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The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: Yesterday at 23:03


Quite envious of all the running  going on ! still too sore to think about running myself 

SC well done on the interval session , and as you mentioned it  on face book , good luck with your sub 3.40 attempt in the spring 

MG1 pity you got another rejection ! it is unfair the way they do it  , not sure how else they could set it up though ! any ideas ? maybe not let someone do it 2 years on the the trot ? or have an autumn VLM 

SM6 ! well you recovered better than me ! excellent 3.3 

DFC1 as SM6 those down hills were tough my quads are still sore congratulations on finishing your first marathon 

Tek nice MP session , that along with speed work is what I need to do next time ... I shall drop some miles and do more quality 

NP immsure it wint be long till your next holiday  buddy will be so pleased to see you looks like you haveva busy weekend lined up 

Nothing for me I may try a little jog tomorrow 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 08:42

I always find myself asking lots of  question after a marathon , how is it at 17 miles I feel great , and think hey ! only 9 miles to go ! but by 22 things dramatically change, the disomfort and overwhelming urge to just stop turns into a real mental battle , I am amazed how many people have gor to 22/23 miles before me  then decide to walk ! why ? can they really physically not carry on or is it they cant find that inner mental strength ignore the pain have the set off too fast ? but to get that far and lose that sub 4 by walking 2 miles seems so common , and such a shame , for me my training for London will definately include some speed work i want to get out if the 3.4xx rut , 

SM6 all you need are more slow  20 milers ..... simples 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 22:29

Kaz  no way should have carried on !  I have always said there would be no heroics from me if I was suffering any kind of  injury its not worth it .. I hope  you recover well and can put this behind you 


I admit there is always a point , usually around 22/23 miles where even though Im not slowing down my body is screaming to stop !!  I say to myself , this is it my last marathon I hate it ! ..... but already cant wait to start training for VLM 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 19:33

Crumbs dont know what happened there !

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 19:24

       Here are my splits from yesterday

SM6  I did find the first 8/9 miles really tough o the quads by mile 16 I did wonder if they would turn to stone before the finish I have never had sore quads that early on in a marathon


  8:16.. 8:42.. 8:30 ...8:32 ...8:42.. 8:56 ..8:50 ..8:40 ..8:20 . 8:44.. 8:56 ..8:52 8:50 ..8:48 ..8:46.. 8:40.. 8:47      Dores   9:03 ..9:23 ..9:16      8:28  another cheeky hill  9:22    8:32 8:44 8:35 8:44       7.51  


Next marathon VLM 2015                                    
























































The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 07:48
Still in Inverness with very dodgy Internet connection so fingers crossed I don't lose the postv
Amazing experience for me A target of sub 3.50 achieved with 36 seconds to spare
3.49.23 1.53 first half so l lost just 3 minutes , I kept running up the hill after Dores and was surprised that I was one of the few runners actually running up there and got loads of praise for doing so, I was expecting it to be alot worse
I though I may struggle with lack of support you get at big city marathons but the peace and quite and hearing the waters of the loch lapping against the shore just meters away at times was surreal
The first half was mostly downhill which I though may be good but reeling oneself in for 9 miles of running downhill left my quads very stiff early on and I did wonder if they would turn to stone before 20 miles and after the hill at Dores when someone said all downhill from here ( usually music to my ears ) I though oh god no !!!
It was tough over the last couple of miles but I could see if I really pushed it , ignore the feeling of nausea I could scrape under 3.50 god knows where it came from but the last .2 was sub 7.20 min miling ! Sorry I didn't hear you SC but thanks all the same I had no idea you would be there at the end pity we didn't meet up

SM6 I hope you enjoyed the course dispite being disappointed with your time ,
OH you do an awful lot of long races and no way could have recovered from the week before so to get a sub 4.30 is pretty impressive !
Will read back properly when I get home this internet connection is poor and I don't want to lose this long post

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 18:57

Evening ... 

Its been a loooooong day  trying to eat enough carbs while doing begger all is making me feel lazy and fat ! is this how the majority of the non running  population feel ? 

SM6 ,I guess you know what you are capable of , good luck and  I deleted the post ! basically  hinting id spent  the majority of the day running to to the toilet with a race nervous tummy reaction !! and going  through a few rolls of Andrex !  it was funny I suppose but I was fed up with the notifications and comments ! It got more ' likes' than anything I ever put on ! oh well it entertained a few face book addicts for a while ! ....

Tek ! you cant get up late on race day  , nice pace all the same for the MLR 

SC nice quick club run 

OH well done on getting that nearly 7 miler in , more than Ive done this week I have tried to keep it the same as my lead up to london , just 2 x 3 milers this week 

Plane leaves @ 13.55 tomorrow , gets in @ 15.20 , quick dash to the expo , heard the pasta party is worth missing ! mind you thats pretty normal VLM pasta party is also a rip off , cant wait to see the beautiful scenery that awaits ! hope I feel comfortable enough through the race to appreciate it 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 20:00


Fed up with tapering just itching to get to Inverness now ...

MG1 not long for you now !! take it easy oh also MG1 and anyone else who saw it , dispite my face book status !! I have not had nervous poo s !!! my son hacked into my account !! 

SM6 brave decision ! are you sure its wise to Park Run the day before ? I would worry about injury or falling over ! good luck all tne same I wont be getting to tne expo till around 5 on saturday 

Tek have a good long run how long till your marathon . 

SC be sensible , sounds as if you are keeping on top of the niggle 

Fiona lucky you have a lovely time .. at least you will be used to warm weather training after tne summer we have had 


just got in from a 3 mile walk 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 09:47


Stunning pic MG7 

RJ and Fiona well done on the 90 mins runs 

Yes Fiona we are in Inverness 

Looked out the window this morning , another glorious day ,  suddenly found myself drawn to my trainers ! couldnt resist a run to wake the kegs up ! feeling fat and sluggush due to tapering but had a nice surprisingly springy run 3 miles @ 7.55 ( 23.45 min ) 

body balance later 

just one more little run with mate on wed 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 19:33

OH you are meant to be tapering   nice run 

SC well done on the 12 MLR , good mileage too 

MG1 nice will power with the wine   all this tapering going on this thread is going to be low on training .. but busy cos Im bored its this or face book 

Lots off walking today 2 miles to tesco and back this morning and 2 miles tonight to pick some kit up I bought off of Face Book bargain site 

Plus running round the park with grandson ...



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