Martin H v Gobi - Sub 3:00
Congratulations Martin and Gobi
Thanks everyone for the help and advice given on this thread over the last 4 months.
Special thanks Gobi for all of your help. You got me there in the end. I'll still be following your progress through the year from your blog.
It's been a great journey and one I have enjoyed so much and learn alot from.
Very good attitude SA. What don't kill you makes you stronger. Enjoy the shorter races. It's what I am going to be doing and then run London next year in fancy dress for charity and the enjoyment of playing to the crowds instead of clock watching.
Although you are going to be aiming for sub-3, you should join the sub-3.15 thread as they offer lots of excellent advice, very good people and a few have just been through the same experience as you have.
Fraser - yeah I went for it early on as in more than just a sub 3 but given how I was feeling it backfired. That said I'm still glad I went for more rather than wondering. When it went tits up I was just running for pride rather than a time as I'm not the sort to completely throw in the towel. It is amusing that I ended up dead on the 3hour mark again but it really wasn't a case of aiming at 3 hours and falling just short as I had no idea where I was going to finish at that point it was just head down stuff and get on with it. Had I just wanted a sub 3 I would've run the 1st half much more conservatively. And most definitely with the sub 3 bagged in the autumn I could enjoy London much much more.
Nice picture of you here Martin:
Thanks Clearly. Certainly not one of my best
Only just got back from a week long holiday post vlm- just wanted to say a massive well done, Martin!
Not so good for me- Heat wiped me out on the day- massive positive split and run/walk from 16m saw me finish in 3:13. Really loved the day though and can't wait til next year Still, onwards to Chester in the meantime.
Thanks Jason. It was a tough day but luckily I managed to slow down before it really hit me.
I love VLM and will be back next year in fancy dress just running for "fun".
I am sure, Mitchie, that with a 1.26 behind you and a 2.59 in your first marathon you have the knowledge and ability to go sub-3 again. Having done it once you know what it takes and you have the time so I am sure you will smash your PB.
Out of interest I ran a new 5k PB this morning at our local Parkrun. 17.34 and 2nd place behind a very fast teenager. Post marathon fitness and speed still there
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