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The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 21:31

Feeling good today, which is just as well, as I ended up spending the whole day in theatre operating.........perhaps not the ideal recovery!

I've bought a Fenix3- good job too, as my battery in my old Garmin died after 4hr15mins- so now unless I run a decent marathon time, I won't get to the end!

I am trying to figure out how it works, but of course I'm not going to be running much this week, until I'm back to it.

I'll use the P&D recovery schedule, which allows me to do a short recovery run on wednesday. Legs aren't at all bad today, so I expect that will be fine.

Fenix 3

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 22:48

Just gazing lovingly at it will produce  a sure - fire PB in your next race!

 

Fenix 3

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 21:17

I mostly want to download my runs to Fetch, and I suspect I ca get it to do that a bit quicker than the current arrangement.

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 20:19

So- race report:

It was obvious as soon as we drove up the hill to the start point ( at the bottom of the gondola at Aonach Mor ski area) that the last part of the race would be a pretty horrible up hill.

400 or so of us gathered in the ski centre carpark, where they were handing out free midgie repelant. We were then told to line up under the trees for th estart- I decided that this would just mean I would get eaten alive , as the midgies were out under the trees.

I jumped into the group as they set off. We started off on good wide track, in ideal temperatures- not too sunny, No rain all day.

There was a short bit of narrow muddy trail, with the odd puddle/ stream to jump over.

We ran past the Commando memorial, and down to the Caledonian canal- good ash trail, although a tiny bit boring. Down the neptunes staircase- serise of locks on the canal.

After this we went a few miles on pavement, and my calf muscles began to tighten up- I was reduced to run/ walk and eating a packet of crisps, which eventually seemed to solve the calf issue- by this time we were heading towards the final uphill for the last 4 miles of hilly trail- I passed a few people, and then the 26 mile marker appeared- you'd think all your troubles are over, but this last couple of hundred yards were on a very "undulating" mountain bike trail.

Finally across the line- 4:53 approx. About mid-pack, I think ( I was 199th!).

So- almost exactly 1 hr slower than my PB- I am a bit disappointed to with the problems with my calves, but happy that I finished strongly once I got more salt in.

ONwards and upwards- Would recommend this to anyone who needs a tough trail marathon to train for a hilly ultra, but it's not a PB course!

Only 1 runner went sub- 3.

I was 9th F50. Not sure I've often placed in the top 10 of anything!

Fort William Marathon 2015

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 20:17

Another one to say thanks for organising  a great race- tough, but fun. The whisky in the  goody bag might not last long!

 

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 20:12

So- race report:

It was obvious as soon as we drove up the hill to the start point ( at the bottom of the gondola at Aonach Mor ski area) that the last part of the race would be a pretty horrible up hill.

400 or so of us gathered in the ski centre carpark, where they were handing out free midgie repelant. We were then told to line up under the trees for th estart- I decided that this would just mean I would get eaten alive , as the midgies were out under the trees.

I jumped into the group as they set off. We started off on good wide track, in ideal temperatures- not too sunny, No rain all day.

There was a short bit of narrow muddy trail, with the odd puddle/ stream to jump over.

We ran past the Commando memorial, and down to the Caledonian canal- good ash trail, although a tiny bit boring. Down the neptunes staircase- serise of locks on the canal.

After this we went a few miles on pavement, and my calf muscles began to tighten up- I was reduced to run/ walk and eating a packet of crisps, which eventually seemed to solve the calf issue- by this time we were heading towards the final uphill for the last 4 miles of hilly trail- I passed a few people, and then the 26 mile marker appeared- you'd think all your troubles are over, but this last couple of hundred yards were on a very "undulating" mountain bike trail.

Finally across the line- 4:53 approx. About mid-pack, I think ( I was 199th!).

So- almost exactly 1 hr slower than my PB- I am a bit disappointed to with the problems with my calves, but happy that I finished strongly once I got more salt in.

ONwards and upwards- Would recommend this to anyone who needs a tough trail marathon to train for a hilly ultra, but it's not a PB course!

Only 1 runner went sub- 3.

I was 9th F50. Not sure I've often placed in the top 10 of anything!

Fenix 3

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 15:27

Just ordered mine. Does it use the ant+ stick to download runs to your PC, or does it go by USB port or wifi?

Sorry- just being dense.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 14:18

Know the feeling about mis- counting weeks to go- there's just something confusing about the schedules- why does it say "1 week to go" when theres actually 2 at the start of the week?- it means that a 12 week schedile has no "12 weeks to go" week. Odd.

Well done on the parkrun volunteering Millsy, "enjoy" the run tomorrow chicksta.

 

I have 26.2 miles with 26.2 @MP tomorrow!- fort william marathon. Don't feel up for it at all ( slightly queasy guts today).

Will see how it goes- it'll be slow beacuse of the traily hillyness anyway, so no great pressure for a specific time.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 22:43

One of the problems with the 12 week plan is that there isn't much before the 16mi w 10 mi at MP-it's in wk 3, so you've not gained much fitness by then.............not looking forwards to that!

I don't need to worry about that for a week or 4, as I've my race this weekend, then 2 weeks reovery before I start all over again.

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 16:36

Thanks guys- the usual crappy night on call at work last night, but feet up on sofa with  a beer now- nothing else I can do to get ready for the rce at this stage, other than find my supply of midge repellant, and remember to pack my shoes! Taking clothing for every season- all of which are forecast to happen simultaneously during the race.

Welcome Clive- most important thing is ti build up mileage slowly- both in terms of LSR, and total mileage- depends how you cope with this, whether you can manage a marathon ( and th enecessary training) without breaking.- Took me a few years, but I'm not a natural athelete!

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