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The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 12:13

Bit of a "bitty" week this week- having done last weekend's LSR on the friday , as I waas on call for the weekend, the oncall was then pretty bad, so since last friday, I've managed to do 2 recovery runs, one 11km steady, and one 8km with 4 km at HMP. I've got an outstanding long run to do this weekend,but am away in London, so it won't get done. Hate it when life gets in the way.

Next week I will have to decide whether to try to catch up by doing 2 LSR's within a few days of each other. Not sure.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 20:47

Did my 8 with 4 at HMP today ( km, rather than miles, but hey)- on treadmilll- which was mainly due to horrid weather this morinig, but also because it is easier to get the paces right on the tready. Fastest pace for a while, other than the strides, which don't really count. Makes an enjoyable change to the plodding, but tough!

Am now going to miss out on my LSR for this weekend, due to family stuff. Not sure whether I'll get a chance to make up for it at a later date, otherwise it will be the first missed run of the last 4 weeks. Annoying, but unavoidable , I suspect.


wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 22:11

BT, I'm sure that, we are better to stick within our limits, rather than crash and burn repetaedly, I think it is just best t o accept that other folk can do these miles, but that some of us need to keep to lower miles, snd deal with that, as higher mileage is unsustainable.

I think a 50 miler is possible on relatively low mileage ( been there- OK, completing, not competing), but 100-miler is a different beast, and perhps not for the likes of us. I don't imaging ever tolerating high mile age trainig, just getting over 30 miles per weeek would be a milestone!


wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 21:19

I'm following a marathon plan for my 33 miler in november, to be honedt, I can't even manage the weekly miles for the marathon plan, so there's no chance of doing more.

Somehow I've managed to do 3 x 50 milers off nothing more than 30 miles per weel trainig, so I will just keep trying, in the hope that if I can get the mileage up a bit, I will find it easier, andmove away from the cut- off times!

First 10k race in 4weeks and still only run 5k!

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 22:44

Yup-to the OP- try not to open separate threads asking the same thing. Hope you are looking at bith, for the variety if answers.

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:02

sm6- good 4.5 hours time on feet- can't do any harm, not a lot of help for the 10k race, but good if youre thinking of an ultra! Good luck at the Paisley 10k, must do it one day, but I'm away down south next weekend.

Tek- hope it's not too muggy down your way tomorrow- must be a real problem getting the long ones in in this weather.

Still on call, but at least today I've managed to get to the gym for a tready 5 miler, plus put my feet up and see some athleteics on TV. I think I may have another disturbed night, though.

Hoping to get off work at a reasonalbe time after the handover, and get 15 miles done, as next weekend will be a write off.

First 10k race in 4weeks and still only run 5k!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 17:51

If there's no way you can run the full distance, then you need to slow down, as Cougie says. If you absolutely can't do the distance without walking at some point ( which, I'm afraid , is likely to be the case still by race day), then you'd be better to plan to walk for a 30sec period or so at each km marker, then run again to the next one, rather than get totally knackered, and totally slow to a walk for the whole second half. Some people find planned run/ walk a  great help, others find it really doesn't help- try it and see.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 15:43

AWC- I've just been at the strides too- never sure if I'm doing them right, but this time, I've been doing them on the tready- so , as part of a GA run at 10.3 kph, I'm doing 100m at 13.3 kph. Who knows if that's correct, but it certainly breaks up the ploddage.

Chicksta- another 22 miler! You definately deserve your holiday, and some beer.

NE- dunno where you are, but we're having glorious sunshine here in Glasgow!

Just finished my first week of the 12 week marathon plan. ( with cheats built in), next week looks like a bit of a handful, given that I'm going to London on friday, and coming baack on the monday. Doubt I'll get the whole lot done before I go down, and I'm not sure that I will be allowed to disappear off for anything other than a very short run.

Subungal Haemotoma

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 20:08

File the nails down once they are recovered enough for it not to be horribly tender- keeping them very short, and well filed seems to be a big help, but you probably also need to go up a shoe size- unless your shoes are reallybig, and the problem is that the foot is scooting forwards and hitting off the toe end- this can be sorted with lacing techniques which use the extra holes to tighten the shoe around the heel.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 19:50

Yes- don't know why it has gone so quiet, hope you aren't off running for too long Elspeth- did they say how many weeks the brace is for?

Getting stuff done in the house is such a pain- we're about to do a major window replace job, which will be hellish.

Just back from 13 miles from milngavie along WHW- occaisional heavy showers, but mostly just very humid. Worknig this weekend, so not much running, except on treadmill.

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