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The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 22:40
NN thanks, I guess it might have helped PB wise that I havent raced a HM for 12 months so have another 12 months worth of training and experience in me
A good couple of runs for you well done.

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 20:03
Tek Nightmare !!!! So sorry to hear to hear that, get well soon .

OH nice work on the hills sounds hard work

SM good work too on the hilly stuff

6 m easy tonight, legs a bit tight but now away with work for a few days and some non running days which wont hurt.

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:25
Birmingham Half

Well having ran well two weeks ago I was feeling a bit apprehensive as to what to expect, this was backed up when I looked out of my window first thing to see the trees blowing and with the forecast of warm conditions later my confidence was was not great although I knew I had some pace in my legs having recovered well.

Arrived on the start line in good time having done a good warm up , on the start line my Garmin kept losing the sat signal and when I crossed the start line it hadnt got one but pressed start and off I went. First few miles are down hill then steadily up hill for the next three , the wind was really strong in my face for the first 5 but knew it would be in my favour for at least the following four.

Goal pace was between 6.45- 6.50 but knew that this would be hard in the conditions, first 5 m @ 5.59 6.54 6.54 6.53 6.56.

Having turned with wind now at my back and some miles down hill I tried to push a bit to make the most of the conditions. Was never feeling comfortable at any point but thought that had nothing to loose but to keep it going as best I could. It was warm now so looked to find any shade I could . Next four miles at 7.08 6.45 7.00 7.00 which made me think that it was going to be tough in the hard miles from 10.5 - 12 which are very hilly. At some point on mile 10 I glanced down at my watch to see some blood on my arm having done a quick check to see it wasnt coming from my nose or anywhere else i quickly tried to wipe it off with my other arm as I didnt fancy carrying that for the next three mile. While doing this I caught my Garmin and either stopped it or changed the settings, then spent the next couple of mins trying to sort it out which I did but it seemed to be displaying some odd figures.

Anyway cracked on to the dreaded hills and back into the wind my split for mile 10 was odd but the next 3.2 came out at 7.04 7.44 6.52 2.08. The hills really kicked my ass but tried to get to the last mile with bit left to drive to the finish line. Crossed the line pretty destroyed and a quick glance at my watch read 1.31 .09.

Was pretty happy with that as a PB 3 mins but did wonder what my chip time would be. Straight online to see 1.29.14 which was great and had got my race goal.

Still don't really know what happened with the watch but very happy, now rest and recovery time for a week or two.

A good event but the course is not great but a challenge all the same.

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 15:49
Thanks Guys , well done HM

Will get some sort of race report together in a bit.

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:49
Tough conditions out there in fact the hardest I have raced in so over the moon to PB at 1.29.14

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 13:18
Stewart good running, a recharge of the batteries looks a good idea.
SM still a food run all the same,not easy under foot now either , hope it was a bit cooler for you

3 m easy this morning just to stretch the legs very windy and warm hope it isn't the same tomorrow

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 18:33
Tek great news on the lurgie front, hope it continues.
HM well done on the 2.5
OH thanks hopefully it will go well.

No run as planned last night due to pesky work and traffic so out this morning for an easy 4 m in the dark , legs feel pretty good considering . May head out for a couple tomorrow or Saturday morning.

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 22:17
NN good work on the hills
MG7 nice work at lunch
RJ great effort on the treadmill
Stewart maybe the rest will work and pay off in the long run.
Tek well at least it sounds like you are on the road back.
OH well done on your run and dip in the sea, shame you are having to go back to work
AGF wow sounds like life is full on right now!


Steady 4 m including one mile close to HM race pace then 1 HR PT session. May do another run tomorrow night and a couple of miles friday night before resting up for sunday.

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 21:37
Great photo OH looks sooo tempting

6 m tonight including two at half M goal pace which felt fine. Grim conditions, dark ,windy and lashing with rain and if that wasnt enough a good soaking by the passing cars! Welcome to winter !

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 18:53
Stewart thats a good 14 to top off a good week will train for the next three days with some running and PT work then may do a couple on Friday ready for sunday.
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