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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 12:37

When I started reading your report Mowzer, I thought it was a 24 miler and that you were having an easy weekend . Running for that far / long just doesn't compute for me, I haven't got to the end of a Marathon wishing there were a few more miles! a massive well done.

Ian - Nice Half pb, 6 mins off in that short a time is amazing. 1:45 the next target ?, you'll be hitting the 21's at parkrun I'm sure.

Iain - Quite often, straight through the middle is the best line & when it's not the best it's the most fun. I don't understand people who enter trail runs and will then queue to get round a little bit of mud.

Easy week for me, did 3 yesterday & will do similar again tomorrow and a plod round parkrun. Southport half on Sunday marks the start of a tough week, think I'll go for a 1:45  (1:48 last year), so 20secs off my pb pace. Feeling quite tired recently though and legs haven't been great so will see how it goes.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 12:19

Like like you big_g , I'm quite happy with any of the 3 disciplines on their own and do enjoy all of them. Putting them all together would be tough, and think I'd probably need to train a little better than I do for marathons . I just need to tick the box.

parkrun this morning, nearly missed it ! Woke up at 8:45 and trotted the mile down, calf felt very tight and body still asleep. Decided to go easy so positioned in the middle, calf loosened up so found I sped up with each lap, always quite nice to run it progressively as you feel more in control! way off pb, 22:26 I think, splits something like 7:40, 7:20, 7:10.

Have a drive to Telford in the morning as daughter is rowing, so a 2 hour drive , get her there 90mins before her race, all for 3mins of rowing! Fun. I'll go for a little run down the river whilst I wait

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 13:10

Have a good run Ian

Mowzer - That's incredible mileage, just a regular weekend for you!, I'd be broken for weeks.

mm - Ironman is on my to do list, can't see me going back for a second one though , well done. Where did you do them ? I've been looking at the courses and it's difficult to find one where I like the course for all 3 disciplines. Cost isn't much fun either!

Good that the ankle is ok Shades, what's next for you ?

Did a lovely 12 miles last night, a good mixture of off road / beach / exploring. One of those runs where I was driving back home and didn't know where to park up or far I was going to run, just made it all up. Rest day today, so I may 'have a go' at parkrun in the morning and see where I'm at. 

Got my tour race pack through with all the details.




Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 14:20

Hmmm that's food for thought Shades , I could spare about 20 mins worth of weight. If I could get the training and the diet right then I'd be going to the Olympics

Big_G - Doesn't sound a good marathon for a time, but just do it as a long run ? congestion could be the issue, how many are in it ? Would be a gate every 6-7 mins I reckon. I'm sure you'll find some routes in Vietnam and get some running in.

Good news on the ankle Ian, have a good run.

Steve, good luck with the back to back runs.

That's rubbish mamafox, very frustrating. Patience will be the key & just think of the longer term.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 08:57

That was sneaky Big_G! ,so close. With better prep you'll be way under 4.

Ian - Great pb, that's about 10 secs quicker than my 10k pb which I set at the tunnel run 2 years ago, not ran a 10k since then. You'll be sub 22 at parkrun. With the half, I think sub 1:50 is the sensible option esp if you've got an ankle niggle. You can nail the sub 1:45 in an Autumn half when you've got some more endurance.

Belated Happy Birthday Cal

sk - I hope he got to see Stevie then, well done on the trophy & a free Coldplay concert sounds good to me.

Ran 6 days last week, but nothing over 6m in one go. parkrun on Saturday, the couple of miles beforehand I felt ok so decided to give it a go & spotted someone at the start who is consistently in the low 20's so thought I'd try and keep him in sight. That didn't last long!, he just kept edging further and further away (turns out he got his first sub 20 !) so just a case of holding on. I don't look at the garmin at all & thought I'd ran ok, not brilliant, but thought I'd be around 21, hopefully under. Bit disappointed to see 21:30, but certainly felt better than the last 2 weeks.

Won't get another proper go at it for a few weeks now, as I'll turn next weeks parkrun into a long run and then it's the start of the tour.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 07:39

Ah Mr Louey sounds great , i'm a red as well (it's where my surname comes from). Although born and raised in Oxford. Can't even get on the waiting list for a season ticket at Liverpool, and match day tickets are not easy to get but I go when I can. Coldplay sounded a good one and well done on the 14 miles the morning after!

Ian - We're driving up to Loch Ness, my brother is flying but he lives near Oxford. Rough plan is to go on the Friday and stop on the way, we've then got a house in Inverness until the Wednesday. We are then heading further North to visit wife's family for a couple of days. Should be a good week.

Forecast is dry today, can't remember the last time that happened !, need to get the weedkiller out as the garden has gone mad with all the rain. 


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 13:34

Louey - Who does he support then ? , really nice split times on the intervals. I'd like to have a go on a track, not been on one since school!

Big_G - Didn't realise you were a Landlord, we've got a few as well. Do it all ourselves though rather than pay a management fee, they do very little for that 8%. Good months & bad months, we're just putting a new boiler in now (2.5k with some other bits) & have only just repaired a roof, we have tenants moving out of another soon & a slight damp issue in another. So it's an expensive time at the moment, hard work but hopefully long term it will work out. It's nice when you don't have any issues for a few months.

Ian - You know Loch Ness makes sense! ,where are you racing this weekend ?

Cal - Your groin injury sounds a lot worse than what I have, mine is almost completely gone but I'll stay out of footy for at least a month now anyway.

Good to hear from you mamafox, laughing at you doing the Haka with sore quads, sorry!, hope that ankle gets better and I know from last time that we'll have to be patient for the report

Booked half day yesterday, so had 45-50mins to go run before the footy. Had a really good run and it's the first time since the marathon that the legs felt half decent. The 3 miler this morning was far from easy though.

parkrun in the morning, will probably do a few before so it won't be a pb attempt but hoping to have a bit of a go at it.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 15:19

That's great Nessie, plenty of time as well.

Shades - Yes I've dropped out of footy for at least a month now, I feel it when I swing my right foot over the left foot & more so if I try to push an object using the same motion, doesn't trouble me much at all when running but have to be a little more careful off road that I don't tweak it further.

Ian - Good luck with the club , I think it's just a case of finding one where the training times work for you. WirralAC are based at the Oval so have the running track.

That sounds a really nice run Mowzer, for someone who doesn't like hills you've done Snowdon the last 2 years! are you back again this year ?

I've just entered a 20 miler, it's 3 weeks before Loch Ness, so ideal timing. Cheshire 20, not done it before but looks a decent route. So that should be at least 1 long run then

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 12:31

Nice 5m Ian, I see they shifted the start time to 7:30 so I couldn't make it down there to spectate in time. Which running club did you go with  ?

Go ape is fun, I'm not good with heights so it's always a challenge. It's funny if I go with the Mrs, I'll be mentally exhausted and she'll be physically exhausted!. My lad (13) goes round at 100mph.

I wouldn't have wanted to run a marathon this weekend, as you say very humid. Only just outside last years time, so you did well. I'm not so sure there's an enjoyable part to a recovery run though!

Picked up a slight groin injury from footy last week, which doesn't seem to bother me much when running, but I know it's there if that makes sense. So no run on Thurs or Fri, then did 7 miles Saturday followed by a humid parkrun & a mile trot home for 11 in total. Just trying to build some easy miles in at the moment.


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 20:20

You should stick to running big_g

I just normally wear older road shoes for trail running. Out for 4 tonight mainly off-road again, much cooler.

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