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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 09:04

You'll enjoy Berlin Khanivore, great city, it's normally last weekend Sept I think.

clag - I prefer the downs to the ups ,like a bit of everything really just like being in the hills, rocky is good & the Orange is certainly on the fun side of XC, but I ride the hardtail more. The wife has family that live within 45mins of Golspie which I've always wanted to ride, so I keep saying we should go up. Think the climbs would kill me at the moment though.

Nice 10k last night, lovely crisp evening.

I'll have to see if there's a dog rescue place near me, sounds good. Cheers all.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 13:29

Eat well mamafox and recover well. It's my step daughter that runs with me, my two aren't interested. She wants to do better at her school XC races, she's done about 6 of them now and is always 5th, 6th or 7th!...out of 100ish so doing really well already. They're only 1.2 k.

Scotland based clag? ,very jealous. Amazing place to walk/run/ride. Never done Fort Bill, would love to do Torridon. Have done 3 Alps trips which is the best riding I've ever done, chair lift up & ride down, some epic days out.

My 2 MTB's are 26" Orange 5 for smiles & a Dialled Bikes Hardtail for miles.Think the 27.5 will win out, but would really need to get back into it to justify spending 3k on a new one.

Big_g - what does being a registered dog walker entail ? ,can you pitch up when you want ?  I like the sound of 'borrowing' a dog now & then for a long walk but couldn't commit to timings etc.

Takes a lot of restraint to keep the whole run slow, but it does allow you to train 5/6/7 days a week. I'm trying to keep all my runs slow at the moment and just race a parkrun every other week.

Get a feeling I'm going to have a similar battle to SK with going under 23  (sub 20 in your case SK! ). I'm going to go to Princes parkrun on Saturday as it's a faster course.

Xmas Day / NYD parkruns -  (maybe possible to do a double on NYD) -

Next up for me is Santa Dash 7th Dec , then 4 Villages Half mid Jan & Barcelona in March.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 20:53

Thought it was a stumpy...still riding it?  I switched from mtb'ing to running and now haven't ridden my bikes for too long. Keep meaning too though. I like the simplicity of running v mtb but I should try and do both really.

90 min drive to get somewhere decent to ride Doesn't help. North Wales/peak/lakes. 

Can't help with that injury Keith, but probably just a bit bruising.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 23:14

Cheers flag, great half PB.

whats the bike in your pic? 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 21:24

Great report mamafox, made me laugh.

Good luck with the double Moore, will be interesting to hear how you get on. I'm coming round to the idea of trying a double next year.

sk, there's someone on fetch who does all there training runs slower than 10min miles but races most weekends, she has pb's of 3:05 marathon, 1:31 half, sub 20 5k. Must be hard for her to keep the pace down when on a training run. 

I'd love to have a dog but don't have the right lifestyle for one so it just wouldn't be fair. We have a cat, guinea pigs and a couple of rats and they are easy to look after. 

Did a parkrun on Saturday with the little one. She's only done 1 before and time was 29:30 so that was the target. Plan was to pace her at 9min miles and see what happened. 9:05 first mile and all good ,9:03 2nd mile  and then 8:54 , new PB for her of 27:44  . Try and go all sub 9's next time. 

First run in new shoes last night, I've been liking the saucony guide 6's so finally found the 7's at a decent price. Little one joined me for 2 miles and then I was going to do another 2 but ended up doing 8 in total. Pleased they feel just like the 6's. 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 08:04

Good effort Iain !

Careful with that change in drop shades, can cause calf problems apparently. I went to 8mm drop and no problems, so may try a 4mm. Great that you like them though.

2 days off for me, will fit in a run today but have a room to paint (well get started) and a tonne of gravel to shift tomorrow.....cross training!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 17:10

Be interesting to see what you make of the Hoka's Shades.

Good mileage there Khani, good to hear you're still at it.

MF - wheres the report!

big_g - The bagel sounded nice, may have to try and make one...butter everytime over marg though.I quite liked the Boris bikes for cruising about on, they were great on the closed roads of the London Marathon, traffic free tower bridge was fun.

I've entered Barcelona, so hopefully this time I can run it. Then have Manchester in April and Windermere (when I enter) in May. Going to look for some off road events for June/July/August and then Chester & Snowdon again.


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 21:28

Well done mf, you smashed it , would like to see your splits and a report as well. Nice transport. Your hubby could have craned you into the starting pen.

sk - finally !!! You'll do it every week now. Fastest lady where I was did 22:22 so you'd have one easy. 2nd lady was just behind me so I only got chicked once.

Double sounded a good one mowzer

I got a PB of 23:33 so took 17 secs off. Not great but legs not back yet, struggled a bit playing footy in the week as well, just feel a little bit lacking. So either I'm coming down with something or still recovering from marathon.

Course not great for a PB either, mostly on grass which was a bit soggy/ muddy in places and that just saps energy. quite a few tight turns as well. Excuses excuses . I do like that kind or running though It's just not great for speed.

Managed to miss the rain as well. Will try and get there next week

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 13:21

Just looked it up & Barca was 61.62 euros , (it was Berlin that was 116 euros), still my most expensive t-shirt though.

May do Barca next year.

sub 20 --that made me laugh MF , sub 23 would be great.

Maybe go out at 8:45 pace for 3 or 4 miles and judge it from there, see how the legs feel ? Good luck.

The alpkit head torch is very good, good value as well -

I've had two now, lost the first one & my daughter has taken ownership of the second one! , so need to buy a third one now

I need to remember to watch the vid that you posted big_g

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 00:49

Good luck mf, for the last 6 miles just pretend any woman you see ahead of you is Jocelyn , should keep you going. 

That's expensive for Brighton, but if it sells out every year...I paid somewhere around 100 euros for Barca and was injured so I keep joking that my barca t-shirt that I collected from the expo is the most expensive t-shirt i own.

Go get those 2 secs sk ,I'm planning a parkrun this weekend. I Will be disapointed if I don't pb, currently 23:50 ...I beat that in the first half of my recent 10k. 

Get out on the bike Iain, I'm not sure you know how to run 'easy'


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