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Big Show's Long Road to Brighton: Chapter The First


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Hello Rebels, long time no see!

 

I'm currently halfway through my four week holiday back to the UK to visit my family.  In accordance with the new challenge starting I have indeed been working on my new challenge, but only just got round to starting a challenge thread to go with it.

 

 

Next April I shall be running the Brighton Marathon.  I have accordingly planned out a 20 Week Training Programme, but I also planned a 20 week Pre-Marathon-Training-Training Programme to get me in shape to start it.  This is currently week three of that plan.

 

My challenges are simple and shorter for this one; I haven't actually worked out two of them, but I'll fill these in as I go along if any occur to me.  The two I do have are quite simply:

 

1) Rebuild the running base

Gradual increase in distance and duration over six weeks to get my legs used to regular training again.

 

2) Fitbit Challenge

Hit 10,000 steps every single day.  This is admittedly easier on running days, but on non-running days it still needs to happen.

 

It's been a good week so far - I'll give a longer update of the week so far when I post tomorrow.  Got plenty of other threads to hunt down first anyway so I can find out what everyone else has been up to!

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Good luck with Marathon training . We were considering the London marathon in 2017 and it does seem difficult to work out long term training plans when planning ahead. So well done for working out two 20 week plans to get you there over a longer period.

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So here's my update of the week so far.

 

Monday: 5.1M in 45:59 @ 8:54/mile average.  Bit rubbish weather, but a nice enough run.

 

Tuesday: 3.1M in 28:13 @ 9:04/mile average.  Conversational run with my sister (which actually translates as me rambling on and her trying not to die.  She ran her fastest 5k of the year without meaning to!)

 

Wednesday: Day spent at the cricket.

 

Thursday: Another day off.

 

Friday: 5.0M in 46:07 @ 9:09/mile average.  Nice scenic run across fields and over hills.

 

That's the majority of this week's runs out of the way now, just Sunday morning's six miler left.  Off on holiday with my family for a week from tomorrow, so this one will be a bit of a voyage of discovery.  Hopefully I'll be able to find a couple of nice routes though.

 

The plan for next week is basically more of the same, although with slightly longer run at the weekend and another mile added on to one of the weekday ones as well.  This part of the plan is all about the incremental increases rather than big leaps.

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Good to see you back again!

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WEEK 2!  It's already week 2!  How did your first week stack up, man?

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WEEK 2! It's already week 2! How did your first week stack up, man?

Good thanks, been meaning to get round to writing up a summary.

I did my "long" run yesterday before we went out for the day - 6.1M in 55:19 @ 9:00/mile average. I'm finding the lack of pace disturbing, but that'll come back. This first training block is just all about getting base miles in and gradually increasing the time on feet.

Week 2's plan is 2x5M, a 4M, and a long run on 7M at the end of the week. Gradual increments and all that.

My long-running days have all hit at least 10,000 steps so that goal's in hand too.

Other than that I'm enjoying my holidays - BBQ yesterday, beach trip today, exploring some local towns tomorrow :)

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Sounds like a lovely holiday.  Lovely lovely lovely. Hope you had fun at the beach, and FOUGHT SOME SHARKS!  Also now I want BBQ.  

 

6 miles is a very respectable run!  And yeah, pace will develop.  Have you thought about doing intervals?

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I did my "long" run yesterday before we went out for the day - 6.1M in 55:19 @ 9:00/mile average. I'm finding the lack of pace disturbing, but that'll come back. This first training block is just all about getting base miles in and gradually increasing the time on feet.

Week 2's plan is 2x5M, a 4M, and a long run on 7M at the end of the week. Gradual increments and all that.

My long-running days have all hit at least 10,000 steps so that goal's in hand too.

Other than that I'm enjoying my holidays - BBQ yesterday, beach trip today, exploring some local towns tomorrow :)

 

Beach days are what I consider a "unicorn day" due to the fact that it's been something like four years. Sounds excellent.

 

Some day I'm going to ramp my pace up far enough to match your slow days and I'm going to be happy.

 

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Sounds like a lovely holiday. Lovely lovely lovely. Hope you had fun at the beach, and FOUGHT SOME SHARKS! Also now I want BBQ.

6 miles is a very respectable run! And yeah, pace will develop. Have you thought about doing intervals?

I'm still just getting my base mileage up again at the moment. Once that is sorted the pace should increase naturally, and then I'll be ready for a weekly interval session again.

Since my last post I've done another 5M run (with my sister this time) so I'm still on track to complete this week's planned training sessions.

Still getting my 10k steps in on non-training days too.

Also started a press-up challenge; 1 more every day, but starting off as 2 more a day as I play catch-up. That's challenge 3 sorted.

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Steady work - I love it!  Running is super important.

 

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10,000 steps done yesterday, along with 4 press-ups. Mini-boom.

Another 5M related run this morning, solo this time. Found several footpaths that ended halfway across a field. Overall 9:05/mile pace - still felt like much harder work though.

Off to the beach again this afternoon, with fish & chips for tea. Lush!

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Back from the family holiday now, one more week left in the UK. Spent the day in the car and still got a few thousand steps to go so I'm off for a walk after dinner.

Been reading through the Academy workout info in preparation for when I get back to the sandpit. All looks good, just need an alternative to step-ups until I can find myself a more sturdy box. Any suggestions?

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Back from the family holiday now, one more week left in the UK. Spent the day in the car and still got a few thousand steps to go so I'm off for a walk after dinner.

Been reading through the Academy workout info in preparation for when I get back to the sandpit. All looks good, just need an alternative to step-ups until I can find myself a more sturdy box. Any suggestions?

 

Lunges are a good alternative, especially walking lunges.

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Yeah - step up lunges work for me, it's like most of the exercise.  Also, if you're stepping and not jumping, a nice chair can do the trick!  I have regular old folding chairs in my apartment, and they frequently double as exercise equipment.  Also, you can have adventure outside time and find park benches and ledges and exciting outdoor things to step on!

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Cheers guys - there are already some lunges in the workout but they're regular ones, so reverse lunges may well be the way forward.I don't trust any of my furniture with that kind of exercise, and I'm not heading outside if I don't have to!

This morning I headed out for my long run. Faded over the summer second half of it as the heat got up a bit (why on earth would I not take water on a sunny day after what I'm used to now?!?) but job done - 6.8M in 1:02:48 @ 9:10/mile average. The goal is going to be to add 1km to my long run each week and see where this gets me.

Currently making a nice big goulash for tea from the Hairy Dieters' cookbook, and afterwards I'll be going for another walk like yesterday.

That's Week 2 done! Hit my running & walking targets while on holiday so pleased with that. Week 3 is my last one in the UK (fly back on Friday) so I'll make sure I get my long run done in the comfort of Blighty rather than leaving it until next weekend!

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Hooray, hooray, it's a wonderful day - I have the final Matt Fraction Hawkeye comic and my first Deadpool solo comic!

(And also the three recipe books of classic dishes done more healthily. But mainly the comics.)

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So yesterday was a long-running day, but it did involve a 4.5 mile walk across the countryside so I definitely hit my steps for the day.

Today we've got my nephew & niece for the day so I'll get my run done this evening instead. We're taking them to the beach :)

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COMICS COMICS COMICS

 

NO SPOILERS FOR HAWKEYE PLZ my copy is arriving, like, tomorrow!  

 

Also, where are you starting with Deadpool?  Is it Dead Presidents?  I bet it's Dead Presidents.

 

Enjoy the beach, as the beach is amazing!

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COMICS COMICS COMICS

 

NO SPOILERS FOR HAWKEYE PLZ my copy is arriving, like, tomorrow!  

 

Also, where are you starting with Deadpool?  Is it Dead Presidents?  I bet it's Dead Presidents.

 

Enjoy the beach, as the beach is amazing!

 

It was indeed Dead Presidents - loved it!  I'll be ordering myself the other ones very shortly....

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