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P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:38

Good luck with the house-move Scott, hope you get settled ok.

Fergster, that reassures me a bit!  I am seriously considering the 55-70 plan for the winter, but don't think I could manage two runs over 15 miles in a week...

Well done on the dedicated holiday running JR, and a brilliant LT session there!  Zone B for GNR seems to cover everything up to 1:40, there's no way I'm going to be under 90mins!  Not sure really what I'm aiming for, but a PB would be nice - say 1:38ish.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 19:37
I'm zone B too MM (somehow!) there can't be many sub 1:40 runners this year!

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 15:56

MM, what section are you in for GNR?  I'm running too, maybe we will meet (at the beginning, I am under no illusions of seeing you at any point on the run )

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 12:21

I've lost nearly half a stone since spring.  Oops but also 

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 12:04

Oh no Shazmo! You sound surprisingly upbeat about it, but mega-ouch!  Really hope you heal well and quickly.

Good stuff Macca, that run really is killer.  Good to have it out the way...

MM, thanks for met office report  really looking forward to getting away.

18 with 14 @ MP. That was fecking hard.  Possibly the least pleasant run I've done on this training cycle.  Too hot on the way out, windy starting to come back, then the heavens opened and washed the copious amounts of sweat into my eyes.  Grim.  I was trying to test myself a bit and see if I could break into 3:30 territory, managed for most of it.  MP Splits 8.02, 8.03, 8.08, 8.03, 8.00, 8.07, 7.56, 8.03, 8.08, 8.03, 8.04, 8.14, 7.54, 8.12.  And collapse.  I am now going to sit in the shower...

Mundane thread

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 20:55

^ Word.

Marathon training

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 20:31
I'd go for it if you've done 5 marathons. It's not as if you've done very little mileage and jumped into your first training cycle. I did a 17 and a 20 with just 3 days in between recently and was fine. It does depend a bit on how injury prone you are, age and recovery time though - you could always set off and see how you feel - if it's not feeling right then cut it short. If that's the case is be tempted to do a medium long run (13-15 miles) and skip the 20 altogether to be fresh for your 22 next week.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 20:25
We're off for a few days in the lakes next week MM, what was the weather like for you?

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 17:05

Quiet in here  

Steve, I struggled to hit pace for some of my reps on Tuesday - off days happen...  At least you can identify causes.

Scones sound good Westy.  I would definitely do races for scones.

Good long one there Fergster for a mid-week.  Is that a scheduled MLR?

12 was a struggle for me yesterday.  Admittedly a bit quick, but I really was dragging myself home for the last two miles.  Dreading 18 with 14 @ MP tomorrow.  Think I might do my recovery 5 today so I can have a day off at the weekend.  Holidays start here, thank goodness, so hopefully some more relaxed running to happen now...

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 16:58

I am out of the office until Monday 8th September.  If your query is urgent,(and also simple enough to be handled by an idiot, and you do not mind it being shouted about from the rooftops while your name is dragged through the mud by everyone in the place), please contact my colleague, N

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