Iain Love

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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 07:53
Shades - that made me chuckle... Very graphic in a cartoon sort of way.. Glad the niggles are on the mend..

Picked my new shoes up yesterday and took them out for a run.. They felt good but typicaly rigid of new shoes. Today is day one of increased cards in prep for Saturday. Looking forward to it and one of my mates has a helmet cam so the best bits will be filmed..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 18:15
Shades - I'm a typical aries, not scared of a challenge or setting sights high but I won't rest until I reach them. . And I want them now. .I know it takes many runners years to jump that hurdle but because I know I can do it and I will push myself hard to get there. . I must admit though. I have enjoyed the slower paced long runs.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 15:02
If all goes to plan I am aiming at sub 3 but I'd be happy with a PB. I've done a lot of cross training so my legs aren't bogged down with a build up of acids etc so all seems to be on course..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 14:14

Mowzer - Wow 10 in 10 absolute madness but well done..

Big_G - Good luck with the arrival of the littl'n

Emmy - great weekends running, congrats on first lady on the saturday. 

Shades - I shall now go sit on the naughty step and think about my bad behaviour. I did think as i started running "this is meant t be a slow run" but I thoroughly enjoyed the pace as i have been fairly disciplined  so far. Right now i am feeling fitter and better then any other time and I was able to see That I could get upto a faster pace and maintain it. My clubmate (who runs our group and is a sub 2:45 marathoner) has said to me that with a bit more training and racing experience, he could see me going sub 2:50. so that is a goal i can work towards over the next few years...

Legs feel great today but will jump on the bike for an hour or 2 and stretch them out.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 08:02
Morning all...
I had a very energetic weekend and spent most of Sunday exercising. It started with my long run (and I know I'll get my knuckles wrapped for this). I was just about to head out when I got an email from one of my club mates about heading out for a run, so I thought it would be good to have company. I ran the 3 miles to go meet him and we set off for a 12 mile run along the river. the pace very quickly got upto 6:20/mile and that's where it stayed. At the end I still had enough in the tank to run the 3 miles home. Total milage 18 miles in 2 hrs. I know it was faster then it should be but it felt so good and natural to keep that pace..then when I got home my Oh wanted to go for a cycle so we went out and did 16 miles..needless to say I was slightly tired in the evening.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 18:04
Just went to a sweatshop to get a new pair of shoes and they didn't have my size so I will have to order online. . Just hope I can get them delivered to my work and haven't left it too late.

SK - sounds like your son is following in your footsteps. . Well do ne too him.

Well last long run tomorrow, and Shades I promise to leave the pace at home. Then next Saturday is a short 75 mile off road cycle to Brighton and then taper weeks. .

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 08:02
Shades - unfortunately they didn't have my size.. I am struggling to get my size online so might have to go into a shop. I am surprised though as I thought 7 was fairly small for a men's shoe.. I'll look again but I need to get them ASAP as I ran 10 miles last night and I could feel that the cousioning was not as it should be.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 08:15
Morning all... Went for a good run last night and really enjoyed it but woke up this morning with sore heels so it's time for new shoes.. I was looking on sportsshoes and they have the asics kayano 20's that I currently have but then they have the same shoe in red but it is 20 quid cheaper. Would there be any difference in the shoe aside from the colour?

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 10:48

I cant believe that chester is only 3 weeks away (along with VLM ballot entries).Although I am probably over thinking it as I always do, I just hope I am ready. I know I can comfortably get to 20 miles with no problem, it is the last 6.2 that things seem to fall apart. Hope the cycling will have helped with the endurance aspect of things. I haven't run since my cycle on sunday as I have had tender knees, Thankfully not the joint but where the muscle joins the knee, but hope to get out this evening for a good run. Looks like I'll have to get the high vis gear out as the nights are really getting dark early now  which means the winter gear will soon follow..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 08:03
Shades - An easy 15 sounds good to me. No doubt I will go cycling in the afternoon with the family.

mamafox - Well done on your result. 20 min off is a great PB.
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