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2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 21:30
NN fab performance and another PB , great stuff. Aiming for the Jersey M in early october . Double date in the park next year in London

DD nice work on double session.

Tek sounds nice running through the park, bet it was busy.

SM nice and fast for that mile

Ollie well done on the run with the bro.

MG7 some good speed in the middle.

Cal sensible with rolling and spinning .

NP good running , glad to hear the MOT was all good.

6 m tonight in the warm and windy conditions, certianly will have to acclimatise to the heat not that I am complaining just yet Ran a decent pace for three of the miles which felt good.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 20:59
OH still a good run and distance today

Stewart good work earlier, enjoy the easy day tomorrow.

NP just one leg each, mine is relitivly flat so looking at half mara type pace , funny sort of distance to be racing . other lads not so fortunate on climbing . nice to see you will be in London again next year

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 17:11
Tek good weeks total.

Stewart, hope the tempo goes well, still good to feel the warmth at last

SM well done on the 14 , can see the logic of the Glen Moray Mara, you could perhaps run 15m - 20m at goal pace and ease off for the rest ? That would be a bit easier on the body and recovery.

NP good first weeks recovery running, hopefully I have got away with the park run madness , will be aiming to get a fair number of them done to improve speed before the next bout of Mara training starts later in the summer. Have you got any more races coming up?

Ollie nice miles for the year

Yellow good work on the bike, Got to be good for recovery.

Just a steady 7 m first thing, slowly building back the miles following a reverse taper pre London.
Have the Cotswold Hilly 100 mile team relay race in two weeks so need a decent bit of recovery by then.
Should be a good but very challenging race, 10 legs of 10 miles each around the cotwold hills.

151 m last month and 839 m for the year so far.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 11:47
NP your back at it already, turning into a machine pal ????

Tek well done on the PB, excellent ????

Ollie nice little run out, enjoy your concert.

Tri good luck in the ultra , hope the weather is kind.

SM nice running earlier and park run time.

Thanks for all the comments on London.

Well legs have been sore and tight all week but ventured out on Thursday for 3 easy miles , got completely drenched in a storm for good measure.
A good stretch and foam rolling followed which seemed to have helped alot.

Down to the local park run earlier in Cannon Hill to make my debut, not sure it it was a good idea as I set off at a good pace against what I told myself to do but finished in 18:57 and a PB feeling strong so pretty happy given state of the legs.
Something to work on now for the rest of the spring.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 21:33
Great report NP, you deserved that great PB to top off a great winter and spring of training .

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 17:54
Recovered enough to wander down to the meet and great area to see all the gang which was great, Neph had ran 2:58 with Bro coming in later in 3:14 was super as he is over 60 and still going sub 3:15.

As far as the event goes, well everything you hear about the crowds and support is true and more. The noise all the way round is loud but for me at Cutty Sark and Tower bridge is just amazing and a real privalage to run through.

Organisation is like clockwork and nothing is left to chance, real shame and sadness that there was a fatality at mile 23 .

Overal a great weekend and experience and a nice Pb and GFA time in the bag for next year, legs are destroyed still but it was all worth it !

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 17:45
For the next 10 miles we were running together well and hitting the 6:45 -6:52 mark then around this time he dropped back so I just ploughed on. It was great see family and friends at mile 18 and also Mrs G who was up, she also saw NP before me and gave him a big shout I think mile 19 or 20 had a hill in it which slowed me a little but nothing to worry about, although I was feeling tired now I still felt that with a bit of luck I could finish strongly enough to make up the 90 secs or so that I estimated I needed to do. Mile 20 was good at 6:44 which was a nice boost, tucked into my 5th gel and tried to concentrate on keeping my form

Heading for home now was into the wind which in parts a was strong which wasnt helping, miles 21 ,22, 23 were at 6:55 6:57 6:59 but were now feeling much harder than this more like 6:30 s. It now was pretty obvious that sub 3 had gone but still wanted to finish strong and get a big Pb. Miles 24 to the finish were : 7:04 7:20 7:00 and sprint to the line at 6:32.

Finishing time of 3:01:38 and a PB of 8 mins, absolutely destroyed now and staggered to the nearest railing where I met another club mate who had just done 2:58 having been injured for the last month and been taking pain killers for the last 7 days, that was a brilliant effort and gutsy run from him

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 17:18
Got to GFA green pen where there was plnety of room but had to drop bag early which meant hanging arpund for 50 mins in the col , - it was really cold and windy and hant bought enough disposable clothing , 30 mins later the three of us were doing our warm ups and getting into our pens to start.

Bro and Neph had there own races plans so there was no running together which was fine.

Had a plan to run even splits at 6:45 - 6:52 to try and break 3hrs. Got off the line fairly quickly but it was really busy and congested so first mile was 7:20, then had to resort for alot of ducking and diving to get up to my goal pace for the next 2-3 miles which wasnt great as it was costing time and energy and not following the blue line which was the shortest racing route.

After mile 4 the pack thinned out so was able to get into a good rhythm and hit goal pace which was feeling good, about this time I caught up a club mate who was running for the sort of time as me so we hooked up and ran together for the next 10 miles or so which was great and bang on target. The 3 hr pacer for my start appeared to be going to fast so just tried to keep him in view, slightly confusing was that I caught and passed the the red 3 hr pacer.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 17:03
VLM report

Well got down there in plenty of time on saturday to get to the Expo and pick up my number, Expo was rammed so didnt hang around long to look at anything. Quick bit of lunch with Bro and Nephew who were also competing then off to meet Mr and Mrs NP for cake and coffee in the park, great to catch up with NP and meet his lovely wife to chat .

Back to hotel and Pizza express for dinner, Mrs G then was struck by and tummy bug half way through her Pizza which wasnt great for her and also had me thinking well when is this going to get me???. Back to hotel early to try and get some sleep and hope that I dont come down with the bug that upset Mrs G. Fortunatley I didnt get the bug but did end up getting virtually no sleep which wasnt ideal but not that unual for me pre race night.

Mrs G was still feeling less than 100% the following morning but somewhat better than 12 hoirs before.

Up first thing on the train at Charing Cross and off to the start to meet Bro and Neph.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 22:05
Some of you know i think that today went well from Strava, managed to get round in 3:01.38 so a Pb by 8 mins from last October race report tomorrow if I can still remember the details .
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