Angela I

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RW Forum 5 - sub 4.30

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 20:00

good call rachel!

Nicole, I;ve never been one for tattoos and would never get one myself, but a friend of mine and her hubby got tatoos on tuesday after both having completed london marathon.  they inspire me so much.  They are not the fastest of runners, but they run every race together, pretty much holding hands across the finish.  The last time they did the marathon, he really encouraged her around.  This time, it was him that had the difficulty with his knee in the later miles, and it was she that got him thru.  The tatoos they got were lovely, and hers is on her wrist and she had the 2 years she's done london marathon with the option to add more years if she does it again...

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:05

 but you have to tell everyone on here who isn't on twitter how awesome Rachel is...!!!

Soooo jealous of your trip to Boston!  RUNger has subsided, now its time for operation 6-pack for the wedding/honeymoon, so I will be training the complete opposite of marathon training... not working out for more than 30 minss, lots of circuits and tabata type stuff  


My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 15:09

Hmmph Superman!!! What about rachel and I??? But especially Rachel, who totally smashed her first marathon!! 

RW Forum 5 - sub 4.30

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 11:11

Hello all,,, quick post... Marathon fitness takes years to build up, and it also takes weeks to recover from your race paced marathon you did on Sunday.  Rachel, Mk is too soon unless you are prepared to take it significantly slower than Sunday.

nicole.  Manchester was perfect.  After the first couple of miles, really nowhere near as congested as London.  I think Paris is worse.  No idea about Edinburgh.  It's good to look for marathons that aren't the big city races as these are more full of people who didn't put in the training, therefore you have to face things like people stoppoing to walk in mile 1!

pipski, I saw those t-shirts and wanted to buy one but thought it might be bad luck as I don't have any children yet.

i will try to stick around on here as much as  I can the next few weeks for those doing MK ans Edinburgh, if u have any questions, but I do have my wedding very soon, so as you can imagine, am a bit consumed with getting that sorted x

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 11:03

''wel Jel' of chick and superman doing Boston.  Have a blasty blast!

i still think I have a way to go before I can handle as high mileafe as some of you folk do, or indeed speedwork and tempo in same week.  I have been doing more MP work in my long runs, so perhaps that made it ok.

and yes, sober... Am at work today... Until2:30, then I guess the pub

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 11:00

My post marathon plan is to get married,... Then when I'm back from honeymoon I'm running another marathon... Stour Valley- instead of a medal, the memento is a horse shoe

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 16:47

I haven't written a race report... I've been too busy doing a pub crawl.  I agree with DS2 that RW training plans are excellent, however, as a relatively new runner, I still think they are a bit heavy on speed work - I still find the combination of a tempo + shorter reps session each mid-week a bit much to take on with increasing mileage,  but my body tells me when to go for it, and when to hold back a bit.

That said, there is a lot to be said for quality.  When I met ds2 at the expo, I had previously told him that for manchester, I only did 2 20 milers in training, and he mentioned his fastest marathon was also run off only 2 20s.  P&D, gets you doinng so much mileage, that I wonder whether you have time to adapt- the adaptations are made when you rest, or do easy runs.  That said, it clearly prepared you brilliantly for your first marathon

RW Forum 5 - sub 4.30

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 08:36

Emjay, ur gonna have to make ur decision about entering the London ballot far sooner- it opens on Tuesday... And usually fills up in a matter of hours- 

in terms of recommendations- Manchester is great if ur aiming for a time- it's flat and the roads are pretty wide, so nothing like the congestioN in London.  However, there are loads more marathons, and whilst getting more familiar with the distance there is no harm in exploring - are there any places in the world you've been dying to go to? Is there A marathon there?

+5.5 +ve split really is amazing Rachel!! Shows you picked exactly the right pace to start with - keeping it nice and controlled for the first part of the race!! My first marathon was 4:38 and i think my +ve split was around 30 minutes!! You've started this marathon thing with a lot of it already mastered and I'm sure you will go on to totally nail it once you've got a few more running miles under your belt.  Well done again!

thanks Meldy for setting up and ur kind comments

we of course all must stick around until everyone has done their spring marathons... MK and edinburgh... Anyone else doing any others? 

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:46

How did u do mr p? Did u already say?? 

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