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just lurking for a while....can you please explain what the P &D schedule is.............obviously not for me but my OH has made great strides the last couple of years and has now got a PB of 3:23 off no real schedule.....looking for something now to help him get the sub 3:15
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P&D - The Bible
ordered for christmas
Hi Seren Nos
Whilst waiting for your delivery, look here for a peak at the up to 70 mpw schedule
(I do love any excuse to paste this link)
Not sure why i am helping him because his abingdon time made him more than an hour faster than me....I now have to knock a few more minutes of my PB in spring to bring the difference under the hour
What time did you do at Abo SN?
Welcome Upsy Daisy and Seren.
A few inches of snow down here, I managed a slow recovery 4 miles after donning trail trainers. I reckon it's gonna freeze hard tonight so it might have to be tready for tomorrows planned long one.
Good luck to anyone managing to race this weekend
Top marks for anyone who got out today in the snow - particularly long runs.
Once the four hour horizontal blizzard had subsided it was 6.5 miles for me today in the snow. Really slippery. It felt like I was running on a glass treadmill with wet bars of soap on my feet. Still good fun and all of our Christmas cards are now delivered to our friends in town.
Jane - Of the three schedules I have tried (P&D, Hal Higdon and RW) P&D wins for me because of the mixture of structure and quality. I also added some of the tips I picked up from MacMillan for my long running to improve the quality and value of these sessions.
Barry - you're certainly hitting some nice form - just keep it simmering away and don't get injured in the snow/ice.
Ant - You have described an officious side to the Spanish that I really disliked when I lived there.
Keir..........we split the marathons.......I do a spring one and my OH does the autumn one...........I did 4:26 at Llanelli this year in a bit of a heat wave.........He didn't like his first marathon last year as it was London and suffered from the heat..so he then did Abingdon last year and this year and his time were much better.
He is much better than me at motivation an nothing will stop him getting his 5 runs a week in during training........
I can't seem to transfer my oither times to a marathon...I will see again at VLM in April
So Upsy will be following the Garmin ready 3:15 schedule?? Didn't they offer a Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS watch as part of the prize? Seems odd.
Very wise on the LSR front from B&B and Scoobs by getting them out of the way before the weekend. BarryB you seem to be simmering nicely.12 miles outside by FW. Did you have an adverse reaction to daylight? Or did you have to play some white noise on headphones to make up for the loss of the constant hum of the dreadmill?
Snow has hit sunny South Wales, 5 to 6 inches yesterday so ran home from work & played a game of race the commuter, but it was no contest as they crawled along nose to tail in the snow. Only 5 miles home but as I was out decided I might as well stay out and totalled 9miles in the end. 5m recovery this morning with a further 3 to 4 inches of white stuff made for a reasonable workout, was only 8:40mm but HR was in racing range. Not looking forward to attempting an LSR tomorrow.
Good luck with the race Ant.
welcome seren nos.
no run for me today thick blanket of snow everywhere!
got to go out tomorrow tho, need the long runs in...
Windy - was not sure if the watch comes with the training plan - it would have been great as I currently do not have a working watch - it needs to be fixed (Forerunner 205). Ever since I got the battery replaced a few months ago it started making some funny squealing noise and stopped working properly.
I will be doing Edinburgh too guys, assuming I get fully fixed and Moraghan agrees Having done The Extremely Hot One in 2009 (as opposed to The Hot One in 2010) I am a little concerned about the weather - I do NOT run well in heat.
But agree, I liked the course and had few organisational issues personally, although I know many did.
If not, it will be Abingdon in October I would think.
Seren Welcome to you and your OH
Zapo As a neutral I would suggest the Mersey Marathon 09.10.11
7 miles today, bit of a mix between steady and recovery with 8x100m strides towards the end. The strides were not pretty, but I will blame that on the snow/ice and yesterdays' LSR. I have officially classed it as a steady run, as it was too hard to be a sensible recovery.
It was actually nice today and really enjoyable crunching through the snow, which will be the main reason I started the run at steady rather than recovery. Whilst out I was asked by a group "why would you run in weather like this?" My answer "It's fun". Which is a good sign.
Ant Good luck in your race. Spanish officials are the best.
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Spanish officials are the best.
Pipes I'm just a whinge really but...
@ seren nos - thanks for asking about the p&d saves me having too!
i am going to stick with the rw 3h15 for paris as i used the rw 3h30 worked well for me but the p&d book is going on my list for santa that is for sure.