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P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 12:10

nice mileage Andrews

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 09:07

Did an "easy" 13.1 miles home from work last night. Legs feel ok today, bit sniffly though.

I've had a garmin forerunner 410 since summer 2011, no complaints, except about six months ago the blue backlight stopped working. Can't figure out how to fix it. Makes it a bit hard to see when running at night, but apart from that, it's ok. Battery can be a bit temperamental (purports to be still fully charged several days after being plugged in, then dies).

2014 Running Goals

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 16:16

Finally managed a parkrun PB at the weekend, 21:53, knocking just over a minute off my time from a year ago. Decided that my pacing was wrong, so instead of going out steadily and trying to run fast but "in control", I raced off hard, and tried to hang on. Flagged in the second half, but still enough to get my first sub 22, which I was delighted with.

I'll be starting the long road to Manchester marathon next week, following an 18week Pfitzsinger and Douglas plan, so I guess won't be running particularly fast for a while, but hopefully I can have a crack at a 10k and a HM in the lead up, and bag a couple of new PBs too

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 12:04

Nice work FG.

Welcome Shane.

Well done Northender. Is that an all time parkrun PB, or just the fastest time when it's been sub-zero? I love all the different types of PB that runners can have

I managed to knock a minute off my PB at parkrun on saturday, with a 21:53, which I was pretty pleased with. After 3 recent parkruns, the closest being 10s slower than my PB from over a year ago, I was beginning to think i'd peaked.

It occured to me that I was probably being too conservative for the 5k, pacing it like I would a marathon, only at a faster pace, i.e. trying to be "in control" all the way round, and keep something in the tank, so I can finish fast. This time i ran without a watch and went out hard (for me) and tried to hang on.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 17:05

LFR, in my (limited) experience, properly waterproof means it also gets pretty hot and stick inside. Maybe a really fancy jacket can both "breathe" and yet stop rain coming in, but i've not found one that does that

When it's really cold I do wear sleeves, and a light running jacket to keep the wind off. but if it's bucketing down, i'll get wet. If it's both wet AND windy, well, that just sucks

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 16:31

Paces will certainly improve as you go through the plan. If they're not, you should ask yourself why you're bothering for 18 weeks. I expect there's a plateau, and that there are diminishing returns when you've been running for a few years, but still.

for example, at the start of the 18week 55mpw plan there's a tempo run, and when I did this run last year I remember being very disappointed, because i really struggled with that run, being the first "hard effort" i'd done in months til that point. I was at least 10% off hitting my tempo pace, as calculated by the various websites, and worried i'd never get faster. Come April I knocked 26mins off my marathon PB.

 

Starting again from the beginning!

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 10:14

Cheers MS

And well done B2B on your parkrun PB, despite the equipment failure.

I've been doing a bit more plodding, including a 13mile jog home last night, making 21 for Dec and 1128 for the year so far.

Legs a bit stiff today.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 09:48

13.5 miles home last night. last 5 miles I met a mate and jogged with him, which made those last few miles a bit more painless.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 12:16

i'm planning to get in a couple of 10ks (hopefully PBs) and a half marathon at some point too. Even though P&D doesn't schedule a HM, I'm a maverick, so i'll take some liberties with one of the shorter long runs.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 14:52

I've been trying to get my missus into running for a while, but it's not really her thing.

Plus she's preggo now with our firstborn, so no running for her for quite a while. Hopefully i'll have more luck indoctrinating the munchkin into running

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