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2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 19:28

Stuart sounds like your diary will be full!! Good training this week, 14 miles is longer than my long weekend run at the mo!!  

Stewart sorry to hear about the injury - as NP says aqua jogging is great for injured runners. Simulates running better than anything else. Also looking at NP's post re oxygen; the hyperbaric chamber in Inverness takes injured runners!! 

Tek hope the weather improve for your running, it must be tough.   One benefit of being in the chilly North.

Ollie great target for Abingdon  your angry running made me laugh! I know if I think about something that makes me cross when running I always end up running faster  no geese with me but last night there was a pine marten that looked quite fierce! 

NN only Frankfurt in the diary. Not many races up this way. I have entered Cairngorm Hill TT on the bike  Nice tempo running! 

Good luck for Fort Bill OH! 

NP great to see you're off the bench  Nice mix of training. I found aqua jogging so tough!

Hill reps for me yesterday morning - 20 times up a short hill. Went for a pedal at night with a couple of friends and my legs were so tired. This morning I decided to cycle up to Cairngorm ski car park - just from Aviemore so a short spin - but again the legs didn't want to play. An easy 45 minute run tonight. Rest day tomorrow 


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 19:22

MG1 very well done, that sounds like an amazing experience.

Ollie that was a great MP run - do you think you will be aiming for that pace? When is your marathon and which one?

How is the plan going Stuart? I always end up juggling sessions around!! 

MG7 hope the taper week is going well. Are you doing an event in Aviemore or is it a holiday?

Well done on the LSR Teknik. Do you take cash for water? I'm so lazy I hate carrying a bottle.

NN well done on the 10k - still a cracking time! Nice to have company on the long run.

A good mix of training OH.

Did an easy 45 minute run yesterday then at night a 90 minute turbo with tempo intervals. This morning a 30 minute recovery run and tonight 5 * 5 minute intervals off 1 minute recoveries on the treadmill (rainy out!!)  


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 17:00

Tric know what you mean about speed and age! 

Stuart well done on the long speedy run. Also great park run and good to save the sub 19 for another PB!!

Ollie hope the early run went well.

Teknik 11.3 miles is a decent shift in the heat.

A new experience for me on Thursday - mountain biking! My friend (ex British MTB champ) loaned me one of her full sus carbon bikes. What a workout, I was exhausted!! Back to normal training after a rest day on Friday; a 12.5 mile run yesterday, my longest since Frankfurt 2014 then a  40 mile spin today (with coffee and cakes) followed by a 5.85 mile run.


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 08:44

NP hope the calf improves soon! 

Well done on the early miles Cal and have a great holiday!

Sub17 thats an interesting approach - is the low run mileage due to injury? 

Ollie that sounds like a nice 15 miles. 

Good luck with the race MG1. 

Great that you got out HM4! 

Stuart well done carrying on with the 11 in thunder!! 

OH well done on the 21.

Dr D thats a tough shift doing the back to back miles.

Tek hope things cool down a bit for you.

Had a great cycle Monday night after a fartlek run. Legs complained a bit after two runs. Cycled up Cairngorm to the ski car park on Tuesday morning which was amazing then an easy short run in the afternoon. A treadmill run yesterday as I'm too chicken to go out in thunder then a turbo in the evening. Hill reps planned today and hopefully a pedal in the sun. 


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 11:39

Dr D hope the bikes are ok! My summer bike has a squeak and no idea what it is - hope its not the bearings. Planning a Cairngorm spin tomorrow as I believe that's summer for us up here!! 

Great weekly mileage Stuart, Ollie and Tek! And lots of great long runs; sound really tough in the heat. Cal I don't mind laps for the long run, sounds nicer than busy roads.

Did an easy 5.5 miles after the bike rr marshalling yesterday - had to as I ate a shameful amount of cakes at the hall afterwards - then another 5.5 this morning but really creaky today!! Hope the second run goes better.


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 20:36

Stuart you are absolutely flying! You definitely have the speed so current PB is irrelevant 

Nice 12 miler Ollie and great that it was goose free!   Also super speedy park run and well done on the 2nd.

Sub17 I agree, by the time you buy the frame and get it all assembled much cheaper getting a bike - also if you had a new frame you would probably want a new groupset and of course the all important wheels!!  

Nice hilly run OH.

Great park run result Cal! 

Teknik good that you got a recovery run done despite the heat.

Did my first park run in two years today - worst park run time (I've only done 4). Tried to take it easy at the start but pace was very even - 20:46, second lady and set a new course best for my geriatric category! Arrived too late for a wee jog to warm up so happy enough with that.


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 22:45

NN yes I have my own treadmill in the garage; keep waiting for it to break down as it's a fair age now! Great long run today and sounds like you paced it perfectly.

Stuart thats a very impressive MP run. Your marathon PB must be around 3 hours now or is that your target? I didn't get out for a second cycle on Tuesday. Legs were a bit trashed after intervals and the fast cycle.  

Thats a busy race schedule Cal.

Dr D I think I would have forgotten where the car was after all that!! 

Gaz great threshold session.

Well done HM4.

Teknik great MP session. 

Sub17 did you come off the bike for the frame to break? Do you have any bike in mind? I would be devastated if I broke my bike! 

Ollie hope you have no after effects of the tumble! Well done on the PB! 

An easy short run and turbo for me on Wednesday then 10 mile run on Thursday (8mm av) with a 30 mile cycle at night. Rest day today then a couple of short runs over the weekend. Will be marshalling again - at my club's stage race this time. 


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 15:02

NN great to feel bouncy - rarely happens to me! 

Amazing commute miles Teknik, I would be asleep at my desk!

Stuart good that the leg is no worse.

Cal well done getting some yoga done.

More great miles Ollie. 

Got out on the bike last night, 30 very breezy miles. This morning was some treadmill intervals (6 miles in total) then got out for another 30 mile pedal, That one was a little bonus and plan another one tonight if the legs don't complain too much,


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 13:30

Stuart and Gaz nice 2 mile efforts; I hope the injury is behaving Stuart.

Stewart looks like the rehab is going well - fingers crossed!

Cal nice 11 miler the day after park run.

NN great mileage; building nicely! 

Ollie well done on the big negative split! Hope todays easy run goes to plan!! 

Dr D great 10k time  and well placed.

A fun day for me marshalling yesterday in the rain. Love the noise of all those expensive wheels make as they pass! A full field of 60 and always a bit anxious seeing them whizz past on the corner but no falls on my patch! I had entered the ladies road race but it was cancelled as there were only 11 entrants  A nice easy 5.4 miles for me this morning  and planning a pedal later on today.


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 11:16

Cross post Ollie and Cal - well done both on great park runs! 


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