The sub 5:00/5:30 marathon in 2007 club

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Feb 2007
7:59am, 10 Feb 2007
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santababy
forget that i just checked its tomoro
Feb 2007
5:06pm, 10 Feb 2007
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Schnecke
Been wondering how others cope with training for a specific event when on holiday - I'm not sure how I'm going to manage my Abingdon marathon training over the summer when I am away for two weeks in Italy right in the middle of it. We are staying in a fairly remote place, in a very hilly/mountainous region of Tuscany - it will also be very hot! The only runs I managed last year in the same place were very short 2 -3 mile jobs, and even then I had to stop and walk on the hilliest bits. I had to go out very early, before it got too hot, and didn't have time to eat anything. Can't work out how I'm going to fit in the longer runs from Hal Higdon's marathon training plan.

Should I start my training a bit earlier, back off for the two weeks I'm away, then do the previous two weeks training again? How much fitness will I lose if so?

Practical advice needed please!
Feb 2007
6:10pm, 10 Feb 2007
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MT see you tomorrow as I'm stewarding too. Hope you haven't got this bug - I've had an awful two weeks with it. Still coughing a bit but got behind with my running and trying to get back on track now so haven't decided whether to do Brighton or not yet - still on for Hastings though. Weather forecast is awful this week :(
Feb 2007
7:10pm, 10 Feb 2007
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StringSideUp
Are you feeling any better, MT?
Feb 2007
12:16pm, 12 Feb 2007
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Bananaman
Hi Schnecke

I am no expert on this but I would try to use those hills to do some short sharp quality hill reps. I have just started these with my club and they really test you out make a real change from the normal types of run. Just try to find somewhere to get one long run in to go with them.
(PS think we met at Buntingford)
Feb 2007
12:24pm, 12 Feb 2007
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MT are you ok?
Feb 2007
12:44pm, 12 Feb 2007
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Making_Tracks
Hey all! yes, I'm feeling OK. Vit C and Zinc helped shake off my swollen glands. Didn't make to XC on Sunday because I felt I needed to spend some time with my Pa (see blog for more details). I did manage a good run though on Sunday.

Hope the rest of you are on top form and not going down with bugs. Toks - knee update please!
Feb 2007
1:29pm, 12 Feb 2007
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Toks
hi all

MT - knees feels ok now and i guess it just needed a good rest and i have done that!!
Feb 2007
1:33pm, 12 Feb 2007
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Mrs BooBoo LaBoy
Rest, Rest, Rest Toks - looking forward to reading your race report from Draycote!!! :-) :-)
Feb 2007
1:55pm, 12 Feb 2007
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Making_Tracks
Toks, lots of pasta and lots of fluids.. we're all thinking of you.

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