Keith M Stuart

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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 19:13

TP100 is 100 miles up the Thames from RIchmond to Oxford on Sat May 2nd albeit you get 28 hours so i'd be finishing sometime on the sunday morning.

Shades - Er can i consider that an order I had pizza for dinner in an effort to get rid of bunged up nose.

Car is too modern in that its got touch screen display, reversing camera and also has to have clutch pushed in to start. Mother has a fairly old MX5 btw

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 08:10

Meh i seem to have another cold or something.... Better not last as long as the last one as i hadn't really gotten over it before G2E and being TP100 is week on sat.

On the plus side i do finally have my car and its apparently too modern for my mother.

Did Carlisle park run saturday and was running a tad late getting there so ran too fast getting to the start. THree lapper and i was getting marginally faster each lap oddly. Finish was a bit pathetic though as legs were jellied by then.... Although obviously after the event i know i have a cold again which will account for that It was 27:14 btw not exactly super fast but plenty good enough for me for now. I am around a minute slower on this one than my local one due to the twists and turns and hills. There winter route sticks to paths only andis 5 laps.... I'll stick to my local one or Keswick when Carlisle is on winter route mode i think

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 17:44

Shades - er what i normally wear to do marathons its not exactly off road off road so no need fo rextra grip. Feet will ache after TP100 too no doubt but hopefully i'll sleep thru worst of tghat

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:48

I dont think any different shoes would have made any difference really. Felt like i was walking on a broken foot (not that i actually know what this feels like i might add) but by the time i had gotten off the bus in Carlisle only the right one ached a bit and that one was the one on the side of the bus.

Yesterday they ached a bit but mmove around a bit and its better. Prodding the upper middle hurt but todya it doesn't so it'll merely be impact brusing. Back barely ahces today too which if it is a copy after TP100 would be the day i travel back by train. So well planned there

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 13:48

I dont even know what it is

Premier Inn say its £8 per 24 hours for parking at haymarket. Haymarket station is 5 mins walk away however and there isn't really that much difference in cost between driving and training it. Hell if it was a normal weekend i could probably have got £9 tickets each way which is cheaper than driving and quicker too. That and its kinda hard to drive with feet that sore as they were yesterdya morning

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 07:31

Shades - Er no not quite. I drive to grans in carlisle and leave car outside her house then get train up from there. It was a bus back yesterday due to easter engineering works however. For the actual race i stay in edinburgh at the finish and catch a train over in the morning then walk the 2 miles to the start. I could have remembered Hippo was going via car with Mr Hippo who was appearing at all the CP's. But then i know how to get to the start on foot which means i can form a group at the station and lead them there.

Today there is still minor leg aches, feet ache more and my back certainly does as that pretty much ceased up yesterday afternoon/evening. Should be better tomorrow based on last years posting. No official results up yet but as three of us timed it to 12:45 and i did 12:47 last year fairly safe to say i managed a small PB.

In 4 weeks time in london io'll be the guy barely moving around probably the science museum and perhaps the national history one too. I suspect i'll wake up real early like today and i have all of monday to do what i want as i am coming back on the Tuesday after Thames Path

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 16:10

I finished it and it should be a PB by a minute or two too. Hippo was not amused i walked to a PB at the end We'd caught someone up with mile and a half to go and he was walking sorta so we stayed with him to the end.

Hippo caught me up a bit past falkrik wheel as my legs were aching by then and later on they were being somewhat grumpy shall we say. We were playing can we make it to the cut offs in time later on and we got past the critical 3rd one with 5 mins to go but were a little behind for the last two although we could carry on. THere were supposedly two more behind not that we saw anyone behind us since CP3.

Hobbled down to station this morning for bus back home feet hurt a lot legs nothing much. Back hurts a bit too. Suspect legs dont really hurt too much from this sort of race as its too flat.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 11:28

I have a 2014 Yaris until mine arrives which is handy as it will be less confusing when i get mine. Touch screen radio etc for a start.... Auto aircon too in this one too

Anyway off up north soonish and not back to sunday afternoon. My aim is to be faster than last year (12:47ish) and also er to hopefully go uinder 12 hours. We'll see. Apparently i went thru 50 miles in 11:17 last year according to sporttracks so an improvement on that would be nice. The 31 mins of none running needs sorted too Its meant to be dry so that will save a chunk of that as i was switching between rain jacket on and off a fair bit last year.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 18:34

Lol aye its not a normal race Glasgow to Edinburgh via canal. 55 miles and change in 12 hours nominally.

Seem to be feeling better now, always ahrd to tell first thing in morning. Not least barely out of bed.

Pizza fo rdinner will have helped too

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 07:07

Meh i am not amused, i seem to feel ill again..... I was only better from the last one over the weekend and i had monday off of work too. Still at least its flat along canals and you only need to run half the time to be foing sub 13 min miling on average. WHich would be more than ample to get finished on time. Interestingly there are actual cut off times for the check points this year. You get er 3 hours to reach first one 13 miles in for instance Its 12 hours for the entire race from memory (cant see that one listed) which is actually a faster pace than reaching check point 1 oddly. They were leniant last year on times as the last finishers took 13.5 hours but i would imagine it depends on weather on the day to a certain extent.

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