Shades Marathon Training

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16/05/2013 at 08:48

Shades - just saw this on FB and wanted to pass it over in case you're interested:

Clonakilty Back2Back Marathons

We're Back!!!

We are delighted to announce that Clonakilty Back2Back Marathons is back again for a second year. 15th & 16th February 2014.

New course (starting back in Clonakilty, running the majority of last year’s course and finishing back in Clonakilty), new medals and newly designed technical t-shirts. 

52.4 miles of West Cork joy.

Registrations will open shortly. Watch this space for further updates.

Clonakilty Back2Back Marathons

16/05/2013 at 10:16

Big G - I thought 3 marathons too.....

Mowzer - aww, lovely to hear about your grandaughter. You'll have to get her sorted in a pram suitable for running so she'll be hooked an running at an early age

Steven - excellent time, well done

Emmy - great news about your tempo run

VR - I love running on the flat!

Shades - I'm now concentrating on the 4.2k race at the end of June in Austria so I'm trying to run short & do speedwork so I'll pick up your plan (for Berlin) at the start of July which is a few weeks into I just pick up from say week 8 or do I start at week 1 and then jump to week 3 the following week? Hope that doesn't sound too contorted....

16/05/2013 at 12:01

Thanks Molly.

16/05/2013 at 12:15

just been humbled by the generosity of the general public. i have a charity collection tin outside collection office at my work and so far ihave raised £420 from that alone which royal mail will double. makes the event that much more fun.

16/05/2013 at 13:00

Iain - do you have any recommendations for charity donations? I'm doing a charity run in July and i'm trying to work out the best way to go about it. My work wont sponsor me (as yet) and they're not happy for me to have 'publicising materials' around the office.

Any ideas?

Molly - How are you getting on?

16/05/2013 at 13:05

steven - hope the back is OK when you go for your run.

Emmy - I am planning to give up doubles/triples and all multiple marathons once July is over but I've said that the only exception I will make is for the Clonakilty Back2Back so a strong probability I will be putting that in my race diary

molly - 4.2k that's an unusual (and scary) distance.

Pick up the training plan from say week 8.

Iain - that's brilliant and very generous of Joe Public.  Good that Royal Mail will match it too.

16/05/2013 at 13:18

Shades - I know that you like your Irish races

16/05/2013 at 13:32

Emmy - indeed I do  Just booked my hotel for the 3 of the 10 in 10 that I'm doing in July

16/05/2013 at 14:28

Emmy - Apart from the charity tin at my office i have spoken to my local and asked the manager if they would help me out but donating a meal for 2 with a bottle of wine as a first prize and a bottle of wine as the second prize and i am running a sweepstakes where people pay £2 for a ticket and they have to guess my finish time. the closest wins etc..My OH is a driving instructor and she is doing a raffle for driving lessons, so i guess depending on who you know or how close your circle of friends is you could do something like that or a carwash. I am assuming you dont live in the UK so you would have to check for permissions. I always have the belief that if help is needed then if you dont ask you dont get. so far i have done of and hope you figure out how to raise the funds.

16/05/2013 at 14:33

Thanks Iain - some good advice there! I'll definitely have a think about different approaches to try as it's a multi day event

16/05/2013 at 14:49

last year i said that if i raised enough i would run in a tutu. well i was the first tutu across the line. was fun hearing people commenting on the fact i had it on.

16/05/2013 at 16:55

Thanks Shades me aswell,its a bit frustrating especially when the weather is fairly decent at times ) am sure it wont take me long to get back into shape once i get going.

17/05/2013 at 07:14

steven - and what do you have planned next?

Iain - LOL at the tutu

Emmy - good luck with the fund raising, hard work.   What sort of event are you taking part in?  You could always make and sell cakes to your work colleagues

Frosty again this morning, but was well prepared in my thermals and gloves so very pleasant run

17/05/2013 at 07:23

Shades - you read my mind! That's exactly what i'm planning to do! As well as selling off my junk food that I no longer eat to hungry colleagues. I made 3EUR yesterday 

17/05/2013 at 07:58

HI Shades - any thoghts on the below for a plan for the Torbay Half?

w/c 20/5:  5 recovery, 5 hard (club), 8 with 5 at half mara pace, 12 slow (total 30)

w/c 27/5:  Just 6 slow, hopefully.

w/c 3/6:  5 slow, 5 hard (club), 8 with 5 at half mara pace, 16 slow (total 34) 

w/c 10/6:  5 recovery, 5 hard (club), 8 with 5 at half mara pace, 14 slow (is this too much the week before the event?)  (total 32)

w/c 17/6:  5 recovery, Club session (should I run fairly easily here, as opposed to hard?), 5 slow, RACE (total 28)


17/05/2013 at 09:30

Some good running going on here as usual.

Iain - That's a really good effort on the fund raising, hope it all goes well in Edinburgh. I did it last year as well..was a stunning day for it. I was taking it easy so didn't find it too hot.

So far so good with my come back, right calf still doesn't feel quite right & is hard not to think about it whilst running. Almost feels a little numb with the odd ache that seems to move around.....weird, but no pain at all. I'm wearing a calf sleeve just on the right calf & no idea if it helps or not, but mentally it certainly does.

I've been following this recovery plan just to have something to follow really so I don't get carried away. Just completed 20min run/2min walk/10min run this morning. That's 24 miles done in May now almost a marathon.

Have a good weekend all & good luck to those doing any races.

17/05/2013 at 13:05

Big G - that looks a very good plan, sorry I hadn't out anything together haven't had a chance to sit down at the PC at home this week, posting from work now.

Re w/c 10/6 - no that's not too much the week before your race.   But if you are feeling tired drop the distance to 8 to 10 miles for the long run.

and w/c 17/6 - yes, run easy at club session just in have a battle to win on race day.

KK - you had me very worried there when I saw the link said stress fracture!   You maybe have some scar tissue in the calf which will give a feeling of 'something there'.

I'm signing off now for the weekend, lots to do tonight and want to try and get an earlyish night as I plan to be up at 3am to leave at 4am for Cumbria.    Supporting the 10 in 10 runners tomorrow and then running Windermere marathon on Sunday, 6+ hour drive home after the race home late Sunday, back on line Monday.

Have a good weekend all and good luck to all racing.

17/05/2013 at 13:09

Shades - have fun at 10in10 and enjoy yourself!

17/05/2013 at 13:20

4am drive up to the time to be on the roads. Windermere marathon is on my to do list somewhere. Have fun.

Ha ha no stress fracture. Just did a google for a plan and that came up, as I say it just keeps me sensible and controls the return back to running otherwise I'd make it up as I went along and probably do too much too soon.



17/05/2013 at 13:31

My God Shades, I think you are a little mad,      hope enjoy yourself.

been a mad week for me, thank you all for your comments re HM. I am very happy with the time I did, so don't understand why I feel disappointed  

will be on the bench for a bit I fear, had a lot of pain in the side of my knee the morning after the race last week.  hard to walk for a couple of days, and still a little painful now,

hope everyone has a good weekend

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