Denise M

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P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 20:21

Evening all, well today was day 1 for me and I had planned to 'rest' and do nothing, but the fear struck....what happens if I'm useless, what happens if all my fitness has gone, what happens infinitum, so I stuck the trainers on and went out for a steady 4.  

I do feel like I've lost some fitness, but thankfully, not all as I learnt from this run.  8miles tomorrow with 4 at 1/2 marathon pace still feels intimidating! 

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 19:40

Im starting the  18 week 55 mile program tomorrow with infamous day 1 rest!  not really done much at all since Edinburgh, so it'll be interesting to see how I cope. 

First time following a proper training schedule, bring on the 3.45! 

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 21:47

3 miles for me this morning after having a full week off since Edinburgh. Legs still felt heavy but then I was trying to maintain sub 8.30 min miles despite the complete lack of need for me to be doing so! 

Its the inner competitor... 

I didn't eat any thing 3 hours before Edinburgh and I felt great. i heard it on a podcast that you should leave 3 hours for your insulin levels to rebalance. 3 hours and 10 minutes before I was eating porridge with a sliced banana, yum! 

Training advice needed

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 23:08

Hi Millsy, 

Thanks for the reply.  I'm not following a plan as this is unchartered territory.  Hence looking for some help.  My previous plans were based upon advice I found on the net and from forums like this a which I adapted to suit.  

Training advice needed

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 20:23

Hi all, 

I'm hoping you can offer me some advice for my summer training.  

My history is a VLM in 2010 of 4.51, Leeds half 2010 in 1.57, i have a sub 2 GNR in 2011, a couple of 10ks where my pb was 50.20, VLM 2013 in 4.17 and I magically conjured up a 3.58 at Edinburgh on Sunday.  I'm entered for York in October and I hadn't expected the result I got on Sunday, in fact, I thought I'd struggle and be slower than London and my target for York would be 4 hours. 

Im now adjusting my York target to a LM good for age of 3.45 and this is where I need help.  Im at a loss as to how I should approach the training.  I need to get quicker and will work on speed and hills at the running club at BMF (British Military Fitness) but do I capitalise on my current fitness or start again with a 16 week training plan.  

Is it worth investing in coaching or is that taking it a bit too far? I am a bit bamboozled and not sure what to do really.  Where do you learn about this stuff? 

Any advice would be massively appreciated.


speed and weight loss

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 20:08

Interesting post.  I'm 5'5" and hovering just below the 11 stone mark.  I ran London in 4.17 and just did Edinburgh in 3.58 (I still can't believe my PB starts with a 3!! 

there was no weight change between the two, but I now want to do 3.45 at York in November and I'm convinced shedding a pound or two will help.  Every time my foot hits the ground there'll be less weight to push off. 

So, if I lose 10lbs, by the figure that cougie mentioned I'll be 20 seconds per mile quicker - still not quite quick enough, but it'd be a big help..... 

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 22:14

Hi all, please can someone point me in the right direction for more info on P & D? Ran 4.17 at London and would love to do 4 hours at York in October! 


sub or about 4h30 hopefully

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 12:51

Entry is now CLOSED for London 2014 and I was very nearly leaving it till I got home tonight...v glad I didn't

sub or about 4h30 hopefully

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 11:03

2014 entry done! I've donated my entry fee - that was how i got my 2013 place. 

Back to running proper for me this week.  Running club tonight long run again this weekend! Prep for Edinburgh!


Red - how did you get on with 2 marathons back to back? I'm conscious that I've been an idiot entering Edinburgh, but I was on such a high post London I felt like I could do anything! 

Will I be capable of beating my time? or are they too close for that? Should I just fun run it? 

I ran Leeds half 2 weeks after London in 2010 and got a sub 2 time, so it's not all bad is it????? 

Any advice greatly appreciated! 

Plusnet York Marathon October

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 20:34

Cougie, field of 6,000 I think.  I expect if it does well they'll grow those numbers.

I got a place with the Jane Tomlinson guys and can't wait to run for them. After a 4.17 London, I'm hoping for a 4 hr result!


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