Shades Marathon Training

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23/08/2014 at 08:53

morning all. looks like it is a bit warmer today so a good day for a nice run along the river.. I had an interesting run/cycle yesterday. I had to take my MTB down to halfords to get it serviced ready for my event in september so i cycled the 5 miles there and ran back. Now i am quite happy running and cycling but it was a strange transition going straight from a cycle to a run and it took me a mile or so to find my running legs. My admiration for triathletes and increased massively. Took me a total of 48 min to do the combined 10 miles. Pity that wasn't my running speed.

Good luck to all those of you racing this weekend, hope the weather holds out for you. 

23/08/2014 at 17:14

That's not far off your running speed Iain!!! Just a thought.. does the running part always come after the cycling bit in a triathlon? If so why? Sorry if that is a really thick question but I know absolutely nothing about triathlons. I don't think I would ever do one due to my lousy swimming plus the fact that doing serious miles on a road bike doesn't appeal to me. I have a good mountain bike and enjoy off roading and trail rides but that's about it.

Much cooler here today and a steady 18k done. Hope Moore and Emmy doing ok at Thames Meander.

23/08/2014 at 17:59

Yes it is always swim, bike, run, the swim is always first, it would not be very good for the body to jump into cold water after a long run or bike ride.  I never found running off the bike that bad, but know a lot that do, and it is something you need to practice 

 

23/08/2014 at 21:14
I'm keen to do it again but increase the distances. I know tomorrow I'll do it in reverse but my run will be 20 miles then a 5 mile cycle home.
24/08/2014 at 09:47

Ran the Thames Meander yesterday. Didn't really enjoy it but lots of people did, so I am in a small minority! I find trail marathons difficult and although I had a decent first half, I had a poor second. I was wearing trail shoes but found the surface hard on my feet and knees. Trudged around in 4.43. Give me tarmac any week but 26.2 miles of it!

The worse thing about yesterday, apart from the showers not working when I'd finished, was the the final 2.5 mile loop that you had to run past the finish area to complete. There were no mile markers out, so some runners thought they'd finished, only to be told that they'd need to run the additional loop.

Not one for me next year but seemed like a very friendly and social event.

Kent Coastal is next, two weeks today.

I

 

24/08/2014 at 19:52
Quick post from Longford as wi-fi is a bit wobbly. Had quite a good run and was 3 mins ahead of target at marathon point but a headwind for most of the last 12 miles made it tough for the last part of the race . But finished in 7:33 a 5 min PB so I'm happy. Also did a PB at 50km by about 10 mins. Off to the post race do now to see BM get his presentation for his 1000th marathon. I will also pick up prize for 2nd lady but there were only 2 lady finishers.
24/08/2014 at 21:01

Well done on your time and PB Shades, I can't imagine running for that amount of time, luckily I have no plans to do so

I had a short recovery run this morning, followed by a walk. Legs have fully recovered from yesterday.

24/08/2014 at 21:39

Shades - Well done

I managed 52.4 miles today at Boston 12 hour, hippo was a lap ahead.

I won first senior male albeit same manner as Shades but in my case i was the only one there under 40

Edited: 24/08/2014 at 21:39
24/08/2014 at 21:58

Good running Keith, how long was each circuit?

24/08/2014 at 23:36

Great endurance running from Moore, Shades and Keith this weekend, very impressive. And Shades/Keith, a prize is a prize so don't talk it down! A 10 minute PB for 50k is brilliant, you must be very proud.

Went to running club for first time in a month yesterday and was good to see everyone. But then spent rest of day and night being sick until there was nothing left inside me! Feel better today and I have lost about 4 pounds. Hoping to do a longidh run tomorrow if I feel strong enough but will take it slow.

25/08/2014 at 08:03

It was a one mile loop as i dont do track ultras

25/08/2014 at 10:44
Moore06 wrote (see)

Ran the Thames Meander yesterday. Didn't really enjoy it but lots of people did, so I am in a small minority! I find trail marathons difficult and although I had a decent first half, I had a poor second. I was wearing trail shoes but found the surface hard on my feet and knees. Trudged around in 4.43. Give me tarmac any week but 26.2 miles of it!

The worse thing about yesterday, apart from the showers not working when I'd finished, was the the final 2.5 mile loop that you had to run past the finish area to complete. There were no mile markers out, so some runners thought they'd finished, only to be told that they'd need to run the additional loop.

Not one for me next year but seemed like a very friendly and social event.

Kent Coastal is next, two weeks today.

I

 

I also ran it and had a blast. came in at 4.22 and felt strong throughout. I'm not sure about mile markers.. I really didnt need them. It was only when i was told that we had that last soul destroying loop that it got to me. I mentioned it to the RDs and it looked to be a last minute change as putney bridge was closed. They did say that if they need to add mileage on it'll be done at the start.

I had a good day out and surprisingly - it didnt rain! I didnt care too much for the showers but i would have liked a few more loo's.

SHADES wrote (see)
Quick post from Longford as wi-fi is a bit wobbly. Had quite a good run and was 3 mins ahead of target at marathon point but a headwind for most of the last 12 miles made it tough for the last part of the race . But finished in 7:33 a 5 min PB so I'm happy. Also did a PB at 50km by about 10 mins. Off to the post race do now to see BM get his presentation for his 1000th marathon. I will also pick up prize for 2nd lady but there were only 2 lady finishers.

Well done Shades! you have to be in it to win it - so well done!

Did they do anything special for BMs 1000th?

Back out yesterday and managed to blow the cobwebs out with a 14km tempo. Came home and had a 2hr delay due to accidents en route and subsequent traffic (if you're tired - take a break...).

Out again this morning and back on track Now a two weekend break before my next one

Slowkoala - How are you feeling now? I'd be careful doing an LSR tomorrow if you're still ill

25/08/2014 at 10:44
Keith M Stuart wrote (see)

It was a one mile loop as i dont do track ultras

was this Bolton?

25/08/2014 at 12:13

Only one letter out, it was Boston!

25/08/2014 at 15:36

Aye it was Boston Bolton is somewhat nearer to home though

Not too many aches at the moment

26/08/2014 at 07:08

Jugula - that's a little speedy for a long run.  I've heard coconut water is very good, never tried it and unlikely too as I'm too lazy to carry a drink when running!

SK - re the flip flops, apparently if you have absolutely flat feet they are fine, (although any toe post sandals are not good for the foot) but any hint on an arch and you need some arch support.

Hope you're feeling better now, that's a lot of weight for you to lose overnight

mowzer - I can't imagine you wielding those sticks for the Nordic walking!

Keith - is that where we had fish and chips?   Well done at Boston and for your prize (I guess that's not a PB for you though).

Do you know if he's putting the event on next year?

Moore - well done, sounds like a tough day for you at Thames Meander, a marathon is even tougher if you aren't really enjoying the terrain/event.   You'll end up like me and tarmac only!

Emmy - we had a night in the Tally Ho pub in Longford with Irish music, it's packed and a great atmosphere.  They made a special presentation to BM and had a lovely engraved plate done for him.

26/08/2014 at 07:57

Shades - Aye it was where we had fish and chips. A lap behind last time but further on the field so under a mile behind pb

26/08/2014 at 08:00

Shades - that's lovely. Im glad although i know that he didnt want a fuss made.

26/08/2014 at 08:24

Hi all, good running from everyone and well done Shades/Keith for your prizes!  As people have said, a prize is a price so don't knock it!!

Bringing the mood down a lot, but I woke up to a tragic email from my club's chairman that I never really thought I'd read.  I wasn't there, but a club mate passed away last night.  He was leading a Monday night training run and suffered a massive heart attack and apparently the paramedics said there was nothing that anyone could have done.  He leaves a wife and 3 children.  I can't quite believe it really.  He was very popular in the club, on the committee etc and I imagine it must have been extremely upsetting for those other people that were running with him.  Very sad

Edited: 26/08/2014 at 08:24
26/08/2014 at 08:26

I'm really sorry to hear that Big G.Thats awful news.

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