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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 11:01

Mowzer - Sounds like just another 'normal' marathon from you! epic. If the jacket used to be waterproof then it may just need re proofing.  Great report.

Must be frustrating for Steve Way, all the effort he puts into training only for the day to go wrong. Did very well to complete. The 40 mile training run he did made me laugh, 100 laps of his local village green ,nutter but sounds a great bloke.

Some good training hours going in the Khanivore, hope it all pays off.

Achilles behaving itself Big_g ? 

Who'd have thought a 5k could be complicated! ,I do tend to over think\analyse things though ,cheers for the feedback. I just need to keep going to parkrun regularly, hopefully in time 7min/miles will be easy!  (ish)


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:41

26.2 for fun Khanivore, you're starting to sound like an ultra runner! Quite hard to do the walk run thing from the start.

nice parkrun clag, at least the wind was against you first.

You sound well prepared for Portsmouth Jugula. Gels every 45mins is what I've done in the past, I use shot bloks now roughly one every 15mins and maybe a gel or two at 12 & 18, normally as i come into a water station so I can wash it down.

Did princes parkrun yesterday which is in a park but all on footpaths, it's basically 2.5 laps of a slightly undulating course (garmin reckons 40m of ascent/descent).

Finished in a PB of 22:47 , so that's the 23min barrier done. 22:30 is the next target in 2 weeks time.

Not sure what to do warm up wise, yesterday I did 2 easy miles before with a few short sprints near the end. Then did 2 easy after. So may play around with this and see what happens.

What does everyone's splits look like for a parkrun ? I tend to go off too fast and then can't hold the pace, so splits yesterday were 7:13,7:21,7:28 avg 7:19.

if i do it as km splits then it tells a different story I think - 4:36,4:19,4:45,4:28,4:37. 

Slowest mile was the last one , but slowest km was the middle one...May just show where the uphill bits were. 

Low 7's scare me a bit and sub 22 is around 7min/miles, I much prefer long plods to short and fast, but want to get used to that hanging on feeling So finding it challenging..

Out early for 4.5 today, lovely and quiet. Bacon butty after sets the day up nicely. hopefully the F1 and footy all go to plan. Bit of painting and a guinea pig to bury first.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 09:04

You'll enjoy Berlin Khanivore, great city, it's normally last weekend Sept I think.

clag - I prefer the downs to the ups ,like a bit of everything really just like being in the hills, rocky is good & the Orange is certainly on the fun side of XC, but I ride the hardtail more. The wife has family that live within 45mins of Golspie which I've always wanted to ride, so I keep saying we should go up. Think the climbs would kill me at the moment though.

Nice 10k last night, lovely crisp evening.

I'll have to see if there's a dog rescue place near me, sounds good. Cheers all.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 13:29

Eat well mamafox and recover well. It's my step daughter that runs with me, my two aren't interested. She wants to do better at her school XC races, she's done about 6 of them now and is always 5th, 6th or 7th!...out of 100ish so doing really well already. They're only 1.2 k.

Scotland based clag? ,very jealous. Amazing place to walk/run/ride. Never done Fort Bill, would love to do Torridon. Have done 3 Alps trips which is the best riding I've ever done, chair lift up & ride down, some epic days out.

My 2 MTB's are 26" Orange 5 for smiles & a Dialled Bikes Hardtail for miles.Think the 27.5 will win out, but would really need to get back into it to justify spending 3k on a new one.

Big_g - what does being a registered dog walker entail ? ,can you pitch up when you want ?  I like the sound of 'borrowing' a dog now & then for a long walk but couldn't commit to timings etc.

Takes a lot of restraint to keep the whole run slow, but it does allow you to train 5/6/7 days a week. I'm trying to keep all my runs slow at the moment and just race a parkrun every other week.

Get a feeling I'm going to have a similar battle to SK with going under 23  (sub 20 in your case SK! ). I'm going to go to Princes parkrun on Saturday as it's a faster course.

Xmas Day / NYD parkruns -  (maybe possible to do a double on NYD) -

Next up for me is Santa Dash 7th Dec , then 4 Villages Half mid Jan & Barcelona in March.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 20:53

Thought it was a stumpy...still riding it?  I switched from mtb'ing to running and now haven't ridden my bikes for too long. Keep meaning too though. I like the simplicity of running v mtb but I should try and do both really.

90 min drive to get somewhere decent to ride Doesn't help. North Wales/peak/lakes. 

Can't help with that injury Keith, but probably just a bit bruising.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 23:14

Cheers flag, great half PB.

whats the bike in your pic? 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 21:24

Great report mamafox, made me laugh.

Good luck with the double Moore, will be interesting to hear how you get on. I'm coming round to the idea of trying a double next year.

sk, there's someone on fetch who does all there training runs slower than 10min miles but races most weekends, she has pb's of 3:05 marathon, 1:31 half, sub 20 5k. Must be hard for her to keep the pace down when on a training run. 

I'd love to have a dog but don't have the right lifestyle for one so it just wouldn't be fair. We have a cat, guinea pigs and a couple of rats and they are easy to look after. 

Did a parkrun on Saturday with the little one. She's only done 1 before and time was 29:30 so that was the target. Plan was to pace her at 9min miles and see what happened. 9:05 first mile and all good ,9:03 2nd mile  and then 8:54 , new PB for her of 27:44  . Try and go all sub 9's next time. 

First run in new shoes last night, I've been liking the saucony guide 6's so finally found the 7's at a decent price. Little one joined me for 2 miles and then I was going to do another 2 but ended up doing 8 in total. Pleased they feel just like the 6's. 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 08:04

Good effort Iain !

Careful with that change in drop shades, can cause calf problems apparently. I went to 8mm drop and no problems, so may try a 4mm. Great that you like them though.

2 days off for me, will fit in a run today but have a room to paint (well get started) and a tonne of gravel to shift tomorrow.....cross training!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 17:10

Be interesting to see what you make of the Hoka's Shades.

Good mileage there Khani, good to hear you're still at it.

MF - wheres the report!

big_g - The bagel sounded nice, may have to try and make one...butter everytime over marg though.I quite liked the Boris bikes for cruising about on, they were great on the closed roads of the London Marathon, traffic free tower bridge was fun.

I've entered Barcelona, so hopefully this time I can run it. Then have Manchester in April and Windermere (when I enter) in May. Going to look for some off road events for June/July/August and then Chester & Snowdon again.


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 21:28

Well done mf, you smashed it , would like to see your splits and a report as well. Nice transport. Your hubby could have craned you into the starting pen.

sk - finally !!! You'll do it every week now. Fastest lady where I was did 22:22 so you'd have one easy. 2nd lady was just behind me so I only got chicked once.

Double sounded a good one mowzer

I got a PB of 23:33 so took 17 secs off. Not great but legs not back yet, struggled a bit playing footy in the week as well, just feel a little bit lacking. So either I'm coming down with something or still recovering from marathon.

Course not great for a PB either, mostly on grass which was a bit soggy/ muddy in places and that just saps energy. quite a few tight turns as well. Excuses excuses . I do like that kind or running though It's just not great for speed.

Managed to miss the rain as well. Will try and get there next week

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