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The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: Yesterday at 21:04

That sounds like hard work OH. Hope the ankle wound heals fast.

Stewart a little cooler by 7pm - 28 degrees when I left Elgin. 

AGF nice 10 miles early on.

NN well done getting out between shifts.

MG1 I'm thinking the same but it's nice to be relaxed and just enjoy the training. 

An out and back route for me tonight with a few minutes faster on the way back.  Amazing how you think the legs will not move faster but they do!

Cross post Stuart, you have been doing a lot this week - a recovery week sounds good! 

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The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 20:38

Stuart that's a lot of miles you are doing, not surprised you are feeling tired.

MG1 I hope the double went well.

Well done HM4. Good that you are ready to build the miles.

An easy run for me tonight. 

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The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:02

Nice HM4! I just find my legs prefer the warmth as they don't feel like they are made of wood. When it's cold I take about 3 miles to warm up but when it's a bit warmer a mile or so is fine.  Must be age!

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The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 20:42

Fantastic result for your son NN. Well done on the class and run.

NP hope you got your sea swim - don't fancy swimming in a river! I recall doing our scuba navigation in Loch Ness as you can hardly see your hand in front of your face it's so peaty - yuck! And cold.

MG1 nice progressive run, one of my favourite sessions provided I don't go off too fast or it can really hurt by the end. 

Stuart that's a quality long run in the heat.

AGF you are banking some good miles. 

Stewart is that you on holiday now?

HM4 hope you are getting out, I remember how you hated the cold - this weather should be nice for you running in. 

Well the car said 24 degrees when I got home  so straight out to do some threshold intervals. Aim was five lots with 90s recoveries. Seemed a bit easier than a few weeks back but think it's the heat - love it.  There was quite a breeze too. Also managed to get out at 6am for an easy 30 minutes.

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The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 19:53

Oh no NP!! That's the worst about bikes, so much can go wrong. Despite that it sounds like a good day out. Frustrating about the age group placing but a fantastic marker for where the fitness is - amazing run! 

Well done getting out HM4. As NP says lots of time to get the miles in. 

Did my long cycle today -the Rapha ladies 100k - meant to get ladies on their bikes so really just a sociable cycle. Did almost 70 miles in total with the cycle to the start. Fairly chaotic at the start with trying to figure out the route etc but once we got going and settled into a group of 4 it was fine. The weather was great the whole time, nice and warm. To be honest we felt really sorry for ladies who had not cycled much as the route had 1,000m of climbing and some really steep little ascents. The legs really felt it as I've not cycled at all in the last few weeks and there was a pretty strong headwind for the last 10 miles or so but a good few hours outdoors. 

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The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 22:36
Good luck NP, you'll do great on the bike!! Well done Buddy

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 20:23
If the half is your focus Stuart then I would adapt my training for that and go for it!
AGF well done on the long treddie run!
Stewart take care with the old injury but great that things are going well and the bike will help.
The marshalling was good fun and the race started at 1:30pm and it did start to rain but only about half an hour and I had the umbrellas in the car as well as coffee and cakes!! The race was 54m three times round a circuit so plenty of time for coffee as the peloton pretty much stayed together with just a few falling off the back. Once the broom wagon passed for the last time we made our way back to he finish line to see the winner cross the line - a big group together and it was a great sprint finish! My cycle tomorrow is non competitive, should be fairly relaxed.

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 11:13

Stuart I know I wouldn't attempt a half PB within say 4-5 weeks prior to a marathon. For me the recovery would just not happen in time so it would be an MP run. I did my 10k PB 2 weeks before my target marathon so for me the 10k would be ok then see how you feel for the 5k - just rein back if you get any niggles! 

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The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:57

Stewart well done on that cycle! The hill up to Abriachan is so steep, don't fancy coming down onto the main Loch Ness road!!  Hope you get out for a run, still dry but fairly breezy here.

Well done MG1, will be good to hear when you get back home safely. 

Stuart good to get a run and a swim. Odd, I always seem to run faster into the wind too. I think maybe because I feel that I have to push against it more??

Did my Saturday run last night - hill reps and it was really warm! Then did Sunday's MLR this morning, a nice easy 12.4 miles. Cycling on Sunday, the Rapha ladies 100k that is taking place around the country, so thought I'd rather not do 12 miles or hills before it starts at 10am. Marshalling at a mens road race this afternoon. 

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The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 21:47

Good luck to your son NN! I try to do a quality run one day then an easy the next but doing intervals yesterday means I mucked that up!! 

Sounds like a plan Stuart although I'd prefer a run in any heat to a swim! 

Great running again MG1 - the rehydrating will be fun, assume a little alcohol is involved on hols! 

Tonight's run started easy then last 20 mins at threshold pace. I actually felt fairly strong tonight, maybe eating a bit better helps! I always eat lots but cut back on the rubbish so just had chocolate twice today. 

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