mcs - the Brain Training for runners book I was on about a bit ago - whilst not so much about psychology uses the philosophy of replication built up over a 4 phase training cycle - ie increases segments of training at race pace. To me the approach the author suggested made it seem much more achievable cos I like to plod in training as you know but I haven't put it into practice yet - that's my plan for after the wall! It might be worth a read if you're thinking about that style of training.
oscarr - hope you have a lovely break - absorb some sunshine and the odd cocktail for me will you - hope you're taking a running book if not your shoes LLOLOLOLOL
Oscarr - enjoy the beaches and occasional "sundowner"!
Come back, fit, tanned and ready for the fray........
Thanks SB will order from the library for a read.......Oscarr enjoy Antigua....wow jealous, I am off to the Lakes next week in a POD!!!! Near Joss Naylors home at Wasdale, should be wet and fun.......
oooh oooh a new round robin....
AC8 was closest on oscarr so he wins the right to eat as much cake as he likes next weekend.
So - NYC marathon 4th November - FH hmmmmm now
I'll go with 3:28:45
Complete random guess by the way no idea what the NY course is like - happy to round up the guesses as and when I can
FH - thanks, it's the way I tell 'em, Lol!
If you hold 7:55 with 2 mins to spare then you are shooting for 3:26:xx if you make it or 3:30:xx if you need the buffer!.
Just beware of the V Narrows bridge.......and I will predict 3:29:50
Thanks for the prize SB My guess for FH: 3:33:33 (This Sesame Street presentation was brought to you by the number "3")
LOL - FH - so you're guess on yourself, to be exact, is .....
Come on folks the stakes are high - mince pie season is approaching fast
3.29.59 for me go FH all the best love to do NY one day great city crazy city!! Enjoy..... now where is the cake?
You are awesome at charity fund raising FH well done and great pics!!
My guess is 3:27:37 based on some excitable 7:30s some painful 8:30s and some flowing 7:45s and a big push for the line...good luck
I am also on the look-out for cake!
Cheers Mark. I am still finding hard to understand that I managed to sell 110 tickets at £60 each in the first place and then to raise £6000 on the whole night is bloody amazing!!
Better give my prediction - 3:24.45 , that sounds do-able, just !!
Choisty, I was hoping for 21 miles @ 7.45, then 4 @ 8.00 and last 1.2 in 10 mins !! I have been told by a friend who is a 2.42 marathon runner to race this marathon, I do tend to run and hold myself back too much. I will to my utmost to break the sub 3.30 and anything after that is a bonus, that said I will have to aim for 3.24/3.25 from the start.
Go for it FH look forward to a full page report please!!!
FH, I agree completely, uping the pace after 20M is impossible, let's face it the last 100m is hard enough. I hope it goes the same a Paris did for me, then you will enjoy the closing mile.
O and if you are using a Garmin, don't forget you will run more than 26.2 and factor that in
Cheers Choisty, last 1.2 is 8.20 pace ! To be honest I dont mind what the splits are its the finishing time and knowing I have given everything for 26.2 miles.
Not sure when I will post Sunday week, I will try and get to a FREE WiFi zone and do a quick update with my finish time.
Leaving on 1st Nov.
1st 4 mile jog/recovery this evening in the gathering gloom. Felt quite relaxed as I only ran at 9:04 pace and it seems to have eased a few niggles.
Same again on Friday......
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