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P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: Today at 08:32

Well done Scott  Brave going off-road after all that rain!  Sounds like fun.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 19:48
Also re: racing - Mr Pfitz tells us to so it must be right

Fergster you were right, the 1000s were not as bad as feared. First one was horrific, felt like feet were stuck to the ground, but got a lot better and hit a decent pace for them in the end. Stuck to matching shoes but if Lynsey sharp's doing it then I might give it a go!

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 15:35

PS, Scott, do some running

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 15:34

I don't think I know of anyone that doesn't race while marathon training - it's such an eggs-in-one-basket race that  you can't risk getting nothing out of all the training!  Even though I love marathons more than other distances, it's still a lot of work to go out the window if it doesn't go right, so I want some PBs along the way!

HeOw, Fergster, Ramjet, I also try to do tempo runs away from roads - nothing more infuriating than cars in the way!  Or dogs underfoot, or squawking kids in the middle of the path... I am a grumpy tempo-runner it seems.

Has anyone ever risked looking like a berk and worn odd shoes?  I'm having major niggles in my left leg at the moment, and I know that I overpronate quite a lot on the right leg, so have always worn support shoes to help with this, however, it also seems that I am fairly neutral on the left leg, so I'm wondering if the support shoes are causing me problems.  I have tried running in neutral shoes before but feel a bit wrong in them, so wondering if I should try one of each

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 08:02

SS, if you work on the day recovery per mile raced you'd be good - I'd race it I think.  It depends a bit on how well you personally recover.  On the other hand, if you'd like to just run with friends and enjoy yourself that's going to do no harm either.  So go for what you feel like!

HeOw, I'm sure 12 weeks is enough - didn't you train in the spring too?  There'll be residual fitness I'm sure!  I'm feeling less prepared this time round I have to say, but I think if you get most of the key sessions in you'll manage.  Maybe adjust the goal a bit if it's proving difficult?

I've had three days off running   Longest break all year! Lots and lots of walking though as was at a festival and everything was miles away from everything else.  Straight back in at the deep end today with the 5 x 1000s  Was trying to psyche myself up and do it this morning, but I've run out of time now so will have to be this evening...

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 18:15
Sorry ramjet, I failed. Way too hilly for any consistent pacing, and the last bit was on an overgrown bridleway so no chance of speeding up! Hope you recover your bounce for tomorrow...

What came first?

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 12:48

The egg, clearly.  The question doesn't specify the species of egg, and since dinosaurs laid them, the egg was in existence long before chickens were thought of.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 12:45

Haha, how did you guess SteveG?  No more till next year now.  Our club challenge is to do 2x10ks, 2x5ks, 2xhalfs and 2x other distance races, so I've done my 2x10ks now and will not be doing any more!

Well done Wenty for getting out there.  It's tough getting the motivation to do anything when you're in that frame of mind, but getting yourself out and doing it will help I'm sure.

Scott, sounds like you're ramping up nicely - love finding new routes, especially when they're pleasant ones!  

Second long run of the week ticked off today - 20 miles in perfect temperature and lovely sun with some stunning views.  Really enjoyed myself, taking it easy and stopping briefly to picnic on blackberries from the hedge!  Cheating, but was too nice to be overly focused!

Which shoes for XC?

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 18:13

OK, thanks - the X-talon were the ones I was leaning towards.  I think it'll probably be a mix of trail and proper mud so I'd like something that'll do both, really.  Might consider some spikes in addition if I decide I like it enough.


Which shoes for XC?

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 16:45

So I'm thinking of doing some XC this winter, having enjoyed a bit of trail running, and I'm in need of some good off road shoes.  I have a friend who can get Inov-8s for a bit of a discount price, so I'm favouring them as a brand, but wondered which model would be the one to go for?  I have only really done road running, and wear a support shoe for this (currently Asics GT2000, but I've also had Nike Lunar Eclipses recently), so I don't want anything too minimalist really, but I realise that trail/off road stuff is different.  What do you reckon would be the best bet?

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