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Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Today at 07:32
Good luck Superman! Hope you fly round the track!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 07:31
Hope you enjoyed Royal Blood, Big G. My older kids like them but must admit I hadn't heard of them till I saw them perform at the Brits.

I had a nice 4 mile run last night to where we go swimming with my 13 yo and his friend. They started off a bit speedier than I would have liked but then slowed down a bit. Going to my club session this morning as not been in a while.

That local paper holiday deal sounds ideal Shades. Would you do the whole holiday then, going on to Vienna and Prague?

We have a couple of blind runners at our club but I've never guided them for anything. When I gave out the tokens at the end of a race once I wasn't sure of the protocol re giving just one to blind runner+guide or whether they should get one each. I'm still not sure as the blind runner seemed to disagree with the race organisers on this.

S32 - enjoy your weekend! Sounds very exhausting. Are you under canvas?

Another great marathon, Mowzer. Do you never suffer from DOMS? I've only just recovered from my half?!

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 14:32
Nice bike session Superman. I'm sure that long term both you and Sam will end up stronger runners as a result of all this cross training. But sorry to hear Sam that you are still suffering. Hope you manage to get sorted soon.

7 miles today for me with some 100m strides. My legs are still heavy. I still have a sore tendon on the front of my foot (caused my tight laces a couple of weeks back) but running in some different shoes seemed to help (just a shame I now have 3 pairs of the Saucony's which seem to make it sore!)

North London Half Marathon

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 12:49
I'm 6XX too and was thinking the same thing? Unless they just sent the low numbers out first? I was also wondering why they hadn't printed the starting pen on the race numbers like they tend to do in other races. Relying on runners to 'choose' the most appropriate pen tends to lead to more people overestimating how fast they will run. No idea on number of entrants, they seem to have kept that fairly quiet.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 11:09
Thanks Shades, I may try that for GNR. I'm always realistic when putting expected times down on forms for the pens but it seems that a lot of people put a faster time. Perhaps this is the way to go as you can always move back pens but not forwards.

Big G - that's really sad re Suzy. I would have thought she'd be desperate to keep connected given you have so many memories of Claire and given how special you were to both her sisters. Is you being weird with Steph's BF too? I agree with MF, can't see how it should affect your relationship with your in-laws.

Mamafox - sorry to hear about another fall but glad you are OK! Too late for champs start this year - shame, I would have loved a selfie with Paula

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 14:29
Thanks S32, I'm looking forward to GNR - not sure Sunday's run will impact on the pen though as I think I put a slower time on the entry form. When's your next race?

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 14:26
acp - I was supposed to do 11 with 7 at HM pace today but opted to just do an easy 11 instead (as legs still a bit sore from HM on Sunday). I think when doing races you need to be sensible and listen to your body rather than obsessively sticking to the plan. I know if I'd tried 7 at HM pace today I wouldn't have been able to run that fast and would have risked injuring myself.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 14:20
Ruffles - I think motivational slumps are normal when marathon training. Everyone has bad sessions, the trick is just to keep going as consistency is what matters rather than nailing key sessions.

Hello to Iain, looks like you will easily go under 4 hours.

Fairyclogs - 21 miles on tues after your HM on Sunday!!! You are made of stronger stuff than me

5 mile recovery run last night (3 miles with my son) and 11 miles this morning. My DOMS is going now but legs still feel heavy when running. Got instructions for F20 today as well as race number for North London Half. My legs are shouting NO, NO! Need to plan how to tackle these as don't want to burn out before April!

Post race sore quads

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 11:46
+1 for sore quads after the Brighton HM. I managed a 6 minute PB and was fine after the race, managing a fast 2 mile walk straight after. But I suffered from DOMS on Monday/Tuesday (it came on after sitting 3 hours at a desk). Did a 5 mile recovery run last night and 11 miles this morning and feel much better, although legs still feel heavy. Someone told me that during DOMS, your body has to repair all the damaged muscles but the new repaired stuff is much more efficient!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 11:39
Mowzer - great time for that race. I love your race reports, you are so observant of everything as you go around.

Shades - you are so disciplined doing hill reps at that time of the morning!

Big G - I hope your dad's op goes OK. Hip ops are fairly straight forward these days aren't they? And make so much difference to someone's quality of life.

KK - I did have a cut down week last week before Brighton. This was partly because I wanted to rest the niggle I have in my foot tendon. I only ran 15 miles over 3 days (as opposed to the 29 miles over 4 days on the P&D plan) before the race. But I like the fact that even if I get injured now before the marathon, I have at least something to show for the training.

Iain - take it easy! When's your next race?

5 mile recovery last night and 11 miles this morning. Legs still feeling a bit heavy and stiff.
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