The Jimbob


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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 10:09

having a good base of regular training / fitness, ticking over before you start a more structured cycle of training, geared towards a more specific goal is important. Build it up gradually and then there's less chance of injury. I've heard from many faster runners that the best way to improve the marathon goal time is higher mileage.

At the moment my training is neither structured nor "smarter" - it is what it is, and all i can do at the moment, but i've revaluated my goals for the year with the amount of niggles i've had so i'm grateful to just be there pounding the roads

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 09:29

my personal view is the LSR is needed although it's more about the time on feet than the distance. In a training plan you need a variation of easy runs, tempo runs, long runs, etc. shorter more runs won't improve your endurance like the long run does, they will improve your VO2 Max more than the long run. I like to do my long run at "natter" pace - which is where i am able to natter on to my co runner. If i'm not able to have a good long chat then i'm working too hard and then it becomes more of an aerobic workout which is not it's purpose. Running long (or medium long) intensly does train the body to be used to the target pace/mmaintaining the leg speed but one can also knacker oneself by over training.

This week my training plan contains more pacey and steady work and no LSR, last week it was more about the long run. I think we're all in a agreement that there is a lot of value with a good steady mid/long run once or preferably twice a week. It's been the bread and butter of my training for a long time.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:12
Eggyh73 wrote (see)

KS - I've played around with the idea of joining a running club for a while. To this point other than meeting up with the good people from here on occasion I've done every single training run by myself.

Eggy, ive joined London Heathside at the beginning of the year, mainly for company on the long runs. Yesterday i was out with them again, i wanted 20 - but the rest didn't want more than 19 (???) and by 14 we were all death marching a bit really - but it was the first longy for all of us in a while and that last 5 miles was good banter, and keeping each other going, taking the lead and pulling people along or getting pulled along. I did the last mile running with a 4 pint bottle of milk in one hand and a pack of crumpets in the other. Strongly reccomend the club runs, but not for all workouts - as everyone is at a different level, and if you train with someone else you need to be with someone at the same level otherwise you end up getting it wrong

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 09:34
E mmy wrote (see)
Running Rodent wrote (see)

Weedy - can you put me down for the Thames Meander on 1 Nov.

Another one doing the winter thames meander... hmm.... interesting. I could make it a double and do stevenage the next day but that would be 3 weekends of doubles....

you are closing in on the 100 ..... could be up in the 80s by the end of the year

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 18:00
Looks like Danni and RR are going back for more .....

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Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:20
Incredible finish by Shelley. Fantastic performance by Marigold, pb / top 10!

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Posted: 27/07/2014 at 07:46
Big shout out to Marigold. Run a pb mate. I'm in Scotland for a couple of CG events then taking the family on a wee tour. I'm out in the countryside at the Mo otherwise i'd have gone down to the marathon route to cheer. It'b be a faff dragging the kids all the Way in (see what I did there!)

Just nipping out for an hour round the country lines

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Posted: 15/07/2014 at 19:49
Berlin 28th Sept

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Budapest 12th Oct

SL

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Abingdon 19th Oct

The Jimbob


Amsterdam 19th Oct

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Frankfurt 26th Oct

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Joolska

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Posted: 09/07/2014 at 09:51

ON7/Selbs - it's a bummer but it's a good experience for me. Running on my lonesome and trying to maintain that sub40 pace when you are just running laps was tougher than I thought it could be. I put in a strong final lap and finish straight. If I had ran on for one more lap I think you'd have been looking at 1.15-1.17 at best so would still have missed the 40 by a few seconds. That's ok though cause I'm enjoying the journey .....

Dids: hope that ankle feels ok soon

TR: nice running and riding mate

Dachs: nice pb bashing

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Posted: 07/07/2014 at 22:31
CC2 - Speedy Goth wrote (see)

Padams - I thought much the same! Not entirely surprisingly she jumped a division best. She also ran the 4 x 400m relay. She really can do everything!

Comedy 10000m there Jimbob. I'll be sure to wear my garmin for mine in September to avoid similar.

Mmm yes I had my Garmin on and it had me well over 10k at the finish. Be sure to use the lap counting feature if your model has one.  My 110 is fairly basic, so while it does have a lapping option it's fiddly and not easily readable. I've heard the gps watches don't work so well on the track. A pace band, a good stop watch and a reliable way of keeping count of the laps would be my recommendation. This watch has served me well on road races and it's come very close distance wise, almost spot on in most of my races, but it let me down, as when I was on my last lap (or so I thought thanks to the lap counting people) with 200 metres to go I had already clocked 10k, so there was no doubt in my mind. Also, all the others who finished around me who all ran 9600 as well, all had over 10K on their garmins. With that and men with clip boards shouting the laps we didn't stand a chance! (Data below FYI)

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/529696904

lesson learned, don't rely on the garmin, or lap counters. Next time i will take a mate to keep count

 

 

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