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P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 09:46

Hi all - just checking in to see how everyone did at Chester!  I have had shite few weeks with illness and life getting in way of training so I swapped my full marathon place to the metric.  Had a lovely race, really enjoyed it and finished in 2:14.  Was great to link in with the marathoners but felt a bit of a fraud!   Saw Mennania at the finish too.  Well done everyone - you all sound like the magic P&D did the trick and am interested to also read the success with the Hanson plan too.  



English Half Marathon (Warrington) - place wanted

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 21:31

I am after a place for this Sunday's Warrington Half marathon, if anyone has one.  

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 14:47

I have 12 miles planned tonight and in my plan I have 2 x 12 milers this week and one of those has 7 @ LT pace.    

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 14:46

Ha, yes - many a time I have ran in front of a car at a junction JUST so I don't have to stop during a tempo session.  It seems death is more appealing than a dodgy split. 

Madbee - yes I did Manchester then London the week later, then kept up distance training as had an ultra booked in June but had to pull out of it.  So I have pretty much kept up consistent running, just not PB marathon mileage. However I am not attempting a PB at Chester...  (we all know I will cos I is a twat). 

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:57

Scott - You do know you won't die from running in the rain?   Get a grip and go find a WAG in Wilmslow whilst wearing your shortest porn shorts and a vest. 

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:56

Flapping a bit.  Will the 12 week plan be enough?!  Feel like I am not getting enough weekly miles in. I had to abort my long run yesterday due to feeling absolutely shit.  Trying to train for marathon during summer holidays when kids are off proving very tough. Things occurring in real life which are making me wonder whether I am mad for attempting a marathon again. ARGHH. Why are we addicted to this running shit?!

SRS - Race it, I would.  15 days is loadsa time to recover.  

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 10:12

Morning all, just scanned to have quick catch up, good running everyone. 

15W stop fucking hopping. 

Madbee - I have not done many 5-10k races and not raced a Half properly (did Liverpool this year but didn't "race" it) for 18 months but my PB's are (I am female)

5k: 22:08 (2012)

10k: 46:10 (2012)

Half: 1:41 (2013)

Marathon: 3:48 (2014) 

Reporting some running this week but not much as been away beginning of week with kids so rested until Thursday.  Thursday did 11 mile easy (I am on week 8 of 12/55); last night did 10 with 5 at LT pace (7:45m/m finishing with final 2 at 7:39/37m/m). Going to have to do 7 easy today (plan has 2 x 5 recovery runs this week but can't fit them in) then doing 17 on hilly trails tomorrow. So missed 3 miles in the training if week goes to plan.  Those 3 miles will haunt me.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 12:50

Hello back to everyone!  

I too have problem with the conversions from HM pace to MP.  My marathon PB is 1:41 (Feb 2013).  I managed 2 months later a 3:52 at Manchester 2013.  Then I ran a 1:43 (although in awful weather) at Liverpool pre Manchester 2014 and did a 3:48.  My friend did her second marathon in 3:29 at Manchester and she ran a 1:36 at Liverpool Half.  She converts perfectly. She only came 3 minutes in front of me at the Stafford 20 mile race but I was 18 minutes behind her at Manchester. Everyone different, I suppose!  The Fetch Half to marathon calculator far more accurate.  I don't seem to reach my potential at marathon distance, I really struggle last few miles to keep my legs moving.  

Mennania how are you?  Not seen you around on the racing scene, have you done any local ones recently?  You doing Lake Vyrnwy?

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 09:29

Sorry to hear about your ishoooos with your leg 15W, definitely seek out physio advice rather than GP.   Yes, I did do Manchester, kind of followed P&D again but not to the letter and PB'd with a 3:48. Then I did London the week later and took that easy in 4:06.  Absolutely loved London, it was brilliant.  Spent whole time hi fiving the kids and smiled all way around, most enjoyable marathon I have ever ran!

ACP - I am not sure I have a PB in me for Chester, Manchester is a fast course but a course PB would be good, I did 3:54 at Chester 2 years ago.  I went out to do the 16 with 10 at pace yesterday but at 6am neither myself nor my running friend who came with me, had anything in us!  We just did the 16 miles easy pace but it was a hard run. So will have to do that this weekend.   That is probably due to fact I haven't ran 16 miles since May! 


P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 15:06

Can I join you lot?  Decided to do Chester and am following the 33-55/12 plan.  God I hate these P&D bastards. 

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