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Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 06:57

Morning Boston Posse!

how is everyone getting on? Rested after races? Building base mileage? Written (or sorted out) your training plans? 

Ive not sorted out my plan yet so I better get my skates on. Been keeping the miles ticking over. Last week was an easier week in terms of intensity, but finished it off with a 20 miler on Saturday. Yesterday did a good 13.1 miles at tempo-ish pace.

i'm assuming everyone has received their Confirmation of Entry cards? Ive got mine, it contains my qualifying time, but I submitted my Abingdon time, which was an improvement, so I'm expecting another card at some point.

have peeps sorted out entry for their spring warm up races?

I'm at:

North London half Marathon 15/3

Reading half marathon 22/3

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 23:25

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 22:35

Can I play the Starwars name game as well .....?

Sub 3

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 22:18

cheers lads, blimey, stupid iPad predictive text rejects the word "discomfort" and replaces with "discount", but accepts the word "shitty" straight off the bat 

Sub 3

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 19:51

CW - hopefully just a little strain that is easily fixed by tea and cake I mean rest and ice etc - not really into vaulting myself. Ever since I saw the legend Bobby Pires vault the goalie's legs when scoring a great goal many years ago, he landed seemingly slightly awkwardly. Slow motion showed the movement in his knee was a bit of a wincy moment for the tv viewers. For Bobby however he didn't play again that season despite picking up player of the year, he wouldn't play for a whole year - he knackered his cruciate ligament and had to have major surgery.  When he came back from the injury he was a shadow of his former self.

13.1 miles in 1:37 / 148 h.r tempo-ish run around the streets and parks of North London this afternoon to celebrate my day of turning 42. I liked this run because I didn't have any feelings of discount. I didn't like the weather - cold wet and shitty

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 23:27

Orapid/heather , done Reading 6 times, great race. Always get blue car back tickets, closest to the M4 - see you then!

Sub 3

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 23:14

Running Eye. You already some decent pace in you to push closer to a 2.50 at London. A decent training campaign, with plenty of miles, Long runs and MLRs should see you right. 

Tick Tock / Wardi. my next marathon is Boston But I'm trying to get my base mileage up a bit before my plan kicks off. The target is Boston, I've halfs before in March but am not hell bent on running pbs at those. I'm writing my plan soon, my quality sessions will be Heathside track sessions, mid long tempo run and long run. Will be interested to hear you peeps' views on frequency of those sessions. Having had a week with all 3 of those in the same week, I felt it the week after. I don't want to knacker myself. Want to condition myself .... Anyhoo still early days.

nice rain running all you lot. I went for a slap up meal last night wines n chasers n all, had my first non running Sunday morning in ages. Took the family over to Primrose Bakery for tea n cake brekkie. Tea n Cake is the answer to a lot of my troubles. Glad I avoided the run, it was peeing down in North London all morning. Saw loads of dedicated runners braving the rain and getting soaked to their bones. Went out for a half hour blast, splashy run in Finchley this arvo. 

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Posted: 23/11/2014 at 08:22
Amazing run by Marigold and Marders. It looked like a tough one. Both those two have had great results this year.Honorable mention goes to EIlie Greenwood who won the ladies race to go with her Comrades win from earlier this year.

20 mile LSR yesterday. Having an easier week as legs felt a bit battered from last week. 8.10 per mile and a 135bpm average. This was what I set out to do so a perfect session and no soreness today. Will jog out a few recovery miles later today

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Posted: 21/11/2014 at 13:41

Good Luck today Marigold and Marders and the rest of Team GB & Ni in the world 100km! 'ave it large!


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Posted: 20/11/2014 at 15:00

Morning All. Nice running last weekend fellas and nice PB'ing Jools. On a hot streak!

Banksy - good effort in Valencia. Still respectable. You had a death march, there's no way back once you hit the march, you have to tough it out or stop - you toughed it out. Well done, I know a lot of people who would give their right arm for that time. Just goes to show you can do some great stuff in training but the marathon is such a bugger, so much comes down to on the day.

FG - I've heard of people on here converting a 1.26 half to a sub3 - they've since gone quicker at the half. . If you can run a 1.26 half you already have the leg speed to run a sub3 ..... it's more a case of doing the right training so you can maintain the pace for the whole distance. Lots of miles, long slow runs, mid-long tempo runs, interval training etc that's what I'm going to try to do anyway.

Likewise with Banksy - more than enough speed to run a sub3 - just need to put together the training - more long runs I reckon fella, and with a bit of luck on the day, smash it ....

I'm having an easier week, legs feel a bit trashed from last week track session and 17.5 mile run with the fast group at Heathside on Sunday, and various other bits and pieces of training I could pick up along the way. No track this week, will prob go long on Saturday and throw in a parkrun if the legs feel recovered

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