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P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 21:27

Good luck everyone!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 14:09


P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 14:08

Westy, all pace calculators are rubbish! Apparently I should have been able to run a sub 4 which is what all the pace calculators bar one also told me! My heart rate was in the 170's or higher for all of Paris and according to that link it should have been low 160's for most of it. And I did all my training at the paces given. Hmph!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 13:41

Wenty, I agree with the others - don't do it! You're always entering marathons so just save it for another time when you've had chance to test it out!

Stewart - funny you should mention problems with your watch. Mine died a couple of days after Paris so I treated myself to a new Garmin 610. Tried the old 305 again just to make sure it was dead and it sprang back into life! Keeping the new one though - it beeps which is something the 305 hasn't done for the last 12 months!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 10:07

I decided to go with the pace band option in Paris and just use time lapsed on my watch. This was fine while I was maintaining roughly the correct pace but once I started to lose it, plus not knowing whether the tunnels had screwed up the GPS, I was completely lost and wasn't compos mentis enough to try and work out what pace I needed to maintain to at least achieve my 'bronze' target. In hindsight I wish I'd had 2 pace bands - one for my gold target and one for my bronze target and then I would have known what I needed to do to come away with a time I would still have been reasonably happy with. Just a thought!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 12:31

Might have a chance of spotting you on the tele in that outfit Wenty!

I actually felt ready to run last Wednesday (obviously didn't work hard enough in the marathon!) but the car broke down which meant I had to start cycling into work so I put off the running until the weekend. I'm loosely following the P&D recovery mesocycle but running entirely to HR rather than pace.

Only race planned so far is a 10k at the end of August.

Well done to all the Manchester marathoners by the way! Looking forward to seeing how the London crew get on!

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

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 10:00

That was a very gutsy run Nicole!I was worried you weren't even going to make it to the start line with all your injury woes!

Regarding pacing, I had a similar issue in Paris. I knew if I didn't start off at 9 minute mile pace the sub-4 target would be impossible but also knew I risked not even getting a PB if it all went wrong! As it turned out I didn't get my gold, silver or bronze target and had to settle for a very small PB compared to what I had been training for. But I knew if I didn't try I'd always wonder and you spend so much time training for the marathon that sometimes you need to take a risk to see what you're actually capable of. You just need to decide if you're prepared to risk not achieving any of your targets!

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

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 13:42

Well done Nicole and Dan!

NickyBear - I can breathe out into the water but I have to breathe every stroke at the moment. I'm trying to work upto every 3! I only started swimming a 'proper' front crawl when I got injured last year and couldn't run. When I started I couldn't even do half a length with my face in the water and now I can swim a mile and more so I'm quite pleased with my progress so far! Still plenty to work on though.

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

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:36

NickyBear - I swim a bit, why?!

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

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 21:09

Hi Nicole. I've been busy on the P&D thread! The Paris weekend was great, the marathon not so much! It was a bit too warm and too congested which meant a lot of weaving. But the course was good - flat and plenty of sightseeing to be done on the way round. However, I was disappointed yet again with my inability to hold a decent pace for longer than half the distance and think I need to go back to the drawing board and try and improve my aerobic capacity. I will be trying to stick to shorter distances for a while which is going to be easier said than done. The marathon is hard to resist!

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