John Jenkins 8


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Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: Today at 20:34

I ran slow tonight hehehe. 

Fertility and running

Posted: Today at 15:54

On the pill for 8 years.

Not been on the pill for 5 weeks.

Worried your not fertile after 5 weeks !!!

Have a word with yourself. People can try for years and years before they get pregnant. If your stressing now jeez.

Sorry to be blunt but i would have thought it is common knowledge amongst adults that pregnancy doesnt always occur after day 1. Indeed you do need some perspective.

However good luck and hope you get pregnant soon.

Pre Race Massage

Posted: Today at 11:25

I was wondering, I have the GNR on Sunday and am obviously tapering now.

Thinking of getting a massage to make sure everything is lose and ready to go. Whilst I dont want to leave this too close to the race, so I need to do it today or tomorrow, do you think it would benefit me or a waste of money?

Also what sort of massage would you choose?

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: Today at 09:12

I will be slow tonight - i promise.

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:15

Yeah Andy I agree. 

I ALWAYS run the runs I have planned for me, but sometimes I tend to go a little too quick in training, particularly if i am feeling strong during the run (although I know I should not). But I guess most people do this from time to time?

Race pace will definately be as suggested and no quicker, may get down to about 6.45 - 6.50 - 6.55 mid race and then see what I have left for the last 5km after the hill, if that pace is achieved I will be on happy chappy.

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 19:56

Just read back up and spotted you have already posted this weeks plan. A nice resting week ahead.

I remember when I tried to start training Ben, he would not slow down and said he simply couldnt and i got frustrated by it and I guess you will be frustrated by my run today - sorry.

I wanted to try a few Km quicker today to get a feel for race pace, but looking back at that times I should perhaps have done it for maybe 3km at the most and then dropped back to the 7.30 pace. I kept the pace up for too long really, although I know you will say I should not have done it at all. I think I lacked a bit of confidence from last weeks "ill run" when I had to stop short of the 18km and felt I needed to show myself I can do it. I do now have the confidence, I was happy today and felt more like my normal self in running. 

Whilst training has not been easy due to injury i think I have peaked at the right time to "get round". If I can get around in 2hours 30mins, i may shed a little tear of joy, but it will be tough and I know it will be tough, but even finishing it will be a MASSIVE acheivement for me.

One thing I am VERY conscious of and I was thinking it from the off today is NOT to go out too quick and keep the pace right. I will be focusing very heavily on this as I know now that negative splits are possible rather than the original go out fast and hang on approach which I now know ruins a race.

I will be carrying to 2 gels with me (which I took today at 9km and 12km and last week at 8km and 11km). I hope to take these in the race around the 11km and 15km marks. The water will also help as I never run with water, even when it was very hot. The crowd and the boost zones and the finish line will see me through.

I will be doing the paces you suggested, that will give me 2hrs 27 mins and if I can pinch some seconds later on I may get to 2hrs 25 mins.

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 14:10

16km LSR done, felt pretty perfect to be honest. Aching insteps a little now I am sat down (cant find a bloody tennis ball).

I decided to try to put in some quicker laps in the middle to attempt just over race pace to see how it felt. All good as I am hoping for a race pace of 6.59 throughout to achieve under 2hrs 30mins, that will give me around 3 mins spare.

Taper this week now but what do you recommend I do please?

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 22:27

And Andy, good luck in your Loch Ness, if i recall this is your marathon yes? Must be tough in those hills?

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 22:24

Hi Mr Signum,

Well I was training very hard for the Manchester 10km and got injured (knees) about 6 weeks before if I recall. This was an event leading up to the GNR and to give me a mid training target. 

Anyway I have lost 9 weeks of training and now the GNR is next weekend. 

I am feeling stronger, my knees are ok, but protecting them, but my stamina and speed is well off what i would like it to be.

However i have got to the stage where I know I will complete the event but perhaps in 2hrs 30 mins rather than 2 hrs.

I have entered the Manchester Marathon, which may be a step too far for me and this is in April 2015. In the meantime I will have also entered a Tough Mudder type race in November.

As for the past 4 months, in summary it has been tough, but I am there and ready to continue.

As for the next 7 or 8 months, I am not sure what the future holds. I will certainly be continuing my running and training for the marathon. Whether LG has the time to continue her hard work I don't know, if she can it will be appreciated, if she cant I will let her bow out with absolute gratitude at what she has done this last year. In all fairness this running and the support she has given me in the training has been so welcomed as I was a heart attack waiting to happen.

So there you have it, tough but I am ready and fighting.

As for LG she is getting back to running and I have promised a £50 sponsor for her next event, she enters, dont worry LG i have not forgotten

First time runner - daunted!

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 12:49

Hi King,

First of all well done on getting going.

Secondly you will now be doing more exercise than probably over half the population.

Thirdly it gets ALOT easier, stick with it and the rewards will come.

If you have an android phone get a C25K programme and work to that. You will be a 5km in 12 weeks no problems.

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