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RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 12:34

New shoes are fab - Saucony Ride - no pains since running in them. Should have thought of the shoes before; think I've just been a bit inconsistent in mileage and had forgotten the signs. You can spot the teacher on hols, suddenly my mileage is way up! 

Just Run - good tempo run there. With the right conditions and a number on your front you should do well in your 10k. I'm just back from a tempo run too. Hit the pace today so pretty pleased.

Juggler, I'm very envious. Hoping the temperature will drop here soon too. I think with all this warm weather training we'll all be flying come autumn. Well done on your long run. 

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:02

Sounda good Just Run. Always good to get a PB 

Im currently training for a half marathon at the end of August. I did one a few weeks ago and got 1:43. I was disappointed as my PB is 1:39 from November; however, on reflection I realised my mileage was pretty shocking and it was my 2nd fastest time over the distance, so was happy. 

I've now upped the mileage, but am suffering from calf pain, but only after 6-9 miles does it kick in. Got a sports massage booked for Monday and I'm going shoe shopping today.  I'm hoping that new shoes might sort things out as my current pairs have been on the go a while - think the newest pair was January, so they must be nearing 4-500 miles each.

Fading At Mile 20

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 22:12

I had similar times to yours over 6 marathons (PB OF 3:59); for my 7th I followed the Pfitzinger and Douglas 12 week/55 mile plan in the hope to go sub 4 again. I ended up with 3:45:12.

I'd recommend taking a look at it. Lots of folks on here have had success with their various plans. One concern of mine was that I hadn't done as many long runs as I normally would have, but it didn't hamper me in the day.

As others have said, also starting off slowly did help. I started around 9 min miles and the last 6 miles were the strongest; a first! Good luck.

Loneliness and the Long Distance Runner

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 06:44

I'd recommend trying parkrun if you have one close to you. Although they are only 5k in distance, they're really social events and you can meet lots of running friends through this.

Ours has been going for a couple of years now, and there is a huge range of runners covering a range of distances and times. I now regularly meet with a group on Sundays to cover longer distances, and the Facebook group gives the option of putting a general shout out if you fancy company during the week. I'd definitely try it if you can. 

Salt and Electrolyte balance during marathon?

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 06:32

elete water has always been my preferred choice for this. A tiny bottle which you can use to drop straight onto your tongue or put in water. I prefer it to Nuun, and you shouldn't notice it at all in your drink if you do use it.

On the other hand, +1 for taper madness - don't worry too much about it! Good luck 

Can anyone argue a case for boarding schools?

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 06:55
With their father. I can't argue either way. Not convinced the kids liked it to start with, but as I say, they did alright.
Not being a parent I've no idea how I'd feel about sending kids away to school.

Can anyone argue a case for boarding schools?

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 06:39

my cousins went to boarding school as their father was in the Army and moving around a lot overseas. He didn't want to disrupt their secondary education. They've both done well from it.

12 week marathon plan

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 21:48
Good luck! Let us know how you get on

12 week marathon plan

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 06:44

Scooterhax, i'd say it's well worth a bash. I did my 7th marathon last autumn after the P & D 12/55 plan and took 14 minutes off my PB, running a 9 minute negative split.

Previous times ranged from a PB of 3:59 in my 2nd marathon to 4:17 I think, and I'd always trained with a plan of some sort, although that was the first P & D. I was aiming  to break 4 hours, although I had trained harder on the basis that I am theoretically capable of nearer 3:45. Race day pace was conservative at the start, aiming for the sub 4, then realised I could maybe go faster and succeed at last!

Confused - what training benefit does this session have?

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 19:41
Or even thanks!!!
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