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Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 09:06

Smudgerncfc welcome to the thread.

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Posted: 06/10/2015 at 08:28

PJFrizzle -Welcome to the thread.

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Posted: 05/10/2015 at 15:06

Jokeybhoy - My half PB at Dunoon came two days after an 18 mile training run. When I ran my first PB of the year at the Loch Katrine half I'd ran a 20 mile training run three days before.

I don't know if its just luck or I'm doing something right, but I recover very quickly from long training runs as long as I've kept an easy pace during them.

I think I also benefit from being an idiot and having a get yer legs shiftin' ya big eejit mentality as soon as that start gun goes. I don't clock watch, check HR, or anything else during a race of that distance. I ran three halfs this year and ran three PB's. Not once in any of those races did I check my pace or look at my watch to see what sort of time I was on for. The only on of the three halfs I had an idea of what time I would be around was Dundee, and that was because I knew what sort of time I should be posting over that distance and I knew I'd been pushing hard during the run.

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Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:26

Welcome to the thread robH4.

The support along the course is busy at points, quieter at others. For the most part it's fairly busy, but if you look at a map of the course you'll see there are two parks you run through and the support is noticeably thinner in those areas.

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Posted: 05/10/2015 at 13:05

Out of breath early on could be due to starting from cold. There can be a lot of hanging around before a race, which isn't something you'd be doing before a training run. Also that hill at the start of the Glasgow Half is good at knocking the wind out you before you've really got warmed up.

I'm certain the first mile of that race is my slowest of the race every time due to the hill before the legs have really got going. I've found I'm normally about mile two in that one before I settle into a rhythm.

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Posted: 05/10/2015 at 11:45

To be honest for your first marathon I wouldn't get too focused on time. Your half and 10km times certainly suggests that a sub-5 run would be possible, but the first marathon for anyone is a learning experience. I was over 5 hours for my first marathon. Although I did start from zero running to marathon in four months! I also seem to remember it was going to be my first and only one.

I'm sure if you follow that plan you'll get around no problem. Just remember to try and enjoy it. It's a great race in a wonderful city.

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Posted: 05/10/2015 at 11:01

Tired legs welcome to the thread!

I think what weekly mileage you want to do depends on how often you currently run and what mileage you'd currently hit. Personally I like to be at a stage were I'm finding the week one mileage to be nothing out of the ordinary. Looking at week one of that plan that would mean you building up to 19 miles.

The main thing is to hit the start of training injury free. You have a long time to build up your fitness during the training. Don't worry over what you should be doing pre-training.

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Posted: 05/10/2015 at 09:32

Well done on the PB Jokeybhoy!

From reading that if I'm correct your heart rate seems to be about right. If you ran a 9 mile training run in at 7 m/m pace and had an average HR of 180 than that sounds close to your half HR . Possibly the adrenaline of it being a race could notch up it up a few beats.

Your HR of 160 was run at a pace almost 2 minutes a mile slower, even though it was over a longer distance. Running at a steadier pace will keep the HR lower than racing.

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Posted: 02/10/2015 at 15:57

Jokeybhoy it is annoying, I've been lucky with entry to a few races. I ran Berlin before it became a ballot, same with Chicago. London I got in on my fifth attempt but I would have had a place the following year anyway, as they still did the five rejections in a row and you're guaranteed a place the following year thing going on back then.

I was never keen on the charity route. For one if I want to run for charity I'd prefer to do it off my own back and just raise what I can, rather than the charity bought places and fund raising limits they then impose on runners.

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Posted: 02/10/2015 at 14:54

I'm so glad I have London done and dusted and no longer have the annual rejection magazine coming through the post.

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