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

stupid concept anyway

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06/05/2013 at 21:14

They trained, DF3. You didn't. If I wanted to pick who I thought had achieved more and got more out of the experience (in which I'm including all the training as well as the race), it wouldn't be you. Plus, if we are going down the route of talking about specific people, one of them was in quite a lot of pain during the race (and took a while to recover post-race), and the other waited for her and finished more slowly than she otherwise might have done. They refused to stop even when offered a lift to the finish, and they jogged over the finish line because it was important to them to finish running, not because they'd been taking it easy up till then and had plenty left in the tank. I actually do find that genuinely impressive, and in some ways more impressive than anything I did towards my first marathon.

Edited: 06/05/2013 at 21:14
06/05/2013 at 21:16

OK then David, here's my unsupportive comment:

You did one marathon, it beat you and you quit.

Do you know how rare that is on this forum? Most people who struggle come back more determined than ever to do better next time.

You might want to think about what that says about them  - and about you.

Edited: 06/05/2013 at 21:18
06/05/2013 at 21:20

Aw, Davie, Dave, David....you've fallen in to the trap of thinking that because I highlighted 'fat', I must automatically be so.  Do try, dear to drag yourself out of the internet stereotype gutter.  You may not care about your race times, but I suspect you have rather more pride in your flaming. 

 

06/05/2013 at 21:23

You need to develop your ego and competitive edge David...at the moment, you're quite happy to be beaten my miles by women 20years older than you.

That wouldn't sit quite right with me

06/05/2013 at 21:29
Screamapillar wrote (see)

OK then David, here's my unsupportive comment:

You did one marathon, it beat you and you quit.

Do you know how rare that is on this forum? Most people who struggle come back more determined than ever to do better next time.

You might want to think about what that says about them  - and about you.

I prefer to think of it as 'if you stick your hand in the oven and  you get burnt, you dont just keep putting your hand in the oven'.

After completing a marathon, I realise that I would be far better off putting my efforts towards smaller albeit faster distances. I dont need to 'beat' a marathon.

You say the marathon 'beat' me ......... yep youre right, but I dont really care. What I do care is that I dont just stupidly go on a year long 'revenge' mission to do better next time. Youve only got one life, no point wasting it.

 

 

   
06/05/2013 at 21:30
Stevie G . wrote (see)

You need to develop your ego and competitive edge David...at the moment, you're quite happy to be beaten my miles by women 20years older than you.

That wouldn't sit quite right with me

Seren never told me her 5k personal best. I'll put it this way, whatever it is, it wont be standing against mine by the time 31st December rolls around.

 

 

   
06/05/2013 at 21:36
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
Seren never told me her 5k personal best. I'll put it this way, whatever it is, it wont be standing against mine by the time 31st December rolls around.
   

Oh good, we are on the for the end of this year, then, not one year from now as previously advertised. 

06/05/2013 at 21:37
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)

OK then David, here's my unsupportive comment:

You did one marathon, it beat you and you quit.

Do you know how rare that is on this forum? Most people who struggle come back more determined than ever to do better next time.

You might want to think about what that says about them  - and about you.

I prefer to think of it as 'if you stick your hand in the oven and  you get burnt, you dont just keep putting your hand in the oven'.

After completing a marathon, I realise that I would be far better off putting my efforts towards smaller albeit faster distances. I dont need to 'beat' a marathon.

You say the marathon 'beat' me ......... yep youre right, but I dont really care. What I do care is that I dont just stupidly go on a year long 'revenge' mission to do better next time. Youve only got one life, no point wasting it.

 

   

You have yet to convince me you are not just a quitter.

You never thought a marathon was "pointless" until it took you over 6 hours to complete one. In fact all the indications were that you were obsessed with he distance - especially the times other people took to cover it!

But anyway, maybe you'll get into the VLM, storm it, and prove me wrong. I hope so.

06/05/2013 at 21:37

OK here is a perfect example of what Im talking about.

Right now on Sky 1 is a program about Greggs (as in the bakers).

Some woman is on there bragging about how shes done everything in Greggs apart from drive the lorry ....... basically she takes stuff out of the oven, does some cleaning, serves some customers ...... thats about it.

What Im saying is that some peoples views on their achievements are vastly different to others.

   
seren nos    pirate
06/05/2013 at 21:39

with your investigating stalking david i thought you might have checked it first to ensure that you could beat such an easy target.....a fine young fit man like yourself .......my 17 yr old son and hubby in his 50's can both beat my time by 3 or 4 mins so you should be able to take 6 or 7 mins off it 

06/05/2013 at 21:40
literatin wrote (see)
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
Seren never told me her 5k personal best. I'll put it this way, whatever it is, it wont be standing against mine by the time 31st December rolls around.
   

Oh good, we are on the for the end of this year, then, not one year from now as previously advertised. 

Actually what I said was sub 18minutes in a year (ie May 2014). And that I would beat Seren Nos 5k PB by the end of the year (31st Dec 2013). I very much doubt Seren Nos PB is 18 minutes, and if shes claiming it was I would want proof.

 

   

   
Edited: 06/05/2013 at 21:42
06/05/2013 at 21:42

Oh, I must have missed the interim target. Is your current PB from a race or just from the treadmill? If the latter you're probably already a tiny fraction of the way there.

Tell you what, my 5k PB's a bit soft. Why don't you try and beat that first and then move on to the faster stuff?

Edited: 06/05/2013 at 21:42
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 21:51

Its OK, Ive got a training plan from D2D that Im going to follow.

 

       
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 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!

At least throwing up after 18 minutes is preferable to being bored out of your brains hobbling around for 6 hours in the sun!

I figure Ive got 4 and a bit minutes to find somewhere in the next 12 months. Obviously it goes on a bit of a bell curve where it will get progressively harder to knock off seconds as you get closer. So I figure I need to be under 20 quite comfortably by the end of the year to have any chance.

So I want to be knocking off some 20 seconds or so each month ........ (gulp) .......

   
06/05/2013 at 22:01

What's that old adage?

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

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