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New York 2015

Posted: Today at 22:08

If you can afford it you can get an International place through 2:09 events or Sports Tours International. You will need to buy your accommodation and/or flights through them. Not cheap but does remove a lot of hassle. 


Run Retro - Leaving the tech at home

Posted: Today at 19:28
Chesham runner wrote (see)

I love my Garmin Forerunner 210. Its great for helping with my marathon training, especially on LSRs when the pace can easily creep up.  

Best not run through Tolpuddle then.

Team GB

Posted: Today at 17:32


PhilipMJones wrote (see)

So is Samir Jay from The Inbetweeners? He has certainly had a mature woman (in fact several at the same time).

I think there is also a bit of Neil in him

Then of course we have Will, who gets very uptight and frustrated with his peers at times. Any thread takers for that roll by any chance?

sub 3 training plans

Posted: Today at 15:57


RoadWarrior wrote (see)

The day before a 15 to 16 mile long run I run Park Run or in the afternoon do a 5 to 10 mile run. The accumulative fatigue makes the 15 to 16 mile run the next day hard.

This is loosely applying Hansons Advanced Marathon plan and injury proofing running by avoiding the risks associated with longer runs 18 to 22+ miles in duration.

Mid week I run 2 days. Allowing 3 days for rest/recovery/other fitness activities.

Disagree - that is not a loose application of Hanson's. It is not using  their philosophy, nor does it bear any relation to their plans other than a specific mileage you picked out for a Sunday run.

If I apply Hanson's approach to your schecdule, taking a guess at your mid weekruns, then your Long run would be approx 10 - 12 miles.

Accummulated fatigue is more about sustained, consistent training over weeks and months. It is as much a part of say a P&D plan , a Daniels' plan ,as a Hanson plan or your own concoction. It does not mean knackering yourself out the day before a long run. 


Best UK autumn marathon or half marathon

Posted: Today at 12:20

MK marathon is flat  with just a few minor bumps. It is more the twists and turns that slow you down. Last year was quite hot, and the year before a monsoon. Hopefully something in the middle for you this year.

Team GB

Posted: Today at 10:51

Lets try and draw a line under the seedier side of the thread.

literatin wrote (see)

You are not having fun Scott. Everyone else is having fun except you.

Dean!!! Wtf is 'clunge'? 

Lets say it is a charming word used by young gentlemen that was popularised, or even introduced by the TV show "The Inbetweeners". Please draw your own conclusions.


Looking for some quick help takes 2 seconds

Posted: Yesterday at 20:03

Lets give Goodspeed some credit for not inviting the community to read a blog. Very refreshing to see.  God speede ye on the quest for votes.


Also a tip, you need to allow a bit more time than 2 seconds. I attempted the 2 second challenge but failed due to a poor data connection. I could have managed 4 seconds. Darn it.

Best UK autumn marathon or half marathon

Posted: Yesterday at 15:37

Christine - one runners 'good' is another runners 'bad' . It will be difficult to replicate the atmosphere of London running round an industrial estate, but that is what we choose to do!

Abingdon is flat / fast / some support. Sold out, but generally easy to get a transfer later on.
Leicester is a mix or urban / rural,  flatish, reasonable support
Robin Hood has a bigger number of entrants, good support in parts and at the end. Can be a bit 'lonely' in the second half. Probably my favourite of the 3 (even after having a bad race) thatI have run in the Autumn.

I generally do Maidenhead Half Marathon - flat, fast, good support and my local.

If you let people know what floats your boat, e.g. hilly / flat, pacers, crowds, number of entrants etc you might get some better suggestions.



Progression runs vs LSR

Posted: Yesterday at 14:27

Hansons easy (slow) pace is 1 to 2 mins slower than MP. The majority of miles are easy, just like P&D, just like all Lydiard based plans. The writer was analysing quality sessions (vo2, threshold, marathon pace).

I think you are in danger of misinterpreting things again here e.g "slow miles at marathon pace" - definitely not the case. I think next step is to read the books!

Progression runs vs LSR

Posted: Yesterday at 12:45

Caballo - I would read the book rather than that 2005 article you linked to. Hansons and  P&D sandwich quality sessions with rest, recovery or easy sessions. Hansons play more with the pace on an easy day. There are some good comparisons kicking about if you are really interested in the detail. P&D and the  Hanson books are good reads even if you don't want the plans. A good comparison is this

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