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The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: Yesterday at 22:06

Take care of the ankle Fiona,

SM, Yes that is the plan, I think you're right I'll need to build some speed endurance too.  

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: Yesterday at 20:12

SM, let hope they don't lurk here nice MLR at a decent clip, 

MG, Loved the report a well deserved PB on a tough course, a sub 3 is a real possibility this coming Spring at VLM

NP, great to have you back and the holiday appears to have re-charged the batteries

MG7, hope you get over the lurgy soon

OH, sounds like a good run along the cliffs this morning


rest day here, will look to get my intervals done on Wednesday at the track with another quality session either at parkrun or a tempo run on Friday/Saturday.

Question, do you think doing hill repeats on alternate weekends instead of 10k tempo runs will give me a greater bang for my buck given how close the 10k is (5 weeks inclusive)

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 21:11

SM, thanks and yes it is Manchester again, it is bound to be flat might be a tough return if the wind is blowing,  

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 20:29

SM, Lochaber it is then, at least you know the route 

6 miles easy to finish the highest mileage week since May, but I'm not going to get carried away, there is a 10K on the 1st of November, which should give me an idea of my running fitness before marathon training starts in December.  

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 19:42

MG, awesome!!! congratulations!!! with your new PB, sub 3 at London it is then  

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 10:05

Good Luck MG and SM, don't be shit!


The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 14:35

OH, enjoy those hill reps!


No parkrun for me, I slept in so I did a short run with a couple of quicker miles in the middle, the quicker bits were a little faster than my last HM pace but felt more like 10k effort

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 22:55

SM, shame about London, good luck at the HM on Sunday

MG, good luck on Sunday, run strong and trust the training

NN, nice long run and track session, you could always run Manchester, it doesn't have the crowds like London but it is well supported and has a huge PB potential 

OH, lol nice one,

Tek, good luck finding an alternative race and running some quick stuff will do you no harm

Tricia, nice training fingers crossed you managed to get the 20 in on Monday

Gaz, hope the knee id ok for your long run


just a couple of short runs this week so far, I might try parkrun tomorrow morning, just to see if I can remember how to run uncomfortable.   

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 20:00

Nairn Triathlon 2015

Over the past month I have been building my swim fitness so I could take part in the novice triathlon at Nairn, given the bike and run was only 10k and 3k respectively, I thought if I could get myself fit enough to swim 400 metres the other two disciplines would take care of themselves

Arrived at Nairn in good time so dropped the bike at T1 and drove to T2 to dump the car and trainers for the run. I was slotted for wave one lane 2 as I put down a predicted time of 12 minutes, sometime after 10 I was in the pool doing the mandatory one minute warm up, I just did some torpedo push offs and swim backs for mine.

Not much to report on the swim except it went a lot better than I thought it would, to be fair it was the one I was dreading the most so I was happy to get it out of the way in 11:18 which included a walk from poolside to the T1 sensor.  A bit too long in T1 2:09 and I was out on the bike, as it was only 10k, I went quite hard, for me, from the start and once the traffic lights were negotiated it was a clear run to the turning point out past Kingsteps, the cycle has a few small bumps which were fairly easy to attack, I managed to overtake a few cyclists to be fair most were on mountain bikes, it almost felt like cheating.  Got into T2 in 21:16, T2 was 1:26, two competitors overtook me there.  The run was back along the harbour and along the beach path back to the pool turn around and come back, the legs were not playing on the first leg of the run but freed up a bit on the return, I only managed to regain one place on the run.  Crossed the line in 49:25.

A really enjoyable event perfect for a newbie like me, will I do another triathlon, yes I think I will, I have enjoyed the variety with the training and I think it will help keep my body together for longer.

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 15:00

Tek, sorry to hear you're not going to Frankfurt, fingers crossed you can find an alternative race

Gaz, wow that is a long run! well done

OH, well done with the swim and I hope you enjoyed the OW swim and the hill reps

Tricia, I'm glad you have recovered from your illness

SM, nice jogging today hope the quick stuff tomorrow goes well


Just a quick update, I survived the swim 49 minutes to complete my first triathlon, I'll post a short report later....

in other new I twisted my ankle not looking where I was going ... What a dilbert!

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