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Posted: 03/05/2013 at 16:56

Thanks for the advice Home Run.

Jonny – yes , like you I find the treadmill useful for interval sessions. In fact I tend to use it for interval sessions only when the evenings get lighter, which is when I do most of my running. They're obviously very good for maintaining target pace, although I've got injured a couple of times partly as a result of setting the target pace too high. I’ve joined a running club now, so I might do intervals on the track in future.

Strangely – Radcliffe seems like a well run club. They’ve certainly put on some good races recently. Just trying  to poach you for Bolton Harriers, that's all! At our club they let you join on a trial membership for one month, which might be worth considering wherever you end up.

Jimbob –I lost about 14 pounds in weight 18 months ago and ran about 30 seconds quicker per mile without any additional training.  So as CW has also suggested, this could make a significant difference, if you have any weight to lose that is! My BMI is about 21.5 and I reckon I could lose at least another stone. I’m going to get my body fat measured at some point though, see how much more I can realistically lose. 

Sub 3

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 23:14

Come on now LD, stop being so coy. Tell us what you really think of physios 

What about sports injury specialists, similar feelings? 

Sub 3

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 21:16

There’s some serious expertise on this forum! Anyone got any thoughts on treadmill running vs road / trail running? I did a lot of my training for VLM on the treadmill partly because I was worried about exacerbating a long term knee injury and the impact of road running.I ran a treadmill “PB” in 16:30 on the treadmill on zero incline but haven’t replicated that to date outside of the gym! Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts as to the long term beneficial or detrimental effects.

Re: core training. I saw a physio last year regarding an injury to my knee and was advised to do a lot of core work on my glutes, hips and abs as these were undeveloped compared to my hamstrings, quads and calves which were doing all the work as it were. I did quite a bit of work on them and I think it improved my abysmal running style and maybe helped to reduce risk of injury. Can't stand having to do the exercises though. 

Wardi – thanks. May look in to Frankfurt. Amsterdam is also a possibility. I really wanted to do Berlin, though, as I've heard they have some really nice vegan cafes there... but I don’t think they let you transfer places.

Thanks CW (again!). Looking forward to Portaloo luxury next year. It was the thought of that that spurred me on. Go easy on that shin!

Cheers LS21 and Andy D. I paced my nephew to a parkrun PB on Sunday. My first run since London and I had niggles everywhere! Going to take at least a few more days off now. 

Great running TB and jonny.

YD - I did quite a bit of juggling around with P&D sessions this year in order to accommodate local races. I don’t think it did my marathon training any particular harm, but it probably affected my times in the local races as I was doing my Sunday long run on Wednesday or Thursday evening instead.

SB - Your best years are all ahead of you! Sure you don’t fancy joing Bolton Harriers instead though?

RP - great  PB!

JD11 - I ran a 2:57 marathon last year on the back of a 1:25 half five weeks beforehand. So sub 3 is definitely doable if you get the long runs in as others have said. 

Berlin Marathon 2013

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 09:08
Radar Sal wrote (see)

Hello SD1 - I'm pretty sure the places aren't transferrable and it'd be quite a risk for anyone to give you their number (they're liable if anything happens), sorry.  There are some charity places available though with no where near the amounts required for London (£300-£500 I think).

 

Radar Sal wrote (see)

Hello SD1 - I'm pretty sure the places aren't transferrable and it'd be quite a risk for anyone to give you their number (they're liable if anything happens), sorry.  There are some charity places available though with no where near the amounts required for London (£300-£500 I think).

 

Radar Sal wrote (see)

Hello SD1 - I'm pretty sure the places aren't transferrable and it'd be quite a risk for anyone to give you their number (they're liable if anything happens), sorry.  There are some charity places available though with no where near the amounts required for London (£300-£500 I think).

Thanks Radar Sal.

Sub 3

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 16:48

Hi Folks

I've not posted on here before, but have lurked on and off in the past. Congratulations to all on your recent performances, particularly at VLM.

Generally I run distances ranging betweeen 5k and marathon. I ran the London marathon on Sunday in just under 2:45. My previous PB was Paris in 2012 which I ran in 2:57:43. I also ran Abingdon last year, hoping for sub 2:50 but I was injured at the time and cramped up after 10 miles, so I finished that one in 3:03.

Interesting to see peoples' comments on weekly mileage. Most of the little niggles  I have incurred over the last few years can be linked to increasing my weeklymileage too quickly and not allowing sufficient recovery between hard sessions.

Prior to Paris I loosely followed the P&D 17 week 35 - 50mpw schedule. I went skiing for a week about 6 weeks before the race. I skiied hard every day for 6 days but kept up my weekly mileage as well, and got a half marathon PB of 1:25 the day after I got back. Anecdotal evidence of course, but the skiing certainly didn't seem to do me any harm and I think it was beneficial!

I trained very hard this year for London. I slowly increased my weekly mileage from 50 to 80 miles per week over about 17 weeks. No major niggles for once, aside from some right shin pain which was probably caused by too many hard sessions. I do alot of work on the treadmill and sometimes get a bit carried away ...

I'm 44 and have been doing long distance running for about three years. I'm vegan (20+ years) and have been trying out "low fat raw" veganism on and off, the only obvious benefits for me being weight loss and swifter recovery between sessions. I think I could lose at least another stone in weight, I so could in theory improve on my current times. I'd like to run the Berlin marathon this year, but I don't have a place.

 

 

Berlin Marathon 2013

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 15:42
Hi Folks

Does anyone have a spare place going for the Berlin marathon this year, assuming that it's still possible to transfer? I ran London last week and am looking for a nice flat one in the autumn for a PB and you can't get much faster than Berlin!

BERLIN MARATHON 2013 REGISTRATION

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 15:39

Hi Folks

Does anyone have a spare place going for the Berlin marathon this year, assuming that it's still possible to transfer? I ran London last week and am looking for a nice flat one in the autumn for a PB and you can't get much faster than Berlin!

Essar Four Villages Half Marathon

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 17:17

Thanks Pyjama Girl, but Beer and Lard was able to help me out. 

See you there! 

Essar Four Villages Half Marathon

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 23:41

Hi 

I would also like a place if anyone is not able to run. 

Thanks

Simon

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