31 Oct 2007

Running:
8km - 49:30

First recovery run; legs quite heavy...

28 Oct 2007

Frankfurt Marathon - 3:59:22 [Result] [Videos]

km 1: 5:35
km 2: 5:36
km 3: 5:38
km 4: 5:39
km 5: 5:30 - 0:27:57 (27:56)
km 6: 5:36
km 7: 5:39
km 8: 5:40
km 9: 5:22
km 10: 5:42 - 0:55:57 (28:00)
km 11: 5:38
km 12: 5:29
km 13: 5:35
km 14: 5:50
km 15: 5:37 - 1:24:06 (28:09)
km 16: 5:33
km 17: 5:35
km 18: 5:50
km 19: 5:17
km 20: 5:41 - 1:52:06 (28:00)
km 21: 5:31
HM: 1:58:11
km 22: 5:34
km 23: 5:40
km 24: 5:35
km 25: 5:34 - 2:20:04 (27:58)
km 26: 5:34
km 27: 5:30
km 28: 5:36
km 29: 5:37
km 30: 5:41 - 2:48:03 (27:59)
km 31: 5:42
km 32: 5:38
km 33: 5:38
km 34: 5:37
km 35: 5:59 - 3:16:40 (28:37)
km 36: 5:49
km 37: 5:58
km 38: 6:10
km 39: 5:54
km 40: 6:17 - 3:46:51 (30:11)
km 41: 5:32
km 42: 5:53

Finally cracked the 4 hours!!! First 35 km were like clockwork, the rest was pure agony. Fantastic race, amazing technology and the most spectacular indoor finish.




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26 Oct 2007

Running:
6.5km - 37:00

Last tapering run in Plankstadt. Tummy ok'ish, everything else very good. Let's go for it...

24 Oct 2007

Running:
5km - 30:00

Slow tapering run in Milton Keynes.

Still struggling with tummy virus. Haven't eaten properly for 2 days now and start getting a bit worried...

22 Oct 2007

Running:
8km - 47:00

Easy tapering run, except km 5 which was a quick one (4:30) to get the legs going.

20 Oct 2007

Running: 16km - 1:31:30

Last easy 10 miler in a group. No problems at all.

18 Oct 2007

Running:
10km - 59:00

Another easy tapering run, except km 7 which was a quick one (4:30) to get the legs going.

Pre-Marathon Body Composition

Weight
90.7kg (-2.6)
Body Fat
20.9% (-2.4)
Total Body Water
52.5% (+1.4)
Muscle Mass
68.2kg (+0.1)
Physique Rating
2 (0)
Basal Metabolic Rate2102 KJ (-6)
Metabolism Age
37 (-8!)
Bone Mass
3.5kg (0)

10 days to go and this looks significantly better than 6 weeks ago. Had planned to get below the magic 90kg mark, but this will do nicely. At least I am my own age again...

16 Oct 2007

Running:
8.75km - 54:00

Very easy and slow recovery / tapering run. Almost boring...

14 Oct 2007

Running:
25km - 2:17

Very good run indeed. Last long run before Frankfurt felt very good. Let's hope it stays that way...

11 Oct 2007

Running:
16.3km - 1:32

Relatively easy 10 miles at marathon speed.

09 Oct 2007

Running:
10.8km - 1:03

Easy recovery run. Legs still a bit tired.

Start of tapering!

06 Oct 2007

Running:
31.4km - 3:03

They say that you have one disastrous run prior to a marathon and that one was it. Blew up at 15 miles - completely hit the wall and the last 45 minutes were stop and go. Very scenic route alongside Belfast Lough, but quite tough.

Given the performance in the morning, the dance moves were a bit limited during the Police concert in Croke Park, Dublin in the evening...

04 Oct 2007

Running:
12.5km - 1:08

Moderate / fast run, mostly undulating. Tried to get an atrial flutter during a 24 hour ECG, without success. Reverese psychology, I guess...

02 Oct 2007

Running:
10.1km - 58:30

Another easy run, this time along side the River Dee - on the the Welsh site...

01 Oct 2007

Running:
8.5km - 50mins

Very easy recovery run through the Welsh country side. Legs still quite heavy after then 22 1/2 miles 2 days ago.