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manchester marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 17:46

Second day of my plan and I'm already making changes.. I have four days in a row of Christmas dinners or lunches this week, starting tomorrow. Sunday's long run is going to be grim and very early in the morning to be ready for the welcoming of family before lunch. 

On a more positive note - Visiting London for work tomorrow, planning to sneak out before the related Christmas dinner for a 14km cruise about the town. Looking forward to this one. 

 

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 17:38

I'm lucky with parks and trails here for the LT too. First one went well yesterday - but already swapping the plan around to fit in working away/christmas parties this week. 6km recovery today - 14km tomorrow. It will be a nice afternoon session away in London - will avoid Southbank

Happy birthday Macca! Well done on the hills.  

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 17:16

First run of the training plan for me today - and first ever attempt at lactate threshold.
I ran a slow 7km with friends and then sped off (relative..) alone for the last 6km. It's the first time in awhile I've just put my headphones in and run hardish without other people. I loved it.

I find the cold makes my knees hurt - never for long after the run, but enough to notice. Hope everyone is keeping warm and away from injuries.

Caterusm - maybe you need a running buddy that will be waiting for you at a set time, then you have to be there. It's the only thing that gets me out of bed in the mornings at the moment.   
   

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 12:18

I have the 610 - it is a Garmin far above my station, but I'm justifying it because I bought it on sale  I hope Santa brings yours AlanB!   

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 10:42

Animal magic your holiday sounds fantastic. I like the idea of a treadmill on the boat - just the thought of the rocking makes me feel ill though. I think we should have treadmills on planes and trains too - it would make long-haul flights and boring train journeys so much better. 

AlanB that's a lot of miles, well done! I love a good cross country run. Mud is definitely good for you.  

My training plan officially starts today, with rest I ran 11 miles yesterday though, it makes the first med-long run of the schedule feel much less daunting. 

Strava is still super motivating and now I have my new fancy Garmin I will be able to play properly! 

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 10:33

I'm glad your friend is getting plenty of publicity Ikle - Purple Parkrun was a great idea. House sounds like a challenge, but positive that you're almost in! 

Today is start of my training plan, hoorah! Starts with a rest day. Double hoorah! I ran 11 miles yesterday in preparation - I was trying to stick with the whole race pace minus 1 min, so about 10 min miles, but struggled to hold myself (and OH) back. We ended up with an average pace of 9.3something. It felt quite easy, wondering if I should adjust my target.. ? 

Thoughts are with you for tomorrow Susan! 

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 10:25

Happy start of training plan to anyone doing Manchester P&D up to 55! Love that it starts with a rest day. 

SlowKoala - I'm a little nervous about keeping to the correct paces too. I've never trained to pace before, having always just run the miles. I ran 11 miles yesterday trying to keep to target race pace -1min. It was tougher than I thought, but more I was expecting it to be hard to keep the pace, but I actually struggled to slow myself (and my OH) down.  

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 15:12

There is quite a selection of targets - I'm in the sub 4 hour camp myself. 

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 15:11

Sounds like a good year Chunky. I know how hard it is to combine iron training and marathons - I ran Brighton marathon a few years back then completed the Outlaw Half 6 weeks later. I haven't made it to the full version yet - it's in the calendar for 2016 though! 

Less running for me this week, I'm having a kind of pre-training plan start rest. 

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 15:59

I attempted a tempo run this morning. Run a bit, run hard for 5 minutes, stagger home. That's how you do it right? 

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