I will be very sad when the Brighton marathon is over .....

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22/03/2013 at 10:33

Well I think both myself and Sussex Runner will be reading her report on how it went with earnest

22/03/2013 at 11:49
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

With all the advice given on here, I was thinking I was the only one thinking this way. I do find it all a bit unnecessarily PC to say 'Yeah everyone is trying equally hard and they all deserve equal recognition.' ...... well actually not really.

I know for a fact if I pushed on a little more in training and had trained a bit smarter and incorporated some more long runs into my routine I'd be a lot further ahead than I am now, 1 year after getting my a..e off the couch.

In around the same period of time Also-Ran is doing sub 1:30's, because he trained smarter and probably spent more time than I did training. So having said that should we be equally applauded for our efforts? Well the reality is no? I didnt put as much effort in, so why should I be given the same credit as someone else?

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Name checked for the second time. Please stop as I'm the shy and retiring type. I'm not sure about effort compared to other - all I know about is what I put into running, and I don't get hung up about what others do or don't do. I have some reasonable results from the last year:

http://www.thepowerof10.info/athletes/profile.aspx?athleteid=461849

But do I feel smug or that I'm putting more effort in, or that its so easy? Not really - it's not something that comes up in my thoughts. All I know is that there are plenty of 40 somethings out there getting better times.

The only thing I find irritating is when hard working, talented guys like PhilP join the 40 somethings. Just plain unfair - you  stand no chance and remain an also-ran.

Put what you want to put into running DF3.

22/03/2013 at 12:01

Interesting to see you took a minute off from Wokingham to Reading Also Ran.

What do you put that down to?

I've only done the pair as a double header once, but it wasn't really a fair trial, as I spent a week off with a locked back in between, and having smashed Wokingham, I'd mentally eased off I think...

ps forgot to say, cracking progression over a very short time....

Edited: 22/03/2013 at 12:02
22/03/2013 at 12:02

Also-ran - It's all relative.  I need to make hay while the sun shines; I know some very quick 39 year olds, just in my own club! 

seren nos    pirate
22/03/2013 at 12:09

and with martyn rees still doing under 72 mins in a half at 60....there si still plenty of time to improve lads

22/03/2013 at 12:13
seren nos wrote (see)

and with martyn rees still doing under 72 mins in a half at 60....there si still plenty of time to improve lads


 

A 14.20  5000m result in 96 when he was a mere 43.

Wonder what he'd have run if he'd started 20-25 years earlier.

seren nos    pirate
22/03/2013 at 12:18

he would have been faster no doubt.but he still wouldn't be running now probably..........

and to be 60 and out running all the youngsters much bring its own kind of reward

 

22/03/2013 at 12:19

PP - more of them? Doomed.

SG - Mid marathon training and Reading came at the end of 8 weeks doing a 6 - 7 miles at  threshold pace, so I think I benefited from the extra weeks training after Wokingham. Used different strategies as well - Wokingham paced evenly, Reading went off far too fast, sufferred, and then came back strong (sure I picked that approach  from an SG race report)

22/03/2013 at 12:30

AR - I reckon you could take a few more minutes off your HM time: You finished a couple of places ahead of one of our club guys at Bramley, he did Fleet in 78:30...

22/03/2013 at 12:32

Also ran, very impressed with the sub 3 just a week after running 3:04

How much did that hurt?

22/03/2013 at 12:34

 That's the beauty of the half. You can repair it if you go off too hard.

I started a 5k way too fast recently, and realised there was no chance at all of coming back strong.

Another person saying it's the marathon training bringing on the improvement though..it's like someone's trying to tell me something!

Seren, it must be both terrific and frustrating that he discovered his skills at a late age....

22/03/2013 at 12:39
Dustin wrote (see)

AR - I reckon you could take a few more minutes off your HM time: You finished a couple of places ahead of one of our club guys at Bramley, he did Fleet in 78:30...

 

 

Guaranteed he'll imrpove for sure. But you have to be careful about time comparisons as it depends what someone's strength is.

For instance, from my last 2 races,

last half marathon  I beat a local fast lady by 3mins. Yet she's done a 2:42 marathon.


But lost to a guy by 20secs over 5k, who has a very slightly slower half marathon time (10secs?) . And his last marathon was 2:49....

 

22/03/2013 at 12:45
AgentGinger wrote (see)

Also ran, very impressed with the sub 3 just a week after running 3:04

How much did that hurt?


AG, it hurt, but it didn't hurt as much as not going sub3 the week before which I had set my heart on. It was a long story, got injured, little running possible, went camping/trekking out in Jordan and got ill and lost load of weight. I really shouldn't have run Leicester but wasn't able to engage my brain - it was a last minute decision to run it. Then after the disappointment, I had another brain failure and ran Abingdon. That was touch and go all the way around. Ouch. Not recommended!

 

Are we allowed to hijack a DF3 thread?

Edited: 22/03/2013 at 12:47
seren nos    pirate
22/03/2013 at 12:48

if you  ran 3:04 at tenby then you have a much faster marathon in you somewhere.if you get it a coming together right for the day

22/03/2013 at 12:59

seren, looks like he ran 3:02 in Tenby.

No races before 2012? Have you really been racing less than a year Also Ran? Wow.

and might i add. Wow.

22/03/2013 at 13:04

You fast improvers make me sick.

Some of us take the more "scenic" route up the pace scale

22/03/2013 at 13:09
You fast improvers will never beat 11 hours to 4 hours............
seren nos    pirate
22/03/2013 at 13:09

right 3:02 in tenby.......then there lots more in his legs to look forward to

 

22/03/2013 at 13:10

Ouch, I like Sussex's little digs LOL. He's like a meaner version of me!

 

 

Edited: 22/03/2013 at 13:10
22/03/2013 at 13:15
Maybe I was the marshal stood at the 20 mile water station holding a bottle of water 9 hours after the first guy went through.
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