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P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 22:20

Just watched that core routine 15west. I'd be well buff if I could do that 3 or 4 times a week. Seems like a good a place as any to start.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 17:12

I'd never really thought past the sub 3 goal. One step at a time methinks - 'diminishing returns' indeed. I wanted to enjoy London without the additional stress of gunning for a sub 3, so we'll see what another round of P&D brings. 2100 miles on the clock so far this year.

Wenty - I've got weak glutes as well, so no more excuses for me!

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 14:07
15West wrote (see)

Fergster - also as well as core stuff try and get some leg strengthening in, squats etc...plus remember to stretch, and focus on recovery. These are all some of the things I was neglecting which possibly led to my injury.

Your and Mennania's injuries and andrews148 pushing the mileage left me with a voice in my head shouting 'start your core exercises now'. I'll take a look at your link tonight as well, thank you.

Madbee, that's a great gym session - you're putting me to shame.

Debutant, we won't desert you as we all want to hear about that there fancy New York!

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:02

I'm pretty sure that the next few months will reveal my limits. I know that I need a day off every week which means making the most of my 6 days of running and trying to stay uninjured. One thing's for sure though... no more dodging the core stuff as I started getting twinges in my right abductor towards the end of the plan.

Andrews148, it'll be interesting to see how your training goes now that you've already got that high mileage block in the bank.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:48

The way I see it is that it's 24 weeks of training. A next logical improvement from 2.59 would be 2.55, but 24 weeks for 4 minutes?! I'm going to try for 9 minutes off, or the equivalent of stringing 2 x HMs together with no drop off in pace. It might be ambitious, but that's exactly what gets me out the door every night. It's all a sliding scale of stupidity , so nothing ventured and all that. More miles and less body weight made things so much more manageable in Chester.

Interested to hear of others experiences.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:38

Macca, go for the 55-70. I deliberated over that this time last year and found that I had adjusted to the increased workload by week 3. The midweek ML runs are the real difference, so as long as you can carve out a bit of time for them, you'll be good for go.   I debated this with Madbee earlier in the year.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:33

Mennania and 15west, I'm jealous of you both equally. A wee sun holiday would be poifect right about now. 'Smanky out there this evening.

Macca, I really enjoyed your race report - I can relate to those mind games and thoughts in the latter stages. Well done again on your PB, you deserve it.

MileMarker, I took two weeks off and started an 8 week build up to the 18 week plan (which starts on Decmeber 21st for me) on Monday just past. I'm going to build up my mileage to around 50 a week and start doing tempo sessions in week 4 so that I can hit my target paces from week 1 of the18 week plan. I'm going to adopt your fast finish long runs (as they clearly work!) and add about 10% easy miles to my week for a 2.50 target. I blame Mennania for this idea  . What about you?

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 11:02

Slacker . Some people just have no commitment at all.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:30

Great report Scott, I'm guessing that a sub 3 is on the horizon for you next year given your progress to date. It took me a few marathons to get my fuelling right - unfortunately nothing prepares you as well as race day. Put those feet up now!

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:15

Congrats Scott and Macca, looking forward to race reports later!

Steve, sorry to hear that you had to pull out, but it was the right decision. No point risking years of running by being stubborn on the day. Rest and recuperate well in the meantime.

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