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Manchester Marathon 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 14:33

Hi James, sorry i cant help you, your way too experienced for me with that time, but i am sure someone will offer some assistance.

I am having niggles.....cold is lingering, but not causing too much problem and my groin is sore all the time but not enough to cause me to stop, it just will not heal, but my times are good so i am just going to run with it. Hopefully a sports massage on Saturday morning may relieve some tension in my groin - that sounds so wrong but so right at the same time.

This week since my poor 24km run on Sunday (when my cold was worst), i had a rest on Monday, did 8km easy on Tuesday, 8.5km hills on Wednesday, just did 36 lengths of the pool at lunch all doing crawl apart from 6 of them and going to the gym after work for an hour for some lifting and a little rowing. Friday I have a 60 mins run at LSR pace increasing by 30 seconds each 20 minutes. The my taper starts (LSR anyway) for the Oulton Half on the 28th, so only 20km this Sunday. I wont be running long distances now until after the half, then i will do a couple of 32km LSRs or something.

Time wise i am still looking for 4:30 but probably 4:40 more realistic, but we will see, i am going for the 4:30 if i can.

+2 for eating loads, i have started to snack, i simply need the calories now i think, but i still need to try to lose 3/4 stone, but with doing weights that will not be easy as it turns to muscle - hopefully.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: Yesterday at 13:07

Google is your friend

Overtraining syndrome, as it is referred to in the medical literature, is a serious problem marked most noticeably by a decrease in performance (strength, speed, endurance, or other), increased fatigue, persistent muscle soreness, mood disturbances, and feeling "burnt out" or "stale." It is also apparent in the form of increased fat mass (and inversely decreased lean mass) even in the presence of extreme exercise.

I am good

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: Yesterday at 13:05

A good swim at lunch, the usual 36 lengths i can get in the time I have but instead of 10 crawl and 26 breaststroke like when i started i did 30 crawl and 6 breaststroke.

Going to the gym as well at 5pm to do some weights.

Am I in danger of over training? How is this identified?

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 20:06

DId 8km easy yesterday and all good, and today did the hills and again all good, but i did feel a little tired tonight, but nothing major, however my average pace was good so that will be perhaps why. 

Still feeling the cold a little, my sinus's have a little pressure, luckily it is not full blow man flu lol.

Swimming Thursday.

Manchester Marathon 2016

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 12:46

Cold seems to have moved off to pastures new now (namely my wife). So tonight i am off out again. Luckily i missed no runs but had the poor LSR on Sunday.

Going to take it stead tonight though. This week i need to an 8km easy run, 8km hills run and an hours increasing pace run. So i am opting for the 8km easy run to get myself back in the swing of things.

8 weeks to go on Sunday - argh, getting too close now. Anyone doing Oulton on the 28th Feb?

Manchester Marathon 2016

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 18:08
Had a shocker today, I have a cold but attempted a cut down week of 24km but at 11km my legs had gone. Got to 20 but then walk/run home. Suffering to say the least today. Probably should have skipped today but better to run poorly than not at all I guess.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 17:03
Arguably the worst run ever. I have quite a good cold and was unsure if to run or not. However I didn't want to miss s LSR had it been midweek I would have skipped it.

Anyway decided to run and went slow on purpose, and at 11km I was dead, took s gel and carried on and struggled to about 16km then took a caffeine gel but my legs were jelly already. At 20km and beyond I was run/walking to the end getting colder as the temperature was dropping. My legs feel like blocks of concrete now.

But I did it of sorts. I won't be in the gym tomorrow I need to recover and get over this cold for Tuesday's run.

Will upload data soon when I can get off the settee lol.

Manchester Marathon 2016

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 22:16

Good luck.

Manchester Marathon 2016

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 16:03

Going to try a caffeine one tomorrow and see if i feel the difference.

Manchester Marathon 2016

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 22:49

HAHAHA i did run earlier though did an hour with increasing pace but after 6 days solid i am done in, so eat and rest and run again sunday.

Gels for me it is carb load from 3 or 4 days before the marathon, gradually increase the carb intake, nothing silly but increase all the same, perhaps some hot cross buns and butter mid morning and mid afternoon. The night before is pasta night at a nice fancy restaurant and break fast is porridge, toast and plenty of fresh orange.

So gels is continuous throughout the race from 5miles in as it takes 20 minutes to reach the body and then every 20-30 minutes after that, ensure i am topped up all the way throughout the race rather than get depleted.

What i dont understand though is caffeine or no caffeine perhaps some one can explain for me. 

And yes i know i take too many gels but the mind effect is there for me.

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