May Bank Holiday weekend?

21/03/2013 at 08:18

Emmy - No. I'm at North Dorset and then Belfast that weekend

BTW how are you getting on with your new eating plan from the nutrionist?

21/03/2013 at 08:21
Good morning all,

I'm currently salivating on the iPad at the thought of creme eggs! I love them as much as life itself! Probably more at the moment!!

This s my 2nd day of being off work as I had completely lost my voice by the end of Tuesday. Although I don't have anyone here to talk to, I've tried talking aloud and I do have some voice today - yesterday maybe around 1 in 5 words would come out!

I went to the GP and the good news is that it's just a virus, nothing more sinister underlying. No fever, chest gunk or anything else, so I've just got to rest and let it run it's course. Hopefully a day of rest today will see me fit for work tomorrow and maybe I'll be able to run soon!
21/03/2013 at 08:34

Clag - get well soon! It's probably best that you get it now instead of next week so that you can be fighting fit for paris! Are you joining us on saturday night for the pasta party?

Shades - It's going well! I realised that I was eating WAY too much so it's a little bit of a shock to the system if i'm honest. I know that it's just my stomach laziness but i'm hungry a lot! Also, it's hard to get some of the 'quality' products here without paying a fortune. I've switched to Rice Milk in my tea and use coconut millk/almond milk in my porridge but am trying to get a bit more variety in my diet. I actually find cooking stuff myself a lot easier as i'm not wandering around the supermarket saying: cant eat that, cant have that. It's working out really well at the moment.

I've been doing the stretching and this morning there was no pain until 4 miles but nothing like it was. I'm wondering what to do about my 22 miler on saturday. Should I do 5 mile loops and stop if it hurts? or what would you recommend?

Molly - You're a legend! I looked at Manchester for this year - but after last year's fiasco with the bags decided to leave it a year to see how it goes.

21/03/2013 at 08:43
Just asked about the pasta party on the Paris thread Emmy. One of our group is gluten free so it depends on whether there's a choice for her. I'll then need to check & see if they fancy it.

22 miles on Saturday Emmy? Blimey! Do you ever stop???
21/03/2013 at 08:44

Hi… me again!

I keep up with reading your posts and you lots are defo crazy, I don't know how you manage all this running and all these races its amazing!

Anyway so you will probably guess as because I am writing here again I am suffering…

I feel like I do my long run at the weekend, then my body is so ruined and in pain it won't let me run again until the following weekend. I done 18 miles on Sunday which was hard but I was fine, I had severe pain in my hip which started half way through but I just carried on as I think this is just all part of long distance running. But then I went to run yesterday and couldn't, my legs were too painful so I had to use the cross trainer.

I 'm just worried that although I may be getting the long run's in I am missing out on the tempo runs etc during the week and this must be having an impact on my training?

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