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manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 12:09

Morning all! Had a bit of a disaster (typical me) morning. Attempted to a parkrun at Bradford, which I've only done once or twice. In trying a different route, Siri led me astray and I ended up missing the bloody thing. 25+mile round trip for nothing. As if Bradford wasn't already depressing enough!

Anyhow, I got home and did 10 very muddy miles on the Chevin (big hill) in eerie, crisp conditions with 1 000 ft elevation. Saw a deer too! Lovely!

Happy running this weekend everyone. Is anyone racing?

 

Can anyone recommend accommodation around Manchester or perhaps farther afield? I' don't mind being a bit out to avoid extortionate hotel costs! 

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 12:07

Morning all! Had a bit of a disaster (typical me) morning. Attempted to a parkrun at Bradford, which I've only done once or twice. In trying a different route, Siri led me astray and I ended up missing the bloody thing. 25+mile round trip for nothing. As if Bradford wasn't already depressing enough!

Anyhow, I got home and did 10 very muddy miles on the Chevin (big hill) in eerie, crisp conditions with 1 000 ft elevation. Saw a deer too! Lovely!

Happy running this weekend everyone. Is anyone racing?

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 21:40

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manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 21:35

Hi all, I'm a strava user and looking to start implementing P&D 55-70 schedule, anyone else looking to run sub3? Only thing I'm clear on is pacing of runs. 

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 21:31

Hi all,

Did a good session tonight, 2x3x1K reps on the back of 8 miles last night. Feeling good, hitting around about 10K pace (5:45-50) 

Thanks for the advice, I'm still struggling to ascertain around about what pace I need to be running at in the P&D sessions. Perhaps it'll be a case of trial and error. 

Madbee - I'm only down to do Snake Lane, I've never done it actually as its on my birthday. Will try tone down on the booze this year  Heard its a flat one. 

If you're after a fast one, I'm not sure what distance you're looking at but Dewsbury (early Feb) is a quick 10K. Brass Monkey is possibly the quickest HM in the country but sells out within hours. That's in January and needless to say, its full! 

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 20:39

Scott Pulley, Finish Gantry, Mile Marker, Millsy - thanks all for your welcoming!

 

I'm allowing myself 19 weeks for the schedule as I'll be away for 10 days in mid January (unlikely any running),  other than that P&D will get my full commitment. Bearing in mind I'm running 40-50 miles a week currently, I think the 55-70 mile schedule would be the best for me. I did look at the 70-85 schedules but felt that would be a jump up for me and only increase the risk of getting injured given where I'm at. 

I'm going to probably need some advice how to pace the sessions. I'm not fully understanding the whole heart rate thing! Bearing in mind I'm running for sub 3 (6:50s) what kind of pace should I be looking at for long runs, medium long runs, and general aerobic? With long runs that incorperate MP, should the MP come in the middle of the session. So for example if I'm to run 16 miles with 8 miles at MP, should I run 4, 8 at MP then 4? Or 8 miles then 8 at MP? Any advice would be appreciated. 

As for the lactate threshold sessions, I'm assuming they should be steady with the emphasis placed on the 15K/HM race pace interval? My next question would be how to structure the 10x100m strides? Should they come at the end of a workout?

Sorry if I sound daft as a brush, I've only done two marathons, neither with any smart, structured training. I've generally just gone out and ran at MP for long runs, which I now realise is the completely wrong way to go about things. Still, managed 3:09 at Manchester last year but feel there's a big scope for improvement (hopefully!) 

As part of the training, I've entered a 10 mile race, HM, and 20 mile race. I'd also entered a 10K but think I'll probably forget about that to place emphasis on the longer stuff.

Cheers guys, and sorry to nag. 

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 22:33

Oh, and the aim is sub 3! 

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 22:33

Evening all,

Just entered Manchester Marthon (19th April) and recently purchased the P&D book. Looking to implement the 55-70 per week (18 week) plan. Any feedback would be appreciated about your experiences and apologies in advance, I'll be sticking around on this message board nagging you with lots of queries!!

Fresh from 36.01 at Leeds Abbey Dash at the weekend, having an easy week. If my calculations serve me right, I have 22 weeks until Manchester! 

Rich. 

 

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 22:22

Hi everyone,

Just entered Manchester Marathon and having purchased the P&D book, I'm looking to implement the 55-70 miles per week in my quest to grab a sub 3  I'm sure I'll be pestering you all in due course once I start the schedule in the next few weeks!

 

Rich.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 21:55

Evening all!

Just entered Manchester tonight, gunning for a sub 3 due to it being a flat course. Training starts in a few weeks as I am planning on (roughly) following the Pfitzinger & Douglas 55-70m per week schedule. Anyone out there with any experience of using this plan?

Although I'm from Yorkshire I can confirm Conwy is a cracking spot! 

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