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manchester marathon 2015

Posted: Today at 12:48

I'm at the Salford Quays Travelodge as well - just looked at the prices as my sister was planning to book in as well - £39 when I booked a month or so ago, now £141. I think they've noticed there is a race on..


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Posted: Today at 11:49

Don't worry Martin - there is little chance of me following your training schedule Interesting to see how the body adapts. 

I'm sorry to say your image doesn't show on my laptop Shedboy!

I lapped a couple of ladies on the track last night.. I'm used to being lapped (though I still was by the fastest group..). It feels like all this extra triathlon training is paying off! Yay!    

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 09:20

Not a bad run Pete! Sorry to hear it wasn't as flat as you would have liked. 

Petite and Runningtap - How long are your tapers? You could be doing too much then not resting enough for race day? 



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Posted: Yesterday at 09:15

Impressive marathoning Martin. What do you do between your marathons? Do you just keep a steady mileage at all times?

I agree with the rugby danger - I used to play, but retired after spraining/respraining/respraining my ankles. I decided I value running/triathlons too much to risk injury through rugby. It must have been 3 years ago since the last sprain but it still clicks walking down stairs and hurts when I swim(!?). 

I don't think fried pizza is something I should ever try. Good luck at the physio Shedboy! 

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Posted: 28/10/2014 at 11:45

Sorry to hear Susan, hope you feel better (and things become less dull) soon! 


Shedboy, rest rest rest rest see physio rest rest rest. 

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Posted: 24/10/2014 at 18:03

Glad to hear it Howard! 

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Posted: 24/10/2014 at 14:27

Ha, I don't know - the last couple of years my first 'official' training run has started on Christmas day. I think it's the perfect time to start! Exciting news re. swimming lesson. I haven't forgotten your triathlon promise  

The last couple years I used runners world sub-4 plan (vaguely) - This year I'm going to have a look at one of the P&D plans and adapt it to also keep some cycling/swimming in there so I don't lose my triathlon abilities for the summer! I must finish reading the book though.. I've been super busy with fieldwork planning/tri club representing lately. 

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 10:45

Best of luck for the weekend Pete! 

My rest period has turned into more of a serious cross training period with the tri club, but I'm enjoying the sessions so can't complain. There are a lot of fast people around which is great inspiration, however tiring.

Welcome Runningtap - best of luck for Sunday!   

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Posted: 24/10/2014 at 10:36

Fingers crossed for the tests Susan! Seems cruel to not be allowed to run the stress off

Shedboy - I'll be starting my marathon training (for my race that is 1 week earlier than yours) mid-December. I have an 18 week plan. In the meantime I'm cross-training with the triathlon club. It is tiring keeping up with them though - I fell off the back of the pack on this mornings 'casual' run, but I was told after that the guy leading it has run 1:08 half marathons, so must keep reminding myself how ridiculously speedy these kids are.    



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Posted: 21/10/2014 at 09:38

Quite windy here this morning too, I had forgotten about the hurricane so was quite surprised when I left my house. 

Yesterday I went to a cycling session in the morning, followed by a hill session in the evening. I made a fatal error on my first hill interval, sprinting full out thinking I only had to run 200 metres, when in fact I had to run for 2 minutes. The following 8 reps were painful.. 

I'm impressed you've lasted 6 weeks of struggling through runs carterusm - I've never tried to cut back on carbs, I can't imagine it would go well. I'm incredibly grumpy when hungry. 

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