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Posted: 26/11/2014 at 08:48

yeah, did my normal 8-6 shift then had an out of hours database migration which took until 3:30 in the morning.  I'd have slept in if it wasn't for the need to get to Conwy to enjoy the weekend we had booked down there and also the dog had to be in kennels before 11.  I had lots of coffee on Saturday to get me through

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 20:11

Evening All,

Some good running by the looks of it this weekend!  The Strava group is growing nicely too!  I see Strava partnered with parkrun today so you can follow local runners and link to them from the parkrun results.

Conwy was a really nice race, i ran it fairly easy due to slightly more than planned alcohol on Saturday night and a 20hr day at work on Friday meaning i lost a nights sleep.  Not exactly ideal half marathon prep   The race itself was great though, and im sure ill be back there in the future.  The views from the Orme looking back over the estuary to the castle with the sun shining and the RAF helicopter out was fantastic.

John

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Posted: 21/11/2014 at 15:55

Ian - That makes sense   I found the P&D pretty unforgiving if you tried to play catchup.  There were a couple of weekends when i was at weddings etc and i did my long run on the Monday which should be a rest day and i always struggled doing the runs for the rest of the week.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 15:08

Ian - Is that in the 55-70mpw plan?  I don't remember any back to back hard days in the up to 55 plan at all.  There were normally only 2 hard days (LSR and 1 speedwork day) and they were never back to back.  For my half in October i followed a 12 week Bupa advanced half plan and that had 3 back to back hard days some weeks which was brutal and i normally ended up taking the middle day (wednesday) as an easy run instead of a steady (mara pace) run.  The tuesday was normally mile repeats and the thursday either lactate threshold or hills.  That plan was too much for me.

John

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Posted: 21/11/2014 at 09:35

big - I'm on holiday for 2 weeks of December so that challenge is no good for me unfortunately.   Last year though i did the Jantastic challenge which was brilliant motivation in sticking with the P&D plan.  It also lasts from 1st Jan to 31st March so covers most of the marathon plan length. The marathon talk guys are running it again this (2015) year so ill be doing that again.

John

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Posted: 21/11/2014 at 09:25

Ok ive joined the Strava group (and Strava itself ).  My totals are really poor last last couple of weeks with this annoying bug i seem to be struggling with.  Tapiriik syncs my Garmin activities to Strava so it should be quite light touch.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 16:43

Coop - 4 miles running and 10 on the bike i would probably go at 10k (running) effort.  Seems logical and would probably take around the same time.

I'm no Strava user either, Garmin and Fetch for me.  I think i do have a Strava account setup somewhere but never used it.

Ill be following the P&D up to 55 miles/wk plan again.  As i mentioned earlier in the thread this year im stepping down from 6 to 5 runs whereas last year i stepped up from 4 to 5 and only just hung on

For anyone wanting an excel calendar for P&D up to 55 in kms feel free to have a copy of mine from here

John

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Posted: 18/11/2014 at 11:03

Alan - I don't really have a target but assuming i feel better and legs feel ok i will probably run around 1:45.  Enough to make it a good run out but nothing too taxing (PB 1:35 so have quite a bit in the tank to run 1:45 quite steadily).  It was just an excuse for a weekend away and the climb up the Great Orme and a nice seaside run should be fun

John

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Posted: 17/11/2014 at 21:03

Evening All,

Alan B - Welcome to Manchester

Kirsty - Sorry to hear about the house   I hope things turn out for the best whatever that may be! Enjoy Paris you lucky thing!

Big - Congrats with the young one!  Great result.

Ive not been on here for a few days, Ive been ill (again!!) with something which has been really frustrating.  I'd been out on my LSR last Sunday and just felt rotten, i stopped about 4 or 5 times which is really unlike me and i just felt wiped out.  Spent the rest of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with a cracking headache and felt really weak.  Fever in the evenings which has meant not sleeping well.  So, again running took a back seat, kept trying to push it with small runs on Tuesday and Wednesday but as soon as i started running i felt drained and my HR went through the roof.  Today is the first day i have felt ok so went out for a 7.5k at lunch at about 10s/km slower than my usual easy pace and my HR was good.  Hopefully on the road to normality  

I have a half this weekend at Conwy, so i better be ready for that!  I'm not planning on racing it anyway, just an excuse for a weekend away and fitting in my LSR at the same time

John

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Posted: 08/11/2014 at 15:29

Rest up for a bit Pete, no point damaging yourself a month before marathon prep starts!

I just had a gentle parkrun at Wythenshawe this morning, another good little turnout too considering the amount of rain yesterday.

John

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