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Posted: Today at 11:03

TT is flying the training flag for the threa, good man.

90min turbo bagged here inc 2x20min and 2x10min efforts (careful efforts really though), time to play a bit of bike and swim catch up.

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Posted: Yesterday at 20:41

Dids - OS beat me to it, you do look in trouble next to teh fella on the phone !

Padams - 18M Saturday, Tues and Thurs should see you right.

JH1 - sprint Tri ! wow, not sure I could sprint at anything at the mo, its been all diesel work. I think I'll put the PX Grifter wheels on the Red steed for now, I need to get used to rining it or i'll end up in a ditch again at the Swashbuckler.

60min turbo and 2K swim for me today.


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Posted: 16/04/2014 at 23:01

Dids - I (now) have 7 marathons with less than 5 mins between the fastest and the slowest !

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Posted: 16/04/2014 at 22:59

JH1 - you had a lot of races in there too. Whats next on the fixture list ?

PP/JH1 - I was thinking that most folks on here that are run only are still putting in big miles or at least a lot of run frequency for the rest of the year, so maybe a 10 week marathon specific build up is about right giving 8 weeks of specific work and then a two week taper. I need to work out where to put the 2 weeks that has 3 long runs a week in it again (I'm keeping that in there), but maybe do that first and then do 6 weeks with some marathon specific work and then the taper.

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Posted: 16/04/2014 at 18:36

Running eye - I agree with the others, more flat runs. I do too many hilly long runs but at tleast they are tarmac, I never run off road.

Kevin - put the gadget on elapsed time, or get a stopwatch.

LS21 - I tought about attching my elastic to you, but needed to play it safe pace wise. Nice to see you run strongly.

TT - I like the less focussed build up, make sure you keep to a self imposed limit. I remember Marigold saying in one of his blogs this year that his fitness was down, but its not a bad thing to be unfit early on, I think there's too many folk sdoing too long a build up and burning out by race time. Save the fitness and losing weight until when its needed is the way to go I reckon.

Piman - get yourself a white cap and soak it at the water stations. I run in a cap all year round, and then take it off for extra cooling on VLM day.

60min bike and 2k in the lido today, I am at the going down stairs without holding the rail stage, but I think its foolish to run in the week after a marathon. 

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Posted: 15/04/2014 at 21:34

Pi man - I was only a few seconds ahead of you.

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Posted: 15/04/2014 at 20:40

CW - 3 pints of Speckled Hen is a lot for a man of your size !

Pi man - We drive 100M to Blackheath on VLM day. The results from Sunday show that you were just behind me for most of the Journey. I have an Abo munber but it will only be there to make me run more through the summer, I dont intend to use it  (again).

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Posted: 15/04/2014 at 20:07

Dids - yes, April 26th next year, so if I follow the same timescales as this year I start my game of catch up on March 25th !

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Posted: 15/04/2014 at 17:43

PMJ - dont be so hard on yourself, I dont do WAVAs, Pof10 or try to win Parkruns etc but you looked like you were heading for approx 2:50 shape and I bet that compares well versus your shorter distance times and would have been a highish ranking no doubt.................remember that there probably arnt many folks that can get a WAVA at marathon distance like they can at shorter distances, as we are all doing this as a hobby in our spare time, so dont get the time to do the miles the higher gradings would need................having said all of that, do what makes you happy. You seem to be a frustrated runner at times in marathon campaigns as I get the impression you would rather be racing more often and being competetive.

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Posted: 15/04/2014 at 17:37

The good bit about marathons is looking back and learning, we saw the usual mixed bag of results and you get teh feeling that the likes of Ode, dachs and Jh1 didnt get the return that their training deserved, other folks like bufo and Lev did, With others more middle of the road.
I think there is a shift on here towards the harder longer midwweks sessions rather than a simple MLR, the BAC sessions do this, Bufo was doing similar stuff.

CW - re the cramp, I think you need to looks at shoes if you had calf cramp, not more long runs. If you were to change anything I'd look at the BAC stuff, to break you out of your normal routine, not sure more long runs and more rest days would make you any quicker. I put a couple of strategies in place for my usual hammy cramps and it never appeared, but I did feel my calf wibble a couple of times, but I'm putting that down to going back to an old pair of shoes that had less cushioning in them (i've never had calf cramp before at VLM). I also never had the usual cramping after the race.

Legs are still a bit sore, no surprises there given the lack of mileage, but aerobiaclly I feel ok and swam some 400s at lunch as well as a bike commute. The cricket fixtures are in and it looks like i have some Sundays available to race, and I should be able to do the Swashbuckler in July so that becomes my next A race ! 

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