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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 16:55

SK, Shades....thank you, felt so much better after reading your lovely encouraging words.  I've done Bath for the last 5 or 6 years, but I think it's time to seek out a different one next Spring, I really didn't enjoy it yesterday, it felt so overcrowded.

Looks like you've a great holiday booked there Shades, and a fab marathon too!

SK Hope you can sort the niggly foot in time for the F20.

Severn Bridge Half Marathon 2015

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 20:18
Thanks tf

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 19:57
Wow Mowzer another fab marathon...don't know how you do them so close together, the fudge obviously helped!

Big g you were brave getting a McDonald's!

S32 hope you're catching up on some quality sleep...looking after 80 youngsters sounds exhausting!

Shades how's the holiday research going? I've done Prague Vienna Budapest as an organised trip - loved the cities - did early morning runs along the river most mornings, it was beautiful. It was full on organised tho, so might be worth a phone call to explore marathon options.

Well - did Bath Half today, and sadly made a hash of it. It was sooo congested this year.....jostling for most of the route. Settled into 9mm as best I could and then blew up at mile 7 - MILE 7 for goodness sake! Never done that before! So, rest of route was just trying to hang on, even stopped at water stations, and finished in 2:09. At least I know where my fitness levels are at the moment!
Think lessons to learn are a) 20m long run week before needs more recovery time, b) need to set off more conservatively c) need to stop living in la la land and be more realistic about what I can actually manage!!!

Severn Bridge Half Marathon 2015

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 18:44
That's a shame you got a delayed start Heather.....must have been really unsettling.
But the whole race was congested...never opened out, and really hard to maintain even pacing. I was hoping to get a PB - well, big mistake!! Blew up at mile 7... MILE 7!!! Never done that before, it was a killer, and ended up 2:09 instead of the hoped for sub2 - at least I know exactly where my fitness level is up to, not!

Bath Half marathon

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 17:11
So...anyone risking shorts tomorrow???

Severn Bridge Half Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 12:46
And you Heather!
Am planning on tucking in behind very wide fancy dress person - maybe the rhino?!!

Severn Bridge Half Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 11:57
Well done on the run tf - nice 'n steady will help build the stamina.

Heather, I'm doing bath too - not looking forward to the strong winds/ gales!!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 16:08
Mamafox, take care on your muddy trails - good job it was a soft landing and just the dogs that saw you!
Mowzer, loved your race report, and how fab to be in same event as Steve Way, he's such a talent.
SK I did Worcester 10k last year with 'Paula' - got several photos OF her, but sadly not WITH her!
Big g, hope you dad is recovering well, that's quite a major op to go thru, but should give a great improvement.

Thank you all for your confidence boosting suggestion that it's best to take the risk and go flat out for sub2 - do you realise how old my legs are??!!
Shades I've put my 5m time into various race predictors - (looking for the best one!) sadly I can only come up with 2:03, so bit of a gamble. Am also keeping an eye on the increasing wind speed...currently on 26!

Hitting the road

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 21:03
Sorry to hear about redundancy, but great that you're getting refocused on the running. Reckon you'll be able to do a half by August if you're committed and consistent over the next few months.
Try googling Hal Higdon half marathon training plans - novice one looks good, but drop the odd run each week if you feel it's overload....all plans are flexible - listen to your body, make it fit you - good luck!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 20:43
Iain that's great news on the running....patience is paying off, well done!
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