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Sub 3h15

Posted: Yesterday at 18:00

make that legs also - very creaky and stiff - but 14 slow d&d & in the log . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: Yesterday at 12:44

Gul -  - from marathon Runners Diary -
"The Mablethorpe Marathon is run alongside the Mablethorpe Half Marathon. Both are low-key races with a limit of 500 runners each"

Last year the half had 392 finishers, the marathon 222; based on those figures I don't see a problem with entry (although you are correct - MM site offers no indication of entries to date). Closing date is the week before (26th Sept, I believe).

Fine effort this morn - I have yet to venture out - y'day a "rest" day - spent driving hire van, loading/unloading furniture etc as son moved back here to begin new job.
Back, shoulders, arms DOMS aplenty ! 


Sub 3h15

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 15:49

SJ - Outlaw set to record - 2:45 am tomorrow (C4)
Gerard - same approach as Manchester - plan & train, see how the legs cope, then enter a month or so before - Mable won't sell out, I'm sure, but I'll enter soon, in any case.
marrows - 20 hours is commendable support ! Impressive double & further 15 today .

9 with my daughter today, inc a few tempo segments

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:40

marrows - to do as well as I can within the parameters of the training I can do on well-used legs !  I seem to have found the level I can sustain over a given period now (after an injury ravaged 6-8 months in 2012, which included a DNF at Boston) . Built back and got 3:32 at Manchester, so an improvement on that would be good. My modus operandi now is to train as much as I can sensibly do, and accept the results this brings, even though I'm not only slower in absolute terms (naturally), my age-grading is also a fair bit less than when I was at my "best" . But I still want to be running next year, in 5 years time etc etc. so try to balance caution with exertion !

btw, how long were you in the boat out in the Channel? and apart from looking after your swimmer, what did you need in the way of sustenance out there? 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 10:41

Good week there VTr. Last 12 weeks I've managed 4 x 20's, 1 x 20.5, 2 x 21, 1 x 22.5
I intend a couple more.  Prior to Manchester mara in April I recorded 7 long (20 +) runs.

10 very wet ones this morn - again heading out after Gul had completed and posted !
Gul - does the last minute call to take the service cause any stress, or do you have ideas at the ready, so to speak, for such occasions? 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 15:47

Fishy - Mablethorpe, although I haven't actually entered yet  . . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 14:34

Good effort, Gul - 20 here also, but as my usual Saturday companions were all unavailable, I treated myself to a lie-in, so didn't head out until after you posted  . . . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 13:19

quick read back reveals nice late session by VTr - no shouts of "great jahhhb", then ?  
congrats to the "A" level achievers, top racing & cycling marrows, Lit (cake sounds good) 
satisfying outing for Gerard, and hopefully Leslie on the upward trajectory  . . .
welcome back, Gul, and narrow escape, Poacher    

intended 21 today with 2 laps of 10.5, but my pal and I were quicker than forecast on lap 1, so added 1.5 whilst waiting for our lap 2 companions to arrive; hence 22.5 for the diary. Pleased with that, as my weekly 12 mile  "combo" session with park 800's and longer road efforts was on Thurs rather than Wed this week.


Sub 3h15

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 19:55

meant to add - tough luck, Leslie  . . . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 19:54

Great work Jools, OO

Nice imbibing, Gerard  . . . . .

Odd running week here - 14 Tues, 9 inc 5 x 1K wed, nowt thurs, Fri ( feeling below par), decided on parkrun as I lay abed at 08:20 today, so up, wash, kit on, mug of tea - 1 mile jog to start;  22:05 for a 72% wava straw clutch, but bit quicker than I was before Manchester, so, as my philosophy now is try hard and accept what I get, then that'll do. Added a bit on for 7 in total .

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