Welcome, enjoy and congratulations!
I think we have two of these threads for Kier...
Look forward to reading this thread!
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Well done Kier, it will be interesting to see how this one plays out! One small criticism of the thread though, parkrun always starts with a lower case p, as does parkrunfan
I supersized for just 50p
Glad someone noticed the capital P before Mr Sinton-Hewitt noticed
And the first job of a mentor is to inspire awe through his own marathon training efforts, starting at around 7.45am tomorrow...
So, this should be interesting.
I was expecting a sub 3 aspirant but it looks like the screw has been turned and we have an ambitious sub 2:50 to go for.
I note from your pitch, Keir, that you clocked a 2:54 at Abingdon in 2010 so, first things first, it would be probably make interesting reading to see what your 20 weeks pre-Abo looked like and what your initial thoughts are on the next 20 weeks up to VLM. (Btw I dont know if it actually is 20 weeks, that was just a stab in the dark).
I note there are already several sub 3 apirants already following the thread so it could well involve some lively discussions
I always look on these threads with a touch of bewilderment ... for a mere plodder like myself this is a fascinating side to running
Well done Kier
My goal for London next year is 3:10, so I'm a bit behind you boys but I'm competitive so let's see what magic we can make.
love4 to watch how the fast boys train
I note that Keir ran 16:06 for 5000m back in 2000, so clearly has the potential to extrapolate that to a sub 2:50 marathon, all other factors dependent.
seren nos yn canu - don't think they train any differently just faster paces
they tend to do a lot more mileage I believe Hilly.........
Well done Kier!
Does this mean the P&D approach will be abandoned, adapted or used with tweaks?
(That's a question for the mentor, I guess?)
Indeed... The group I train with who are all between 2.35-3.15 run similar mileage. Although saying that the fastest in the group does the least miles, but obviously has more talent
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