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Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 11:46

Thanks you.

Now a couple of race related questions;

A friend told me to add 15 minutes on to a flat marathon time to give a realistic snod time does this sound about right?

I have averaged 55 miles a week this year but since May only once ran over 18 miles lots of runs in the 13-16 mile range. I am running a 20 mile race on Sunday then 5 weeks to go to snod- would you try to get in a couple of 20+ runs in the last 5 weeks?


Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 15:49

That sounds ominous T Rex-guess with that start time I have time to travel.

May even stay at home the night before (Sheffield) but not sure I fancy a 3 -4 hour drive before the race?

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 21:07

thanks Brer will do.

Got a 20 mile race Sunday morning will give me an indication on my form for Snowdon- lots of miles recently but mostly fell and trail so not sure where I am for a road marathon. Also only one run over 20 miles since May!

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 15:15

This I know has been asked loads of time but my plans have changed and I now need accommodation for the night before the race (Friday) any suggestions?

camping may be only option at this late stage, if so which site is best situated?

Oh and while I am asking what time does the race start?

Enter marathon lacking long runs?

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 20:16
That pretty much where my mind is Millsy, only thing is I have a 20 mile trail race the weekend before around Derwent reservoir - should place in vets but I will not run that if I am doing the marathon.
Would prefer the experience of the trail race but also want to chase the marathon pb, fells v trails v road always seems to be a clash in races and training needs.

Enter marathon lacking long runs?

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 18:15

After a couple of failed sub 3:00 attempts this spring I have hit the trails and fells hard and lack long road runs. Loved the off road stuff but mentally like the challenge that specific road distance and times give. 

I am trying again for sub 3:00 at London next year- after a poor London this year I entered the robin hood marathon (as a rebound?)

I pretty much forgot about the  Robin Hood marathon and just enjoyed the off road running. Then realising it's only 4 weeks away I thought I would test my legs on the road- 15.5 miles at 6:45 mm pace last weekend. My other road runs since June have been 22, 18 and 17 miles all at 7:30mm or slower pace. 

Was quite pleased with this weekends run and now thinking could have a go at a sub3:10 pb at RH. 

I have ran av of 55 miles a week since June but mainly off road and running most days I guess my av run distance has been about 8 - 11 miles. 

Too little long runs and too little road for a road marathon?? What do you think? Just to add I ran over 12 20+ mile runs earlier this year but that was pre June

Sheffield social

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:45
Well done Carterusm, very impressive.

How did you find the navigation?
I am hoping to up the distance to something like this but have worried about my lack of navigation skills.
I did a navigation training day with Dave Taylor from the fell running guide on Friday. We spent the day on kinder scout- great day would highly recommend.
Just need to get the endurance now for this sort of distance.
What was your longest training run for this?

Sheffield social

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 13:22

Yes ET it was a different but good race, treated it like a long interval run and rather than walk, stop, rest between stages did a recovery speed jog.

The course equated to 20k racing and 5k transition-Managed a total of 1:19 for the racing sections (35 mins for the transition sections) 10th place overall-Shame they didn't do age grading results though - was on a high after 1st Vet 40 at the 12.12 the weekend before.

It was well organized and the timing system seemed to work very well-would recommend for next year.

Looking at entering the trail rush will be interesting to see how my times compare on the same course

Sheffield social

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 13:00
Yes ET I fancy trying trail rush also

Sheffield social

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 22:09

Did the dig deep 12.12 today- what a great race, friendly and on fantastic trails. 

Anyone doing the round sheffield next Sunday?

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