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??
You up for Lochness Stoker ?
Ive sent you a message Nursey.
The internets finest thread, left to wither.....?
Im looking more like my pic every day.
Was I cropped out of your photo Nursey?I mustve been just in front of you...
Badger, where are you?
Time for bed. 12 miles and a gym session today. Did 42 miles last week. Still just 3 runs though.
Still here, Stokesy old son. been doing a bit of moonlighting on the sub-3.15 thread with the kids in the big playground. Man, those guys run some mile!.
I'm still running. Did a 10k round Dorney Lake last weekend in blistering heat. The sun probably cost me over a minute. I did 43.02 but I know I can go sub-42 for 10k. Never mind.
I followed the race up with a 12 miler on Sunday, strength training at the gym on Monday, a hilly 7 miler on Tuesday and on Wednesday (this is sounding like a Craig David song!!) I did an interval session on the local track where I hit a 400m PB (1.15) followed by a mile PB of 6.04. Just shows that I am in some sort of form and was unlucky with the weather on Saturday.
I have a half marathon along the Thames in October and then begin winter training for the Brighton marathon next year. If I get into London via the ballot I'll do that too.
When is Loch ness?
Not Loch Ness.Glencoe.Google it n see what this sad middle aged man has to look forward to.Well Ive stuck in at the training. 129 miles in June and 178 miles in August. Also do an hour n a quarter of weights n planking n stuff twice a week. Done 3 hilly 20 milers already, and last Saturday me n my mate ran ( and climbed ) Corrie Fee
Dont know if that linky thing works. If not, google that too.It was like Brigadoon, all waterfalls n purple heather. Also the first proper outing for the trail shoes, and the first day of running with the backpack on. Must admit, I forgot all about it most of the run. Hope I feel the same on October 4th.Bought my first flat today. The family home will have new occupants a week on Friday, so I'm looking forward to regaining my independence. About time the love life got resurrected too. Notice I called it love life, and not sex life. Dont know why, coz its the sex Im missing!
I'll need to introduce more speedwork Badge. Ive been concentrating as usual on getting the miles in my legs, but we all know your heart n lungs get in a comfy zone on the long stuff. Climbing up the face of the corrie had me breathing heavily out of my arse on Saturday though!
Well done on the 400 pb. Another gym session tomorrow and a 13 mile run after.
Evening chaps, nice to see you still focussed. Stoker I spend more and more of my time out on hills and trails now, must be a middle age thing. Badger I look at the 3:15 thread nowa nd again and it is a reality check for me as to what you need to be doing day to day to achieve that time, I'm sure you have it in you though.
Yip, I loved Saturdays yomp, and the fact its all on my doorstep, and Im single now should mean I get out n do more of this stuff. Spent an hour or so on walkhighlands website last night n fancy carrying it on in all weathers, plus the lung bursting gradients will inevitably improve the fitness.Im even getting those funny muscles in the core bit that point down to your bollocks at the side. Next to my vaguely noticeable six pack!Fingers crossed that with all the Glencoe training, we'll smash our Glen Clova pb's in November too. Sub 1.36 would be grand.
If any of you southern softies fancy a mug and some stovies and a proper Jocko Half, then go on the forfar roadrunners site and note the opening date n time for entries. Its in August, but sells out inside an hour, with only 300 places. Be good to see you.
Just back from the gym. Worked hard on the weights. Nothing major. I do 8 sets of ( 30 arm curls with a 25kg bar, 30 shoulder press 20 kg bar, 30 hanging knee lifts, 1.5 minutes planking, and 40 shoulder shrugs with 25kg dumbells.) Once thats done, its onto the treadmill. Ive been using a hilly setting n doin 12-13milers at about 8.15's, but tonight I did half a mile at 8's then half a mile at 7's and continued that for 12 miles. I'm trying with every aspect of the training to keep moving forward, so the hills get hillier, or more reps, or heavier weights, or add a backpack etc, so tonight I got the lungs working a wee bit more. I'll knock it below 7's n 8's next time.Maybe its coz I miss sex so much that I'm training so well?!I'd rather train a bit less!!Just been served a delicious beef stroganoff by my Momma. Come mid September, that will all change! How do you boil potatoes?
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