RW Forum Six – Sub 2.50 Kier with Parkrunfan

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22/12/2012 at 17:35

I think we have two of these threads for Kier...

22/12/2012 at 17:37
He's got to do the double!

Well done keir! And what a catch getting PRF!

This will be a fantastic thread.
22/12/2012 at 17:58
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
Edited: 22/12/2012 at 17:59
22/12/2012 at 17:59

Look forward to reading this thread!

22/12/2012 at 18:04

Glad someone noticed the capital P before Mr Sinton-Hewitt noticed

22/12/2012 at 18:06

And the first job of a mentor is to inspire awe through his own marathon training efforts, starting at around 7.45am tomorrow...

22/12/2012 at 18:11

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

22/12/2012 at 18:12
Keir has 50 children so I'd imagine he'll be along when they go to bed.
M...eldy    pirate
22/12/2012 at 18:13

I always look on these threads with a touch of bewilderment ... for a mere plodder like myself this is a fascinating side to running

22/12/2012 at 18:24

Well done Kier

seren nos    pirate
22/12/2012 at 18:30

love4 to watch how the fast boys train

22/12/2012 at 18:32

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.

22/12/2012 at 18:56

seren nos yn canu - don't think they train any differently just faster paces

seren nos    pirate
22/12/2012 at 18:57

they tend to do a lot more mileage I believe Hilly.........

22/12/2012 at 19:05

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?)

22/12/2012 at 19:06
Lol kittenkat, don't mention supersizing near parkrun he's a Mcflurry fiend.

Good PO10 stalking BR.

Agree with Hilly and Seren, faster runners do tend to run more miles (funny that )

Where's Keir?
22/12/2012 at 19:10

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

22/12/2012 at 19:39

Don’t want to hijack the thread until the main man has appeared, but mileage is always a good discussion point and particularly pertinent to Marathoning. I will bring it up once the thread has got going.

Edited: 22/12/2012 at 19:39
seren nos    pirate
22/12/2012 at 19:44

whilst you get people who are different to the general principles....and whilst there is an individual point where more mileage is counterproductive......I do believe that even for us recreational runners that a lot of easy miles in the legs will improve the race day performance

22/12/2012 at 19:48

It's the same with most sports - the more you practice the more you improve.  Anything else is just tinkering round the edges.

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