John Jenkins 8

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manchester marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 22:45

Cheers Ali and RRR for your comments. Just in case i do need to walk we are building in some Run/Walk LSR ie. run 18 mins then walk 2 mins, so i know how i will respond to it as a back up plan.

I dont fancy throwing up though Ali, but well done on continuing.

Good luck everyone this weekend, i look forward to reading some great training stories that will give us all that extra push and incentive.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 19:41

I left home at 6.30am this morning and drove to London, got home at 6.30pm and missed the Timperley snow. Will be out tomorrow night for 8miles so hope it doesnt freeze and get icy.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 22:39

Definately best with taxi if bringing the family. Get settled in to the hotel, then once in there maybe go to the Lowry Shopping Centre (not huge but ok, it is an outlet place), Imperial War Museum, walk around Media City (BBC buildings there), Old Trafford football ground or even go back in to Manchester for some great shopping once you have dropped all your bags off, and then grab something nice to eat, for you PASTA lol.


manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:27

I think i would agree with Pete, get a taxi, no stress and is 5-10 mins and will cost you max £8 to £10 to the door.

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:17

Wore the HRM for my 8km easy tonight but no joy, it simply is not connecting despite having a new battery fitted. I think it needs to be go in the bin.

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 12:55

Good afternoon LG. I have a question on pacing please.

Am i still doing my easy runs at 6.30 pace and my LSR at 7.30 pace?

I was thinking of maybe trying the shorter LSR (ie 20km) at marathon pace, which I think to get sub 5hrs would be as per the GNR being 7.00.

What are your thoughts on this or do i stick to the pacing plan?

Listen to this hahahaha. I have joined a facebook Altrincham Runners group, and they want me to lead some of their runs. Does that make me an official runner and not a beginner hehe. I have said i will run a 20km one this week to tie in with my runs but anything where it is very specific, ie the longer run/walk ones i want to go on my own. My plan is for me and i dont want any outside influences to ruin that. 

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 12:51

I feel so inferior to you guys. All this talk of sub 4 hours and i am on for hoping sub 5hr and not to get swept up lol.

Even with my limited knowledge I think Zonda your plan is light on those long runs. I would have expected that you would have maybe 3 x 20m+ in the plan with other runs up to around 10m to 12m and maybe one at 8m with increasing speeds for the shorter runs.

11 weeks to go on Sunday and i am getting very nervous now but so excited. It would seem that even you more experienced runners that you often seem to walk some of the race in the later stages. I am hoping to run all the way round but not sure if that will be possible yet.

The good thing is everyone posting on here is very focused and i expect everyone will get better or at least very close to their desired time. 

I just hope to get a fit female masseur at the end to rub my legs.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 19:14

Pete, have a look here -

you now know as much as me.

Remember the other expos are included, see bottom of the home page.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 16:59

Bonus got my free runexpo ticket today, assume Manchester local people will possibly be attending. Saves £12.00

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 14:54

30 mins swim done, that is getting easy now but i cant extend the time period as i go in my lunch hour.

Also booked in for 4 sports massage (3 weeks apart) starting on the 2/2 then 23/2, 16/3 and finally the 6/4. The race is the 19/4.

I have decided not to do the Oulton Half marathon, to keep costs down, it is getting expensive with massages which i think are more important to me than a trial race.

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