The 2011 Marathon Tread

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06/01/2011 at 17:25


Hope you feel better soon.


Thanks.  Hope you can get things speeded up for you. 

06/01/2011 at 17:45

Tom, Good Luck, Hope things Improve for you soon....its must be so frustrating for you.

I don't think white socks are back in fashion, however glad it brought a few smiles.

Good stuff all this 5am running. Its so cold when I get up at 6:30...hats off to you all. I know what is meant by the solitude as I have done a number of long runs early on a sunday in the lanes around warwickshire. Its lovely with the sun coming up !!

Sun...........thats a word I have not heard in while.......mmmmmmmmm  ( day dreams )

Gobi, I hope it clears up for you. Maybe its the body saying...I need a break for a day or two?

Zion, great hill session...sounds like you were in the zone.

NP/Jason/Fiona/Chick....some strong running will benefit it April 

I ran another 10k in the Gym today. Happy. I am running them slowly. Next one at the weekend. Some steam room/swimming/weights/core/elliptical before then !!!( in reverse order)


06/01/2011 at 18:08

Hope it's nothing too serious Gobi.

NP - i think it is 14 weeks, really must get it all down on a spreadsheet

06/01/2011 at 18:16
AGF - having 2 days off as I am listening
06/01/2011 at 18:51


Have you put the question you said you would on your super 6 thread to Bud yet?

06/01/2011 at 18:51

TomS nice to see you

Gobi hope you're back on form soon.

06/01/2011 at 20:58
Nice session Zion

Hi Tom

Put your feet up Gobi

I had a 5km time trial tonight. I did a 1m warmup and had a strange chest pain. Started the 5km and the pain got worse. I stopped after 0.5m and walked back. I feel fine now although tired. I shall have an early night and a rest day tomorrow.
06/01/2011 at 21:03
Rest well mr spoons and gobi
06/01/2011 at 21:18

HY4 - I did ask but no response.  I need to know a couple of things for the weekend so think I'll have to try email instead.  Steve seems to have stepped back now.

Bad session tonight.  Bad pain in the butt stopped me getting the pace up at all and ended up cutting it short

06/01/2011 at 21:26


I've unlurked from your Super 6 thread & posted a comment on there.  Maybe Bud doesn't have email at home?  If the email to Bud doesn't work and I was in your position I would be complaining (if that's the right word) to RW Towers about the support you are getting.  I'd see this as my big chance to kick ass & wouldn't want anything to stand in its way.

06/01/2011 at 21:31

Some strong running as ever guys!

Gobi, Mr S and USB- hope you recover quickly

Tom- good to see you're on the way back

AGF- you seem to be building up the miles nicely

Fiona- I have no problem with running 14.03, but couldn't do 13.99

6.35m recovery tonight- legs finally recovering from Sunday's session

06/01/2011 at 21:36
Bridget, I agree with HY4
06/01/2011 at 21:44
Bridget- I'm with HY4 and Mr S
06/01/2011 at 21:46

NP- just seen your mileage on fetch- good going, mate

Night all

06/01/2011 at 23:02

email has gone to Bud. Rest day for me tomorrow anyway.

Off to let Mr S try to massage the knot or whatever it is out

07/01/2011 at 08:40

I knew there was something I missed out of last night's posts.


Mr Spoons,

How are you feeling now?  Do you think you need to get checked out by your doc as I would personally get myself check out if that happened to me.

07/01/2011 at 11:36

Hey everyone ! Can you give me some advice ? I'm training to beat my Brighton Marathon time, but the running speeds seem very slow on the RW Smart coach. For my target time of 3.45 (ie 8.30/mile) they suggest 9.30/mile for long runs, which just seems boring. Plus the interval speeds are so easy I barely break sweat. Yet I am going to really struggle to beat 3.45, I know it. Should I slow my training down, because I'm overtraining or listen to myself (not always a good thing !). 

Really appreciate anyone's comment.

07/01/2011 at 12:00

Welcome Sleek Lemur.  Hate to say it but 9:30 min/miling is on the FAST side for the LSR. It is called Long Sloooow Run for a reason.  Running those too fast won't do anything to build the aerobic base that you need to put in a good show on race day. Up to 90secs slower than planned race pace is the norm.  I have no experience with the RW schedules and I don't know how balanced they are, but a good training plan will have you do the speedier sessions at a challenging pace to train the other systems (Lactate Threshold and VO2 max). Generally these will be based on a recent race performance over a shorter distance - 5k to half marathon to make sure you train at a realistic pace.

Bridget: Hope you get some response from Bud soon.  I think this whole super 6 malarkey is quite badly organised. Luckily you are a very experienced runner and you can cobble together your own plan (even though that's not how it's supposed to work). Sorry to hear about the pain issue.

Impressive swimming, Spoons.

Gobi: rest well.

Did 11.42 miles today (no OCD!), below 70% of max. HR. Felt good. It was +1C and I was contemplating running in shorts and a t-shirt . There is still lots of ice left but hopefully that'll disappear over the next few days.

07/01/2011 at 13:07

SL - LSR is 45-90 second per mile slower thean race pace. You are probably quite early in the training schedule so your long run isn't actually that long yet (it'll get harder).
Why are targeting 3:45 it may work out that you can go faster. If you give some previous race results and running history we would have a better idea.

I think I'm better so I may go for my first run of the year 

07/01/2011 at 13:29

Good luck Joe, take care.

Welcome SL. Agree with what's been said and just enjoy the LSR, I like to choose different routes. It's great to pootle along looking into people's gardens but Joe is right, you may be faster than 3:45 - what are your PBs/recent race times? Or is it endurance that you lack?

Go easy Mr Spoons - as HY4 says a check up would do no harm.

Good luck with communications USB.

4 easy miles this morning. LSR planned for tomorrow. A little snow here but it would have to be at least double digit temp before I'd be in shorts chickadee!

Nice to see you back Tom.


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