London 2008

Sub 3:30 Anyone

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22/04/2007 at 19:58
I know its early but......
kittenkat    pirate
22/04/2007 at 19:59
I'll try, never run a marathon but my half marathon times should swing it if I train properly
22/04/2007 at 20:00
LOL :o)
22/04/2007 at 20:01
I will do it. Missed it again today but you can count me in.

kittenkat    pirate
22/04/2007 at 20:03
Are you laughing at my vain naivity WR?
22/04/2007 at 20:08
Not at all kk, hadn't seen your post when I wrote mine don't worry. I hope you do :o)

Was laughing at the fact that I've got a cigar in one hand, glass of red in the other and still haven't made it to the shower yet and I'm thinking about next year already!
22/04/2007 at 20:08
Up for it - 3.34 last year and decided to miss out this year to run the 3 Forts Marathon in a couple of weeks.

365 days and counting!!
kittenkat    pirate
22/04/2007 at 20:09
Did you run today WR? How did it go?

Also how do you get in to FLM, I always get rejected... well, only tried twice...
22/04/2007 at 20:12
22/04/2007 at 20:18
kk, I did indeed.

A bit of a disaster really as I got to the start late and although I should have been going from pen 4 I was badly held up pretty much the whole way. Was planning (and had trained hard) for a sub 3:30 but just couldn't fight my way through the crowds and had to settle for 29 seconds shy of a sub 4hr finish. Oh well, a valuable lesson amd a good day out.

The key is to just keep applying unless you get yourself a charity place. If you are rejected 5 times through the ballot you get a gauranteed place. You must apply *every* year though, if you miss one in the middle.... no gauranteed place. Keep trying!
kittenkat    pirate
22/04/2007 at 20:29
I would love to be part of it WR, what does put me off is the sheer volume of people, as you have said was a prob for you.
Bet the atmosphere is fantastic though. I loved watching the elite runners on tv this morning - amazing!
22/04/2007 at 20:41
The atmosphere is truly amazing! The amount of people isn't really a problem unless you are unlucky. If anything, the thousands of people just serve to remind you that you are taking part in one of the biggest races in the world and no matter what time you finish in... it still feels good to get that medal roud your neck.

You should definately give it a go, even if only the once :o)
22/04/2007 at 20:42
after watching FLM on the TV for the past 2 years, I have just said to my wife "I want to do that next year!"....roll on August and the ballot!
22/04/2007 at 20:46
ps do folk get into FLM the first time they apply through the ballot?
kittenkat    pirate
22/04/2007 at 20:46
Let's all apply. I'm going to be a 3 year old elite athlete with a 2:15 predicted time from the isle of Mull.

I will be guaranteed a place!

... or I could just be a small kitten from Devon hoping to do 3:30.

What do you think?
kittenkat    pirate
22/04/2007 at 20:49
have to go now, but seriously want to do it!

(and I'm rarely serious!)
22/04/2007 at 20:49
I was feeling for the folk out there today, I did Edinburgh marathon last year in 24 degree heat. My hoped for sub 4.30 (4.20 or so) turned very quickly to 4.57, just impossible to know how you will cope....I vowed never to do another summer marathon again.
22/04/2007 at 20:51
I was on the first page of this thread last year, and here I am again. Missed it by 6 minutes today, but a PB by 4 minutes in the heat.

Will be half a stone lighter AT LEAST this time next year, which should do the trick.

22/04/2007 at 21:20
Assuming it can't get any hotter, if I get a place, I'll be going for sub-3:15 next year having missed it by less than a minute today.

It's been a great thread to be part of - recommend it to anyone!
22/04/2007 at 21:39

Attaboy - 08 WILL be the year!

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