Skinny Fetish Fan

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Overdone it?

Posted: Today at 09:53

Even with trail shoes it doesn't sound very fast!

Overdone it?

Posted: Today at 09:49

Hmmm - below is a review of the parkrun I was planning to do on Saturday due to family logistics. Following all the rain this week I'm thinking I need a new plan! (particularly as I don't have any trail shoes!)

Venue: Penrith

Course: The route consists of two anti-clockwise laps of the Frenchfield Sports Centre site. Starting outside the pavilion the route heads north and follows the perimeter of the site before being led through an area of trees and vegetation down to the River Eamont (which can flood the course). After following the river bank you turn up ther edge of the field and cross a small bridge to head onto some more boggy trail like terrain. The route then heads on to a tarmac surface for 250metre before leading back on to grass. A switchback takes you back towards the Pavilion and the second lap commences. The finish is 100metres beyond the pavilion.

Shoe recommendation: The route is almost entirely on grass/mud (except for 250m/lap) so trail shoes are a must (not XC spikes due to the short tarred section).


Overdone it?

Posted: Today at 09:31

Actually I laid in bed and will go for a leisurely 6 at recovery pace in the rain this evening.

Overdone it?

Posted: Today at 09:00

Woke up early and felt really good this morning so ran 24 with 16 at MP just as a final check everything was okay.

MP came out at an average of 6:35 so I'm thinking that maybe sub 2:55 pace is possible now. 

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 19:16
Stevie G wrote (see)

never jinx it, never jinx it!


Stevie G wrote (see)

Now you seem more injury proofed in general,

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:48

Haha - see that Mace - you might be able to run 90 mile weeks and cycle and do core work and over a 100 press ups and look after 3 kids and hold down a job as an accountant BUT I'm a good guy - HA, so there!!

Thanks Coach - are you still available if I survive the marathon?

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:40

He's built up very sensibly and has been injury free for getting on for two years now - I guess at some stage everyone breaks but his breaking point is at a very high level like Lit's - except of course Mace is an old man too which makes it even more impressive.

I bet you wish you'd coached him now instead of me!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 12:01

Yes - very true, and me and let the odds be forever in our favour.


Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:48
DT19 wrote (see)
Take it easy, Skinny. I'm sure that wise man you know will have told you there's no point being the fittest spectator.

She didn't use those exact words but I hear the message.

The problem with any taper must be getting the balance right - there are a few sniffles around my house and work and I think running wards them off. 

So I'm trying to trust and follow P&D taper plan and expect that to lead me to the start line feeling healthy and Zebedee like.  

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 11:37


Its always very sad when you read about a runner dying in a race (particularly when so very young) and also worrying for non running relatives of runners (and I suppose runners too).

As a runner I always think it would be beneficial to see the training the people who die had done - for example having just arrived at taper in P&D (doing Manchester) I know I've done some hard sessions (although only the baby 18/55 plan) which certainly suggest to me that I haven't got a heart problem - but that wouldn't be the case if I knew that the people who die had also trained hard - perhaps it is better not knowing but I do feel there is a lack of publicly available information about what caused the runners' deaths and their pre race training.

Good luck to everyone on your races and achieving your goals - this thread has been a constant source of info (its my first marathon) and entertainment - thanks!

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