Marathon training - 2010

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Goatman

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#1
Right then folks....

so who has a place for the ...ahem...VIRGIN London Marathon this year then?

Anyone suffering the Marathon des Sables this year ?

Who's doing Paris ?

- oooh, I know, I know....ME and .dolly and FairMaid O'Perth....HUZZA! :highfive: ....anyone else ?


Tell us how the training is going, what kind of time you're aiming for, what work-up races you have booked, where to buy the cheapest Vaseline....whatever :)

Goatman:
Where: Paris 11 April -
Time: (just get round)
Work ups : local 10K , possibly FLEET or Bath Half, Mad March 20
Cheapest Vaseline: Aldi
Best real running emporium: Alexandra Sports Cosham (10% discount with MoD 90)


I need to hear how well everyone else is doing - running mojo at a low ebb!

Don Cabra
 
#2
hola,

well for my sins I am doing the VIRGIN London marathon again this year, am trying to get under the 4 hour mark.

as training events go I have booked Stafford 10km, Brighton half marathon and Hastings half marathon.

am looking at doing an ultra marathon in the grand canyon at the end of sept 78m in 24 hours depending on how things go!!

I did the trollers trot last year in training for London but I think it was a little too much before the big day

hope everyones training is going well
 
#3
I want to pop my cherry but struggling to find one that fits into my calendar. Left it too late for Edinburgh, thinking of Riga. Should be around 3.45 if I pull my finger out. Will try to stick to a program but work makes it a bit difficult. Will look at distance on a Sunday combined with fartlek/speed in the week. Doing the Friskney half 23rd April. Flat as a witches tit!

P-T
 

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#4
exnorthener said:
hola,

well for my sins I am doing the VIRGIN London marathon again this year, am trying to get under the 4 hour mark.

as training events go I have booked Stafford 10km, Brighton half marathon and Hastings half marathon.
Guid Mon XNer,

best of luck.

Funnily enough lass at work is training for the Brighton Marathon (coerced by her daughter) - and will be doing the Hastings Half as a trg run......it is a bit hilly she says.

I was deterred by the rain today - paid the barber his search fee for a haircut instead. :D

(Running mojo depleted.....must....try....harder....urrgh)
 
#5
I'm down for Edinburgh as my first, with Inverness half as a lead in. Chest infections, snow and ice, and work have all severely limited my training so far this year, but the mileage is still ticking over nicely. Now for some speedwork.... As it's my first, running the whole thing is the main effort but all being well I should be capable of sub 4.30.
 
#6
Mrs Pig and I are doing the VIRGIN London marathon, I am aiming for a sub 4 hr whilst the mrs would like a sub 4.30. We are raising money for the British Legion.

Training wise we both did a half marathon on Dec 27, the telford 10k, and are booked in for the Ironbridge Half in March, Muller Market Drayton 10k whenever that is and the Milford 21, which is around Cannock Chase. damn fine training as it is rather undulating.

We have both done a marathon before, mine was the Wolverhampton marathon in 2008, and she did the Anglesey marathon last year. I was injured with groin strain and runners knee so baled out of that one.

RP
 
#7
Hmmm I seem to be in reverse training mode this year, already on the carb loading and hydrating like mad, but don't think chocolate and alcohol will do the job ...... training for Army v Navy perhaps?

Seriously, training is very slow this year, apathy and old age taking over. Did a 10.7 miler on Sunday and a couple of 4 milers since. Need to get another long one in this weekend, possibly some hill work.

No races planned except Paris Half in March, but hopefully doing regular Sunday long runs with group of colleagues. Unless you come up with a cunning plan :lol:

ps Chickadee, Calton Hill and The Mound are good for hill work!
 
#8
Cheers fairmaid, I bet that hurts! Fortunately for me, that's the wrong end of the M8, so I won't be tempted in a moment of madness... I'll stick with Kelvingrove Park I think!
 
#9
chickadee said:
Cheers fairmaid, I bet that hurts! Fortunately for me, that's the wrong end of the M8, so I won't be tempted in a moment of madness... I'll stick with Kelvingrove Park I think!
Wise move! But you do get a cracking view from the top .....
 
#11
chickadee said:
Yes, of the junkies and rent boys you've had to slalom round on the way up! Not that Kelvingrove is much better in that respect to be fair.
Never seen that, maybe 6h30 is too early for them!

Did a run in Bois de Boulogne on Sunday am, no hookers but plenty of used condoms yuck :roll:
 
#12
Want to do London again, not this year thoug, promotion course 2 weeks before. Reckon I could beat my PB now I'm not on shift and can afford a gym membership for the long dark winter nights
 

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#13
polar69 said:
Want to do London again, not this year though, promotion course 2 weeks before. Reckon I could beat my PB now I'm not on shift and can afford a gym membership for the long dark winter nights
hmmmm.....with that in mind I've just coughed for an initial 3 month membership at our local David Lloyd......lovely facility (but...$£$..ouch)

So, I'll be playing squash and swimming when I can for a bit of cross training ( but usually stop squash a month before the event.....silly to get damaged at the wrong time....)....sadly, there is no substitute for pounding pavement.
I hate treadmills......never been much of a gym bunny - what else is good for core strength then ? (apart from perving lycra-clad yummy mummies of course)
Recommendations?


PS - FMP, 'cos the sun shone on the Great South I'm giving up alcohol for Lent ( dear God)......this may seem a little extreme but hey....please tell me Paris is AFTER Easter Day ?
 

Goatman

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#15
Chickadee - good luck with the running....Inverness Half sounds fun but it's nearly too far North ( Wick 10K anyone - the wind in your face all the way round the circular course :-D )

Erin Dawes does Pilates.....don't fancy it......got a club induction on Saturday...we'll see what they say there.

Have you joined a running club ?

One of the Top Ten Tips for people trg for a big event from Runners World...still haven't managed it !
 
#18
Didn't get a place in the London Marathon again this year so decided to train for an Ultra instead. Will be running the South Downs Way in April. Aiming to do the 100mile route in under 24 hours. Training has been steady mileage in during the weekday evenings ( 6 - 10 miles) with long runs (20 - 30 miles) on Saturday and Sunday. All going well apart from having to miss some weekends training.

Havent searced around for the cheapest vaseline but have been using similar stuff call body glide which is ideal for putting on the shoulders if you have to carry kit and also for putting on your feet if needed although gaffa tape works just as well there!
 
#19
sneak said:
Didn't get a place in the London Marathon again this year so decided to train for an Ultra instead. Will be running the South Downs Way in April. Aiming to do the 100mile route in under 24 hours. Training has been steady mileage in during the weekday evenings ( 6 - 10 miles) with long runs (20 - 30 miles) on Saturday and Sunday. All going well apart from having to miss some weekends training.

Havent searced around for the cheapest vaseline but have been using similar stuff call body glide which is ideal for putting on the shoulders if you have to carry kit and also for putting on your feet if needed although gaffa tape works just as well there!
hi mate, the ultra I am looking at doing is in and around the grand canyon, has any one got any tips on what to use there! I was in the area over xmas and did some longish 2 1/5 hour runs and found Vaseline attracted lots of sand!!!!! had any one got any tips???
 
#20
Finally managed to get a place for the London Marathon after two failed attempts over the years. Its my first marathon and I will be running for the Army Benevolent Fund as a gold bond runner.

Training around five days per week, with biggest runs on Sundays, this weekend I'm aiming to cover 30kms if possible. Booked to run the City-Pier-City half marathon in The Hague in March.

Hope to get round in sub 3.30 if my little legs cooperate but most likely I will settle for sub 4 hours

Cheapest Vaseline: Flora
 

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