Sub 3:45 Group
Hello remember me ?
LS still harping on about his 3.43 ?( thanks to perfect pacing )
VLM next week anyone ?
Had to defer last year due to tendonitis ,
not quite so much pressure on me now , I don't need 3.45 for GFA , now I am over 50 It's sub 4 , would still be great to get under 3.45 though , training as usual based on high mileage at slowish pace which seems to work best for me
JH87, the general opinion is the, macmillan calculator is rather generous , it all depends on the training ,what's your average weekly mileage ? how many 20+ milers have you done ? And at what pace ?
Nursey!! Oh how we've missed you. xxxxxxx
No VLM for me, I'm doing Brighton on Sunday. Did 3.23 in Paris last year so I'm going to give sub-3.20 a go. Weather looks grim but the second half of the course is flat and the wind may be in our backs. Here's hoping.
Do you still get to run around Weybridge during family visits?Lost any more car keys in the Devon country lanes?
Aaaaah, fond memories...
For any thread lurkers out there. managed to bag a 3.19 at the Brighton marathon yesterday. Top 3% field finish too!
Chuffed to get into the teens and it's a Boston Qualifier too.
Was lucky to be in the VIP start tent before the race and had a nice picture taken with Paula Radcliffe. She's lovely!
Good luck to the VLMers this week. Gor for it!!
Good luck on Sunday, Jack. Your times suggest sub 3.30 is certainly on. Don't be scared of going quick but at the same time don't be too confident. The marathin has bitten the arses of better runners than us so please run sensibly.
*** Cliché Alert !! ***
Remember it's a race of two halves, the first 20 and the final 6.2. It's all about that final 10k, so remember to save some back for the showbiz miles from Tower Bridge to the Mall.
If it's any help, our training has been virtually identical. My 5 longest runs were 20, 20, 20, 21, 18, so not far off yours and all at over 8m/m.
Total campaign mileage before the race was 448. I only did 3 to 4 runs per week with emphasis on hills and speed sessions. Went for quality over quantity this year.
Trust the process, be ready to go from plan A to plan B (as I did at Brighton) and you'll be successful.
Looking forward to reading your report oin Sunday.
Nursey Nursey Nursey.Is it really 6 years since I let you take me by the hand and led me through the streets of London?'I'll show you something, that'll make you change your mind!'If you'd like me to return the favour, then google Glencoe Marathon, and let me know if you fancy by far the toughest marathon in the uk in October.Cant believe you are 50, when you were a 32 year old Victoria Principal lookalike in 2008. Albeit with monstrous feet, if I can recall the posted images...http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/spring-marathon/a-bit-like-sub-4--but-15-minutes-quicker/30492-951.htmlBadgey Badgey Badgey.
To think I once ridiculed you as you werent fit to post on a sub 3.45 thread!!"Stoker beat the cook!"I recall your post from '08 like it was yesterday. You mustve beaten some Ethiopians!! Whats that? 7.30 pace? Superb old man. Absolutely superb.That minute into the teens does make all the difference to your tales in the pub.
Chopper.Have a grand day on Sunday.If that link thing works, it'll take you back to the time when this thread was brilliant for a marathon virgin like me.My mates doin his first on Sunday and is aiming for around 4 hours, but Ive told him goal number one is to run all the way, with the proviso that he makes sure he really enjoys the day. Nurseys bum distracted me for 22 miles until she sped off into the distance. Her father, Andre the Giant, gave her an extra long stride...
Hurt my achilles a wee bit so have pulled out the Dundee HAM half marathon in 2 weeks. Been sweating puddles every other day at the gym though to keep the UK's most magnificent thighs in perfect working order. Glencoe is the one and only goal this year.
Time for some Lloyd Bridges Airplane pics Badge??
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