London 2008

Sub 3:30 Anyone

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07/04/2008 at 08:45

Had physio on Saturday (ouch) so put off running until Sunday. And then it snowed, so I didn't.

Julie Donald - Green, race no ?, aim sub 3 20, (pb 3 29, 2007)

Chieftain Tank - Red, 33608, target sub 3:20 (pb 3:26, 2007)

Smiffie - Green 29083 aim 3:44:59 (pb 3:28 2006)

albee - Green, 30876, target sub 3:45 (pb 3:32, 2007)

CG - Green, 30507, sub 3:30 (pb 3:25, 2007)

RFJ - Blue, 14791, 3:27:30 (PB 3:33:47 2006)

Kent Dixon 24298, Blue, 3:25 (first time no pb)

BOTF - Red, 51593, sub 3:30, first marathon. Datchet Dashers vest.

I'm planning on doing the first 1/2 in 1:40 and then hanging on at that pace as long as possible. If my training hadn't been so curtailed I think I'd have been aiming at 3:15, but I've run so little in the last 2 months and done so few long runs it really is going to be a voyage into the unknown beyond 20 and so I think trying for 3:15 is a step too far. By running 3:20 pace for the first half however it gives me 10 minutes in the bag for the painful last 6 miles.

Edited: 07/04/2008 at 08:49
07/04/2008 at 08:47
Good luck all of you. Here' hoping for a cool, overcast morning.
07/04/2008 at 09:00
Drk, sub 3:40 no problem, which colour start area will you starting from.
07/04/2008 at 09:30

Julie Donald - Green, race no ?, aim sub 3 20, (pb 3 29, 2007)

Chieftain Tank - Red, 33608, target sub 3:20 (pb 3:26, 2007)

Smiffie - Green 29083 aim 3:44:59 (pb 3:28 2006)

albee - Green, 30876, target sub 3:45 (pb 3:32, 2007)

CG - Green, 30507, sub 3:30 (pb 3:25, 2007)

RFJ - Blue, 14791, 3:27:30 (PB 3:33:47 2006)

Kent Dixon 24298, Blue, 3:25 (first time no pb)

BOTF - Red, 51593, sub 3:30, first marathon. Datchet Dashers vest.

DRK - Blue, 16646, 3:30 (pb 3:47, 2004)

07/04/2008 at 09:52

Anyone mind the slight change.

Red Start :
Chieftain Tank - 33608, sub 3:20 (PB 3:26, 2007)

BOTF - 51593, sub 3:30, first marathon. Datchet Dashers vest.

Green Start :
Smiffie - 29083, aim 3:44:59 (PB 3:28, 2006) 

CG - 30507, sub 3:30 (PB 3:25, 2007) 

albee - 30876, target sub 3:45 (PB 3:32, 2007)

Julie Donald - ????? aim sub 3:20, (PB 3:29, 2007)

Blue Start :
RJF - 14791, 3:27:30 (PB 3:33:47, 2006)

DRK - 16646, 3:30 (PB 3:47, 2004)

Geoff M - 20779, 3:29.59.9 (PB 3:??, 19??)

Kent Dixon - 24298, 3:25 (first time no PB) 

07/04/2008 at 10:04
I must look get my race number typed in.  CT - you beat me to adding Drk to the list - We have to look after the elderly who arent quite as IT literate.  Drk - good jobs your legs are more coordianted than your fingers. 
07/04/2008 at 13:12

Geoff M - Nice housekeeping !

Not suffering from taper madness, just can't seem to think of much else apart from Sunday  - anyone else the same?

07/04/2008 at 15:07
I've been like that for weeks because I've done so little running!
07/04/2008 at 19:57
Nice to go for a no pressure 5 miles in the sun bliss  I can do taper me
Edited: 07/04/2008 at 19:57
07/04/2008 at 21:07

5m club run, holding back and still did 38:20.......

2 more runs to go before Sun.....

08/04/2008 at 08:27

D day for me - did 7.6 miles on Friday, foot really hurt. No running since but am about to hit treadmill for a light speed session to see what happens.

  • plan 1, run Sunday and hope for best
  • plan 2, go to expo tomorro as planned and make final decision friday
  • plan 3, everything goes badly this morning and I don't even bother going to London.

Really down as I've had a hard month with everything and after running so well in Wokingham and doing most of the training its hard to fall at last hurdle.

08/04/2008 at 08:29

Red Start :
Chieftain Tank - 33608, sub 3:20 (PB 3:26, 2007)

BOTF - 51593, sub 3:30, first marathon. Datchet Dashers vest.

Green Start :
Smiffie - 29083, aim 3:44:59 (PB 3:28, 2006) 

CG - 30507, sub 3:30 (PB 3:25, 2007) 

albee - 30876, target sub 3:45 (PB 3:32, 2007)

Julie Donald - ????? aim sub 3:20, (PB 3:29, 2007)

Always Aching - 29148, target to finish (PB 3:29, Berlin 07)

Blue Start :
RJF - 14791, 3:27:30 (PB 3:33:47, 2006)

DRK - 16646, 3:30 (PB 3:47, 2004)

Geoff M - 20779, 3:29.59.9 (PB 3:??, 19??)

Kent Dixon - 24298, 3:25 (first time no PB) 

08/04/2008 at 08:44

AA - Hope the treadmill session went ok and its either plan 1 or 2 for you.

I stuck to plan last night and just did 3 miles slow pace - legs felt like lead but have been there before - lightish track session tonight to put some pep back into them.

Nervous days!

08/04/2008 at 08:55

Being nervous that's normal, if there is anyone that is not nervous I think there telling porkies.

AA - How did your run go this morning?

08/04/2008 at 09:33

Was meant to do 8 x 400m today, but the cold must have affected my brain and I only did 200m efforts instead.  Still, apart from freezing fingers (didnt wear gloves) I enjoyed the short sharp session.  Tried to book a last massage - but have lost the telephone number .  Phoned cancer research too to get a vest as cant find the one I had from before.  Have changed my mind about the running shoes I'm going to use too.  Anyone checked the forecast yet? 

Red Start :
Chieftain Tank - 33608, sub 3:20 (PB 3:26, 2007)

BOTF - 51593, sub 3:30, first marathon. Datchet Dashers vest.

Green Start :
Smiffie - 29083, aim 3:44:59 (PB 3:28, 2006) 

CG - 30507, sub 3:30 (PB 3:25, 2007) 

albee - 30876, target sub 3:45 (PB 3:32, 2007)

Julie Donald - ????? aim sub 3:20, (PB 3:29, 2007)

Always Aching - 29148, target to finish (PB 3:29, Berlin 07)

Blue Start :
RJF - 14791, 3:27:30 (PB 3:33:47, 2006)

DRK - 16646, 3:30 (PB 3:47, 2004)

Geoff M - 20779, 3:29.59.9 (PB 3:??, 19??)

Kent Dixon - 24298, 3:25 (first time no PB) 

08/04/2008 at 10:31

Hi all, i know  i havent posted for a good while but injury had got the better of me. I made my decision to run the marathon 2 weeks ago. I was originally going for 3.15 before my injury but have missed nearly all my Lsrs and no speed work from the end of Jan. My injury responds better when I run slower as there is less load on the tendon on my ankle. So I decided to run Paris on Sunday knowing there was no chance of a PB.It was really hard to hold back but I had to be sensible I did 3.48 with 1st half split 1.53 2nd 1.55. The time doesn't mean anything to me but finishing without the injury flaring up was a bonus.

Now it's your turn. Good luck everybody! I will come done to cheer you all on. 

08/04/2008 at 11:24

4x600's all done with no pain so move onto plan 2!

I'm really thinking about running in my old asics - I've got a new pair with about 100 miles on and an old pair which I ran Berlin in last Sep has probably got 300 miles on, but ran in them today and my foot felt fine...

Rowan, congrats on doing Paris and getting through in one piece.

albee, no idea on weather - bot today's conditions would be perfect!!

08/04/2008 at 11:58

AA - That must be good news on the running front.

Rowan - Congrats to you on Paris, nice one.

Weather for Sunday 13th April, subjec t to change,

BBC Weather

08/04/2008 at 13:06

AA   - Definitely run and just enjoy teh atmosphere . Reading should  beat Fulham on Saturday so that will cheer you up and well ! 

Can't wait to do last 400 m efforts tonight. 

Agree todays conditions would be perfect if the wind swung from West to SE or E , but just a tad warmer fro me (sorry BOTF !!)   Last afternoon at work til next Tuesday ! 

08/04/2008 at 13:13

Hi all, it's comforting to hear I'm not the only who's had problems. I tore my achilles 7 weeks ago so recent training has been a challenge. I had originally been aiming for 3.15-3.20 (whilst telling everyone 3.30) but that's up in smoke. Only previous marathon was 3.42 and I hit the wall big time at 19 miles, so I'll be gutted if I don't beat that but it's all down to how the leg works out now!

 How's everyone's eating going?

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