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Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 12:54

Well I think it is time to close this thread off now unfortunately.

Louise i do hope you get to read this as I havent really had chance to say thanks properly and i know you have other priorities in life than helping to train me.

I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you have done for me. You have touched my life and helped me transform it. From being overweight and unable to run and a dead certainty for a heart attack I am now fighting fit, lost weight and in the best shape of my life. I simply would not have done it without you. 

I intend to continue running, i am still running three times a week and go to the gym twice, i am learning all the time, and have the GNR in September and the London Marathon in April 2017 already booked in. I am going for that 4hrs 30mins again.

But not only have you helped me, it has given me opportunity to get other running. One even met his current wife at a running club as a result of running from me suggesting he got going. 

I have two people at work running, and a few friends as well. So not only have you helped me you have inadvertantly helped many others.

I could go on and on, but i think you already know how greatful i am. I will never forger what you have done for me and will never forget you.

Should you find you have time again in the future and want to help your "little experiment" (as you once put it) i am all ears and would welcome the help. 

Thank you again.


(your little experiment)



Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 22:09

back today and now i need to get ready for the GNR 

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 22:54

Hopefully your still around LG.

If you are, i have not been able to run as we have no bathroom at present as it is being refitted so cant shower and next week i am on hols.

However i have been to the gym every day for the last 8 days and will be back running from the 22nd June, when i get back from hols.

Hope you are ok.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 23:03

Just to let you know, if you are still around, that i am still running 3 times a week and going to the gym at least twice

Hope to hear from you soon and all is ok with you.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 13:29

Did an 8km easy last night, all good but legs were aching from the race still lol.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 21:50

Well not a PB but was a good course PB getting 55:58.

Time to focus on the GNR now and aiming to get under 2 hours for the half marathon. Going to be tough i think, but i want to give it a good go.

I know you are busy LG, but do you think you will have time to continue my training? I understand that you have already put a lot of effort in, for which you know i am so grateful, and of course you will have other commitments.

Had 1hr gym session today.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 22:53

Not the best preparation for a race, the sore throat turned into a cold and only just got over it. Did 4km tonight, went out and was way too quick without noticing, so pulled that back alot and jogged and stopped early.

will do the usual leg moving run on Saturday for 3km slowly with some strides.

Not looking like great weather, big field and not the best preparation but if i beat my previous Manchester 10km time i will be happy - 57:12, my PB is 55:06.

I WANT, but probably wont get, sub 55 this time around.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 21:51

So much for running this week, man flu. I am clearing it up, hopefully tomorrow i can get out for a little jog and then again a short jog on Sunday, not the best preparation, but it is more of fun run this one this year, but i will still be giving it my all and hope to come out with a PB.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 20:04

Not the best LSR today. Got 5km out and my back pulled again - had to walk home 5km. Again nothing major will be ok for next Sunday but i will need to lay off the gym this week and run only. No bad thing i guess.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 14:58

I will look at 360 perhaps and see if i think it will do anything for me. I still run to keep weight down and dare i say it, now to look good hehehe, hence more work at the gym as well instead of swimming as much.

The time quite quite fast, well i wouldnt say that, but it was my fastest - 7mins 2 seconds with a slight cold. Yeah the heat is telling hence my 10pm run last week. It is nice though not being cold.

Manchester - not had a revised time, but i was 4:57:xx being 380m short. This time 4.48:xx being arguably 200m long. I think using the political swingometer this could equate to roughly last years being about 5:01 and this years being about 4:46, so a 15 minutes improvement. Had i not felt sick there was a potential 31 minutes improvement on the cards, if buts why wherefores i know. One thing is i know the training was perfect for me.

The 10km looks good weather hopefully, this could be my first race not to get a PB in, due to the crowds, if i go sub 55 it will be PB though.

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