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P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 11:51

Now some of you have started to talk about racing shorter distances, it may be time for me to step back into the room!

While you lot have been training for marathons (well done everyone by the way - some very impressive times!) I have been working my way through a succession of the P&L training plans and I can tell you that they definitely seem to work! Currently in the middle of a 10k plan for a race on 19th June. Looking for a tiny PB of 30-40 seconds - or maybe that's a big PB when you're talking about a 10k..or maybe it depends on how slow your PB is to start with?!

Good luck to anyone racing this weekend.

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

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 13:19

I think you should take me off the table!

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 14:12

I can't believe I don't post for months and then when I do it ends up at the top of a new page!

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 14:10

Lit - much as I dislike people offering untrained medical opinions based on personal experience I am about to do the same! My iron levels refused to increase to 'proper' levels following a course of iron tablets and my doctor mentioned the possibility of coeliac disease. At first I was very sceptical as I didn't think I had any of the symptoms but when I actually sat and thought about it I realised that it was a possibility and it turned out to be right. May be worth looking into just so you can cross it off the list?

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

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 10:21

Hi everyone. Thought about this thread yesterday and realised that I hadn't been getting any notifications so came on here to see if Nicole had finally managed to acheive her original targets - and you have! Congratulations!

I have just finished a long but enjoyable cross country season and decided to run our local half marathon a couple of weeks ago off the back of my normal training. Was chuffed to bits to get 1:41:16 - an 11 minute PB! So this coupled with the sub 45 minute 10k from December means I should no longer be on this thread!

Good luck at Manchester Bob, and for Boston, Nicole and hope you get that sub-4 Tim. And I hope everyone else achieves their goals for the coming months!

Quad pain

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 12:12

Try using a foam roller. I had quads that felt like pieces of solid rock when marathon training last year but a couple of days of rollering loosened them off perfectly.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 11:22

Some fantastic PB's over the weekend. Well done everybody!

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 15:26

Have had the best weekend of racing - ever! 30th in the cross country yesterday - my best position in the four league races and managed to beat a rival club lady who I'd been getting closer and closer to over the series!

Today's 10k didn't have the best of starts when half a mile into my warm up (I was running the 2.5 miles from my house to the race) I realised I had forgotten to attach my chip to my shoe! I had to turn back, pick up the chip and then jump into the car and hope I could find a parking space and get to the start in time! Made it! And got a shiny new PB for my troubles! A huge 4 minute PB! I feel on top of the world!!

Congratulations to McFlooze too who I met at the finish!

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 20:53

Sorry to hear that Tom. I had to use the 12 week plan for Paris last year after suffering a stress fracture. Easier said than done but you just need to be patient. I did lots of swimming to try and compensate. Stopped me from going completely mad!

McF -  I have great respect for your buggy running. I pushed my youngest daughter around parkrun for nearly 2 years and that was hard enough at times. She was made to run/walk once she had her 5th birthday as it didn't seem right to be pushing her around at that age! Plus she was getting heavy!

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 13:14

I certainly regretted my decision to go back to wearing shorts and a t-shirt (rather than long trousers and long sleeved top) when I ran this morning! Brrrrrr! My hands were so cold when I got home I had to step out of my HR monitor as I couldn't undo the claspy thing!

6 miles with 1200m @ 10k RP. Hit the right pace but not sure what this really tells me as regards being able to string 6.2 miles together at that pace on Sunday!

I didn't like the MLR's - probably because they took me so long that I had to get up too early to get them done.

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