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The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 16:04

Yes KL spam do you think?!

Having said that I do love the look of the new course-1000 foot of climb in the first few miles then finish back in the city center and still included up/down eccy road.

Expect the course will put off elites looking for sub 75-very difficult on this course and also first timers who expect 2:30 ish on a flat course.

Hopefully will attract enough of the strange ones like me who like running in the hills.

Hope Angela P4 has a nice day in the Pulsnet world?

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 14:37

Yes 15W and tiny-speed on a treadmill is a bit scary-I did LT test on one a few days ago 4 mins running then jump to the put feet on the sides belt still moving then had blood tested and jump back on. All seemed ok at the starting speed of 11 kph but after 1 kph increases the final 4 mins at 19 kph was interesting!

PnD starts for me on Monday, I have picked the 18 week 70-90 plan-some of the sessions there look scary! such as a 80 mile week finishing with a 18 miler-14 of which at MP!-Bloody hell

I have changed my mind a number of times from 55-70 and 70-90 plans, I have chose 70-90 with idea of dropping a few off the midweek runs if needed / having a rest day rather than a recovery run again if needed.

My biggest struggle is trying to get tarmac miles in most of my running is fells which give results like today, 6 miles-1000 foot climb AV HR 153 (close to MP for me) but pace 8:44mm - slower than recovery pace- where does that fit!!!

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 14:17

Looks good to me Toro-opposite direction to Snod course, off road and climb to top of Snowdon over final 7 miles- I am in!!

UDS-I will sort out my Snod accommodation plans asap, we may be spending that week in Abersoch, if so I will travel up on the day-BUT I am trying to sell a few days in Llanberis as a better alternative, I understand if my delay will results in missing out on the house. Thanks for your efforts either way!

After entering the trail race above I have realized that I have a (relative to my normal year) high mileage race year;

Events over 25 miles so far=

London marathon

White Peak marathon

Snowdionia trail marathon

Dig deep 30 miles fell/trail race

Ladybower 50

Yorkshire marathon

With main aims of London and Yorkshire sub 3,White peak sub 3:05, Snod sub 3:15 (3:19 this time)-top 3 age group finish in dig deep and LB50.

As I have only ran 4 marathons to date, and never gone sub 3 these are very optimistic aims but will hopefully help me focus on PnD 70-90 plan starting Monday-PLUS my main aim is to enjoy the races and running in general that bit should be easy!!

Sub 3

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:07

Bainspj I will update you when i get the results, I have not used a LT calculator but on my recent HM my HR for the first 10 miles was between 166-170, and the last 3 170-173- I would expect my LT to be in the range of 165-170-But will be interesting to have it confirmed. I also live very close to the Front Runner shop- A great part of the country for running can be in the peaks from my front door within a couple of trail miles-Do you run around here when visiting your parents?

Ls21 nightmare of a race!


Sub 3

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 19:50

Bainspj- I jumped to the side of the mill after each interval, just long enough for a blood sample to be taken-30 secs-1 minute I would think.

My heart rate increased at 16 kph-17 kph and lactate went up by the most then- I am very interested to get the full results and analyse them to the umpth degree. I am very anal when it comes to running stats- will give you more details on the HR /LT increase when I know

I was tested at a running store called Front Runner on Sharrow Vale Raod in Sheffield, The owner who is a very good runner does the testing and works there most days-have a look at their website I would highly recommend!

Sub 3

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 18:34

Lactate test this morning, 4min intervals on the treadmill (1% incline), with speeds increasing from 11 kph to 19 kph, - 4 mins at 19 kph was a killer at the end of the session.

My heart maxed at 186 in that last 4 mins-highest i have ever seen it. I am 44 so think thats fairly high.

Waiting on the full report but looks like important info is recovery runs should be done at less than 143 bpm, and Lactate Threshold 158-165 bpm- as I run mostly hilly off road I hope the heart rate data will be more relevant than pace.

Will use the results along with all the advice I have had on here when I start PnD in 10 days or so.

Fantastic running and amazing targets on here as usual, an inspiring forum if ever there was one.

2015 Targets for me

Top 10 finish in majority of fell races I do

Repeat winning of 2 local trail races

Be competitive in my first off road ultra (day before one of the above trail races)

SUB 3 at VLM, and Yorkshire Marathon

Sub 3:05 at White peak marathon (3 weeks after VLM)

Sub 3:10 Snowdonia marathon

Sub 3

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 15:38

Bainspj your HM pb looks to have come from the same place as where I have just ran my PB of 1:22  -Clowne HM?, a few hills there so you would expect a little faster on a flatter course? 

I know what everyone is saying is the right way forward and will take the advice-Looking at PnD 70-85 I will have my work cutout to make the mileage so will be forced to reduce speed work

Sub 3

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 08:34
Yes Jools it was a tough 3 weeks I had worked on endurance prior to that for Snowdonia marathon (which I ran faster than I did VLM??), and wanted to test what my speed was like.
I treated the HM (which was a local race) as a speed workout went out at 1:22 pace and was expecting to fade to 1:25 ish was very pleased to hold 1:22 to the end- just need to carry that endurance with speed over 26.2 miles.

It is great to read you ran such a fantastic time off 8mm steady training runs- gives me confidence in the plan

Sub 3

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 22:25

Lactate test for me this week- first one, all part of my effort to convert to sub 3. 

in the last 3 week I have run a sub 38 10k (as a progressive training run), a 1:22 HM and a training long run of over 18 miles at 6:35 pace, but earlier in the year at my only sub 3 attempt (out of 3 marathons in 2014) I fell apart a ended up 3:19 at VLM

I think I need to work on endurance, I have ran at least 200 miles each month since London- over 2500 for the year- lots of 16-22 mile runs (most weeks). 

I plan on doing the PnD upto 90 mile a week ready for next sub 3 attempt in the Spring

do I sound desperate - you bet I am!!!

Sub 3

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 22:11

Thanks for the advice chaps- the turbo has 5 levels guess I am using it on a too much resistance setting, but as you say comparison and improvement are the important things. I think I will reduce it though as I will spin faster that way and I do remember that is the best option for runners. 

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