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Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Today at 00:05

How nice Superman to have 2 ladies (Sam and Ruth) dedicated to you and doing all they can to make you reach your target. It will be interesting to see what Ruth comes up with on the nutritional side. Good that Sam has included parkrun in the plan for you. I'm following the P&D plan now so not sure how many parkruns I'll be able to do. But have volunteered for this weeks one as tail runner. 

I heard an interview with the chimp guy on marathon talk. I tried to use te ideas when racing parkrun but not sure it helped, but I agree that getting the mental side of things right is really important.  I think visualisation can be useful too. I try and use a mantra too sometimes!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 23:53

Thanks Scott and Millsy. I've only been running for 3 years now and it's weird looking back at training paces. I used to train much faster than I do now but my race times are faster now. I guess we all have to have confidence in the plan!

Volunteered as tail runner for Saturday's parkrun. Just looked back at last week's times and the last runner came in at 50 mins! Not sure I'll need to wear my running gear for that, it's not even a fast walk!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 16:54

Big G, you light weight! I'm the same nowadays, I'm out for the next 4 evenings and am tired just thinking about it. 

Re gels, I picked up an 'endurance gift pack' from TK Max which has loads of gels, etc and a sports bottle for only 7 pounds. A gift to myself

Attempted the P&D LT session today and it was tough!! 2 warm up miles, 4 miles at 7:15-7:20 pace and then 2 warm down miles. Had hoped to get nearer to 7mm pace but didn't manage it. Why is it so much easier to find the speed in a race?!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 16:44

Tiny - I did my LT session as laps in a park. It's quite flat and concrete paths. I wouldn't mind a track though but would be a bit concerned re injury doing so many laps in the same direction. I suppose you could always switch, if there was no one else around.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 16:40

Happy Bday Macca!

LT session on a track sounds like a good idea. I've been dreading this session for weeks and attempted it this morning.  Did 2 miles warm up and then 4 miles with splits of 7:19, 7:23, 7:15, 7:11 and then 2 miles warm down. Had hoped to get nearer 7mm pace but found it quite tough so did it by feel. It amazes me how much easier it is to run fast in races. Does anyone use parkrun for this session, combining it with warm up miles?

Much warmer here too, no gloves required.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 21:53

Crunchy or smooth?

If you ever need to make fake blood, peanut butter is a great ingredient. Just mix with a little bit if Nutella plus red food colouring. Very realistic.

First day of plan for me today with a rest day. Legs feel fine after my 17 miles yesterday but thinking of the schedule is making me very hungry.

ASICS Target 26.2 voting 2015: Meet the sub 3.30-ers

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 21:46

Shame about Portsmouth, Superman but I can understand why Sam wants you to start the plan raring to go, full of energy. 

I think you can get a lot out of being in a club, even if you don't attend any sessions. I've always just done one session a week with my club but recently started attending some track sessions. I think it's much easier doing speedwork in a group but I've always done long runs on my own. I'm going solo for the next few months for VLM training but may still turn up for the end of the Saturday session for coffee and a chat! I also enjoy the supportive and competitive nature of club membership which you get at local races.

I started the P&D plan today with a rest day! 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 23:15

Sorry Khani, too busy ranting that forgot to wish you a speedy recovery. Hope you are OK for Portsmouth.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 23:14

She was more deserving than Hamilton and the golfer I think. Neither are proper sports in my view. But found it a tad patronising the way they kept referring to her as 'Supermum'! Are we in the 1950s or what? Surely she should be defined by her sporting achievements, not motherhood.

ASICS Target 26.2 voting 2015: Meet the sub 3.30-ers

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 23:01

Congrats Andy and congrats to Jo Pavey! Did Gaby Logan just call her 'Supermum'?  Nice bit of everyday sexism from the Beeb. I think she should be defined first by her sporting achievements, they're deserving enough aren't they? Rant over.

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