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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 

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 20:51

Hello guys long time no speak, I have been lurking and have followed your progress from afar,

congratulations to Cal, you have come on leaps and bounds and it goes to show what can be done with some consistency and hard work, take care of the Achilles that is exactly how my injury started and I ignored it, that goes for you too SM,

OH some cracking photos and well done with the LR, it is look good for Snowdonia,

S17, good luck with the marathon, I would need a lot more running miles in the legs

Ollie, the training has been going well, when is the marathon?

Gaz, A cracking long run, enjoy the taper, if you can call it that

HM, good to see you are running again

Dr D, a good week of training and a quality long run 

NP, hows it going not seen much from you lately

Fiona, another good long run 13 miles @ MP is a tough run in training and well done with the bike miles too

SM, nice run today and it good to see you are managing that niggle, 


return to running take 2! after a failed return around a fortnight ago due to a tweaked calf muscle, it was probably caused by doing to much too soon, I managed to do some slow 400m reps of 100m walks and so far so good no pain but it is early days and I am not planning on getting carried away.

I've got to admit I was chuffed to be out running again

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 20:57

Fiona, is that the road that takes you up to Blackfold, if it is I cycled it last summer and I had to push the bike up a short section, it was about 2 miles of pain.  The injury is improving the heel drops along with the other strength exercises I am doing is helping, the plan states that once I can do the heel drops with added weights, without any pain I can start introducing a gentle start back to running, but I am not going to rush the process, 

SM, looks like you have set a target for next month

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 17:46

OH, congratulations a very tough course by all accounts,  

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 16:28

Tek, great mileage for the week and month, well done

Tricia, sounds like you will be busy again well done with the 10 mile canal run

SM, a cracking long run today and some big miles this month looking good sir

Ollie, over 300 miles in a month is mega, I think that would break me

MG1, well done with your quick MLR yesterday 

Fiona, what hill did you run up, I did see your log on Strava

Gaz, well done getting through the training marathon, 


Not much happening here, I finally got out on the bike toady for a short 20 mile jaunt down to Dores, a bit blowy out but it was nice to have it on my back on the homeward stretch.


2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 17:31

SM, are you planning on doing Stirling Marathon next year?

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