The 2011 Marathon Tread

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09/01/2011 at 17:21

Well, due to recovering from in jury i managed only 17 miles this week including today's 10 miler. I had a half mara planned for next week but have had to write off as losing the week training, coupled with the injury recovery means that i dont want to do anything fast for another week or so.

For the coming week (as long as i get the go ahead from the rubberman tomorrow) i'll be concentrating on a few miles to get back to normal volume and then jump onto my plan at week two.

MP - youre not a detective by any chance are you??

Chick - nice to see you over here (and again, nice LSR).

Talk soon!! 

09/01/2011 at 17:26
Z/ Mr S - I must agree on the flexible plan approach. I set a weekly mileage with long run, medium long run and sessions/ temp runs - and work it to fit it in with the other draws of life throughout the week. I always plan a rest day for Friday (that way if some thing happens during the week i can switch rest days). Also always LSR for Sat morning with Sunday to fall back on if something else interferes.
09/01/2011 at 17:44

28 miles for me this week having dropped 4 yesterday.

Did my 11 miler today but slower than planned.  Tortoise type of pace initially but the splits for the miles after number 4 show how my niggle eased from sore to dull ache as time went on.

09/01/2011 at 18:20
Tortoise pace - careful, you'll get told off again for going too fast! Lol
09/01/2011 at 18:23
09/01/2011 at 18:32
Zion wrote (see)
Well done on the weight loss jasond - that is a lot in a week.

But I've got a lot to shift!
09/01/2011 at 18:57
Well done on everyone's training.
09/01/2011 at 20:21

Tahnks for the advice and welcoming comments.  I will try to swap some of my cycling for medium to long runs when I get a few weeks into training. Also I will try to drop the cycling altogether on the rest day after a long run.

First week of training this week and managed 21 miles (5+8+8).

09/01/2011 at 21:09
Andy - crazy thought (I'm full of them), assumng you have a 12 mile commute (based on your 20-30 miles a day), what about:
Monday cycle to work and run home
Tuesday run to work and cycle home
Etc, you get the idea
09/01/2011 at 22:45

Well never got my run this morning but managed to get onto the treadmill just after 5pm and do 18.1 miles @ 7:51 pace.

LOL at Paddy, just wanted to see how you had done the year before, thats great running well done. I am in the Fire service up the North Antrim coast area and cover a number of Stations. I try to stick to a plan but in this job you learn to be flexable, if I can I get in my longer runs before work at Dark O'Clock. You will like the London marathon, having done Belfast, Dublin and Barcelona none come close to London.

Welcome AB3 a few of my mates do Tri's and manage to fit in some LSR and speed work with a lot of miles on the bike. Gobi also rides a lot as well as runs and he has great marathon, half marathon and 10k times, I think it's just finding the right balance.

Chick thats great miles well done, I drink SIS and make it up for my own taste as well as use SIS gels but only on the 20 and 20+ mile runs.

Jason great running mate hows the legs feeling at the moment? The weight will keep coming down now your into the bigger miles, I am at 11st 2lbs at the moment and would like to be 10st 10lbs come April, just need to cut out some choc now.

Mr Spoons 49 miles is good well done.

USB I could rub it for you but MR USB would chase me

Fiona you take a rest day today?

10/01/2011 at 09:29

No Pain - 18+ on the TM at 5 o'c on Sunday - thats good dedication (and good for strenghtening the mind too!!)

My Plan starts today. Was in Gym earlier and managed a few miles on the TM followed by a circuit of excercises (upper bod and a bit of core). I'm visiting my rubman later for assessment of my Hamstring problem. As it feels fine i'm hopeful and might get out later for a run. 

10/01/2011 at 11:48
Thanks for the advice on sports drink. I will try it on my next one and report how it went.

jason: super mileage! And fantastic news on the weight-loss front

Spoons: plans are good as a guideline but take them with a pinch of salt. Zion is spot on.

NP: 18+ miles on the treadie ! How do you do it? Respect, mate, HUGE respect.

A rest day for me today. Will work on my core tonight but no running. I think my legs will thank me
10/01/2011 at 12:39
Hiya All

I havent read back, returned from Denmark about 0100 this morning.

What have I missed ?

I took 2 days off and jogged a parktrun in Esbjerg(Denmark) on Saturday(1st place)

Sunday I started the Kalundborg VinterMarathon with a view to running with my HR kept in Zone2 and stopping if my chest was too bad. Ran 3.01.45 easily so another sucessful training run.(2nd place, ran past a few people as I neg splitted)

Ice and snow made for fun running at points :¬)

Blog soon.

AB3 - I always ride the day after a long run infact I am off to the gym shortly.
10/01/2011 at 12:43
Well done (yet again) Gobi

What time was 1st place in the marathon?
10/01/2011 at 12:58
2.53 his second half was a similar pace to mine
10/01/2011 at 13:24

Good luck with the injury progress Paddy.

jason nice long run - are these marathons in the autumn?

Great that you are now getting some guidance USB.

Welcome Andy - you'll get loads of run/cycle advice on here but my bike is never out of the kitchen!

Good luck with the docs appt Mr Spoons and HY4.

chickadee, that run sounds like torture. Have not bothered with sports drink yet as both 20s on the treadmill. I like Nuun tablets in water and gels. I know I can tolerate lucozade sport but will not bother with it until nearer London.

Lots of high mileage, Zion, jason, NP etc but I'm the same as you Mr Spoons (51 last week), just trying to be consistent for now as hip flexor niggling away.

Great result Gobi.

NP did 4 miles easy yesterday. More snow and ice here so treadmill again tonight for speedwork. Hope it shifts soon but two accidents at the end of my road last night so best to stay indoors for a bit.


10/01/2011 at 14:07

Gobi- great result! Glad to see you're well again!

NP- well done on the dreadie run and the mileage Legs are feeling fine now, but found them a bit heavy from 17-19 yesterday- ok again for last mile (as always!)

Fiona- staying indoors sounds good by the sounds of it! Chester is on Oct 9th and Snowdon is on the 29th

10/01/2011 at 14:34

Fiona great running the roads here where very bad over the weekend I was called out to a couple of road accidents, missed my swim first thing this morning due to a fire and getting home late. So went to the pool at 1pm to swim a mile, I asked if the pool was going to be divided in half and was told no. After only 4 lengths the rope was put across the pool and I swam into it, so not very happy and informed the manager and got a refund and a free swim, but why do they keep dividing the pool in half????

Gobi great running and 2nd on a training run brill everything must be going to plan for your A race.

Jason well done on your long run, I have signed up for two halfs the first is 5 weeks out and the second 3 weeks out from London these also form part of a best 4 of 6 halfs so I will be doing a couple after London.

10/01/2011 at 15:18

Well done to everyone (especially Gobi with his placings).


According to the receptionist I don't need an appointment as I saw the doc last week & she is going to arrange for the doc to call me back?!


Why can't they divide the pool length ways?

10/01/2011 at 17:57

Far too logical HY4!

Rest day for me today and have got physio booked for Wed afternoon to get checked over

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