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2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 08:04
Nice running all

NP - yes, I plan to do London and will hopefully see you at the start again

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 20:27

Hi everyone

Fiona - sub 3:15 and a champs start that's superb , really pleased for you. I remember you being around the 3:15 mark a couple of years back and then had injury problems so it's great to see.

NP - why the lack of training ? mojo ? injury ?

Tek - same as NP ?

I've had PF since end of May ( my first and hopefully last injury as a runner ) and up to last Friday have done virtually nothing since apart from get fat and very unfit. Managed 31 miles in the last 7 days and all seems ok so hopefully am on the comeback trail if i can shift the extra 2 stone  

Overdone it?

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 12:17
parkrun for the first time in yonks 22:1x, not flat out but was certainly quite knackered at the finish

I've actually done a proper weigh-in which came to, ahem ..... 14st 4lb !!

So I won't be posting on here until I get under 13

Until then, all the best to everyone

Overdone it?

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 08:02
Fug me, one minute I'm posting about muddy being injured and the next he's snuck 2 seconds inside my 10 mile pb !!!

Hello Rich, I seem to have missed your arrival what with my absence of late.

McF - London will be my target but at this stage a GFA of 3:20 seems like the equivalent of climbing Everest.

Good to hear that Big is on the comeback trail.

Tend to agree that it's rather pointless posting in here if not running at all. I only do it so that Lit won't totally forget me

Overdone it?

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 16:15
Muddy - good luck with the injury, hopefully it won't be 12 weeks.

Lit - I knew you were running a marathon but have had to do some stalking to find the result. Well done and thanks for slowing just enough in the 2nd half to drop off TTT pace, leaving me with my prized gold cell I'm sure one of you will take it before long though

I'm on a family holiday in Turkey at an all inclusive resort. So you can probably whack another 10% on my humungous weight, Skinny. The PF seems to be totally cleared up now but I'm incredibly unfit having been out for the best part of 4 months. Even climbing the steps in the Aquapark today were a mission. Been struggling badly for motivation and to do 15M a week, and a 4 miler @8:50/M seemed ridiculously tough yesterday morning even though it was at easy HR.

Hope everyone is enjoying their running

Overdone it?

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 08:20
Muddy, that's an outstanding debut !! Do the 70 mile P&D plan for London and you're nailed on for a championship qualifying time I reckon.

DT - well done and another amusing report.

I managed 2 runs this week for the second week on the spin, a 3 and a 5 which is my longest run since about June I think. Pace/HR stats tell me I'm about 2 mins per mile slower than I was in April.

What's happened to BIG ?????

Overdone it?

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 13:24

Ha !!!

Do you think i'm being a tad impatient ?!


Overdone it?

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 11:52

Morning all

Sorry, but i've been avoiding the thread as it's rather painful to read how well everybody is running

I do seem to have had a breakthrough though and after a bit of a setback i went to a podiatrist who says it's definitely PF. He didn't say my physio diagnosis ( locked up hip/pelvis) was wrong but raised his eyebrows when i told him. Anyway, after a week of calf stretching 4 times a day, heel drops, foam rolling etc i managed 25mins on Monday then 30 mins this morning and all seems to be ok. So, i think the physio sold me a red herring and i spent 4-6 weeks of doing inappropriate exercises.

Happy to be on the verge ( touch wood ) of a return but mystified as to how 4 years of consistency can be smashed to smithereens in 3 months.

PS. where's Big got to ? Still injured ?


Overdone it?

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 12:17

DT  -  that's the one

365 is a nice offer but unfortunately that's the one bookie i'm gubbed on as i got a bit carried away with their 4/1 offer when i started all this and didn't appreciate fully that bookmakers get pissed off if you take too much value

You do need a separate bank account to make it easier to track what's going on and a decent spreadsheet


Overdone it?

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 09:54
literatin wrote (see)

(edit: though a guy from my training group won a Selkirk bannock as a spot prize for having a race number ending in 5. I was quite jealous)


Haha this reminds me of something i've got into since i've been running ( a lot ) less. Long story short but i've started matched betting I was sceptical at first but in my spare time have made over £1500 in the last 7 weeks and all of it is risk free. A group of my friends are all doing it and making similar amounts. I have a link if anyone's interested in looking into it but suspect it's against forum rules to post it on here so if interested, send me a pm and i'll forward the link.

It's basically FREE cash

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