RW Forum 6 - sub 4.10

Dubai Dave v Bruce C

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kittenkat    pirate
16/01/2012 at 18:42

"I have done 2 marathons and numerous halves with PB's at 4:22 for the full (Chester 2011) and 1:49 for a half (Warrington 2010). I run 3 /4 times a week and am not a member of a club, mainly I think due to preference of running alone whenever I want to rather than having specified times etc.
What do I want to achieve? A sub 4:10 full with a view to going sub 4, but would like to be realistic in my aims, with the main one to be able to run one without a walk break in the latter miles."

Two of my favourite forum guys, congrats!

16/01/2012 at 18:44
See you at Helsby on Sunday?
M...eldy    pirate
16/01/2012 at 18:44
Last but not least

Well done guys!
16/01/2012 at 18:45
Fab stuff Bruce.
16/01/2012 at 18:48
Nice one Bruce
16/01/2012 at 18:56
Well done Bruce (and the cute puppy)
M.r Zuvai    pirate
16/01/2012 at 18:59

well done Bruce!

you've struck gold with your mentor - he's a very knowledgable person who is very generous with it too!

good luck with the training and ultimately the race!

seren nos    pirate
16/01/2012 at 19:01
well done
16/01/2012 at 19:29
Well done Bruce
16/01/2012 at 19:36

Well done Bruce.  I'm so pleased you got through.  I'm looking forward to following your thread with DD.   He's a very good mentor and he'll get you out working your butt off and at times you may hate him but in the end you will love him!

One other thing - he normally posts about 4 in the morning!

Edited: 16/01/2012 at 19:37
16/01/2012 at 19:42

Thanks guys, I'm a little lost for words, and not least a little scared now, its all just got a bit real .

Hopefully however that will soon change, and would just like to say a huge thanks involved and would like to extend an open invite to all those aiming for similar times or just similar running aims to join the thread.

I will also endeavour to deliver at least one cute doggy picture a week, along with regular Inuit updates as they join me in my training (in fact I am being 'informed' this moment tha tis past their walkies time!!).

Frodo, I shall indeed be at Helsby on Sun, looks like I need to do some of this running stuff !

*inserts red carnation in lapel, folds newspaper on lap, and waits nervously for mentor to come along*

16/01/2012 at 19:47
Wicked a whole half marathon's worth of time to try and convince you to enter the Sandstone Trail
16/01/2012 at 19:55
I did the Sandstone Trail once and loved it. 
16/01/2012 at 21:24
Well done Bruce. DD is fantastic!
16/01/2012 at 21:27
Congratulations Bruce, you will be well looked after with DD.
16/01/2012 at 21:43
Congrats Bruce. Can we have the odd not so young puppy rant too?,
16/01/2012 at 21:45
congrats Bruce!!
Dubai Dave    pirate
17/01/2012 at 06:03

Bruce, Morning!

As Minni has said I tend to post early in the morning after I have had my coffee, thought about life and read whats going on with the thread.

Right firstly lets start with you,

  • what marathon are you doing and when is it?
  • how does your present training look? i.e is there any speedwork in there? long runs? paces?
  • Your goal is to improve by 12 minutes to 4-10, given your 1/2M time you can run sub 12

On the assumption you don't know anything about me

  • I have run 46 marathons and ultras
  • I have a PB of 3-24.
  • I like speedwork
  • I like dogs!

 So please give me a breakdown of what your weekly training looks like plus any cross training etc that you might get up to and we will crack on.

lastly I believe that your goal is easily achievable for you but your probably going to have to run a a bit more than 3 or 4 times a week to get there. Good luck

17/01/2012 at 06:48
Those are the most important things to do first thing in the morning DD. Although don't spend too much time thinking about life.
17/01/2012 at 12:29
good luck bruce!!
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