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2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: Yesterday at 19:03
Evening all, update on the Cotswold 24 hours. Well our team of 8 managed to win our catergory and set a new course record.
We did 38 x 5.5 mile laps in the 24 hours. 6 out of 8 of our team ran 5 legs, my legs were 6.57 6.57 7.11 7.12 7.13
Course was through the parkland on a large private estate near Cirencester so very mixed between, fields, woodland and gravel / termac paths
Had two of mine at 11:30 pm and 4.30 am which on a parkland course with no lighting was really tough given I hasnt slept a wink between runs.

A very well supported event with lots of runners, these types of races seem very popular. Now completely shattered but legs seem to have come through well.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 21:53
SM well done earlier in humid conditions, do sometimes wonder whether training in warmer conditions although harder on the body actually gives some extra fitness benefits?
My race is a relay race, 8 men per team , 9 k leg each time. Think I am pecilled in for 5 legs at 6:55 per mile pace so will be a big ask as I havent ran that pace and distance since April, there should be around 5 hrs break between each leg per runner which will help. Racing at 4 o clock in the morning on a off road course should be fun when fatigued ????????

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 22:11
Evening all, not been on much recently as I have been on holiday in Sri Lanka, managed to get out for 10 runs out of 14 days while we were out there, obviously it was dam warm and very humid out there so good acclimatastion for our current UK conditions ???? Have got the Cotswold 24 hr race on saturday so hopefully the heatwave will be over by then. The IT band has improved somewhat over the last 3 weeks so hopefully it keeps improving .

Loads of excellent training going with some nice PBs as well.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 15:00
Ollie nice to not go all guns blazing in the park run, the 24 hr race is a team relay race, 8 in the team running 9 k loops of a park in the cotswolds, basically the winning team is the one who covers the greatest distance over 24 hrs. I am penned in for 4 or 5 legs , so will be a mixture of endurance , recovery and speed plus racing a leg in the middle of the night.

Tek nice racing in tough conditions , a good speed workout.

OH good luck in your mara tomorrow , hope it goes well.



16 m @ 7.23 this morning, took me a good 8 odd miles to get into it but speed was there in the last 8 miles against the wind which was pleasing. IT / outside of my knee felt pretty good at the end but was a little sore in the midle part of the run.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 21:06
Tek nice little run earlier.

Stewart bad news on the calf , hope it improves soon.

NP have a great race tomorrow.

Ollie some big miles last month well done .


Leg still recovering but improving all the time so have managed 4 consecutive runs this week including a tough club rep session at 6 min miles. Will get out for 14 - 16 m tomorrow.
3 weeks until 24 hr race so need make sure there is some stamina left , Jersey Marathon entered but have alot to do before then.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 18:58
Ollie well done on the 10 miles .

Gaz good 14 earlier.

SM nice pace on the club session ????

Limited running this week due to work and Noro Virus ???? which is stiill making feel a bit jaded, had a massage on the quad and IT area today which was pretty painful but will help lossen things up.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 19:55
SM good work on the park run and extra miles today, sure you will continue your good form in the next 10 k

NN thats form looks very encouraging for your marathon training, have you got your VLM enrty confirmed ?

Ollie nice fast parkrun earlier.

Stewart sorry to hear about your injury ????

Yellow nice combination of training

Tek nice double day ????

Cal hope you bounce back in the race in two weeks.



All quiet on the western front for me this week, 43 miles to date including a good 400 m rep session and 17 m today.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 22:49
OH good running and treats ????
DD have a good rest and a bit of a swim.

SM well done on the club running.

Sub 17 interesting to see how your marathon goes , have you ran any others before? Will it be an easy park run the day before your race?

Stewart now in into bug eating season.

Ollie a decent park run time!

Tek well done on the tempo effort.

NP quality park running ????


800 m x 6 rep session on Thursday at 5:52 , rest yesterday with 15 m @ 7:17 this morning, trying not too loose to much endurance. IT band still a bit pesky!!

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 22:09
NN shame about missing the race but sure you will more than make up for it at the next one.

OH well done on the 13 plus a very nice PB

Tek well done on the training miles.

Stewart hope the.egs are recovering

Yellow nightmare with the weather , hope the sun comes out tomorrow.

NP great racing, make the most of the heatwave !

Ollie nice month of training and mileage.


Not too much to report here, 13 m on saturday including a steady 20 min park run then a good 11 m yesterday including 7 with the club . IT band feeling a bit sore so a good stretch with PT tonight. Jersey Marathon entered for October and Cotswold 24 hr race in July to look forward to and train for.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 21:09
Stewart sorry to see it didnt go to plan today.

SM many congratulations on the big pb and fantastic time ????
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