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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 22:57

Shades - yeah it feels the same as before. It wasn't too bad today. needless to say I didn't go run this evening. I know it is from pushing so hard at the track and it probably is caused by the sudden change in pace plus I think I haven't been on the bike as much either which might be a contributing factor. 

I was planning on doing the paddock wood half as my first race of the new year and later on in the year I wanted to do dartford half again. I now have a slight dilema. Paddock wood is on the 29th March (day before my birthday) and i received an email saying the date for the dartford half has changed.....it is now on the 15th March. I want to do both but not sure it would be wise as by then I'd be training for Windermere..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 22:22
Khanivore - sounds like you are well on your way towards your ultra training.

I had an ok run tonight. Shins hurt a little but nothing serious. We did 7 miles of hills so am a bit knackered but feeling slightly better. Will see how my legs feel in the morning...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 14:23

Afternoon everyone.. Hope you are all well...

training hasn't been as flowing as I would of like as I think I am pushing a little too hard on the track and I end up with pains down my shins. Initially I thought it could be DOMS but I thought they would disappear as your muscles warmed up during a run. The past few 6+ mile runs I have done were done through gritted teeth as the pain didn't go away.. It was slightly worse running downhill than up but on a scale of 1-10 I'd say a 5-6 so fairly uncomfortable, not enough to stop me running but Enough to Not enjoy my runs. 

Saying that, I have a hill session with the club tonight, 5 laps of a park which includes 4 hills of varying steepness per lap. So in total 20 hills...should be fun lol

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 16:07

Shades - That plan has race day at the end of it so the training is for 20 weeks and the race..it has a lot of hill sessions in it and the speed work is in the final 10 weeks. I might start to follow it once my next 10k is out of the way and ill see how i get on. I did wear my HRM for my last 10k and i got to a max rate of 183 bpm but averaged at 176. ill look into various different training options.

SK - glad the slower paced run went welL despite the "lovely summer weather" lol. 

Big_G - It astounds me how some professions are able to be so incompetent specially when dealing with very sensitive matters. You would think that the years of training would help them understand that its peoples emotions that are being effected.   

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 08:08
Morning shadies..
Well it's another warmish day so hope to get out for a few miles.. Legs are still tender from the fast track sessions as that is most the running im doing at the moment. I need to get on the road and bit more.
Shades - I was looking for training plans that deal with base training for sub 3 marathons and I found a great site but my only issue is that the longest run is 18 miles which I find strange.. The average per week is 28m/week and rises to 52m/week. It does include loads of Hill work abs some speed work in the last 10 Weeks. At no point does it state the pace of the runs though..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 16:54

afternoon all...

Somewhat cooler today so might get the winter gear out. I'm having to find the strength to get out and run rather then sit indoors nice and warm. Had a good club session on tuesday. 4x400m, 6x800m and 4x400m all with 50m walk 50m jog recovery. a tough session and I didn't kill myself this week. 

Keith - sorry to hear of your fall. might just be a pain in the arse. (sorry i couldn't resist) hope you recover quickly.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 13:13
SK - when I was training for Chester I actually listened to the advice I was given by Shades and it worked a treat. I kept my weeklyv runs the same, normal runs and track sessions on Tuesdays but then on Sundays I slowed right down and ran at 8min/mile and it made a huge difference although frustrating as I like running fast.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 09:42

Morning all....

Mamafox - absolutely fantastic report thank you...It felt like i was reading a best selling novel and i felt like i was there with you being able to smell the brandy barrels as you ran through the distilleries. Well done on your efforts.

I decided to head out for a run yesterday, despite still feeling a little under the weather and i must say i now feel a lot better as a result. I planned to run about 6 miles just to blow the cobwebs away but ended up running 8.5, which isnt a huge run but I enjoyed it.I ran a fair bit of it through Greenwich park and the autumnal colours are spectacular (although we should almost be into winter). Day off today so will head out this morning and possibly do the same route again..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 17:01
SK - Im doing the paddock wood half in march. It's a great race fairly flat but really enjoyable...
I had hoped I had got over this lurgy but it looks like it is still hanging around. I'm itching to get on with training but want to get 100% before pushing forward..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 07:50
Shades - I shall hang my head in shame. Glad the new shoes feel good. I must admit I have never heard of them but it seems that they do what it says on the tin.
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