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P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: Yesterday at 16:31

DT... maybe...  If you get a place then end up with a GFA what happens?  Can you transfer the ballot place to someone else?

Lit, thanks for your potted history - I keep unconsciously comparing myself to people and then remember that actually I've only been seriously running for a couple of years (though was dicking around with some intermittent, slow, low mileage and treadmill runs for a few years before that just to lose some weight.).  Totally agree on the food thing, though I definitely don't do low carb - only ever REAL food, margarine is a bit of a swear word in my house...

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: Yesterday at 16:29

Go Chick!! *waves pompoms*

And Shazmo!  *more indiscriminate waving* 

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: Yesterday at 09:45

Dear Idiot Drivers,

My horse can go sideways.  If she does, your car will not be able to hurtle past six inches away ever again, and she and I will be that mangled lump on the floor over there.  Wait until there is nothing coming on the other side of the road before going past us.

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: Yesterday at 07:52

Dunno yet Wenty - ask me on 26th May - I may have a 4:30 marathon to report  Glad at least one leg is on the mend...

Three words

Posted: Yesterday at 07:46

Which autumn marathon???

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: Yesterday at 07:44

Ten, you flatter me!  I don't know if I'd have the dedication, in all honesty - I don't like it when it gets really hard!  But then I thought that about a marathon full stop 18 months ago, so who knows, things may change.

Mundane thread

Posted: Yesterday at 07:37

Brilliant Bookie, well done!  See you at Chester or Kielder  (it isn't HILLY per se, just... undulating).  Cake, I bet you'd enjoy the run-bike-run!  It almost appealed to me, but then I remembered I hate cycling.

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: Yesterday at 07:24

Sorry marrows, forgive my annoying cross examination, but I am interested - I am also roughly the same age and BMI as you guys so wondering if I could ever get into such realms (I still maintain that there must be some level of talent - I don't think I could run 3:10 at this stage on 70 miles)!  What is your 'training age' and how many miles a week do you run when not marathon training? Do you do any strength or other exercises?  Did you run or do sport when you were a kid?  And do you pay attention to diet significantly?  I promise I am not being a creepy stalker, just intrigued by the idea that someone apparently not with a great natural talent might be able to work their way up to low 3s...  I don't know if I'd have the freedom to put in 70 miles a week with other commitments, but theoretically, I wonder if I could get there in a couple of years' time...

Mundane thread

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 15:37

Haha, FBJB, I had that similar dilemma when I was at my friend's hen weekend at the same time as Coniston 14 which I REALLY wanted to do.  Decided it was indeed bad form, but kind of wish I had done it now!  Ah well, next year.

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 15:31

Yes, DT, I was wondering this.  And Lit and marrows?  I would love to know what kind of improvement is possible... or are they just naturally talented?  In fact, anyone who cares to share - what was your first marathon time, how much have you put in since, and what kind of improvements have you seen?


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