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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 14:55

Yes Shades, I'll be spectating at London.

Probably be around the 14 mile point  (just round the corner from Tower Bridge), so we can go under the subway and be at 22 also. I need to work out all the timings for the elites as well as my nephew. 

Looking forward to a Wasabi also

sk - Great timing to get the selfie, it does feel better once you have your number and have the expo out of the way. You've done the hard part in all the training, just the easy bit to do now  ,enjoy the day.

Emmy - Have you got a double/treble this weekend then ?, enjoy the 100th

mamafox - If you want to watch London via internet then I presume it won't let you because of the French IP address. From an iPad you may be able to use an App called Film4 , that worked for me last time I was abroad for iPlayer etc. Otherwise I can pm you some details on how to connect with a vpn if you need.

Looking forward to a run tonight, really nice out.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 16:52

Do what normally works for you.

I sometimes do , just to get out the house ! ,very gentle 2 miler.

In regards to the expo, can anyone get in ? ,or is it runners +1 only ? , I wouldn't mind going, no idea when my nephew will be picking up his number though.

Last year I really enjoyed the walk from the train station up to the pens & then just relaxing watching the other starts go off on the big screen.A year has gone quickly.

Weather looking ok as well at the moment, well for running anyway..I want it hot for spectating


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 13:35

Ah of course TP100 (Thames Path), I just didn't click from the name.

Finishing in my home town then Keith. I'll be back in Oxford after the VLM, until Tuesday eve. I massively over think doing a marathon so my head couldn't cope with an Ultra that long.

Not too long to wait then Mamafox, keep that car in good order! Is your next marathon a bit closer ?

Lovely half marathon last night (just a training run), mixture of back roads/foot paths etc. I do need to do some more structured training, it's all a bit made up at the moment. Think my consistency over the last 2 years & also the introduction of parkrun is where the improvement has come from.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 15:02

Cracking medal that one Shades.

Impressive running mowzer, always enjoy your reports. That is def one of the best feelings passing people late on in marathons.

Long time since I've been to the Brecons, sounds idyllic.

Over Easter weekend we rented a barn (beudy banc) just outside Machynlleth (Southern Snowdonia), had stunning weather for the few days we were there. It was situated on the side of a hill and a mile long uphill off road track to get to it. Really great location. I managed a couple of 'fell' runs, 3 & 4 miles only but very tough running. Also climbed Cadair Idris which was an excellent walk. Two jets (hawks) flew by one morning beneath us which was amazing, barn is about 500-600ft up so they were pretty low!. When doing the Cadair walk the jets were flying quite frequently past us (typhoon also). Mach loop if you're familiar with it.

Maybe all the hill running/walks helped with the pb

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 12:21

Just reading back a bit, sorry to hear you didn't get to the marathon mamafox ,especially as you had planned to not get there with 10mins to spare. Highly recommend Snowdon marathon, not one for a pb!

Good running there Shades, comfortably under 5. Thought it would be an ideal day for it and sounds like it was. One to put on my list i think.

Is it Emmy's 100th this weekend ?

Good luck this weekend SK, I'll be spectating. My sister & hubby are coming over from the States for the week so bit of a family get together. My nephew is running. You've done really well in training so hope the day goes to plan. 

100k or 100m Keith ? ,wouldn't fancy either personally.

After struggling to get under 23mins for parkrun (pb of 22.26) , I went and ran 21:58 , also my first sub 7 mile (as part of a 5k), 6:55, 7:11, 7:09.  km splits of 4:20, 4:20, 4:32, 4:23, 4:18. 

parkrun tourist this weekend, choice of Brockhurst, Peckham Rye or Dulwich, anyone done these and can recommend ?


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 22:06

Looks and sounds lovely that Shades, should be ideal weather tomorrow as well.

Shame about Ireland.


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 17:03

Wind not dropped much up here Shades, makes for tough running.

Good luck Keith & hope you're feeling a bit better soon.

That's all that core work that kept you upright mamafox ,it's very annoying when you get injured by silly things. If you're quicker on the same heart rate then all good surely.

SD has raised about £1400 as well, impressive stuff. Just hope it hasn't put her off swimming

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 20:19

Yep she's done it  

4 windy miles tonight with some hills. 111 for the month.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 08:58

Stepdaughter is tired but happy the end is in sight, another 120 yesterday so just 120 to go. Really didn't think she was going to complete within March as she had a lot of catching up to do.

Nice medals Emmy, there's me thinking Windermere is close and you'll have another 3 done by then.

10 very muddy very wet miles for me last night, they're the best runs though right! , did a little exploring down some footpaths I discovered (not on an OS map) and in places it was hard to tell what was the stream and what was the 'path'. Funnily enough my windproof isn't waterproof! , got soaked through. I need to invest in a decent lightweight waterproof.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 13:30

I'd love to take that Springer off you mamafox! , would make a great trail dog.

sk - Nice parkrun time & course record , I still can't get my head round how hard they are & struggle getting the pacing right.  That must be you done now for the long runs ?

Shades - The wind does wear you down, ideally you need to draft someone you did well to only just miss your pb.

Emmy - 3 to Impressive amount of marathons you've been doing. What date is the 100th on?

Iain - 10min/miles! welcome to the real world , bet that felt awkward to get a rythym going. Certainly won't do you any harm & good to hear you're running. You could always wear some ankle weights/rucksack to make it tougher. I saw a guy once out running with his partner and he was wearing a weight vest.

Another lazy week for me, 3 runs = 20miles, bit better than the 12miles the week before though. 3 miles off my 100 target for March so all good. 23:06 for parkrun as part of an 8 miler. Legs felt better than last week, 40 secs off my pb though. I hear rumours of a Birkenhead parkrun starting, which is only a mile from the house. Didn't realise parkrun ask for a 3k start up donation, so I'll chuck some money in for that.

Step daughter, reached 1000 lengths on Friday & added 120 yesterday. Think that leaves her with 240 to go & 2 days to do it to complete in March so it's looking doable.

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