Shades Marathon Training

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28/03/2013 at 13:34

The link does seem temperamental - not sure why.  However, VR, you're not missing much and you were lucky enough to see the outfit for real as it is a pic from the wrap up and run event

28/03/2013 at 13:39

Emmy - I think you should still take it easy, a short run and plenty of rest.  

28/03/2013 at 14:11
SHADES wrote (see)

Emmy - I think you should still take it easy, a short run and plenty of rest.  

 That I *can* do!

28/03/2013 at 16:26

Shades - I suppose it owuld be too, its not a normal triple though I think its marathon then 30 miles on sat with marathon on sunday. Fairly sure its that way round otherwise its the 30 then the marathon

28/03/2013 at 16:47

How detremental would a week of absolutely no running be to my training at this point in  my schedule.. stitches are killing me and from work i know walking and going up and down stairs is hard enough. think ill leave sub 3 to another marathon attempt..


28/03/2013 at 18:34

bootsie - sorry to hear you're suffering. Have you tried acupuncture? - it helped quite a bit when I had my back injury.

Khani - sounds like you had a refreshing (and warm) break and are now raring to go . Did you not bring some sunshine back in your luggage?

VR - I had to close and click on the link about 5 times before the photo came up.

BG - did your knees not get cold? I've forgotten what it's like to wear shorts and vest . Still very cold here. Went to Cambridge on Monday and one grass verge along the main road was almost clear, while on the other side there were snow drifts about 5 foot high - right up to the edge of the road where it looked like vertical white cliffs had been carved out with a spoon, very surreal .

Lucy - can you walk ok? Instead of running during the week you could try walking (briskly) - still getting exercise and using the muscles.

Someone at our club once asked me what I did about tapering. I replied "I don't run on Saturdays"

28/03/2013 at 19:35
Mowzer - no my knees didn't get cold fortunately.

I got my 20 miles in after work today and it went well, but tired now. I still had last night's session in my legs but averaged 10:13 and was consistent through the run.

Looking forward to the beer festival tomorrow
28/03/2013 at 21:14
Well done on the 20 miles Big G, must feel good to get that out of the way before Easter.

Welcome back, Khani, must be a bit of a shock coming back to this weather.

Off to Yorkshire Dales for a few days and not sure whether I'll have access to the net. My kids are moaning about that already! There is still quite a bit of snow up there but my dad has assured me that the roads are OK. Hmmmmm, not got a great feeling about this and convinced I will get a cold up there!! 22 miles planned for Easter Sunday on what my dad has described as a fairly flat route. Not convinced but will give it a go.

Hope everyone has a good Easter. Shades, think you are wise to avoid driving to Scotland.
29/03/2013 at 00:24
Mowzer quite the opposite sad to say. I can feel a cold coming on for about 5 days but it won't quite appear in full. Mwlr yesterday was hard work... This could mess up my plans for a 22 mile run on Sunday.
29/03/2013 at 06:31
mowzer wrote (see)


Someone at our club once asked me what I did about tapering. I replied "I don't run on Saturdays"

This is why you are a legend!

29/03/2013 at 06:48

Keith - you've got a flat course for your triple and it's only an extra 4 miles!

Iain - you wouldn't lose any of your fitness in one week.  You need that wound to heal.

mowzer - stay away from those 5 foot drifts, we'll lose you in those

slowkoala - enjoy your trip and your long run in new surroundings.

Big G - don't undo too much of that training at the beer festival!


Now I've got over the disappointment of not going to Scotland I can now plan what I'm going to do over the next 4 days.   I have lots of stuff at home that needs doing

29/03/2013 at 08:57

Shades - lol but it is 2 in one day with a gap in the middle which makes it harder. be easy if it was continous. Reminds me can i enter Boston yet? Got a 12 hour PB to thrash.

Soon be heading down that end for the weekend too, not that its any warmer apparrently

29/03/2013 at 13:39
Just about to do my 20 mile lsr. A lot of snow so can only do 3 mile laps, it is so cold so will be hard not to bail out every time I pass my house.

Have you decided on Lancaster yet Shades, I might do that one
29/03/2013 at 15:07

just back from my 20 miler LSR.

goo dup until about 18 miles. then got progressively harder. by the time i stopped the muscles up the inside of my thighs were killing me and felt sort of crampy.

but a good stretch and a shower an i feel much better.

averaged 9:59. reasonably hilly. breezy with the odd flurry of snow, but generally sunny so didn't feel too bad.

so glad that that's it for the really long slow ones now.

29/03/2013 at 17:43
Just back had to stop at 17.2 as forgot my pals birthday bash tonight. 17 mile = 1700 calories, at about 200 a pint = 8.5 free pints
29/03/2013 at 17:51
Shades how long do you recommend in between long runs. Would Sunday be to soon to do 20 mile. I have a 20 mile planned for next Friday.

I have missed a few long runs and I am going away next sat for a week and when I get back I will be tapering for Manchester on the 28th
29/03/2013 at 22:17

Shades/VR/anyone else - any plans for Florence this year?

PSC    pirate
30/03/2013 at 06:18
It's on my bucket list, but not this year. Too expensive.

Morning Shadies...
30/03/2013 at 06:50

Keith - I didn't realise that the marathon and 30 miler were on the same day, how daft and what is the point of that?  Should be a 50 mile stand alone ulltra and a marathon option for those not wanting to go so far.

S3200H - great discipline doing 3 mile laps for a long run, don't think I would have made it to 17 miles.

Do you mean tomorrow for another 20 miles?   I would say too close, why not drop it to about 13 miles.

Not yet decided about Lancaster.

Sofaboy - well done, you are now in taper

mowzer - re Florence, not good news, Easyjet flights are out this week and we could go from Bristol but we'd have to stay for a week so we'll need to look for alternative airports.   Will discuss with VR next weekend when we're in Ireland.

Morning PSC - hope you and bo-bo are well

30/03/2013 at 08:03

Shades - Well it is a Foxy Enigma event and i'm sure it was someone else who would have asked for it. They were trying to persuade him to do a 100km one around the lake at the quadzilla back in feb. Then they were trying to get me to do it too...

Cant really say how i'll approach it BUT if the weather is good i would imagine i'd finish the first one delibratly slow to minimise time between the two then walk around for a lap just to keep moving.

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