For anyone trying to crack the 3 in any marathon anywhere in the world
My second skipped run since turning v45. Not a great start Switching tonights run for Sunday. All this talk of alcohol has got me reaching for the wine bottle again
CW - super early for an LSR.......no, not a 27M again ! Whats with the 8:30 anyway, I was as my desk before 8am after 13M y'day I kind of like the all my eggs in one basket approach, it means you cant quit on the big day. But then I'm not one to race much year round, and I know that some folks struggle with not being able to race well in marathon build up.
Nice days work Wardi!
Nice refueling SL! ( and a pretty good run too )
MASSIVE session for me tonight....... 1 mile + 4 x200m ........ I'll get me coat
Feburary stats : 438 miles (6:40m/m) and a "soft" 10 mile PB
Just realised the first day of March is going to be a rest day for me, not sure if the OCD can cope with a zero that early in the month
SL - Hill sprints after a 5 mile tempo? Oof! That sounds like hard work.
Great mileage/double Wardi.
TR - Too right. I stop short of asking grey-haired whippets their age on the start line though. That would be rude.
242 miles for me in Feb, first time average pace under 7m/m, I think mainly because I've been putting in some big MP sessions and the races have been getting longer. 2 PBs, 2 V40 wins. A good month, topped off this evening with my best MP run to date, 18M w/ 13.1 in 1:15:42 (5:46/m).
Awsome MP run PP!
Tim - The rule is you join the thread before your first sub 3 and then stay for life no matter how fast you get (I had a 3:07 to my name and I don't think PP had done a marathon at all back in 2008?)
PP - awesome stuff. Rest up now for Dambuster.
Like others I will be starting the month with a zero, but got a big weekend planned so not too fussed. Only 10M last night as well, instead of the planned 12, due to looking at more houses!
I'm ahead of Marigold in the monthly mileage stakes then ! wont happen very often.
SL - top bombing and refuelling.
PP - amazing run, only a few minutes slower than Brighton 1/2 in a Thursday evening solo training run ! Hope Sunday goes well and you bag your qualification slot.
Spring must be coming, last indoor cricket matches of the season Sunday. Just 5 ish more weeks of knee management and then I can wrap it in cotton wool.
Bloody hell PP it just keeps getting better, get that cotton wool out.
Marigold - thats a hell of a month.
366 for Feb,1 race no pb's (sobs)
Jools - Did I run past you twice last night? I'm as blind as a bat, especially in the dark.
Seems my legs recovered quite well from yesterday nigth as my 5 mile womble this morning was rather enjoyable.
LOL Marigold. It was a fantastic training run from PP! It does inspire me to try harder at least 12 mile run home from work tonight, then a 20 mile trail run along the banks of River Wear in the morning.
Thanks for the rucksack tips Dan, Dachs and CW, going to get the variety of packs I already have out this weekend and try to work out what the smallest size I can get away with is (thinking in the range of 10-20l), before deciding what to buy
PP - Stunning MP run
Wardi - great doubling
SL - That's a tough sounding sesh, nicely done.
TB - Good mileage
Happy to report things appear to be back on track for me an easy 9M with a few fartlek efforts yesterday morning followed by another 7.5M leading a club intervals session in the evening. Didn't want to push the intervals so just cruised along at MP for the 4x6min we did. V easy 4M bimble this morning and then a 5k blast on Boscombe prom tonight.
Feb Stats : 253M (av 7:06/M) 5 rest days, 2 races, 2 PBs (1 soft - Bramley, 1 hard - Wokingham)
Glad to hear things back on track Al , you going to be joining us for our first Wednesday marathon session next week? We should have a good group at the front with Habgood,Jacek,Sharkey and Pete Thompson all planning on making it.
(First session is 24min/18min/12min/6min/3min)
Marigold - Yup was planning to do the first one (depending on how it goes I might do every other one, Wednesday are a bit busy at home), is the session all MP? (or, as you mentioned a couple of weeks ago, a bit under depending on what the goal is)
The first session will be progressive starting around MP for the 24min ( or maybe even 5s/m faster) and then aiming for each interval to get faster. By the time you get to the 12min interval you should be at around threshold pace and then 6min (10k pace) and 3min (5k pace)
Done properly it should be tough which is why it's scheduled mid week and should be preceeded by 2 easy days and followed by 3. Next hard run should be on the Sunday.
208 miles logged for February, at an average pace of 7:29. No races. Mere plodding compared to some of the stuff I've read this morning!
SL: Portway, between about 6.30 and 7ish? If so, that was me.
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