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P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 20:47

Mc Hilly, I did a fell ultra in the September on the back of an April P+D marathon. Despite the terrain being ridiculously hilly and not doing much training over the summer, I found it easy. As Wenty said, I didn't worry about paces, I concentrated on getting time on my feet. 

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 20:54

Ah Wenty, I wondered about you too, but cos I've not been on for ages I thought you might have changed your name (again )

Well done on the recent races, folks. Makes me miss running soooooooo much!

I'm still in my plaster cast (well fibreglass, actually). Week 7 and back at clinic for a checkup in 3 weeks. Counting the days!

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 18:01

Understood, Madbee. As Westy says, think if you phone them they'll sort it out. 

Haha, 19 applications, that's some effort 

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 15:31

LFR - I don't mean to worry you but I applied for London GFA and got my acceptance mag this come you've got a rejection mag if you're applying via the GFA route? Maybe you should give them a call. (Or maybe I've misunderstood what you're saying).

Madbee - I've not bothered with the general ballot the last couple of years and have just applied via GFA when it opens in June. 

HELP! Moving from the Half Marathon to Marathon

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 19:41

I think a combination of what you've suggested and what Medic says will see you right. Slowly build up the endurance (mileage) over the autumn and winter months, tick over on the running front while you focus on the bike race, then fine tune the running over the last 8 weeks. I wouldn't necessarily repeat each week of the 16 week programme. 

You probably won't get your best marathon time doing it this way, but you'll have done enough to see you through your first marathon in a decent time. 

Incidentally, I achieved a 3.39 marathon time off a 1.47 half time. Granted, it was my second marathon, so I had a bit of experience on my side, but I'd say your 3.45 target is do-able. 

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 13:29

Howdy folks! I'm just checking in to see how you're all getting on. Race time must be upon some of you and I see some of you  raced this weekend. Well done all and keep up the good work 

I'm still in plaster wIth my broken leg - 5 weeks down and 5 weeks to go before I can start physio. I helped out at a local race at the weekend and bumped into a number of other people who've had a similar complicated fracture/dislocation to me and they all managed to return to running, so I'm feeling positive 

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 18:11

Thanks peeps.

I'm very envious of all your good running and wish I'd not crossed to the dark side of cycling now 

Who's up marathoning next (I've lost track). 

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 20:36

How's it going folks? I've not been on for a while as I've been busy out on my mountain bike most of the summer...not sure if you remember my horrendously bruised rear thigh from my hamstring tear in May? Well, the hamstring tear has been healing nicely and I've been slowly building up the running mileage up to 9 miles and mixing it with the biking.

That's come to an abrupt halt as I had a crash on my bike on Saturday and managed to dislocate my ankle and break it in 3 places! That'll teach me to multi task! I had a dramatic helicopter ambulance to hospital, my ankle popped back in (while awake) and straight down to theatre. My ankle is pinned together and I've got a cast on for the next 6 weeks with a further op to follow. Bugger! 

So that's 45 years with no injuries at all and now 3 biggies in 10 months! 

Reliability of Garmin 620

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 12:24

I'm on my third FR620 - the first two had to be returned within weeks as they were saying 'fully charged' but died within minutes of wearing them

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:51

Hey everybody, just checking in to update (bore) you with my hamstring recovery.  I managed 3 short runs last week and can increase the mileage week by week. Hoping to be ready for my local mountain half marathon at the end of September. Strangely, I’ve not really missed running too much cos I rediscovered my cycling legs and have been out on my MTB loads.

So what’s been happening? I haven’t had time to check back and the last time I was on here I think Booky and LFR were about to do their ultras. How did you get on girls? I have I missed much?

PS - got my VLM 2015 GFA confirmed this morning

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