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Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 21:46

ooh it's gone quiet on here .... 21 miles today and now I'm starting a 2 week taper for the Abingdon Marathon, let the taper madness ensue ....

Any others get into Boston and want to shout it out loud?

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Sub 3

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 21:39

Evening All - crazy September mileage you guys.

AL_P - insane 400 odd!

Selbs, nice long run - had a similar successful long run today - hows the calf/Achilles area this evening?, nothing fell off for me although I will probably feel it tomorrow, just over 21miles at 7.25 average which included some fast miles in the middle blasting round the outer Hyde Park Route. It was the Heathside club run, and me and another guy with marathons soon, wanted to open it up for a bit with some miles in the 6s. As with all those runs it involves climbing a steep hill with lots of miles in the legs (today from 17 miles Fitzjohns Ave - Heath Street - White Stone Pond).

That's it now, I'm into a 2 week taper of a short training plan. I've had a couple of 19 milers, and 3 x 20+. No interval training, but some ok steady runs with surges, plenty midweek 10 milers, commute doubles, 2 good halves, a good 10k and a good parkrun. It's been consistent mileage and running most days - but not high mileage - peaked in the 60s. We'll see. AL_P enquired into my Abingdon target a couple of weeks back. I'm not really targeting as such - working off the mindset that if I run smart i'll get an ok result. Go off fairly relaxed and then try to wind it up gradually if I feel steady. With a recent 1.25 half and 39.30 10k - and the miles in my legs I suppose I'm knocking on the door of 3 hours at best but I will not be gunning for a 2.59 at all costs! Getting a 3:0X:XX on the board would be nice. Need to run less then 3:05:37 to get a PB - that'd be nice.  

I will target the sub3 at my next marathon in the spring, planning to have a rest after Abo and then join the Tuesday track sessions with Heathside. Keep that mileage base on the gentle rise so that I can put in higher miles for the winter campaign, that might give me a more realistic chance of achieving it. Anyway - it's all very well talking the talk - got to put my money where my mouth is.

Nice 35 min10K CW

Would like to meet fellow threaders at Abingdon - say hello before you disappear into the distance

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 16:35

The bib list is looking good HIAHS. But can the good folk in the purple pen produce a purple pen selfie to rival the 2014 entry? How bout someone who was in it post it up?

Here's the Rouge entry from this year ....

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Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 21:04

Cara, sorry to hear you had a rough one, but on the positives, 1) you didn't quit, you toughed it out.  2) you got the bling  . 3) 4 mins short of PB over a half marathon is not far away, despite a tough year with training and intermittent injury niggles you've managed to hold on to some form. There's no better way to get the confidence back than get ready for Boston. You are there because you worked hard to get the BQ. You don't need to flog yourself over the next 6 months. Build it up gradually, formulate a good plan. Overseas marathons are exciting and we're going for the holy grail. 

TSM: sounds like a sensible plan after Munich. also sensible to adjust your target/expectation. don't pressure yourself too much with the watch. You have the luxury of a place in Boston next year so you don't have to be too concerned with the time goal. On the day you might feel great and run a stormer. I'm not worrying too much about a pb in Abingdon. Will go off easy and if it feels good will try to crank it for a while, see what happens, main thing is finish! then a couple of weeks off after as well! 

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 22:02

Bedders, nice one! that's a hell of a run you put in in Milan. Only scraping in by a few seconds, I think it's tough on the under40s Men. a 3:04 should get you in no sweat, but this year it wouldn't.Make sure we have a meet up over there. We'll organise a pasta type meetup for this thread nearer the time. Keep us updated on your progress, I know you made some thumping improvements in the last year. My 2014 has been good, but with lots of little injuries and having to scratch out little 20-30 second PBs here and there. Compared to my 2013 its been tougher but I cant really complain.

Managed a decent 20.5 mile run today and the aches n pains abated, so my 3 days rest seemed to help.

How did everyone else get this weekend?

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 10:01
Cara, good luck this weekend at Nottingham.

Wendy, you have a race right? Good luck.

I'm on day 3 of no running, resting my hurty leg. Tomorrow attempting to go long as planned, fingers crossed.

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 22:10
TS I'm flying out 11:15am on the Friday (BA / Heathrow). Not bringing the wife and kids on this one. I want to soak it up and make sure my body clock is on Boston time. Ouch on the injury btw

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 15:09

and the beer oh the beeeeerrrrrrrr (mmmmm)

Sub 3

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 09:49
selbs wrote (see)

actually - its only more like 2 weeks of high mileage - so the plans seems perfectly reasonable   and every time i write "high mileage" in relation to me on this thread i feel a total fraud.

Ha, yeah my planned "high mileage" of 60 odd miles has gone down the pan this week. With the DOMS from the weekend's half still in my legs, dropped today's planned 10 mile tempo run. Have managed 4 runs this week totalling 20 miles, at various paces but all erring on the side of Slow and Painful. I have a dicky lower calf/ankle/Achilles area. Taking 3 days off running and then will hopefully return on Sunday for some big miles over Burrator way / Dartmoor.

Good Luck this weekend Marathoners .... looking forward to hear how it all went

 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 09:09
Orbutt wrote (see)

Berlin 2013

here you go

Nothing quite like that finishing straight .....

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