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P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 20:04

Thanks for the advice regarding the MP and LT runs. I'm definitely going to do the 12 miles at MP as part of the 20 mile race and may just do a reduced version of the LT run as suggested by 15W. To be honest I'm feeling pretty knackered with various aches and pains. I think this week has probably been the hardest so far and it's not over yet! Then I looked at next week and that's going to be even tougher! I never thought I'd say I was glad to be only doing the 12 week schedule but I think my body would break doing the 18 week plan!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 12:37

First VO2 session this morning. I knew it was going to hurt having not done any 'short' speedwork since last August and it was pretty grim especially the 3 mile cool down which seemed to go on forever!

I need some advice regarding the last MP and LT sessions. Plan has me doing the 12@MP this weekend but I have a 20 mile 'race' the following weekend and thought it might be better to include the MP miles in this. Would this be OK? I also have a half marathon on 22nd March which I plan on racing so does this give me licence to ditch the 7@LT which is in the plan for next week or are they far enough apart that I still need to do the LT run as well? I'm also a little worried about pacing for the half and thought that the LT run may give me a confidence boost......or a confidence knock!

Feeling tired and achey too 15W - keep telling myself it's only just over 3 weeks until taper time!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 15:53

You've surprised me there Lit - I always imagined you as a very stretchy, flexible rubber band type thingy! No offence intended!

RW F7 – aiming for 3.15

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 10:57

Lit - I thought the LT runs in this plan were supposed to be at HMP....?! Please don't tell me I need to be doing them faster!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 10:50

Glad to hear Madbee and 15West are feeling better but bad luck Fergster - hope it clears off soon!

I did 11 miles this morning. Thought it would be very slow after yesterdays LT run and it didn't feel that great but having quickly looked at the stats, my overall pace was quicker than the same run last week and my HR was the same so all in all it turned out OK. Got a grumbly right quad now though! Ggrrr!  

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 20:38

Happy Birthday LFR!

My 5 mile cycle to and from work looks pretty chaff-like too! And no doubles here either!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 10:26

Lit - thanks! I think wind is my least favourite type of weather! 80+ miles cycling a week is seriously impressive! That's got to have some impact on your running - even it just makes you knackered!

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

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 10:18

Rich - sit on a tennis ball!

Nicole - glad you know what the cause of your problems are but I have to agree with Dan on changing plans. I'd even go as far as to say you should seriously consider binning Manchester. You're unlikey to do yourself justice and if you get into New York, I would have thought that is the one you'd like to be fully fit for. My advice would be to take some proper time off and get yourself completely fixed before training for another marathon. But that's just my opinion!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 10:04

15W - I'm not surprised you don't care for the 4 mile runs. The speed you run at it would hardly be worth getting changed for! We have had flu going through our house but seem to be over the worst and I got away with just a cold. Seems the flu jab may have worked for me!

Marrows - baking at 10.30pm?!

Lit - a 20 mile commute is hard core! How often do you that? And do you think the cycling helps your running?

10 miles with 5@LT this morning. Aiming for 8:22m/m and splits came out 8:18, 8:17, 8:18, 8:18 and 8:12. Am I right in thinking the plan now jumps from 5@LT to 7@LT?

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 10:59

Wenty - sorry to hear your hatred of running seems to be getting worse! I know you don't really like 10k's/halves either but at least if you concentrated on these you wouldn't have to run so many miles but you'd still be getting the health benefits.

Nice racing Stewart.

At home today with fluey (is that a word?!) child! I seem to have got away with just a cold - fingers and legs crossed!

The plan has me down for a recovery run tomorrow, followed by 10 incl 5@LT on Wednesday, followed by an 11m MLR on Thursday. Why is the recovery run not in the middle? Is it because they want me to run the MLR on tired legs from the LT run the day before?


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