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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 13:52

Hello all, just caught up with lots of posts...still no report MF !?

Reading that Mowzer, I feel like I've just done a weeks training!, I don't know how you do it. I feel I'm just getting over the Yorkshire & Snowdon Marathons.

I was easily hitting low 21's for parkrun, but throughout November I couldn't get under 22. Just got 21:21 this weekend and legs felt much better.

Congrats Shades on quitting work, daytime in the week is much nicer than Weekends & you'll have loads of time now. Enjoy it.

Just had 2 good weeks of running, hitting 36m last week. Trying to get long runs back into my routine, that's what I need to work on the most. I also want to introduce an interval\hill session once a week.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 12:42

Mowzer - That sounded a very tough race (back a page or two!), & I loved the little twist at the end where you just dropped in the fact it was a double & you did it all over again, only you

Iain - Lucky to get away with the bike incident, that's got broken collar bone/ wrist written all over it. I've been over the bars quite a few times, bit of a hazard when MTB'ing. I wish 6:30's felt easy. Good to see your back running well again.

Mamafox - Well done, that's an amazing time. You worked hard for that & got your rewards. I'm just glad you actually got there without any problems. Looking forward to the full report & would be interested to see your splits.

Shades - 3 eggs ? how were they cooked ? ...hmm I'd need bread/bacon/Sausages with that

1 Star Hygiene ! ,you have to work pretty hard to be that bad.

Running going ok, not really got going again after Snowdon, legs just feel a bit empty but they are slowly coming back. Did 10 last night which felt fine, nice light rain. & 4 this morning.

Want to start building up the miles through December, I have a half in Jan & will look at a Spring Marathon.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 13:01

Yes it was agonising waiting for the tracker to move, not knowing how the runner was!, then good to see it move again.

Langdale half has been on my list for a while, not keen on the marathon as I think it's just a second lap isn't it ? a 2 lap parkrun is hard enough

Looking forward to an early finish today and then a few miles along the Dee in Chester. parkrun in the morning, but will take it easy and let my legs fully recover.

Have a good weekend all.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 13:43

Shades - The tracker was really good, I got quite addicted watching the little icons on the map slowly move round the course

It guestimated the time to the next timing mat and then just waited until the runner had checked in and then recalculated for the next one. Timing mats at 10k, half, 30k and finish, would be vgood if they were every mile!

Good luck Big_G, that's a brave decision which obviously feels right to do, so why not.

I'm looking for a Spring Marathon to 'have a go' at. Wrexham (early March) could be ideal as it's quite local. Course doesn't look very inspiring though. Will hopefully do Windermere again as I really enjoyed the course & probably Liverpool.

Only thing booked at the moment is 4 Villages half in Jan, will probably do the Liverpool Santa dash as well.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 15:19

That's a great time Bojangles, well done. When's the next one

Shades - I had a few friends running Dublin so I had them on the tracker along with you. You overtook my brother in the last few miles (Green cap & wearing Snowdon Tee). Sounds like you had a great weekend.

Mamafox - Hard to make time back when you run it like that!, call it a progression run.

I thought the weather was fine for Snowdon, bit of light rain, hardly any wind and wasn't cold, it sounded worse for Dublin.

I notice that Loch Ness is now 25th September which suits me better, means I can do Chester the week after & Snowdon 4 weeks after that. Perfect.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 08:36

mowzer - Glad you enjoyed it, it's an addictive one!. I'll be back next year as well. I was thinking of doing the Snowdon trail run next year, looks brutal though, with the ascent of Snowdon near the end. I see you won your age category as well, by over an hour!

Looking forward to the Dublin report from Shades, I've seen my brothers pics and it looked wet.

Another 3 easy for me this morning, legs felt much better, have the usual post marathon lack of power/empty feeling. That'll go after a couple of weeks.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 13:45

10m pb on a hilly course, shows how well you're running sk. Impressive.

Hope all went well Mowzer, I've seen your time, don't know how you do it. amazing.

I'm tracking my Brother & a few friends in Dublin today, looks like Shades is doing well also & into the last few miles.

Snowdon was fun as usual ,wet n hilly. 4:43 for me, 1min quicker than last year. I went way to fast down the first descent and destroyed my quads, then a run/walk affair from 15 onwards really, trying to walk as little as possible. Ran more of the last uphill than I have done before, didn't quite have the legs for the final descent but could at least still run down it. Quite treacherous on tired legs and saw a few people taking tumbles, it's my kind of terrain so I'm quite confident descending. 1/2 mile to go and left calf cramped, then the right so hobbled a bit and then tried running again, got overtook by a few on this bit, but just couldn't run.

I'll be back next year for my 4th. such a great race.

3 miles this morning wasn't too bad, running uphill or on the flat was fine, but downhill wasn't so much fun.



Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 07:02

Good to hear you're out running again Shades, enjoy Dublin.

sk - Loch Ness, you know it's a good idea

Thanks Louey.

Good luck Mowzer today.

ive not peered out of the window of the Bangor travelodge just yet!, feeling very relaxed, but really don't want a soaking before I've even started. Ah well can't do anything about it. Steak n Guiness pie last night & a little chef breakfast, I'm sure that's how the pro's do it as well .

My brother who's running with me today is also doing Dublin on Monday, they are flying out of Birmingham on Sunday, so a little bit of travelling for him.

have a good weekend all.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 12:24

Budapest sounds great Shades, added to my ever growing wishlist. Hopefully you can get out for a run soon

Good to see you back on the thread Lee & that your back into it. I switched to neutrals as well & use 8mm drop. Gait analysis said I have mild pronation on one side & neutral on the other. Calves feel better for it, want to try 4mm drop next on the shorter stuff.

Well done Louey for Abingdon, you got the pacing spot on, it does feel good when you've still got legs in the last few miles and you're passing people. Massive pb.

Mowzer - you make marathons sound so easy, just nother day out with a gentle plod round , I did a bit of stalking, so i know what you look like now (yorkshire pics), I don't recall seeing you go past me but guessing you must have around 18-20 probably. Will see if i can spot you this weekend. I'll more than likely have my dark blue Liverpool marathon tee on.

Loch Ness next year sounds good, think that'll be the week before Chester so I'll do both as I missed doing Chester this year & of course Snowdon again.

Not much running for me in the last 2 weeks, only about 15 miles last week & none so far this week. Playing footy tonight & will probably do 3 or 4 tomorrow. Will see if the rest has done me good on Saturday. Snowdon number is 1052.

Just plan to enjoy it and run on feel, but would like to better last years time, but not that bothered (yeah right!). 4:56 in 2013 , 4:44 in 2014. So a 4:3x would be nice.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 13:00

Mowzer - That's a great time, two sub 4's within a week. You passed me at some point then as I started just behind the 4hr pacer but passed them within a mile. They passed me again around 21. That was a cheeky hill at the end, didn't see it at all until you turned left and then bam

Mamafox - I didn't mind the halfway out and back at Barcelona, but the 2nd one was dead flat and seemed to drag on for ages. The back bits are always good though as you can then look at the runners on the other side & think 'been there & done that bit', gives a little boost I find.

Still not got out for a run, but playing footy tonight.

Looking forward to hearing how Shades got on in Budapest.

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