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sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: Yesterday at 18:48

Marathons
===================

Quadzilla - Martin, Jovi (d 1&2)
Malta - F2D
Larner Tree (trail) - KS
Charnwood March Marathon - Martin
SDW50 - Martin
Thessaloniki - F2D, ?Jovi
Shakespeare/Stratford - F2D, IBB (maybe the HM?)
London - HRR, N4S
TP100 - Martin
MK (May) - F2D
Stockholm - KS
Comrades - FRC, F2D
Amsterdam - KS

Should I keep going... or wait a few days...

Posted: Yesterday at 17:34

Ask the local running shop about beginners' groups - the shop itself may do something, and/or a local club might, and/or you could try going along to your local parkrun if there is one.

Makes a big difference, just having a bunch of people to talk to who've been there and done that and (between them) run into all the problems. 

I'd still go out on schedule and do the time but if you get niggles that get worse (rather than wearing off as you warm up) then just walk - it keeps the habit going and still helps with fitness. And if you can't do that go out and cycle or swim. 

You know what they say about showing up and 90%

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: Yesterday at 13:08

Marathons
===================

Malta - F2D
Larner Tree (trail) - KS
Quadzilla - Martin
Thessaloniki - F2D, ?Jovi
Shakespeare/Stratford - F2D, IBB (maybe the HM?)
MK (May) - F2D
Stockholm - KS
Comrades - FRC, F2D
Amsterdam - KS

 

 

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 15:33

Marathons
===================

Malta - F2D
Quadzilla - Martin
Thessaloniki - F2D, ?Jovi
Shakespeare/Stratford - F2D, IBB (maybe the HM?)
MK (May) - F2D
Stockholm - KS
Comrades - FRC, F2D
Amsterdam - KS

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 12:28

I think you still get viruses either way KS! If you will touch something someone else has touched rather than living like Howard Hughes (as all sensible marathoners do )!

I have started a wildly incomplete list (the trick is hold the shift key when pressing Enter so you don't get gaps between lines).

Marathons
===================

Malta - F2D
Quadzilla - Martin
Thessaloniki - F2D, ?Jovi
Shakespeare/Stratford - F2D
MK (May) - F2D
Stockholm - KS
Comrades - FRC, F2D
Amsterdam - KS

Am I doing enough?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 17:52

Enough to get round - my OH used to do HMs off 2 runs a week: 5k on Weds, long run (up to 12-13 mi) on Sunday. Admittedly he has got faster now he runs more, but he got round them fine when that was all the running he did.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 17:30

IBB, Martin I was going over a little of the TP on Sunday - beyond the railway bridge over the river behind Kennington it's very runnable, but before then, churned-up grass and mud, narrow ruts, and general Oxfordshire swamp all feature big-time. So TBH, IBB, provided you can still power hike you'll be all the pacer he needs, particularly if it's night.

You WILL be better eventually IBB. At least a bit. Like HRR & me who are both "not as crocked as we were". I know it is sooo frustrating. But new house!

KS there seems to be something going round (AGAIN).

Did 18 miles on Sunday, at a roaring 10:48 m/m (not counting stops) which is better than the 10:55 m/m (not counting stops, perhaps, one might think, less stringently than yesterday) the week before. *And* no pitstops. *And* all done on half a pint of blackcurrant squash. That last bit wasn't on purpose, I just wasn't very awake when I left the house so I didn't take any money with me.

The days of 9 minute miles seem quite distant but who knows ...

Need Training

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 16:28

http://www.cambridgeandcoleridge.org.uk/index.php/road-running/running-for-beginners    ? You might want to just have a chat with them and see what they say.

4 Weeks Until Half-Marathon - help!

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 12:36

One suggested plan - see how it sounds to you (as really it's all about what works for you personally)

1. Wait until you are actually well
2. Then resume training from where you left off (10k) but do anything over 5k runwalk, starting with 1 min run 1 min walk. The idea behind this is you get the confidence you can cover the distances but don't have a big jump in actual running.

Even if you do the whole thing run 1 / walk 1, that adds, what, 25% perhaps to your time? 

Just a couple of thoughts for you to play around with anyway. Best of luck.

PS and yes I too have had to take a month off and then decided to do the race anyway, did it run/walk, finished fine if really not fast!

Marathon help for beginner please!

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 08:25
Well with running the blood gets pumping - when we stop moving, BP can go down. Possibly if you find yourself having to walk round quite a bit after a run (eg frantically tidying in my case!) you might notice it's different.
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