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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 09:32

Mowzer - within a few mins of finishing I have 500mls of choc milk plus either salted crisps or salted peanuts and then after an hour something like a ham sandwich and a banana then another snack and then a "proper" evening meal like meat, potatoes and veg. Even though I don't feel hungry the sooner I get eating, the quicker I feel better 

Emmy - Well done, sorry it was hot for you

Khanivore - well done I honestly think you've done the hard work and personally I wouldn't do another long run now, rest and you'll feel refreshed  for Brighton

Shades - sorry to hear about your DNS

Lily - it sounded like a great day out! Enjoy reading your VLM magazine

Iain - 17 miles is a long way so well done, ideal day for a picnic!

Big G - you'll be chomping at the bit I can imagine. Hope you get sorted out asap

At last I learnt to ride my bike clipped in (about time too) and yesterday I took my dad to watch a cycle race which was on Eurosport if anyone was watching yesterday. I was at the top of a 1 in 3 hill which was a nightmare to walk up, I certainly wouldn't get up it on a bike.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 17:55

Just popping in to wish mamafox and emmy the best of luck for Barcelona - go for it girls!!!

Shades - hope you have a cracking run at Glos

Cr@p Swimmers R Us

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 15:51

Blisters - excellent time! I've got no idea how long it'd take me but a lot more than that. I had a go at doing 80 lengths this morning and I managed it in 53 mins which isn't speedy but it's fine by me as long as I can make the cut off of 1hr 10 I'll be happy

OH - you'll soon be building up your lengths, well done and keep it up!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 16:35

Shades - I've just seen that Glos is next weekend.....

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 16:34

Big G - now that is some mega speedy time to aim for but I'm sure you can do it. I think you can physically "walk it" but you need to believe in your mind that you are more than capable of doing a sub-4

Mamfox - take it easy and look after yourself

SK - I can't believe you've got a tummy you'll soon burn a few cakes off so don't fret

Khani - best of luck for your 20 miler and if it does rain, it'll keep you cool 

Shades/Big G - best of luck for Gloucester

Snapdragon - good sign that you're looking forward to doing 18! You must be hooked!

Divine intervention...I went swimming this morning and the changing rooms have been done up and completely altered, wait till moany minny gets there ha ha!

I've just put in for a half marathon on March 30th so not long to go but how do I train for a half? I'm used to plodding for marathons and I don't know how to tackle the next 3 weeks! any suggestions of training sessions?

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 17:05

Mamafox - I love reading your reports, they're very entertaining and I feel very "there", I still want to know what that sugar was doing down his sock though. 

Iain - you'll have to upload a video of you running, I'm very curious to see your watermelon style!

Big G - good idea to take a couple of days rest. Maybe it's just me but I like to read about ordinary Joe Blogs runners (not just the speedy ones) and read why they got into running, how do they train (how often, times of day), how they fit running in with a busy lifestyle, future running aims etc as it's something I can relate to.

SK - four runs a week sounds like you're back on track

Khani - I'd go for sub 4 in Chester and try and enjoy Brighton

KK - that's what I do, get changed straight from work and run otherwise I'd never get back out again

Shades - York is the week after Chester so would I try for a PB in Chester?? and then just plod around York?

Swimming for me this morning which went fine apart from a weirdo in the changing room ....I was alone in a fairly big changing room and this nutter asks me to move up as she "always hangs her clothes up in the same place" I made a comment half-laughing because I thought she was kidding and said "sorry I didn't see your name on the peg" and didn't move as there was loads of space ....and then she went and put her clothes and bag on top of mine! She looked dead hard so I just left it and avoided any confrontation and am just thankful she's not my next-door neighbour!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 16:18

KK - at least you got out of the door twice though, better than nothing. Life does have a habit of getting in the way sometimes you'll be back to normal before you know it

Emmy - aarghh! nightmare conditions, the nearest I get to mud is a face mask

Snapdragon - first ever sub-2! You've got every right to go around grinning

SK - I hope your orthotics turn up, I'm sure you'll find them when you're looking for something else

Lily - my dad lives near Skipton but I don't know where Easingwold is

KK - I think you did an amazing time considering that you had a few months off 

Mowzer - excellent running again from you,I'd have been well cheesed off about the lack of buns

Shades - that story about the Grizzly made me chuckle!! I call it "intelligent planning"

Iain - i tend to swing my arms from left to right which is a complete waste of energy and makes me look like a twerp

Big G - sub 1.40! that's amazing I'm very impressed with that and your article was very well-written

Mamafox - how long to Barcelona now???

I took a day off and went out on my bike with my Dad and he took me up a route where there was over 11 miles of constant climbing, it was horrendous and he kept calling out "are you okay" and I was gurning away yet in a chirpy voice I managed to mumble "absolutely fine thanks". Running home from this evening and really looking forward to running on the flat!

Cr@p Swimmers R Us

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 22:06

Thanks very much for the info, really appreciate it. Breathing every 3 seems "right"  and comes easier although i am slow. Need to concentrate on getting a bit faster.

Cr@p Swimmers R Us

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 17:38

Duda - brilliant  so are you breathing every 2 strokes (or every 4?)...this is interesting as I breathe on both does bilateral breathing make you slower then?

Blisters - nobody here hires out wetties...I suppose I'll have to buy one then hope to recoup some money by selling it 2nd hand.....Well done on the progress you've made in just 2 years

Oh - keep it up, it will come!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 17:31

Emmy - great photo of you and Boyska!

Snapdragon - best of luck to you too for Silverstone! what time are you looking at?

I've lost just over 3kgs so far and I'm feeling a lot better already but still got just over 6 to go. My Dad's coming out to stay with me on Sunday for 3 weeks so I'll be great to natter with him and go out on the bike together. At the moment I've one foot clipped in and one not plus I still haven't learned how to drink while I'm cycling. What a numpty!

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