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manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 16:07

Good work Zonda!  Good to have you back

Big - My A goal is 3:18, B is 3:20, C is 3:30

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 14:14

I was reading the asics 3:30 (tim) post and reading the nutritional advice on there. Fruit juice seems a good option for loading carbs fast without the bloat of pasta. I was never sure whether I over or under ate during marathon training so 2 weeks ago I started tracking on myfitnesspal. Think its fair to say I underway most days which really surprises me as I'm well known amongst friends for being a human dustbin.

Pete - some great 800s there. Your slowest was equal to my fastest when I did them last week.

After a shocker of a week and every runfeeling hard I had a little word with myself to up my game. Low and behold my body responded nicely today with 35k (22m) in 2:59. A little over 8mm and a few seconds faster than my advised p&d target. Felt damn good though and even ran the last 1k at Mara pace.  It was also the first day of this training plan that I've had gels. One before the run and the other at around half way. Also stopped at a shop forms snickers and a powerade 

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 14:06

I have one pair of these which i got from Sketchers in new york.  Havent been able to find them over here but they are super comfy.  The only downside is they feel heavier than normal shorts.  I cant specifically think of whether i have worn them for long or short runs but i dont think ive ever worn them for a race.  No reason i wouldnt though.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 15:44

RRR - Ive only ever had a couple and both have asked me if i have any trouble spots and they spend a little longer on them.  Generally they are just a strong massage that really get deep into the muscles and release any knots and remove toxins/acid buildups.  I felt really sore the day after both of mine but once that initial soreness was gone my legs were feeling really fresh.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 10:31

Haha cheers Gary   As thats about a 2 minute walk from my house I think I might try there!   Fancy treating myself (if you can call a sports massage a treat!!) just to keep everything in order

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 08:51

JJ - Where do you go for your massage?  And what do they charge?

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 20:09

U sure about that Pete? Stretford is part of Trafford leisure and at the others you can just rock up for a swim/gym session.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 16:34

Afternoon all!  Ill echo previous posts in that there have been some brilliant runs this weekend not least Alans XC result!

I had seen the weather forecast for Sunday and combined with a planned trip to Sheffield I got out early for my step back LSR.  15 miles (23k) round Wythenshawe/Northerdon/Didsbury/Cheadle.  Felt rediculously good yesterday, heart rate was low, felt in the mood and came home with a 5:12 average pace which is right at the top end of my LSR range (5:09 is max according to the P&D plan).  I got home, jumped in the bath and then the heavens opened.  It felt good (sorry JJ!)

Skinny fetish fan - Are you a member of any nationwide gyms?  Good chance there is one around old trafford that you could use the showers.  The closest is the soon to be opening pure gym.  Failing that you could just pay to go into Stretford Leisure centre which is only a few hundred metres away from OT.  See this link.  Am not sure of the cheapest single entry but i know the adult swim session is £3.60 so you could just pay for one of them and use the showers and go.



manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 21:50

I've just turned 34 and looks like i'm certainly on the younger end of the group.  it is crazy how many older runners you see in marathons.  Endurance running really is one of those sports where the years of constant training pays huge dividends.  Only been running for 2 years myself and only really the last 18 months semi-seriously.  I'd really love to run a sub 3 marathon so hopefully plenty of years left in me yet to make that a reality.

Saint - nice even splits on your intervals!  and constantly getting quicker, nice work!

Alan - no racing for me this weekend.  I'm on a step back week so an 8 miler on Saturday followed by 14 miles on Sunday.

I know its a little early but are any of the manchester based group planning on going to the up&running 18 mile training run on Sunday 8th March?  Its fits in perfectly with the P&D plan so i may well go along.


manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 17:54

Ed - You can get the tram straight to old trafford now from the airport   No need to get across to Alty anymore.

Sounds like a tough week last week Alan!  Good luck to you and the others running the english and scottish XC champs this weekend!

I had my first injection of speed in months today.  5x800 at 5k pace.  Was aiming for 4:00-4:05/km and hit 3:56, 4:00, 4:06, 4:03 and 4:06.  Pretty happy with them, they were hard but it didnt kill me.  Another 2 sets would have done though!


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