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2014 Running Goals

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 12:43

Well done AG. I've been following your progress on the P&D threads and was really pleased that you finally achieved your target.


P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 11:30

I've been a long time lurker on this thread so thought it was about time to congratulate those that have already run and wish the rest of you good luck! Not running a marathon myself but plan on following P&D again (failed attempt last year) for a 2015 marathon. This thread has been a constant source of entertainment - I particularly enjoyed poogate(!) - but also very informative.

Although I wish all of you equal amounts of luck, I'm particularly rooting for Andrews who I think has been planning this marathon since 2011!! I think that excuses you for being slightly OCD about it!  And Ten, who I remember from a similar thread last year - really hope you get sub-4 this time round!

2014 Running Goals

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 15:44

Contrary to other peoples experience my shorter race times have always got slower when marathon training! So I decided to take a break from marathons this year and concentrate on getting quicker over shorter distances.

Targets for 2014

5k: sub 23:00 (currently 23:03!)

10k: 48:00 (currently 49:28)

Half: 1:52 (currently 1:54)

Next attempt at 10k PB is in May. Just started specific training schedule for this race and managed 6 mile repeats at target 10k pace with 3 mins recovery so pleased with that. 

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 21:39

15W - have you got a target time in mind for VLM? You seem to do very well compared to others who train 100+ miles a week. Why run more miles when you can run less and get similar results?!

I looked up Fiona J's entry in the Guiness Book of Records - was passing the stand in Asda! I still think running 2 marathons in 8 days is more impressive and getting a PB in the second one! Hope you are back running again soon Fiona.

As for P&D, I think the main thing is to believe that the benefits are worth the effort you'll be putting in. From someone at the slower end of the spectrum I'm sure I could have followed an 'easier' plan and achieved a sub 4:30 marathon time. I think I'm right in saying that the P&D book doesn't even give paces for anything longer than 4 hours so that should probably tell you something about the people it's really aimed at. Having said that it does give some really good explanations for why you do each type of training run which is of benefit to all marathon runners regardless of their speed!

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 22:39

Well done Tiny!

I can't imagine ever enjoying running a marathon as much as you seemed to!

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 20:55

Good luck Tiny! Really looking forward to hgearing how you get on.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 22:20

I've got some Kinvara's and I always feel a real fraud when I wear them! I imagine people looking at them thinking 'she must be fast!' and then I trundle along at a snail's pace! But they definitely make me feel like I can run faster!

On the subject of adapting P&D, I did a hybrid of the upto 55 miles and 55 to 70 mile plans. I did longer long runs off the back off a pretty solid base of regular 16 milers, and I did MLR's of 11 miles not the 9 mile GA's in the lower mileage plan. I still think the MLR's are the key to P&D success so I wouldn't be messing around with them!

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 22:39

Is that the ankle you hurt when you nearly fell in the river Lit?! I remember you saying something was sore but can't remember which bit!

All this talk of Spring marathons is very tempting...... but I'm going to be good! Don't want to put myself through another 4:30++++ marathon. I'm convinced that marathon training for the last 2 years has seriously slowed me down. I've only been doing shorter, speedier stuff for a few weeks and I'm getting faster already. Or maybe the marathon just doesn't suit me.

Anyway, I'm sure I will enjoy reading about all your training and using your experiences for if I ever marathon train again.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 13:24
Congratulations to all the Chester marathoners!Sorry to hear about your DNF HeOw.
It's been a little depressing reading all the reports while not being able to run it myself. But less miles and more speedwork seems to be working out and I can't say I've missed those long runs.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 10:06

Lit - read the report. At least when you DNF you do it in style! That sounds like a nightmare! Hope you feel OK today and the foot gets better soon.


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