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Yes telly is rubbish.
curry and chips mmmmmmmmmmmmm. that's what I miss about not marathon training, cant run it off
Not had a chance to get on since Wednesday lots of reading back, only ran 7 miles recovery on Thursday and had a swim yesterday so have missed out 2 runs and thats just down to work but I should still finish this week at around 72/74 miles after todays run.
Looks like I started something with the nutella,mmmmmmm strange how some people can't eat peanuts but are ok with other types of nuts, I never knew that.
Paddy Larne half is 20th March and the Omagh half is 2nd April so 5 and 3 weeks out from London.
Chick it looks like all your training is going to plan and your getting some miles in, it's great to watch the HR drop for the same pace, or the pace rise for the same HR.
Terry welcome Tom is correct I did Barcelona a couple of years ago it's a great marathon and the start and finish is at the palace, regarding the medical certificate you didn't need one in the end and I was never asked to show it. Enyoy it's a great city just keep your hand on your wallet when doing the tourist thing.
AGF good luck for your race on Sunday.
USB hope the rest has done some good and the pain is a thing of the past.
Jason see your putting in the miles, looks like your over the fuel issue of the other day, not nice running on empty but it shows what the body needs and how quick it can recover once you have had something to eat.
Tom thats terrible that you should have had an appointment by now, is your Doc going to chase it up for you? I know your still doing some runs and swimming and yoga are you still in much pain?
Gobi nice hill work on the treadmill, smoooottthhhhh as a cashmere cod piece now we all know what you wear under your shorts to keep you warm in winter lol. Hope you enjoyed your ice cream.
Fiona are you on your second jar of nutella yet? hope the 20 mile run today was ok and you can get a 3rd jar started, nice running so far.
Jayc enjoy the Xmas pudding on Sunday .
MrSpoons Curry and Rice for me last night mmmmm
right time to head out the door and run up my hill back soon...
Pizza & wine with cheese & crackers for pudding for us last night (and we've still not finished the christmas cheese up).
Well done on everyone's training & good luck with this weekends races/long runs.
Mr Spoons wrote (see)
Why is it we all buy so much cheese at Christmas?
a VERY good question!
Good luck with the race Mr S and anyone else racing. A very wet and windy 6 for me this morning, similar to follow this evening
Mr Spoons & Jason,
I can answer that one because in my case Chris did the shopping & thought I'd eat more cheese than what I did. Left to me I would have just got some Stilton for him & 1 Boursin cheese for me!
That sounds good.
Good luck tomorrow Mr S and AGF
NP how do you remember what everyone has been doing? I second everything
First 20 mile for me in what seems a very long time. Very windy in places but just took it comfortably and turned out to be the best 20 training run I have ever done avg 8.53 and could have run more. Very happy indeed
Hope you can't peak after two weeks training but am really hopeful I will be ready for Brighton now
Thanks Zion. Good running today, no wonder your chuffed.
An 800M swim for me today so that I kepp off my legs.
Tomorrow = race, steak meal and Cinema ( Kings speech). A good day I hope...even in the forcasted rain...
No Pain - 4 and 2 weeks?. I might give one of them a go - i'll see how i feel closer to the date. Ballycotton was my last planned race.
16 miles covered this morning in the gales and rain - nice!
Well done on the 20, Zion sounds like thing are going well.
Enjoy the races tomorrow MrS and AGF, that sounds like a good apres race plan. Marathon this weekend G????????
Pilates/3M Treadmill/Row/powerplate session, after timing duties at Parkrun. No swim as the pool was too full
NP, yes still plodding on but it all depends on the day how far I can go, hence the treadmill, I can just stop when I need to without having to walk home.Don't think the Dr can speed things up, I've been at the mercy of the NHS for the last nine months so I am getting used to waiting,
I can sympathise with you as my dad needs a knee op (has a hole in the middle of his knee) and isn't sure if or when he'll be getting it as he's been downgraded from an urgent case. I believe he is appealing the decision.
Hey everyone ....
Not posted on here before but thought Id join the happy throng !!
I have my first Marathon on March 13th - 'The Duchy' in Cornwall.
I did the first of 2 loops as a training run today - 14 miles 8.20 pace .... very, very windy indeed taking us along the north and very exposed cliffs. My furthest distance so far is 16, I plan a 10 mile race next week but the week after will try to up to 17 miles.
I do spinning on Mondays, short fast run on Tuesdays, Club run (about 7 miles) on Wed Thursday is rest day ... Friday altenate is track for mile reps, speed session. Long runs can be sat or sun depending on if track is the friday or not.
26 miles is still daunting but hope the training will pay off .... I am diabetic (5 injections daily) too so if anyone has any practical tips please let me know !
At the moment my calves are the only thing which are suffering (but only lightly) any tips of rubbing out the tightness ? Strangely I thought mondays spinning may cause me grief but this seems to help which is a tad bizzare since it is working the same mucles in a short spurt.
Welcome Misty . Compression socks or compression tights are great.
Have been eating the nutella out of the jar. Had some before my run this morning on a bagel, a good healthy start to the day . Tom stay away, it's addictive!!
Thanks Gobi, kept today's run easy. Glad to see no MP til Feb!
Still in tights but only one long sleeved top under the Gore waterproof! Rain tipping down on my long run, misjudged distance 20.85 miles but felt great as running slowly.
jason 10 at MP! Sounds tough. Had chilli tonight too, no alcohol and 3 chocs. I have a real sweet tooth. When icing the Xmas cake I ate all the spare fondant icing on it's own. I blame the cold weather and dark nights!!
Don't watch much tv either Mr Spoons.
Fiona- not looking forward to it!
Mr S and AGF- good luck with the races
2x 6m recovery runs for me today- blowing a gale and raining both times
Just about to make a low fat chicken and lentil curry, washed down with a glass of red
But the "red" is cranberry and lime juice
Hi all ....
just indulging on glass of red (of the full fat alchohol variety !) and marmite on toast ....
Mr spoons, my body seems to have got used to 14 mile length runs I take an energy gel about 7 miles (high five) in to keep energy and glucose levels up which works on both accounts. No injections on way round thank goodness. I have a slice of wholemeal toast and then a bowl of porridge before a 14 mile length run which takes me through 2 hours ok .... no idea about 4 (hoping for sub 4 but realise as first marathon anything can happen).
I have left a message on my local sports therapy for a massage, but mainly as my back is hurting me at night (ok during the day tho) so I may get her to check out my calves while I am in there..... thanks
Total respect to you guys all training ... its hard work !!
My training pace is generally about 8.30 .. race pace for a short distance can be sub 8 (just !) .. improving very slowly on pace but concentrating mainly on distance, duration ....
I did Eden half in 2hours 2 seconds (how anoying !) and Indian queens half in 1.52 last year after only running for 4 months ....my training 13 is not 1.50 so I would hope race pace would be a tad quicker (but I know my race nerves get the better of me so maybe not too much faster).