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Boston Marathon 2016 Registration

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 05:39

Good for you Nicole ..... you are a Boston Qualifier and you're not letting the cut off stand in the way of your plans. You'll have a great time over there. The locals make you feel very welcome. It's a great vibe at marathon weekend.

Good call for training on those hills, especially the downhills. Despite running my best ever run this year, I was hurting after about an hour. My quads were trashed. I have to say Boston could be considered a fast course but also quite challenging. I've never felt so sore after a race in the first 24 hours.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 00:34
Nice one Kenny!

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 22:52
Welcome Kenny. Hop on aboard the awesome Paris express. Don't delay it will sell out soon. Don't think twice just do it. It's awesome big city marathon and there's pb opportunity. Btw nice 3.07 at Berlin, clearly you'll beat that with a clean run closing in on a sub3 surely. Make sure you put yourself in the red pen.

List Fairy please put me in for London Baby!

Boston Marathon 2016 Registration

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 17:21
Ha ha Elizabeth.... you must be crawling up the walls! You HAVE to get in!

Phil two words. Boston Redsox. .... Friday night (if u can stay awake) I was shattered by 10pm. They went on sale on New years Day ......

Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 13:42

Kenno, 18 this weekend and 13 next weekend. That's at the top end of something I might do before a marathon .... more like 15/16 and 11/12. I understand you need to get another longy in this weekend for confidence .... and it will probably help, just be mindful with the 2 week taper, there isn't much space for heavy mileage and rest, you need to make sure your muscles are healed and ready to blast it in the Dam. I'll be doing around 43 miles this week and about 33 miles next week .... Marathon week i'll do 12 plus the actual race. Sensible to take Oxford slow. You'll give yourself the best possible chance of having an enjoyable Amsterdam and producing a result close to what you are hoping for.

23 last Sunday, 16 Tuesday (inc a track session with the club), 5.5 recovery run yesterday and 15 (final long run) this morning before work. My legs are cursing.

Nearly there Peeps!

Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 10:54


Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 10:20

Kenno .... like they all say, the time goal doesn't really matter, because it's your first marathon, so you'll get a PB. If you are going to run Oxford, just jog it. I know you are capable of a fast half marathon, but the weekend before a marathon is not the time to be running a long hard race. You will suffer muscle damage that won't be properly healed in time for Amsters. What's the point in risking it?

For me finish time is not the most important thing in the marathon. It's a bi-product of your training. The most important thing in the marathon for me is to have a positive experience. Cause if you get de-moralised its a long old slog of misery and pain. I've experienced those kind of marathons.

With your running background and current fitness, it wouldn't be unreasonable to target the sub4 in the Dam, but use it as a guide to pace yourself to, and just enjoy the race. In Oxford, if you know anyone who is targeting a PB)like a sub2 then why don't you offer to pace them?. That'd be fairly easy paced for you and you'll have no soreness the following day. It'll be a helpful workout/long run as part of your taper.


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Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:37
Kenno ..... my advice would be ... don't even show up to Oxford. Just have a 10-12 miler snail pace run near home. It'd be too tempting to welly it at Oxford and the fatigue will still be in your legs in the Dam.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 06:38
I'm well jell Danni! Would love to run those races with you.

List Fairy, you better put me down for the Tokyo Marathon. My number came up and it seemed rude not to.

8x800s last night and various other running yesterday.

Boston Marathon 2016 Registration

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 15:25

Nice one Phil! IN THERE!

Good Luck everyone, it's such an awesome race / atmosphere.

Here's the entry stats from last year:

we're rooting for you 1T


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