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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 10:47

Doing a double with Beachy! , good luck with that no idea what Stort to look it up.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 09:18

Not sure what you mean by the extra off road bit Shades ,you must mean the bit at about 6 miles in where it's just down a landrover type track. That was one of my favourite bits but far too easy to go way too fast down there and forget you still have a long way to go. Should be in Llanberris around 5 today to collect my number.

Enjoy Chester Lilly, very nice City.

Good luck in Dublin Shades, been a long time since I've been to Dublin.

It's easy to get spooked by weird things in the woods at night, amazing how your tired legs find another gear though  

Pickled Onion Monster munch...mmmmm, shop near me sells them and also the space raiders.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 16:58

It's a good Marathon, I really enjoyed it last year. Think I'm #1491 , I see there's a tracking system this year , something like 5 miles / halfway / Finish.

If you've got a lightweight windproof then I'd certainly take it, it's not going to be that cold but looks to be quite windy and possible showers so could get chilled quite quickly unless your at the sub 3 end of things! . At the moment i'm thinking of  a Tee (Chester Marathon one probably) over a baselayer and carry my windproof but may ditch the baselayer. Will take a little selection of clothes with me & decide on the day.

Last hill is a **** *** ***  , think it's about the same as the first climb but most of it off road and arrives around 22 miles in. Last year there was a big crosswind and my legs were gone. A few false summits but then the view down to Llanberris is lovely, quite a steep downhill to finish which I'd like to fly down on fresh legs but had to walk a lot of it last year which was frustrating as I love downhills like that.

Oh the start line was a little further up the road than I thought it would be, so allow 20mins for that from the Mountain Railway.

Have a good drive up & over & hope the niggle is ok for you. Enjoy.

Four villages half marathon - Jan 2015

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 15:37

Just looked it up cheers cougie , used to take the kids to that park quite a lot when the Mrs worked at Cheshire Oaks. 

I've only missed one then  ,but can't make the next 2. So I'll be there for the 4th one.

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 15:32

I thought the road was closed one way last year (in the direction of the runners) until a car overtook me , which woke me up a bit. 

Parked up in the big car park opposite the Mountain Railway last year, does anyone know if you can leave then re-enter without paying again ?  (provided it isn't full of course)

Four villages half marathon - Jan 2015

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 15:13

When did Ellesmere Port get a parkrun ?  ,I'm near the top of the Wirral and have been to Princes & Delamere which are both good, but none that convenient to get to. No excuses for not making the Port. Good course ?

The Mrs is usually with me for the 4 villages so bags all sorted 

See you in Snowdonia cougie

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 14:28

shades - I do that quite a lot in the London subways where I'll pop up in the wrong place so have to re-track and try again

mowzer - Thought I'd dreamt that you said you were doing Snowdon!!, just scrolled back a few pages and found your post...thought I was going mad . Have you run it before ? Will be heading down to pick number up tomorrow late afternoon & staying in Porthmadog.

Weather forecast changing by the minute it seems, as long as it doesn't rain continuously then can live with the wind, I'm only trying to beat my last year time of 4:56  (last 10k took me 1hr 30!). Nice easy pace and see if I got anything for the last hill this time if I can run most of it then the time will look after itself.

Choccy milkshakes are ace after a run, I seem to crave an ice cream post marathons at the moment & did someone mention peanut butter toast!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 10:27

Think the key for you big_g is not to get carried away, which isn't always easy. Good progress though

Some wind assistance up the last hill will be more than welcome Shades ,think it's all looking a lot calmer for the weekend.

No expert but everything I read is to do Intervals for shorter distances, I do plenty of fartlek type stuff  ie make it up as i go along (think that's what fartlek means ) , but no structured intervals/hill training etc. Maybe I should try it, I just don't like being too rigid with training, if I feel good one night then I'll run up and down hills/run a bit quicker if i'm not feeling it then just an easy one. I do keep an eye on weekly mileage and hard v easy sessions etc though so a little bit of a plan there somewhere.


Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 23:14

Hello all, not been on this thread for about a year but do pop in now and then To see how everyone is doing.

My plan is to take it easy and see if I can reserve a bit for that last hill, I had nothing left at that point last year. 

4:56 last year so put me down for 4:49. Number 1491 & 2nd snod.

looking forward to it now, really enjoyed it last year. 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 23:09

Think I beat my 5k PB in the first half of my recent 10k ,that's the problem with going faster it puts all the other times way out. I've now got to improve my 5k, half and my marathon is way out...I will get one right one day.

I just need to do more shorter races to get used to the feeling of hanging on, will def try and make the parkrun more often.

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