Shades Marathon Training

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19/04/2014 at 09:59
Mamafox - I spent the day in Southend with the family so no shoe shopping yet but hope to go today some time. .

I hope to do a longish run today but at a much slower pace. Been running at about 7:40/mile and actually enjoyed it. Knees should be fine. Fingers crossed.
19/04/2014 at 13:24

Well didn't suffer too much doing two races in a morning.

Keswick Parkrun 27:48 with several ups and downs which were telling me my hamstrings are not recovered yet.

Then Isel Cross 5.5 miles with 3 on road then a track for a mile with the later 1/3rd or so up hill more than the slight bit to start with. Then the rest is downhill over fields with  a bit on road at the end. 52:14 for that a couple mins of course best but legs were aching and knackered unlike me. Oddly Garmin claims 7:45 pace for the last 0.4 it measured as the average and i wasn't even going flat out or on the steeper downhill bit.

19/04/2014 at 20:45

8.7 miles for me yesterday, on an undulating course. Day off today, went to watch Maidstone United play in my old home town. My 12 year old son and I have season tickets.

Early start for a 16 miler tomorrow and then family lunch at my Dad's. Hoping to watch some of the football on Sky too.

I am hoping to run Dartmoor Discovery next year, as I owe it big time.

Yesterday at 06:42

Iain - hope the knee was Ok for your run

Keith - that's tough, 2 short races, you did well

Moore - have a good long run today, you'll have earned your lunch

Yesterday at 19:43

Shade - The knee had settled down but i am ever so conscious of it that i am almost finding an excuse not to run and i dont like it. Really struggling with motivation the past few days despite the fact my race is 5 weeks away..would it be wise to try squeeze in a couple of long runs in 15+ milers. or should i just maintain my fitness and shorter runs!!

 just calculated the mileage on my shoes...300 miles since feb so time for a new pair..

Edited: 20/04/2014 at 22:34
Today at 02:01

2 weeks since Brighton marathon and I have still not run! (4 days recovery and 10 days cough/cold) I'm going stir crazy.

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