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P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 07:45

Hi Wenty  Which autumn marathon?  Don't fancy Jerusalem again then?

Muddy, well it evidently worked for HA not to put them in, but I actually think the midweek MLRs are a key part of P&D's success, so if you can fit some in it would really serve you well. 

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 13:52

Oh that's a good way to do it HA, I like that idea.  May try.  Though I actually can't sustain MP+40 secs on some of the hills round here - lots of long and steep ones!  But could try something similar.

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 07:42

Muddy, I don't know that the 80/20 split should apply at such high mileage...  I know it's possible for some people (and probably achieves the most training-wise) but I would only do one faster session (intervals or LT) on a 70 mile week, which would total at the very most 10% of the mileage for the actual quality bit, usually less.  It's the balance between using the mileage to improve and not getting injured by doing too much of everything.  Does that make sense?  Others may well disagree with me, mind...

On that note, amazing mileage there spoon.  

Tom...consistently consistent as usual

HA, that sounds like fun.  What do your fartlek sessions look like?  I know it's meant to be free rein, but I've never properly got the hang of it, and only end up going quicker for, like 30 seconds before I get fed up and change pace again

I've not been doing a right lot.  Only 40 miles for last week.  Felt really tired and lazy. No idea what I'll do this week, except on Saturday, when my club is doing a 175 mile relay for charity.  I have a 14.5 mile section to do with the fastest runner in the club (he has a 2:38 marathon )  That'll be nice and easy then  

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 15:08

Where is Westy when you need him?  I need a weather prediction for next week 

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 07:21

Oooff, Tom, do you never just think no, I can't be arsed with running?  Every run you do is nailed to perfection, and all at stupid o'clock in the morning.  I'd give my left arm for your consistency (or maybe I should think about giving two hours sleep instead and actually do it )

Muddy, sounds like a good plan at that.  I am not Ollie, and nowhere near as good as you, but I have found higher mileage = significant improvements.  I do, however, greatly dislike speedwork and cannot even hit most of my race paces in training, so I was never going to get better relying on that.  DT's plan, for example, would kill me.  It depends how you work, I think, and I also think that you'll get a lot from increasing your mileage just a bit, because you've not really done the sustained higher mileage thing before if I remember rightly.

Millsy, agree with Tom - sounds like you need a bit of chill out time.  You've done some serious mileage lately.

I had an extra day off yesterday  I was tired.   Will be back out today though.  (BR, no target really as yet for autumn marathon - I am not even that sure I'm going to do one, but I won't function very well without a training plan so may as well do the training and see if I feel like using it.  I can't see that it'll do any harm for keeping fitness up ready for winter training, even if I don't race in the end.)

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 11:18
Must have got mixed up Millsy! Is that the ultras done for you for a while then?

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 07:13

Is that like wearing your cap back to front Macca?

Amazing Tri-ing BR, I noticed that on Strava and thought how impressive it looked.  Do you have a goal for the IM?  I was watching the Leeds tri on Sunday and decided it was a really interesting thing to watch and consider, with the importance of either being pretty good at all three disciplines or super awesome at one.  Lots of variation and interest

Tom, aha!  You guys have got our weather at last.  It's actually still and bright this morning for the first time in a while.  Well done getting out in it nevertheless.

Macca, I think you did an incredible job at that marathon - you need to know where you're at to perform at the best, so no surprise it wasn't quite what you intended - you still ran it superbly well, and with a bit more accurate info you'll storm the next one.  Can't believe you've just done a speedy half so soon after as well.

Muddy, have you worked out a plan?  I don't think it'll be make or break if you miss a couple of runs at this stage, just do what you can.

Ollie, that's a huge week.  What's your target?

Millsy, sorry if you've already talked about this and I missed it, but did you do a 50 miler this weekend?  How was it?

I'm still not really doing anything.  Well, I say I'm not but I'm running 50 miles a week - but not for any reason.  Did Swaledale not-quite-a-marathon on Saturday, it was brutal.  5000ft of ascent, rocky terrain and took four and a half hours We also got a bit lost on what was unfortunately the bit that was the toughest going, so probably cost 15 minutes to do the extra mile we ended up adding. 

I guess I should turn my attention to something really.  Probably the 12 week 55-70 for Chester, though also kind of tempted to focus on a half for the sake of trying something a bit different.  Not sure really.

Overdone it?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 20:21
Oops, x post Velloo - sorry to interrupt your report... (Twice)

Overdone it?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 20:20
Muddy that made me laugh. Kids!

Good kilometreage Pete

Hope the 10k went well Velloo - didn't you just do one recently?

How are the 2 castles lot?

Overdone it?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 20:17
I'm alive! Swaledale was proper hard. 5000ft, 2 full on face plants and 4 and a half hours... Great route though. Got lost at one point and added nearly a mile which was a bugger cos it was really hard going there and probably cost us over 15 mins, but loved the atmosphere (and the cake and pasties).
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