FLM 09 - 3.45ers!

All Aiming for 3.45 - 3.59

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03/05/2013 at 20:29

Thanks OG I have thought about it for years, I will be doing Chester on 6th though so it might be a hill too far. Perhaps we'll come and watch you...

03/05/2013 at 22:09

No way. You don't need to run Beachy hard - 2-3 weeks after another is fine. It's a scenic jog/walk...........

06/05/2013 at 22:32

4:12 for the Milton Keynes marathon. Oops! it was a PB, so good, but that's all that was good. Halfway in 1:56 after starting at 8:40-9:00 pace, but after a gel-enforced loo break, it went kinda wrong!

Lessons learnt, more improvement for next time!

06/05/2013 at 22:41

Good work Jim, I have 4:12 burned into my brain, it was my second London time after cramping up in the last few miles.

How are you feeling now OG? you can just relax now for L2B surely?

I pottered round ten miles earlier, my plan was to go to the canal then back but I decided to turn left and follow what we call the Roman Bridges down a little footpath, I stopped at eight to take some photos but was very pleased overall.

I didn't want to overdo it as it is Sandstone Trail on Saturday, I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew.  Last time I did it in six and a half hours, with plenty of chatting on the way, so I think six might be on the cards.  If I'm lucky, some of the faster v50s might stay at home And I can get a shot at the title lol.


07/05/2013 at 09:14

That's great Jim - was hot yesterday........

Mr P - feel great today (and yesterday) thanks - no stiffness or niggles (just been to the gym in fact). Sunday was pretty miserable at times as I couldn't shake off some form of pelvic/stomach cramp that came on after about 15m, but happy to have dragged myself to the finish. Seriously hard, hilly 27m course, made harder by warm and breezy day, very exposed on the top of the Downs and tough underfoot on the flint/chalk and rutted mud. Not all bad though - one of my clubmates won it ! Finished in 3.17. Animal.


Edited: 07/05/2013 at 09:14
07/05/2013 at 11:32

feel okay today, so I'll turn up for training tonight... might just pass on the hills and sprints though!

5 months until the next one, gotta get some decent LSRs in!

Edited: 07/05/2013 at 11:33
07/05/2013 at 11:40

well done OG, don't think I could cope with a proper "hilly" course that length!

07/05/2013 at 12:07


This shows the elevation profile.......

27/05/2013 at 12:36

Long run this weekend.........


27/05/2013 at 19:29

bloody hell, OG, that's amazing! well done!

28/05/2013 at 17:33

Jim - hardest thing ever but a brilliantly organised event from start to finish. Can't praise it highly enough. Hard as hell though.........I had issues including leg pain and, worse, stomach issues after eating at half way. Live and learn though - just happy to have finished which was my aim, bonus that it was still daylight....... Still basking in the afterglow of completing it

Edited: 28/05/2013 at 17:33
28/05/2013 at 20:51

Did you go to work OG?

I'm still a bit knackered from reading about it so I didn't run today.


30/05/2013 at 09:57

Yes was fine even on Sunday - remarkable lack of fatigue or stiffness. Delighted.

30/05/2013 at 13:20

5k PB last night, took off about 1 min 25 to make it 22:33... now my 5k, 10k and 1/2M times all match with Greg McMillan's predictions!


now to finish reading his new book...!

03/06/2013 at 17:14

Cool ! Not looked but that must predict you in the 3.30-3.45 range  That's a target then

Frustrated here......got a sore shin. Think it might be a stress fracture, waiting for fizzy appointment. Guess that's what happens with a 36 mile increase in distance in one go......

03/06/2013 at 17:37


06/08/2013 at 19:30

Hey *waves frantically* remember me? 

Hope you guys are all well, hey Mr P, glad to see you are still around.  Who else is still on here?

I have a new job and have fled the city so I have time again  ... but no foruming at work  ... but I do get home before 5 now 

Hope to pop in here more often now 

06/08/2013 at 21:24

welcome back Shimmy; it's a bit quiet atm but maybe a few lurkers will re-appear!

06/08/2013 at 21:48


We've often wondered where you were!

Yes our thread is quiet, and the forum is a bit duller than it was, I think Facebook might have done for it.

I will put the word out


06/08/2013 at 21:55

I've changed my job too, similar but a much better set-up. OG is in California on hols, Tger is in Meexico on hols/daughters wedding.

Do you remember the entire company being banned from internet because I was on the forum all the time?

Hello Jim!


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