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Fort William Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 19:59

Thanks Chris- that's helpful to know-......It looks like there are a few 7% hills, but nothing steeper than that, so if it's not too rough underfoot, I'm hoping it's reasonably runnable.

Looking forwards to it!


Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 16:29

I seem totally incapable of getting  a decent length LSR in , this week- I was out for 2.5 hours today, but only did 10 miles, as it was on tough  hilly trails, much of which was unrunnable( fields with no visible path, just cow hoof -sized potholes to fall into ) managed not to damage myself, It's a bit difficult to figure out where best to run, as I'm away on holiday at the moment.

I suspect the "time on feet"/ energy expended weren't that far off the intended levels, but annoting not to get the planned 15miles in.

Will try again later in the week, as I did eventually find a more substantial track to run on, but by then I needed to get back for the F1/ TdF on TV.

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: Yesterday at 15:19

3weeks to my next marathon: Managed to run for 2.5 hours today- trails/ fields- no visible path at some points, hilly. I only covered about 10 miles, but good trail training, even if there was a lot of walking.

I don't have clear concept of what sort of terrain I'm running on for my next race- the profile has a couple of short sections at 7%- I've no idea how steep that is- I'm assuming it's probably runnable, but I amy be wrong, -a lot depands on the underfoot conditions, I guess. It's the first running of this race, so although there are photos of the course on the website, I can't really figure it out. idea of pacing- other than by looking at my HR stats from my last hilly marathon ( a road one, though), and try to do something similar?


The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 23:51

Good luck for next week, MG1- hope it cools for you- there's a long ultra this weekend in scotland (great glen)- I'm worried abour casualties if it isn't cooler- the trick I used at Clyde stride 2-3 yr ago ( the 30+ degree day, where a bunch of army guys died of heat- related problems in Wales) worked well- put a water bottle in the freezer for each drop bag, and wrap in bubble wrap/ foil before you leave in your bag- it kept frozen for about 4-5 hours, and kept all my other drop bag food from being "cooked" later in the race.

If you can get a supply of ice cubes to put in your water bottle/ reservoir, and also get ice/ cold water onto a buff and cool youself with it regualrly, it seems to help!


Having said all that.......I dropped out of that race at about 30 miles- ish ( 42 mile race) due to heat related issues. Horrible.

Wearing race T Shirts...

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 20:48

Surely race t shirts are for running in, if technical, and for keeping warm at the start of the next race as a throw- away top if not?

The only "finishers trophy" I've ever worn to work is open- toes sandals to accomodate the big dressings on my poor ex-toenail beds!- Oh- and a big raw weeping sore on my neck from wetsuit chaffing after my one and only triathlon.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 20:43

I'm struggling to get any proper long runs this week with the heat, so it's been intervals, 1x GA run, 1x recovery run, 1x hilly- all just about  6miles- not really far enough to be much use for marathon training. I need to try to get a 15miler in tomorrow or sunday, but will need it to get cooler, or I'll struggle with that.

Must be much worse for everyone down south- don't know how you manage!

Talkback: Weightloss and running: the rules

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 19:30

Oddly, since doing much more trail work this year, I'v edropped half a stone, but prior to that, my weight stayed utterly unchanged through about a dozen marathons, but then perhaps I would weigh much more if I didn't!.


Scottish Runners

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 19:25

Welcome POLR- It's not usuallly this quiet on here- Have you got any races planned?

Just back from a rather warm 6miles up the local hills. Working up to my next marathon at the end of the month. Really could do with getting a decent long run in, but it's too hot to go out for much more than an hour.

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 19:19

Hilly 10k today in the sun! Put ice in the reservoir of my vest, which kept me cool. Haven't managed a longer run this week due to the heat, off next week until thursday- will try to get mileage in.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 13:58

Sounds like fun!- Somehow running on trails make everyone much friendlier! You don't seem to ge t that sort of banter in a big city road race, do you?

Well done on your best ever placing!

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