Iain Love

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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 16:31
Shades - I've been thinking about something you said about, if I train properly and up my weekly volume and focus on things, that I'm capable of much faster times. (I believe I am faster than I've already run) So with this in mind I am going to get used to running 5/6 days a week so when Marathon time comes, it should be easier to add milage onto my existing regime.

Lily - I use the garmin 405 and aside from the time it takes to fine signal, I love it. It does loads and I can use it in biking mode too which is handy for my cycling events.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 22:37
Evening shadies... Been offline for a few days so just caught up with all the goings-on. Good luck to all the ballot entrants.. Stay positive and you'll all be successful. ????
I've been keeping my legs ticking over, running every other day as I don't want to lose the work I have done over the last few months. Will have to hold on for entering races for a little while till funds are available as I think this month with be a heavy one financially. Gives me time to work on my speed and get my other times down to where the race calculator days they should be.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 05:06
Just read in the vlm website. GFA entries open in June and they have reviewed the Manchester marathon fiasco and they will add 2 min to your time if you're under 70. So all those who were hoping to use Manchester to qualify have been allowed.. Woohoo I'll be doing London again.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 19:51
Big_G - looking at those pics gave me goosebumps. An amazing memorial to Claire. Hope those new meds work better and you're back on your feet 100%

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 15:03

does anyone get bloods taken to keep an eye on things? before London, i went to get my blood tested just to see what this way of eating is doing to the various components. as expected my cholesterol went up. both HDL (1.53)and LDL (4.39)but the ratio is ok and the triglycerides are down at 1.13. is this the kind of think i should expect!


People selling their VLM chips

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 14:47

Ive just had a look on ebay, some shirts are going for £76..I've got 3 edinburgh shirts, wonder what they will sell for...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 14:31

Shades - I have been thinking about how to pace it and even I know that doing the first 26.2 at MP will be suicide..I dont think i could of run any further on sunday, so i was thinking of running at 8min/mile for the first 26.2 and then if I feel up to it, I was going to pick the pace up until I either got to the 6 hrs or until my legs couldn't carry me any more. I guess i would aim for about 40 miles..

I spoke to a guy ,after finishing london, and he is the race director at hermes running club and heads up the uk and ireland comrades facebook page. His name is David Ross, a fellow southern african, and he said to me that if ever i decided to go into the world of ultras, that I should give him a call. could be interesting.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 13:52
Shades - I think the laps are 3.3 miles each. I'll make my decision this weekend about whether I'll run it or not.. If I do how do i continue with the training... Do I take a week to do a reverse taper then continue where I left off...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 12:45
Afternoon shadies.. Day off today so I managed to get out for my recovery run..only did a slowish 5 miles ana although my right quad is still a little tender, I felt quite good so please with that...
I've been starting to look at future events and still haven't ruled out the 6hr ultra in June. There is actually a series of them running over 2 weeks..various classic movie themed runs... The only thing I'm slightly annoyed at its the fact that it is a series of laps but as long as you complete one lap you qualify for a medal, so people will enter and just do one lap, whereas if want to run the entire 6 hrs..guess that's why they fill up quickly...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 13:28
KK - I do exactly the same. In curious about finding out what people look like so I use marathon photos to see. The idea behind the socks worked as I stood out and was easy to spot. Next time I might wear a bright yellow tutu..
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