RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Minni v Dubai Dave

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04/12/2012 at 13:55

AA - With my recent track record of injuries, she may have to run my miles for me!

04/12/2012 at 14:09

whats jantastic team?

Your all braver than me, I dont dare go out on the roads when its dark on my own so I tend to do alot of my training on a treadmil after work. Ive recently joined a local running club but its still a struggle to get to the club runs in time after work. I do look forward to the weekends when I can get out (although it does make it twice as hard getting back on the treadmil afterwards).

Anyone live in York?

I have a place in VLM but I have also got through to the final 22 for the ASICS 26.2 which is two weeks before. I dont think I will stand a chance of getting through to the final 5 after meeting the other finalists, but least im still in it. Which either one I manage to run, im aiming for a sub 3:30!

04/12/2012 at 14:32

I've signed up for Jantstic - heaven only knows why!  Playing safe and going for 4 runs a week plus ultras [can't really count as runs]

FRC:  HH lifa is a safe bet, I also like North Face base layers, very thin but warm. I usually put a light cycling fleece on top and then something like the Montane

Sarah:  VLM for me

I run on the roads by myself as being safer than city parks, but BA doesn't like me doing it very much [although has long since given up trying to stop me]

04/12/2012 at 14:38

AA: that's scary . I keep telling myself that I'm ok running first thing because the bad people will come out in the evening and not in the morning... 

Sarah: fab news being on the Asics shortlist . Never say never: we may all vote for you as you are our forum buddy .

04/12/2012 at 14:40

PS: luckily no video evidence from the xmas party . Not everyone has submitted their photos yet though... altough I'm pretty sure by time this happened everyone was too far gone to take pics!

04/12/2012 at 15:02

thankyou SBC, although I am only a new member after learning about these forums last friday. I didnt even know they existed and now im hooked. My husband gets a glazed look about him when ever I mention the R word so its nice to talk to others that are just as mad about running as myself.

Have a feeling that its going to make my working day less productive though!

04/12/2012 at 15:25
Chick - I keep telling myself that noone like that would do that round here....and that's now put a spanner in the works
04/12/2012 at 15:27

thanks O4S (sorry Scrooge / Bah humbug... excellent name). HH and some sort of light warm jacket with the Montane it is. Cotswold shop later to have a nose.

Ho Ho HOompa wrote (see)


A fashionable 5 mile r** (are we allowed to use that word now?) for me with the club tonight, although i have worse DOMS from Sunday's 5 than after VLM!!!!g

Oh, you're never going to let me live this one down...  Of course you can use the R** word. Minni did take my comment very out of context.. I was paraphrasing someone. A split can just be the big dessert you had at lunch or something bad done to your trousers by mistake 

Chic, give it time about the photos. Minni is really getting into the Homeland bugging / espionage thing now.

Sarah, have we done the whole, tell us about yourself, your running history so far? Current PBs?

04/12/2012 at 15:49

Hi Sarah and welcome. VLM for me with an outside chance of New York but may not happen as Brolish's trials and tribulations with this year's event have me questioning whether it's a good idea.

AA - Sorry, missed your earlier post re your run route... Be safe out there and keep changing route and time of run if you can.

I don't need to worry... The orange face and white eyebrows scares the living sh*t out of any would-be muggers every time!!!

04/12/2012 at 16:04

Bliddy gas leak...still no hot water and no run therefore. Oh well, not going to stress about it...will get some miles in tomorrow hopefully.

Welcome Sarah - you are in the right place for a sub 3.30 . VLM and (possibly) something in the autumn for me.  Jantastic is a "spring motivation" campaign run by Marathon Talk (worth listening to their weekly podcasts if you've not come across them before) - you basically set goals for January, February and March based on the number of runs you're going to do each week, and then you get points for sticking to your goals.  We have a team as there is a "no prizes" competition running, just for a bit of sign yourself up...but only if you promise to log all your runs otherwise Minni will be on the warpath   So what's your running background / marathon experience so far?

AA - sounds scary. Panic alarm not a bad idea if you're worried.

04/12/2012 at 16:19

HHOompa- not to worry, I'm not doing NY next year so you're safe.

04/12/2012 at 17:28
Bro - what happened with that in the end did you all get a guarenteed free entry or are they not compensating anyone?
04/12/2012 at 17:43
They're still pondering what to do... I sort of lost interest
04/12/2012 at 17:51

Hahah, fit running cat , no one has asked yet but im more than happy to share, although I have been advised to set a thread up tomorrow as part of the competition so everyone is able to grill me and find out more about me.

Basically I was sort of brought up with running...both my parents ran/raced and use to drag me with them. I thought they were alittle mad and it didnt catch on until I left uni. I started going to the gym after uni to keep fit and hated everything but the treadmil. From there I did more and more running and less of everything else until i became hooked. I love running now and really couldnt imagine my life without it. I did my first 10k 28 months ago and have done several since. My current PB for a 10k is 43:21 (leeds abbey dash) but i feel that I could do better as I enjoyed it far too much. My half PB at the moment is 1:35:46 (worksop half) and my marathon PB (only marathon ive done) is 3:47:45 (VLM this year). I had originally aimed for a sub 3:30 but due to getting whooping cough I couldnt train throughout feb. Have I bored you yet?? Im a member of two running clubs, the first Maltby (60+ miles from where I live) are my first claim - they do some fabulous trips and are the club my parents were in. My second claim are knavesmires but I have only just joined them. I had joined them hoping that I might make some of the club runs and training sessions (rather than having to go to the gym and run on the treadmil) but at the moment ive only been to a few sessions and done one cross country for them due to work.

I know that you all know each other well and that this will make you repeat things but could you tell me alittle more about you guys?

HHH, NY would be amazing, but I guess with what happended this year it may be impossible to get a place next year. I would still try though!

I cant believe how many people are doing VLM, its great - will you all be starting at the good for age start?

Jantastic sounds fun, I will have a look at it tonight if I get time thankyou

04/12/2012 at 18:01

Sarah - sub 3:30 definitely within your grasp.  Look forward to reading your thread when its up and running.  Remember if you don't get through in the end there is also the Forum Six, which is also a great scheme to help you get your goal.  This thread was set up 2 years ago when I was chosen as the sub 3:30 contender with DD mentoring me.  Most of the others on here came over from the sub 3:30 thread that had been running for a few years so we all are there or there about.

Yes, all the ladies are on the green!

The most important thing about Jantastic is to achieve your goals, that should be challenging but realistic. 

Must dash - I need to do the killer.....

04/12/2012 at 20:16
sarah osborne 4 wrote (see)

 I cant believe how many people are doing VLM, its great - will you all be starting at the good for age start?

No - VLM isn't great. It's a horrible race. Probably the worst marathon I've ever done twice. 

04/12/2012 at 20:17

Anyway - tonight was 15 minutes out and back with a small mountain in the middle to climb. Just missed the hailstorm too

04/12/2012 at 21:34

Oompa Jantastic is very motivating if you're in a team. Mainly because we will remind you that it's definitely not a competition if you start to falter and because it's all about the taking part, it's nice to hear our name read out as leaders every week, just to check we've been taking part correctly of course. Although the good thing about the scoring is that for large teams like ours a couple of people dropping off the bottom doesn't effect it.

Welcome Sarah. Have you got any halves booked in before VLM?

Eight miles tonight. I still need to add another running a day a week, but the past week has been the first time that I haven't thought Brighton is a daft idea.

Carrot I'm very jealous of all your gigs.

AA that's horrible. Do you know any details about time of day etc?

04/12/2012 at 21:41

Another nice one Weelbe.

10 miles for me including the killer session that started with 2 miles 7:06 and gradually cut down to 0.25m @ 6:15.  I was out with the club and we all warmed up together but then only two others did the killer bit with me.  Both men, one slightly faster the other slightly slower, which was ideal.  They both enjoyed (well you know, hated it really but enjoyed the feeling when it was finished) and it was great to do a session like this with others. 

They both was more on a Tuesday night so that's good news for me.


04/12/2012 at 21:43


The team is Team Minni.



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