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running buddies

Posted: Yesterday at 23:26

'stay safe' + strangers off the internet doesn't quite compute for me.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 22:32

Hello Andrew G. Your marathon target sounds the easiest.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:24

You live in the south east of England, mace, and I live in the frozen north of Britain. You have dawn more than half an hour earlier than I do.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 13:54

I wouldn't do a half two weeks out - I think 5 or 6 weeks is perfect for a possible PB attempt but not compromising the marathon. Haven't looked for one yet, though, and suspect if there are any local ones they probably have giant-sized hills in.

Hoops +1 for 'run slower' - it's very noticeable from your power of 10 that your short race times are significantly better than your half marathon and marathon, so it makes more sense to build aerobic fitness and endurance if you want to improve those.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:22

madbee, mace - it's the amount of running achieved before dawn that counts, so I win.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 10:30

Again, it's a while since I've read it, but I seem to remember they said they just included the races in the plan because most runners like to do some races, so it made sense to show how they'd fit. Not because you absolutely MUST race or you'll FAIL.

I bet if they'd been writing the book in the UK and in the last few years, they'd have built in some parkruns or similar as well or instead.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 09:20

Have you got the book, MsE, or are you just looking at a copy of the plan from elsewhere? In the book somewhere they explain that they only did the day by day schedules (by contrast with the earlier Road Racing for Serious Runners) because people said they wanted them. But they also include a table of days needed to recover from each type of session, so you can use that to help you rejig. The races are on Saturdays because it's an American book and there are more Saturday races there, I think.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 21:16

Scott, I don't think Bluemoon should be working out his LT based on his target marathon time - if he can run a 36 minute 10k, then running at the LT pace of a (McMillan-calculated) marginal sub-3 marathoner would be too slow and not approaching his LT at all.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 20:48

Eurgh, I pop in to have a look and 15W is all smelly.

Hello Bluemoon. What I think is (1) your paces for long runs, medium long runs and general aerobic would ideally be based on your current level of running ability, so I'd go with your recent 10k time plugged into McMillan. And (2) that as far as I remember, all the runs with MP are a total of the MP section + 4 miles, and I think that this is because they're imagining a warm-up of a few miles, an MP workout, and a mile cool-down. Same for the LT sessions - they're written as the tempo section + 4 miles, and again, it looks like the rationale behind that is warm-up, session, cool-down.

Health Professional - how do you know who to see?

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 16:25

Out of the two specialists you mention, I would go with the one who got your footstrike right - surely you know where you land when you run? So you can at least rule out the one who told you the opposite.

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