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As discussed on previous threads, have started this one so we can organise two/three and sometimes four conversations into one discussion thread.
And thanks for following us over the past few months... Really appriciate it.
Hi Emmy: Feeling good now thanks. You? The medoc: not a chance, but off to a lodge type place for a holiday this year instead. Oh well, Brighton is on for next year instead.
I'm in to say hello. Big run this afternoon at 4pm as busy weekend on. Need to do 21 eeekkkkk getting twitchy........
All men are of the same mould, but some are mouldier than others.
Yea, gathering the gang again! 'Ello Sleepy
Good luck on the run tonight MCS.
short for Au Revoir i presume?
There's a time and place for grammar and spelling pedantry - this is not it! We know what you mean Bo so don't worry!
Go mcs Go! Happy daydreaming in the latter stages - hope you've got some goodies for your pocket?
I'm a happy bunny as I've just had a new kit delivery - mine's all in the wash and unlikely to dry in the rain but thanks to postie - Cinderella shall go to the parkrun! Yay!
Off to do my second treadmill sesh now - decided to split today into 2 to keep boredom at bay. I shall save my drenchings for tomorrow and Sunday by which point I will have dry kit (not that there's much point as it'll just get wet again LOL)
Happy Friday everyone ...
Hiya Bo Duke - that's a shame - next year? I'm doing well - completed London and now have a colleague trying to convince me to run Paris - would you recommend it?
How has your recovery been? Are you still out running?
Hello everyone, this is a great idea BD, I shall hang around here now if that's OK. I think the speling error is in keeping and glad it's there .
Scuba Trooper, yep I would recomend, the course is flat, apart fromt he dreaded under passes, of which there are 4 in quick succesion at about miles 16-17 (correct me if I'm wrong as I was lacking faculties by that stage), the wind made it trickier, however I ran a 10min PB so it suggests it's not slow.
Just completed my first hardish session since Paris 12 x 19sec strides followed by 500m at 5km pace...there is some pace left but it was tricky. Rain was fun felt like I was a duck at times especially as the wey has burst it's banks so running on the flood plain is out...is it treadmills now or are others braving the rain too?
Mange Tout, avec another thréad to follow. Zut allorz. Okay that's it for my feable french and I'm carp at typing!
Scuba -although I won't be doing it again (too many good memories to spoil it) I would recommend doing the Paris marathon. A great flat cousre and well supported (although not as much as VLM)
Off to bed now, mon dieu izst that the timé
Did you see this Em from the post-marathon article: (Recovery article)
Once your walk week is over, you’re ready to get back to your favourite sport, but prudence is the word (remember that it takes four weeks for your muscles to really return to normal). During the second, third and fourth week after the marathon, run only 30-60 per cent of your usual mileage, and avoid running over 10 miles at a time. It’s OK to carry out a couple of quality efforts a week, but they should be very moderate in length. Tempo runs – about three to four miles of running at a pace that is 25 seconds per mile faster than marathon speed – seem to work especially well. Above all, you probably shouldn’t throw yourself into a race again until at least four weeks have passed by.
Got a better start at this morning's parkrun and hung onto my 1st FV spot - yippee - quite pleased with that given that I'll not be far off 40 miles this week! Do any of you guys do parkruns regularly during marathon training? I doubt I'll be able to get there every week but am liking the concept of doing a couple of laps on a Saturday morning ...
Only 2 weeks to Cape Wrath for me - I've been thinking of my goals for the week. For those who don't know the week looks like this:
Monday - ½ marathon
Tuesday - 5.3 mile 'hill' run (more of a trail run tbh)
Wednesday - 10 miler
Thursday - 5k beach run (target zero game - predicting your time)
Friday - REST DAY
Saturday - relay marathon - I'm doing the 11 mile leg.
My initial thought is to give myself an overall pace goal (ie - complete 42½ at 9.00 mi/mi (GOLD) - 9.30 mi/mi (SILVER) and 10.00 mi/mi (BRONZE) remembering that all routes are quite exposed and definitely 'undulating' at best where not just outright hilly). The aim of the week is participation NOT competition and in my case - just surviving it - as it'll be the first time I've done all the long options for the first 3 days. Any thoughts - should I perhaps be thinking of aims per day in case one of them goes horribly wrong??? I can at least compare times for the latter 2 against previous years and hope I'll see some improvement on those.
Hope your tummy is feeling better mcs!
Hi Sleepy - i suggest you concentrate on setting your targets for the first day half only and this will have to account for the fact that you don't want to go all out cos of the rest of the week - you can then set day 2 target after day1 is over etc - seems that setting an overall target puts a lot of pressure on you - mind you, if you've done the whole week before then that's a bit different and an overall target would seem appropriate then - good luck with it.
Reckon you'll be entering the Brathay 10 in 10 days (marathons) in Windermere in a few years time !!!!!!
SB - Thank you that is perfect and now I don't feel guilty that I am being lazy!
I went out withmy running club last night for post marathon meal - there were about 40 of us mainly Brighton (nearby) and VLM and 1 Paris. Lovely evening, I had 2 glasses of wine mixed with copius amounts of fizzy water. Didn't feel squiffy at all. But couldn't sleep and have felt pretty rubbish all day.
Went to look at cars in the cold - so felt worse. Then decided a trot in the drizzle would be a good idea - by the time I got home absolutely soaking but felt so much brighter and even managed to cope with the warring OH and children! Managed 5 miles in 46 mins ... bit pacier than I probably should be but thoroughly enjoyed myself!
Just back from swimming with the boys so dinner and bed for them sharpish!
PS the music from the Asics video is 'Swwet disposition' by the Temper Trap - hadn't heard it before but now when I hear it it makes me think of Lee, Craig, Rosie and Colin and our shared times at Birmingham and in Paris. I would dearly like to rewind the clock to October last year and do the whole things again!
Missing Sam and her calming words lots!