Minni v Dubai Dave
Loving reading this thread some dedicated runners here and nice to see a few old faces still posting
Minni - your stats on weekly mieage and long runs was interesting. I think one of the reason I fell short on the 3:30 was due to lack of weekly mileage, if I ever get back to the marathon distance will be increasing weekly mileage in months leading up thats for sure
But thats a long way off, still, proud of my 3.3 at 9:47 pace today !!
Speedsheep - all my posts from home are on ipad as I don't have a computer at all. You could go to settings general keyboard autocorrection OFF.
Will get on the turbo trainer shortly when I've had breakfast. No running today.
Cycling this weekend - 30 miles yesterday afternoon to check the touring bikes over after their winter hibernation -- now off for a proper ride. Cold has now gone to my chest
3:30 or bust - I think consistency has played a big part too. Back In the day when we were all posting on your thread (when was that - 2004 ish) I used to start marathon training in Jan, build up, run the marathon, them spend the rest of the year generally mucking about before starting it all again. So I was never really improving because I was always starting from the same level. Since Oct 2010 I've had consistent training and this has brougt my times down.
As they say: it's a marathon not a sprint.
Good luck Cookster! (I think it's this weekend)
Minni - Wise words. The consistancy is the key, I had a friend who was a a 2:35 man in his day, he was always drumming that into me. But around that time when I was running London I was rather like yourself starting in January
I need consistancy even at my lowly level at the moment - over the past years I have always been "making a come back" running 10 miles a week then doing nothing - then 10 3 weeks latre etc. No good trying to be more consistant now.
But will be honest even though I am only on 3.3, from my legs I can tell this is going to be a long Journey of a year I think even for a half - got one planned for April 14 but still going to put VLM application in.
That's the spirit! Everyone here had a slightly different approach to their training and we're all at different levels but we all have the same determination. Also, we don't mind being total shite from time to time.
It's great to read about everybody's plans going forward!Sarah: you definitely have a sub 3:15 in you. I have zero doubts that you will nail it.Bro: echo what BarryB said. Carrot did really well in Berlin last year on low-ish mileage. And Berlin is a fantastic event. It will be fun to run it with no pressure at all, just work the crowds and enjoy the atmosphere.col: love your post "there is no distance like the marathon" Right you are!wow Spoons: up to 18 miles already! Amazing. carrot: I think the cross training is really important. I will start doing 2 weekly core sessions and stick to them. I will also have to do more leg strengthening stuff. Thinking of drills and lunges and things like that and hopefully I can persuade Mr. Chick to join a gym in winter so we can train together on 2 or 3 evenings. Becs: what a brilliant post. Makes me want to hug you. Excellent news from the physio and brilliant you got a place in the Olympic Park Run CG: you are a TM member already . You are a very strong runner and I'm sure you have a bunch of PBs in you. When I started posting on RW it was people like you, Minni, AA, Sue C (whatever happened to her?) that inspired me. I never thought I was remotely in your league (I was running 4hr maras back then, not really improving greatly). Now I'm thinking about 3:15! I have just checked the race calendar in my area again ... all I need to do now is to convince Mr. Chick that it's a good idea for me to run a 10k every Sunday in June ...
Chick - I think Sue C got a back injury a couple of years ago and not sure if she's been back since.
I filled in my race schedule last night - so many 10ks lined up but they'll mostly be used as hard training runs.
2old/becs I've finally got my confirmation email for the Olympic run so see you there!
Sounds like a world of pain Minni!
Thanks for the kind words Chick. You are an inspiration to me now.
O4S- if 30 miles is just a warm up, how far will you be venturing today?
3:30- I think your fitness will return more quickly than you think. Every little bit counts.
Just taken my 8 year old for her first park run on a pretty hilly course and she ran the entire way without stopping in a time of 34:19. She is now saying she will beat that time next week. Can't think where she gets that from
X post - I meant all the 10ks
1 hour on the turbo, 4 min plank and 50 press ups done. Now off to enjoy the sunshine!
I can feel a sub 3.10 coming.
Minni & 3.30 - I'm guilty of being in the "start January" camp. Normally, get the Spring mara d & d and then let things slip either due to injury recovery or that i just don't like running when it's hot, so don't do as much as i should through the Summer, and then start again in the Autumn, then Christmas gets in the way, etc... etc... yada, yada, yada.
I am going to make a concerted effort this year to be more consistent with my running mileage as it has clearly worked for you Minni... Just as soon as i recover from this injury!
and get Christmas out the way Oompa!
Oompa I don't know if I said how much seeing 'DBS' on the back of your shirt helped me. I kept focusing on it and saying it over and over in my head. I think I'm going to get that put on my shirt.
Still thinking about the DBS tattoo! lol
Minni - As i can't see it on my back, i was thinking of getting it tattood on my knuckles!
Minni- Olympic stadium here we come. I hope I'm not hopping it.
Alastair brownlee was very impressive at St Diego. Won easily. Hope I will be running soon. Enjoying my hungover rest today after a head clearing walk around Cardiff Bay
Good weekend all and good running / recovering
70 miles done on the bike - a hard and undulating first half into a strong, gusty and cold wind, followed by a fast spin down the Severn Estuary with a quartering tail wind. One puncture, 2 brief showers (one with hail), bacon butties and tea at half-way. I think I'll forget all this marathon nonsense for a while
BA is now moaning gently that his legs are about off fall off,while I studiously ignore him, so some things never change. I produced a pile of 10k entry forms yesterday which he is refusing to look at.........
Might spend tomorrow getting ready for the 100 if he really won't get on the bike. I don't dare go on my own yet as my hand can't cope if I get a puncture.
Oompa I'm like you, don't like running in the heat so do very little over the summer and then always have to start back at the beginning again
O4S- nice bit of cycling. I'm the other side of the Severn so damn vouch for that wind- bit bracing to say the least
Oomp/Minni - like the idea of a tatoo...bit like the Ironman one
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