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P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 10:15

Morning all. Managed to run 4.25 miles this morning  - my longest run for 10 weeks! Talking about rejigging, I usually do my long run on a Saturday so I just used to swap Sat and Sun around. And I didn't bother with the Saturday races - far too knackered!


Andrews - you have to stay on here to make sure we STICK TO THE PLAN! And so you can tell us about your sheep rescuing exploits etc

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 20:31

Hello everybody! Stress fracture occurred at the start of September and I took the advised 6 weeks off with no running at all, and have been following Pfitzinger's guide 'back to running after a stress fracture' for the last 3 weeks. I'm now able to run continuously for a whole 3 miles! I have another 4 weeks of his plan then I've given myself 6 weeks of base training to try and get my mileage back up before starting the 12 week plan in January. This obviously leaves no room for anything to go wrong! My pre-injury target was sub-4hrs and this is still what I plan to train for but realistically I think I should be (but won't be!) happy if I get under 4:30 which would still be a PB.

Put me down for sub-4 at Paris please!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 21:40

Count me in! Hope to be ready to start the 12 week upto 55 mile schedule in January but still recovering from a foot stress fracture!! Not the best start!


P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 13:25

Well done to all those who have raced already and good luck to those still to go!

I have been following the P&D threads for the last 3 marathon cycles and was looking forward (?!) to following the 18 week upto 55 mile plan for Paris next year. Unfortunately I am recovering from a stress fracture in my foot and this week is my first week back running after 6 weeks off. I am now considering following the 12 week plan which will give me more time to build some kind of base. I have no idea whether this is a sensible plan of action....?!

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

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 21:29

Dan, I've been on the injury bench for nearly 6 weeks due to a stress fracture in my foot! Hope your niggle is something less serious. I'm hoping to start running again next week but it will be a slow process to get back to where I was before.  

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

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 11:39

Thanks for the advice Tim and PTD. I normally have a 1-2 mile warm up with a few strides thrown in. I'm going to go and have a practice run in the week and see how I go by slowing down the first mile by 10-20 seconds.

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

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 11:03

Just about managed to keep super speedy son in sight for most of the parkrun but no PB for me!  In fact me and the other half have a difference of opinion about how you should run our parkrun as it has a steepish downhill section from the start and then an overall downhill 1st mile, followed by 2 flattish miles. He thinks you should do a very fast first mile and then try to hang on but I think you should even out the effort over the 3 miles. I've tried his way and fail pretty much every time! What do you lot think? To give you an idea my splits today were 6:57, 7:44, 8:03. I think I would do better to aim for say a 7:10 first mile then 2 miles at 7:20 pace.

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

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 20:03

I'm planning on racing the parkrun tomorrow. Will probably be chasing my 8 year old son around who has a PB of 21:29! Mine is 22:37!

Good luck to anyone else racing this weekend.

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

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 12:41

 I didn't know there was such a thing as a 'ladies' press up.

Vicky, I think they're supposed to be easier because the chair is taking some of your body weight....! I started off doing about 5 but can now do 2 sets of 20 so they must work! That's taken approx. 6 weeks of doing them 2-3 times a week. Like you, I've been trying to change my running style but also improve my core strength and the press ups are just part of that. I'm definitely starting to feel stronger when I'm running but I'm not sure whether that's down to the exercises, the change in running style or all the hill work I've been doing - maybe a combination of all three?!

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

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 13:00

Nicole - not sure if you are keeping up with the thread while you're in Hawaii but thought you might like to know (and laugh at!) that I did my first ever 'proper' press up last night! Just one!  I've been working up to it for a while by doing 'half' press ups with my lower legs resting on a chair!

Now I just need to work on doing more than one!

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