Greater Manchester Marathon 2013

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Jan 2013
7:49pm, 22 Jan 2013
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I don't want to jinx anything but its going well so far thanks. Boo to your ankle hurting, hope if it gets dodgy your friend can fix it.

I'm at 55 mpw, at present will probably go up a little in the next few weeks. I don't tend to get niggles and I usually recover quite well - I was training for a big event last year and felt fine on closer to 70 mpw, so I think my legs can cope. It might all seem overkill for someone of my slow speed, but I'm also focused on losing a few lbs and smashing the sub 4 to bits in 2013 come rain, shine or locusts. Managing to run well enough in the snow due to Innov8s

Still got my club speed work in the mix and a ParkRun or XC on a Saturday. Later on after the end of Jan will be putting some PMP work in to the long runs.

Speaking of which Roberto if I'd realised you were at Carlisle ParkRun Sat I'd have said hello. Sorry :)
Jan 2013
5:47pm, 25 Jan 2013
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Ankle pain seems to have already gone. Just made sure to stretch a bit more.

I didnt stop around for too long as the person driving wanted to get going, but it was a good run, and quite a good course. May not be as good this week as there is now snow here.
Jan 2013
7:37pm, 29 Jan 2013
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Has anyone got suggestions for accommodation at all?

Thanks in advance.
Jan 2013
4:35am, 30 Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
4:35am, 30 Jan 2013
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Feb 2013
6:51am, 7 Feb 2013
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Hi, can I join, going to enter if theres still places. I have my first marathon booked for 10th March (up a bloody big hill) and aiming to just get round on that one. I figured there was no point letting the training go to waste so hoping to do a faster road one which will help with the club championship points (a hill marathon for the 'any marathon' element of the championship isn't going to get me in the running)! So, Manchester is a local one for me and within enough time frame to not lose the training I am putting in for the hill. No idea where to pitch myself for a time target, maybe I should wait to see how I feel after the March one which I am looking at 5.5 - 6hrs for (the race has an 8hr time limit) but anything could happen. Training on the route took 4hrs 35 for 20 miles so I live in hope.

My best times have been within the last 6 months with a 23min 5K, 37 min 5 mile, 47min 10K, 1hr 48 Half Mara - anyone any suggestions on a sensible target without being silly on the training and just carrying on doing what I'm doing i.e. plenty of hill running and a bit of speedwork at club/treadmill.
Feb 2013
7:00am, 7 Feb 2013
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Morning buzby, i'd think you could dive straight in looking for sub 3:45 . That would also qualify you fot london 2014 if doing london is on your list of things to do
Feb 2013
7:09am, 7 Feb 2013
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Thanks Dave, just entered gulp. I have been doing some digging around and wondered whether to try to go for a good for age. I have put a target of 3:59 on my entry but going to see how I feel on the day. 8:20 per mile for a full 26.2 scares me a little.
Feb 2013
7:35am, 7 Feb 2013
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Hi Buzby, my recommendation would be not to even consider a potential time target until the end of March.

Based purely on your current conversion rate between 5k/10k/HM I would suggest sub-4 would be a more realistic target than 3:45. However, based on your Fetch training log, you are still relatively new to running, and will still be seeing big improvements in your fitness level due to the accumulation of training, so even though your HM PB is only 3 months old it could be soft.
Feb 2013
7:55am, 7 Feb 2013
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Yes thanks Nelly, sound advice. I do feel like I;ve come a long way since even the start of last year. Do your remember the Wilmslow race where I was aiming for sub 2hr and got 1:53:56 on your place? I felt ecstatic then and my year just got better. I did train very very hard for the Preston Half Marathon, official time was 1:48 but the organisers confirmed the course measured long and my garmin shows me going through 13.1 at 1:46. Gutted to say the least but at least theres a pb to be had on that distance at some point.

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A place to talk about the Manchester Marathon - 28th April 2013

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