2013 Marathon Thread



  • No PainNo Pain ✭✭✭

    Fiona cross post well done on your runn your spilts for mile 3-8 are spot on your MP you will be fine come next week image

  • Its not that I am too worried about the fitness, I just wont be happy running with a niggle, being able to run healthy and uninjured for the rest of the year is more important than the marathon to be honest...I just want it not to niggle and slow me down during the marathon...its getting better and I know it will be fine soon...GFA is sub 4 for me now..but I wouldn't really be happy with anything over 3.50...oh pooh I dont know..image

  • No PainNo Pain ✭✭✭

    NN you will be fineimage

  • http://running.competitor.com/2012/08/training/cant-run-you-can-still-train_9183/4


    Been trawling to see just how effective spinning is, its a new session only just introduced at our gym and proving very poplular...I have done 4 sessions in the last week..and not even getting saddle sore now,image I havent resorted to the padded seats soe girls have bought....

  • jason djason d ✭✭✭
    NN- sure you will be fine image

    As a taster of what's in store, I've found a video of myself in FIFTH place in VLM 2012! Lol! Ok, it was from the green start and didn't last long!

  • jason djason d ✭✭✭
    Or was it 4th? image
  • No PainNo Pain ✭✭✭
    Nice video Jason.
  • Checked into hotel which is about 100 years from the start and finish

    Iine image , been to expo, number collected just need to go and eat some carbs and top fluid levels up image
  • jason djason d ✭✭✭
    MG1- best of luck, mate! image
  • jason djason d ✭✭✭
    I hope you meant 100 yards! Lol!
  • Fiona CFiona C ✭✭✭

    Sounds like a great choice of hotel MG1. Oh just noticed the years! image I guess that depends on the pace you run at!

    Well controlled parkrun NP.

    NN you will run well. Now it is down to confidence and trusting the training.image


  • TeknikTeknik ✭✭✭

    Stuart / Stewart / Mace / MG early night tonight and good luck!!  image

    HM hope you got out there today

    NP only 18 more work days! imageWell done on the speed session

    Jason nice recovery yesterday, and well done on the leisurely 8.71m today. imageGreat vid!!

    Fiona more rolling and stretching. Healing vibes to the hammy.

    mace I got the app..I will be stalking youimage

    NN I'm sure all those gym classes, especially the spinning, will have kept you at a high level of fitness.


    Long run of 20.35m today - few miles before and after, plus the Hackney Half marathon.  Unexpectedly a club-mate turned up, and I paced her round just inside 1:45, a PB for her after a disappointing run on our local half.  The bad side was my HR exploded in miles 12 and 13.  I'm hoping I'm just a bit under the weather - yesterday's recovery run was also a bit high in HR terms.

  • jason djason d ✭✭✭
    Hey, Tek - top of the pile! image Perhaps you just need a rest, mate....
  • Tek well done on your 20 earlier

    NN keep the faith, your crossing training will surely keep you ticking over

    Yes the hotel is only 100 yards from the startimage

  • Lovely weather this morning and longest swim so far this year (1/3 mile). Water temperature is now creeping up (6.5C) and didn't feel bad at all with the sun on your back. Followed by 10 mile coastal trail run in the sun.
    However headwind picking up on way back and due to increase through the day bringing rain
    Hope all the racers get a good night SM6 StewartC  mace  MG1 ?Mabel40  
  • No PainNo Pain ✭✭✭

    OH thats hard swimming and running sir.

    MG1 good nights rest and go for it tomorrow mate.

    Teknik thats another 20 banked your still well on for a massive PB.

    NN GFA no problem image

    Fiona hpe you have warmed upimage

  • Just in hotel in FW, found 3 fellow falkirk parkrunners in the high st. They must be following me ! Leg still not fantastic, but it should survive

    Gonna have a bath, food then watch the golf in bed.

    Good luck to Stewart, MG and mace tomorrow! image
  • StewartCStewartC ✭✭✭
    Just about to go to bed, thanks for all the good wishes and for all the advice over the past few months, good luck MG, Stuart, Mace and anyone else training or racing tomorrow
  • Fiona CFiona C ✭✭✭

    Nice 20+ miler Teknik and nice of you to help your club mate to a PB.

    Hope you get a good sleep Stuart and that the bath was nice and warm! I had one of NP's cold baths earlier and it almost killed me!! image Warmed up now thanks NP image Just back from visiting the folks so off to roll and stetch a bit more but I must say the leg went numb in the bath and have not felt it since! image

    OH do you wear a wetsuit? Considered wearing my shortie in the bath but that would defeat the purpose!!


  • Fiona CFiona C ✭✭✭

    Cross post Stewart, hope you sleep! I never do the night before a marathon!


  • macemace ✭✭✭
    Another great long run Tek you've really been banging them in.

    Thanks for the good luck wishes all. Had a decent nights kip of around 8 hours just the one loo visit at 4am but got back to sleep in half hour or so.

    Will get a bit of toast and honey down now and then I'll be doing a long run in a bit with as much as possible at MP image

    Good luck racers image
  • No PainNo Pain ✭✭✭
    Go get that PB Mace image
  • Good luck mace! Nice sleep, I managed less than 3 hours...
  • Tek,

    I did.  i'm still a coughing a bit so plan on taking things easy until the cough has gone.


    Hope everyone's runs go to plan.

  • Average nights sleep, Toast and jam done get a bit fluid in now, time to go and run for a while, good luck to all racers today image
  • Fiona CFiona C ✭✭✭

    Good luck all image Payback time for all that training in snow and the cold!


  • GO guys GO

    (and wrap up well SM6 and StewartC @Lochaber)
  • jason djason d ✭✭✭

    Just wait for the reports now then.....image

    I have delayed my run today due to howling gales and torrential rain.... forecast is for it to be better this afternoonimage

  • TeknikTeknik ✭✭✭

    Sunny 14C here.  Just back from a 6.5m run with the club.

    Mace had a slightly slow first 10k, then picked up the pace to reach half way in 1:38:10image

  • jason djason d ✭✭✭
    Go Mace! image
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