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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 15:28

Big_G - Can't believe that has happened, I really am completely lost for words, so unbelievably sad. Make sure you get out for your runs and keep posting on here about anything you feel like posting.

Hope you get to the bottom of that injury Iain ,it does sound shoe related but also with your job you're on your feet all day so def worth changing your workwear if you can.

Good luck with the 20 SK. You use Saucony Guide's don't you ? have you tried the Ride's at all ?  I've had 2 pairs of Guide 6's and now Guide 7. Looking at the Ride 7's as an option. I know they are Neutral, but if you've run in both then would be good to hear your thoughts.

I'm struggling a little with tight calfs (calves?) at the moment so keeping an eye on that otherwise all good.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 13:29

Shades - It's the Bakery half I'm doing on the 15th Feb. I did look at doing the 8th March one but it's a week before Barcelona.

Always nice to have a long hot shower/bath after a cold run, but it does take a while to warm up once the cold has got right into you.Good effort on the 16.

Lovely here today, no wind, crisp & sunny. Just had a lunchtime walk. Shame it'll be dark for my run later.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 15:10

I forgot to hit send on my post above which i typed in this morning and a few more posts appeared since then.

Blimey Mowser! what a day. Hope your daughter is ok. 


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 14:56

Morning all

Ouch to the gritter lorry  

Glad the little ones ok mamafox.

Physio time Iain ? could be lots of different things.

Good job on the PB Big_G some good splits there.

Half was cancelled yesterday due to ice, shame as it's a good race. Did 11 miles instead at a good pace and was just up on my pb pace at that point so that bodes well.

I'm going to enter the Wrexham half, end of Feb ish i think.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 13:30

Bit windy out there Shadies !

parkrun was a toughie on Saturday,conditions were fun not fast and my slowest 'raced' 5k to date . Just staying upright in the mud and moving forwards was a big effort, battered by the wind & rain. By far my most enjoyable though and although 2 mins slower than normal it felt harder.

Half marathon on Sunday, still unsure of what pace to go out at. Would love to go sub 1:45 so current thinking is to go out at 8's and see how that feels after 3 or 4...hard probably!

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 13:25

Wow that sold out quickly.

Will be third year in a row for me, looking forward to it already.

March marathon is Barcelona for me on the 15th  

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 13:11

I'm in after hearing good things about it, never been to York so will make a weekend of it. 

Any pointers appreciated, ie. where to stay/eat/see/do , getting to the start and anything else to be aware of.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 13:06

Just remembered you built a Westfield so the battery replacement shouldn't be a problem  ,you can even do a spreadsheet if it makes you feel better

Quick google -

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 13:03

PSC - Thanks for the info, finding training time for one will be hard enough. I've not got a specific one in mind, but would probably go abroad.I'll start looking properly next year.

mamafox - I'm def a plodder too ,I find it quite hard to run fast on my own which is the main reason I started with parkruns to introduce some speedwork into my training. I would imagine joining a club would be very beneficial.

Big_G - Kayaking, have a look and see if there's anything local to you where you get guided for half day or look at hiring. We bought an inflatable as it's easy to store/transport and is great for messing around in. I'm looking at sit on tops but only for a bit of paddling on lakes/local river. Plenty of forums out there for info depending what you want to do.

re the Garmin, you've just missed all the Black Friday deals! ,depends if you like fiddling or not but it's fairly straightforward to put a new battery in. £7 off amazon. The 310xt is around £120 now which would probably be my first choice, but plenty of models to choose from. Never tried any other brands.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 13:54

Morning everyone & Happy New Year.

Sounds like you all had a good Xmas, back to work for me to today, bit of a shock to the system to say the least.

Moore - Bad luck with MK, only you can make that call. Hope the breakfast was half decent at least. 40 is a tough target, good luck.

SK - Getting really stuck into the training plan I see, what time are you hoping to go for ?

Big_g - I see that all the time on 'trail' runs where there'll be a queue to go round a puddle  ,it's the only time I overtake people. lol. What kind of Kayaking are you thinking ?

PSC - Ironman is on my list ,looking at 2017 to do one.

Running going well and have run everyday in 2015!, enjoyed my Xmas day 6 miler and reaching 1341 for the year (up from 830 last year) ,injury free year makes such a difference.Like Iain 1500 is my target this year, average of 28mpw i think which won't be easy.

5 Marathons entered so far for 2015 and may add a couple more, so far it's Barcelona, Windermere, Liverpool, Yorkshire & Snowdon. Chester will probably get added but is a week before Yorkshire, so would make it 3 marathons in October. Regular month for most of you lot

Half coming up in two weeks (4 Villages) ,stuck my 5k time in to one of those predictors and it came back with 1:43 for a half! , that's 6 mins to take off my current pb. I may go off at 1:45 pace and see what happens.

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