Marathon Running and Race Support

Weekly chat 5 - 11 February

Hiya and welcome to a new week.

Sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week.

If youre a lurker it is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy week,

Juju, Realfoodieclub, Oldfloss, Millsie-J and Jan-now-runs

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Hi. Well it's nearly 0130 hrs ,so I am awake and wondering " where do I go next".The man flu over Xmas was a disaster followed by fall at Bestwood but I know this year is going to be great. I intend to do 10k in 76 mins by 25th May. And try my hand at Triathlon first week in June. The sun will shine on me this year I am confident. Mike

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Sounds like your really excitied about 2018 and so you should be.

Get out there and do your 10k and smash that time.

As for doing a tri! they are the best I hope to get a few in this year myself, what distance are you planning to do?

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Hi benwill. I can't swim. That's hard for someone who in the past did the Solent swim twice .But I found that PD killed off my ability to run and ride a bike. So I reducated my brain a bit . But as yet I cannot swim. I can do 2 thirds up the pool underwater. But not on top. I have untill early June to do 200 meters in open water. I want to do Go Tri in Leeds. Today I have done ,,20,km on my bike in 1.01.48. ,,(,Was aiming for sub 1hr. ) for the duathlon at Clumber park in March.

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The gotri's are excellent i did three last year very welcoming of all abilities I hope you can make it your have loads of fun.

Sounds like your nearly there with your cycling to where you want to be. Not sure I can help with your swimming, I am not much of a swimmer myself. I am lucky enough to get swimming coaching from my running club (they have a tri section). So i am getting better slowly. But its just so technical!

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So I had a rest week last week and didn't do so much running well I didn't do a long run, but I did try my hardest at parkrun and got in just under 25 minutes, which is a couple of minutes off my PB so a bit disappointed.

But anyway onwards and upwards! A little 5k today (if the snow goes) and swimming drills tomorrow, a 9km on Wednesday, then Thursday hmmm rest?, Friday is long run day did 16miles last time out so maybe 18 or 19 miles this time and then on Saturday its parkrun day and its a milestone run for me (not saying which one).

I am not following a plan for my marathon this year, but feel that I am a bit ahead of schedule on the distance as it's not till 15th April!

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You'll go far...

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Just over 26miles I hope!

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Ba-da-boom! 😊

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I managed four runs last week. First time in a while. Two in London and two at home. I even managed to get in some speed during my run at home. Now I just need to hope that the roads are clear enough to keep up the good work.

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First day of ultra training today, and the sun was shininggggggggg 😎😘

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No snow ?

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No, but there was a distinctly arctic-feeling wind!

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We had that wind yesterday, it was mighty cold volunteering for Jnr parkrun yesterday. I found a sheltered spot to take photo's from.

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Brrrrr, well done

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Ultra training 😱

Eek 😃

I’m still plugging away with HM training. It’s going fine. My cranky Garmin packed up on 12k run today and only left me with 2kms of data 🤨. It was bloomin cold. I ran straight into McD’s for a coffee afterwards. It warmed me up on the walk home

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Well done! An McD's do great coffee, I'm a fan :)

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Finally settling-in to my May HM Asics plan with 5, 8, 8, and 8km this week. I always seem to run farther tho, so no doubt I'll be feeling good at 8km on one of those days and just carry on until I get the Forrest Gump moment. I am back running in an underground carparking cavern as its too blizzardy and arctic outside (windchill minus 13 today here in Finland and snow ontop of sheet ice - lethal)

Researching walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Would have to be walk 30km one day, walk 15-20km next day plus a HM training run of 5, 8, or 12km in the afternoon. One month of walking (March) hopefully. Keeping the HM training ticking over will be a challenge ontop of the walking tho the alternate long walking days will count as crosstraining, so all good for my HM attempt.

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My hat's most definitely off to you for running in that carpark! Well done, Forrest :)

Love the sound of the Camino de Santiago! I'm sure all the crosstraining will be great for your hm, and I've never read anything about running training being complementary to walking fitness, can't see why it wouldn't be though.

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Don’t run further than you need to in training! You can over-run!

My friend walks to Comino.. you need quite a bit if dosh for overnight stops. She does the hostels but sometimes she had to pay more for a decent gaff to get clothes either just dried or washed and dried over night If she found she had stuff She didn’t need she could post it home. She used social media a lot so good communications are a boon. She walked from her home to Jerusalem recently but had to miss out Turkey which is a huge diversion. You have to be flexible 😃

Walking is good run training as it’s gentler mileage on the legs, aerobic and is good for stamina and puff 💪👍😃.

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The Camino is tough, especially the hostel accommodations (army barracks type mojo). Have done it before so am a bit of an old hand at the walk/eat/drink/sleep/repeat for a month routine. If I can make it out there in March then I will have cool weather ideal for walking and running. Your friend sounds like a long trails ultra! Hats off to her!

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