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The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: Today at 20:36

Hi Guys,

So much good training going on since I last logged in, welcome RJ and good luck with parkrun tomorrow, Fiona I hope the foam roller does the trick, I'm going to book a session with Lisa it has been a while since I got my legs seen too, good luck to all racing at the weekend.  All this talk of tapering and marathons is making me jealous, I wish I was joining NN, OH ans SM on the start line at Baxters  

I'm still being smashed at work but I'm still getting the runs in, unfortunately I'm back down in Newcastle next Monday and Tuesday and I've got another migration in Inverness later in the week so the training might be impacted a little, but I'll do what I can.

I've managed a couple of hillier runs this week for a change one up to Daviot Woods and tonight up around SNH and Craig Phadrig woods.

Tomorrow I hope to get out on the bike for a short cycle and run tomorrow and I'll do something a little longer on Sunday 

Keep up the good work and I'll try to get online as much as I can next week

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 20:16


MG7, awesome job, and congratulations getting  a sub 4

Jason, sorry to hear the glutes and back caused you some issues, fingers crossed you can get them sorted out.

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Posted: 14/09/2014 at 20:09

Mace, good to hear the running is going well

Shielo, welcome aboard, And I hope the race in Derry went well today

MG7, I also hope it went well today

SM, well done with the 8 yesterday, and the plan for the next two weeks looks like a good one, enjpy the last LR tomorrow

Fiona, a quality LR with some quick 5k reps, well done with the turbo session today some quick reps there too

HM, good to hear the mileage is going too increase, not long now until your race

NP, It was good to hear you're feeling better, and a brilliant time and it wasn't really a surprise it was tough in the closing stages,

Jason, good to hear the legs are feeling good, can't wait to hear all about your race today

MG, another great week, enjoy the taper

Tek,well done getting the same time again this year and a WAVA increase is a bonus, imagine the time you could get on fresh legs

NN, Congrats on the double placing and the two bottles of wine


Sorry I've been AWOL the last couple of days, I've been down in Washington just south of Newcastle migrating an office onto win7 and office365, it has been eventful, I managed to get a couple of runs in, a short 4 mile run on the Friday and a 12 miler on the Saturday after I finished work, the 12 mile run was an out and back up the C2C route, it was a little tough especially in the last few miles, I was probably de-hydrated and I had nothing to eat since breakfast, which probably didn't help.

Today I went out on the bike, I traveedl down the road a little to Bishop Auckland and cycled around there, 46 miles in total on a undulating route, I managed to take a wrong turning on the way back which added a few extra miles



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Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:15

Fiona, the nights are drawing in quick now, won't be long before the head torch is back in action well done with the run and the tough interval session tonight, I hope you're feeling better

NP, well done with the swim yesterday and today, a shame buddy could get out for his run

Jason, another good double session yesterday and today

MG, i knew you would enter the HM, some good training and it is no wonder your legs are battered enjoy the much deserved rest day

NN, well done with that long run, FYI there is another hill around 23 not as long but it is a little sharp then it is down hill into sneck

MG7, well done with the hilly 12, good to hear the legs are in good shape

Tek, great MP run and very encouraging to see those numbers, 

SM, a run after a tough strength session always going to be hard, well done and enjoy the easy run tomorrow

HM, I hope they get it sorted


i took the faster 6 mile group tonight, took them up to Craig dunain and back into the town, 6.2 miles in 52 mins, and an avg hr of 84%, the fitness is starting to come back

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Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:54

SM, hope you're feeling better, but an enforced rest day will do you no harm

Tek, good to hear the recovery run did the job,

OH, lol that one to beat the madness of the taper

MG, an excellent double to start the week, and 8 @ tempo is a tough session


6 miles this evening conditions were perfect, 

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Posted: 07/09/2014 at 22:16

SM, I enjoyed reading your report and well done with the time, a great result and a huge confidence booster before baxters, I try and do a couple of miles warm up it is a bit risky for me going straight into close to tempo pace without loosening up first

Fiona, I do a 2 - 3 mile warm up before intervals so it is the same before parkrun, well done with the cycle, I didn't manage to get out this week

Jason another awesome week, you are a machine

MG another good week I can't believe it is taper time again

Tek a brilliant time considering the mileage you have been putting in

NP awesome job, and a wava score to die for brilliant 


5 miles last night, I couldn't get out on the bike which was a little disappointing, it was the last game off the season and we won, a 100% league record delighted for the guys

only a 34 mile week, hope to get a few more in over the coming weeks


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Posted: 05/09/2014 at 22:25

NN, a good mix of training, I might get out on the bike tomorrow

jason, well done with the recovery runs, I much prefer the cooler conditions

MG, a good progressive run, I think you will do well at the half as long as you feel you have recovered adequately

SM, I hope the swim and run went well, good luck tomorrow 

Tek, a very good long run on tired legs, I'm sure you will do well on Sunday

HM, enjoy the weekend away

NP, good luck on Sunday 


A swimming lesson before JS an an easy 6 miles with the group, I did a hillier run this evening up to Daviot woods for 9 miles, the legs are feeling a little tired now

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Posted: 04/09/2014 at 16:37

Jason, a tough session last night, which half are you doing

NN, a good sign that the pace felt comfy, no doubles unless it is a swim/run or bike/run

Fiona, indeed better conditions last night, well done with the easy run

Tek, good to hear about the pace improvement for your MP run well done with the sticky MLR earlier


Tempo run last night, 7 miles with 3 @ LT, a tough run in good conditions and pace improvement since the last one, 7:51, 7:55, 7:51

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Posted: 03/09/2014 at 12:55

MG, some good training over the past few days and I'm not surprised the legs are feeling it at the moment, you'll be fly come race day

Fiona, well done with the double day yesterday, the wind at your back makes a huge difference

Jason, well done with the double and it is good to see the aerobic improvement, enjoy the tempo session

SM, enjoy the intervals and doing them earlier in the week give the body a chance to recover for the race at the weekend

DSRF, listen to the guys all good advice there


I had a rest day on Monday didn't really fancy doing anything, went out with JS last night in the slow 6 mile group a very easy start to the week, looking forwarded to something a little brisker this evening

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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 19:54

Jason, on, that is an amazing amount of running, 

NP, good luck with the upcoming races and well done on another cracking time at parkrun

SM, well done with the 20 and the months totals

Tek, another great week well done with 20 today

MG, another one with great totals for the month well done

Fiona, a good long run yesterday it was a bit wet, I seen a fair few cyclist on the road must have been a tough day with all that rain

NN, I've got nothing planned with the bike but I might be tempted to do the Nairnshire challenge next year I hope you're enjoying the weekend of pampering 

OH well done mate


10 wet miles yesterday kept it easy bring my weekly total to 30 and 142 for the month, cricket today we batted first and got 229 for 9 of 40, we bowled the opposition out for 12 of 12 overs and I picked up three wickets

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