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P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 20:53
Welcome back Menn, good to see you are still putting in the miles

Macca, how did the 7@LT pace go? That's got to be the toughest in the book.

BR, good to see that headband coordination is high on your priority list.

Tom, be careful with the hamstring. Funnily enough the last time I injured mine it was on the August bank holiday whilst training for Abingdon. Don't do what I did and try to come back too soon and with too much speed work.

I waited for it to get a bit cooler and managed 8 miles with 4 at MP. The first MP miles I've done since London. Wasn't as difficult as I was expecting so happy to be into my Abingdon training "proper". Think I'll be cutting back on my miles but doing more miles at MP pace. Will be interesting to see how the experiment goes.

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 21:08
Great MP session Macca!

Strong running Scott.

I took Tricia's advice and have taken it easy. Scrapped yesterday's second run and skipped today's one and went to our parkrun volunteer BBQ instead and filled myself up with lager and meat. Abingdon training starts tomorrow.

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 12:42
It's still a PB Scott! Well done.
A steady parkrun for me. Thought I'd head out at 20min pace and see what the legs were like. They lasted 2.5k before feeling a bit dead so cruised the last half with another chap who ran a 50k last weekend and was also suffering. Finished in 20:25 so happy with that on tired legs.

Fat / muscle ratio- question. HELP!

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 21:38
So what does a weeks running training look look like? It's probably your training that needs tweaking more than anything else.
I'll never be a professional but I don't do too badly for someone who's legs are far from stick thin.

Fat / muscle ratio- question. HELP!

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 20:23
What does a weeks training look like? If you keep on training consistently the times should start to come down.
I've come into running from playing rugby for years so am also on the short and stocky side compared to many (5'6'' and 11stone) and have managed some respectable times over the years after putting in the miles.

London Marathon Charity places

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 18:30
Agree with both above. Seems bad form to take the place if you don't think you can raise the money. It's only right (morally) to make up any shortfall.

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 10:00
Tom, take the comments as a positive. I knew I was in decent shape for Saturday's race when my mum commented that I looked "too thin" on my arrival on the Thursday night.

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 20:45
Recovery is going well thanks. Have stopped eating everything in sight and got out for 5 easy miles tonight.

Very speedy 15 miles today Tom- don't overdo it.

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 17:13

I like the sound of the man-cave. I`ve been thinking about sorting the garage out over the autumn and making it into a decent gym (for all the strength work I keep neglecting) I`ve got a reasonable amount of kit just need to clear out the junk and put in a couple of home comforts.

may get out for my first run since Saturday later.

Trying to run faster

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 10:22
Some great advice from Muddy.
I know that everyone is different but for reference I got down to 18min for 5k and 38 for 10k off approx 50 miles a week but was training for a marathon at the time so many sessions were geared to the longer distances. At the time my easy runs were about 8-8.30 per mile. And was running 2 fast sessions per week. The rest of the days was easy milage.

If you are looking for some good plans get hold of "Faster road running" by Pete Pfitzinger. It also goes through the principles of training and base building.
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