Tag Archives: marathon training

The Thighs Have It

Okay, okay… let’s get it over with… start the public flogging. The heading of this blog refers to my growing appendages caused by overeating.  I think I saw smoke trailing behind me this morning caused by the friction of my thighs rubbing together while I was running. I know I haven’t blogged in some time […]

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Week 3 Done, 9 to go!

It’s been a pretty good week as far as the training for the Farnham Pilgrims Marathon is concerned.  My week’s training consisted of the following:- Wednesday 6.5km (4.04 miles) in 41 mins 12 secs for an average pace of 10:12 min/mile (06:20 min/km). Friday 1.6km in 10 mins 48 secs for an average pace of […]

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Week 2 Done, 10 to go!

Well, normally after a long run with my garmin I would be able to put a handy little widget on here that allows you all to see my run details.  However, I forgot to install some sort of plugin that uploaded the data to garmin connect so that widget isn’t available for this run. However, […]

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Week 1 Done, 11 to go!

First week of the marathon training schedule has been very successful.  Here is a summary:- Tuesday Called for 3 mile easy run at a 12:29 min/mile pace.  I did 3.10 miles at a 10:14 min/mile pace. Thursday Called for a 3 mile tempo run with a 1 mile warm-up and 1 mile cool-down.  I managed […]

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The Forum

The Virtual Runner Running Forum has now been established!  What forum?  Why, the one I’ve been trying to set up off-and-on for years. A link to the forum is now at the top of this blog and a link to this blog is on the forum. Basically, I’d love it if the forum grew to […]

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Running Pace Dilemma

I’ve been taking a closer look at the training paces in the marathon training plan I got from runnersworld.co.uk.  The paces for the various runs seem to be a bit slow to me.  I mean, much slower than I would normally go. For example, I usually run easy at around 05:45 min/km – 06:30 min/km […]

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Come on fatty! Get Running!

As I am currently a ‘virtual’ runner in every sense of the word I will need to start moving on the whole training thing or I will be missing my next go at my first marathon! So, tomorrow I’m doing a 7 mile run on the treadmill (with an incline) to get the blood flowing […]

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I’m Sorry. I’m Having an Affair

I couldn’t help myself.  I kept looking at him every chance I got.  I “googled” him many times to see what I could find out and was always admiring his clean smooth exterior.  It was bordering on stalking! His name?  Mac! Yeah baby, I’m currently writing this post on my new MacBook Pro 13 and […]

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2nd Time Lucky?

Well, I think I’ve narrowed down when and where my next marathon “attempt” will be.  Frankly, this event wasn’t my first choice for a second attempt but there aren’t that many local-ish marathons before the end of the year. http://www.farnhampilgrim.org.uk/ The event’s route is described as “mixed and mainly off-road”… great.  However, I figure that […]

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Full of Crap

I didn’t do the marathon.  I know, I know… I put in all that training! Everything was going well and we flew to Canada as planned.  However, the second or third day there I started sneezing a lot and I thought it was just allergies (my sisters have pets).  Nope.  Full blown cold kicked in […]

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