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Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 11:36

Andy .... I ran 3 marathons in an 8 week period this spring with good results at all 3 .... the 3rd one was the quickest (and best conditions). I intentionally sacked half marathons from the plan that I would have usually done as they can take a lot out of you as I wanted to run well in the marathons.

I reckon you could go for it. If you don't get a PB in Manchester and you really want to go for it in Liverpool .... me personally, I would either sack Leeds or run it at long run / training run pace .... so you don't batter yourself too much for Liverpool.

If you run Manchester and you do get into London ... you won't be doing much in between, after London you'll need 10 day minimum recovery and then you can put together a "mini-plan" for Liverpool that includes some short hard tempo runs, an 18 and a 20 mile long run and a 10 day - 2 week taper.

If you don't get into London then you have an extra week for the mini plan ..... and if you want to really blast a half marathon in the spring maybe look for a fast one about 5-6 weeks before Manchester?


Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 16:37
Eggyh73 wrote (see)

Off to Tromso tomorrow for the Midnight Sun Marathon. Looking forward to catching up with a few regulars here.

Still not sure about the race plan. One part of me wants to make up for a poor run in Copenhagen. The other part of me thinks I've hardly trained since then after being ill so should just coast it. I'll make my mind up on the start line.

just go for it ..... Hollywood or bust

Sub 3

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 10:44

Padams there were 4 heathsiders in the 5k so you possibly lapped us all ... I was the slowest, our quickest guy was 18.00 dead (actually 17.59 but the gun always nicks a bit!)

Sub 3

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 09:43

Were you at the Vets last night Padams? was that you coming storming passed me again on the 5k? .... I think I shouted you some encouragement. Lets try to say hello next time at Hemel .... i'll be with all my Heathside posse.

Spikes probably was a good shout, the track was quite damp last night. It made for a not so impressive 19.27 in the 5k ... which I felt was kind of ok and ran solid pace considering my legs felt trashed from a tough 16 mile session on Sunday.

More enjoyable for me was the 1500 in the V40s heat, I was non scoring and our scorer quickly got in front and eased away for the win. I was locked in a little battle with 2 other guys and then I knew it was a "race" rather than a "time trial" .... I got into second and defended the place, (like wot they do on the telly) .... trying to gently squeeze the pace gradually to ease away from them. That seemed to be working although I could still hear them puffing away behind me. Once of the guys had a bit of support and they kept shouting to him to "sit on my shoulder" and "close up a bit". Anyway final lap, I felt ok and kept it steady and started to pump it a bit around the back bend, I could hear one of the guys coming hard and his supporters were yelling ..... we hit the straight and I was still solid but this guy came roaring alongside me .... he nudged in front for a bit and I remained solid - in my mind I was thinking he had used up his effort closing to me .... I made my move late .... 30 metres out .... passed him just before the line and finished about 3 tenths ahead according to the results. What a laugh - felt like a win.

oh yeah ...I did a "silly" -  at the start of the evening I put on a scoring bib in the 100 which was not a good idea ... in the v40 heat ... they all leapt out of the blocks and dropped me, as soon as I tried to react and properly bolt it (excuse the irony) I felt the hammy twinge or maybe it was the muscle in the back of my leg, but no way I was DNF'ing ..... suffice to say I couldn't close up and finished dead last in a time that I cannot print - ok 17 seconds (youch). Still managed to score points for the team and after the 5k the leg felt a bit better. Feels like rubbish today so I'm in for an easy week and also a cutback week on the mileage as per my "plan"..... although there is an SAL fixture on Saturday

LMH - superb run, amazing

New York 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 11:31
Slinky ..... hope the niggles abate .... do you have a good foam roller? I use The Grid ..... A.K.A OROD (Orange Roller of Doom) ..... i'm getting on that today and use it regularly throughout training.

New York 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 11:20
Shazmo ..... we'll be doing Saturday early evening dinner fuel up, and post race booze up on Sunday. Also opportunities for expo meet up if we are there at the same time .... plus the party really starts for me when I get to Heathrow early Friday so if anyone is on similar flight time then we can do airport brekkie and cab pool (or subway as a group) when we arrive NYC to head straight to the expo.

New York 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 11:04
How's everyone's training going? I've started to ramp up .... May was a 200 mile month and I did my first 20 last Sunday in the muggy warmth of central London. 38 miles so far this week and I'm feeling a little sore in the lower leg. Rest day today.

Worth pointing out that ramping up quickly can bring on injuries so it's important to know one's limitations. I've been increasing by 10% per week and will cut back by at least that every 4th or 5th.

Don't forget the deadline is coming (early July) to make your choice for pre race travel and post race poncho or bag drop. I'm on the 6.30am ferry and poncho.

NYC Marathon 2016 - solo traveller

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 10:55

Hi Shazmo. ... We have a little crew going (boys and girls) .... couple of my pals from RW .... and a couple of club mates, and fellow runners from my ever expanding running network! Drop into the thread above and contact through that. Quite a few of us a hotelling near the Ferry.

Sub 3

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 10:50

xpost ..... Padams nice going last night .... now rest up for that half

Sub 3

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 10:48

Happy Birthday Phil .... 9.27 is pretty handy for 3k .... unlucky for getting pipped by a silent assassin on the line!

DanA - 8.30 is a damn good pb to have for Comrades ... if you go back in search of a silver medal you'll have to get your Rocky Training music on .... with the right prep i'm sure you could give it a good go!  I think I would be over the moon to go sub9 .... be a good target for me ... something to challenge but still enjoy (hopefully) .... that's a couple of years away ... got to complete the WMMs first so I can get my hands on that monstrosity of a medal (Six Star Finisher Medal) .... i's growing on me

Bainsy ... nice race action the other night.

SC2 - yes with the old skids .... 6 hours kip becomes standard as well as running commuting .... its a delicate balance, to be a half decent father / husband / long distance runner

ES - hope the foot is not that thing you just said and just a bit of tiredness / ache that clears away with a couple of days rest.

38 miles wtd ... little 5k tempo in the park today  6.40mm ... first rest day in June tomorrow and then maybe 16-17 slow on Sunday. I've got the 5k at the Vets league at Allianz Park on Monday evening .... looking for an even paced 18.45 (track pb currently 18.53) .... treating it as a tempo / time trial ... hoping there's another runner taking part looking for the same c.6 minute miles. Actually I have a little soreness/overuse thing at the top of my foot ... ice and rest, tomorrow's rest day long overdue


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