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what happened to that thread with kk and seren?

Posted: Today at 17:32


Things you want to say but can't

Posted: Today at 17:30

No, somewhat inactive friend.  Getting out of bed and making a cup of tea while you have a cold has not made you feel like you've run a marathon in lead boots.  Do not attempt to compare to something you have never experienced.

Expecting to finish

Posted: Today at 15:33
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The post underneath me will be from Booktrunk. You watch.


Ha.  It's not, actually 

Expecting to finish

Posted: Today at 15:21

I've been poking around a bit looking at ultras lately.  I have done a couple of marathons and always find the longer training runs more enjoyable, so was playing with the idea of an ultra in the second half of next year, but looking at some of the available ones, they look so incredibly hard I don't think I'd expect to finish, no matter what my training has been like.

So those of you who do them fairly regularly, do you go into these incredible challenges expecting to finish, or is the interest and excitement in the not knowing whether or not you'll be able to? Having only ever done races where I'm confident of getting to the end in some manner, the idea of starting a race expecting a DNF, even in something 100 times more challenging, really goes against the grain, but it must enter your mind when you enter something really hard... 

what happened to that thread with kk and seren?

Posted: Today at 13:57

I'm a fan of fudge doughnuts.  There was a bakers in Chester that did the best ones ever, though I can't remember its name.  Greggs have to suffice for me these days.  Luckily their doughnuts are considerably better than their pastry based products.  

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: Today at 11:11

Fergster I'm going to go ahead and amend my goal - 3:34 for sure.  I'm uncertain as to whether I will shoot for 3:30 and potentially miss, but I'm pretty sure I'm in 3:35 shape

Westy  At least you'll be raring to go for the spring.

Dr D, good strategy.  At least you can see how MP feels in a real situation, and if you need to slow down you'll have had a dress rehearsal and know how to adapt next time.

MM, don't underestimate the value of the taper and the race situation.  I didn't feel like I could do 26 at MP last time, but well exceeded my expectations on race day after some rest and with extra adrenaline.  Getting the pace dialled in is definitely valuable.

Kease, hope you pick up soon - this is good timing though, should make sure you're back on form for race day

Anyone heard from Wenty?  Hope he's getting on ok.

I am also not yet mad.  I am predicting it for next week, but since I've failed to fully invest in this training cycle and haven't got at all worked up about the race, it may not actually happen this time.  It's crept up on me, and I don't feel ready at all, so really don't know what to expect - which may be an advantage in not pressurising myself!

Mundane thread

Posted: Yesterday at 07:58
I got one too Mr P. I was shocked that the musicians did not get a music question...

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:35
Thanks for the reassurance folks. I ditched the intervals, just did a GA run and felt a bit better by the end. Beat Ramjet's PJ PB too - 7:30!

Am I training enough to go sub -1.50 for HM?

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 15:14

Yes, it sounds like basically you need to run more miles - you're doing the longer runs, but add in another run a week (say 6 miles, and increase your other shorter one to a similar distance) at an easy pace and I think you'll quickly see an improvement.  

It's the lack of endurance that's showing in your times - your 5K time is quite quick compared with your half time, so adding in base mileage would get your aerobic fitness up and make the longer runs easier.  Also as you rightly point out, even pacing in races would be beneficial!  I also tend to go out a bit quick, but it's very true that it doesn't work, my best races have been the most even paced ones.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 15:04

No, it's on the up to 55 plan - 8 miles with 5 x 600s.  I am seriously considering abandoning them though and just doing 8 miles GA, if anything.  Planning on Parkrunning on Saturday, so that should cover speedwork for the week (someone tell me this is ok, please, I really don't fancy intervals and don't feel very well!).

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