...and the beat goes on...
I'll be absolutely over the moon with 4:10 this year, which would be a 45 minute pb - I did 4:56 last year.
Going on your sub 2 half time that is certainly possible. When I ran that 4:16 it was in October 2007 six weeks after having ran a 2:02 at my first ever Glasgow half marathon.
Kaz - Knowing you I wouldn't be worried about stamina or fitness for your return to running. I'd be more concerned with you ramping up the mileage far too quickly.
Yer_maj - With your half time, as Eggy says, that is certainly more than achievable, especially with your dedicated training at the moment.
Eggy - As if I would do that!
It'll be pushing it - it's only a sub 2 by the skin of my teeth....but fingers crossed!!
Well that 2:02 was my half PB at that point too and I wasn't running anything like a P&D plan for that marathon. I think my highest mileage week back then was less than 40 miles!
I didn't set a goal time for that marathon right enough. I just went out to see what I could do. In fact in those days I didn't even time my training runs, or vary my sessions. Everything was just a go out and run session! I expected to be a bit quicker, but was shocked that I took nearly an hour off my time ten months after running my first marathon.
Iain - Right now 4:30 would be a great time for me, but I'm still clinging to the hope of some improvement over the next ten weeks.
Shrewsbury have their first marathon in June. A 4 lap course. I am certainly tempted by this.
As Paris would be my first marathon (all being well and good) do you think it would be too soon to commit myself to a second marathon 2 months later.
I have wondered how to deal with the training aspect and whether you would just start at week 8 of a 16 week schedule.
I am not sure whether I am running before I can walk so to speak.
'Got my Certificate.
Now, then * 'Mum' voice...* It's not a bad idea to scan your certificate and send yourself a copy on a web-based mail system. Then, when you discover that you've left the original at home.....Internet Cafe etc etc. Ditto, adding yourself to the Moblies list in due course to avoid solo panicking.
James - I'd say it's possible. Not sure how best to tackle training for it though. I guess Emmy could given you some pointers, as she seems to run a marathon every other week.
James - wow, that's where I grew up and where my parents still live - I might do that one just for a bit of fun....do you have a link or do I have to look it up all by myself??! I'm having a month off after Paruis and I'm doing Beachy head in October so it would be a slow run for me if I do it.
Just had a look and I might just do the Half - I have a hen do the weekend before which isn't going to help the cause!!
ATM - I obsessively send everything to my dropbox...
Got myself in a cheeky little 10K at lunchtime. My office is just 250m from the entrance to a parc and forest and with a fair bit of fog and frost, it was really beautiful and calm. Great environment to plod around in the snow.
I used to live outside Shrewsbury - out towards Church Stretton. Parents still there. Which means run and beer time. Which makes it quite attractive.
One man's plod is another (wo)man's sprint finish....
James - whereabouts? My parensts still live in the hosue they bought when I was 18 months old...
I lived in Dorrington for about 5 years. My parents and sister live just outside in the country. Used to work in Shrewsbury for a while before moving the Chester.
I know Dorrington well...I used to go out with a boy from Frodesley - he may well be running this one too as we're still good friends.
Just signed up for the Half. That should ensure us a heatwave that weekend....notice there are a couple of cheeky hills up Ashton & Kennedy Roads...
I still go into the Horsehoes regularly. It's changed quite a lot in the last ten years. From memory I think there was a pub called the Swan in Frodesley. But I think this has closed down now.
I would also use the Pound at Leebotwood and the Bottle and Glass. Plus the very nice curries in Jaipurs in Church Stretton.
Not that I use pubs and Indians very much .
Mr Weedy Fairy...can you put me down for the Shrewsbury HM on 23rd June....thanky ...
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