RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Minni v Dubai Dave

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10/12/2012 at 17:32
Freemers wrote (see)

I was listening to the interview on last week's MT, with Chris Fulcher - previously 18 stone drug addict, no running or exercise....7 years later, aged 45, clean, a lot lighter and has a 2.48 marathon PB  Very inspiring. Makes me think about joining minni and others on the wagon...


I was thinking something similar but doing it backwards. I'm planning on being an 18 stone drug addict that does no exercise.....

10/12/2012 at 17:41
Team Minni On The Wagon...?? The very thought has me reaching for the bottle. It would be harder than Jantastic.
10/12/2012 at 17:43
ST- all the best, hope the op goes well. Glad to hear you're back training. Keep us updated!
Dubai Dave    pirate
10/12/2012 at 18:04
ST good luck, which IM?
10/12/2012 at 18:50
This thread moves so fast now. Sorry if I've skipped a few pages!

Congratulations becs. Happy for you

ST - great to see you recovering well and had a good week.

What the hell is everyone on the wagon for in December?? Have I missed that much?! But I do like the idea of the dryathlon. Would be a tough ask. Most I've ever done is 20 days in January..about 10 years ago!

Not much to report from me. Got 5 runs in last week and coming down with a cold today
10/12/2012 at 19:17

Minni -  Did n't see it last night was falling asleep on the sofa, but about to watch it.

Ady -  Welcome, no question is silly, don't worry about the size of the thread, I only joined last March.

Kfc -  Good luck with the speedwork, some very tough sessions.

OOmpa - Very similar HM time to me and 2old  should be pushing for 3:15 to 3:20 for the mara if not quicker.

Chick -  Don't worry 50 miles is still very  good weekly mileage.

Freemers - Very good weekend of running.

O4S -  Congrats on the HM performance.

Andy - No harm in sticking some quicker miles in at the end of a run, just don't make it the whole run like Sarah.

ST -  good luck with the Op.

Speaking of running slow, 10 hilly miles for me this afternoon at 7:38, I know practice what you preach but at least it was slower than last Friday's 10.

10/12/2012 at 19:27

Dryathlon? I could be tempted......although I have never given up alcohol before, during my marathon training. 

I like a drink or two, but I'm not a huge drinker...just a few pints a week. Would cutting it out completely make a big difference? My PB at the moment is 3:44, so to get down to 3:30, I'd be very tempted to make the sacrifice!

10/12/2012 at 20:52
Hope it goes well ST.

DD - I thought you were ill?!?!

Shady - it's like an AA club here. We all promise each other we're going on the wagon but it never lasts long.
10/12/2012 at 20:54
Hello everyone, is it fine if I tag along and join this thread, I still consider myself a running beginner, very new to the forums and have already learned quite a bit from what I've read.
I run for Wrexham AC and most of experience comes from the fells and the trails by would love to conquer a sub 3:30 marathon.
I would have posted sooner but I'm in the Asics target 26.2 competition and didn't want you all to think I was only here for that.
10/12/2012 at 21:00

ST - good luck with the op

Hi Paul

Hi Shady

10/12/2012 at 21:06

Minni......that makes me feel much better.........I talk a good 'going on the wagon', but I normally break after 2 weeks at the most. 

Hi Paul, welcome to the forum....I have only just joined.....I'm not sure if you know this, but you have to read all 24,000 posts before making your 2nd post here.....well that's what they told me anyway.......have you come here to escape the nerves of the Target 26.2 forum 

10/12/2012 at 21:06

Hi Spoons....I'll think it'll be many, many months until I have as many forum posts as you!

10/12/2012 at 21:09
So far I've read about 53, long way to go! I was getting side tracked by the target forum, when I should really be sorting out how to break 3:30 so here I am
10/12/2012 at 21:14
ST - Hope the op goes well, and you can get back into more training.

Sarah - What about numpties who have stupid self inflicted sports injuries?

Minni - Whats the weather like up in Newcastle? I'm driving there and back tomorrow to visit our other office with some collegues.
10/12/2012 at 21:18

My thinking exactly. I had 2 weeks rest after the Athens Marathon and last week was my first proper week back....just in time to start training proper next week. 

In the past, when for (non-alcohol related) reasons out of my control I've had to miss training sessions, instead of letting them go, I've either tried to double up on another day or increase the mileage of another run - so I can get my mileage for the week completed.

Do others do this, or just let the run go and carry on?

10/12/2012 at 21:20
There seem to be quite a few of the asics crew aiming for 3:30 so I'm sure one of you will get through. We have lots of different views and approaches on here and we're not shy when it comes to dishing out advice, support, opinions etc. We also have a very honest approach to training and racing and are not afraid to admit when we or others are shit!
10/12/2012 at 21:23
I'll be the first to admit I've had a shit one, happened at Chester and Snowdonia, but I'd like to think I've got a good one in me
10/12/2012 at 21:23
Simon - I'm about an hour North and I ran in hail tonight with everything white. Which way do you come? Up the A1? If so you'll be fine. If you head up and cut over by Hexham you might have to look out for ice. Where in Newcastle is your office?
Edited: 10/12/2012 at 21:24
10/12/2012 at 21:24
Paul- welcome.
Shady- if I could get a guarantee of smashing my pb by giving up the booze it would be a no brainer but no, it's not that simple. If you're not overindulging and it doesn't affect your training I don't think a few beers here and there make any difference at our level. Or maybe it's what I choose to believe.
Well I've decided to bite the bullet and go to the track before work tomorrow to do my intervals. It will be the first... Apparently it's open from 7, I wonder if there are any other psychos using it at that time of day...
10/12/2012 at 21:31

Well that was the worse netball training ive been to, cancelled at the last min so I didnt manage anything tonight in the end except a rest day!

DD free wine...is that why everyones going skiing in Jan?

Thankyou ST, all the best for your surgery, i hope it all goes well and you get back in to training quickly.

Simon now thats a tough one  it depends on if they tell me the truth or not. I use to work in Hull A&E, lots of people with stupid accidents and injuries presented there!

Hi Paul, i came on here almost straight away as even though I would love to get through to the last 5, im aiming for a sub 3:30 no matter what and thought speaking to like minded people on here would be enjoyable and helpful, which it has been, so thanks guys for making me welcome

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