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Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 21:32

Yes Brer I have - it does sound great with a climb to the summit near the end !

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 18:28

Some great stuff going on well done all!

Lets hope not 15W truly pissed off with it now!-ice on every trail I run-today was 6 degrees but still a layer of ice everywhere htf??

So hip felt really stiff this morning and taking previous advice into account I decided to ditch the fell race- gutted but Lit had it spot on I think with change in running form could cause an injury. So went for a steady 16 miler- today was suppose to be 18 with 10MP- that would have been as bad as running the race- did 16 @MP+15% and was ok but glad to see the last mile come up-sore now but not too bad.

Next week is a recovery week but still has serious mileage in it just nothing faster than MLR pace-will see how that goes and plan to swop next weekends 16 with what today should have been.

I am beging to wonder if the 70-85 was the right choice and may look at the plan under that-is that 55-70? even before this weeks fall I was being to feel the mileage-the week before the plan started I did a 18 mile solo training run in av of 6:35 pace (off yearly av of 60 miles a week) after 5 weeks of the plan I am sure I could not run that now?? too many miles? or just need to give the plan a chance and I should expect to feel slower at this stage? any thoughts greatly appreciated 

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 17:56

2 Wee's 1 Poo all on dinning room floor!! 

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 17:41

 Here he is! Dexter

Just got up to take this photo and hip stiffened up and v sore so maybe not with the race tomorrow!- will try to lubricate it now with a glass of Malbec

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 17:31

So 15W you either ran the none MP miles today a lot slower, or last weeks 17 too faster than PnD suggests- i think i can guess which one it was! - well done

Mennania great time especially from none ideal training, I am struggling with confidence to run a lower mileage plan-think I may need 70-85 to get me my target then again its quite a jump up in weekly mileage so it could all go wrong!

Thanks for all the well wishes- a poor nights sleep with the pain from the hip but better than I expected today-Infact have just been out for a dog walk with the aid of ibuprofen and it was not too bad at all-even tried a slow stride!

Am thinking if same improvement tomorrow then maybe I could run (even poss the fell race) after all? thinking is- its bruising nothing more-so running on it will just hurt but won't make it worse? the fell race will hurt anyway-so…..-Ibuprofen for breakfast and you never know!

Well todays activity has helped take my mind of it-we collected our new puppy today a 7 week old Weimaraner and he is gorgeous (might not think that during the night)-hoping he will be a running partner for me and our other dog-we have 4 children youngest 22 none of who have run a single mile with me so have resorted to man's best friend-apart from having the odd poo on the run (who doesn't) they are much better company than the kids anyway!!



P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 17:54

Thanks Mb and 15W, Hope I recover as you did 15w- this feckin hurts so its reassuring you recovered quickly- 

Just about to limp the 100 meters to the local for beer and Pizza! -recovery plan

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 17:22

oh flipping eck!!!

Fell on my run this morning and in as much pain as I can remember, I decided to try a trail/road around Derwent reservoir- thought i could either run in the deeper snow or the road if clear- Knew at once this was not going to be a good run snow frozen solid into deep troughs making it un run-able so only choice was the seldom used dead end road which had black ice in lots of places-should have turned around and either abandoned or gone elsewhere but stupidly carried on- slipped after 4 miles and fell with real force onto my left hip-bloodyhell it hurt, laid on the floor for what seemed like ages (long enough for my shorts to stick to the ice!) then  got up-had to limp the 4 miles back to the car took longer than the planned 13 miles would have!

I have a large lump and bruise on my side- and god it hurts it feels like a bad ITB injury-which as the IT band is there I suppose it would, hope its not the ITB thats injured though!!

So towards end of week 5- had a fell race on Sunday (my favourite of the year) and all was going well-now can not even walk properly- P155ed OFF!!!

I know in the scheme of things this is nothing BUT 31 PnD sessions done to the letter and now out for what I would guess will be quite a while.

Rant over, some real good running going on here good luck over the weekend especially the MP long runs

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 16:51

I had my Lactate threshold tested a few week ago- would recommend (if you are anal and statistic mad -like me), It involved treadmill running for 4 mins the blood test-repeat with 1kph increase in TM speed.

The results give speed and heart rate LT zones- with the hilly running I do HR works better than speed for example my LT threshold was 15kph- 6:26 minute miles (on a treadmill with 1% incline) or 157 HR.

The idea then is to run the LT sessions 5 beats or so higher- which is about right for me so Tuesdays 4 was @ 6:06mm average HR 160-167.

What I did find very useful is the recovery info my test suggested 136 and below, whereas I was using 143 before-slowing these I am sure will help as much as knowing the LT

I guess what is suppose to happen is a repeat test towards the end of the training plan and expect the LT to have move to a increased speed and the same HR?

I have been reading Jason Cherrimans? blog on the PnD for a 2:22 Yorkshire marathon, he monitors his improvement by working out heart beats per mile-at the start of the plan his was 1100ish beats per mile reducing to 980 ish at the end of the plan-never heard of this before but I like the idea!

Well todays run (like most of mine) throws any theory out of the window-Loads of thick snow so of cause did a hilly fell/trail and road in 4*4 tacks run 15.6 miles 1,800 foot climb av pace 8:35 BUT AV HR 160! ranged from mid 140's to 178-which is 95%of my max- for over 4 miles the snow was so deep I did not get my feet out of it at all! -hardest training run for ages and not sensible or planned but apart from the race like pain it was great fun! 

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 19:48

Great running Scott with the run before and after would suggest there is more too come off that soon!

15west dog walking then running-have you tried combining the two? my doggie runs most of my training runs with me and she loves it-does have to be a certain breed of dog though I guess-

20 Miles today all flat with av pace of 7:15- out and back course 7:25 out felt very comfortable infact was aiming for 7:40 when i turned I realised why, ran the last 10 into a reasonable head wind managed to av those at 7:05 with last two at 6:40 but felt more difficult than it should with the wind, oh and my dog did this with me and was doing crazy circuits miles 19-20!!

77 miles to end week four- first ever double day tomorrow 6 then 4? lets see of that goes- just in from a couple of swift pints at the local and it a blizzard out side now!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 23:08

Thanks for the advice on strides, I will slow them a bit and concentrate more on form than speed- when I did them I was thinking how close to 4mm speed I could get the graph on strava!! Not close as it happens- even today legs felt sore/ tired something wrong there. 

A 8:35mm hilly MLR 14 this morning in the snow- not help by tired legs but a very picturesque route helped. 

Agree with others the Wednesday MLR is proving to be one of the hardest of the week especially as I run the Tuesday speed session in the evening and Wednesday early the next morning. 20 miles on the plan for Sunday will be good to start getting 20 milers in the bank

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