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P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 11:43

My last HM was awful too, I thought I was in good shape, flat course, weather ok, but I crashed and burned at mile 10. All the people I'd overtaken earlier in the race all came streaming passed me!

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 11:33

Bare foot run Ferg?

McF/HA77 that calc sounds interesting…I've got a HM coming up so hopefully it won't throw up any nasty surprises.

LT run done 6.40,6.29,6.26, 6.28, 6.26,6.31. best one so far but I did have to stop a couple of times to avoid colliding into people with buggies and dogs. 

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 23:14

Great pacing tales! Easy run for me tonight, I wasn't going to do it but saw all the good running that had been going on here and it made me haul my arse out the door.

I've only done two marathons and had never checked the splits before, think it's cos I was so annoyed with the result.

Nice 2013 1st half 1.36.54 2nd half 1.37.27. I'm really surprised there was so little difference as I felt like I was slowing down badly. My pacing was all over the place it ranged from 6.59 to 8.02 oddly the fastest mile was in the second half and slowest in the first.

Overdone it?

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 21:08

The Skye half is great, not flat though. Lit you'd have a good chance of winning it and getting a bottle of whisky.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 20:21

I don't do any DIY, I'm really not in favour of it at all much prefer to get someone in. I don't iron either!

At age 27 I had never set foot in a gym, started jogging in my early 30s and only started running/training seriously when I was in touching distance of 40. I wish I had done it in my 20s but I was more interested in going out and stuff. Oddly I was made to represent my school in the 100m sprint even though I skived off games most of the time and certainly didn't train, my teenage racing career was short.

Anaemia & supplements - advice needed please

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 21:21

Yes see a doctor. I thought I had low iron levels due to feeling exhausted, my running being crap and other things but it was something else entirely. 

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 16:43

Have fun in Italy tricialitt, don't know how you manage to run for so long on the treadmill.

Well done Mcf and SK.

19 miles for me, it was supposed to be 18 but I had to do an extra mile to reach the cake shop. I've actually to on weight since marathon training but my clothes feel the same - I've become denser! Really windy out there so I ran on a coastal path to get the added thrill of will I be hit by a wave or blown into the sea, it was pretty nice to get off the road for once and hit some trails. Had an altercation with a man driving a quad bike on a walking path, well I shouted abuse at him and ran away before he had time to react, it must've been the gel giving me a sugar rush. 

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 20:36

Happy Birthday Tom - you sure know how to treat yourself!

15W he looks mental. I saw a little dog like that barking like a lunatic at a cat that was walking calmly across a wall that edged the bike path. The cat didn't even flinch. Anyway that was the highlight of one particular long run.

Easy run this morning in the wind, glad I did it before work as now the rain has started too.

 

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 21:34

Brilliant summary Andrew!

McFlooze I try to get regular massages during marathon training as I think they stop me getting crippled - but I'm very inflexible even for a runner. Well done on that pacing, things seem to be really coming together.

Another vote for MLRs, nice and easy no tempo horrible paces to hit. (But my favourite sessions are VO2 max ones on the track.) as it was sunny for the first time, maybe ever, today I went slightly off programme and did easy 11 miles this morning - such deviation!

 

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 21:43

That calculator is brilliant, apparently I can stuff my face and lose weight 

Made a lemon polenta cake (which might be 500cals a slice) … don't think I'll be hitting race weight any time soon.   

Did a sort of LT run but the wind defeated me, I'm very impressed by the speedy splits posted by AG and Tom, it's a session I really struggle with.

 

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