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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 11:37

Not to sure what to expect from the legs at parkrun tomorrow. I've just noticed there's another one started ( Croxteth Park...about 10 weeks ago) that's a little further away but still only 9 miles. So I'll see what time I get up and decide which one to go to.

Legs felt ok for 6 last night, mainly off road.

Have a long Good weekend all. I've got a kitchen fit to be getting on with


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 09:39

I'm with you on the 5k Big_g, I now know it's going to hurt! ,always go off too quick, but some weeks I can hold on and other weeks just fade. Quite difficult to get it right, but yes a great buzz when it goes well.

The last few I've run without looking at the watch, just go on feel and have done much better. Think I just get scared of seeing a 6 on the display

4 last night for me, hard work! ,legs feel better today though.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 12:15

Mamafox - I can't remember where you are in France, but -

First one in France i think.


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 10:27

Think I got the delayed bit of DOMS this morning ,ouch! those first few steps. Fine after a few mins though. I'll give a run a try tonight.

Shoe is long gone, old pair thankfully.

Driving out the sweeper car was right behind one lady, with 2 or 3 miles left to go! , looking at the results looks like she finished in 7:27, so an hour after the official allowed time.

Mamafox - Frustrating is one word for it ,proper smile for Jocelyn or one through gritted teeth?!?

I switched to 8mm drop 2 years ago, so now want to try 4mm. It's worked well for me so far.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 10:59

sk - you're too quick to see the markers

mamafox - Great run, more importantly did you beat Jocelyn ?

Good to see Shades & Keith yesterday, don't envy that drive Shades!. Had concerns about the weather, but neither the wind or rain made an appearance.

Lovely course, with plenty of lumps and short sharp ups and downs. Decided to go for a sub 4 and settled into 3:40 pace , difficult to judge pace with the hills so just ran on feel. Halfway in around 1:50 and feeling good, passed a hobbling 10in10er and gave her some support, felt fine all the way to 20 (2:55) and really thought sub 4 was in the bag and was wondering if 3:50 could be done. Started to slow over the next 3, but still at 23 in 3:25, but here my legs gave up and I had nothing. Time frustratingly ebbed away & the last 5k took me 38mins! so finished in 4:03:31 , 4 min pb on a tough course so happy with that, but still a bit gutted about sub 4. Liverpool in 4 weeks to try again.

Kids enjoyed themselves, plenty for them to do, high ropes course, 1m fun run and we took our Kayaks as well. Access to the lake was easy, the boy managed to lose his shoe in the lake within 5mins of getting there!

Legs not too bad today, calfs a bit battered & end of my toe also. Bet shades has been out already, day off for me and I'll head out tomorrow.


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 09:13

Coach trip included in the entry fee, great value , Loch Ness would be a nice weekend.

Cheers for the Kayak advice, I see on the website it mentions Canoeing in the activities, it's just whether they will let you launch your own from there. We'll shove it in the car (inflatable) and see what happens.

The weather towards the end doesn't look great, may get a little soaking. Keith won't mind after what he's doing tomorrow!

That sounds a big political mess Big_g, shame when things like that happen.

Not worn my HRM for ages, came across it the other day so thought I'd wear it on my run last night..didn't work, and then remembered the reason I stopped wearing it as it was giving very varied results. Ebay time, think the polar ones work with the Garmin as well.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 22:24

Strange question, but from the car park, would it be possible to get to the lake with a kayak?  Other half/kids may do this whilst I'm running.


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 12:54

That looks great fun Keith, not the day before a Marathon though.

Mowzer - I'm not even sure I'd complete a 40 let alone use it as a warm up for a marathon the next day ,great times on both as well. Parts of the Ridgeway are lovely.

Shades - I'm Enjoying reading about the 10in10 runners, not a chance of me doing it though. A double is on the cards maybe, I'll see how October goes first, as I have three planned at the moment, with Chester & Yorkshire being a week apart.

4 or 5 planned tonight & a few tomorrow. Maybe do an easy parkrun on Saturday.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:27

That was risky mamafox with your cars known reliability! ,sounds like that marathon is still in your legs. I get that too for about 3-4 weeks post marathons.

Little adventure there Shades, those solid ruts are hard work & ankle breakers, I had some of those on last nights run across a cow field.

Reading through the Brathay 10in10 blogs last night and noticed a few of them saying about the camber on the road being quite bad in places, so will have to watch out for that as that can cause issues. Not booked any accommodation yet!, so will either camp or just drive up on the Sunday morning (2 hour drive), aim to get there for 9 and watch the 10in10 lot go off at 9:30.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:53

Shades - Yes, I've been looking at the route & profile for Windermere today. Trying to decide whether to attempt sub 4 at Windermere or Liverpool (4 weeks later). There's not much in it climb/descent wise between the two. My original plan was to run Windermere 'easy' and have a go at Liverpool, but I'm getting itchy to give it a go at Windermere

Great report Keith, must have learned a fair bit over the course of that run.

Mamafox - Sometimes it's good to have a couple of weeks out, I find it hard to relax though and worry my fitness will be gone. Nonsense of course and the rest will be beneficial longer term.

Massage sounds good, I keep meaning to book one in. My calf still isn't right, but not any worse.

Glad that wind has died down, I had a tough run on Tuesday in the rain/wind. Will be much nicer out tonight.

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