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Posted: 13/04/2014 at 13:23

Hi Simon, been there And done it so know how u feel. Im on holiday in Thailand so fitting in training in ladt few weeks is proving a challenge.

Completed 2 runs in last few days 6 and a 4 both tempo style in 39c heat. Never felt anything like it before. Going out again tomorrow to do another 4 on beech and might look for a 10m on Wednesday. Not going to panic got good runs behind me. 

Would lv to do a 3:30 marathon at MK although feel my Aut marathon will b the one for that.

Good luck with long runs and hope u enjoyed watching LM, didnt c it over here but looked up result.

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Posted: 05/04/2014 at 13:43

Blistets not good, I have been lucky and only suffered once at a marathon many yrs back. I would suggest looking at the running shoe/socks are they right for u. Rest will b the only cure short term.

Neil, I also hate taper andthetefore I dontreally step back toomuch. I still domy 3/4 runs per week but just all quality workouts and not just easy runs. Even mylast long runwill be about 14/ 16miles. But thats me and not for everyone.

Had a good week with some really strong runs finished off by a steady 17mile run injust over 2hrs 30min. Very happy with that. 1 more run on Monday and then off onholiday with some warm weather training. Could be intresting!!!!


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Posted: 30/03/2014 at 20:27

Emjay999 dont b 2 down. U completed 20miles, most people cant get near that. I would suggest may b in 2 weeks go for a 16 m run instead of 20. If u feel good go for 17, if u feel good go for 18 ect. If u get to 20 great if not it doesnt matter. A good quality run will do u good. Also its good to get the bad runs out the way now.

Getting bike out or doing differant types of runs are good. Ive learnt from experience to really mix it up and run how u feel.

Im going to go for a brisk 3/4 m run tomorrow

Hope everyone else had good weekend of running

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Posted: 29/03/2014 at 10:45

Good luck this weekend Emjay999. 

I did a 12.5miles easy run. Felt really good and that finished off a very good weeks running for me. On my bike tomorrow all being well. Mix up the training a bit. Hope to go out for about an hour or so. Weather is looking good might actually get some fresh air this weekend!!!

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Posted: 28/03/2014 at 21:25

Thanks booktrunk pacers will be good, save me looking at my watch all the time.

Ready formy LSR tomorrow 

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Posted: 27/03/2014 at 19:12

Must learn to read my post and check for mistakes before hitting done button!!!!!

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Posted: 27/03/2014 at 19:10

Neil, good plan ref 18miler its not the quantity its the quality thats important.

If u can I would suggest 3 midweek 10/12 mile runs at quicker than MP but nottempo. This makes a huge differance to how u feel when u do ur long run.

I went out this morning and completed just over 6 miles at MP. Starting to do more runsat this pace or quickertoget legs used to pace. Im going to try and beat my PB of 2hrs 33min, is anyone aiming to run 3:30 (8min pace) if so could meet up at race and pace ourselves. Talking of pacets r there going to b any pacers out there?

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Posted: 26/03/2014 at 16:18

Did a sensible easy 6mile run last night after Oakley 20. Going to mix ina few tempo runs over next few weeks. I find these help me when it comes to the weekend long run. Weekend run will be someting between 12/16 miles.

Thake it easy Jamie good idea to take a few days off. Looks like Scott and yourself could run together on the day?

Emjay u must b feeling happier, always a great confidence boost to get agood long run in. 

Oh well back to work!!!

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Posted: 24/03/2014 at 19:48

Great running Jamie.

how many more long runs. R u oing to do. Im off to Thailand for Easter so long runnung could b a challenge.  Going to try and get 2 more long runs in before I go and then do some fast short runs when im away. Im not going to taper to much as it doesnt work for me. Thoughts? 

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Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:11

Great run today at Oakley. Completed 20miles in 2hrs 48 min. Really pleased with time and even pace running despite all the hills. 

Blisters are a pain, check trainers/socks as first result.

Emjay999 good luck with run tomorrow

Alastair. Well done on 21 

Kelvin, u willb fine good to get bugs out way now still plenty of timebefore race.

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