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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 17:28

Mowzer - I'm going to go for a lie down after reading that post!

SK - Well done on your placing.

KK - Sounds like you're well on the way to being on form again.

Shades - Am also interested to see what difference your weight training will make.. and what sort of exercises you will be doing.

Only five Mondays left... Woooooooo

Hello and welcome Cal and Jackygirl

SJ - I'll let Shades answer your questions there... exciting to be starting the plan!

Lurking around as I STILL haven't finished my report  I'm on km21 - 30 so the end is in sight. Work is a bit hectic with the run up to Christmas and by the time I've got everyone off to bed I'm a waste of space...(sorry about bleating on). I am determined to finish it though  

Have managed to find time to run though. Have dug out HRM so loads of easy running going on and not a sniff of any tempo work.... bliss..


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 08:22

Shades!! Congratulations on taking that plunge  You must have been thinking that over for a while. I think I remember you mulling this over before but reminding yourself of the advantages of a job close to home  etc etc..Nine years is a long time to be in a job and it takes a lot of courage to turn your back on that security. It's great that you've planned in advance so financially you don't have any pressure to leap into anything else and can take time out for yourself, do things that you want to do and reflect about how you want the future to be. It's a great adventure and I'm really happy for you

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 09:04

Hi everyone - lurking away here. My littlest one has been ill, he is on the mend now but we are going to have to take him back into hospital in a couple of weeks to get some more grommetts (sp?) fitted in his ears

Louey - Those dressing up days sound the stuff that nightmares are made of.. hope that idea doesn't cross the Channel.

SK - Well done on a cracking park run time (again) and coming first lady Now go and buy some shoes

I'me looking through my P and D book and its very "readable" which is good. Have had a look at a couple of the plans and it's interesting to read the theory behind each type of run. It's not so much the mileage that puts me off the plans, it just seems the speedwork looks a bit complicated..

Steve - Great time from you too. Are you going for a particular goal at Brighton? I can't remember if you've said.

Iain - Sounds like you've adjusted well to the low carb diet.

Ian - I am a Lidl fan and use their ski base layers for running.

Emmy - Hope you're looking after yourself

Mowzer - Three runs in one day must be a record even for you!

Big G - Good running from you too. Has it sunk in that you no longer have to go to work now?

Shades - That's encouraging to lose a couple of pounds already without suffering(!) Are you finding you're naturally eating less carbs too?

Freezing here. Just been doing easy running and did my longest run of 15k Sunday which went ok so nothing very interesting to report.

I am still doing my Cognac report  but it hasn't been easy to find the time on my own this week. It's on its way though!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 07:44

Louey - Dressing up days? What's that all about? I don't like the sound of it anyway.... V good idea to be specific about jacket request too. It was my birthday recently and, to avoid risk of SK style kitchen gadget present I was extremely clear. I got the P and D "Advanced Marathoning" book and a flipbelt which is a sort of stretchy band to put stuff in when I run. My two favourite cropped leggings have no pockets so this is an ideal solution. Bit expensive for what it is though.

SK - Hope you are ok after a branch falling on you.. and you survived the concert. Is that an early Christmas one?

Shades - Why are you being advised to eat more protein?

I have been out for a run and have also done a step class. The step class was ok but my run was rubbish - just nothing in the legs and couldn't wait to get home. Rest today and will try another bumble round tomorrow.

I have started my report but it is turning into an epic ramble (even by my standards). Will edit it down and try and get it posted soon.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 10:19

Thanks Big G  Sorry to hear about your favourite pub . I'm not surprised they're keeping quiet about the results - I know nothing about FSA reports but I bet that sort of outcome could end up closing a business down.

Steve - I ran a coastal marathon in the spring, the wind was awful and it completely drained me so that will definitely had an effect on your time.

SK - 30 park runs under your belt is pretty impressive. My legs are aching a bit in the front of my thighs (?quads) and I feel a bit tired but other than that all seems in working order. I don't want to run mind you.. and the thought of one of Shades' morning after recovery runs just brings me out in goosebumps (and we're two days after now!)

Shades - Let us know what the gym's like. LOL at avoiding the zumba!


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 09:40

Thank you so much everyone

SK - Your George Best comment really made me laugh.. I thought about it during the race too and it put a smile on my face  I reckon I took about 27 mins and 11 seconds to cross the line but am waiting for official confirmation.. Ha! No, I was actually quite near the front. I didn't do this on purpose, I joined the throng from the wrong end (ie the front) and though I tried to scrabble my way back I was met with a wall of very tall men so didn't have any choice but to stay there and risk getting trampled to death when the gun went off.

Will write up a report in next day or so while everything is still fresh in my mind then bore you all rigid with that. In summary it was the most enjoyable marathon I've ever done.. and the best piece of advice I've ever had.. big thank you going out to SK and Shades.. was "Run the mile that you're in". It really worked for me.

I'll do my report in a bit but just a massive thank you to the wise and wonderful Shades and all you Shadies for your support and helping me achieve my dream goal. I just couldn't have done it without you

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 15:48
I only went and bloody did it.. 3:27:10 gun time and placed 5th woman overall! Well pleased, still celebrating on cognac will update soon.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 07:56
All going ahead

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 07:07
In car on way to Cognac. Horrific news.. Everyone in shock. Not sure if mara going ahead or not.. Will keep you posted.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 10:59

Sorry Mowzer - xpost. Thank you for the good luck wishes. Please be careful on that bridge and don't blow away!

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