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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.

HADD Training Method

Posted: 08/12/2015 at 11:27

Long time since I've posted here!

I have strayed off Haad a little over the last couple of months while trying to improve my 5k times but apart from one interval session a week all my other runs have been done to HR. When I started using HR I struggled to run 10:30m/m pace and now my easy running pace is coming out at 9:50m/m(approx 72% maxHR). I am very happy with that so thank you to you guys for helping me out at the start!

I have a couple of 10k's coming up then I'll be doing more easy running and trying to get down to an easy running pace of 9:30m/m.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 20:58

McF - not sure how much you know about the course but if you don't already know the path at the start is reasonably wide but it gets very narrow very quickly so you should definitely position yourself near the front if you don't want to get boxed in. The route also doubles back on itself in places and overtaking can get a bit tricky. Obviously I'm looking at this from a much slower perspective than you will be racing at so you may not have so much difficulty at the front of the pack. There is also a lovely downhill stretch at the start so you may want to factor that in when deciding your pacing strategy! Sorry if you already know all this! 

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 15:16

McFlooze - no, not stalking! I live in Telford and am a member of the Club which puts on the 10k so it would seem churlish not to enter! It's just unfortunate that there is a cross country race the day before. The club enter 3 leagues and this one will be the last race of the North Staffordshire league.


Good luck for the 10k!

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 13:25

Forgot to say thanks McFlooze - I found the results!

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 13:23

Some good racing going on at the weekend.


Rest day for me today to start a fairly light week of training in preparation for the Telford 10k on Sunday. Oh, and another cross country race on Saturday!

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 22:49

Sorry McF - saw your post too late! There was a group of your teammates at the finish when I came through and you were almost certainly one of them but I wasn't sure which one! Well done on your run - where did you find the results? I had a good run and was actually first counter for my club but this was mainly due to our best runner falling at the start and having to pull out after the first lap! Bit windy wasn't it?! Are you planning to do the next 2 races in the league?

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