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Chelmsford Marathon 2015

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 16:33

I will be running this as well, although I entered after the packs were sent out so I'm not sure whether I will be getting a pack before the day or not?  Don't want to hassle the organisers just yet if they have had problems sending the packs out anyway.

My entry was a stroppy entry after failing to achieve the time I wanted at Mablethorpe Marathon at the start of the month.  Not sure a band-aid marathon was necessarily the way forward, but this will be number 10 for me!

How much extra can I run in a week off?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 06:41

I normally run about 30+ miles per week at an average of 9mm-10mm, quicker for speedwork.

I have a week off coming up.  My boyfriend does not.  I would like to get out for some more long runs in this week, purely for the enjoyment.  If I stick to running very slowly does this decrease my chance of injury or is it too risky to run much more than 35 miles due to my current mileage?...

Schhols closed again

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 21:55

And, as has already been mentioned, a lot does rely on bus companies.  Yesterday, several schools were shut in our area, but not our school.  The bus company let the school know that morning that it would not be running, meaning nearly 1000 kids would not have their usual bus journey to school.  Several parents of children that walk to school/drive their child to school did not send their children in in the morning anyway, and of those that did, nearly half had been in to collect their child by lunchtime.  My last lesson of the day had six students in!

Schhols closed again

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 21:38

I'm a high school teacher and have never worked in a school that shut for a 'snow day' although I know many do.  A few years ago, when I first got my current job I was commuting from North Norfolk to Cambridgeshire each day whilst waiting for the sale of my new house (much closer to work!) to go through and when it snowed I simply got up at 3am (instead of 4:15) to leave for work to ensure I got there safely and on time.  Not everybody had the same attitude and I was rather annoyed at those that stayed at home due to 'unsafe conditions' when they lived within 10 minute drives of the school!

Good marathon for a beginner?

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 17:12

I did Milton Keynes last year and will be back this year!  Very beginner friendly - lovely and flat the whole way round and still plenty of spaces left for booking up!

VLM Training and the snow!!

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 17:02

Is there anywhere off road you can go?  Footpaths/bridleways?  These tend to be fine in the snow and have less slippery surfaces underneath.

Planning first ultra! Eek!

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 15:24

Those are my two planned races Shazza3!  MK on May 6th and S+S 35 on June 2nd.  I would really like to improve on my marathon race time, although I'm pretty sure I should be able to do this whether or not I race at training pace or 'race' MK.  The ultra is my first, and my target is just to complete this time.

At the moment I am just using Lucozade drinks Back2Basics but was given a marathon pack from High5 this week which I intend on experimenting with over the next few long runs to see how I get on.  Has anyone tried actually eating rather than gels whilst on ultras? How does that go?...!

Planning first ultra! Eek!

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 22:53

I'm booked in for my second marathon at the start of May.  My first being Milton Keynes last year which I completed in 5hours.  I would like to aim for 4hr 30 for this Spring marathon but am also hoping to enter my first ultra (35 miles) just four weeks later.  I recently raced 10 miles in 1h 34m and am training five days a week.

1) Would 4h30 be too optimistic when intending to race an ultra a month later?  Should I aim for something more at training pace? (10:30-10:40mm)

2) I am assuming that I do not 'taper' as such for the marathon but use the marathon as a training run and begin to taper for the ultra 10-14 days later?

Any advice to make my first ultra experience the best it can be is very much welcomed! 

permission to show off

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 16:16

I like the idea of running 2013 miles too!  Although to be more realistic, I'm probably looking at about 1600ish?...

Bedford Harriers Half Marathon

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 15:26

These are my Garmin stats from last year for anybody that wants to see the elevation...  Majority of last few miles running downhill...lovely!

The worst hill was the short and sharp at mile 3 (it looks tiny on my Garmin elevation though!)

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How much extra can I run in a week off?

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First half marathon!

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