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manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 13:40
  • AlanB:              PB - 3:09:45  Target - 2:42:00 (ish)
  • AnimalMagic:    PB - 3:32:36  Target - 3:20:00
  • CarterUSM:       PB - 3:36:41  Target - 3:25:00
  • AliBali123:        PB - 3:59:29  Target - 3:59:59
  • Sorequads:       PB - 3:05:59  Target - 2:59:xx
  • SeanFitz:          PB - 3:39:30  Target - 3:19:00 
  • Iansi:                PB - 3:39:18  Target - 3:29:59
  • McCarthyC:      PB - 4:13:26  Target - 2:59:59
  • John Jenks8:    PB - N/A       Target - 4:44:59
  • CeejayD:          PB - N/A       Target - 5:00:00 ish
  • Runningtap:      PB - 4:11:45  Target  - 3:30:00
  • Sally Boulton 2 PB - N/A        Target - 4:29:59  
  • RRR                 PB - 4:14:16   Target - 3:59:59
  • runaround         PB - 2:53::32 Target - 2:59:59
  • Legend777        PB - 4:31::54  Target - 4:14:59
  • Gary Wolst.      PB - 2:58:27   Target - 2:50
  • Peter Holt         PB - 3:44:19   Target - 3.34.59
  • Stan                 PB - 3:03:34   Target - 2:59:59 
  • EdO2015          PB - 3:24.48    Target - 3:15:00
  • Bigeater           PB- 4.35.29.  Target: 3.44.59
  • JustCoopGoing PB: 4:15      Target: 3:59:00
  • Northender        PB 3:45:xx  Target 3:39
  • Runlawrencerun PB is 3:40:20 target is 3:29:30
  • WHJ                 PB is 3:15:37 and sub 3:15
  • CazSoul            PB - 4:20:27   Target - 4:15:00

22miles on Saturday in what can only be described as stamina building weather.  Why is it the wind dies down when you're on the return leg of your route?

Have booked a sports massage for tomorrow night, as much as I know it is going to hurt I also know my legs seriously need hamstrings and calves were screaming at me at the weekend.

Bring on the taper 

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:46

I've tried doing that run the 1st part slower than the 2nd and I can't do the time it comes to speed up my legs just go "nope, no way" whereas if I even pace the whole way my legs are much happier.  

Rockinrobyrobin... Fetcheveryone for recording your training...that's the only way I can keep track of the miles in my trainers, you can import direct from your Garmin (or equivalent) and there's even a section to record your HR...a geeks dream 

Plan says 22 next weekend...the only problem with stupidly long runs is trying to map the bloomin things and coming from Yorkshire trying to avoid the hills.

Good luck to those racing this weekend, think the weather is meant to be on our side for a change. 

Edinburgh 2015

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 20:28

Aaah yep Pfitzinger & of the speedy blokes I met through the 2010 version of this thread uses the over 70 miles plan.  Eek 55 miles a week...shove over, I need to lie down.

20miles this weekend, 22 (possibly) next weekend and then taper....aaah bliss...then after Manchester the plan is reverse taper - taper...6, 12, 18, 12, 6, Edinburgh *gulp*

Mark, you're right Edinburgh is definitely a PB course...I'm back there next year to have another bash at my sub 2 half marathon...was 32 seconds off it last year which is the closest I've got by 2mins.  You probably needed a lower mileage week before attempting to blast a's all about the marathon 

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 20:11

Hi Pete, I'm hoping for 4:15 this year, managed 4:20 last year and I've done what all the plans recommend this year...speedwork, hillwork, long & recovery runs...I've never done them before, or rather I've never stuck with them training has always been 3 or 4 steady runs a week with one of them being the long run.  How about you??

Have got a East Hull 20 this weekend and the plan is to run it at marathon pace, hopefully I don't blow it as badly as I did last year...I set off far too fast and was dying on my feet by 15miles.

Worth a try Magic, if you're not running then there's going to be a spare t-shirt at the end with your name on it 

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 14:03

Am I too late to join the party? *waves in friendly manner* 

This will be my 3rd time at Manchester and my 8th marathon despite saying never again after the 1st one.

I am also that bad a geek that I record the mileage in my trainers, I also retire them at between 5 & 6 hundred miles depending on how they feel when I'm out running.  I know hubby suffered with shin splints until he went to get his gait analysed and trainers matched to his needs and he hasn't really suffered since.

I am a sod for not stretching so usually ache somewhere or other which gets ignored until I can ignore it no longer and then I pull this face  on the foam roller usually followed by this face  and if that doesn't fix it then I have a lovely man who will pummel hell out of my legs for a small fee.

Edinburgh 2015

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 10:50

I'm going to have to ask CB69, what is the P&D up to 55miles plan?  You'll be finishing ahead of me, think I'm going to aim for somewhere between 4:30 and 4:45 depending on how my legs cope with Manchester.

You did better than me at my 1st marathon...I was aiming for 5hrs and finished in 5:27, totally fed up and vowing never to do another marathon ever again...I'm doing 5 this year lol

Edinburgh 2015

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 13:57

I did this race back in 1st marathon...I've done the half each year since (it's my PB course) and am back to do the marathon this year so I guess it can't be all bad.  I'll be taking this one fairly easy as I'm doing Manchester 6 weeks before it and Liverpool 2 week afterwards. 

As my training is gearing up for Manchester I've got a 20mile race this weekend which I plan to do at marathon pace (I have a goal time in mind)...should be fun

Hopefully it won't be as hot this year as it was back in 2010...5 mins before the start the clouds parted and the sun shone with all it's might...thank goodness for factor 50 sunscreen.  

I used the 4:15 ultimate training plan off here as the base for mine, so far so good although I did have to shorten some of the midweek runs as I just don't have time to run 10miles after work.

Edinburgh Marathon

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 20:24

Not been on in ages...not really felt like posting as I've been in serious sloth mode  Need to get my butt in gear as Nessie is calling and the training plan is already on it's 3rd incarnation.  Yesterday was a 3mile easy and I can't remember the last time I've clock watched on a 3mile my defence it was REALLY hot...ok not quite WR hot but still hot...the sweat was pouring off me.

Mr CS is currently out with injury...he was complaining of a pain in his achilles/calf before the Humber HM and after I'd had to wait for him at the top of the 1st serious climb (that NEVER happens) I told him that was it I was ringing the physio.  She has diagnosed a haematoma...apparently at some point he has had a minor tear at the bottom of his calf and with all the running we were doing he hadn't noticed...then we took a week running at all...which gave his leg time to try and heal over the repeated minor tears. 

Good luck with the new job Dave...

Hope the achilles sorts itself out pretty darn quick GE.

Have fun with the streaking Phil, although be kind to that don't want to end up on the injury bench as well. 

Edinburgh Marathon

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 10:51

GE keep your eyes open for Darren & Laura on Monday, they're both doing the Bupa 10k.

Looks like the weather is going to be kind to us this weekend...if only things had gone to plan...

Edinburgh Marathon

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 16:04

Because there's 2 starts Darren...I'm guessing you're in the last pen on the faster start so don't worry you're actually probably right where you  need to be.  Have fun this weekend.

37 press ups AND 37 sit ups in a minute or 2 separate minutes Phil??

Talking of pen colours, I didn't get to move forward this year  2010...purple,,, again...I must need to be sub-2 to move forward again.   Mr CS is in the pink which is right near the front somewhere  I have given him permission this time to start in his allocated spot rather than with me as I think this will be our last time of doing this race...unless of course there's a reunion in 2020 or something

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