Iain Love


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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 08:02
Morning shadies... Hope you are all well and staying clear of all the germs that are going around.. I've haven't posted for a few days as I've had so much to sort out with Chester at the weekend and by sons birthday party on Friday.. (being brave and taking 10 five year olds bowling)
Yesterday I went out for my first and last run of the week and I had a really good SLOW run. I resisted all temptation to speed up and averaged at 7:30/mile so was happy with that. Now time to fuel up ready for Sunday..
No London place for me ????. Oh well I can now focus on halves for a while.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 06:28
Just a quick note. VLM ballot results are out today... So watch your doorstep for a red or white mag...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 19:38

I had a quick look at that "caveman diet" and it seems you would need to do a lot of planning in order to stay on course. I guess each to their own..

Last night i got the wii fit out for a bit of fun before retiring to bed. quite surprised to see that I have lost a fair bit of weight (I rarely use scales). I am almost the lightest i have been in quite a few years. Just after Christmas i weighed 69kg which was the heaviest i have been and now i am just above 60kg. I haven't been trying to lose weight but i have cut a lot of fat out of my diet.  I guess this slimming world that my OH is doing has helped me too..

Went and had a "nice" sports massage today and aside from slightly tender calves, I now feel ready for Chester...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 08:00
:-S Shades I do find it really tough to run slowly. even when I'm with someone who is slower then me I tend to push the pace up without trying... I guess I still got some self discipline to learn..
Sk - well done on your 10k time. Nice to see the family involved too.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:24
One of the guys in our club ran the Berlin marathon today and he come in At 2:31. Absolutely amazing running. .

Big_G - sometimes a change of scenery is a good thing. I am currently a postman and although it is still a good job considering the changes that have happened but it isn't something I would recommend to anyone who had been in a position of responsibility or management as you are treated like a number. ..But I guess that can be said about alot of employers atm.. I'm sure you will do what is right for you. .

Shades - I don't know whether I should be annoyed or pleased with myself . I went out for a run this afternoon with the intention to do about 10 miles. I did 12 miles in the end. I kept relaxed and just ran but found myself increasing the pace with no extra effort. I averaged 7:04/mile but I found that pace very easy. . Does that mean the faster paces are now part of my natural running style?

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 08:07
Shades - running with a hangover is probably up there as one thing I would avoid at all times...

Will head out for a light easy 10 miles today and enjoy the cooler weather. Just hope my aching arms can handle it.. I decided to make use of the nice weather yesterday and wash/polish and hoover the car. I underestimate how long it would take me and after 4 hrs I finished and it looks clean and shiny.. Phew.. That's what we get for buying a 7 seater but it was very satisfying to see it clean...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 11:11
Shades - padded insoles sound like the best option for now..
Emmy - health and safety only applies when it suits.. Everyone is having issues with the footwear. They are cheap quality and probably cheap price which is shocking since royal mail are one of the largest employers in the UK.
Slowkoala - that is pretty quick going. Glad your injury seems to be on the mend..

Just been for a 6 mile easy run and no issues with my heels (touch wood) is only when I wear my work gear. Moral of the story..... Stop working lol. ????

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 08:15
Morning all....
I must be a little apprehensive about our meet next week as I had a seriously psychedelic dream about it. And I didn't eat cheese prior to bedtime..
I woke up this morning with sore heels. I have been having issues with my work shoes as they are well past their time for replacement but we are only allowed 2 pairs a year and, considering I walk about 40 miles a week, the soles feel like concrete. I have been wearing some of my old running shoes but standing in them for a few hours at a time isn't great either so I'm stuck with how to prevent aching feet..might go for a light run and see if it is sore when I run.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 14:50
Big_G - I want to say that I admire your strength in dealing with the heartache you have endured. I know there is alot to keep your mind occupied for now and once you have the answers you need, you will be able to deal with this in your way...

Moore, Emmy - well done on your run. It sounds like one I might consider in the future..
As far as coffee pre race.. I do feel it helps me deal with my race nerves and the gels I use have Caffeine in them to and they make a massive difference...
Shades - Im happy with a 7pm meet and eat.. Lol

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:58
Shades - I think my son will love to have a chance to win a medal as he always wants to go running with me and he is my biggest supporter..Plus it will help to ease the boredom of waiting for us to finish.. I am ,frustratingly, at that point before a marathon that i start to question my training, whether it was enough or too much. I start to worry about pacing correctly and all that other stuff and its driving me insane. hope a light run tonight will help focus my mind. I was planning to position myself between the 3:00 and the 3:15 pacers bit I guess I'll see how the day goes.
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