Shades Marathon Training

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09/01/2006 at 12:14
Scooby & Sian - that's fab news about your long runs.

They are the most important part of marathon training so should be as enjoyable as possible.
09/01/2006 at 19:18
Shades - just wanted to say thanks - it all makes sense and managed 13 miles on Sunday at a 10 min mile pace (ok the last 2 hurt a bit!) but felt really comfortable and am now training myself to slow down! Thanks for the expertise and advice and setting it out in laymens terms!!!

09/01/2006 at 19:28
Awww Snaps <<blush>> I'm doing ok thanks, seem to be having a generally better phase just at the moment which I shall enjoy whilst it lasts and hope will last a long time. I couldn't contemplate your schedule though - that's a lot of time you've been allowed out to play:-)
09/01/2006 at 20:12
Hi Shades
You have mail
Many thanks !!!!
09/01/2006 at 21:39
wobblebutt (great name, by the way)
I'm so please you had a successful long run at the right pace for you.

Learning to control your pace in training will help you do the same in your races and in a marathon that is crucial especially in the first half.
10/01/2006 at 16:08
Hi Shades. You have mail.
10/01/2006 at 16:19
I've just been reading through the rest of the posts on here and it all looks very promising. I'll be doing my 5th marathon this year (Halstead) and my running's been a bit hit and miss of late.
10/01/2006 at 16:27
Nick - I'll email you the schedule tonight
10/01/2006 at 16:34
11/01/2006 at 08:32
Thanks for the plan Shades.

I'll check my PBs when I get home and let you have them so that you can calculate my paces.
11/01/2006 at 10:17
Nick - no problem, I love telling peeps to slow down in their training!
12/01/2006 at 08:29
Hi Shades.

I've just e-mailed you my PBs and times for 2005 as my PBs were back in 2001,2 & 3.
13/01/2006 at 08:47
Shades. On Week 7 of your schedule, I've got a 10k race, when I should be doing 16 long and on week 11, I've got another 10k when I should be doing one of the 18 longs.

Does that matter?
13/01/2006 at 11:37
Nick - I'll reply to your email tonight, sorry manic day yesterday - no forum time either!

You need to swap around your long runs so that your 10k races are on your 'shorter' long run weekends and you can still do the longer long runs on the weeks before and after your races. A 10 k race, although may feel tough at the time should not take a lot out of you
13/01/2006 at 11:55
Thanks for the advice.

I went out for my first run on your schedule last night and made myself slow down (well, my Garmin did).

I felt a lot better than I have done recently as a result.

Also, I don't know how others on here feel but in return for all this work you've done/are doing, I'd like to sponsor you next time you're raising any money on one of your races.
13/01/2006 at 12:04
Nick - That's a very kind offer but you can save your money as I don't do any races for charity. This is not because I'm mean but I run a lot of marathons and I could not get anyone to sponsor me for a marathon as I often do them on consecutive weeks.

My reward is that you all have a good race that you enjoy yourselves (particularly those of you doing your first marathon), and a PB too.

I have my own running group (WRN)and really enjoy seeing how everyone improves and more importantly enjoys their running.
13/01/2006 at 12:59
Fair comment.
13/01/2006 at 14:20
Hi Shades, you have mail.
14/01/2006 at 15:52
Did my 12 miler. 8 miles with club group, kept stopping every mile it seemed, then last 4 on my own. Took just under 2 hours (actually 1.49 minus the stops).
14/01/2006 at 21:13
Hi Shades,

You very kindly sent me your training plan a few weeks back. Whilst I haven't adopted it, as I am using a variation of my own 4 runs per week plan which got me successfully through Paris last year, this year in London I'd like to get a PB. Just out of interest, what paces would you recommending that I do my runs at. 10K PB = 45:26 Half-Marathon PB = 1:38:40 Marathon PB = 3:53:13.

I'd like to see how your figures compare with what I'm actually doing.

Hope you can help. Many thanks.
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