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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 11:58

Just don't tuck them in opposite shoes - recipe for disaster!

I also drink the lace-tuck kool aid.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:16
Jimbob - superb running! What a stormer, knocking the door of sub 3 must be an amazing feeling!

TD and Tinks - fabulous news! Welcome to the wonderful world of engagement. Buckle up for the wedding planning ride, it's a fun one!

Been a bit absent round these parts. Working a new role and it's keeping me busy and doing some travel. All the time I used to keep up with the forum with work I'm actually having to spend actually working! Mores the pity!

Sounds like the thread is getting busier and busier with newbies - Paris is a fabulous race. I suspect I'll be green with envy when instead of finishing in view of the arc my spring marathon campaign will finish in front of old Trafford. As an arsenal fan that does grate a bit!

Great South Run for me on Sunday. Never run a 10 miler before so not sure how to pace it. Think I'm just going to try hard and fast. (Err....) on the plus side though guaranteed a PB!

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 21:06
Excellent choice on Manchester Nicole, I'll see you there!

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 10:30

Tim - Paris is EXCELLENT. It was my first there, and a great course, brilliantly supported. There are a few pinch points but on the whole a brilliant, brilliant event.

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 00:25
Well I'll be damned... The OH actually got into London! I got rejected but I'm excited for her and will still get to soak up the whole experience!

2014 Running Goals

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 13:48

@AgentGinger - Cheers, yeah I've really been putting in the miles. The 2015 thread may not see quite so many leaps and bounds from me!

I also got another PB in the Bristol Half last weekend. From 1h48 to 1h35m57s. Thew week before that I got my 5k down to 20.46

DEFINITELY no more halves for me this year but I am going to have a tilt at the 5k and 10k again this year. Weston Christmas Cracker in December I'm going to try for sub 42, and as part of/around that time I'm going to balst around a parkrun in the *Hope* of going sub 20.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 21:38

Think I've managed to convince the OH to sign up for Manchester too. It'll be her first. Also waiting on London rejections before signing her up (I don't mind missing the early bird discount!)

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 21:31

Nice one Dan, I'm in for Manchester too I think I've even roped in the OH, but that will depend on if we get our London rejections or not, which we are still waiting on.

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 09:26

Cheers for the welcome all  

I'm focussing on a target race in the first week of December (Weston Super Mare Christmas Cracker) so concentrating on speedier stuff. Luckily, that sunday falls exactly 18 weeks before Manchester!

Had a 6 x 800m session with our Interval group which runs every thursday. Hit my splits within the right training zone which I was pleased with!

Anyone parkrunning tomorrow?

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 12:07

I used the Bupa Intermediate Marathon Plan for Paris. I've used Bupa plans with all my  race training cycles since I started running and they never fail to deliver a PB - Though I'm very early in my running career, so the same could have been true of any training plan. So its between a P&D plan and the Bupa Advanced plan. What I like about P&D is the fact its proven over and over. I'm probably overthinking things anyway!

I'm in Yeovil (South West) and have signed up to Reading Half as my tune up race, so will use that to judge my ultimate target Manchester pace, its just working out what pace to start the training at!

Yeah I know I need to strength train, and do core work. I've just not done it before But If I want to step up to 3.20 I know it'll be necessary.

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