I will never run a marathon again.... like ever....

stupid concept anyway

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06/05/2013 at 21:44

sub 18? might be a bit tasty... i was doing 1hr 25 for a half when first running that time, so you have a little way to go old son.

what is your training going to look like?

maybe it's time to divert some of that stash of IT cash into my pocket to coach you

Edited: 06/05/2013 at 21:45
06/05/2013 at 21:47

Yes, but Stevie, DF3's half marathon time is only rubbish because he had a tummyache. And it was cold weather.

06/05/2013 at 21:51

He'll love the shorter distance then.  There's nothing like a properly paced 5k to make you feel like throwing up afterwards!

06/05/2013 at 21:51
As Stevie says, Sub 18 seems steep from your current position.
Good luck with it, I'd be happy to pace you round on the day.
06/05/2013 at 21:57
PhilPub wrote (see)

He'll love the shorter distance then.  There's nothing like a properly paced 5k to make you feel like throwing up afterwards!

Because training properly for short distance races, and performing well in them, are SO much easier.  I'm thinking Wayne's Worldisms.

Youngish lad at post 20, looking to take four minutes off in a year?  With that lack of commitment to training?  PARTYTIME. EXCELLENT!!!

06/05/2013 at 22:01

What's that old adage?

If, at first, you don't succeed...shift the goalposts.

06/05/2013 at 22:07
Screamapillar wrote (see)

What's that old adage?

If, at first, you don't succeed...shift the goalposts.

Jesus, though, shift the goalposts to make them about a million times smaller and further away. A 4:30 marathon was at least plausible.

06/05/2013 at 22:09

DF3. Congrats on your marathon. I did my first this weekend too and finished in 4:04 Richmond park marathon. I have never ran further than 21k ever and enter on the spur of the moment. The reason you did crap was because YOU did not train well and YOU had a injury. Nothing wrong with the marathon. Mine was very hard because of a lack of training and experience. By the looks of things you should not have run cause of your injury and you started to fast. What i learned is that a Marathon will break you if you do not respect it. No point making Excuses of slay other peoples times. You are nowhere near any elite runner and everyone have their own level. Whatever races you do in the future never forget that you have done a marathon and very few people in the world can say that. Again Congratulations.

06/05/2013 at 22:13

Yeah, I agree a 4:30 marathon would be a bit boring. I mean, imagine having to be on your feet for that long... Oh. Sorry.

06/05/2013 at 22:14

Knocking 4 minutes off a 5k pb is quite hard.

 

and CD since you were having a pop...

 

... In all my time on Fetch and here I've only come across two marathon runners crazy enough to state that running half marathon distances is "enough" to run a marathon.

That's our two friends - both of whom, incidentally, had/have an "unusual" approach to training regimes and also, perhaps correspondingly, have/had a habit of royally pissing off lots of runners by shooting from the lip and refusing to accept the advice of more experienced voices. If that makes me an obsessive - well, no it doesn't - i'm just an observer of some of the more egregious specimens who crop up on here from time to time.

06/05/2013 at 22:20

sure is Johnny.

From my first 5k in 2006 to my last one this year, I've knocked off 1min 25.... 

 

In fairness...before DF3 starts crying, i didn't do any 5ks between 02 and 06, in which my half went from 1hr 41 to 1hr 25

 

06/05/2013 at 22:21

BLAH BLAH BALH......I failed at marathon......BLAH BLAH BLAH....marathon is pointless.....BLAH BLAH BLAH........4:30 marathon  is boring.....BLAH BLAH BLAH......not copping out.......blah blah blah....

Keep spouting your adolescent vitriole, baby boy.  Fact is, there are masses on here who have been beaten, admitted their faults and failures, and come back stronger, harder and more determined - at 5k to marathon and beyond.  The only people I have seen here to denigrate the achievements of others is you and yo bro.

Practice hard your proud fist punch for when you come back to mid field of your planned races.

BOOYA!!

06/05/2013 at 22:26
Johnny Blaze wrote (see)

Knocking 4 minutes off a 5k pb is quite hard.

 

and CD since you were having a pop...

 

... In all my time on Fetch and here I've only come across two marathon runners crazy enough to state that running half marathon distances is "enough" to run a marathon.

That's our two friends - both of whom, incidentally, had/have an "unusual" approach to training regimes and also, perhaps correspondingly, have/had a habit of royally pissing off lots of runners by shooting from the lip and refusing to accept the advice of more experienced voices. If that makes me an obsessive - well, no it doesn't - i'm just an observer of some of the more egregious specimens who crop up on here from time to time.

Johnny

Is that a quote of mine?  If so, my memory has just ear fucked me.

06/05/2013 at 22:35

... In all my time on Fetch and here I've only come across two marathon runners crazy enough to state that running half marathon distances is "enough" to run a marathon.

 

 

JB. Sorry if I have it wrong but if you have a pop at me I never said Running a half is enough. Very far from it but doable. I only entered because i could not find a half in time for the bank holiday. I did prepare for a up to 5 hour finish or not finishing at all. Been running all my live so I guess the base I have have pulled me through.

06/05/2013 at 22:36

I wasn't...

 

06/05/2013 at 22:37

DF3  -  this is excellent timing. Today I've ditched the marathon training, and I'm going to have a go at some 5k and 10k. Please can you pass on some IT cash to SG for training ans just pass it on to me. We can train on out treadmills together if he allows it. Cool.

06/05/2013 at 22:39

Apologies.

06/05/2013 at 22:42

Thanks for mentioning Fetch, never heard of it. Will check it out.

06/05/2013 at 22:50
Johnny Blaze wrote (see)

I wasn't...

 

No, it was aimed at me, but the wording from the first para doesn't match my MO, the second para I think may be a mash up.  So come on, Johnny, what's yer mixed up point? 

06/05/2013 at 22:52

I can't be arsed doing quotes. Now THAT'S obsessive.

 

and re Fetch - don't confuse niceness with weakness. Some of the ladies on there would eat you for breakfast, DF.

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