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

stupid concept anyway

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06/05/2013 at 23:18

But it's SHORTER so it must be EASIER!  

 

Fact is, you have to do a lot of balls-out training to keep knocking off a few seconds here and there...

06/05/2013 at 23:21

I've only managed to get six and a half minutes off my half marathon time in two years. I can't imagine ever getting four minutes off my 5k.

06/05/2013 at 23:23

I've knocked 12 minutes off my marathon pb in 5 years. But then, I am shit.

06/05/2013 at 23:26

is this the grit and determination that makes you bale out of 20 mile training runs?

Doner Kebab    pirate
06/05/2013 at 23:26

after a good few months of doing the long game and then going back to trying for a 10k PB i think i would chose a sub 3:15 mara as the easiest option both in time and effort required

06/05/2013 at 23:29
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

perhaps you dont have the same grit and determination I do?

yeah, that'd be it. Oh well, we can't all be winners.

06/05/2013 at 23:33

6 hour cut off, DF3?  Or was it off road?  

I just like looking at the view. 

06/05/2013 at 23:37

As you get older you can't beat your 10K pb.  You can run further, and further, and further.  In lots of different and interesting places.

06/05/2013 at 23:40

If your runs are boring (4:30 or not) then run somewhere more interesting!

06/05/2013 at 23:41

How many times per week are you prepared to commit to training DF3 and what mileage are you looking at?

Steadily increasing my running to 30 miles across 5 runs per week has seen me, as a 42yo bloke, take 4:38 off my 5k time between December and April to go from 25:35 to 20:57, so what you're suggesting isn't impossible. However I reckon you'd need consistent weekly mileage of 40 miles plus in support of 2 speed sessions to even get you close, and you'll need luck with injuries - mine ran out the day after going sub-21.

Also, the 4 minutes from 22 to 18 is going to be different gravy even for a younger bloke than the 4 and a half I knocked off to get under 21.

06/05/2013 at 23:43

BBB, do you have to warm up before a 5K?

06/05/2013 at 23:54
Canute wrote (see)

BBB, do you have to warm up before a 5K?

ha ha, the old adage, need to run a marathon to warm up for a 5k. 

DF3, you're f*cked!

06/05/2013 at 23:54

Yes, definitely. Not as much as I should have done initially, but the more I've learned, the more I've warmed up. Nice tip from Phil Pub saw me do best part of a mile before my last 5k, and (I'd say) that helped return a 16 second PB.

EDIT: That'll teach me to take a question literally!

Edited: 06/05/2013 at 23:57
07/05/2013 at 00:01

Tbh, in my prime (when I was still chasing10k pbs, I did have a little warm up ritual (about 1/2 a mile... slow, quick, slow, long strides, short strides, stretches, littles skips and jumps... it was quite complex, but did the job).

07/05/2013 at 07:54
literatin wrote (see)

I've only managed to get six and a half minutes off my half marathon time in two years. I can't imagine ever getting four minutes off my 5k.

Depends how slow you start out

07/05/2013 at 08:16
Stevie G . wrote (see)

 

Depends how slow you start out

True.  It took me five years to take 1min 25secs off mine.  Shit.  

07/05/2013 at 08:40

Okay, got my first 10k race coming up soon. I'll make sure to jog round it at recovery pace.

07/05/2013 at 08:43
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

perhaps you dont have the same grit and determination I do?

Thanks David.  Now I've got to wipe my monitor after spraying coffee all over it.

07/05/2013 at 08:49

Just had a look through the garmin splits:
miles 19 - 23 all over 21 minutes each.
Thats not even walking speed. Still it is but a short leap to sub 5:50 miling

07/05/2013 at 09:03
PhilPub wrote (see)
Stevie G . wrote (see)

 

Depends how slow you start out

True.  It took me five years to take 1min 25secs off mine.  Shit.  

really? I've done exactly 1min 25 from 2006 to today!

Edited: 07/05/2013 at 09:03
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