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The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: Yesterday at 14:46

HM well done on your runs Friday and today

Shielo welcome, hope the race went well

NN nice biking, hope the 10k went well

Stuart yes, I do tend to bunch the shorter races - it's a product of doing a long base build-up with nothing anaerobic, then getting some tune-up races done at the end of marathon training. Nice day's total for Saturday

MG1 excellent last long run.  Nice 7m progressive today and well done on the week's total.

Jason hope you got over the sore legs and ran well today

OH I hope the Half went well

Michael fingers crossed for you

Fiona I saw your splits on Fetch for that 19.5 miler - a brilliant run

Np hope you're over the lurgy and that the Half went well.


Ingatestone 5 mile race this morning - came in exactly the same time as last year's PB  !  33:56 , average pace 6:47mm, splits 6:43 6:42 6:55 7:16 6:20.  HR hit 206 on the sprint finish! 

Consolation prize was the WAVA score was higher given I'm a year older.

Week's total: 56.7m in 7h48, avg pace 8:15mm, avg HR 156 (74% maxHR) - that's the fastest week this year. 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 13:39

Mace thanks - yep, still streaking, but I have a couple of easy days today and tomorrow - how are things with you?

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 12:35

Weekend Races

13/9/14 Crathes Half                Other Half

14/9/14 Chesterfield Mara        Michael Griffiths
14/9/14 Stratford's Big 10k       AGF
14/9/14 Lake Vyrnwy Half        Jason D
14/9/14 Ingatestone 5m           Teknik
14/9/14 Belfast Half                  No Pain
14/9/14 Dornafield Ladies 10k  Night Nurse

Good luck all, especially Michael on your Marathon !!!

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 12:32

HM congrats on the car, and hope the boiler gets fixed today

Stuart nice 7.8m jog - sounded like the sensible thing to do

MG nice progressive 10 miler last night

NP good swim and Buddy intervals session


3m recovery for me at lunchtime - legs a bit stiff but feeling better now

Frankfurt Marathon 2014

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:33

Hi Dean,

The finish line is inside the FestHalle and involves a red carpet with ticker tape, dried ice, pom-pom girls and disco hits from the 80s.   Totally over the top euro camp.

Tips?  2012 was 0C, snow on the ground and I had a great run with a negative split.  It's a totally flat course.

2013 was warm, hitting 20C, with strong winds that mucked up everyone's Garmins.  I got knocked over approaching a water station around mile 22 but still PB'd.

So check the weather forecast, and take care on some narrow inner-city sections on the last few miles.  But it is a fantastic course...

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 16:04

HM nice job !

OH lol

Stuart nice "easy", good luck with the intervals...

Jason tsk a school night too!  Great tempo session, races all on the list now.

NN well done on yesterday's 8.25m, enjoy the easy 5m.  Frankfurt is 26 October, so 6 weeks left for me (and Fiona).


Long run this morning - 4 blocks of (3m MP, 2m easy)...the first 3 blocks were fine, the last one a bit of a struggle.  A slight miscalculation on the route meant it ended as 19.64m, but close enough to count as a 20.

Frankfurt Marathon 2014

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 23:06


Just signed up for this too - third time on the trot.  Looking forward to the disco finish !

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 12:37

MG well done on the double 5 and PT session - weighted vest sounds hard core !

Stuart well done on the kettle bells, nice MLR

OH at least you got some money back

Jason nice recovery, strides and MLR yesterday

Fiona nice easy and well done for ploughing on with the intervals

NP nice swim and good steady 7m too

HM good luck on the car and boiler

Stewart good speedy 6 miles with JS

NN nice biking, hope the 10 miler goes well later...


10.8m MLR this morning, hot and sunny here.  Entry confirmed, flights and hotel booked - Frankfurt ! 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 12:52

OH well done on getting another 20+ run in.  Sounds like a busy taper...

MG well done on that long tempo, and nice steady 5m last night.  Brum half now on the list...

Stewart nice 6 miler last night

Fiona well done on the easy 5.6m early morning run.  +1 for the head-torch...

NP well done on the swimming

Jason nice couple of recovery runs - twice as long as mine !

NN well done on the last long run. Yay!

Michael nice hilly 12 miler - sounds like you're in good shape for Sunday


Marathon heart rate test for me today - in reverse this time.  1m w/up then 9m at around 7:5xmm to check what the HR print was.  Really pleased with the result, much lower than the last few weeks.  Progress.

In fact I felt so good, I came back with the intention of booking Frankfurt, but my wife has decided she wants a trip away, so that might mean Lucca in Tuscany (which will be hot still, luckily the hotels aren't great...) or Florence at the end of November.  I'm just waiting now for her to change her mind again...

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 17:45

NP fantastic 10k time and WAVA !!

Fiona nice biking and well done on the week's total

HM thanks

Jason nice double, great total for the week and awesome pace!

Michael ouch, sorry to hear that - hopefully resting up did some good anyway

Stewart nice 5 miles, well done on the week's total and many congrats on the cricket!

Stuart LOL.  Scotland played well, I really thought they were going to get the equalizer...


3m recovery run this morning, and another 3m recovery this afternoon - legs were stiff this morning, but fine by the second run.

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