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Maff and mileage

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 09:10
Thanks again Scott.
Looks a good improvement from a already strong starting point.
Hope I have the control to keep to the low HR for a few months.

Maff and mileage

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 07:56
Thanks Scott,
That's great info.
I have a similar 10k PB to yours which I set 6 months ago, this for my age group is in top 100 on power of 10 BUT that's where it finishes. My marathon PB is 2:55 which in relationship to 10k should be quite s lot quicker.
I also have a reoccurring ITB issue which flares up with speed and Tarmac work.

I was just about to start a 18 week PnD plan for an Autumn marathon but if I don't change things I can not see any major improvement happening.
Injury prevention now has to be as important as times.

When you say have an accurate max to start with- what do you use this for, is it to monitor it later on or do you work your Maff zone from it?
I was going to use 180-age for my max on the 3 month+ Maff base training period.
Thanks again

Maff and mileage

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:49

I am going to have a massive change in my training following a recurring injury and try the maffetone method. I have read a lot of mixed reviews but feel it's about time I tried something different.

I was about to embark on PnD 55-70 mile plan, how different can you get!

I ran an average last year of 57 miles a week, probably most too fast and I would like to bet less than 5% of those would have been at HR of 180-age (135)

What I am not sure about is how many miles should I run each week? is more better? should I do a weekly long run?

Any advice would be greatly received-Thanks in advance

VLM 2016 - First timers?

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 14:56

I  feel bad now that should have gone to a regular contributor-sorry 

VLM 2016 - First timers?

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 14:51

Thanks Harmander


VLM 2016 - First timers?

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 14:43

Harmander have you booked a package for Toronto or put the bits together yourself?


Sub 3

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 14:33

Got a fair amount of help on here when training for my first 2 sub 3's last spring, could do with a bit now please;

I had trained ok for VMLM 50-80 mile weeks with 5 long runs of 20 miles+, but 4 weeks ago after my last long run (10 steady then 10 MP=20 @AV of 6:45 m/m) then my ITB / sciatica flared up and my mileage dropped to 12,15,50, 30 so far this week and with a lot less av speed and on soft ground-

Last weeks 50 were all off road and included 13,000 foot of climb but all slow..

I had pretty much given up on London, cancelled my hotel but over last couple of days ITB has seemed much better, a bit of a test today and AV MHR for 11 miles on trails= 6:25m/m ITB again ok but effort pretty high.

I am treating London as a hard training run for my A marathon 4 weeks after but still want to sub 3- 2:59 would be fine.

What do you think as far as recent training- will 4 weeks of reduced mileage and slower pace had a big impact? Last year I ran 3k miles, 800 so far this.

It will be a risk anyway as the hard surface could well bring back the ITB pain, but I don't want to risk that if my chances of a reasonable time have gone because of the last 4 week?

any advise greatly appreciated 

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 21:04

That's worrying Brer if a runner of your calibre is dropping to the half. 

are there many from here doing the full trail marathon? 

I would really appreciate some help on pacing / predicted times. I did the Snod marathon last year in 3:19 and 3 flat(ish) marathons in the spring this year between 2:54,2:58,3:02. 

I am not quite in the shape I was in the spring lacking long runs recently. I am worried about getting the pacing wrong and having a horrid walk up the pyg track. 

Also is there any chance the race could be called off because of the forecast, would hate to have travel and hotel expenses for a last minute cancellation?

Sub 3

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 20:55
Joe - yes did chat with you at the end of WP.
Great pace for back to back marathons- that's some endurance you have.
Hope you live closer than me to the Derby runner so you can spend your voucher- it will cost me more in petrol than the voucher and just checked their website and seems they don't sell from it!

Sub 3

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 11:07
White peak yesterday- 2:58 which gives me 2:54 / 3:02 / 2:58 for my 3 marathons in a month- aim was a total under 9hrs so job done. - shame VMLM was over 3 though!
Next one is Snowdonia trial in July and with 5,500 foot climb don't think that will be sub 3!!

Brooklyn half looks good JAP, great time on a tough course.
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