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P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 12:31

LOL - MakkatheIcyKnaccas. Snowmen inside your shorts is hard core (you can read that a couple of ways ).

There's some high mileage going on here already. I double-checked my schedule to make sure I hadn't made a mistake . Good to know I'm hobnobbing with podcasting celebrities.

I rounded off my week with fourteen miles in the snow this morning. I wore my Yaktrax for the first time today and they did the job of ensuring that I never slipped at all. I bought them a couple of years ago - just as the snow disappeared and I never got to try them out. They were a bargain, though, for only £6.

I've also succumbed to wearing tights, headband and shorts now winter has finally arrived.

MK marathon 2016

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 16:01

Stephen - I was so glad I had stadium parking the first year (2012) because of the atrocious weather and the lack of facilities for changing. I was able to get out of my wet clothes in the car straight afterwards, rather than suffer hypothermia. I think they've improved the changing situation by opening more of the stadium, so it's less of a concern. Nonetheless, I like knowing I have my car nearby in case of more awful conditions.

MK marathon 2016

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 12:26

Just a quick heads up... you can now book parking on the mk marathon site. 

Hope everybody's training is progressing well. I've got a 14m run planned for tomorrow to cap-off the third week of my training programme. Hope the ground isn't too icy.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 12:35

SP - I've managed to put weight on this week . Who'd have thought chocolate, cakes and biscuits would do that! So it's time to get serious and start tracking. I'll be using MyFitnessPal, because it makes the calorie counting really easy.

181lb this morning. Ideally I'd like to be 158lb by the end of April. I intend to achieve this mostly by not shovelling garbage in my fat face.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 12:17

Scott - Pfitz did an interview on marathontalk (last Christmas or the one before, I think - you can find it in the archived podcasts). Among the points I remember were that he would add more Strides into the sessions, and that the glossing over of Hill training is an omission. I'm also pretty sure I heard/read somewhere that he didn't really want to include schedules originally, but they were really only to help people make sense of the rest of the material in the book (I can't find my reference to that though - so it may well have been someone else like Jack Daniels). FWIW - I think if we were meant to follow the schedules to the letter, there would be no point in the rest of the book. The information is there to help us construct our own schedules to suit our lifestyles. (I just happen to have constructed one to look almost exactly like the 18/55 schedule in the book ).

15W / Mennania - there's a Greyhound that delights in trotting past me when I'm busting my gut. It doesn't get in my way, but I'd still like to kick the piss-taking mutt.

13m w/8m @ MP for me this morning. I had planned to target 9:45 "marathon pace" given that all my paces are about a minute down on where I should be. I actually averaged 9:30 pace. So not quite as grim as I had expected. 

Press ups challenge for 2016

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 10:30

I keep promising myself to do some strength training to supplement the running, but keep making excuses in my head and never get started. So I really like this idea as a way to beat procrastination. Whether it works or not, it is better than doing nothing and will get me started. However, I'll do my press ups on alternate days so that there is a day of rest for the muscles to recover. I'll start out increasing by two each time and see how things go. Most likely I'll make it as far as next Saturday 

Good luck Stylish. 

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 10:15

Hmmm... you've got me thinking Chicksta. Perhaps I'd better prep my treadmill in case winter does arrive in the UK. Buying a ticket to Florida is an extreme solution to bad weather training. How the other half live, eh?  I'm not at all jealous  (Have a great holiday!)

Rest day for me today. Marathon pace run tomorrow, though my pace will be nowhere near my marathon pace. My current paces are a solid minute per mile slower than where I would like to be  

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 19:10

5m recovery this morning. Cold, but dry.

I also need to lose about a stone to be racing weight. It'll be easier once the chocolates, cakes and so-on are all finished. So sometime around the year 2034 I reckon 

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 20:06

Started my run at 5:20am this morning. Soaked through to the bone by the time I had run 0.25 miles. Good job I'd lubed my nips. 10m done, but it wasn't much fun in the dark into a headwind with horizontal rain. Character building, I suppose 

For recovery food I just drink a glass of milk as soon as I finish the run. I have my breakfast after a warm bath/shower.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 19:56

Thanks for the sentiments peeps. I'll push on regardless and what will be will be.

8m GA with 10x100m Strides off 250m recoveries this morning. Just a few Christmas lights remaining en-route, which reminded me to take down ours today. 

Tom - the Gamma is fine unless running at speed on very dark trails. I've switched my morning runs to routes with more street lighting so I don't have to rely on the headlamp brightness too much. I was tempted by the new Alpkit (muon, I think it was called) which is brighter and throws a wider beam, but it can wait until next year.

Madbee - IMHO the person that invented autocorrect must have been a right can't.

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