Shades Marathon Training

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04/09/2013 at 10:10

VR - how's your back now? are you back running?

04/09/2013 at 13:07

Lesley - I'm sure you'll do really well at GNR this time, but tell OH you'll not wait for him if he has a loo stop, he'll have to catch you up!

Emmy - we do those squats in Kettlecise, but call them wide legged half squats and we're not allowed to bounce just move slowly to feel the burn

KK - I've done a 100k road ultra (badly), will have another go next year.  Distance wise furthest I've covered is 80 miles during a 24 hour race.

molly - no, absolutely no difference to my running since doing all those squats.   I started doing them to heal an injury and I continue to do them to keep that injury at bay.

04/09/2013 at 15:50

Shades - there was me thinking that I should be following all of your good examples with squats, core exercises etc and theres no difference since doing the squats, at least if they keep you injury free thats something.  Maybe I wont rush home and start them though after all  Good idea on the OH loo stop, I might have to do that

I feel like I am getting a cold as I've had a headache for the last 3 days, I hope not the timing is not great as the GNR is not far away now.  I am tapering now so it wont affect my training much at least anyway.  I am running with the club tonight probably about 4 miles and then hopefully 3 miles tomorrow and Saturday and 45 mins Sunday. 

04/09/2013 at 18:12

Molly-went for my first run in over a week today. Still get a few twinges and stiffness and I think it had helped. So I hope it goes away! Forever! If i get there, Berlin will be slow! Such a shame. But at least I'm running.

all this talk of Tri! What's going on !!

05/09/2013 at 06:55

Lesley - hope that cold has come to nothing.

Doing core work, squats etc., any sort of cross training are all very good for you and are invaluable when recovering from injury but running is sports specific, so to run better/faster/further is achieved by running.  

VR - at last you're back out running, that's brilliant

Rest day today for me

05/09/2013 at 09:14

Well so far so good, nothing has come of the cold.  I had a headache for 3 days and went to the running club last night and did their shortest run as I am tapering now for the GNR (3.2 miles) and the headache went and so far touch wood its not come back and I had a great nights sleep for once.  I feel cracking today

Shades - Arent rest days good, why the sad face

Whats everyone got planned for the weekend, anything good?

05/09/2013 at 09:29

VR - Good to hear you're running again, didn't realise you were doing Berlin as well.

Lesley - Taper madness! & yes run your own race don't be waiting for the oh.

Deliberating whether to swap my runs around & do a 20 tonight & a 12 at the weekend as it may be easier to fit in. Then whilst driving in this morning I was wondering whether to run home (23 miles!)...confused now. So now I don't know whether to attempt 23 or walk the first 2 & make it a 21. I could go the other way home which is 'only 18' but then I'm stuck on the wrong side of the mersey and would have to catch the train or ferry which puts me off. Hmmmmmm. Arghhhh. Oh and just thought whilst typing this that my car would then be at work so would have to cycle/train in to work in the morning. Rest days are much simpler , enjoy yours Shades.


05/09/2013 at 10:19

Had a slightly longer but slower run yesterday evening. It was rather humid and I went out slightly earlier than usual. Might go for another run tonight if it cools down sufficiently.

Regarding sleep I always find I sleep better if I've run that day.


Looking forward to hearing about Berlin!

05/09/2013 at 11:49

Shades - I know what you mean about rest days.... with Boyska I can't remember what one is

I'm very lucky that this weekend he'll be coming with me and we'll be exploring some of the local forests around my parents.

05/09/2013 at 11:53

Auranya - I find the same thing. If I havent run - it always takes me longer to nod off than if I have. It used to be that if I went to the gym in the evening I'd be awake for hours but now - I can quite happily go to bed straight after having a shower!

What is everyone doing this weekend? I'm running Bacchus, Shades is doing her ultra. Are we all LSR'ing?

05/09/2013 at 12:20

I've got a Half Marathon in Bridgwater and I'm debating what to do regarding pacing.  In theory, it's a PB course but as we all know it depends on how it goes on the day.  It's an 11am start so I will need to think about food a bit as usually a Half is done and dusted by the time this one starts.  The forecast does show rain, which as long as it's  fairly light rain with no wind suits me just fine.

05/09/2013 at 13:06

Lesley - good news the cold was just a scare.

Don't like rest days, would rather be running

KK - I only work less than a mile from home so a 'run to work commute' is never on the agenda

Auranya - there's 5 of us from this thread doing Berlin, not until the 29th Sept though

Big G - as you are running well I think as long as you feel good on race morning then go for a PB, conditions should be good

05/09/2013 at 17:54

Oo, good luck racers  

Glad the cold came to nothing Lesley, I often find a run clears a headache.

Good news that you're running again VR  Injuries must be very frustrating!

Shades, I find rest days annoying too - don't always want to run on my runnning days, but as soon as a definite planned rest day comes along I want to get out!

Last LSR for me tomorrow before tapering starts - it's the GNR next weekend, then 3 weeks to Kielder - torrential rain forecast for the morning - going to get wet!

05/09/2013 at 18:42

Is that Summer over now?

I hate you Big G!!! After reading your post I went ahead and entered Bridgewater too!

oh well, it's one I've never done before.  It will be a good fitness test!

05/09/2013 at 18:49

Hi everyone,

Shades, at the very beginning of this thread (years ago now!), you talk about a marathon schedule you have created - is this something you still have please? Thanks you.


05/09/2013 at 21:31

Hate's a very strong word VR  You'll love it, I'm sure

Hopefully see you there then.  Do you know if any other Trotters are doing it?

05/09/2013 at 22:32

No idea Big G. Looked to see if there was an entry list but there isn't. Yep. See you there 


06/09/2013 at 06:03

Madbee - you're right, it's because I had to take a rest day that I wanted to run.

Are you still feeling tired?

rainedonparade - yes, still available. PM me an email address and I'll send to you.

VR -one run after your back injury and now you're going to race.   What about your training?


06/09/2013 at 07:24

Signing off now.   Good luck to all racing this weekend especially Molly doing her first tri....can't wait for the race report


06/09/2013 at 08:16

Good luck to Shades for her ultra! I'll be leaving for the UK tomorrow but not sure how much access I'll have so have a great weekend's running all!

Good luck to Molly for her first tri!

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