Iain Love

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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 11:16
Shades - so far is just Chester this year. I might do a half and /or a 10k which will be part of the training... I want to stay injury free for next year as I want to set a good time for London and possibly Edinburgh next year.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 22:07

Evening all...

Big _G - I'm so happy that Clair's tribute 10k went well.. I know how much it meant to you..

Louey - the injury has frustrated the heck out of me specially since I ended last year on 5 pb's. But I listened to doctors orders and it looks like it has paid off...

I had a really good run yesterday, I ran in a charity 10k organised by a friend of mine, in memory of his nephew who died from cardiac arrest unexpectedly. When we started I realised there were runners among us So I obviously couldn't take it too easy. Myself and another guy broke away from everyone and we picked up the pace and made it into a race. Due to bad route markings we went off route and ended up running an extra 2 miles but I was quite happy to do the extra mileage. Finished the 8.2miles in 56 min, not as quick as I can run but the pace is still there and it felt good to stretch my legs. Now back to the slower running...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 21:59

Evening folks, Its been a wee while since i have popped in to say hi although, i have been lurking occasionally. Glad to see everyone is still fighting fit and well...

The Past few months have been very tough from a running (or not) perspective..I've been resting as much as possible to allow my injury ( posterior tibial tendonitis) to heal properly. Just when it seemed it was healing nicely, around mid april, I developed severely painful feet and the arches in my feet dropped, possibly linked to the tendonitis. Walking became difficult so i bought gel insoles and new trainers for everyday use and "touch wood" all seems to have sorted itself out. I started running again a few weeks ago but only once or twice a week. This week has been a good week as i have managed 3 runs so far and all completely pain free, aside from muscle ache..and i have learned to slow things down too. onward and upward i say..

Shades - That friend of mine that used your plans for his first marathon has asked me to thank you as he managed to run the entire race and come home in 4:39, which i was so happy for him. He has already started looking for another race to do...


Sub 3 Tom: #asics262

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 22:33

Jooska, if that's the results from volume training then I'll try increase my weekly mileage. I ran a 2:58 on 30 mpw so just imagine what a 70 mpw could do..

Sub 3 Tom: #asics262

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 07:47
Wow 70 mpw...I struggled with 40mpw for my last race...

Sub 3 Tom: #asics262

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:12

I was wondering how to adapt a sub 3 training plan to help me edge towards a sub 2:50 race... Thanks Steve.

Sub 3 Tom: #asics262

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:05
Wow Mike thats a fantastic result. Congratulations

Sub 3 Tom: #asics262

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:30

Roundman - well done, great time. Both to get a pb and your sub 2:55 target. 

Tom - it is a bit of a bummer and just my luck but on a plus point, my legs are 100% even with the 4 matches of stop start running so once the bruising has healed I'll start planning where to start with training, might take the first few weeks to start rebuilding a good base before following a plan. I am determined to go sub 2:50.

Sub 3 Tom: #asics262

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 07:38

Andy, Literatin, Golfer - great running yesterday. Golfer, although it wasn't the result you were looking for it is still a great time.  I missed the marathon yesterday as I was taking part in a charity football tournament, which ended up with me in A&E with a severely bruised foot. (Metal studs stepped on my foot). I am eagerly waiting for the applications to open for next years VLM so I can get my gfa entry in...

Sub 3 Tom: #asics262

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 09:58

morning folks!! 

Malcs -  The weather was perfect on sunday. really was glad to have no rain though as the trails would of been quite muddy..

If i don't get a chance later, Good luck to all of those running London on sunday. I get quite jealous this time of year as I work in Blackheath and all the prep for the marathon is all around me..At least i can be glad in the knowledge that next year ill be ready to run. (just need to make sure i put my GFA entry in) 

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