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The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 02:22

Hi peeps,

Again a quick pop in for an update. Steeplechase done and a new PB and another Gold that was yesterday and in 30c head was ponding after that. Today was the 1500m a distance I have never raced, the legs felt good after a good stretch and warm up on the inside track. Managed to slow down the whole race for the first 3/4 of a lap then a Spanish guy took it on and picked up the pace. I have a massive smile on my face as it felt so easy and slow. with two laps to go I put in a spurt and made a 30m brake and slowed down and run easy to the finish in 5:11. I know I could have gone well under 5:00 but I'm just running the races and not the clock. Day off tomorrow then 5000m and 10,000m a days rest then the half marathon. I promise to read back when Anita has finished dragging me around the shops and I'm home

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 00:36

Hi Guys just popping in quickly will try to read back later.

Did the Biathlon yesterday in a thunderstorm in very very very heavy rain, lots of flooding in the Washington Area. The run was 3 miles over a cross country course and lets just say it was like a lake in places. there where six heats all mixed and I went in heat 5. I did the run and shoot in 21:35 after adding 160 seconds to my time for drop shots I thought I was in with a very good chance. My two partners in the team events also went well. After a lot of hanging around we where informed that one team (not us)  and an individual had been disqualified and due to this and an issue with some of the team bracketing No results or medals would be given out until clarification had been sort from the governing body. Anita and I where away all day today and so where not on line, but on my return I received an email to tell me I had won the Gold in the individual event, Gold in the male 50+ team event and Silver in the mixed 18+ team event. The medal ceremony is tomorrow night at 7pm  Tomorrow I have the 3000m Steeplechase so fingers crossed for that, the legs feel good to go 

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 15:25

SM6 well done on the 5 miles and gym work

Tricia sounds like you will have company and support on the Fort William marathon 

OH hope you can get out for a swim and run today

MG1 great report and well done on the hills your in great shape and your legs should be good to go for the Ultra

NN sounds like a great run

Well just under 9 miles on the trails yesterday and 35 miles on the bike this morning, I called it boil in the bag with all the gear on and the sun out. Nothing now till Wednesdays very easy short run in some real heat and some strides, first race Saturday


The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 08:22

I spent ages typing up a race report last night only for it not to post

SM6 hope the short run any gym went ok

OH great open water swim and run sounds like your getting back to normal which is great news the heat training is for the World Police and Fire Games

MG1 more great training and good luck today

Teknik sorry to hear about the hamstring hope its feeling better soon.

NN Great session and sounds like your enjoying training for the shorter stuff

Gaz sorry to hear about the rain, nice mix of runs and pace

Well short version of yesterdays race, after doing a week of training in extra t-shirts, jacket and leggings in the hottest week we have had this year it paid off in the NI Masters Championship. The race was delayed about 1 hour and I did three warm ups, the sky was blue the sun was out and there was no wind and everyone was feeling it before the start. This was a mixed race of age groups and the girls running 3000m compared to the men 5000m. At the start it was difficult to know who was in what age group, we where off and I settled in to my own pace behind a group that was slowly going away from me, after about 4 laps one of the guys from my club passed me but from a younger age group so I knew I was going ok. After about 7/8 laps I was passed by another guy from my club again in a younger age group. I continued to run on my own and was waiting for a club mate in the same age group as me to pass. But it didn't happen I ran through the line after lapping a 65+ age grouper just before I crossed the line, looking back I could see my club mate just on the bend. Waiting for the results not knowing who was in the front group took a bit of time, but I'm very happy to say I came in first winning the gold in 17:52 not a super fast time, maybe down to the conditions or training this past two weeks but I am very happy with the result going in to the WPFG next weekend. MLR today and out on the bike for a very easy ride tomorrow, taper and travel Temp yesterday 22c temp in Washington 30c think I should be able to acclimatize to it in the few days before the first race.


The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 19:23

NN sounds like your enjoying the off road running, every trail here is undulating and adds to the leg strength. Really enjoy getting off road these days and it's also better for the pups paws

MG1 another good run and 7 miles banked

OH nice to see you recovering so well with the run and swim

Rest day here so a very easy 30x25m front crawling some Biathlon training Looking forward to the 5000m on the track tomorrow after a good weeks training then a MLR on Sunday and bike ride on Monday then travel and taper

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 20:58

NN nice running off road and yes your right I don't work

MG1 more great running mate

SM6 think thats enough racing next week mate hope you feel well soon.

70x25m front crawl this morning followed by a sports massage and a nice hot heat stress run this afternoon on the trails 20 degrees and 3 tops on bit sweaty but getting used to it  Rest day tomorrow so just a short swim and a 5000m race on the track on Saturday 

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 22:37

MG1 nice gym work and well done on the weight/body fat, and a nice run tonight 

SC nice that everything is showing an improvement

Nice run in the sun tonight with the son, wearing 3 tops and a jacket and leggings(heat training) completed the 10k with the son in 46mins. Swam 70x25m this morning and everything good here.

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 20:15

OH well done on the swim the pup just loves to run

NN nice interval session yesterday enjoy your body pump and easy 4 miles today Good luck with the tempo grass session, you could always change it to intervals

Teknik nice easy run yesterday you should be bouncing on this mini taper

MG1 another nice run banked

SM6 nice 10 miles mate

Well out on the bike yesterday and 30 miles banked, 1km swim this morning and out for a 6 mile run on the trails this afternoon and in some nice heat at last, the pup deals with this better than I thought, he runs in the shade of the trees and in the longer grass and takes every opportunity to cool in the steams, one happy dog and just loves to run. The 10k race tomorrow night will be run with my son so easy 41 to 42 mins and around MP.


The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 20:32

OH nice that you managed to get home, recover fast Running with the pup is a real treat and so happy that I got him last year

NN nice off road running and a nice total for the week

SC Sounds like you enjoyed the pump class and well done on the trails

Gaz well done on the LSR and hope the beef dinner did the trick

MG1 nice run and great last mile

SM6 Glad you managed to get some rest/sleep don't drive your self into the ground.

Out with the guys for a MLR just over 10 miles done hope to get out on the bike tomorrow for a few miles in the sun.





The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 17:38

SC hope everything is going in the right direction for you

OH nothing like getting home to your own bed

NN fantastic that everything is starting to look up again enjoy your run today and don't work too hard

Joe well done on the 100, give your body a break and then hit them PB's

MG1 Another solid days running mate

Teknik sorry for going on about it but put that HRM away and run plenty of short stuff, intervals and 5k's. Go eyeballs out and then later in the year start another marathon plan. Why tread water run to your HR and never improve, you just got to hurt sometimes to make that step up and once you do it you will wonder why you didn't do it before. Go for it mate

Well just over 7 miles on the trails and Buddy found a new mate to play with a fox cub, we have seen foxes before but this is the first time for a cub and Buddy just wanted to play with it MLR tomorrow all good here.

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