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Garmin 220 bundle

Posted: Today at 14:11

I'm after a Garmin 225 if anyone knows of any good deals? I'm hoping it will be reduced once the 235 comes out this week.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: Today at 11:26

Morning. 9 hilly miles with my club last night and 6 miles this morning. Feel a bit knackered now so have had a piece of my son's Toblerone.

Millsy, is that a parkrun PB attempt? I've entered a 5k race for this Friday but not feeling very speedy as haven't been to track in ages. Will see how I feel.


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 19:19

Congratulations Shades, that's great news!! (I had a sneaky suspicion that you were going to leave your job, don't ask me how I guessed). Saw Ed Milliband on tube platform earlier but was too shy to ask for a selfie

What's your best event memento?

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 22:50

I agree re not doing a race T Shirt unless it's a good one. Some of the technical ones I've got from races are either too big or a really rough, cheap fabric. I think a buff or a beanie hat would be good or a nice mug. Or those plastic balls you put in trainers to stop them ponging! Or a plastic rain poncho? Or spikey massage ball? This year I've had a canvas bag with the race logo and details on plus a water bottle from another race which was nice (plus was used to give out the water at the end).

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 15:35

Ian - I'm sure Shades will be on here tomorrow morning to advise but she usually recommends that you do a race once a month for this very reason, i.e so you can readjust your training paces as you get speedier.

Lovely 16 miles first thing in the cold and frost. Buff and glove weather. Did the last 2 miles faster than marathon pace as wanted to get back for my son's football match. But it had been cancelled. I've run almost 1700 miles this year and have mostly worn the same two pairs of shoes. I wear different shoes for races, parkruns and track but these probably total less than 200 miles. So that's 1500 miles for 2 pairs of shoes (and one pair was actually bought in 2014. These calculations have prompted me to order another pair of Saucony Guides as Sweatshop have 20% off everything today!

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 12:34

Tom - don't forget to have the odd cut back week to give your body a chance to get used to the higher millage.

15West - I think a morning Christmas shopping must equate to at least 18 miles!

16 miles for me this morning with the last 2 miles a bit faster than marathon pace as wanted to see my son's football match. Got home and it had been cancelled! But nice to have the run done early. A beautiful day here, cold and frosty but blue skies. I actually love running in the cold. Roast beef and apple pie in the oven.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 20:17

I should add that I know that it's a run not a race...

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 20:15

That's mad Millsy! I think some people forget that it's free and run by volunteers. And even if it was a paid event, they would still cancel if safety was a concern. I remember at a school football tournament (run by parent volunteers), some parents complaining about the long queues for the burgers as if they were in McDonald's! 

Our parkrun was cold and rainy but not many fallen branches luckily. Had a good race with another lady, we ran together most of the way but I just beat her at the end 19:37. Then saw in the results that she didn't have her barcode so my sprint was wasted!

Planning early long run in the morning. My OH is in Berlin on a stag do so need to get back to take my littlest to football.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 17:56

Still a good time, Steve, especially with today's weather. What's your PB?

I managed 19:37 at my parkrun. Had a good race with another lady who finished 10 seconds behind me. But she didn't even remember her barcode, so I needn't have bothered!

Emmy - hello! Glad you are doing well. Do you live in Brussels? Sounded scary there today, with having to shut the undergroun, stay safe.

Mowzer - 3 runs in a day?!!!

Shades - I saw the stuff in our Lidl too, but they only had the large sizes left. Looked like good base layers and leggings.

Big G - you'd be ideal as a committee member, good luck. We have a similar handicap race and it works well having lots of people to chase.

Marathon training book recommendations

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 22:55

The lower millage P&D plan starts with only 33 miles in the first week, gradually building up to 55 miles. So this shouldn't be too much if you are already doing around 30 miles per week? I followed this last year and it felt manageable and got me 15 mins off my previous marathon time. But couldn't say whether this millage or plan is enough to get you sub-3. 

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