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P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 21:38
Hi guys,

Recovery 6 for me tonight after 4x mile reps on the track last night with a minute recovery !

Tom - That's some impressive work considering you posted at 6.40am!!

Spoons - Yes I'm at Worcester AC, we generally do track on Tuesday and then a tempo run on Thursdays.

Well done to all who did XC - my legs have felt ruined this week!

Scott - Fingers crossed the knee sorts itself soon mate

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 13:08
Afternoon all,

Great pace is that Tom, well earned rest now!

After my 'impromptu'' night on Friday, first XC went pretty well yesterday finishing 27th in Div 2 of the Birmingham XC League. Today I've just been out for a steady 13 at 7:25 m/m avg. Heavy legs!
Whilst out I was listening to the latest Marathon Talk podcast, quite an interesting interview with a chap who lived in Ethiopia for 3 years living and running with the locals.

Happy Sunday all, look forward to hearing about everyone else's running exploits.

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 22:28

Evening all. Impromptu date night with the missus, 'lets go for a pint' resulted in 5 pints and a curry. The curry house gave us free desert, double baileys and a brandy EACH, and then sweets after. I'm enjoying myself before the 18 week P&D 70-85 schedule starts......right? Plus, my girlfriend is American so had to drown her sorrows after the US presidential election results this week.

Needless to say, XC should be interesting tomorrow.

JCG - Good to hear you ran pain free! 

Runspoon - Also living in Worcester at the moment, moved down here last year. Let me know if you need any info! 

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 22:04

Evening chaps,


Just a steady 6 miler for me tonight, after 10 last night with some tempo thrown in. Devastated to find that all my activities have randomly vanished from my Garmin! First XC on Saturday, so will be resting tomorrow. 


HA - That's some impressive midweek mileage! Keep up the good work! (I'd be eating everything in the cupboard if I were you)

Runspoon - Are you living in Worcester? 

Macca - Enjoy the lakes! Perfect place to test out the new Soloman's!


Enjoy the rest of the week guys, anyone racing?


P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 17:47

Evening all,


Feeling pretty chuffed with a 34:39 PB at Leeds Abbey Dash today. Scary to think that I'll be starting the 70-85 P&W 18 week schedule NEXT MONTH, in prep for London! I'm planning on dropping one of the recovery days for a complete rest day though, anyone else done this? It will be a London debut for me, just debating on what time is realistic for me. I've had my target set on a sub 2.50 marathon, so thinking I'll aim for that and see how training goes in the coming month. 

Shazmo - Hope NYC Marathon went well, I was watching a bit on Eurosport earlier. I have a friend who ran it and said it outshone London, probably one on the 'must do' list!

Hope everyone has had a great weekend of running and racing, look forward to the spring thread!

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 15:42

Afternoon all!

Decent week of training for me, 16x400's on Tuesday, 3 x 1 mile Thursday, 2nd in local Parkrun yesterday and a 13 miler today at 7.10's. 49.3 miles for the week. Abbey Dash next Sunday so hoping to have fresh legs for a change!

RSR - Congratulations on a monumental PB! Onwards and upwards. Enjoy the beer!


P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 12:06

Morning all,

Good luck to those racing this morning - enjoyed watching Chris Thompson getting revenge. 

As for me, it was an early one on Saturday to enter the frenzy that is the Brass Monkey Half Marathon. 1800 places sold out in 38 minutes, fortunately I got a place despite being in a queue behind 862 people at 5.50am. We're a sad bunch aren't we?! Being back up north for the weekend I did my old local parkrun for the first time in year to measure my progress. The result was a 37 second course PB and Parkrun win in 17:10. Hoping to go sub 35 for the first time at the Abbey Dash in 2 weeks.

14 done this morning in the glorious sunshine to burn off all the beer and food; now to sit back and watch the City game!

Millsy and Macca- Good luck at Abingdon!

Happy tapering folks, is anyone doing Snowdonia next weekend?


P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 20:49

John - Enjoyed your report, congratulations on a great race! I was listening to Marathon Talk and a listener confirmed that it was warm and very windy!

Just a steady 6 for me tonight after hill reps last night. Thinking of doing 8 x 4 mins tomorrow evening with a 90 sec jog recovery in between. Parkrun hopefully on Saturday. May get up early tomorrow morning (highly unlikely) and sneak a steady 4 in before work. 

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 08:39

Morning all - steady 6 on the canal for me last night. Club hill reps tonight which I usually try to avoid; on this occasion I literally have no genuine excuse...

Muddy – Agree, really enjoyed the Pudding Run last year and it’s a good, quick course. And from what I've seen of Walsall, the local surroundings give you the incentive to run that bit quicker!

Being from West Yorkshire originally, I'm hoping to get a spot in the Brass Monkey too this year. I've actually only done it once as its stupidly popular, but remember it being exceptionally flat which is a rarity in Yorkshire! Entries open on Saturday morning I believe?


Runspoon – I think Vernon has the heart and mentality to try out the marathon. I didn't realise he was only 30, loads of time. The guy is a powerhouse.


Joe – I have a wide array (three) of headbands, am I now accepted as one of your own? Well done on the XC run, we have our season starting up soon too in November. Always good fun.


North Ender – Lifelong city fan, yes. Preston by any chance?

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 17:41

Muddy - Sorry to hear about the injury, I believe we ran together in the early stages at Sneyd? I've entered again for this year, hope to see you there? 

John - Congratulations on your result, sounds like an excellent performance in tough conditions. Onwards and upwards. Marathons can be so cruel; months of training and the weather can completely rain on your parade come race day. Sub 3 is definitely doable. 

Spoon - Great effort this morning, when is Frankfurt?

Westy - Top effort at Manchester, 1:19 is class, especially given the conditions (and I know it always rains in Manchester!)

As for me, planned an early long run but given it was nailing it down, went back to bed until the blue clouds appeared! Managed a steady 15; legs were fairly depleted after 3 high intensity workouts through the week including parkrun yesterday. Needless to say I took the foot off the gas (7:25 av min mile) when I'm usually in the low 7's. Its probably a tactic I need to implement more often as my legs feel much better than usual! 

Also catching up on the Birmingham Half highlights. How does Andy Vernon do it. Absolute brickhouse! 


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