Nessie73


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My Last Run

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 22:43

Stephen- me too.

Jack- great XC running- mucky and challenging sounds great. Then a super sounding 20 miler on a Monday night no less  You will smash the marathon. What time are you aiming for?  My post- long run thing is plain soya yogurt, honey and chopped banana. So similar to yours but I am allergic to nuts and although I do have dairy, I suffer from runners' gut so the soya yogurt is gently..

Swittle- great running at the crack of dawn in horrid sounding conditions and a HM before work!

Me- a new day, a new shiny pair of running shoes! This time it's my replacement pair of road shoes from Asics (I sent back a new pair about 3 weeks ago because the sizing was wrong). They sent me the next size up and two models up - Cumulus 16, which retail at £30 more than the Cumulus 14s I bought before. And as they took so long delivering, they also sent me two new pairs of running socks

So I tested them on my hills session and they feel great. I desperately need these road shoes as the ones I've been using are well over a year old and the soles are knackered.  Now to break in the new ones

Oh Cal- the Nike ones are freebies I get via the running club, who have a great deal with RW mag that we get free shoes several times a year, and all we have to do is wear them and review them.  They felt comfy but were not waterproof at all against the mud. Mind you, nor are my Merrell ones which I love.

My Last Run

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 11:06

Great running all- hills from Lily and a super sounding run from Cal. You will be in great shape for the half.

Nice updates from Marshallini- interesting sounding terrain, amazing speed and barefoot 

Thanks so much for on-going encouragement and advice from you MLRers with my marathon training. It really helps. And great advice as ever from Jack and Strangely.

Me- I picked up my latest free pair of LOVELY trail shoes from the running club to review for RW yesterday (Nike Wildhorse 3).  Yesterday was a rest day and today an easy leg stretcher so my friend and I decided that it would be rude not to test the shoes in some really muddy and wet conditions (she also got a free pair of brooks). So we went out early in beautiful Epping Forest for a fantastic, sociable, very leisurely and very mucky 4ish miles.  I have missed the forest! It's been a fair few weeks since I've got out in it, too fixated on miles...  We were up to our knees in mud and the shoes fared well too, so that will be useful for our reviews

My Last Run

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 19:55

Well done Matt and so you should be happy with that

Welcome Marshallini sounds like a challenging and beautiful route- off road I am guessing?

JT- some awesome training, as usual

Cal and Lily- I am with the plodders. I have been running now for about 6 years and for the first 4.5 years of my running I never every managed to get faster than a 10minute mile, even when racing a 5k on a flat course.  I loved running every bit as much as I do now, and I am quite a bit faster now.  

Me- I (nearly) did it- 19.8 miles this morning!  It was really quite tough going from 17 miles on, when I really fell apart a little, but kept going... but I got to 19.8 and felt I could literally not walk another step!  I had between 18-20 in mind, and slightly miscalculated the route.  Of course now I am kicking myself at the extremely un-round number but overall I am chuffed with myself.  It is odd that it was much harder than last week's 18 although the pacing was pretty similar throughout.  It took 3.15. I *have* been doing my long runs as far as possible on the River Lee which is flat, and today I did a hilly first hour to factor in for a friend who provided company for 3-4 miles before heading to the river.  Maybe the hilly start made the latter bit tricky? Also it was a very sunny day, which was lovely, as it was still quite chilly, but I wonder if that got to me after a while... OR is it a fuelling issue?  I am taking those sports jelly beans starting around 6 miles and then every few miles as and when. But I cannot stomach a whole packet and the *official* guidelines say I think 40g of carbs per hour.  On packet of the sports beans is about 25g, and I nearly manage to finish those over the 2nd and 3rd hour... might I need to tackle one of the vile gels?  

Anyway, really I am happy with myself and relieved that next week will be an easier week before next Sunday's HM.

Sorry for the ridiculously long post and endless marathon talk- I figure you lot might not mind my rantings and questions

My Last Run

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 08:11

Thanks Jack

Next week will be pretty easy leading up to the half (Roding Valley- never done it before but it's local so good / easy for the marathon training).  Monday usual hills, Tuesday pilates, Wednesday 7ish speedy club run.. Yes, I was planning on doing a shorter easy run on the Friday before the race. i was thinking though of maybe around 8 ish but I will take your advice and do shorter.. That is really helpful. Thanks again!

My Last Run

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 22:22

JT- am in awe!

Some hardcore running from you- Sb, Jack..

Me- club run with the fast lot tonight so it was a tempo run for me for the first 6.5 miles in just over 54 minutes. I got the old man to drop me at the club tonight so I could add some miles by running home, so  I followed that with another 3.5 at an easier pace.  Good to get 10 miles in relatively painlessly.

Quick question to you more experienced types (Strangely, Jack, someone else?): I was planning to do 19-20 m this Friday and I'm a little ahead of schedule with the long run, but have been building the long run slowly and steadily.  But I'm doing a half next weekend, so should I be doing a taper instead? Do you taper for halves when you're marathon training? I *had* thought that next week ( the week of the HM) could be an easier week in terms of mileage as I won't have any runs longer than the 13.1...does this apply?

Thanks in advance

My Last Run

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 21:55

Hi all, just popping on here, I feel wiped after tonight's pilates. Who would have thought that that boring slow lying around doing weird movements whilst not sweating, could also be hard?! Last night was the usual 9 reps of the hill. Faster than usual. 

Catch up soon..

My Last Run

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 13:35

Thanks for the good wishes.  We had a great night away and I even snuck in a 4 mile run, in between the gluttony

18 miles for me this morning!!!  Very pleased and now I need to go and stuff my face with loads of food

My Last Run

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 22:09

Hello all

Strangely- legs are fine.  My foot is still not 100% if I am honest, but I am doing lots of massage with golf ball and some foam rolling.

Me- 8 miles very pacey with the club, comfortably averaging around 8.5 mm and still chatting, which I am very pleased with.

Oh, and I went to pilates last night!  The instructor is a woman I know from a neighbouring running club, and she lured me with a freebie and was great encouragement. I really did not like it, and did not "get" it- and it was hard in a way I am not used to. My stomach muscles felt very weird after. I will persist though, as I can see how it will help, and the instructor has been so nice I will feel guilty if I don't

It is my old man's birthday tomorrow and our wedding anniversary, and we are off for the night to a hotel. Think I can sneak my running shoes in my bag?

My Last Run

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 19:43

Like DD, 8 miles hilly today, The old marathon schedule is out of the window this week with half term, so I'm just running whenever I can

My Last Run

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 23:46

Jack, Strangely, JT, swits, Cal- great running and a brutal sounding race for you Strangely with a VERY impressive PB, especially from the sound of those hills..

Me- my favourite kind of run ATM-  4miles recovery *very* easy which brings the weekly mileage to 37. Happy enough with that.  Then took the kids plus friends swimming this afternoon and am finding that as even the little one is a great swimmer now, I could do some lengths myself...isn't is strange how swimming, even splashing around in the pool with the kids, makes you STARVING!?   

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