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Posted: 28/08/2014 at 15:23

muddy - my max is about 185 ( i've seen 183 ) and my mara averages were 156 (2013) and 155 ( 2014- after easing off last 4 miles ) so i'd tend to agree that an average of 157 with a max of 180 is on the high side ( at this stage of your running adventure ) particularly over just 5M and would feel a bit too hard.

My average for the 6M was 152 but was nudging 158 at the end so i know that would more than likely not be sustainable. I'll give 6:45's a go next time and see how that comes out.

DT - my threshold pace per McM is 6:20 ( based on HM 6:28 )

Re my 'king of the scales' crown , somebody commented yesterday that i seem to have lost a bit of weight so i'm going to have to weigh in very soon now i have some confidence that it may have gone the right way

Overdone it?

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 14:12

Another nice session Lit. You really have upped it in the last few months

Lou, i find spinning really helps with relieving hip tightness and infact any tightness in that region. Maybe that's why my own niggle appears to be gone. Nice pyramid

Good luck on Sunday Richard

DT - not sure about quads but when i had a week off last XMAS i nearly died on my first run back ( which was, stupidly, an LT session ) and didn't feel right for about a month after !!

After a week of nothing and then a week of easy running ( and a fun run ) , i did a 6M 'perceived' MP run yesterday morning. Nice flatish 1M laps which, surprisingly, came out at 6:42, 6:30, 6:35, 6:35, 6:37, 6:35 and a 6:36 ave. Effort felt similar to Sunday's fun run but 32s a mile quicker - though it was quite hot on Sunday and i had to wear 2 tops.

Started to feel a bit harder than MP in the last 10mins and a review of my HR stats told me it was indeed a bit too quick and around 6:45-6:50 would have been more realistic. Which is pretty much my McMillan MP from my half pb in March so rather encouraging all things considered.

Overdone it?

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 18:38
Lou - sorry, as I haven't kept up I missed your excellent 5m pb coming quickly after the 5k, well done and I hope the old hip trouble stays away.

Lit - I'm actually scared to weigh in for fear of what the scales will reveal.

Update on the groin troubles - I seem to have gotten over it ( touch wood ) I haven't done much running last couple of weeks.

Overdone it?

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 18:08
Good work mudman and BBB

DT - I thought my stag do days were behind me but a couple of pals have sadly divorced and gone on to find new partners so we're doing the rounds again, not sure I can handle a full blown stag these days but will have to give it a go.

Local 10k fun run for a local charity this morning and half way round I was wondering if Skinny would credit me a win if I put in the effort to catch the leader Decided to stick to perceived MP and came home in second ( avoiding the embarrassment of a fun run winner presentation in the pub ) averaged 7:03 pace which is a few seconds slower than my actual MP but fairly happy as I'm probably edging 100 stone at the moment !!

Overdone it?

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:49
Lou - whopping 5k pb, well done

DT - do you think you may have Overdone it ? You seem to have been doing some tough sessions lately.

Lit - lol, I remember having a kick stand on my Raleigh Chopper MkI. They were cool then in the mid 70's. Nowadays I think even the most un-cool of cyclists may have a chuckle. Impressive MP session, looking very close to 2:45 Mara pace

How's the Skinny man doing ?

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Posted: 10/08/2014 at 21:28
Well I missed out there then !! Great running Bob.

I was on my way to Birmingham and got about 2 minutes down the road when I sprung a puncture. Set about changing it and the heavens opened so by the time i got the spare on was drenched and not in the mood. Spent the afternoon in the pool with the kids and watching the charity shield in the pub.

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Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:05
We're here visiting friends for a surprise 40th, then I'll be taking the rain elsewhere ...

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Posted: 10/08/2014 at 08:45
Excellent pb muddy, tri jobby from Skinny ( very encouraging ) and more blistering stuff from Bob.Well done chaps. Sorry if I've missed any other achievements, am sneaking a couple mins on my phone while my kids are fighting and will read back properly later

Welcome marrows, nice calves

Bob, PP - good luck today. Where/ what time in Birmingham is it ? I'm possibly not too far away in Lichfield so might come along and wave banners and shout for you

Not much going on here, decided to rest up a bit to shake the niggle,
got ill ( running withdrawal ?!) then ridiculously busy at work catching up and clearing my work as much as possible in readiness for 2 weeks summer holiday.

Am now laying in a tent (on first full day of said holiday) listening to the pissing rain and the kids fighting ( rain and fighting kids always seem to follow me around the country) wondering if I should jog around the nearby city in the wet, go back to work or kill myself .... all have equal appeal right now ...

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 16:51
AGF and mrs AGF - congrats

Tek - sorry to hear

Good training folks

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Posted: 27/07/2014 at 12:00
Excellent pb Richard, well done

As for Steve Way .... INCREDIBLE !!!
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