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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 22:37
agentpenguin wrote (see)

Faffage love it jimbob yep that applies to my 3 yr old sprog!! Interesting discussion on pacing going on re LSR


not looking forward to 5 am minus 5 temperatures brrrrr

Yo! AgentP! How's it going? I see you are at Reading this year. Make sure you catch up with us all. Yep regarding long runs, different strokes for different folks. I've a lot more easy mileage on the plan this year, and more miles. One thing I must remember to do is take my downhill training as seriously as my uphill training. Boston ain't no pancake ....

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 15:01

ooooooh Matron


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:57

that's the one ......  I can tell that I have passed on the word FAFFAGE into your vocabulary! maybe one day it'll turn up in the dictionary like other slang words have over the years and we'll remember where it began. Paris Baby!


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:38
RUN FOREST RUN2 wrote (see)

cheers The Jimbob have to admit your message has made me laff cheers.

If you've got little sproglets you know about the faffage. Every time you try to leave the house / leave for school on time, everything's a faff

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:20

RFR2 - Paris 2013 I went on my own and met all this lot and had a ball. 2014 I took the family, Kids were 7 and 4. While we were there my wife and I coined the phrase "faffage" - faffing about with the kids and trying to keep everyone sweet while you are getting psyched for a marathon. I'm not taking them to Boston or Amsterdam this year. So my advice would be, let hubby and the dustbins have a nice weekend at home and you go to Paris and have fun with all this crowd and Rock the marathon!

Peter Sting Wray - I also run the long run to Heart Rate. (and some other sessions)


Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:13

Well done TS. Yes, another week ticked off. 20 yesterday with Heathside. Last week was more about putting miles in. This week will be lower mileage with a couple of pacey sessions thrown in.

Any advice on how to train for the course would be appreciated. TS, we live in North London so I suppose a weekly blast down one of the big hills (like Highgate West Hill eg) would probably be a good plan to get those quads toughened up. Also when running up those hills, try to keep good form. Cheerful Dave mentioned the Hills back on page 1 of this thread. As long as they are alive with the sound of music i'll be happy.


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 12:51

Indeed you are a different animal from this time last year. I'm sure you could run a full-on marathon a week apart . My main point is that anyone running a long run should note the intensity. If the recovery is 3-4 days - they are probably going too hard and would jeopardise the following week's training. Also, someone building from scratch would not do a 20 miler straight off the bat. You build it .... so probably better to measure the long run with time on feet to start with  - 60 mins, 75 mins 90 mins etc rather than the pressure of trying to hit distances that you might not be ready for.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 11:45

I think as you get more experienced at running them, you can be bolder with pacing them. Paris 2013 I ran without fear but I played a percentage game and saved a few Scooby snacks in reserve. I probably had an extra few percent of effort stored just in case things got on top. As it was only my second marathon it felt right to save a bit.

In my most recent (7th) marathon and went for it and tried to pace it to my level/fitness.  Did pretty well although tired the last couple of miles and missed my target by a couple of minutes.

TD - we've talked about that line of being able to run the marathon getting the best possible performance, but not overcooking it. It's a fine line and experience at the distance will teach you how to do that. It's tough tho' - you can do everything right and then "on the day" comes into play.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 10:47

that is true- a lot of first timers go in thinking it'll be a one off and just get round (which is all you need to do on your first) - finishing the race will be a PB and a great achievement. With those stats, they could probably be alright to go for early 9s and fade to 10s with a little death march late on - that's on paper though.  We all know that the marathon can eat you up and spit you out, so a bit of caution on your first ever time at the distance is sensible. Marathon pace at 10 minute miling is pot on.  


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 10:03

For me the marathon is a race and I wouldn't be running my long runs at marathon pace. I will throw in a portion of marathon pace into one of my last long runs before tapering begins. The long run to me is a training session to build endurance and train the body to burn fat/store glycogen. It's not a rehearsal of the marathon. I'd knacker myself pretty quickly if I was doing marathon paced long runs every week.

Tim when you talk about softness of marathon pace, are you saying that some people would not run it as fast they are capable of? I don't think it matters whether you are a 3 hour or 4 hour runner, If you are talking about running within yourself, then yes I guess you could do marathon pace on every long run, and if when you come to run the marathon you could only run at long run pace, but who does that? surely (most) people try to do their best whatever their level.

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