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P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 17:41

Well done BR!!


Posted: 24/07/2016 at 17:25

If you can find a good group of folk to run with, so that there is a social aspect, it might motivate you- is there a local group you can join- not necessarily a formal club?

Trail running is also worth a try, if pounding the pavements has lost it's attraction.

Anxious running first 1/2 Marathon

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 16:12

I habitually sip little and often whilst running- about 1 sip per km, more if very hot. If there is electroylte drink ( as long as it's not lucozade sport) I woudl think of using it on a hot half if you're going to be more than 2 hours.

As far as finishing goes- do you have results from last year? What is th etime limit for your race? How long did ut take you to do the 9miles? - if you have to run/ walk the rest, will you make it?

And finally- do not fear coming last- I did it once, and got a hero's reception when I got to the end ( perhaps because they could finally get away, but whatever!)

What do you eat during Ultra?

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 16:00

Tailwind, plus crisps, clif bars, ginger beer, and percy pigs. On a long ultra I might also add more substantial savouries like mini pork pies, cheese, and those baby food things ( preferably cheesy pasta- type, or apple, avoid anything with cauliflower, it repeats on you!).


What is the one thing above all you think / worry about in relation to running?

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 15:37

3. Done a  couple of 53-56- mile races, thinknig of a 70 or 90 miler in the next couple of years.

Help! Minor sprain 3 weeks before marathon

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 15:18

If you have got a few 18 and 20 milers in the can already, and if your ankle needs to recover a bit, you'd be better to do the 13 miler next week, I think , after spending the week doing some mobility and strengthening work on the ankle.

.............get that ankle elevated and iced up for th enext 24-48 hours, to reduce the damage.

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 14:26

Back from a shortened version of the planned first weekend's run in the P&D 6 weeks multiple marathon plan- was suppposed to do 8 miles GA- actually did 8 KM GA, but all good- happy to take it easy.

IS there are tracker for BR's race? - would be good to watch ( whilst simultaneously watching th eF1, and then the TdF last stage).- Aha! found it- he's running at great pace for the marathon at the end of an ironman- hope he keeps it up!

Great stuff, all.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 13:55

Back from my first outdoors run since the ultra last weekend- just 5 miles on tarmac- the cycle path near my house - slightly drizzly and sticky- at least not too hot! LEgs feel heavy, but no major niggles - I need to do a bit more at slow paces, to get back into it, before I hit any faster paces to get ready for the marathon.

After my disappointing time at the Arran marathon, this (clyde) marathon is going to be another attempt at a decent ( sub- 4:30) time. If I can't do that, I may give up on marathons altogether, other than as trainig runs for ultras, which are much more enjoyable anyway.

I don't know whather I will ever try reveting to shorter / faster distances- probably not- that gets much more difficult as you get older.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 17:00

Well done OH, and SM6 on good times today. Wonder how the 24hr race is going- I've never tried one- would be interesting................Hmm.

Still taking it easy after the 40miler last weekend, and a heavy week at work, but have managed a couple of gentle recovery runs on the tready, and did  spinning and core session today. Hopefully get out for a proper medium long run tomorrow if it's not too hot, etc.

Road ultra recommendations?

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 23:29

Glasgow to Edinburgh-all on canal tow path, only 1 hill, you cannot get lost. Great as long as you like canals! A little bit is on path, rather than tarmac, but I suspect it would be OK for you. Almost exactly a double marathon.

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