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

stupid concept anyway

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06/05/2013 at 22:57

Ooh Davieboy!  Take your peachy newby ass over to the Fetchverse.  Please. 


Just rub it with vinegar first.

Doner Kebab    pirate
06/05/2013 at 22:57

just thought id poke my nose in here and suggest that 13 miles might be enough for some people to knock out a marathon in a relatively half decent time. i would also like to suggest that running 70 miles isnt that hard either for a someone, not everyone, but it is possible

and DF3 i have you on ignore for so long it took someone to point me in this direction about this thread, how i laughed


06/05/2013 at 22:58

You don't get it, do you?


you're clearly the Johnny Rotten of the running world.



Doner Kebab    pirate
06/05/2013 at 23:00

oh DF3 - i think you meant a cumulative frequency curve, not a bell curve, as a bell curve returns to zero, pedantic, i know, but accurate.


Doner Kebab    pirate
06/05/2013 at 23:01

dont get what? obviously not ;s


06/05/2013 at 23:03
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

A 4.30 marathon is boring, I'd rather a sub 18 or dare I say it ........ a sub 17 (that should set you off)

 ... How would you know a sub 4:30 Is boring? You seem to be quite a way from giving an answer to that? 



06/05/2013 at 23:12

lmao. If a 4:30 is boring, imagine a 6:23.

06/05/2013 at 23:15

DF3, I think perhaps you under estimate how hard a 5k can be. As far as I'm concerned a 5k is tougher than a marathon. The training is hard. Still, you'll get to enjoy the feeling of lactate, just don't stop still when it hits ok.

Oh and you do have to train for 5k's.

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!

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