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dwayne
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Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:44 pm

Wanted 3:45, should have done it but my pacing was terrible. Might go 3:40 for Berlin.

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Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:40 pm

dwayne wrote:Wanted 3:45, should have done it but my pacing was terrible. Might go 3:40 for Berlin.
Shouldn't be a problem.

I'd like to go for the same.

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Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:56 pm

Didn't do any recovery run after DCM last year, no running at all for 2 weeks. Don't think that was a great idea; just went out for a run there, first mile was really tough (in about 9:30), but about halfway through something clicked and I almost felt sorta alright. Ended up doing 3 miles in 25:45.

Gonna take two weeks off (doing 3-7 miles pretty slowly a few times a week, maybe) then gonna start this program at week 4; http://www.halhigdon.com/training/51141 ... ng-Program
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Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:16 pm

I took 3 weeks after NYC and did a 10k.

I know not to do that again.

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Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:18 pm

There were so many people who ran Belfast 3 weeks beforehand, which I thought was mental. One guy I was chatting to, Belfast this year was his first marathon and ran 3:46; in Derry on Sunday (3 weeks later & a tougher course), he ran it in 3:35.


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Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:22 pm

Yeah, why not...

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Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:37 pm

for the record i'd like to state i hate double leg squat thrusts

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Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:33 pm

Did hill sprints tonight....found a hill about a quarter mile, with around 70ft elevation gain. Did 4 repeats at 6:30 mile pace (walking/jogging back down the hill at the end of each). It was really, really tough actually, could barely fucking breathe by the last one.

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Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:27 am

I bought a pair of roshe runs (kids sizes) today so i think i am going to start running when i get them

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Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:32 am

I went back running for the first time in a while on Monday evening and was gasping after just 4 minutes. My chest was on fire. That's appalling stuff.

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Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:02 am

I haven't ran in about a year

i'll probably puke on my new trainers

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Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:07 am

My knees went to shit for a while so I stopped to let them recover. Just got a new pair of runners now as well that are more suited to my gait so hopefully that'l let me go pain free.

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Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:45 am

Rev wrote:I went back running for the first time in a while on Monday evening and was gasping after just 4 minutes. My chest was on fire. That's appalling stuff.
Same. I go running on a track and can't go longer than 2 laps on the inside lane so far. :shock:
Used to be able to do 6 or 7 and not be particularly out of breath. 2 kills me now. Though to be fair, I've spent my interim 3 years smoking, so maybe that's not that much of a surprise.

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Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:04 pm

Those hill sprints were the first bit of speed work I've done in years....every Thursday now I'll have some, next week will be 800m track repeats, then the following week a tempo run, then back to hill sprints, etc..purely by going how out of breath I was yesterday, they're bound to do me some good.

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Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:22 pm

marathon training starts wednesday. IM looking forward to it, but sorta dreading it. Have done nothing in 4 weeks, in fact fuck all this year really.
First few weeks will be really tough
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Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:25 pm

I remember my first run last year after taking nearly 3 weeks off after DCM last year, took me 58 minutes to do a 10k and I was absolutely wrecked after it.

I'm into the first week of my program for Berlin (joined Hal Higdon's Advanced 1 at week 4), 13 miles scheduled this weekend.

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Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:52 pm

i have a half tomorrow and am using it to start my training for berlin.

due to injury and uni and general stress i have ran fuck all in about 5 or 6 weeks.

also looking forward to it but slightly nervous.

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Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:49 pm

Been provisionally put down to be a 4:50 pacer for the DCM. Have Berlin 4 weeks before it, will take a bit of time off and then maybe practise some long runs at a very slow pace.

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Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:50 pm

Went for a run. 1.5km in 7:30min before keeling over. Progress baby.
Still woeful :lol:.

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