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P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: Today at 11:48

Fantastic running Alan, tricia and muddy.

Ellesmere 10k in 37.14 for me yesterday on the back of my highest mileage month, Race felt punctuated by tight turns and raises and never feel like I got into a proper rythym, but more like a series of efforts. Hey ho. What can you do..

Enjoy the remainder of the bank holiday peeps.

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 20:33

Been going ok HA77 - well, im ahead of the VLM curve with some big weeks to come. Im doing the 12 week upto 85 and finding it very tiring, and im not sure that it delivers the same as the 18 week schedule but we will see. I am hoping the base of London will carry me through.Hope the track session went well. 

Watch failed tonite so ran a nice 8 miler easy instead - I bonked on sundays 22 miler so am having a cut back week before a 10k race on sun.

Joe - I think we will be in the same wave, so will make sure we meet up before hand

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 12:39

9 with 5 x 600 @ 5k pace later -there are worse sessions. Trying to google a flat stretch which has some shade

BR- I want a PB which would be 2.48xx or less. Clearly I would like it to be 4 mins faster than that though.

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 14:54

Howdi gang.

Been absent due to a mad busy couple of months. Been busy running in an attempt to get into Mara shape

Jo - Still on for Berlin then?

Tom - hope you recover well

Hello to everyone else.



P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 11:42

Alright Gang, I need to do some back reading, I am in for Berlin with a modified 55-70 plan.

Wifeys big Birthday today so weve been partying a little too hard for oldies, so got my feet up in the sun now and just deciding how to best use the day. It will not involve running though.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 12:19

Well done on the PB Macca and the casual 3.04 BR. Nice one to SK aswell.

Been quiet up here with the missus Birthday celebrations and stuff, but did manage to get a parkrun in on Saturday which reminded me why I hate racing 5ks.

Is that it now then for this thread? Who's going to do the honours....

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 12:21

Fig Rolls are the future Macca! Hurry up and get it done so we can start the new thread!!

AWC - Good news that you have a diagnosis - good luck with the Doc and you can hopefully get a plan back to healthy running.

Tom 13 - ticking over at my Mara pace on a leisurely run, nice.

BR - Go smash it

I did my first training session of the Berlin Campaign yesterday - 7 with 4 at LT - all around the 5.50 mark. Felt OK.


P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 10:16

Hi Gang,

my stride length is 1.39m at 17kmh, which is  200mm shorter than elite Eritrean and European athletes running at the same speed, so my frequency is much higher than theirs to hold same speed. My lack of flexibility means that my push off is much closer to my body due to lack of range of motion. The faster I go the worse it gets, What I have been told is that for an increase in efficiency and a better use of energy I need to reduce the frequency and increase the stride length, which means core work and flexibility, as Lit says, I bet we all have insanely tight hip flexors.

That's the theory behind it, I intend to do some work over the next 6 weeks and go back and get it measured again to see if there is a change. Watch this space!

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 19:47

Good news AWC. Make the most of the break. 

Good stuff Madbee and Scott, I dont care for the short dtuff myself either, but might just turn upto a park run on Saturday for the hell of it

My running analysis is back and it seems my stride length is too short (200mm!!)so I compensate for it with a higher leg turn over and reduced ground contact time. Need to find someone to fix it now..

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:02

HA77 - Had it done at a local uni that has a human physiology lab in Wrexham. Its interesting re its value, as your HR will change as you get fitter and as your body dehydrates over a long run, but given that every training programme has you pushing your LT and Vo2 it is handy to know exactly what they are (at a given point in time) so that the training is truly specific and giving maximum benefits. After my training run on Thursday my LT and Vo2 will be nailed down to a heart rate so I will probably have quite a narrow pace/HR range to train to. It should also allow me to track improvements through the training cycle. It only cost me £60 so a no brainer at that cost.

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