Follow Wardi as he trains for a sub-3:00 marathon
Hi Wardi. My final week looks something like this (i'm not doing very much at all):
Monday 4 miles (8m/m)
Tuesday 4 miles including something like 8 x 200m at 6:30ish
Wednesday 4 miles easy
Friday Rest and travel to London after work arrive 9-10pm.
Sat 1- 2 miles easy
I have set myself 3 targets for the big day: 3:00:00 = Not happy, 2:59:XX = very pleased, 2:58:XX = great!
Thanks for the advice about the start Glenda. I'll try not to weave in and out too much and not twist my ankle jumping on and off pavements. Patience is the key!
What's everyone else doing, Wardi?
I don't like it.
I run instead of dieting.
My Boxing Day diet consisted of a 22 mile run and stuffing my face again.
Mon, Tue and Wed runs as planned, although Tuesdays speed work was nearer 5:30m/m than 6:30m/m. I'm now resting until Saturday.
Your right Wardi, my hoped for times leave little room for error so I am going to have the be very disciplined. I could not face another 3:00:31 after coming so close to breaking sub3 last time so I WILL run under 3 hours!
Talking about diet, I had a lovely chicken fried rice and beef chow mein last night. That will set me up really well for Sunday.
Evening One and All,
Been working my cotton socks off, providing a bit of noise pollution all over the UK. All good military training of course.
Managed to taper mainly through lack of time;
Mon: 3 Miles Steady
Tue: 4 Miles Easy-Slow
Wed: 3 x 400m sprints and 5 x 200m Sprints.
Shall rest Thur and Fri, with a wee trot around Hyde Park Sat.
Wardi- Nice effort above. Feeling very confident for you fella. Will try and track you down pre start. As your published metronome style is just what I need!
Glenda- Best wishes for your run down under, looking forward to your race report. Suspect something special is possible.
Gavin- Reckon you are all primed for a sub 3.
Blisters- Diet? Can't remeber eating more. ooops.... nice Curry though!
Anyone going to the Expo on the Fri?
ENJOY THE FINAL TAPER FOLKS...
I got to halfway in 1:31:00 at FLM in 2006. Just for interest:
My splits in 2006 for 10k were:
Fairly consistant. It was just being held up at the start that was the problem. It's going to be really tough but I know that I can do it this time!
I'm not really feeling that fresh at the moment though which is a bit worrying but i'm sure in 4 days i'll be ready to go.
I'm travelling down to London after work on Friday (arrive about 10pm) so am going to expo first thing Saturday morning.
Wardi Have a good run,I posted a few days ago re tips for going sub 3 these are my splits when I used a pacing braclet.
Evening Wardi . .
Well we're almost there now aren't we!! Have a safe journey down tomorrow, enjoy the Expo, and I'll see you and our lady Dreamers at the Blue start on Sunday
I think this will be my last chance to use the internet so all that is left to say is GOOD LUCK Wardi.
I would also like to thank everyone who has given advice and shared their training experience.
Good luck to everyone running on April 13th! Have a safe journey to London and a trouble free weekend. Registration form, Photo ID..,..
Last pre FLM Post!
Best wishes to one and all. Hope you all achieve your various targets and are wrapped up in a big foil blanket when the big 3:00:00 appears on the clock.
Seconding Gavin, thanks for all the top tips and experience handed down by the likes of Wardi, Steve and co.
Look forward to reading those post race reports!!!!!
Good luck for Sunday. Hope you have a great race and knock those pesky 6 minutes off your time and the first number of your finish time is a 2. Fat Face says save some Sam Smiths for him in the Chandos afterwards. See you there if we don't see you at the blue start first.
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