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HADD Training Method

Posted: Yesterday at 22:28

+1 for the eaerly morining feeling much safer than late evening, although I suspect that it is just the minor nuisances that are around more in the evening, I won't run around here after dark , although I'm happy enough beofre it gets light in the winter months.


New to running

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 23:07

Yes- definately start out slow and gentle, or you'll injure yiurself- allow a days' rest between harder sessions.


fat and 40!!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 23:04

Possibly piriformis- look upsome stretches, and try rolling the sore bit on s faom roller or tennis ball.

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 23:02

Hope you recover well, booktrun- give yourself a few days after that - sounds like it was a bit rough- what temp was it?


Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:55

It sat you've beeen very erratic- have you been running at all? How many times per week? What is you longest weekly run in the last month?

You probably needed a bit of down time after 2 marathons over a 2 month stint, and even if you've only been gently "ticking over" you will have some residual base fitness.

I think it is easy enough to get marathon fit, but a few minutes off your time may bea push.

I suspect someone much more informative will be along soon, but they'll want more info about your running pedigree ( were these your first 2 marathons?), and your recent training- can you give more info? 

HADD Training Method

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:49

Thanks all, I think the heat really disagrees with me- today I went out in the rain, - just an hour or so, but much easier to keep it in the right HR zone, and the "beats per mile " has dropped right back donw again.

Think I need to just keep plugging away at it, I am also only in the 22-26 mpw zone at present, so need to build that, keeping it slow will hopefully allow me to do that, which is surely the key to building the LSR distances- I usually end up with a very unblaances week- trying to do longer LSR's when my total weekly mileage is rarely over 30 mpw.

Came in from my run and fell asleep on the sofa...............I think lack of sleep is not helping.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 15:29

Did think of going yo watch the marathon "in person" but settled for the tv in the end- it seems ridiculous that someone falls at  a drinks station in every major marathon- surely this needs re- thought in some way- spread them our futher, or on both sides of theroad, or something,

Am now watching the 100 m heats

HADD Training Method

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 22:11

Ughh- struggling here..............I'm in Glasgow, so it's tropical for me, but not as hot as "down south". The usual routes are clogged with Games stuff, and I don't seem to be able to run much without the HR going over 142- which is crap, really. I feel like Im' getting no sleep with the hot weather.

I haven't done an run of over 12 miles in a month, and I feel knackered- trouble is I've an ultra (42 miles) in about 2 months. I know I'll get there in the end, butI'm just frustrated.

This is basically what happens to me every mid-summer, after the first 1 or 2 marathons/ ultras of the year, and I don't know whether it's over- reaching, or laziness, so I'm not sure whther to MTFU, or rest.


Posted: 26/07/2014 at 21:51

The only guaranteed thing in'd like it happen after you've "had a good innings", but ( being a doctor) it is obvious that shit happens to good people, and that it can happen to anyone, anytime, without any warning.

As booktrunk says- live for now. It may wall be all there is.

Are you really a runner...

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 21:28

Well.................I'm rated as "least suited to shooting"- which is odd as I have 2 comonwealth games medals in .........................shooting!. It wants me to be a cyclist.

Not impressed

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