Sub 2:45 FLM 2006

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05/05/2006 at 12:37
I am one of those runner's that seems to stop running after London, I think I respond to goals and without one running seems to become less important to me. As a result, I spend Septemebt onwards trying to get fit and lose weight. I would like to avoid this process next year!

With this in mind, two of us (the other guy loves doing Ultra stuff) signed up for the Marathon of Britain. 175 miles in 6 days... (probably an easy week for JEJ ;o)

My whole aim is to finish MOB, nothing more and it does give me something to Work towards and keeps me training.

Am I worried about it? Yes. However, I do like the idea of simply seeing finishing as a goal.

I'm sure with a bit of speed and providing I am injury free Abingdon could fit in nicely 2 months later!
07/05/2006 at 11:50
I'm also feeling pretty flat, just the odd few easy runs here and there (and a crazy day at the track in the southern men's league 6 days after the marathon).

I think I need one more easy week, then will start building up again.
07/05/2006 at 12:27
25km ´race´in Berlin done & dusted. t´was just a training run, but from 20 to 25km was a 5km pb (by a minute) with the last km also a pb. Great race, but very hot day & IMO not enough water on the route.
14/05/2006 at 23:06
Hi everybody! Restarted to train with some volume this week after FLM. HR is slowly getting back to values I had before marathon...Logged 80km this week.
I wonder if anybody knows where to get a training table for sub 2h50-2h45 as on the website there is just sub 3h. I followed runnersworld 3h table in prep for FLM this year, and despite being my first marathon ever (never raced before, but always done some running discontinuily)I finished in 2h53'55 (with negative split...3'38'' difference between first and second half of race). I am planning aother marathon in October, so still plenty of time...
17/05/2006 at 09:24
Not sure if people are still about on this thread, but due to injury and Microsoft Challenge, the team I was going to enter for the South Downs relay is down to more or less down to just me.

Would anybody be interested in putting together a competitive team? Legs are between 5.5 and 8 miles, on undulating trails (no specialist shoes necessary).

Further details here:
17/05/2006 at 09:38
I am here JEJ!

I am injured and have been since running a half marathon two weeks after London. I have pulled ligaments in my foot which is rather painful. Fortunately, I think I will be ready to start some light training at the end of the week. I'll stick to off road to start with and build up from there, but will have to say no to the South Downs (when is it?).
17/05/2006 at 09:42
Sorry to hear about the injury, Mark.

The relay is on the 11th of June.
17/05/2006 at 10:00
JEJ, it's a bit far away for me, so sorry I can't help out.

LC, you may find some information in Advanced Marathoning by Pfitzinger & Douglas on training programmes that might suit you. There's plenty of useful info in it.

Can anyone suggest any training books by Lydiard that would be good to read up on?
17/05/2006 at 15:16
JEJ - BR is planning on it - maybe contact him for a team.

18/05/2006 at 08:32
No worries JEJ, I think I will be back for the weekend. I am working on the theory that 2 weeks off is not really going to harm me (or my fitness?) as I did feel that I was flogging myself through the half (76.40). I should really have gone well under 75 minutes.

I will start thinking about my Ultra in September now, possibly with an October marathon on the back of the mileage.

I always realsie how much running means to me when I'm injured.
18/05/2006 at 11:22
Both Brilly parts are planning on it. The full distance though.

Would look forward to meeting you JEJ.
23/05/2006 at 08:07
Right! First run tonight in two weeks. Easy five miles off road...
24/05/2006 at 09:23
Hi to everyone!!
I am new to this forum, got a pb 2hr 44min for FLM well chuffed with time but felt the last 3 miles have taken a lot out of my legs and body as they constantly ache. HR also 10-15 bpm faster than pre marathon.
Did not run for a week after then started again only to feel a real sharp pain in ball of left foot. Knees and calfs ache a lot since, feel as though i'll never recover, please can anybody offer any advice as I don't want to loose the fitness I have gained.
24/05/2006 at 09:33
Hi FG,

Marathons seem to hit people differently - some of us (ok, probably just me) were up for racing 4 days later and training for 1500's, but I know of several others who have not returned to regular training as yet.

I'd recommend booking an hour's sports massage asap and keep all running between 65 and 75% max hr, however slow that may be at the moment.
24/05/2006 at 10:52
Yes thanks for advice, massage was the next option!! will book asap
thanks again
24/05/2006 at 10:57
FG - My running has also been feeling a bit flat since FLM, but I have found that swimming/cycling are fine, so I have been doing a lot of them instead. I don't know if this is something that you could try?
24/05/2006 at 12:19
FG - Massage has to be the way forwards.

I am booked in for another one on Friday. Went for a run last night (off road, vwery slow) and can still feel the pain. It is worse this morning which is not very encouraging...

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