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Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 05:55
Hi folks I've not been on here in a while,just not had much time,plus reading everyone's running stories while constantly fighting injuries is tough.

My training has been going well,touch wood.Ive signed up for the Loch Ness marathon in a few weeks.I've stuck to running 4 days a week and make sure I do a good stretch routine after EVERY run, aswell as strength training twice a week,defo seems to have helped with my injury problems.So far I've done 2 X 18m and 3 X 20m so all is well.

Eggyh-I see there is a new marathon on the Scottish circuit.Stirling would be very handy,a marathon that we could actually travel to from home in the morning of the race

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 00:33
Probably a question aimed more at the Scottish runners,can you recommend any half marathons or 10k's that are on in the 1st half of the year.ill probably aim for the Loch Ness marathon in September and just looking for some closer to home races to keep me occupied over the next few months Til training begins for Loch Ness.Im from kilmarnock so preferably races within 2 hours drive,cheers

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 18:09
I ran a PB by 24 mins at Manchester in April.I did 2 x18 miles and 3x 20 miles,it was the best my legs have felt over the last 6-8 miles of the 4 marathons ive was also the most long runs I had done.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 14:11
Hi folks just a wee update on how the cancun marathon went.I finished it in 4:11.I was doing my long runs at a 9min mile pace so I wasn't too far off the pace considering the conditions were nothing like I'm used to running.

Race started of in usual fashion with me struggling with heavy breathing which is Defo down to adrenalin as I clocked my HR at 154bpm just a I was 'walking' over the start line,something I'll need to learn to control.After a few miles my breathing started to return to normal.They advertise the marathon as flat,it's defo more of a gradual slope down,then back up and then same on the return.That meant miles 9-14 were on an up slope then the final 5 miles were on a really bad slope,well it felt like it was anyway.Overall I enjoyed the occasion tho it did feel lonely at times esp in the final 5 miles as it was quiet as most runners were 5k and half marathon runners so there weren't many left on the course.Main thing is that's marathon number 4 done and a lesson learned not to sign up for another marathon in such conditions

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 14:09
Eggy:I would like to get the 2nd 20 miler in just for a confidence boost,I'm not taking any chances tho.If I don't get it in by Monday I'll just move onto the taper as planned.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 12:20
Typical of my luck.This is my final week before my taper and I can't run due to a sore back.Ive managed 2 x 45 mins on the exercise the past 2 days as a substitute.Ive got my final 20 miler on Friday,I might have to put it back Til the Monday in the hope the pain has eased.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 22:31
Meadower:I'm doing the Cancun marathon at the beginning of December.My schedule has me doing my final 20 mile run at MP for the final 10 miles,I was wondering if it was really necessary to factor in the MP miles.Im guessing since Im planning on aiming for a 3:45 another run like my last 20 miler will do.Checking back my data it was 8:52 min per mile average.

Orbutt:You are right,Emmy is beyond legendary status.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 20:53
Emmy:I was already in awe of your running achievements.Running over 100 marathons is remarkable,doing it in just 3 years is incredible,Wow!

I ran my 1st 20 miler of this schedule.It was tough for the last 5 miles,I'll put that down to not eating enough in the run up to it,still managed to keep a constant pace of 9 min miles.

I've got 1 more to do in 2 weeks time before I taper.Any suggestions of what pace I should aim for in my final 20 miler?Ive been following a 3:30 runners world program.I don't intend to run that pace in cancun.Probably aim for a 3:45 due to being on holiday in the days leading up to the race

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 07:25
Kenny/Eggy:I took your advice and just ran on an empty stomach.I settled for 7 miles so I had enough time for stretching and breakfast.I felt ok for the 1st couple of miles tho it was a slog towards the end,managed to keep my pace so I'm happy enough.I defo couldn't run much further than that without pre run food,it's more to do with not enjoying running with my stomach growling.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 21:36
Cheers lads,I'll just drink a bit of fruit juice then,maybe take a gel during my run.
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