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Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 08:13

I've caught a cold and am feeling generally lethargic. I skipped yesterday's 3m recovery since it was no consequence. I suppose it is probably best to skip today's run, and I'll see how I am tomorrow.

Five Year Plan - help please

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 19:17

Hi Simo

I'm currently following the 31 to 47 miles per week half marathon schedule in "Faster Road Racing" by Pete Pfitzinger and Philip Latter.

All being well, for the spring marathon I will be following the 18 week up-to-55-mile plan in "Advanced Marathoning" (Pfitzinger & Douglas). 

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 08:07

AWC - I much prefer early morning runs. Done and dusted before breakfast. I never feel like running by the time I've got in from work, plus I spend the evenings reading with the kids, etc. 

8m GA with strides this morning. Light rain throughout, but the wind was pretty negligible.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 08:02
15West wrote (see)

re. heart rates, do your various heart rate thresholds stay constant, or do they vary depending on how fit and how much training you are doing? i.e. do you need to keep re-adjusting what your max and resting heart rates are, or are they set in stone?

IIRC your maximum heart rate does reduce with age, but not by a huge amount. Your resting heart rate will go up or down according to how fit you are. It can also be temporarily affected by illness for example.


Urgent Exam help

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 19:22

"Couch to 5Kg" sounds like either the most conservative weight training program ever, or the most extreme diet program. 

Vasectomy & marathon running

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 19:02
knight rider wrote (see)

Managed to get round the marathon in 3.14.xx.

Well done KR.

How did your friend do? 



Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 07:21

Westy - then you'll be glad to know I bought Warburtons yesterday   Well done getting in the early 9m. What head torch do you use? I use Alpkit Gamma, but it isn't very good for dark trails, so I've had to run my weekday runs along reasonably well-lit roads.

MK marathon 2016

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 07:16

Alternatively...run the MK marathon eyeballs out, and use the Ultra for a recovery run. 

The year I ran the MK marathon was very low on support. I kept seeing the same family who were motoring around the course to cheer on their family member. The expected en-route entertainment was missing too. 

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 06:56

Ramjet - I'm training by heart rate, so my efforts are consistent regardless of conditions. I can tell you that my pace was also a good thirty seconds off at times yesterday. You probably did more than enough in the conditions.

Rest day today. I'm one pound lighter than yesterday, which proves that crumpets are actually good diet food, probably.

Five Year Plan - help please

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 06:46

Good question Peter. I had hoped to run a parkrun to get a solid idea of where I'm at, but the groin strain prevented me from taking part. I'll just have to guesstimate a target nearer to the race based on training. I might try to fit in a time trial of my own next weekend, but it's not the same as racing.

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