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P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 12:00

Westy - I know you're worried about your hair but if it survived the wind yesterday I'm sure some snow on the ground won't hurt it!

RBC - yes, childcare does have an impact. Ideally I would like to be running a bit later in the morning but needs must sometimes!

Hello Shazmo! Glad to hear you will soon be running again.

Take care anyone running in the snow today.

RW F7 – aiming for 3.15

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 11:53

Tiny - just caught up with your blog. Great post about sleep!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 09:30

Great off plan running Madbee!

Well,I finally got the dreaded LT run out of the way. Very early start and thought I might have to finish off on the treadmill again but timed it to perfection for once and I was going in through the back door as my husband came out of the front door to go to work! Aiming for 8:22m/m and splits were 8:24,8:21,8:17 and 8:10. First mile included an uphill section and mile 4 was the same hill but going down! It was hard but not as bad as I had feared. Stupid chimp on my shoulder was whispering in my ear coming up to 3 miles that my last tempo run had only been 3 miles and I'd been completely knackered and off pace and how was I going to do the extra mile - I told him to sod off! 

Looking forward to rest day tomorrow.

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:41

AndrewD - I use a mixture of heart rate and paces. Mainly heart rate to make sure I don't go too fast and paces for the speedier stuff. That 220-age wouldn't work for me. When I did the proper test my max came out at 192 but the age calculation would give me a max of 177, so quite a big difference! 

I will be jogging round parkrun with my daughter as I have 15 miles planned for Sunday.

Nicole - it sounds as if you need to give your body a proper break! Lurching from one injury to another will mean you never reach your full potential. One of the things that will give you most improvement is consistent training and your body doesn't seem to want  to let you do that! Also, are you still aiming for a sub-4hr marathon? If you are, then that 18 miler you ran seemed to be too fast for a 9 minute mile marathon pace. Or at least it was at the very fast end of the pace range you should be running it at. I think you need to slow down!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 11:39


RW F7 – aiming for 3.15

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 11:21

Well done Tiny! Although I'm not sure I would fancy doing an LT run on the track!

8.5 hours sleep last night by the way!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 11:16

Westy - jog to the gym.

Legs feel surprisingly OK today after yesterday's 11 miles. Not looking forward to LT miles tomorrow however.

Very windy cycle to work but not quite as bad as yours Ramjet!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 11:36

Oh.......hello Tiny!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 11:17

What do you lot consider old?! I thought you were in your late 20's Madbee which would make me ancient if you consider yourself old!

Marrows - I would like 8 hours sleep but only managed 6.5 hours last night. Don't tell Tiny or she'll be on here to tell me off! I did consider doing the run last night but I've never done an evening training run in the 5 years I've been running and just couldn't face it in the end. Getting up at 4am was infinitely preferable!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 09:46

Lit - it's not the first time I've been called that! The creme eggs don't taste any different and I would class myself as a chocolate connoisseur!

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