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The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 06:09


will catch up properly later

Training since last signed in includes a very warm 20 miler in 3 hours 5 on Friday a real mental battle in the heat but one that had to be done due to social  commitments over the weekend .

An 11 mile MLR in 1.41 yesterday made the weeks miles up to 61.3 , no OCD to make it 62 far to warm 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 00:49

I have to run betwen shifts or there  be 3 days a week I couldnt train , and to be honest I sleep well and running before a shifts rather than laying about watching telly actually wakes me up and I go to work buzzing ! and as you guys know it has to be done , Its  now my routine I have been known to do a 21 miler between shifts ! only the once though ! 

Fiona , it feels good to do a negative split even in training nice run !

StewartC  well done on more warm weather training   ! nice 6 miler 

SM1  Tempo runs are always the sessions that go out the window here also ( any excuse for me ) enjoy the swim and good luck with the park run 

MG1 , it must feel alot easier for you now ! nice pace for the 7 miler 

OH sounds fun all thay kayaking ! great cross training healing vibes for that ankle ! 

6 easy recovery miles ( between shifts

Long run planned for tomorrow when I  up , no work tomorrow night , and want to get it out the way so I enjoy a few drinks over the weekend 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 06:26

StewartC lots of nice cross training swimmimg running and cycling ! 

SM6 lots of miles over the last few days , nice gate jumping ! enjoy the swim ! a swim sounds very tempting at the moment its so bloody hot ! 

MG1 a tough day ! doubles and PT session 10 weeks till Jersey means 7/8 weeks till taper !! OMG it also means 9 weeks till Lochness !!!! 

A really hot humid sticky 14.25 miles @9.20 pace last night between shifts surely its all going to benefit a cooler marathon !! ? 


The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 01:40

bloody hell ! just re read my post ! so many errors ! im rubbish on the ipad ! 

Nice warm weather training Fiona ! 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 17:40

MG1 nice pace ! did it feel easier im slighty cooler weather ? although still pretty warm ! 

NP I am sure Anita wouldnt mind  not sure how my son managed to be honest ! full time job and 3 kids all under 7 !  he was getting up at silly o clock to train ! and training late at night ! where theres a will and all that !  

Severe bidy attack class this mornning ! step with hand weights ! its one of those coasses yoy can make as easy or hatd as you like ! I make mine hard ! sweated buckets ( yuk ) then went for a 5 mile recovery run in a humid sunnty 25 degs , its actually beginning to feel normal running in this heat now ! 27 here tomorrow apparently ! my 14 miler should be interestimg ! 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 19:27

Hiya quiet here today  ! 

NP much respect to you for your TRI very well done indeed great report , there are uncontrolable factors in every race I guess but at with just running all we have to worrry about is the weather ! still impressive in spite of the bike problems ! im tempted by this weekends events ( watching my son ) to take up TRI myself a new challenge ! 

SM6 nice long run !! good mileage 

AFG mad !! but impressive ! 

Fiona brilliant cycle ! sounds a tough ride !

I went to Bolton to watch my son Ben do his first Iron man ! I cant begin to describe the pride I feel the whole event was awesome ! 

We were up at 3 !! to make the journey to Pennington flash for the swim start having set up T1 and 2 on the saturday ... watching 2000 athletes jumpimg in the water at 6 in the morning to swim 2.4 miles was unreal ! 

My son did the swim in 1.15 , after watching him get in the bike I ran to T2 back at the stadium while he rode 112 miles ! I ran a mere 10  I saw the leaders  come into T2 after just 5 hours 45 minutes !!! then embark on a marathon 

Ben took 6.40 on the bike , i cheered him in and out of T2 took loads of pictures cried , face booked everyone the pictures and updates then caught a bus to the finish !

4 hours 19 mins later my son became an Iron man !! total time 12.34 I caught  the whole of his finish down the red carpet on my ipad ... all the athletes get their own finish ! name called out ! music blaring crowds shouting Ben you are an iron man !!! brings tears to my eyes just posting this .... Im so proud ! 

Oh and I have run 5 miles today      (tissues again sniff sniff ) 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 18:36



MG1 I dont think you will get much of a respite when you do return it was 30 degs here today ! nice to see a different culture and way of life though , they are probably too hot all the time to be anything other than happy and chilled out ! well done for getting so much running done on holiday 

Fiona nice intervals , does it really matter what day you do them on ? my schedule is all over the place 

StewartC  hope you are enjoying the bike ! nice to see you running regularly again 

SM6 , nice interval session ! cant remember when i last did one !  I will be happy with sub 4 at Lochness I dont want to put pressure on myself Its one I want to tick off and enjoy .. but not going to be too lazy if you know what I mean 

NP I look forward to hearing about your sprint tri are you doing an autumn marathon ? 



A hilly hot slog for me today ! 21 flipping miles in 3.27 .... felt slow but strong its the heat thats getting to me ! plus I got some serious hills done , looking at Lochness although its doesnt compare to when I did Snowdonia marathon its certainky hillier than london!!!

I had to get a long run done today as I am off up to Bolton for the weekend to watch my eldest son attempt his first Iron man .. target time sub 12 I am so excited about watching !

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 10:49

Hills/tempo/speed work  ? Nothing much in it detest all fast stuff 

Did 3.45 in london this year GFA for me at 52 only needed sub 4 

Not sure about target for Lochness looking more to enjoy it but at a reasonably challenging pace , 3.59 would be nice  rather than trying to get 3.45 again 

I rely on high mileage and only do one tempo run a week thats it !  Went to club last night and ran with sub 8 min mile group for my tempo run ... he lied we ended up doing 6.4 @ 7.42 , well under 8s  and my recent 10k race pace !   thats my fast running done for the week ! back to 9- 9.30 s for the rest of the week 

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 07:34

Hi ! 

Just gate crashing  

looking forward to this one ! 

11 weeks ! that means only 8 till taper madness ! 

A bit like sub-4 (but 15 minutes quicker)

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 22:15

boing !!! 

You up for Lochness Stoker ? 

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