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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 06:38
Have a good weekend everyone. All the best to those racing. We are going to Chester for the weekend. Booked the zoo for tomorrow and are visiting Quarry bank mill on Sunday. My husband says the hotel has a may pack my running stuff.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 11:19
((Big G)) you are doing so well with all you are having to cope with. It seems a really good idea to make a few plans and you don't need to feel guilty. It must have been a shock to see that photo without warning. Good you are meeting up with your cousin later. I cannot see you are too busy. You seem to be steadily working through what has to be done, seeing people and of course coping with your own grief. So glad you are able to get out for runs. There is no rush to sort Claire and Jays things. Absolutely in your own time. I wonder if one of your family or friends could help you with this.
My words seem inadequate but I just wanted to let you know we are all here for you x

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 07:08

W60 I hope you have recovered, sounds nasty

MF, Mowser, SK and Moore congratulations on your races at the weekend.

After having a cold, migraine, a bug etc in last couple of weeks I got out for a nice 8 miles in the Autumn wind and sunshine yesterday and it felt good

Big G glad you had a good run with your club and that the pod appointment went well.

mowzer wrote (see)

Jugula - 10 min/miles sounds way too fast. I often tell first time marathoners to double their half time and add one hour. Unless they're super fast club runners that's the time they often finish in, they're pleased with that, they've enjoyed the race and they look forward to doing another (which invariably is much quicker - but then they know they can do the distance). Portsmouth is not a fast marathon - you've got grass, paths, mud, shingle, sea water if you're toooo slow and lots of people/dogs wandering around on the seafront. Why not leave the watch at home, start near the back, chat to a few runners and then fall in with someone who is going at a comfortable pace?

Mowser I absolutely love your advice! Thank you! For someone who increasingly stresses during races about my time this really made me think about how and why I run. I run to feel better about myself mentally and physically. I race for a goal for training and to have camaraderie with other runners. My best ever time for a marathon was my first. I didn't own a garmin then, chatted lots to other runners, never felt like I couldn't go on and had the aim just to finish. Which I did and felt strong. After York I asked people I knew did you have a good race not what was your time! I think partly before a race I pick 5 hours as a time I hope for but don't actually analyse my training. So it is rather random! I will plan things differently for Windermere. If it's ok I will ask for your help here please Shades. One thing I will do differently this time is race a half in training which will hopefully assist me in making a more realistic marathon goal

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 22:22
Jugula hope you feel better soon. I have pasta meals the 2 evenings before a race. I drink water throughout the day before. On the morning I have a small coffee and toast and honey. I perhaps have a banana an hour or so before the race. I sip water from bottles picked up at the water stations. During the race I have a gel every 6 miles. I do find them sickly so at London I moved on to mini mars bars etc handed out. I also carry dextrose tablets. I used to feel ill at the end of races but now have a Pepsi and cheese sandwich straight away. Then simple cooked meal when I get home. I have only run 4 marathons and have a lot to learn....

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:51
(Jugula) so sorry to hear about your experience. Really hope you recover well. Sure others on here can advise.
Iain congratulations on your 10k.
Shades sorry you missed your marathon. Sounded like a sensible decision.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 16:31
((Big G)) Thankyou for keeping us updated. A tough day but glad the cow made you smile. Sorry to hear about the probate problems. Hassle you could do without.
Hope your back is better soon.
Good luck Shades and Iain and SK and any others racing tomorrow.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 14:16
I dream of girly running shoes......I have size 10.5 feet so have to buy size 11 men's....Up and Running are lovely and don't bat an eye lid at me asking for men's trainers but I wish I didn't have to! I am trying to find girls ones for my daughter (also size 11) as understandably age 15 she doesn't want men's shoes. We have found some New Balance ones on Long Tall Sally site but they are not well reviewed. Think direct to NB best way but that will cost ??95! But it would be good all round if trainers were available in more subtle colours!
Very tired after run, hilly forest walk and gardening. Now going to make some flapjack...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 07:03
Big G, will be thinking of you today. Planting a tree for Claire and Jay, beautiful and a place you can always visit.
All the very best Jugula, you sound well prepared.
SK hope your 10 miles goes ok.
Managed 6 miles yesterday, long way back from the garage, and chest felt fine. Day off today so plan a quick half hour run before meeting friends for a walk.
Good luck to those racing this weekend.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 17:56
Big G sorry to hear about your experience with Cruse but glad you can talk to your GP and someone at the hospital. Good you are getting out running and seeing friends.
Thankyou everyone for your advice and good wishes. My chest seems better. I am dropping my car off at a garage tomorrow and will start running home. If the chest hurts I will walk instead

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 06:44
Sorry Mowser congratulations too on your race.
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