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25-11-2018, 19:55   #1
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2018 DCM (& Limerick & Berlin) Graduates Log: How far can we go?

As our treasured novices thread is unstickied, it’s time for us graduates to pull up our big girl/boy pants and embrace the bigger world of running.

We are a mixed bunch of runners, all ages, all speeds, all keen to move on and progress after the superb mentoring of ariana`and her backroom team of Kellygirl & skyblue46. They were consistently amazing.

Our first marathon has had a huge impact on our lives, taking over every spare moment as the weeks grew closer, the distances longer, until ultimately, that precious medal was put around our necks. Now that it’s over, I think it’s fair to say, we all need some structure, guidance and motivation to get us back into the swing of things. I’ve been asked to get things started.

So the graduates plan, devised by Testosterscone, is here
Pacing calculator link

Previous threads are here:

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

I really hope boards running regulars and elites will click ’follow’ and pop in now and then to check up on us. Most importantly, one super and sound runner has selflessly agreed to take a special interest in us and pass on his wisdom and call us out when we get notions.

I give you OOnegative, running regularly since 2010, has a log here, recent DCM pacer who achieved a marathon PB in Cologne this year in a seriously very impressive 3:15:10. I’d list more of his PB’s if he was on Strava. Maybe we can work on that

In keeping with previous years, a few questions to get us started (flagrantly copy and pasted):

A: What are your next goals?
B: What type of training do you intend to do over the winter?
C: Where do you hope to see yourself to be in 12 months with your running?

Let's get logging!
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25-11-2018, 20:03   #2
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Thanks juke, I will do my best to help along the way. Just one point to start if I don’t know something I won’t answer it, I don’t want to be handing out advice that is wrong. Ok mentor hat off, I followed the 2018 Novices thread closely and know there is plenty of fine runners going to be joining in here. Best of luck with the next step folks.
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25-11-2018, 20:04   #3
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A: What are your next goals?
To support a few local charity runs over Christmas.
Maybe the Berlin marathon if I get in or DCM 2019.
Dungarvan in Feb and the Mallow 10 in March.

B: What type of training do you intend to do over the winter?
I will tip away 2 short mid week runs and a long weekend at the weekend.

C: Where do you hope to see yourself to be in 12 months with your running?
Another sub 2 half marathon under my belt
Break 4 hrs 30 in a marathon
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Best of luck to ye all on this. You're in very safe hands with OO-

As for telling people to slow down, thankfully my days of needing to do that are over. You have a shiny new plan with a pace calculator attached. Please trust it. Myself and a few others can attest to the benefits of using the paces indicated even if they feel strange at first. The very easy run days will keep you fresh for the session and long run days so do your best to stick to them.

May ye all have a great year and I'm sure I'll be reading about ever tumbling PBs
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I’ll answer these to seeing as i’ll be part of the thread:

A: What are your next goals?

Sub 18 min 5k at the CPC 5k next March

B: What type of training do you intend to do over the winter?

A 10 week block of 5k specific training leading up to above mentioned 5k, starting base building towards that this week.

C: Where do you hope to see yourself to be in 12 months with your running?

Having run PB’s from 5k to marathon all going well.
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Delighted to see this start and great mentor for you too. Best of luck all of you.
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Good to everyone and I will be following with interest
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Ran the Florence marathon today, that's it for me in 2018.
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Ran the Florence marathon today, that's it for me in 2018.
Say you got wet? Seen some of it on Facebook.
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Ran the Florence marathon today, that's it for me in 2018.
Ahhh....now I know who you are. Welcome fellow graduate, and well done, impressive

A: What are your next goals?
Get back lifting heavy weights I mean, run, regularly and consistently and somehow find a bit of speed

B: What type of training do you intend to do over the winter?
Hoping to follow the base building plan in part for the next couple of months. I've entered Jingle Bells and am thinking about Raheny. I need motivation in winter, though, I don't to 'the dark'.

C: Where do you hope to see yourself to be in 12 months with your running?
No marathon for me next year - but I do want to see how I can progress in shorter races.
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Say you got wet? Seen some of it on Facebook.
Soaked through while waiting for the start, it only got worse from there.
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A: What are your next goals?
B: What type of training do you intend to do over the winter?
C: Where do you hope to see yourself to be in 12 months with your running?

Thanks juke and 00Negative!



A. get quicker at 5k and 10ks (but first rest this dodgy shin)
B. I was planning on easy, easy running and looking at my form but apparently more rest is needed. I do still want to try a mile race at NIA Live however, all going well.

C. I hope I'll have achieved 5k and 10k PBs, and be raring to attack another marathon in 2020...
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A: What are your next goals?
B: What type of training do you intend to do over the winter?
C: Where do you hope to see yourself to be in 12 months with your running?

Thank you Juke for starting this thread and thank you OOnegative for taking us on.

A: To take my marathon training to the next level with the grads plan.


B: I start my training for Manchester in December. That will keep me busy until April. At the moment I'm working my way through the base building plan.


C: I hope to be a stronger runner, with my half marathon and full marathon times improved.
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Nice one Juke for getting this of the ground! OOnegative, I am thrilled that you have agreed to guide us along the way, thank you!

A: What are your next goals?
I'd like to focus on my pacing, first and foremost and also develop a better understanding of my limitations.
Would like to have a couple of races under my belt by March/April, hopefully with a couple of PBs along the way!

B: What type of training do you intend to do over the winter?
I am aiming to have completed the base phase plan by around the first week of January, before tackling the 5-10k plan.


C: Where do you hope to see yourself to be in 12 months with your running?
I'd like to be an overall stronger runner with a lot more running knowledge behind me.
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26-11-2018, 08:10   #15
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Not sure what people’s plans are post doing the grads base building but from my experience and time in Ireland the following are great races and are all well worth running:

Raheny 5 mile January
Trim 10 mile February
Bohermeen Half March
Kinvara Half March

Apologies to those living in the South who are here, have no knowledge of races in that part of the world. Just some ideas to throw out there.
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