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Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Today at 08:59
Freemers, really enjoyed reading that report, it almost made up for having to get up what feels like an hour early this morning. A really strong run, especially in those last 2 miles. I don't think that guy just let you go first, reckon he was outsprinted! Are you doing another 20 next weekend before the taper?

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 08:55
Well done Emmy, 3rd lady on the 2nd day is brilliant. Just 3 more to go now...!

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Yesterday at 20:56
Superman - you WILL run sub 3:30, stop stressing and believe! I did my first parkrun a month after running 3:29 at London and the time was about 21:30. And you've just run 2 mins quicker!!!

Wasabi paste is lovely, I got it from Ocado (along with loads of other sushi making ingredients). Discovered that sushi is a bit hard to make but wasabi is good with everything. I think you can get it from all supermarkets.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 20:02
BTW, thanks for the get well sons for middle son. He's actually (unusually for him) shaken off the tonsillitis really quickly and was out with his friends for most of yesterday. So I've hopefully been lucky in avoiding the germs!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 19:59
Big G, sounds like a really tough day at the hospital, I can understand how painful it must have been for you. Do you still feel a big need to get answers and explanations for what happened? I really hope you can get back to running soon as it must be frustrating not having that available as a way to relax.

Mamafox, maybe a dogs home is what you should be starting up then instead of a HCB business! It seems odd that someone would want to abandon such a young Springer Spaniel, has it been claimed yet? I'm glad the dogs opposite didn't find it before you did. I've decided to stick with my Saucony Rides for the marathon. I was blaming them for the tendon niggles but I think these were more self inflicted by my lacing. Weirdly, all niggles have gone now, despite having taken no rest from running. I've discovered that all runner shoes are so much more comfortable when I wear them straight from the airing cupboard! Must be something to do with feeling warm.

Annesofie, glad you were able to manage 3 miles with the groin ache. Are there any exercises you can do to help it?

Iain, great that you are back running. Do you have any races booked for this year?

I did a parkrun yesterday in place of a speed session. I struggled with the pace in the last 2 miles - not sure if this as was running solo or just tired legs. Bit disappointed with the time (20:15) as had hoped to dip under 20 again. But was at least 1st female and broke my age category course record (it's a fairly new parkrun!) so not all bad. 20 today in the wind and cold, averaging 8mm pace. Had to start early as needed to drop littlest koala at his grandparents in Kent after. My mum's not the best of cooks and I came home feeling a bit light headed as didn't eat much!! But have made up for it now

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Yesterday at 19:20
Well done Tim on the parkrun PB, that's a brilliant time (and 17 secs faster than my PB!). I really think you can go a lot faster than 3:30 at Paris in the form you are in right now, but understand that you won't want to take too many risks.

Congrats too to Angela, great HM time and shows that you are in great form too.

I did a parkrun yesterday and struggled with the pace in the last 2 miles as was running solo. Bit disappointed with the time (20:15) as had hoped to dip under 20 again. But was at least 1st female and broke my age category course record (it's a fairly new parkrun!) so not all bad. 20 today in the wind and cold, averaging 8mm pace. Had to start early as needed to drop littlest koala at his grandparents in Kent this afternoon. Came over very hungry and light headed a bit earlier but feel better now after 2 bananas, one choc milkshake, 4 Jaffa cakes and one egg pitta with wasabi paste + Greek yoghurt (we had no mayo!).

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 13:10
KK - impressive swimming from your stepdaughter. She must have brilliant endurance. At the secondary school that my older 2 go to, they have a timed 1.5 mile road race every term for all years. In the girls race, the ones who often win seem to be the girls who swim a lot, even though they do little running.

Mamafox, had forgotten that your OH (and MIL) is French. Maybe you could start importing HCBs over from the UK to France and selling them! Good luck with the tapering. I'm mainly following the plan, but not rigidly sticking to it. Thinking of doing a parkrun tomorrow in place of this week's speed session. And will go by feel in the taper I think, like you as just feel lucky to have got this far uninjured.

Keith - get well soon. My 13 yo is still off school with tonsillitis and the doc reckons he may have it for another 2 weeks at least

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 12:05
Freemers - 6.10 pace is seriously speedy to do on your own as a last rep, well done! Did you do it on a track? I find the speed sessions much harder than the long runs and am thinking of doing parkrun tomorrow instead of the reps that I keep putting off.

Superman - hooray for the socks! I'm sure they'll make you faster Good steady run from you, looks like the taper is going well. It's normal to feel lots of niggles I think. My tendon troubles seem to have gone for now but I'm sure they'll be ack to bite me during the taper.

My 13 yo has been off school for 3 days with tonsillitis. He is constantly coughing, poor thing. Is it bad that I want to go and buy some antibacterial hand gel?

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 14:58
RBC - sorry to hear you're suffering with ITB. I had this last year and would echo RE's comments re not running at all if you have pain. I had weeks of going out for runs, only for the pain to come on about 1 or 2 miles into the run. I would then rest for 2 days and then try another run where the same thing would happen. Foam rolling helps some people but did nothing for me. Mine went after I followed around 10 days of strengthening exercises involving one legged squats, leg clams, bridges and various other exercises that I got from the net and my physio. During this time I did no running. My physio talked of taping up knees for other patients to get them through marathons so all is not lost!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 09:01
Thanks Marrows, I don't feel strong right now'
Are you still not running? Have you been able to do any cross training? Hope you can get out for a pain free run soon.

Scott, I may try the parkrun option then.

Nice intervals, NE, definitely try for a parkrun PB soon.
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