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Biggy Shackleton
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Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:00 am

Fair play.

How many km's a day you doing?

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maradara
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Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:08 am

it's broken up depending on where we are, terrain, border closing etc
roughly split by 80k, 100k, 70k, 90k, 35k, 75k

expecting about 8 hours a day on the saddle

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Rev
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Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:13 am

I hope you have some outriders protecting you on your bikes because they're fucking lunatic drivers over there. It sounds awesome though, I'd love to do something like that.

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maradara
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Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:39 am

yeah we'll have a few cars with us carrying bags. i'm imagining that they'll let us break into a few groups (about 30 of us altogether) so that some can push ahead.
in my head, i'm in the tour de france style group
the reality may be very different

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Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:42 am

tour de france style,
You mean heavily doped?
Cheat to Win

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maradara
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Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:54 am

nice one JC! :mrgreen:

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Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:21 am

did my first full hour on an exercise bike. dunno how the family jewels are gonna deal with this at all

frank castle
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Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:27 am

started going to the gym because my upper body strength is non existent.

just been doing circuits three times a week for last few weeks. so; pull move, push move, leg move, core move and then do a 4 minute tabata at the end.

seeing effects after 2 weeks but feel i could do a second circuit and more hiit stuff. not been running as much since tokyo but want to build on strength for another race soon.

tried swimming again, i'm terrible. might get a coach...

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Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:07 am

Do get swimming lessons, Frank. The amount of energy you'd waste with poor technique is unbelievable. There's a reason the top lads spend so many hours in the pool. But even for your average joe getting some lessons to improve your technique would be a massive help

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enemies/friends
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Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:46 pm

So I'm doing my first park run this Saturday with a view to hitting the Dublin marathon in October.

About time I tried one really.

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dwayne
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Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:52 pm

You've done a half before, haven't you?

Are you following any plan?

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Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:24 pm

I've done one half, a ten mile and a load of 10ks. I'm probably more fit than I've been in 3 or so years though generally so now is the time to bite the bullet. Just need to get running fit again.

Not started a plan yet, was looking at ones on the Dublin marathon website last night though.


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Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:03 pm

Cheers - you used any of those yourself or recommend any? I reckon I'll be able to run properly 3-4 times a week so hopefully that'll be enough. I'll be doing other stuff too though.

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dwayne
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Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:14 pm

I followed the Intermediate 1 for my first marathon, stuck pretty rigidly to it and got in under the time I'd targeted (finished on 3:53, wanted sub 4). Tried going for a few other programs but didn't really commit as much the other times, which meant I didn't improve nearly as much as I should have (3:48 and 3:51 times followed). I'd say the same is probably true for me currently, I want to break 3:40 in Stockholm but I've not really done enough.

Main thing is to hit your long runs, really. If you can get 3 or 4 30km+ runs you'll be grand. Are you targeting anything for it?

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Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:46 pm

Honestly, finishing! The 4 hour mark would be the big aim though, with 3.45 as an absolute top end amazing time. Most of my 10s have taken between 49-55 minutes, the 55s being when I hadn't really done much training or running and gone into them kind of cold. Obviously putting 4+ 50 minute 10s together is a pretty tough prospect.

The 3 or 4 runs I should have plenty of time free to run as far as I want or need. Some weeks I may be able to do more, but 3-4 is probably the core of what I have available to run.

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Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:21 pm

So I ran just under 5k tonight in around 25 minutes.

Long, long LONG way to go :oops:

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Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:15 pm

I did 10k in a really really terrible time about a fortnight ago, been away/sick since so haven't been able to get out and do it again. Still, was happy enough at the time just because I hasn't even been able to get past 5k since before Christmas. Little relapse into smoking and a lack of discipline and I was all the way back at the start.

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never_green
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Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:53 pm

todays london marathon has turned my head and now i'm seriously considering doing one

going to look up the most basic/minimal of training plans and see what i think

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dwayne
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Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:09 pm

Have a look at the Hal Higdon novice one I linked e/f to, might be useful.

Did my second last 20 mile run for Stockholm today (last one scheduled for two weeks time). Was fairly miserable, had awful stomach cramps. Managed it in 3:07 though. Which isn't the worst. Plan is to be no more than 60 seconds per mile off my marathon pace, which is about right if I'm aiming for 3:40

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