FLM Training: Wardi

Follow Wardi as he trains for a sub-3:00 marathon

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Daniel Benson.    pirate
21/12/2007 at 13:34
Introducing the third member of our 2008 FLM Dream Team...  Wardi.

Wardi’s goal is sub-3:00, and he’ll be going all-out to scratch six minutes off his PB in order to hit his target.

Steve Smythe will coach Wardi directly on this thread and he’ll be posting his training progress on a regular basis. Feel free to ask questions and leave your support, but please try not to hijack the thread.

You can read more about Wardi - and the other runners and in our FLM Dream Team - by clicking on the article link at the top of the thread.

Otherwise, read and enjoy!

21/12/2007 at 13:44
Good luck fella!
21/12/2007 at 14:06

<scoobs plonks herself into chair whilst munching on a galaxy bar>

Best of luck Wardi. Really pleased you got selelcted.  Especially as I notice we share the same (less serious) weaknesses.. Therefore I shall have a little tipple on your behalf this evening. :0)

21/12/2007 at 14:28
The dream teams racing snake. Go get 'em Wardi.
21/12/2007 at 16:11
Congrats and best of luck. I'll be following your training, as that is my ultimate time goal too. This coming FLM may be too soon for me coming from a 3.14, but hopefully I'll get close! (I'm a chocoholic too!) )
21/12/2007 at 16:24
Well done Wardi! It will be nice to follow the progress of a racing snake.
21/12/2007 at 17:14

Good luck Wardi!

21/12/2007 at 17:18
Best of luck, Wardi!  It looks as though we all share at least one weakness!
21/12/2007 at 18:13
*Spud joins Scooby*

Best of luck Wardi!
21/12/2007 at 18:39
Good luck Wardi....not that you need it of course...
21/12/2007 at 18:47
Very very best of luck Wardi.
21/12/2007 at 20:36
Well done on making the cut. I note you are told you need more speed.  Would it be a case of slowing down the longer and general aerobic runs in order to be able to work harder?  I don't recall that you do much structured speedwork, your faster runs being with clubmates.  Are you looking forward to this element?
21/12/2007 at 20:44

Wardi - I've just had a look at the schedule they've given you.

 I'd be interested to know the reasoning behind starting you off on a long run of 12 miles when you've already clocked up a 20 in this marathon training.  It seems the first few weeks cut back your mileage drastically.  Has it been explained why?  Is the schedule based on where your training is currently?

Ultra AJH    pirate
21/12/2007 at 21:02
Good luck Wardi!
21/12/2007 at 21:04

Wardi - well done on being selected for RW training advice.

As BR noted the training seems to be taking you back a step.  I would be interested to know the reason why too.  Is this individual training advice or a generic schedule for you to follow?

I hope you achieve your sub 3!

Blisters    pirate
21/12/2007 at 21:08

Believe me Wardi, I'll be lurking. And I trust that you are going to do some damage to those HM and 10k times on the way. They are overdue.

BR has a serious question, and I'd like to see it considered by the expert adviser. If he is not proud, he may even tailor the schedule to suit the athlete, as I cannot believe that he has already studied your personal training records in preparation for your new schedule.

(I'll take the original schedule as my focus, as I'm a slacker at the moment.)

21/12/2007 at 21:55
Firstly thanks to all of you who recommended me on the main thread, praise indeed. Some nice welcomes and lots of encouragement too.

A fair observation BR/Hilly/Blisters. Steve Smythe is aware that I averaged 70mpw for FLM this year, I am sure he will be along to discuss the schedule soon enough. He is a circa 2:45 man as a V45 so I will certainly respect his views. I need to know what is necessary to drop my times down a notch or two so that sub 3 will be realistic.

20 miles yesterday, 10 tonight. The old legs seem fine.

22/12/2007 at 08:22
well done wardi - hope you get loads out of it and reach that sub 3
i'll be following your progress and supporting you all the way
22/12/2007 at 08:46
Well done Wardi! I'll be lurking here too, sitting right next to Blisters
22/12/2007 at 09:30

Wardi - I've no doubt that he is a well respected and successful coach. It just struck me as odd that your first 3 weeks are 41, 49 and 55 miles, when you've just done 30 in 2 days.

Is the point of the schedule for someone aiming for a sub 3 to download it onto their Garmin and start from a base of (say) 35 mpw or is it specifically aimed at Wardi of Tadcaster

Do you intend to stick to next week to the letter or will you be tempted to run longer than it says?

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