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Posted: Yesterday at 15:08

Nayan, Great mara time!! Big congrats!!!

Tek, bad luck! As Chick said, give yourself plenty of recovery time. 

DrDan, not surprising you bonked given the efforts you've been putting in lately. Fingers crossed for you across the water. 

No running at the weekend for me but a 38 mile bike ride with Brian jnr. He kicked my a*se too.

70min run with 30mins in Z2 for me today - 7:41 pace for HRav 151 (82%).

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Posted: 17/10/2014 at 08:13

Morning all,

Ecce, I think maybe use 65% as a starter point. But in the phase you are in, it really doesn't matter. Infact it should give you a nice warm feeling with numbers that low

VT, and breeeeaaaaathe...... and what DrDan said.

Yesterday's run was a big step forward for me, and my foot rehab. Just over 8 miles in 67mins @ 73%, with 20mins @ 80.4% (7:28 pace). Plenty of work to do, but I have now put a marker down. Hoping to get a longish run in (~80mins) and a bike ride in this weekend. 


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Posted: 16/10/2014 at 07:55

VT, easy tiger. What will be will be. You have done all the hard work, and now it's payback time. Don't f*ck it up!

Ecce, that pace must be very easy for you if you didn't hit 70% for 30mins. I find the HR goes up pretty quickly on the treadie. Stay easy for ~4 weeks after the mara I always say.

I'm out for 60mins with 20mins in Zone2 today. Will be the first time out of Z1 (running) since 21st August. Itching!  


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Posted: 15/10/2014 at 15:23

Dan,  I managed to stay on

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Posted: 15/10/2014 at 07:07

Daveymck, what a very even pace and controlled effort!

Credit where it's due. Now onward and upward, 3:45 should be within your sights.

Spin class for me today....

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Posted: 14/10/2014 at 09:01

Morning all,

Shoes, Well done - great time! Shame that you were ill at the end.
VT, you are in perfect shape. In the words of a very wise man, don't be shit.
DrDan, I read PRF's blog yesterday and was suitably inspired.

Attempting another back-to-back today. Did 45mins yesterday, and everything feels fine. 60mins at lunch today, then hopefully can kick on to more of the same sequence.

Felt good yesterday after a 35mile bike ride Sunday which absolutely knackered me. I'm a real rookie on the bike and this was my 3rd time out. Rode about 17miles to the turn round point (Burnsall), ready for a rest came to a halt outside the village pub and promptly fell off!

Unclipped my right foot but leaned the bike to the left. It was sunny and there were quite a few people milling around outside the pub. Felt a bit of a numpty. Fortunately didn't hurt myself, well.... only my pride.

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Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:57

Andi, you do 5x2400m so that takes away the hit and miss. Plus you start out easy.

Just checking in. Back-to-back went ok last week (Ta VT) but have a tender foot after yesterdays 45min run, so feeling a little deflated! Doubles Tennis tonight with the wife. Should be a good laff.

Don't read anything into stats, or how you feel in the taper. As well as the mind playing tricks, tend to get a little excited too!! Taper madness rules ok remember..... 

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Posted: 01/10/2014 at 09:27

Congrats to Andi on a shiny new PB - good luck with the new regime.

DrDan, there is always going to be some slow-down at the end (unless you are elite!) so it's all about decreasing the slow-down to a minimum. I think the long progressive runs help with this, both physically and psychologically. Well done on a great effort! And all the best with the next one!!

VT, Hope you come out unscathed after the 10k.

Next big hurdle for me today. First consecutive run since my PF. 45mins yesterday felt ok, see how I cope with 60mins today.

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Posted: 24/09/2014 at 10:42

Dan, that's hard core. Hope it all goes to plan. I guess you will run at close to 80%?

Seems quite popular this running a mara as prep for another. I suppose it's an "easy" way of doing a mega long run - company and refreshments provided. Weather forecast looks ideal, cloudy 15' with a gentle 4mph Southerly breeze.

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Posted: 24/09/2014 at 08:23

Morning all,

Chick, how long have you been in Germany, and what do you do for work?

Bunnybeach, Good news on the back. I am still struggling to comprehend your conversion from 45min runs to 400m intervals - you must be seriously fast twitch!!!

VT, Sounds like your lurgy is on it's way out. Careful with the PT.

Andi, Fingers crossed that you recover from the bug in time. Hope it goes to plan on sunday.

Dan, good numbers on your 75% 10miler. Good luck for Sunday. Which marathon you doing?

I didn't run Saturday, got a call from the 3rd team to play cricket (last game of season). Went for a 90min bike ride with Brian jnr on Sunday. So did 40min run on Monday and it was incident free. Will try a 50min run today but very gentle (70%ish).


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