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Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: Today at 09:21
Was daughters birthday yesterday so didn't run and my Xmas do tonight so no running. I will be running the 10km either Tuesday or Wednesday depending on my head. Will prob swim Tuesday, run 10km Wednesday but will see how it pans out.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 19:55

Cheers Gary, i just want to get to that finish line and prove i can do it to myself and the people who said i would never make it.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 19:21

HI folks, thought i would pop in and start reading this thread. This will be my first ever marathon. Iti is local to me, in fact my house is almost on the route itself in Timperley.

I just did a 22km run yesterday, took me a long time (2:40) but i managed it. That was my longest ever run have only done a half before.

Hoping that my training will let me see the finish line in one piece. 

I would be lying if i said i was not scared.

Seen a few comments about where people should stay the night before. So thought i would try to help out here. Stay on the Altrincham to Bury part of the tram line, it will save you having to switch trams on race day. The Altrincham side I know well, so i will mention the stations to look out for below:-

Altrincham - a few hotels here, travel lodge, Cresta Court, The Bowden ( a 10 mins walk the Altrincham station).

Navigation - Cresta Court again.

Timperley - The Pelican

Brooklands - Normanhurst Hotel, Belmore Hotel

Sale - Premier Inn (a little far out), Ambleshurst, Lennox Lea.

Dane Road - none that i am aware of.

Stretford - none that i am aware of being close, all about 1 mile away.

Old Trafford (Cricket Ground) - can get off here and walk to the start of the race.

Trafford Bar - can get off here and walk to the start of the race.

Of course there are other hotels but all the above are close to the tram stations.

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 18:55

Well not sure if i can class that as a new longest distance as it was longer than the GNR but i did of course walk every 18 minutes for 2 mins.

My breathing was good, my heart was good. I was good until 19km and then the legs got tired again.If i can solve my legs getting tired i could run forever i think.

Took an SIS bar and gel with me today but no water.

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 13:29

Thanks for this, i will need to watch what i eat turkey wise and what i drink.

Re the book it is more for nutrition, cross training exercises, and the surrounding subject of marathons and to understand a little more about the training we are doing. Just read at lunchtime today what Recovery runs do and why they need to be slow. I do NEED you.

Monday is my Xmas party with work, and as I am doing the 22km this week on Saturday i will do this Sunday if i get chance, other runs are fine to do, even xmas eve hehehe.

18 weeks to go by my calculation.


Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 21:55

Did my 8km run tonight so i have a rest before the 22 on Saturday.

Got 30 SIS gels and 8 SIS bars from my mum and dad and the Advanced Marathon book from my sister and brother in law.

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 11:39

Sounds good on the plan.

That will be one hell of a long session and yes i will take a bottle of water and have some flapjacks prior to getting my big box of gels on Christmas day hehehe. Swimming today and may try to do my 8km Easy on Thursday after all relatives have left. Noted re hills.

You need to sack the job off, getting colds is no good. Go in to your boss and resign hehehe. Lots of colds around at the moment, seems you have been hit with it at the end of the bout. I do feel guilty when I don't run and so no runs since Saturday must be frustrating. At least you can watch TV. Started watching a bit of Homeland myself as my wife is watching it, but might go back and catch up on the ones i missed, that is a great series, but not as good as "The Walking Dead" hehehe.

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 19:46

A good 10km Easy Run tonight. Clearly the beer and weather hindered me on Sunday.

Waterproof jacket

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 11:04

They look quite nice.

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 07:50
Doing 10km tonight
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