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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 09:33

Shades, pod appointment is 19th May.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 22:27
Shades, what a great report. Thanks for taking the time to write it.

I think I'm pretty much ready to try a run soon. I have picked up a cold and want to get rid of that but I'm hoping to try a run tomorrow or Thursday.

Presuming the injury stays away, I was thinking of just doing 4-6 easy miles every other day for a week or so, and then slowly build up from there and reintroduce some speed work later. How does that sound? Obviously if the injury comes back I'll stop again....

Best UK autumn marathon or half marathon

Posted: Yesterday at 15:49

For a good list have a look at the 100 Marathon Club site for a list of marathons.


London marathon - is it possible to cheat ?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:35

Chris, there were 5 or 6 names I believe including what seemed to be a club member of a well respected club.

I'm not sure why the original thread got cazzed, although was wondering if it might.  Personally, I can see why the Brighton one got removed as it mentioned the name of the person in the thread title and the thread was very high up in the rankings when Googling her unusual name.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 11:21

Khani - I put down 3:14:59....

Regarding that fast 50 year old, there is a chap in my club who is in the V50 category (I think he is 52, but could be wrong on that) who broke the club record for that category with 2:54 at London.  I spoke to him a few months ago and I don't think he's been running all that long but he is quite slim/wiry.  His nickname is "Skippy" as he used to be a boxer  I distinctly remember a training session around Xmas 2012 and he was absolutely flying.  It was made more obvious as it was a lamppost shuttle session where he was always in eyesight, but obviously always way ahead of me or lapping me!  Seeing those faster guys plough through those sessions is always a real eyeopener for me.

He is also one of the club coaches.  Another session I remember was a hill-repeat session that he was leading.  He was stood at the top of the hill with his arms crossed, giving everyone what could loosely be termed "gentle encouragement"  

Emmy - we're going in May half term (my wife's a teacher).  I love it over there and think I could live there if I didn't have to work, and could actually afford a place!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 08:48
mamafox wrote (see)

Big G - Go to Bruges. Now. Before it is too late. Children and interesting city breaks do not go together (Said with feeling)


By the way mamafox, I took your advice and have booked the trip

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 08:43

Congrats on that award Shades.  So how many marathons was that then, and did you set out to try and win/place for that award?

I've entered the VLM ballot again....  I've been a bit, urmmm, "creative" with my predicted finish time to see if that makes any difference whatsoever with the outcome of the ballot.

I am hoping to still be at North Dorset, but as a spectator

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 06:24
Khani - again pinched from another thread but that chap who cheated at VLM? Well, he's made the front page of today's edition of The Sun with a headline of 'Con your marks'.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 17:25

Khani - just found out via another thread that Steve Way is a fairly regular poster on these forums (posts as Marigold).

Mamafox - we'll definitely be going somewhere and I hope it is Bruges.  I'm trying to bribe Mrs Big_G by telling we'll get an upgrade on the Eurostar so she'll have plenty of room

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 12:08
Keith - I'll see you there. I'm down to be marking people off as they pass the marathon point.
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