Vicky Yello

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Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: Today at 07:50

Really enjoyed the "digging your potatoes up to see how they are growing" metaphor.

Thank you to advisors. Gave myself a kick last night that the race is still 12 weeks away so to chill out a bit and just dig in (and leave my potatoes alone).

Have been basing my paces on slightly faster than my current pbs. And that's a massively fair point re the half I did being at (small faster) than my target MP.

A lesson in focusing on the good stuff and not the bad. Thank you.

Pfitzinger Race Thread 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 15:10

Hey, sorry to jump in so late in the thread. Been keeping an eye on this thread and looking for some advice if poss.

Following P&D for the first time, the 18/55 plan starting the 2nd mesocycle this week (officially been on it for 8 weeks but have repeated some weeks due to holidays etc) and have two main thoughts atm ....

1) Struggling to do the long runs with the marathon pace parts. I've actually resorted to just doing my long runs at my easy pace in order to complete the distance as the times I've tried with MP in I've ended up crashing. Hopefully will add some MP action in again soon.

2) The lack of intervals so far I think has impacted my HM time and this is making me nervous. I can see they come in later on but a practice HM I did at the weekend was a whopping 7 mins slower than my PB.

I've done two marathons, PB 3:56:40 (april15) and many HM, PB 1:42:20 (feb15). Next marathon is Dublin (Oct15) for which I am targeting anything sub my PB, at this point I am looking for advise/reassurance from you more experienced P&D people.

Many thanks!

Talkback: Weightloss and running: the rules

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 12:44
tricialitt wrote (see)

Running is not a good way to lose weight until you get to a fairly high mileage perweek,.


Past couple of years I've realised the sad truth of this. Unless you have decent will power to not indulge your hunger so you eat sufficiently less that you are running off then the weight is still an issue ... and if you had this will power you wouldn't have a weight problem in the first place. So I'm basically going to keep upping the weekly mileage until I find a level I can't eat off. (at 40 mpw atm). And I'm addicted to running and races now anyway so weight isn't the only factor.

As always, different people different things though!

hamstring tendonitis

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 10:29

Not yet. Hamstrings were aching again yesterday but still think it's better than before.

hamstring tendonitis

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 15:42

May have found an easy win my side. It never occurred to me before this thread that the issue might be due to the compression of the hamstring on the chair, I just assumed it was due to the contraction due to having legs bent all the time. I've lowered my chair a bit so it's a little lower than the recommended level to create less pressure on the muscle and this seems to have improved the situation quite a bit for now ....! 

hamstring tendonitis

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 14:06

an particular exercise suggestions? Do lunges, squats, deadlifts atm.

hamstring tendonitis

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 10:37

I also massively struggle with this. I have a quick walk every hour or so but often have to stand at my desk to reduce the ache. Any further suggestions appreciated! Anything nutritional or further stretching that could help ... pain is mid to high hamstring.

Next training program

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 08:32

I've picked up Advanced Marathoning!

Next training program

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 20:34

I've just followed the RW ultimate sub 4mile training program and ran 3:57 relatively comfortably.

I've read that sticking to the same style of program doesn't lead to long term development and also the RW sub 3:45 seems very similar to the sub 4 so am looking to use a new program.

I enjoy variety in my runs (the previous program had speed/hills and threshold running every week) and am happy to do a peak milage of around 55 miles in a 16-20 week program.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks in advance.

Skiing as a cross training

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 11:42

Away for a few days skiing, trying to convince myself of the value of the cross training (for a spring marathon) as going to struggle to get any running time in and lost a week before xmas due to illness.

This week meant to do intervals (done), 7M easy, threshold (hoping to fit this in somewhere), 3M easy and a 10km race (will be able to do on sunday).

Can I somewhat 'guilt-free' miss the two easy sessions? I ski around 4 hours a day at an intermediate level.

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