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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 20:01

KK, well done for smashing your target, I'm glad you had a good race.

Iain, what race have you entered in March? Have a great week in Scotland.

Big G, parkrun and cake sounds like a great combination

Big G/KK, the first mile today (6:24) felt OK but I slowed in the 2nd one (6:33). Got a bit of speed back by 3rd mile (6:30) but knew by then no chance of sub 20. Then at the end, saw the clock and thought I could do it by sprinting, but left too late!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 10:22

Shades, what an enterprising hotel. I hope you have a great race. I bet MF is now craving Guiness and chips

Parkrun PB for me today, 20:04 and first lady. Very pleased but now a bit miffed that I couldn't find it in me to shave off those 4 secs!

Can you train for a marathon on two runs a week

Posted: Yesterday at 17:50

You should write articles for Runners World magazine.

Can you train for a marathon on two runs a week

Posted: Yesterday at 17:39

You must be an outlier in the graph then literatin. 

Can you train for a marathon on two runs a week

Posted: Yesterday at 17:23
Philomena Cunk wrote (see)

So Slowkoala did 2 runs a week and did just over 4 hours. Lou what time did you do for Brighton on 3 runs? Be interesting to compare the difference between the two.

It wasn't me, Phil, but a friend (40 yo bloke if that's useful to know)!
I've only done one marathon and got 3:29 off 4 runs a week. For me I noticed a sharp improvement in my times when I moved from 3 to 4 runs a week. Not seem the same improvement now I do 5.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 13:50

BTW, saw a girl running in these yesterday, very odd:


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 13:37

Emmy, you're bonkers! Have a great double.

MF, LOL - you're living in the culinary capital of the world and craving caramel waffles and Monster Munch. What next, pot noodles?! Those stags are quite scary when you're close by. In Richmond Park, people go really close to them and they don't seem to notice. My son took a selfy with one who was bellowing at another stag!

Can you train for a marathon on two runs a week

Posted: Yesterday at 13:31

For what it's worth, I have a friend who ran Milton Keynes last year in just over 4 hours on 2 runs a week. He's fairly fit anyway and it was his second marathon. But he reckons he gets injured if he runs too much so just did a tempo run in the week and a long run at the weekend that he built up gradually to 20 miles. I'm sure he could go much faster if he trained more often but he was just pleased to get around.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 20:33

Shades, stay safe around the construction work Looks very early in the morning.

For a long while my HM PB has been my best one as far as McMiilan is concerned but the 10-mile gives a 1:33 half which is a couple of mins faster than my PB. I think I'll need a few attempts!

Mamafox, you can also get the caramel waffle biscuits from Tiger and Lidl (and probably other places too). M&S do mini ones as well as larger ones but these don't last long!

Track session tonight, mostly in the dark. Just did a couple of 200s and then 3 600s. Discovered that another great recovery food is Pickled Onion Monster Munch, just lovely 

Big G, I'm so glad that your achilles is OK. 6 miles is quite a long distance to run pain free after an injury so must bode well. Hope the office tour went OK. 

Good luck to Shades for Dublin, Mowzer and KK for Snowdon (you're braver than me!) and to anyone else racing this weekend.


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 22:39

Big G, I agree with MF that now would seem too soon to sort through Claire and Jay's stuff. And of course you have to do what feels right for you, regardless of what everyone else advises. I'm sure Claire would feel pleased that you are planning things in the months to come. It's always good when you have things to look forward to. But if sometimes you just feel like hiding yourself away for a bit, that's fine too.

Mamafox, I love chocolate milk too post long runs. Peanut butter toast good too

Shades, yes, I'd love to get a HM PB soon. I think I may target an 'A' race in the Spring (maybe Reading), when I've built up my long run more and do some other ones too before this.

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