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manchester marathon 2015

Posted: Today at 14:31

AK - Many thanks for the ballot date, i will certainly give it a go.  Been to NY 3 times and really enjoy the city and when i was there in summer i was doing a run round central park and it happened to be a training run for the NY mara ran by NYRR.  So i ended up doing a lap with a load of people who were on a 20 mile training run.  Was great fun (i only did 10k though - i was on holiday after all ).

Rich - No racing for me, a recovery parkrun then a 19k LSR on Sunday.

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Posted: Yesterday at 13:51

AK - Yep looks like our times are very similar indeed.  How did you find New York?  Was always on my bucket list long before i even started out as a runner.  Sports Tours international just released their tickets for next year and i was having a quick nosey at the packages.  Did you do yours through an operator or book it all seperately?

Sean - be careful pushing it.  I was in a similar place at the start of last years plan with a chesty cold but as it was my first marathon i was a stickler for ticking off the runs each day.  As i was feeling rough I just tried to cover the distance for the first couple of weeks and ignored the lactate and mara pace runs.  I ended up with a full blown chest infection and fever, spent 2 weeks doing no running whilst trying to get better.

John

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Posted: Yesterday at 10:46

Ah, my times a slightly faster than yours (43.09 and 1:35:20) but only my a touch.  I aimed for 3:30 last year at Manchester.  Stayed with the 3:30 pacer until mile 21 then dropped off for a couple of miles before pulling myself together for a last push.  Came in 3:32:36 which i was still delighted with.

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Posted: Yesterday at 10:20

Ian - Your training paces on the whole seem faster than mine, i always thought you would be ahead of me in the field.  Whats your 10k and half times?

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Posted: Yesterday at 09:15

ps, I'd like to say the 3:18 is a biblical reference to "John 3:18" but its merely my macmillan race prediction based on my half times

John

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Posted: 17/12/2014 at 22:02

I can't remember what Saturday is, definitely a short slow one, maybe 6 or 8k easy. Then 19 on Sunday.

Take it easy with the knee. Long way to go yet so no panic. 

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Posted: 17/12/2014 at 18:48

how u gettimg on Pete? didnt u have an injury last time u checked in?

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Posted: 17/12/2014 at 15:18

Welcome Sean!  You have a similar target to me, provisionally set at 3:18 but may move a little through training.  Did Manchester in 3:32 last year so hoping at a minimum to break that 3:30 barrier.

First P&D run today was a 13k run with 6 at lactate.  I think brutal was the only way to describe it.  was 10s/km off my goal lactate pace based on my 3:18 goal but as Ive just come back from holiday and its my first speedwork in a little over 2 months I'm just glad to get a tick in the box.  I hope it gets easier

John

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Posted: 16/12/2014 at 12:22

Having to cancel my first day of P&D.  My shins flared up a little on the run yesterday and they are still painful today.  I'm putting it down to 2 weeks in flip flops and running on the treadmill and running on the roads has just given them a shock.  So annoying but at least tomorrow was a rest day anyway so i can just switch them round.

John

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Posted: 15/12/2014 at 14:49

Alan - It wasn't booked with marathon training in mind, although it fell almost perfectly!  I'm a little off the pace though, a 7k run to work this morning felt like hard work and the first run of P&D tomorrow is a lactate session!!  Think i might be toning that one down a little   Talk about starting off with a toughie!!

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