Travelling out Friday from Gatwick - Jimbob thanks for the great checklist, just to confirm I tend to use about 7 gels during a marathon, every 5k or so. Looking forward to it and hopefully this horrible cold will go
Hi Cheesy, it looks like you have done a great job in shifting your lactate threshold and are more comfortable at faster paces for longer as a result, or have i misinterpreted your comments, apologies for diving in half way.
VT in terms of FT and ST, mouthful that one, and I seek guidance from those who know better, my understanding of this is that the beginning concept was all about the relationship between distances and times. I.e. your 5k time should lead a straight line relationship to your marathon time if you are well trained.
If not and your marathon time is much slower than it should be then you are not as good aerobically than you could be, my view (and I could be wrong) would be that if you were FT dominant then you were more likely to be like this example and also in need of improving long distance aerobicity (is that a real word) in need of the HADDing to improve the use of of your slow twitch fibres/muscles.
To be specific and I think I saw some comments from SHADES on this, in my case I am a seasoned marathoner I have a 5k current time of 20:54 and my recent marathon time in Dresden was 3:39 and in Prague 3:37. It should be much better than that, but a lack of long distance training through illness leading up to them (2 20 mile runs, where pace dropped off badly towards the end) meant my ability to sustain pace over a long distance was badly compromised. 8 min/miling should have been comfortable but it wasn't. So my research has lead me to HADD.
I think HADD looked to identify performance gaps through performance relationships and had an all round base building programme that provides a superb foundation for almost any distances, but I guess I will find out
Hi guys...newcomer on the thread but feel part of the community as I have spent ages reading the original thread....and recognise SHADES and Dr Dan as long time contributors....got kind of wrapped in a time warp following the progress of L33 earlier today.
Anyway enough of that, I have buried myself in Walsh/Hadd over the last few days and have been fascinated by the concept. I am a veteran of 17 marathons and believe that despite my alleged experience and advancing age (48) there is much I do not know, so here to learn and share and pass on anything I can help with. The key concepts have been covered many times but I am now after 3 marathons this year and 1 next week planning for April and London (again!!). It is difficult because I feel like I have been running all year and should have a base, but can't decide where I have been squeezing the toothpaste from. Anyway enough nonsense from me I hope you don't mind me joining the Fred. Cheers Doylie
Entered this one earlier in the year, just ran Dresden Marathon last week so now looking forward to this one. Daniel I haven't received anything but have checked I am in the race and found I was confirmed as entered which is a start!!
I shall be travelling to Gatwick for the EasyJet 17:25 flight on Friday 15 Nov if anyone is around, let me know. I also saw a mention of a meeting place for a beer, anybody any idea what it is called?