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Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon anyone?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 16:03

See the route has been tweaked. Will be quite interesting running up Matthew St, quite narrow!

Did London on Sunday, fantastic day, so a little recovery and back into training for Liverpool RnR. Local one for me, I did the Liverpool Marathon in 2012 and the support was good, different route though as the first half was on the Wirral then through the tunnel for the 2nd half.

Not too far away now.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 08:44

Don't understand the point of cheating, why bother esp in London when there are plenty of other runners out there for 7 hours. Organisers should 'have a word' really. Very easy to query the results to find them. All of them crossing the highway as well it seems.

Only 941 negative splits, just shows that most of us go off to fast. ahem.

Did 4 last night, right calf didn't feel good (no problems with it all during or after marathon), felt tight. So after a mile I just stretched it out and did this a couple more times, still doesn't feel quite right so I'll give it a few days and run at the weekend.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 15:23

Someone did ask last week why London was harder than the others, is it because it has more hills!!

khani - My sister Lived in Manchester, NH & now is in a place called Kennebunkport in Maine so I've flown into Boston quite a few times, lovely City. Would love to do the Marathon.

Looking forward to a run tonight, see how the legs feel.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 11:46

sk - Ah yes seem to remember the empty tables, no idea what I would have shouted out anyway! . 2:05 ha ha yes.

Big_G - Not sure what the knee thing is, but maybe as you say it's a bit like tapering and all sorts of things bubble to the surface. Stop prodding !! I was out for about 8-10 weeks last year and it does feel like you'll never run again but you'll get there just enjoy the rest and keep doing the stretching/stengthning stuff and come back stronger.

Getting that post marathon blues feeling today, all the build up & it's gone just like that...6 years of waiting to run London. I'll be in the ballot for sure, not much hope but you never know. A lot of people at work asking how I did etc, they never do that for any other races! (apart from the other runners here).

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 09:06

Back in work this morning

What a great weekend. Marathon all a bit of a blur now! , yesterday we walked up through Green Park to the Palace and through St James park and It looked a little different 24 hours later. Legs feel fine, little bit sore in my thighs but stairs are no problem (only the big steps sometimes sting a little!). So recovery looks to be good.

Looking back at the day, I can take a few positives in that I managed 17 at 4 hour pace & was feeling really good at 14. Need to figure out why I just ran out of energy, no cramping (which is good) just no energy, nothing left in the legs. I didn't do a proper taper so that probably didn't help. I could still walk at a good pace, so literally ran 1/2 mile then walked a quarter. Focus kind of turned back to training and Liverpool in 6 weeks so didn't want to wreck my legs at that point so jsut chatted to others and gave encouragement where I could.

SK - chatting to 'chef' around 23-24ish (Mansion house) I think. Were you on the Lucozade station that was bang on 30km ?

Lilly - Never say never!, sounds like you had a bad lead up to it and that really doesn't help, I've been there. But you got round well done. Recover well.

Snap - What a run from you, it feels good when things all go right at the right time...all that training effort suddenly feels worth it. A massive PB, congratulations. How's the legs ? and what's next ?

Iain - Hope it's a just a niggle that will pass, fingers crossed for you as you've been training hard.

shades - good to hear your over your cold and back on it.

Khani - Thanks for that link not heard of that one. I usually vpn back home for uk stuff if i'm abroad.

Bit harsh on Mo, way too much pressure on him and running on your own can't be easy. Not that far outside the British record on his first attempt. Hope he sticks with it, he'll beat that record. Not so sure he'll ever go sub 4:05 though.

Thanks for all the support on this thread, you lot are alright

Onto the next one. Out for an easy run tonight and see how the legs are when I ask them to run again.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 22:23

Snap/Lilly/lee -not sure if you managed to meet up? I was circling between the Buxton water, lucozade and the tea tent looking for the spotty top but no luck.

Bit warm today! I've got a little sunburn. 9 min miles felt good until 17ish then legs refused to keep going so walked/ran the rest. Halfway in 1:59 I think. I just enjoyed chatting to the crowd and other runners. Even had a brief chat with Michael Roux! Finished in 4:27 in the end. Really enjoyed the day, very well organised. Crowd support just unreal, it was quite nice to go in the tunnels and get a rest bite from it.

Footy went well as well, so a great day.

hows everyone else got on in London ? And Emmy in Rotterdam?

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 06:15

Wide awake ! Trying to stay quiet in the flat so as not to wake anyone but by doing that I'm probably being really noisy! 

SK - surely it's your son you need to ask about how to shave time off  (no offence big_g )

shades - sounds like a lazy day for you, duvet on the sofa and chill. 

If it's a fast one today then don't think mo will stand a chance but if it's a bit slower and tactical then we've all seen his strong finishes so you never know. I think Kipsang will win it. 

7:32 train to catch....porridge time.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 22:09

Number pickup the best organised I've ever seen, all done in under 5mins...very slick.

Expo smaller than I thought it would be so wasn't there that long.

Had a beer on Friday and a whiskey/coke tonight . Plenty of water too, nervous now. Just put my tag on my shoes and number on shirt. Garmin on charge and porridge out for the morning so think I'm ready.

See you in the morning, Lee as well. 

I'm in pen 4 which sounds quite far forward!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 10:35

Sk - nice tip about the cable car, never heard of it! The course sounded good, it's hard when you don't do the techniques automatically and you have to think hard whilst running and constantly adjust. 

Good luck at Rotterdam Emmy.

Great pic snap, you'll be easy to find  

Came down to Oxford last night to see my mum for a couple of nights. London bound in the morning and expo in the afternoon..all the bargains gone probably! will do a gentle 3 miler later today.

Number is 18476 ,have it memorised as well. Decided I'm going to go for sub 4 (I think!) , I'll just re-access as I go and slow down if not feeling it. Excited.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 16:57

Snap/Lilly - Yes sounds good, I'll take a look at the thread. Think I'm going to wear my white Liverpool Marathon tee/black shorts, depending when I can baggage drop I may have a light grey hoody on. So 9am did we say ?


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