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P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 20:59

MM, it is a lot better than it was and if I keep on top of the stretching and work on the strength and conditioning of the core and glutes should help me stay fighting fit. well done on the 50+ week, the first of many.

 

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 16:41

I've signed up for Manchester in the Spring, a recent HM suggest my time will be around the 3:40 mark, I would love to get 3:30 but it will all depend on how the training goes this time round, I didn't even make the start line this Autumn.

I think I will follow the up to 55 mile plan with the long runs from the 55-70, I did this for Baxters last year and it worked quite well.

I'm currently building the miles again I'm up into the mid 30's so should be fine for the start of the plan

 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 17:19

OH, sorry to hear about your father,

SM, wel done with the parkrun, fingers crossed the cold comes to nothing

NP, I hope you enjoyed your rest day, the training has been going well, an amazing WAVA score too!

Tek good to see you out running again,

MG, well done with the 17 wet ones

MG7, nice totals for the week and thos intervals sound tough

Fiona, how did it go at the physio

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I've managed to get a few runs in this week, managed to get 10 in today, I don't think I'll be fit enogh tomorrow, as it is my son's 21st

 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 22:34

Hi guys, work has been mental only three runs two of which were at the weekend, thankfully this week is a bit easier as there is no migration work, so I hope to get some miles in this week.  6 miles this evening with JS it was great to be out pounding the Tarmac.

well done with the training and racing,

NP congrats on the parkrun PB and course record,

SM It sounds like a tough few weeks at work, and a few easier runs will do you no harm,

MG, those PT sessions sound tough but you are reaping the rewards from all the hard work come race day.

MG7, another good week well done,

Fiona good to hear the cycling is going well are you entering etape loch ness race 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 18:58

OH, well done with the open water swim and running

HM, well done good to see you getting out for a run

MG, sounds like great conditions for a run good pace too

NP, sorry to hear you're not feeling great hopefully a 24 hour bug

SM, well done with the 10k, by the sounds of it the preparation wasn't ideal but still a great time considering.

Fiona, Hope the ankle is getting better, a really nice day for a cycle, in fact perfect conditions.

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a little over 10 miles today, not a cloud in the sky and not at all cold, last couple of miles @ around MP to finish, a little harder than I thought it would be.

Stats for the week are 34.2 miles @9:20mm 149(78%).

it is going to be a difficult couple of weeks what with work to get the runs in, so I'll do what I can, it is a real shame the work doesn't have a shower because I could get a few miles done in my lunch hour.

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 12:44

MG7, some nice runs and good luck with the new treads

MG, welcome back, and a fast pace into the wind I need the wind at my back to get close to sub 7mm, enjoy the longer run today and the Rugby on Saturday, did you get tickets?

NP agreed about warming up, but there is so much hanging around before the groups get organised, sounds like you both enjoyed your trail run

OH, well done battling the elements, sounds like a toughie

NN, a good MLR on tired legs, hope the recovery run today sorts them out

Fiona, I hope all is well and you're getting out and about.

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5 easy miles with JS last night, the legs were feeling a little looser, I may do a short MP run this evening just too see were I am at

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 12:16

bookie, I never reached the start line, and running a mara 7 day after an Ultra has got to be extremely tough, so in my opinion you have got nothing to be embarrassed about.

I managed to get within 20 seconds of my HM PB, with a finishing time of 1:45:21, at the weekend so it hasn't been a total disaster this Autumn, hopefully it should've put me in a good position to have a bash at beating my marathon PB this coming Spring

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 22:14

MG, nice 5 mile run yesterday

Mace, thanks fingers crossed the improvements continue

SM, a good interval session, and easy run today, hope the next one feels better

NP, sound like a productive meeting with the parkrun commitee, well done with the swim

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It was 6 miles with JS last night an enjoyable run even if the quads were a little tight, no running today took the youngest to the local firework display, bloody cold out tonight brrrrrrrr......

 

 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 21:05

MG, A good pace for your run at lunch rime run and I'm sure the legs will appreciate the recovery

NP, sounds like you are both well sorted for the coming winters training,

OH, well done with the 6

Fiona, sounds like you had an eventful cycle, I haven't been out on the bike in ages

SM, enjoy the long run tomorrow

MG7, top work with the 5k and the hilly run after,

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rest day today, I will look do a run of sorts tomorrow at JS,

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 21:03

Eddies Half Marathon 2014 Race Report

I wasn’t sure how this one would go as it has not been the best training building what with work and the persistent niggles, but I thought that I should be capable of getting close to a PB.  I set off this morning with no family in tow, the youngest wasn’t feeling too well, given the forecast I didn’t complain as it would have been a miserable day out for them anyway.

I arrived as usual in good time got myself registered and picked up my race number, the weather as this point was truly awful, wind and rain and there was a brief hail shower, I managed to get a warm up done and decided not to wear the long sleeved base layer.

The Race

We were sent out onto the shinty pitch with around 10 minutes to the start, the field was flooded so the feet were soaked before we even got started. At 12pm sharp we were off, splashing our way out of the park and onto road, the wind was predominantly at our back for the first couple of miles, I was finding the going fairly tough but settle down after the first mile and I felt a lot more comfortable, the footpaths were flooded in places but as the feet were wet I just ran though them 7:51, 7:54.  It was a little windy in places but for the moment the rain has stopped. There wasn’t a great deal of support but the Marshalls and those few hardy souls were making up for it, I made a point of thanking them on passing, 8:04, 7:50.  The next few miles until the turn were on the road and there was another heavy shower to endure, it wasn’t until I was close to the 6 mile marker the leaders came into view, a group of around 5 with four from Dumbarton 8:06, 7:49.  The legs were starting to fatigue and that little quit monkey was whispering in my ear, deciding to ignore the little pest I tried to maintain the pace and stay as relaxed as possible but I was finding the going extremely tough now 7:57, 8:07.  Now back into Corpach and a short climb into the village the pace was now dropping and try as I might I couldn’t get the legs to go any faster, I knew from this point on the PB was probably going to be missed 7:56, 8:15, 8:01.  With a little over two miles to go it was back into the wind, I didn’t find this as hard as I thought, yes the pace wasn’t great but I felt it could have been worse, another short climb into the housing estate and I  managed to pick a few runners off before the 13 mile marker 8:15, 8:20, I was happy to remain upright during the transition from road to marsh, and crossed the line in a respectful 1:45:21, not quite a PB but overall I’m happy with the outcome, some positives, once the race settled down after the first mile I didn’t get overtaken, the general fitness is returning and I’m starting to feel a lot stronger, however I still need to work on those weak areas over the coming months.

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