Kathy H

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London Marathon 2015 - 4hrs 22 mins 00 secs

Posted: Yesterday at 21:19

Hi Stylish. How long are you going for? Hope the trip goes as well as possible.

I didn't do a half-marathon race this week. But did 15 miles LSR, which really fatigued me until late the following day. I am hoping it was a one-off, worsened by my cold that I had a few days.

Hope everyone is going strong with their training.

Jihadi John

Posted: Yesterday at 10:06

The 'ISIS' campaign is definitely working. We are talking about them, and even discussing their figurehead's childhood!

If the news coming out about the abuses and murders by groups calling themselves ISIS is true, what they are doing is truly evil. The executions are done purely  to spread more fear and hate. And a 'British' person doing this has more effect.

What does it take for a British person to support such acts and even go to join in? I do think that a large part is to do with the abuses in Iraq by the military, and also with Guantanamo. They think they are fighting against officially sanctioned crimes.

London Marathon 2015 - 4hrs 22 mins 00 secs

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 19:25

Your training plan's LSRs seems good, Stylish. Is there any opportunities to continue training whilst abroad?


London Marathon 2015 - 4hrs 22 mins 00 secs

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 22:05

Hi Stylish. Our training schedules increase the long runs by 2 miles each time usually. So we are on week eight this week, The long runs are: half-marathon race/15 miles inc.warm-up and cool-down, 16 miles. repeat half-marathon, 18 miles, 20 miles, 20 miles, 17 miles, 10 miles, then The Race.

So are you making your own training plan, Stylish?

I need to do more to differentiate between the runs I do, as most are done at much the same speed. But I did do all the mileage this week.

London Marathon 2015 - 4hrs 22 mins 00 secs

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 16:49

Hi everyone. My training week is the same as yours, Billy. I'm going to find it hard to fit in my runs, as it is half-term.

Last week I overdid it one day, doing an exercise class at the leisure centre then going straight to do my LSR. So I needed a couple of days rest, and missed one run out. So hope fully this week goes better.

Help!!!!! London marathon 2015 and 21st

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 14:23

Hi John. Sorry to hear about your fall. Hope that you are feeling better now.

Hi Samanthani. That was good going. I bet that it was tough, though, to keep walking without any breaks.

Help!!!!! London marathon 2015 and 21st

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 08:32

Hi John. Your thread has worked. You have advertised your fundraising (though I'm not sure that is within the rules of the forum).

But it is for a good cause and I have donated.

You definitely need to finish this marathon now!

London Marathon 2015 - 4hrs 22 mins 00 secs

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 21:52

Hi everyone. Hope you are managing to keep up with your training.

I am where I should be on my training plan, after being two weeks ahead. And I don't have more than the usual aches really. But my feet and ankles have been more achy than normal. So I hope that they improve as the training continues.

Help!!!!! London marathon 2015 and 21st

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 17:35

I expect that John will improve over the next ten weeks. He seems determined, rightly or wrongly, to run and therefore to prepare for it.

Tricialitt has given some excellent advice. Hopefully, John's history of being an experienced runner will make a difference, and avoid injury.

But looking at the results of last year's London Marathon, Seren, the last man to come in took 08:52:50. So I am sure John can do better.

The last woman took even longer! 09:09:07

Help!!!!! London marathon 2015 and 21st

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 13:43

Hi John. I think doing a half-marathon would be very good, like a trial for the big day. Your times don't seem too slow, you might not even be the last runner to finish

If you choose a 'big' half, then there will be runners a wide range of abilities. Look on their websites and check the times out.

I think the general advice when training for a marathon is to concentrate on running. If you do need to rest up your knees, then you will have to do some cross-training which eases the stress on them.

I think you should follow a training plan for a marathon;most have a half-marathon race factored in. You may need to change the plan slightly to personalise it. But there should be a minimal of three runs a week, including a 'long slow run'. Listen to your body, and reduce training or stop if you have more than the aches that come with doing marathon training.

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