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P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 17:50
Nice MLR AWC. A good confidence booster for the start of the plan.

My Cardiff parkrun went as well as expected. Probably 2 too many pints last night.
Went out hard and tried to hold on. Got to half way in PB pace but couldn't quite carry it through. Lost 9 seconds over the second half to finish in 18:09 (according to the watch) got "chicked" by the First Lady who seeme to be using my broad frame as a windbreak for the first 4.5k. Now wishing I'd packed my super light racing flats instead of a more comfortable pair for trudging round the shops.
Very happy with 10th place though at such a large event.
40 mins to beer o'clock

How to modify your training plan for a hilly marathon?

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 16:08
If agree with Phil on the not overthinking it bit.

How to modify your training plan for a hilly marathon?

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 21:57
Yes, my races have been the RAT (32) Have finished 7th, 9th and 8th in the last 3 years but have got slightly faster each time. I still walked the vast majority of the hills. After the first attempt that nearly killed me I realised I had to focus on steps! I think there are over 1000 on the RAT route.
My 2 main sessions in the week were
1. Run 4 miles to a steep set of steps and do reps up these every week. Building up over the weeks until I could do 1000 steps in a session and then jog home.
2. Was running up and down the steepest field I could find making sure I worked on my fast hiking. Trying to run the whole RAT (unless you are an elite) will end up in a whole world of pain.

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 21:49
Too much talk of LT runs going on. My least favourite.
I'd also go with the 3, 4@LT, 2.

6 miles with 4x1200m was too icy and dark to get as fast as planned but made it in one piece. Off to Cardiff for the weekend so will be quite a low milage week. Hopefully won't be too hungover to give the parkrun a bash.

How to modify your training plan for a hilly marathon?

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 20:35
I wouldn't worry too much about hitting particular numbers I'd just do some training runs on routes that replicate the terrain.
I run a race on the Cornish coast path every year and try my best to find a hill that's a similar gradient and run up it a number of times once or twice a week.

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 20:30
Great running in the dark Ramjet, I struggle with a head torch sometimes.
7 very cold easy miles with a couple of the parkrun crew for me.

Races that don't have a UKA licence

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 20:25
Cheers for the info Phil.
It's the OCD side of me that likes to see everything in the same place.

Races that don't have a UKA licence

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 14:16
I'm unaffiliated but it is possible to get your results listed on Runbritain/ Po10.
I only count PBs from those that are listed on the above sites.

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 12:41
Great report Macca. I thought this race sounded tough. This has confirmed my fears. The elevation gain is about twice the amount of the 2 I did this year. Not sure laps in an ultra is my thing either. Too many options to quit.
Saying all that, I fully expect to sign up for it in 2017.

P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 21:18
Welcome Rob, good to see more new faces on board. Have you got any other races planned in the lead up to Brighton.

Did hill repeats tonight. Am also trying to work on foot turnover for sections of the downs. All this ultra running had turned me into a shuffler.
You will never guess who got a mention on the podcast I was listening to.
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