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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 14:39
Thanks Kenny, I tried pear and ginger earlier and that was nice!

Good luck to KK, Shades and Keith all racing this weekend.

ET - I've read that Goater book, some good tips in there. I mainly use a track for speedwork now, but in marathon training I used to do laps of a local park for tempo runs and that worked quite well.

I ran the local parkrun with my Max, my 8 yo this morning. He managed 23:02 which is over a minute off his PB. It's difficult with kids though, as I don't want him to only run it for a PB each week as he would obviously not manage it and would soon stop enjoying it. There was a girl of about 10 who we passed in the last mile and she was asking her dad if they could stop and he kept saying 'oh for goodness sake'. She then said that her leg hurt. Made me sad as she's a good runner but will stop enjoying it if her dad keeps pushing her like that.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: Today at 14:31
Good luck Madbee and Macca! I grew up in Kent and never knew there was a marathon in Dartford!

Hope the race directing went well, Millsy.

Chicksta, I think humidity is worse than heat for running in. Big big storm overnight here which has cleared the air a bit.

I ran the local parkrun with my 8 yo this morning. He managed 23:02 which is over a minute off his PB. It's difficult with kids though, as I don't want him to only run it for a PB each week as he obviously wouldn't manage it and would soon stop enjoying it. There was a girl of about 10 who we passed in the last mile and she was asking her dad if they could stop and he kept saying 'oh for goodness sake'. She then said that her leg hurt. Made me sad as she's a good runner but will stop enjoying it if her dad keeps pushing her like that.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 22:16
Congrats to Madbee on the 10k race and to Millsy on the headphones.

Shazmo, I had mild achilles tendonitis last summer. I found that different running shoes seemed to aggravate it more than others. I had a pair of Nike energy boost which had a much lower heal than my other trainers so I stuck with these until the pain went. I'd give the heal raises a rest if they seem to be bringing out other niggles. I seemed to find that deep heat helped mine, but not sure if that was partly in my head!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 21:27
I'm a bit juiced out!
Carrot, apple and ginger and then spinach, kiwi, cucumber and mint.
Feel sick now.

Good track session earlier - 7x400m on track and then 3 slow ones on grass to warm down. Much cooler today.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 13:53
Nice lady bling Angela! Great to be #1 in a triathlon, gives you something to aim for How do you post pics from an iPhone, I think I have a similar lady to Freemers!

Sense, I'm not sure whether I convert better or whether I just don't like the pain with the shorter stuff. I've got PBs in most distances from 5k to marathon this year, but my mile time is unchanged. How are things on the scan front? That's a shame that you've had to cut back the cycling too.

Malcs, enjoy the time now when you are faster than your son. I bet with another 50 under his belt, he'll be rivalling your times! I struggle to get my 13 yo to do parkruns. He's usually happier pacing the 8 yo. My 15 yo has never done one and is usually still in bed when I get back. You were sooo close to sub 19, I'm sure on a flatter course you'd do it easily. Have you done the new Lullingstone parkrun? It's not flat at all but is down your neck of the woods.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 13:35
Mr B, we already have the Magimix blender, but what we have been given is a 'le duo' which is a juicer. You're right of course re the fructose, but a neighbour was going to get rid of it so we took it off her hands for free! And it's so much fun (at the moment, the novelty will wear off in a week)!

I'm glad Shades agrees with Big G and I re that plan! Thinking about it, it would be like going off at HM pace for the first 13 miles and then doing another 13 miles but slower. I don't think I'd even be able to run another 13 miles after doing 13 at HM pace. I agree with Big G re upping the pace once you get to 20 miles if you are able to.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 09:23
Scorchio!! Set off at 6.30 to do my 10 miles this morning and it was already 30 degrees when I got back around 8am. I never run with water but I reckon today is a day to take a small bottle with you on a run. I didn't and the squashed jelly baby I found in my pocket was a poor substitute.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 09:19
Mr B, I'd be interested to see Shades' views on that strategy. It seems to be basically what a lot of runner end up doing when they don't train properly! I'd much rather aim for even splits. I would have thought that doing the first half at 8.5mm would tire you out so that you inevitably slow down in the second half and the problem could be that you tire more than the allowed slow down.

Big G, great to hear you've booked the full marathon at Brussels. I reckon you are nearer 3:40 shape but sub 4 sounds like a good target.

Wanted to avoid running in the heat today so set off at 6.30 am (early for me) to do my 10 miles. When I got back around 8 it was already almost 30 degrees! Glad to have it done though.

MF - thanks for asking re the foot bursa thing. It's still there but has gone down a fair bit. I don't even notice it most of the time.

Off to Lidl now to buy lots of cheap fruit. Someone gave us an old Magimix juicer and we are having a lot of fun juicing anything edible!

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 16:48
Thanks for the 10k tips Malcs. I find it a difficult one to pace as it always feels just as hard as a 5k, but you have to go twice as far. I managed a 9 second parkrun PB on Saturday (19:31), so I'm very slowly getting there. Actually pretty much everyone PBd as they realised they'd measured the course too long since it started, so on Saturday they made it shorter by taking off 100m!

Well done on the 50 parkruns, don't you get a snazzy T shirt for that? Your son has done well to get to 50 too. What's your parkrun PB? When you went sub 40 for 10k, did you do sub 19 for 5k?

Chicksta, well done on starting the marathon training. Are you following P&D for this one? 10 miles is good going if the temperatures where you are are anything like here (31 degrees today!) I'm hoping to do a very early 10 miles tomorrow before the school run.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 09:17

Millsy, interesting that you recover better from off road stuff. I've done a couple of runs off road recently and find that my knee feels a bit niggly after. I think it's because I'm not used to it but I'm sure it's good to use different muscles. Nice farmer pic!

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