Iain Love


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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 20:53
Big _G - I hope the ankle isn't too bad and a bit of rest will sort it out .

Well I managed to get out today for a warm 10k and although I started getting tired towards the end, I am glad I went out and thankfully the heat helped keep my pace down ..same again tomorrow ..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 16:57
Just reading through the posts it looks like everyone is doing very well and running powered by nuclear generators ...Hopefully today will be day one of training and I hope to get my mojo back. .I'll try run 5 miles a day just varying the route until I feel happy to increase the milage... Fingers crossed...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 10:03

morning all...Today has started out pretty well, I got my GFA  for VLM acceptance email.. what a relief but now i got to get training and avoid injury...

Over the past few months I have been monitoring my daily steps with an app on my phone. I always knew that I walked a lot with my job but i was quite amazed at how much i walk during the day..so far I have been averaging about 9 miles a day and 250 miles over the month. now to match my training to that and I'll be a happy boy!!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 20:57

Evening folks, hope you are well And running strong.

Unfortunately my running has taken a bit of a backseat again but not due to injury, my OH's nan passed away 4 weeks ago, so a lot of our time has been spent traveling around getting the funeral and estate sorted...due to that, I have decided not to run Chester as I can't afford another injury. I have instead entered the great south run in late October so at least I have got something to aim for as I wait for confirmation of my GFA application into VLM.

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.

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