Shades Marathon Training

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04/07/2013 at 10:37

madbee - great running and a great report

molly - well done on coming 2nd . You'll have to be airbrushed in for the photo

Shades - good luck for the races in Ireland

I seem not to have booked anything up for this weekend!!

04/07/2013 at 13:14

Emmy - like you I won't travel far for a short race.

molly - well done.   Don't be disappointed with your time, we all have days when that happens but 2nd prize and winnings too is brilliant.

Well done to your brother too, good time for an IM

Where's Khanivore?   I'm worried he might be in a club in Manchester since 6am this morning

mowzer - a bit remiss of you having a free weekend!   But as it's going to very hot probably a good idea.

Thanks, the 10 in 10 guys start today (at 5pm, I think).   I'm looking forward to the weekend, not looking forward to the tired legs on day 2 & 3.

04/07/2013 at 13:23

Shades -Good luck for the race - I'm a little jealous as i'd love to be doing it!

Molly - well done on the race! 2nd place is FANTASTIC! Well done to your brother as well. I'm really impressed!

Mowser - a weekend free? Are you feeling ok?

04/07/2013 at 14:31

I'm very happy having a race free weekend. I'm resting my foot niggle that really was painful after Giants Head.

Molly - Very well done indeed! Very impressive.

Madbee - 5 mun PB! Well done. Great report too!

04/07/2013 at 17:56

VR - hope the foot is getting better


Hot here today

05/07/2013 at 09:22

Right I'm all packed and shopping done.

Back on line on Wednesday

05/07/2013 at 10:03

Good luck shades  

Hope you are healing VR.

Molly... still a very impressive time, and coming second is brilliant!  Well done you.

13 miles for me this morning, lovely and sunny but not too hot yet - I would have enjoyed it if I'd had a proper breakfast and not been still a little tired from Wednesday's effort - note to self: eat properly before long runs!

05/07/2013 at 10:55

Shades - have a great weekend in Ireland! Hope that it all goes well.

Madbee - well done on the 13 miles!! That's a great effort.

I'll be offline for the next two weeks. First week on holiday and the second i'll be running back from Bratislava in relay. For anyone that wants to follow us:

I'll be posting videos/pictures on facebook and twitter as well.

Have a great time everyone and see you later on!

05/07/2013 at 12:42

Emmy - have a fab time! I'll definitely follow you. Enjoy both weeks and look forward to hearing about it when you get back.

Shades - good luck and have a lovely weekend

Madbee - I usually have porridge for breakfast before a run - I don't feel hungry during and doesn't give tummy problems either (whereas muesli & running don't mix for me)

No races for me but a 10 mile run this evening then a 12 mile run on Sunday as I need to start building upto long runs again.I can't just jump in and start doing 20 milers and I'm soooo looking forward to it!

05/07/2013 at 14:45

Lovely 4 and half miles this morning, hopefully up early tomorrow for a 10miler...will the first run in double digits since Feb!

Hopefully not too hot for anyone racing this weekend, I'll be diy'ing in the garden building a wall and finishing off a path all at a nice relaxed pace, with a beer or 3

Have a good one all.

05/07/2013 at 23:21

Madbee great race report Enjoyed reading it!


06/07/2013 at 10:11

Hmm not too bad i suppose, newest local parkrun in 25:44. Longest runn since er mid may too. PLus stone heavier which accounts for 8 secs a lb extra i lug round so thats at least a minute i can knock for being a fatty

That and distinct lack of training. Was expecting 27 mins to be hard to hit so perhaps i have some natural speed after all.

06/07/2013 at 11:06

Loved your report Madbee. Well done on smashing your PB! I often have fruit toast pre races if I can't stomach porridge. 

Emmy, hope you have a great holiday.

Good luck to Shades and everyone else racing this weekend. Don't forget to drink and wear sun cream.

Finally got my GFA place for VLM next year. Shades, the deadlines not until 26/7, but it's the first time they've done it online and was quite chaotic. You had to submit the scanned docs and then they sent an entry form but they seemed to have just one person going through 3,000 entries.

Did a timed 10k with my club this morning instead of the 5 mile race tomorrow as I think it's going to be even hotter tomorrow. Not sure of my time today as didn't stop watch but think around 44 mins.

06/07/2013 at 20:14

Well done Madbee - you smashed your old PB by some margin!

Good luck to Shades for some epic running!

Emmy - Have a fab holiday and run, will try to catch up and see how you're doing.

Speedykoala - Glad to see you are back on form again!!

Am still bumbling round base training. Dithering on whether to do an 11k hilly race this weekend.... did it last year so am tempted. Will be gutted if am slower though! 

07/07/2013 at 14:33

Manafox, did you do the 11k this weekend?

I must be mad as decided to run the 5 mile race today, after doing a timed 10k yesterday. Was really hot and kept wanting to stop. Time was just under 36 mins, not a PB but all I could manage in the heat. 3rd or 4th woman so pleased with that. And my 6yo won the under 7s 400m! He must have been one of the oldest running it but is thrilled to have come first!!

07/07/2013 at 20:33

Slowkoala - well done on your 5mile race... That may not be a PB for you but still fast in my book! Well done minikoala too... You must be well proud of him!

Yes I did do my 11k run - and was 30s SLOWER than last year aaaaargh!!! Trying to find excuse but there is none I'm afraid. Just not fast enough. Came in as second woman which mollified me a bit but before anyone thinks about being impressed please don't as the field wasn't very big (but that just stays between us..ok?!)

07/07/2013 at 21:54

slowkoala & mamafox - good running - I think you are both really speedy. And right up with the leaders - you should be proud of yourselves and blowing your own trumpets .

So hot today (I'm complaining already ). Left my run until this evening when there was a slight breeze. Went to the woods and ran in the shade the whole time - lovely.

08/07/2013 at 09:19

Slowkoala - you are sooo fast, the word "slow" has got to disappear! well done to minikoala too!

Mamafox - 30 seconds is NOTHING! the heat was definitely to blame. It's amazing how it just saps your energy

Mowzer . I know how you feel - I struggle in the heat too.

I wimped out of my  LSR yesterday  as I had tummy problems but it's only been postponed as I'm finishing work at 6 today and will do it straightafter. Promise!

08/07/2013 at 09:45

Marathon Molly - I too had stomach issues on my LSR on Friday after work.  I was planning 18 miles, but I bailed out after 11.  I must say I'm not enjoying this hot weather from a running point of view either.

I did do a parkrun and got a PB (21:32) on the Saturday, so I was pleased with that.  My wife also got a PB and she was really happy with it as she said she wan't really "up for it" before we started so she surprised herself I think.  Saturday afternoon we went to a nice park with a cool bag, some nibbles.....and a bottle of wine  Saturday evening we had a BBQ, which was great although probably not too good for the waist line....

Yesterday, I did very little apart from watch the F1, TdF and tennis!  

I've got a full week planned this week regarding the running, so I'll see how that goes.

08/07/2013 at 09:55

Big G - That is a fantastic PB and a big round of applause to Mrs Big G.

Yesterday was a fab day for sport, very chuffed for Murray & Team Sky.

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