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  • 2:57:xx for me at Chester, really not what I was hoping for. Thought I had got on top of the back/hip issues that's plagued me for the last 18 months but I guess not.  Won't bore you with a full race report as it is a bit depressing. Basically went…
  • Thanks for the advice SQ, will check those places out. Good effort on the MLR too, your training is going great. Easy 5 last night with a couple of miles at around marathon effort. Feeling pretty tired from the lack of sleep on Monday night but leg…
  • SQ - I'm getting very mixed opinions about this hill at mile 24, probably best to go in naive and deal with it when i get there. We're looking for somewhere to go for dinner on Friday night if you have any recommendations?  We're staying near the ra…
  • JohnOz said: Who’s up next? *Gulp* That'll be me then.. Race number just arrived last night. Training has been consistent if a little unspectacular. No massive BAC or marathon sessions, just lots of easy/steady running. Feeling in good…
  • Congrats on the great marathon performances in Berlin Chicksta, DCT and Hazel. Looks like good times were had by all. Very nice improptu sub 3 in Sydney John, especially in windy conditions. Love the pic of you leading out the large pack, shame you…
  • Just adding myself to the list. Looks like it needs updated anyway. Pretty sure I saw SQ selling his Snowdonia place on a facebook group, still need target time from Jooligan too. Muddy is doing a marathon too if I'm not mistaken, not sure which? HA…
  • Berlin Marathon - 16th September 2018 * HazelnutCH - 12 week P&D - A goal PB (sub 3:34), B goal sub 3:30 * Chick - 12 week diy P&D - 3:45ish - the closer to 3:30 I can get, the better Chester Marathon - 7th October 2018 * AlanB - 16 week…
  • Many thanks for the kind comments everyone. SQ really appreciate the feedback on Chester, it'll be invaluable. Especially the overshoes advice, would never have thought of that! AWC, we have the Babyjogger Summit X3. It was quite expensive (I thin…
  • Hi All, I've not posted in quite some time but have been lurking and following everyone's progress. I was originally planning to do Frankfurt marathon this year with a group from the club but the better half and I are now expecting baby number 2 in …
  • Apologies, been absent for a while. Mainly wanted to wish everyone doing Abo good luck. Looks like quite a contingent from the thread heading over so looking forward to hearing of all the good results. Lots of racing going on, too many results to m…
  • I paced 40 minutes at the Great Scottish run 10k a few years back. The one thing i remember was that they kept us in the council chambers right up until 5 mins before the race started giving info/t-shirts/balloons etc. I didn't end up having enough …
  • I've never had it properly measured Reg but my 5k race effort has been up to 175bpm so guesstimate it at about 180.
  • Just realised I din't really answer your question Jooligan Yes I do find that faster runs are lower, more so when I'm unfit but when fit it's probably only 20-30 bts/mile difference tops. Glad I don't do triathlons Reg! Some of the marathon majo…
  • Congrats Joe, fantastic performance and amazing resilience to see things through on such a horrible day.   Nice weekly mileage HA. Jooligan, I've found the variance comes right down as my fitness comes back. 8 weeks ago there was as much as 100 …
  • Solid racing Tom. You said Cardiff was the target race so don't stress about it, great performance anyway. Well done on the pb Jooligan, your recovery abilities are astounding. Nice training half Reg, must be a nice confidence boost for that pace …
  • Re. Long runs, I read somewhere that the physiological benefits (capillary beds etc) start after around 90 minutes of training. I always assumed this tied in with Lydiard/P&Ds 15 mile cap on MLRs as that's about what the elite athletes they trai…
  • Spoons - You're clearly flying. Am I right in thinking that MLR pace is only about 15 secs/mile slower than your marathon PB pace? Great session yesterday too and well done on the 5 mile race. Carefully does it Reg, when is your race? Welcome back…
  • Reg Wand said: It was the thief that featured. The thief that stole Reg's heart. aka Joe.
  • Reg Wand said: Sounds like you'r being pretty sensible Alan. From what I recall of recent history a marathon at your 95% would be a good step forward so getting to the start line uninjured and not over-trained must be a real focus? B…
  • It chopped a few off there, not sure why.. Nice parkrunning NE, losing weight during marathon sounds easy but I just find I am starving all the time. Another ultra Macca! Just the 12hrs this time though I guess . Good luck and hope you can retain…
  • Impressive training run Philip, think you'll be more than comfortable going sub 75 in your next half if you're knocking out efforts like that. Rest up HA and I'm sure you'll be back flying again next week. Nice marathon target Steve. Hope the reco…
  • Impressive training volumes Reg and Spoons. Hope it pays off. Welcome back Muddy. You must be getting sick of that loop Jooligan. Enjoy the last few days of your holiday. Welcome Philip - sounds like you might be the one giving us advice bu…
  • NE - Get yourself in the cryogenic chamber regularly over the next few days. Then get one of Salazars staff to rub some special ointment in to your limbs (ask no questions). Before you know it you'll be racing 5k's and 10k's every other day. Good t…
  • Impressive training again HA, you know you've worked hard when you get that light headed, jelly leg feeling on the run home. Enjoy the stag Millsy. Bad luck with the training yesterday Joe, just get the punctures out of the way in training thi…
  • Jooligan - i was making great progress for the first 3 weeks but then tight calf muscles followed by a problematic lower back led to 2 weeks of increasing beats/mile ave, lower mileage and lower ave pace. Last week just felt like real progress becau…
  • Nice mileage HA77. Well done Steve, look forwardcto the report. Well done Millsy. How do you judge 50k pace? MP+10%?
  • Macca - Great write up of your race and congrats. Sounds like a real tough second half, well done for toughing it out. Have the trainers arrived yet spoons? That'll prob work out about £1/mile for all that racing flats last these days but hopeful…
  • Apolgies, don't know what happened with the formatting and can't seem to fix it. It seems technology is getting the better of me this morning.
  • Steve Mac - Solid mileage and well done on the unofficial 50k PB. When is the 100k? Joe - Thanks for the report. A real tough day day but so many positives outside of the cycle. A bit of luck in Wales and you will absolutely smash it. Impressi…
  • I do find it quite reliable Reg, it reflects when I am at peak performance and equally it has warned me when things aren't going well. Looking at last autumn's marathon training for example it showed I had got in to great form in the middle of the p…