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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 14:17

Hi all!

How has everyone been? I've heard that it's going to be very cold this weekend in the UK. 

Shades - Good idea regarding the jacket from Sports Direct! I'm using a few different large ones but i need to re-waterproof them.

I'm still running but its been tough this week with the weather and growing belly but everything is going well.

Have a great weekend!

Who else gets up at stupid O clock to run ??

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 14:12

Hi all,

It's been a tough week weather wise! I've been out and ran but it's been like running through toffee!

How is everyone else getting on?

Cal - whenever i ran along the thames during the morning - noone ever smiled! I was down Weybridge way.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 08:39
kenno wrote (see)
Afternoon. Feeling grumpy. Need to run but not feeling motivated. Any suggestions?

Put on your clothes and just get out there. I'm normally faffing around until i get into my running gear and then i'm ready to go.

Did you go Kenno?.... Come on 'fess up

Who else gets up at stupid O clock to run ??

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 08:38

Morning all!

I'm still doing my pre work runs but avoiding the SOC as much as possible to get some rest it.

Well done to everyone getting out there!

Pompey - welcome to the thread. Did you eat anything before?

Cal - Disappointed that I wont get to see you at Thames Meander I've been there every year for the past 3 years but couldnt make it this year!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 08:36

Shades - it's another one of Traviss's races. I had signed up to it before I was pregnant so decided to just go there and see friends and have a natter.

Could it be that you're still getting over your cold? It's taken me nearly 2 weeks after the virus left to actually feel back to 'normal'. Even now, my heart rate is still slightly elevated on runs but it's a lot better than it was.

We had 2c yesterday on my run. This morning? 9c and sunshine.... It's impossible to know what to dress for at the moment :/

Ian5 - Welcome to the thread! You're in safe hands with Shades!

Iain - Agree with Shades - that's a hard session! Not sure that I could manage that in top fitness! Great that you enjoyed it!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 13:35

Hi all! Hope that everyone is doing well

Shades - hope that you're feeling better

Big G - it sounds like you've got some good foundations to continue writing on. I met Tarquin in Amsterdam. He's a bit of a character!

Mamafox - I've tried Zumba once but looked like a newborn zebra scuttling all over the place!

I'm doing well. Everything is progressing well. I was in Kent for the Hugin challenge this weekend and kept it nice and easy. I've been sick the past two weeks with a virus so took it nice and easy and didnt push or rush anything.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 13:19
Andy-W- wrote (see)
Wow Emmy ... 112 marathons! Think we (I) need to know how you've fit these in, how many per year, which ones etc. Incredible achievement! BOOM!

I thought Paris 2016 being my 10th and this weekends 100th parkrun was an achievement but 112 marathons (and still counting) is truly remarkable.

It's been in just over 3 years (my100th was within 3 years of my first). I've done a lot of doubles/triples and a few quads. I'm in awe of anyone who does a marathon

agentpenguin wrote (see)


Need 3:10, current pb 3:12. what course mainland Europe or Uk would be a flat PB opportunity?

thought I'd ask as know there is lots off knowledge /experiences on this forum

2016 planning on running lisbon in Oct which is a little hilly so I imagine not 3:10 potential.

Hiya AP - there's a few things to look at for a good course. It also depends what you're looking for for the course. Some ideas:

- Malta - a few bumps but known for its net downhill. Very fast course.

- Any dutch marathon! You'll get a lot of flat and a sharp field. Rotterdam is known for being fast but I didnt enjoy it *that* much but there are some smaller ones here that are super fast (Spijkenisse in December has a lot of sub 3 finishes and is a sharp quick field).

- Koln marathon (Germany). Super flat, sharp field of runners so will help pace you.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 08:23

Sound advice as always from Mr. Dannirr. Always best to get it checked out. I think people were trying to reassure that just because you have a heart murmur it doesnt mean that it's the end of your running career. As an example: I have a VSD, run 112 marathons and have had regular cardio checkups every 3 years since birth.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 12:38

Goinglong - i've got a heart murmur and i've had it since birth. No issues or problems with running or marathons

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 09:48
Heroine in a half-shell wrote (see)

Yeah I'll be at the 5in5 .... on my own .... dying.....on my owwwwn!! Emmy I am very happy indeed that you're preggo but you could've just waited until December to tie in with my race schedule, that would've been far better for me, you're very selfish indeed you know!!

I wish I could have planned it better... but when mother nature calls I really do wish I could be there... there are some cracking medals and it'll be a great atmosphere. You'll *love* grimchurch

RunClaire wrote (see)

HIAHS - you won't be the only one. Mr RunClaire is doing the 5 in 5.

Ha ha ha ha - tying in babies with race schedules. Juggling around races is what you end up having to do afterwards.

Haha! I'm already finding that

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