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2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 21:07

Have lost so many posts  not sure if its RW or my broadband or a combination... so here's the short version.

Gaz can't wait to hear how today went. 

Good luck tomorrow NP and Ollie. 

Well done to everyone out training in the cold and parkrunning today. 

Have been doing the usual mix of easy runs, intervals. Got lost off track in the woods today so didn't quite manage 10 miles in 80 minutes.


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 17:19

Well done on the parkruns Sub17, Ollie and Cal. Ollie hope you're not coming down with something!

Stuart mixed news from the physio but great that you are feeling an improvement? Does the physio say no running til mid January?

Cycled to the sports centre today and yesterday for my run - means I get the cycle and the run done together but the legs were really tired today. Yesterdays run was a 6 minute threshold run followed by some hill reps then threshold to finish. Today was an easy run along the canal - 10.35 miles av pace 7:52mm. A tired cycle home. Only around 8 miles each way but on the heavy old mountain bike and with a rucksack makes it a bit tougher! 


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 18:42

Sub17 good that you have your goals set for 2017. 

NP I find cold air a struggle too. Hope that your asthma doesn't play up too much. Nice quality training again and well done on the XC at the weekend.

Cal good that the ankle is ok!! Fingers crossed its still ok tomorrow. Nice to get new shoes 

Gaz well done on the flat 6 - makes a change from the hills for you! 

Ollie nice training as always. I hope it stayed dry. How long is your marathon build up? 20 weeks?

Stuart and OH well done on your XC. Stuart yours sounded horrid - I'm not keen on mud! 

It's been a bit cold here over the last few days but have been running every day. Tried intervals on the grass on Monday but the pace was shocking  the grass was totally white with frost and my legs felt like made of lead but I did them so happy enough... Turbo night with the cycle club last night (about 1hr 20)  and an easy run then for todays threshold intervals I decided to stay in the garage! 5 * 5 mins with 1 minute recovery. Felt a bit better than on Monday! 


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 11:46

Nice parkrun Cal and 2nd place.  I always use miles, just habit. Inverness is the same as yours, 3 mile loops plus a bit. Think I will do a few parkruns in December.

Sub17 I would find it impossible to keep knocking time off every week, think I would aim to peak on certain dates and just use the others as training runs. 

Gaz that sounds a bit scary! 

Ollie I hope you had a good parkrun. Nice run yesterday with strides. 

Stuart I hope the XC has gone well; you are certainly building the miles and speed again! 

OH nice 8 miles with no niggles! 

NP I hope the club handicap went well for you. 

First run of the season on snow today. Such a sunny day it was lovely but the cold makes breathing a challenge and the legs felt like wood! 8 miles done at easy pace.  Got my London acceptance confirmed yesterday - number 534  Happy days!!


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 11:50

Good miles for mid-week Ollie. 

Teknik I hope you're enjoying the cooler weather! Well done getting out in the rain 

Another nice mixed session parkrun; I hope that you are enjoying your rest day 

Well done on the bouncy run Cal - it's great when you get one of those  

First run for me since Sunday, a nice easy 5.5 miles. A bit windy but I managed to avoid the heavy showers which makes a change! 


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 22:45

Wow thats a shocker for Stirling OH. I'm always amazed that so many are willing to pay so much - cycling events can be expensive too.

Ollie you've made me feel a whole lot better about my book backlog!! I must have around a dozen  Nice to have an easy day. 

NP 10 miles with the club is good after such a short time back. 4 years - time does fly!!

Teknik a nice weekly total 

Cal its so much better to be a healthy weight and non-smoker! 

No run today as feeling even more rubbish than yesterday but hope that by being 'good' and resting that I'll get better quicker. 


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 12:36

Thats a bit steep for a 5k Stuart, almost as bad as the Inverness 10k which is over priced. Hope the gym goes well, first time in the gym for me yesterday in a long time! 

Ollie hope the canal run is good. In Inverness thats my fav route around the Caley canal - always pretty. I finally finished the book I've been reading for weeks (An Englishman in Madrid) but in fairness I did read Chris Froome's biography and others at the same time. Now to look at my book backlog and decide what to read next....

Cal good news on the heel. I started running again on Thursday and felt creaky and immobile - think it's just age!! I started the glue challenge too, only on week one, but then though what do you do when it ends - can't carry on increasing it!?

Sub17 well done, great parkrun time!

NP well done on your parkrun too. I've been watching the remembrance parade past the cenotaph and was trying to recall the year you were there with your broken arm (3 years ago?) I ran round Frankfurt with my poppy.

I seem to have caught a cold (the usual post marathon) no sneezing just a yucky cough. Went out for a very easy 5.5 miles this morning. Yesterday I cycled to the gym and for the first time in months did some upper body work, then cycled home, almost 2 hours on the bike. Only three runs since Frankfurt but now 50kg - think my metabolism goes a bit mad after a marathon as I always lose weight after it then start training and put it on again! Probably losing muscle and putting on lard. 


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 18:28
OH you seem to have done the most races on the thread so a rest from racing must be due.
Ollie nice to get a change of run!
NP lots of good running, I hope you enjoyed the rest day today.
Teknik I hate when that happens especially at this time of year when the rain is so cold. Hope you mananged to avoid it if out today.
An easy 5.4 miles for me today but so windy it didn't feel terribly easy. Nice to get out. Good luck to any racers or park runners this weekend F

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 09:47

Nice to see lots of spring marathon plans being made and lots of good training.

Well done on the continued streak Ollie and the core work. I couldn't agree more with your post of yesterday  re global politics.

First run since Frankfurt this morning, only 30 minutes easy. A bit creaky but great to get the trainers on again  treated both summer and winter bikes to new chains (the summer one will be on the turbo now) and now to change the tyres over .


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 22:14
A decent total for the week Teknik.
Mace it is so good to hear from you! injuries are just horrid. I had two years with little or sporadic running and yes two years ago at Frankfurt I did 3:15:16! Great that you are back running and that is a high mileage for your comeback week! Great having you back
OH well done on the run today.
Ollie nice one getting the core work done.
Sub17 another nice mix of training.
NP I booked my flight to London today so should be there if everything holds up! Where does the XC race take place? Is it in NY? Sounds great
Cal it's the same up here, a lot colder now!
Still resting here but did an abs class today!! Will get the bike out at the weekend but enjoying the week off.
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