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HADD Training Method

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 11:53

I have an odd thing going on- I seem to struggle to stay below 138 ( 70%), but can happily run at 142-145, which is still lower than my ILTHR, not sure why?

I have had a few very tiring weeks at work- sleep poor on nights on call, and disturbed sleep for other reasons ( too hot, etc).

I don't know whether it is because I'm not doing enough, or whther I need to rest.

I have only a few weeks until my ultra, so it is not a good time to drop down the mileage and rest, so I guess I'll have to try increasing the mileage and see whther it is kill or cure.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 11:26

kennyan- the marshalling at CS 40 is thin between chekpoints, but there are yellow CS40 arrows on  a fair number of relevant turn points. I think the most confusing bit us CP 1-2 , especially through the woods near Bothwell, and also closer to the end shortly after CP 3 , where youare beginnig to doubt your sanity, and are running on paths that aren't so easily marked.

Recc'ing is a good idea if you can. The instructions on the race website are pretty clear.

Drop bags- yes , they take them for you, They are loaded into 3 separate car boots at the start point, and taken along for you- you won't necessarly get them back at th end, though.

Checkpoints have water, but I don't remember whether there is anything else provided (except that, being a back marker,  Iwas being offered the bits and pieces that other runners had decided not to use!)

Legs VERY tired today, after hilly run on thurday, and 11 miles to collect car from work yesterday- think I will go out for a gentle flat trundle along the canal.

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 15:45

Interesting read- I think it is interesting that really that guy bailed out because of the fear of injury / stranding on wild terrain, rather than because of the amount of running needed.

Are you doing a lot of outdoors hill walking/ scrambling practice? Are you aconfident hill walker/ navigator?- This might be as important as being "running" fit.

.................Interesting! ( but not necesaarily in a good way)

Scottish Runners

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 11:33

Sorry I've been neglecting you all- tring to build up towards the CS40, - 3hrs recce run in the course last weeekend, and a couple of other 2 hr runs this week. Am going to try to regularly do the home- erskine bridge- loch humprey run between now and the fling, which has been my target race for several months now- CS40 and glen ogle are good races on the way to that, but as I've accidentally arranged to be on a transtlantic flight 2 days befor eCS 40, I suspect it will be a case of pure survival!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 17:08

Just been up running around bits of the road race in the pouring rain- was on duty covering Yorkhill, so after th eward round, I changed into runnig stuff, ran to Glasgow green exit, saw them come round on first lap, then ran back along the clyde , detoured round SECC,  up to yorkhill, then down to Kelvingrove- saw them go through on 2 different laps in 2 different partd of the park, then gave it up, drove home and watched the end of the race with a nice warm cuppa in my hand, in a warm dry house...................perfect way to get a couple of hours of "time on feet", and enjoy the atmosphere.

What will we all do withour time after tonight's closing ceremony? ...........suppose I could get back into running some decent mileage, as it's only about 8 weeks to the Clyde stride!

HADD Training Method

Posted: 28/07/2014 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? 

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