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Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: Today at 16:08

Well done for the fast parkrunners!- I've only done it about 3 times, and I'm far too slow to trouble the front end of the pack!

Interesting views on the GA/ MP/ recovery paces- Ive checked in the book, and the HR zones do overlap, but they suggest that you start your run at the bottom end of the HR range, to allow for drift, so the start points are different, I guess.

My recent marathons have all been run quite slowly, and perhaps the correct answer is that my "proper" MP is faster than I thought, 'cos I've not actually pushed the pace properly in a marathon for about 3 years ( my excsue being that I'm usually using the marathons as a trainig run for an Ultra).

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: Today at 14:10

Good running with the backpack on, MG- certainly worth getting used to, it makes such a difference- I feel very odd now running without mine!

Joe- All I can say is good luck, hope you enjoy your week!

Hope you enjoyed your run NN.- Will you be doing a little shoe shopping if they suit you?

Lazy day for me today- it's such a nice day it seems a waste not to run, but I'm trying to avoid too rapid an increase in mileage, so I'd better behave if I'm going out with theguys tomorrow.


Newbie at ultra running

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 22:07

Most folk eat "real food" , although a few use gels.

I think the best thing is to go with real food to start with- think of what you'd like at the end of a marathon- that's the logical thing to be eating after about 20 miles, as far as I can see- I go for flapjacks and percy pigs ( or Clif bar and shotblocks/ honey stinger sweets) to start with, then add in crsips/ chocolate milk after about 20 miles.

Eventually you might need to revert to gels if you gut decides it's had enough, but usually you are going slowly enough to manage to eat properly.

Soem people eat the strangest things- cold pizza, pepperami, fish n chips, etc- you really need to try out a few things on a very long run, and see how it goes, but be aware that late in the race, anything can happen!

At most ultras there is either a drop bag system, and when people go through, they leave behing whatever was not needed from their drop bags on a table, which you can just grab stuff from- so if you have a sudden craving, you might find something that suits you on the table.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:37

Silly question time. Am I right in saying that General aerobic pace overlaps with MP? Both include the same HR ranges- GA is 62-75% HRR, MP is 73-84% HRR, so anything at 73-75% HRR is both!

I only figured this blindingly obvious fact out today whilst doing a GA run, and realising that I was doing MP, but within the planned HR for GA.


The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:21

Managed my first work commute run for ages- I wanted to go in late, and it's impossible to get parked after about 7:30 am, so I left the car 6 miles away, and ran to/ from work. Did the morning run as "general aerobic" as per P&D paces, and the evening as "recovery".

Feel OK now, hopnig to get a 16mile approx run in at the weeknd with a crowd of "ultra dafties" that I know. Gradually getting back to the level where a marathon on the first weekend in june might be possible.


Too much too soon?

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 23:18

How are you doing? Please lok at the advice folk here are giving you. It is typical to train hard for 4-6 weeks, then break down due to nijury. The ay to avoid this is to spend most of the first 6 weeks run/ walking, or just walking. You possibly have an advantge due to being fit in the pastm but thses early stages shoud be taken slow.

Hows it going?


Posted: 20/05/2015 at 22:57

Unless running is a specific trigger to your attacks, I would think that it's probably OK. If you've got any follow up appointments, perhaps check what they think ,but unless there is a specific association with exercise, I would think you are probably Ok, although worth carrying ID and an ICE ( In case of emergency) number on your moblie, in case you become unwell whilst out running,

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 22:43

Great to hear you are running pain free, BT!

Matt- take it easy, remember to takethe odd easy week, or you'll likely end up with niggles like the rest of us!

Well done on the PB Matt!

Planning to get out for about 14 miles this weekend- longest run since the Fling. MArathon coming up in a couple more weeks, Hoping to get my entry in for GO33 in  a couple of weeks, but nothing else major on the cards for this year as yet. ( just the 3 marathin and 2 ultras is all so far!)

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 19:37

That's helpful about the different types of "tempo/ threashold/ LT" runs.

Since I'm a 50 minute 10k runner ( well, I was last time I did one), I've never been sure how to figure out what pace I was expected to hold for an hour- this answers that question ( presuming that I'm currenty at 50min 10k pace ).

I have treid to use % WHR to work out my target paces, but the tready is too hot to be useful for figuring this out, and keeping a steady pace on hilly/ traffic- ridden outdoors runs is just too difficult, so it ends up being a very variable pace for these onesm in order ot try to avoid straying wildly out of the planned HR range.


The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 20:20

Which ultra you doing MG1?- mine have all been in scotland, I've done 9 ultras and still learning.

Well done all the racers.

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