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Posted: 26/03/2015 at 12:57

Its not a problem I have when actually running but being a veggie with a degree of IBS I often takes a while to actually get out of the house on a morning before long slow runs (almost has a different meaning in your case)....I dont know how to politely say this.....try to ensure you are as 'empty' as possible is the message!

In addition try Loperamide/Imodium, its over the counter, fairly innocuous and you can take it about an hour before your long run.

I did before my first marathon last year when nerves and prehydration had me stuck on the loo pre race.

Should I run other marathons as training runs?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 16:30

Thanks for the replies so far.

Joe I am sort of with you, I will be doing a 20/22 mile LSR both weekends anyway. If I did the marathons I wouldn’t taper, it’s just whether the 4+ hours of running means I then miss subsequent weeks of training....kind of what you are suggesting Monkey.

I note some marathon schedules include racing a half marathon - I tend to find its pace not distance that leads to niggles and therefore takes longer to recover from so I have avoided this so far. It would be interesting to hear how others manage this.

I did drop it down this weekend to add some speed in and did a park run followed by a faster shorter LSR on Sunday and really enjoyed both.

Cougie, last year I didn’t run any race in the first half of the year to focus on the Marathon. Being ahead of schedule this year means I face the prospect of 12 more weeks training without a proper race…I am either keen to add a bit more bling to my medal collection or just looking for a way to add some spice into months of monotonous training. The one I really want to do is Brathay/Windemere but that’s just a month before Liverpool. I could make that the target and hobble round Liverpool but I think it’s a slower course.

Should I run other marathons as training runs?

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 17:58

I havent posted here for ages but I have a question/dilema and would like some training advice.

Last year I achieved my No1 running goal in completing my first marathon and with a target time of sub 4 came in well under at 3.45. I can probablly run faster with injury free training, less weight, pushing harder but that was my goal for so long I do feel rather satisfied with that time at the moment.

I have targeted Liverpool again this year which is the middle of June and find myself well ahead of schedule, I plan 4 or 5, 20+ mile training runs in the next 9/10 weeks before taper. I am tempted to book into 2 other marathons, one the end of April the other mid May which would fit this schedule and run them as training runs so probablly 9.45 ish pace.

The pro's are - additional life experience, support during the long run and generally something different  - it would also then be a bit of a different goal - 3 marathons in 3 months.

The con's  - 2 very long slow runs of over 4 hours - will I recover? the temptation to run faster than planned, overall potential negative impact on  my main race performance.

I am not sure if concentrating on one race and possibly shaving maybe 5-10 mins from my marathon time motivates me that much so I wondered if others had done anything similar as training? If so does it have a major impact on performance (I don't want a Liverpool disaster). I supose I could always do the April Marathon and pull out of May if it has too much of a negative impact.

Any thoughts?

Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon anyone?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 16:22
Sorry but he wasn't. That might be the organisers fault. My predicted time was 4 hours and I was placed in coral 4. I was right at the front and I could see 4hr and 4.15 in the coral in front. It said on the flag for coral 4, 4hrs to 4.99.

Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon anyone?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 14:42
Needed to post and say I had a cracking day yesterday. The course was excellent and the finish section really well managed. The medal is top quality, I was able to try on a t shirt and get the right size. Plus lots of free packs of crisps and a free beer at the end helped the recovery. No problems personally with marshalling and the drinks, gels etc on route were plentiful although I agree another drinks station at about 23 was needed. The results are on line and lots of good photos too. I would certainly do another rock n roll event. There was perhaps a lack of on course entertainment but I never think that's of much use anyway. The only real issue I had was that the 4.00 and 4.15 pacers started from the 3 hour coral. With wave starts that meant they were way ahead of the 4 hour coral. I passed the 4.15 pacer at 1 mile. Never found the 4 hour one. This normally wouldn't be a problem but I forgot my watch. Ended up going out faster than planned...which in reality was a bonus because I finished in 3.45 when my goal was 4....this may explain my glowing review ????.

FFF Reunited

Posted: 08/03/2007 at 00:06
FFF reunited eh!
Well I guess I qualify.
Have not visited the forums for a very long time (even to lurk) but popped on yesterday to try and find a race to inspire me to get training again and couldn't resist having a look to see if the FFF thread was still going......and found this. Had to post and managed to remember my old login which still worked!
Nice to see some old names still about, had a look through some old threads and it brought back some good memories.
FFF was king of the late night chat....usually about everything other than running.
I made a conscious decision in the end to give up the forums as they were affecting my work. Have been really busy last few years but decided last week to stop bringing work home. So I may pop in again some time (and might not leave it three years between posts).
All the best to past and present FFFers.

BBB xxx

Great Guinnes Guzzlers

Posted: 01/06/2004 at 23:15

Its only just gone 11.00, guess bed time is earlier these days!

Will try again to actually make contact some time in the distant future, perhaps before lights out at the nursing home may be a good time!


take care old fffers

Great Guinnes Guzzlers

Posted: 01/06/2004 at 23:01
Hello strangers....

So many familiar piccies about tonight. Are the days of weekly piccie changes in the past or is this forum now just home to the old and the familiar? feels very like an old sofa, think I'll sit down and curl up for a while.

Benzy's Burping Burpday Bonanza

Posted: 07/05/2004 at 00:24
Anyway guys I am running again so that is promising! Just lots of work left to do but feeling chipper tonight...sleep tight



northern social

Posted: 07/05/2004 at 00:22
Ey up have been limited to sad lurking over the last 3 months because of work but I'm a North Easterner and I know what Wild WIll looks like (bloody ugly! hehehe) so if you plan a date I might make it....ish
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