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Reading Half 2014

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 11:37

It seems all the moaning about the last couple of miles has been heard and the route has been radically tweaked.What do people think - will this make it quicker?

Brighton Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:23

Has anyone used the park and ride for this? Does it all work OK? Wherabouts is it? 

Was gonna stay in a hotel but can't see anything reasonable.

Beginner Aerobic Base Question

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 22:05

Thanks for the replies.

If you're following the HADD method do you do these two 80% runs from the very start? Isn't that spoiling all the gains from the low HR training - or are these basically recovery runs then?

My ambition is running a marathon at a low HR but posting what I'd consider a decent time for me (3:45 - 4). Currently I'm a long way off that - on my runs under 70% I'm running at about 11 minute miles but I'm not really applying any science or method to it really, just keeping the HR low. 

Beginner Aerobic Base Question

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 14:18

This is a great discusion. I understand the basics of base and HADD training but what I don't quite grasp is the next stage up.

After establishing base, when we train for a race do we just put all these easy, low HR runs to one side and do the same mix of Speedwork/Tempos etc as we might have done anyway - or do some of the disciplines continue? Also what would happen if instead of including higher HR (anaerobic) runs in our training schedule leading up to a marathon we just stuck to low HR training - would that mean one would only be capable of running a marathon in the aerobic range?

From what I can understand running a marathon at low HR/aerobic range makes more sense as we're burning fat rather than glycogen. Is this right?



Brighton Marathon 2015

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 09:33

The percentage of people not running Brighton seems terrifically high. I wonder why it is.

Brighton Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 11:09

I was going to enter London as well as Brighton but just seen London ballot closed already.

Probably for the best - total commitment to Brighton now and none of those "will I , won't I get a place" worries but feels a little odd not to have least tried.


Brighton Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:27


Your story is much like mine. Unfinished business for me too.

My last mara was Brighton 2011 and I got injured a month into training and arrived at the start line in pretty bad shape - ended up having to adopt run-walk strategy and necking Nurofen. This time round target No.1 is to arrive at Preston Park pain-free.

I'm putting previous injuries down to too much speedwork too early. This time round I'm gonna start in October and build up milage slowly. 



Brighton Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 08:44

Hello everyone, nothing like an early start

I've entered. Will be my first marathon since Brighton 2011 when I had to walk most of the course. I'm going to train a lot more carefully this time with three months solid, low HR base training before I start pushing myself. In both marathons I've done so far I arrived at the start line injured so I feel as if I have unfinished business - ambition is to get round pain-free and under 4hr30.

Running with the Kenyans Kindle book

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 09:33

Just noticed this is 99p on amazon today. just sharing. 

Run Hackney Half Marathon

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 16:33

@2wheels Good argument.

I decided to go for it. 

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