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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 00:40

Nice one Ian, creeping towards the sub 21

Good luck tomorrow Shades in Dublin.

Rather mild for Snowdon today, it's a tough run but so beautiful with a great crowd and runners. Has to be done at least once I think. Number 4 for me today & finally a red tee! all the races I've done, I've never had a red tee, so was made up with that. Managed to stay slow down the first downhill as I wrecked my quads bombing down there last year, and that really helped. 2:01 halfway, so probably a touch quick but the 2nd half much tougher. Felt OK until 17 ish and then walked the hills and ran where I could. 

4:37,  a 6 minute course pb and also faster than I did Loch Ness ! Go figure. Legs not too bad at the moment, will see in the morning. I'll be back next year. 

Signed up for Liverpool and Chester marathons next year so far. I'll do a trail one somewhere as well, either lakes or Wales probably.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 13:45

Just popping in to say Good luck all. 

Will be my 4th. I'd be delighted to go under 4:30, but enjoying it is the main priority.

You doublers (& triplers) are mental, have fun.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 13:02

Nice pb there Jugula, looked liked you paced it well but the last few are tough!, you dug deep and did an excellent last mile split, could obviously smell a pb

What rest times on that session Big_g ? , 6k in total, all at sub 20 pace ? how did the 3k effort feel ? I've looked at the p&d plans before, so It will be interesting to see how you get on.

Shades - I need to get organised and enter races early, some good savings to be had.

I've had a slack couple of weeks, partly due to working on the house & partly to feeling knackered!, so calling it a taper for Snowdon. Had a fun 4 miler yesterday morning, just round the local park with the dog, head torch on. 

House is currently fully scaffolded to do the roof. So we are trying to paint the outside, big job but getting there. Also all wooden windows, so they all need painting & some big chimneys to do as well. I don't do ladders\heights very well etc so it's been mentally challenging. 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 13:03

Great report Louey, amazingly even splits & well done on the sub 4. I high 5'd the Vicar as well last year!. I'd do York again, lovely course.

Good luck for Parma Big_G, hydrate well and enjoy it.

I've got my Liverpool Marathon entry in already Ian, done all 3 of them so far and not had a good one yet, so it will be beaten next year.

Enjoying being out in the woods in the mornings at the moment, head torch works well and the dog enjoys it. 5 this morning & took a tumble ,tripped over a small stump, no damage and best thing is no-one about to see it at that time.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 08:40

Well done Big_G / Jackygirl on getting a London place, jammy gits , I got my rejection magazine & another top.

For York, we stayed in Harrogate. Drove over on marathon day and parked in the airfield, where they bus you to the confusing (to me anyway!) start area. 

To just go out and be able to run a 1:45 half shows your progress Ian. Have you got another half booked before Helsby ?

I noticed Chester marathon entries are cheaper at the moment, so I may just get it entered & as you mentioned Shades, I would probably have a go at Chester and enjoy Budapest (a week later).

Sounds a lovely day out Mowzer , I will do at least one of these type of events soon.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 11:13

Well done at Chorley Shades, not a good drive though. I've already provisionally booked the time off work for Budapest based on that weekend. It's the week after Chester so I'll have to think about doing Chester or not. 

Looking at doing the Lakeland marathon next July time & maybe the trail marathon Wales which is June, quite fancy trying a trail one. 

Ian - are you doing the Wirral way half?, don't think I'll bother, as a lot of the route is my regular runs anyway. Good potential of pb though if the road crossings are done well.

Been out with the dog this morning, I did 5 and reckon he's doubled that . I want to attach a gps to him and see just how much extra he does. Diy this afternoon

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 22:19

not sure it's sold out Ian. I did wonder how they would cope with the numbers down what is quite a narrow and sometimes busy path. Groups setting off in 15 min intervals. Quite pricey i thought. I've already entered Helsby, it does sell out so don't leave it too long.

Loch Ness was good, I came to a stop around 18 and struggled on from there. Halfway in 1:58, so paced it about right but didn't feel great. Really nice course & had a great week. 4:40 overall, but once the sub 4 is gone I lose interest quite quickly ????. It was great to catch up with Shades as well.

Getting ready for Snowdon now, 4:30 is the aim but very difficult to pace, I'd be delighted to run the whole thing. 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 18:29

Nice pb Cal, you're running well at the moment.

Good luck in York tomorrow, I enjoyed that course and kept the 4hr pacer behind me for about 21 miles, before watching them fade into the distance

21:40 odd at parkrun today, went off easyish and didn't feel too bad, so each mile got quicker(3 lap course) Something like 7:20,7:10 & a just under 7, so reasonably happy with that, I rarely get a sub 7 on the final lap. 

I've just felt generally tired since Loch Ness & lacking energy, so hopefully getting past that now. 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 10:05

Normally would be competition in most things but if he's anywhere near me at the finish then I've had a very bad day . He hates training but loves the actual day, he only runs 1 or 2 times a week, he does do plenty of other stuff in the week though so is generally fit. He'll be around 5:30 I expect, in fact he'd be delighted to go under 5:30. But he'll get round and enjoy himself.

I saw the live tracking, that's always handy if a) it doesn't crash on the day b) other half can get a phone signal. 

Big_G - That just means get there early! or find somewhere a mile away. Looks a nice course, always tough when you go near the finish at the half way point. Good luck.

Took the dog out last night round some local woods & he was perfect. Off lead the whole time & his recall was excellent. Didn't bark once at other dogs & greeted them all nicely, rather than charging at them at 100mph and then bouncing round them barking!. So making good progress. We think the previous owner avoided all other dogs & we've really worked hard to socialise him as much as possible.

Always find the final taper week a bit weird, I want to go run 7 or 8 miles but sticking to a couple of 3 milers, but still quite a bit of walking. I'll maybe do 2 either tomorrow or Saturday.

Ian - Not sure if you planned on going, but there's no Birkenhead parkrun this weekend due to the transport thing going on in the park. No Delamere either and it's Ellesmere port's 100th event so could be busy there. How's that hammy ?

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 14:00

IV2 6AR is where we are. Staying until Wednesday and then my brother heads home and we're going further North (Dornoch i think) to see the Wife's Uncle until Friday.

That's great info thanks. They posted a picture of the start on Facebook, let's hope it's dry, as it looks lovely. 

I've got far too much to do before we leave early on Saturday


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