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Ding dong the Witch is dead

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 16:40
I am absolutely gutted she is dead, I have trained for months for an half marathon on Sunday and just been told I have to attend her funeral. In the Navy so I have to go and don't get a choice. Why she gets a state funeral for ruining this country I don't know.

Have you discovered running later in life but still managed to become speedy?

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 20:39
I was smoking this time last year upto 40 roll ups a day gave up in April. I'm 37 male and upto my early 30,s had never exercised. Took up running about 6 or 7 months ago and found I was quite fast. Got an half marathon on April the 24 and I expect to run it in 120 to 127. I've ran a training run of 29.5 miles in 3hr22 so I've found I have speed has well of endurance. So in a couple of years where could I be hopefully a very good club runner. That long run is because I'm training for an ultra marathon. Today ran to work 5 miles in 33:23 avg6:40 then ran home 32:32 avg6:30. Each month getting stronger and faster. Only regret is I smoked and was a coach potatoe for most of my life.

Manchester Marathon 2013

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 19:05
Did a run to work 5.5 miles at avg 7 mile pace, then got a text of a running pal asking if I wanted a long run after work. I had no gels or water but thought ok give it a go he runs slower than me anyway. We did a avg8:52 pace for 19.5 miles, felt painfully slow at times. Left him at 18m and pumped it up and ran a 6:49 mile. So happy with that. Am still undecided about running with a pacer has I run between 6:35 and 7:15 depending on conditions. Some of you guys are really fast my 10k time sucks, never been below 40 yet. Not done a race though so maybe could. What I do seem to have is endurance and can roughly run at a half and marathon in even splits. Ran on Saturday first 13.1 in 1:32 second in 133.

Manchester Marathon 2013

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 23:08
Hi GazOc doing the Clyde stride in Glasgow a 40 miler in July . I'm hoping I can do under 3 in Manchester my run today was 29.5 in 3hr29 avg 7.04 3.05 exact at 26.2. So with a few more runs fingers crossed

Manchester Marathon 2013

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 19:42
Hi guys and girls, just entered the Manchester marathon. My first one, training is going all right, second long run done 29.5 miler after last weeks 28 miler. Training for an ultra so using the Manchester has a training run. Hopefully will do ok. Has any one ever used the pacing group, I'm doing the 3hr one. Always run on my own so pacing all over the show, is it easy to maintain an even pace with a group.

Did my first long run, after signing up for the Clyde stride 40m

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:43
This is the longest I have ever ran total 28.13 miles in 3hr22:30 avg 7:12 a mile. Then walked just over 5 miles in 1hr21, bloody hills. Before this my longest run was 19 miles so am happy, sore but happy. Hopefully with more training I can improve on this. This was the first time I tried gels or a camel bak, so was nervous but it went fine. How long before the body adjusts to the extra millage you have to take on for an ultra. I know today was stupid and I should not have ran that distance but I just wanted to know if I could. Any advice from experienced ultra runners would be appreciated .

7 weeks before my marathon, how to increase speed

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 20:50
Good point on the heart rate, maybe on my next long run will take my heart rate monitor. I did wear one, months ago and for the first mile it was about 180 then settled out at about 160. Resting heartbeats around 45.

7 weeks before my marathon, how to increase speed

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 18:12
I have an ultra marathon 40 miler in July, that's why the 80 miles a week. And you might be right about being a one pace runner. I am relatively new to training so will make mistakes. I just find running slow hard to do and just running how I feel easier. Maybe I should be quicker for doing the millage I do but I have not had a race yet, so maybe can push harder then. Has for injury fingers crossed I will be ok , but when I start the training for the ultra I will have to increase the millage and drop the pace.

7 weeks before my marathon, how to increase speed

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 16:57
I'm not following a race plan I just usually run to work in the morning 5 miles and a longer run home 11 miles undulating. You can tell the hills by the drop in pace, and at 13.1 I was at 1:30:24. I run hard but not so that I can't do the same the next day. My best avg over 11 miles so far is 6:48. I do xtrain as well I swim a few times a week and cycle for an hour indoors once a week. My legs are fine no niggles really, and after a long run I go for a bath and a sleep so am well rested. I suppose I have become addicted to exercise, not really had a day of from doing something in months. I think my body has adapted to the work I just want to get faster.

7 weeks before my marathon, how to increase speed

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 15:26

Hi I have been running for 6 or 7 months now am male age 37, and am  doing my first half after a 3 yr break from running. Gave up smoking last April and took up exercise, biked the summer and then took up running. For the last couple of months have increased my milage to about 80 miles a week, doing double runs a day and long runs at the weekend. I have good natural speed and average 7 min miles for nearly all my runs. Here is an example of my long run on Saturday 15:36 miles 1hr46m15s 6:55 avg. Here are the splits 6.19  6.28  6.39  6.40  7.14  6.55  6.41  7.09  7.12  7.11  6.58  6.45  7.14  7.51  6.45  6.28. How with 7 weeks till the half can I improve further. I set myself a target of below 1:30 but now think with a better aproach than just milage I might be able to do maybe 1:25. Thanks 

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Just done my first half, disaster.

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Is this shin splints

No pain whilst running, but pain after. 
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Just ran my first half in 1.45 is this o.k

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how have you improved from your first race to your last?

Give hope to newbies and start againers 
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first race on wednesday x-country 9k

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