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Sub 3h15

Posted: Today at 01:11
Sad news re Jeptoo but reading this I suspect she might be the top of the iceberg - I think the word is Rampant...

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 11:49
15West - I've PMd you...

I must have an old edition of P&D as its defo got the 24 week plans - they're pretty hard core tho so perhaps they've taken them out in the reprints.


Sub 3h15

Posted: Yesterday at 09:36

And... I'm back.


Finally got hold of my extremely busy life and change of lifestyle and now determined to get back to running some good times.

Good to see some familiar faces and some new ones too. Will fill you in sooner or later on the changes recently and plans going forward, suffice to say it involves a spring marathon.

I find this thread a true motivator so a daily visit for me again is on the cards.

Keep up the good work peeps.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 09:22

Hey Peeps, sorry to jump in, but has anyone got their copy of P&D to hand?

I've come away without mine and I'm just "strategizing" with excel over my forthcoming winter training and need the first 6 weeks of the various 24week plans to plug in the spread sheet....

Don't really need the detail at the moment, just the daily mileage and workout type if possible.


Sub 3h15

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:14
Well done Badbark - great result! In your first ultra too!

Lorenzo - brilliant, that's a good chunk off your PB. I quite fancy the idea of the 2miler in Bat Park. I used to live just round the corner so know the park very well.

Jools - indeed, I was following the updates on Twitter too - to be honest I find Marigold a true inspiration and proof of what can be achieved if you focus and knuckle down to some serious hard work. I'm a bit behind on MT currently but looking forward to listening to his interview.

Blisters - ah bu**er that doesn't sound great but unless they've amputated I'm hoping that a year off is on the pessimistic side!

Gul - great confidence builder!

For me today I'm hoping to get out at some point for a very slow tester at something a little longer that I've been running recently but still probably I the single figures, maybe push to 10 but seeing as I'm on a very long road back I need to be cautious.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:02
Morning all!

Just popping by quickly to let you know there's a great article in The Times today about off road, or "wild" running today.

Might be worth a look.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 14:28
Badbark - good luck tomorrow! Let us know how you get on with Matt Fitzgerald???s diet plan - I'm just now reading his book with interest.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 07:08
Gul - what barbers/hair dressers are open at this time in the morning?!??!

Leslie - not sure to be fair if I've met anyone who 220-age works for - let alone runners!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 07:04
Morning all, an "easy" few again for me today. Still hard work but I've got to keep telling my self it will get easier and it's going to be worth it in the end.

Thanks for all the tips on shoes - I've read lots of good things about the inov8s but I have a tendency to turn my ankle probably need a little more supportive unfortunately. It's seems I'm going to have to change my normal retailer and actually leave the house to go to an actual shop!

SB - watch out on those ribs. I cracked a rib and damaged my intercostal muscle a few years ago playing rugby and the pain sounds very similar. Not that you can do a lot for ribs other than rest them so they can heal. Go easy.

Happy running y'all!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 11:44

Morning All,

"Easy" few miles to the station this morning. A little tough to be fair but I guess it's going to be a long road back.

PMJ - Cheers for the info on WAVA - I can't get the link you posted to work but I get the idea. Many thanks - now to break the world record...

Speedy - Yes not cheap - I didn't do them all but a lot of them you can "take" during the same session on the machine so they give you a very sizable discount for multiple tests. I think if you did them all individually you'd end up with a bill the wrong side of a grand! Way, way beyond my budget.

Leslie - My max HR on the test came in at 183 (from HR data I've recorded in the past in races this was bit lower than I expected but that is old data). This doesn't affect the final figures too much as they work out the results based on blood tests that are taken throughout though. It also shows that the "210 - age" rule of thumb doesn't work for me as that would give me 172.

Poacher - Sorry to hear about the job vs training woes. I'm sure Comrades will be ok though. I'm basing that assumption on the second part of your post (and I paraphrase) Multiple marathons - it's easy to do 2 in a weekend....

And finally a Question - seeing as the hilly trails/paths around me don't seem to be drying out any time soon I think that I need to get me a pair of trail shoes. Currently I run in Kayano on the road as I need some stability but have no idea when it comes to trail shoes. Looking for some recommendations to stop me slipping over every few steps. Any help would be appreciated.

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