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Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 16:20

I know about it, I just don't feel like it's an actual thing.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 16:16

I have surmounted my lady problems and feel fine now, Muddy, though a bit tired and also shit at running. It isn't taper madness though because of previously mentioned situation of not having noticed I've got a marathon coming up.

Is it highly likely when you get faster you'll migrate to racing flats?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:59

Ace! So if I get some lighter shoes I'll instantly be able to race 10ks at (faster than) my 5k pace! 

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 14:42

I think I may have a better quality of colleague. They are all just promising to watch me on the telly. Also they say things like 'have you done it before?' and 'wow, you did it last year too? Isn't it really hard to get into?' and 'what was your time?' and this gives me many opportunities to show off while acting like I don't really want to.

3 hour marathon and cramps

Posted: Yesterday at 14:02
Cheerful Dave wrote (see)
Gilly1709 wrote (see)

Personally, I'd say you're not running anywhere near enough miles (or km) in training to be able to maintain that sort of pace over a marathon.

I'd reckon 80km a week minimum would be needed. 

Lots of people run sub 3 and quicker on less than 50 miles (80km) a week.

This is undoubtedly true, but I'm wondering whether those same people wouldn't also be running half marathons a fair bit quicker than 1:24/1:25? I too think the mileage looks a bit low for that kind of conversion to a fast marathon time.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 13:58

Aww, I think I'm a bit in love with you now Andrews.* Though I do also now have a duck confit craving.

Oh, and I haven't been able to fully complete my Manchester marathon livestalker. Could the people whose real names I don't know fill in their race numbers, please?

*in purely platonic, theoretical way.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:29

Controversially, I don't think dates are that nice. So they will not be in my carb-loading plan. I'm thinking home-made bread, crumpets and malt loaf, pasta with tomato sauce, and fruit juice. And, erm, fudge doughnuts.*

*yes, I am aware that they are high in fat.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:00
DT19 wrote (see)

Lit- Are you saying that when you leave the house on race day, your business is complete?

Yes. Though I would have several wees before the race.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 10:34

By contrast, isn't there a slight advantage to having enough fibre to make sure you have a poo at the appropriate moment on race morning? I'd much rather have sorted all that before leaving the house. 

I did do that 3 x 1600 session and I was crap. I don't think my build-up has been quite as ideal as last year but luckily I don't care because I'm too busy at work to think about anything that's happening beyond the next few days.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 10:20

I don't understand. Where are the hot cross buns and malt loaf?

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