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2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 10:26

SM, a good week of training again, interesting that you feel the Achilles is a way off, does it still hurt, the reason I ask is my one has started playing up this week, it is a bit niggly the day after and is a lot better the following day but I can still notice tightness during the run, it is very frustrating as it was the calf last week no sign of any issue with the Achilles, now the calf is fine!

Ollie, well done with the 5 today

NP, nice doubling, all the training up on the trails will serve you well for the xc event in December.

Fiona, well done with all the core work I should make an effort to do more

Mace, great to hear you are on the mend, I feel your pain re extra lumber, I am over a stone heavier than I was in the spring, I sure it will start coming off once I can up the mileage.

Tek, sounds like the mojo is slowly returning, 

Tricia, OH Cal and Dr Dan, good luck racing this weekend

S17, a cracking parkrun time, 


A mixed week so far, as stated above the Achilles on my right leg has been a little problematic, but I have managed to run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3, 3, and 4 miles respectively, a swim on Monday and Thursday and one body balance class.  I might get the bike on the turbo later and if the Achilles is ok I'll do another short run tomorrow,

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 19:05

OH, safe journey home

Cal, congratulations on another sub 2 HM, you deserve a rest after next week you have raced a lot this year

Fiona, congratulations, a champs start a London and a PB awesome achievement, I think the club are doing them at the end of the month throughout the winter I'll find out if non members can take part if you like.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 14:05

Tek, I do hope so but I'll need to be careful, good to see you are back on it and  a decent week by the sounds of it

SM, hope you are well and that ankle is ok

Gaz, congratulations looks like you paced it perfectly, 

OH, well done yesterday sounds like it was a tough day, I bet the dip in the loch was good, although a ta chilly!

NP, it is good to be back even though I am so unfit, well done with the trial running, and I hope the club hadicap race went well

S17, easy does it, your legs will need a few weeks to recover after the marathon

Fiona, congratulation today I didn't follow you live but checked in once I returned, 


#Something a little different today it was the first of the winter tri club duathlons today, the plan was to jog the two run sections, as per it was a bit harder than a job probably closer to threshold, 11.5 miles in total four for the run, happy enough even though the running pace was not very good.


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 11:58

Ollie, loved the report, congratulations an awesome achievement enjoy the recovery

Dr Dan, congratulations with the marathon PB, I hope those legs are starting to feel more like your own, I drove back from Manchester the day after my marathon, getting out of the car was ouchy!

NP, a good mix of training glad too see you running again, 

OH, good luck tomorrow and enjoy the weekend in Wales

Fiona, good luck at Frankfurt, is there a tracker for the race?

Tek, good to hear you are building up again

Gaz, good luck in Auckland, looking forward to the report

SM, a good tempo run, well done and I hope the ankle is improving

S17, a good session in the gym well done


Been a bit lazy this week, I decided to give the calf a bit of time this week and haven't done very much at all, a swim with the Tri club on Monday an aborted run on Wednesday during the warm up I think I could have managed a run but it would have been a bit sore after so decided against it, the extra day or two helped as I managed three miles at the park with no niggle during or after, although the sports massage did a little.

slowly slowly catchy monkey!



2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 11:02

Gaz, 6 days! no wonder you were angry, enjoy those trails

Cal, I quite like running at this time of year, although the low sun can be a pain, well done with the tempo run

Ollie, congratulations an amazing time and well deserved you have trained very hard for it

Fiona, a lovely day for a cycle once the fog cleared away, 

SM, an eventful weekend in the hills by the sounds of it

NP, I am also trying to get in the pool more than I have, well done with the trail running and enjoy the recovery run later


After three days of no running I went out for a short run around the uni campus, the run went ok and even though I could feel the calf it wasn't painful, so I plodded on for three miles in total, afterwards was a different matter, it was quite tender and coming down the stairs is a bit uncomfortable, looks like I'll need a bit more time out, at least it is not the Achilles  

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 12:34

Dr D, enjoy all the extra carbs, I hope you avoid all those sniffles

Fiona, a fair bit of variety there, you don't happen to know where I could get a cheap rear wheel so I can use it on the turbo

Ollie, not long now, carb loading today?

HM, I hope the exercise help

NP, good to hear the comeback is coming along nicely, 


I managed to run 3 miles last night, however the calf tighten up in the last few hundred meters, so I might need a few days for it to settle down, I'll keep rolling and stretching hopefully it is just my body adjusting to running again.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 10:35

Fiona, I hope you get a nice day out in Frankfurt, when do you fly out?

Gaz, good to hear the hill didn't aggravate the Achilles  

Ollie, nice and easy now, looking forward to the race report

NP, good to see you back at it, I have missed all the good running weather this year and will be back just in time for all the wind and rain

HM, I didn't know you were injury I hope you are on the mend 

OH, well done with the sea swims and running, when do you go down to north Wales

Cal, a day off can do wonders, and you have had a lot of races recently, take care of the Achilles, 

SM, hows the ankle baring up?


2 miles around the track on Monday very slow my fitness has dropped considerably, followed up with a swim with the tri club, last night was body balance and another swim.

Tonight I hope to get 2 - 3 miles done but I have a tight spot near the bottom of the calf so I'll need to be careful with it.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 14:52

Cal, Congratulations on achieving another PB it is tough to keep churning out those race performances week on week, 

S17, well done today shame you missed out on a PB and target, you still achieved a time I couldn't get close too.

OH, well done with the 9 miles and the swim I bet those beers went down well

Ollie, well done with the last double digit run before your marathon next Sunday, personally I would be hoping for a cool cloudy day

Gaz, you are right to be cautious so close to your race, I hope the rest day has helped

SM, positive news from the physio and at least you can still maintain some running while you recover from the injury, 


Some more jogged reps form me around the park yesterday in the rain it was a bit sodden underfoot I did 6 x 0.5m and so far so good, I think although it is softer on the grass I think the calves work a bit more.

20 miles on the bike today no rain or wind which is a bonus on the bike

80/20 marathon training

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 16:10

Your easy run pace looks about right, McMillan calculator predicts a 3:54 marathon time off your 10k, which works out around 8:54 pace

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 16:04

NP, good to hear from you, it looks like a solid plan for the build up for another sub 3 attempt at London, looking forward to following your progress over the coming months

SM, well done with 6 mile run I always wake up and test my ankle calf region before getting up, it has become part of my morning ritual

Ollie, another good interval session, do you have a target in mind

Cal, good luck on Sunday, I am looking forward to hearing all about it

S17, good luck in Melbourne, 

Tek, I am sure the mojo will return 


I went to the gym on Wednesday 20 mins on the elliptical and stationary bike, another short jogging session last night 8 x 400m around the park, followed up with some foam rolling the calves(sp), they were not to bad but my left quad was really tight and a bit ouchy.  Body balance to finish off the evening  

Football tonight and a short run of sorts tomorrow 

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