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2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 02:36
On a night shift at the moment watching Manchester marathon on the telly !
Conversation with work mate
Her 'what's the shortest time for a marathon '?
Me 'you mean the world record ' ?
Her ' yes '
Me '2.02 for the men
2.15 for the ladies
Her ' oh that's quite good innit !

God give me strength !!!!!!

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 12:58

Superb reports NP and MG1 well done again both 

Yello thats the 'plan ' whether or not I hit those miles is another matter  but I reckon on averaging 50 a week at least 

SM6 if your coach thinks you can do it be positive ! 

SC whats your plan for the summer / autumn ? are you planning an autumn marathon ? 

Bloodt freezing here to day and windy ! even hail stones on my run

11 miles @8.21 pace today feeling bouncy 

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 16:56

NP you never cease to amaze me , what a fantastic result yesterday

MG1 you also , but with the training you have done no real surprise with the result , you trained like a machine and got your reward very well done

Hazlenut god that sounds tough , it takes real mental strength to battle on in those conditions

MG7 not sure I agree with Dan on that sounding fun! I am far too accident prone and would probably fallen over 10 times !! I pick my off road races very carefully and run them slowly ! well done indeed

Dan nice 14 plus what half are you doing ?

Tek nice session ! I did exactly that one last week ! but @6.52 pace


Yellow52 I am signed up for Abingdon  I have a half planned 3 weeks before and hope to roughly  follow P&D schedule  maxing  around 60-70 miles a week

Track session today with my brother 5 x 1200s off 2 mins...average pace 6.49 happy with that

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 16:25

Good luck NP MG1 and Hazel ..


.I have got  behind as usual on the thread !! 

Cal nice park running  ! its actually great speed work and will help you with 10k prep 

SC well done in your parkrun ! I havent done one this year ! must get round to it 

Ollie good luck with Blackpool half tomorrow 

MG7 enjoy the fell  race ! bet thats a tough one ! fell running is not for the faint hearted 

SM6  ! you are as bad as ne ! I said no marathon year !  didnt enter London then decided to enter  Abingdon ! nice track session ... why dont you do Lochness again ? 

had a good week this week 16 miles  @8.23 with my brother on monday 

easy 4 mile run tuesday

8 miles at just under 8s on wednesday 

4 easy thursday

6 x .5 mile reps with 90 secs rest along tne sea front yesterday @ 6.52 pace 

and 4 miles @ 7.48 pace this  morning ... got knocked into a hedge by a passing car !!

I stopped to let 15 or so cyclist whizz past on a fairty narrow lane ! a car also stopped for them ! I stood still to let the car go past me and it hit me !!! not hard but enough to make me fall back in to a hedge , a car driven by a chap who must have been 90 !! his wife got out to make sure I was ok i was ready to blow my top till I saw how old they were !! maybe I should have ! and taken their number some people really are too old to be driving ! but I didnt have the heart to make a fuss !!!    probably a big mistake on my part ! lets hope they dont kill soneine next time ! 



Looking forward to seeing how everyone gets on tomorrow ! got lots of friends running ! wish I was ! roll on next year still got my GFA to use 


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 17:36

London 2006 my first  ever and the one I enjoyed the most  3.48 

Dublin 2006 off the back of finding london the most amazing experience ever ! I entered , felt disapointed at the lack of support around 16-20 miles I thought  all marathons  would be like london ... felt sick at 18 miles promised myself at this point never to ever run another marathon .... 3.52

Paris 2007 very very hot  people dropping like flies .. 3.55

London 2008 my first dabble with P&D  up to 75 miles a week felt really  strong  all the way 3.40.30   with a massive 4 minute negative split !! 

London  2009 3.43 cant remember much about it 

Snowdomia for the hell of it blowing a hooly peeing down  4.30 

London 2011 crap ! very hot fell over a timing mat 4.01 

Left the marathon alone for a couple of years 

London 2014 warmish felt ok strong 3.45 

Lochness 2014 by far my favourite  quiet and surreal I thought I would miss w

the crowds and support ! quads mashed by 16 miles with all the downhill  3.48

London 2015 ran with injury bambi legs with 800m to go 3.39 

So really only felt complete pooh in 2 marathons ! 

Never had to stop for a wee and never walked 

and never more that 2/3 mins difference in each half apart from the 4.01 

I will be 55 when I run london next year so running it as a mile stone 

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 11:13

SC a painful experience , reading your report personally I would have pulled out at the point I was 10mm , bad sport ? no ! I really dont think there this any point in trashing your body just for a medal when you are that far off what you know you should be able to do , I had a look at your training on Strava  this morning , plenty of miles thats for sure but I wonder looking at your recent race times if you would have had a better run targeting sub 4 ? all history now though I hope you recover well x 

Cal there is more to being a runner than running a marathon .... non runners seem to think its the be all and end all but its not ! concentrate on shorter distances easier to train for and easier to recover from ...... Ok ok I know this is a marathon thread ... take it easy eat well and bounce back x 

My worst experience was actually last year when I got my PB ! Everything was great till 800 meters to go bouncing along at 8.20 ish on for 3.36/37  I crashed with less than half a mile to go ! Bambi legs !!! scared the life  out of me had to be dragged up off the floor ! I shouted to the guy to leave me alone and literally wobbled the last few meters  watching the clock tick towards 3.40 ... I threw myself under the clock crashed against the barrier with 17 secs to spare !!  I ran knowing I had PF and spent  months recovering , enough to put me off ever running another marathon ! thats why I am giving london a miss  this year is it really worth it  ? having said that !! I have entered Abingdon  ..... I will do tne training and see how I feel nearer the time if it looks like theres going to be a gale monsoon or heat wave ! I shall stay in bed ! 


Crossfit and easy 3/4 miles later for me 

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 14:25

Cal well done on finishing Manchester , now you have all that endurance tgis is the time to add some speed  work and crack that sub 2 half , Brighton is meant to be  well supported marathon ! expensive though 

Ollie a superb time well done 

SC sorry to see things didnt go well 

SM6 looking at your run on strava do you think you set off too fast ? gutted for you , so evenly paced  till 20 miles ! in your mind what do you put it down too ? 

DD a drop of the black stuff  is good for you ! my favourite too ! 

OH good race supporting ! 

A lovely sunny  15 miles  with my brother today in 2.07   8.30 pace 

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 17:05
Bad luck the 2 stews As always the marathon is a cruel distance a race of 2 halves the first 20 and the last 6.2 ! I have followed yours and others training over the winter , 2 friends had brilliant training behind them but disasters in Paris last week!
I hope you both recover well ...
I'll be back later this is a quick post from the bathroom at work !

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 08:50
Quick post just popped into to say good luck for tomorrow SM6 SC and Cal in Manchester
nights shifts over for the week but working 12-8 today and tomorrow so just enough time for a couple of 4 milers
Will be back tomorrow to see how you all got on .... Will have phone on and will be tracking you at work ! Excited for you all

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 15:15


NP great report and superb result ! and yes I reaslise the higher mileage would have helped but I just havent had the time really plus I have actually enjoyed a non marathon low mileage winter the weather has been crap , and memories of my PF last year ! I will start racking up the miles now  I feel more confident I can manage it without going back to injury , lighter evenings better weather and summer marathon training for Abingdon ..........

JD when you say fit another LSR in tonight how far are you thinking of ? its too close now to run much  further than 13/15 especially as you did 13 at the weekend ! I would leave it till the weekend and do it then 

8.5 easy miles done today with a friend who is tapering for london 

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