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

stupid concept anyway

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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
07/05/2013 at 10:57

Thanks Stevie .   

07/05/2013 at 11:06

Bit late to the party here - Congrats on the marathon Dave. I reckon you'll have another crack. You're just beginning your love/hate relationship with it. You dont seem to have the key indifference to them required to ignore em.

David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

Ive never bothered with Fetch. I think my posts would have them all in tears.

You do need to remember to wear the chip on your shoe - not your shoulder though.

Edited: 07/05/2013 at 11:07
07/05/2013 at 11:08

I haven't always been mad.  Here is where I stand emotionally at the moment

which to the untrained eye might seem slightly nutty but as my mate Harry likes to tell people.  Woof woof woof.

Seriously though Stevie  I was quite normal back in the 70's with my high waisters and platform shoes but then something happened to me.  I started travelling the country with my trainers in a bag meeting up with people in fields  where  we'd share hellos then say right who's up for a race to Birmingham?  On your marks get set go!  

Quite a strange sight to see a few hundred emotionally mixed  characters  trotting off  along the trails, most of whom have trained hard and have respect for each other.  When I encounter a foolish person who ridicules the efforts of my friends then I tend to treat from foolishly.

07/05/2013 at 11:12

so where were we?  oh yeah.


I like that winky one.   Never use the red ones though.


07/05/2013 at 11:17

well done for getting round anyway, it can't have been much fun, but at least you completed it.

07/05/2013 at 11:17

That was a wink at me wasn't  it?

07/05/2013 at 11:52

Hmm bit late to the party as well so just about every angle covered.

DF3 well done for getting round, getting back here to face your audience and putting up yet another running challenge to be quoted back to you over the next 12 months.

I'm sure it will be fun

07/05/2013 at 12:11

whilst we're talking about 5k times, I'm hoping to get my time down this year too. My PB stands at 23:07 (although that was the second half split of a 10k, so I reckon i could go 22:XX without too much more effort. I have no idea what I could reasonably expect to knock off in the space of the year, so I plan to just train hard and see where the chips fall. I very much doubt they'll fall anywhere near the 18min finish mark.

07/05/2013 at 12:28

DF3; If you want an easy distance to run try 3k. That's a fun distance, nothing like as scarry as 5k. for starters the pain will only last for a few minutes. 

07/05/2013 at 14:37

I reckon it's only a matter of time before DF3 will be targeting 100 metres 

07/05/2013 at 16:03

I haven't read all the posts on here (most of which are FAR too nice for my liking!)

But has anyone asked whether DF3's split times have been checked.  To make sure he didn't take a short cut?

07/05/2013 at 16:16

You'll never run one again ? 

You haven't run one yet ! 

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