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2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 22:13

NN saw the run on strava - fantastic result, well done!! 

NP you ran your 20 the best way - love when you turn and it suddenly gets easier  Was thinking about you yesterday - an icy morning and two fire engines going to attend an accident rolled off the road on ice just up from my house as I was heading out on the bike. A horrid thing to happen and two of the lads had to be cut free by their colleagues. 

Stuart what a fantastic park run time, you are flying!

Lots of good intervals - Teknik, MG7.

OH great to get your first 200 done 

Stewart sounds like you did the right thing rather than push it.

I did my first threshold interval session in over a year on Wednesday and was happy enough with sub 7mm for the 5 * 5 minutes - loads of room for improvement but its a start  . Club run on the bike yesterday. Was put with the fast group and taking the town stop/start time out we averaged 19mph for 55 miles, absolutely hanging in there and by the end had to get a push on the back to get me to the front on one of the spells, could have done with that all the way round . Ran today, just an hour but did my first run with hills since summer 2014  so all in all a good weekend! 



2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 19:38

MG1 great monthly total, hope the throat clears up.

Teknik good to see the recovery going well.

NN not doing London, too expensive for just another run. Run training has not been great and I think you invest so much in marathon training (and i am so injury prone) I would only commit to another one if in PB shape.

Stewart well done, great run today and an amazing difference from up Daviot way - snow knee deep!

Stuart that's an amazing weekly total, great you got the 20 done today - no hangover then?

How did the race go NP?

OH well done getting out yesterday. I managed an hour at 8mm av pace in horrendous gales and horizontal snow. That was enough and my longest run in a few weeks. No ill effects but far too icy/snowy for the road bike today so ambitiously took the old bike (20 year old shopper) into the wood. Hilarious and fell off a few times but a good laugh and a fairly soft landing in the snow. Hope to get back to regular training tomorrow.


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 19:24

Are you doing the race or long run tomorrow Stuart - forecast looks rubbish! 

Teknik good news on the recovery. 

Dr Dan fantastic weight loss! Would be happy to get back to 50kg but that last 1.5kg don't want to shift....and I love cakes too much!!

Stewart take care with all the miles over a few days. So windy again tonight. OH must be wild in Orkney.

NP hope you had a good run today. 

Double run/turbo Monday and Tuesday but felt a bit rubbish again last night so just did an hour on the turbo and rest tonight. Hopefully be better to get out at the weekend.


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 22:50
Great miles Stuart and good luck with the unplanned 3k. Paris Roubaix is 9th April. The pros do it the following day and add 100k!
Take care Teknik, I think I underestimated how good rest is when I'll.
More great training NP, are you still taking Buddy on all your runs? I don't suppose you would get out the door without him now.
Fantastic pace Mg1, especially in a gale!
Stewart I'm not surprised you're a bit creaky after the hard miles at the weekend.
Back to it with an hour on the turbo at 5:30am today - progressive- then a 30 minute easy treadmill run tonight.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 21:06

Just had a quick read back but pea size brain cannot recall everything to comment on, suffice to say so much quality training and racing going on. Well done to all.

Been a bit unwell the last 2 weeks, never been off work so much in 29 years. Went on club (cycle) run yesterday and coughed for the full 55 miles so think that set me back a bit. Managed 5 miles today, first outdoor run in 2 weeks and hopefully will start to build again tomorrow. Decided not to do London  As NP says only 13 weeks and that's just not enough time to build the miles and aim for a PB. Hopefully will do an autumn marathon. Have entered Paris Roubaix sportive as a consolation.


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 20:21

Stewart it was a cracking day here. Love the new path down the other side of the canal! 

Stuart good luck with the MP run tomorrow if you do it.

Teknik take care, think I would be opting for the LR.

Well done sub17.

Great long run MG1. When is your target marathon?

Eek OH sounds a bit scary re Aberdeen runway! 

NP great park run today.

An easy 8.5 miles for me this morning, cold but lovely and calm. Picked up some horrid lurgy at work so no club run for me tomorrow (cycle). The thought of 3 hours in cold rain doesn't inspire me so an hours progressive turbo followed by a 30 minute run will do. 


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 13:36

Stewart that's a great run last night and well done on keeping up the physio exercises.

Nice intervals MG7.

NP and MG1 more good consistent training.

Stuart good plan to rejig recovery week when feeling tired - best to avoid the chance of illness and injury.

Teknik that's an impressive run with a chest infection. Hope you don't have an reaction to it.

Club turbo night on Tuesday, 45 minutes with intervals last night and an easy 45 minutes this morning although before 6am nothing feels easy! Turbo tonight and rest day tomorrow.


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 13:54

Well done on the LRs Stuart, NN, MG7 & OH.

NP sounds like your weather has been wet and windy too. Hope you find a dry pair of trainers for club run!

Welcome Rob and Jock.

Stewart I hope that hip settles down. Back to JS tonight?

MG1 I have a VLM place but not sure how the ankle will react when I increase the mileage/intensity. Not too fussed about races but for a change I might do some time trials on the bike although I'm not buying a TT bike!

Back to work and a 6am short run, very envious of your full time athlete status NP.


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 21:33

Sounds brutal NP, great pace.  I haven't bought new running shoes for about 2 years so will have a look at the adidas ones. The ankle is ok but not been running much or fast recently. Hope to start upping the mileage this week.


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 19:48

Great run today Stewart, I hope the hip recovers fast.

Nice to see lots of New Year goals being set.

Well done on the age group win NP  a fantastic start to the year.

Impressively high mileage also Stuart.

Went out on the bike yesterday morning, a calm day in Inverness but over the hill at Leys got blown off, the cross wind was crazy, so we turned back. Only 30 miles but legs mince for the run later, 7.5 slow miles in an hour. 41 miles on the bike this morning. 


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