Sub 3

For anyone trying to crack the 3 in any marathon anywhere in the world

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16/06/2006 at 06:56
Hail Hail

Nah, the CRAB's faster than that, even with PF. I say 16.48. But only if he wears blue shoes.
16/06/2006 at 07:04
Calm down fellas. It's off road works out about 3.5miles and I haven't broken 20minutes for the fckr yet! PB is 20:23 I think. Shoes will be RED (approx).
16/06/2006 at 09:19
Crab PB: 20:23
CM - 17:10
RB - 16:48
JEJ - 20:02
16/06/2006 at 09:39
Crab PB: 20:23
CM - 17:10
RB - 16:48
JEJ - 20:02
DN - 20.59 Just under 6 min mile pace (in the blistering heat!)

Someone on here has got be rubbish in hot weather like I am.
16/06/2006 at 11:25
no change there then, Crab as usual leaves out a critical piece of info, in this case 0.5 (approx) of a mile..

my reviewed time is

Crab PB: 20:23
CM - 20:15.23 (red shoes), 20:40:78 (blue shoes)
RB - 16:48.
JEJ - 20:02
DN - 20.59 Just under 6 min mile pace (in the blistering heat!)

slipped out a NAD and a few pubes last night on my long run, felt bloody great, was sweating like a large, over dressed, greek bloke in 40 degree heat, in a non air conditioned kebab shop mind. wombled the first half, and then went near commando the second, ended up doing 17 miles in a smidge under 2 hours..
16/06/2006 at 11:50
In my defence I only mentioned it as an aside to my continuing battles with pf and now I've got the great and the good (and CM) running a book on the outcome. I will be (slowly) running 10k at lunchtime as a warm up.

CM How many smidges to the pube?
16/06/2006 at 12:00
one sack (approx)
16/06/2006 at 12:02
so that's 2.1 scrotes in old money.
16/06/2006 at 12:06
Crab PB: 20:23
CM - 20:15.23 (red shoes), 20:40:78 (blue shoes)
RB - 16:48.
JEJ - 20:02
DN - 20.59 Just under 6 min mile pace (in the blistering heat!)
BB - 20:35
16/06/2006 at 12:07
Hail Hail

Reserving the right to change my prediction.

Crab PB: 20:23
CM - 20:15.23 (red shoes), 20:40:78 (blue shoes)
RB - 20.30 (red shoes), 19.48 (blue shoes)
JEJ - 20:02
DN - 20.59 Just under 6 min mile pace (in the blistering heat!)

So fellas. Here's a question. After Sunday's exploits, I rested Mon, x-trained 40mins Tues, rested Wed, did 11M @ 7.00s, then 7M @ 8.30s yesterday. The first (morning) session was further than I had intended, but it was a lovely day down by the canal, and I felt good and strong with no after effects. The second was with my coaching group and included a few short, but steep, hill reps. Today was 8M @ 7.30s. During which (and particularly afterwards), my left quad (vastus medialis from what I can work out) is sore. I though it was just some general tightness, but it seems more now. I've got a massage booked for later today. Rest tomorrow. Do I race on Sun? If so, how hard?
16/06/2006 at 12:35
R.B- After completing 3x sub 3 marathons in only a few months i think your body is trying to tell you something.....i.e put your bloody feet up and take a bit of a rest.
I can appreciate that you have little interest in the world cup but cant you think of any other ways to relax:o)
16/06/2006 at 12:37
Oh almost forgot


Crab PB: 20:23
CM - 20:15.23 (red shoes), 20:40:78 (blue shoes)
RB - 20.30 (red shoes), 19.48 (blue shoes)
JEJ - 20:02
DN - 20.59 Just under 6 min mile pace (in the blistering heat!)
G.R- 19.55
16/06/2006 at 13:10
Hail Hail

Lots of interest in the WC GR, but running IS my relasation. Not to mention my job as well. Also, I've got my American jaunt to train for, although an autumn marathon might be sacrificed.
16/06/2006 at 13:58
RB WTFTP? I'm with GR and it has sweet (Scottish) FA to do with either the American jaunt or an Autumn marathon.

So on the basis of my lunchtime womble HR and prof CM's 3.99secs/bpm/mile (approx) equation it looks like the HR will need to ave 170bpm to match the most pessimistic or 176bpm (yikes) to match the most optimistic.
16/06/2006 at 14:11
RB, rest & ice for 2 days and if it's not painful, race, if it is painful, rest more.
16/06/2006 at 15:24
For Christ's sake RB - slacking off is for pansy English footballers only. Will be disappointed if your race is anything less than 100 miles.

CM - in answer to your earlier post, I've not really been bitten by the GUCR bug yet. Know quite a few ultra guys who have done it (some on more than one occasion), but 145 miles of canals would destroy me mentally as much as physically. Not ruled it out mind.
Blisters    pirate
16/06/2006 at 17:23
Well hello to the land of the living, as opposed to livid.
A nice local 5k last night, legs a bit tight to start with.
1 mile warm up.
5k race
2 mile warm down.

18:46 Not too bad, but no pb.

First mile was 5:50, and I paid for it in the last mile. Mind you I took 4 places in the last 200m, that WAS satisfying. Well Maxxed at the end.
16/06/2006 at 19:05
Pah !! stuck at bloody heathrow again ! I dunno why they bother with bloody plane timetables.. bit like trying to predict marathon times from yassos, just sets unrealistic expectations that get horrible dashed when you are knacked and just want to go home.

rb, take off those red shoes and put your feet up for gawds sake !!!

come on crab, spill the beans, what is your time, and most importantly, shoe colour ?
16/06/2006 at 19:54
i did 3:46 at edinburgh last week, eight months after starting to run. realising that 45mins is a lot to make up, would it be feasible to aim for a sub 3hr marathon next year? possibly FLM if not edinburgh again.

rb - still cant believe how quick you were at edinburgh considering the heat and hills in the last three miles!
16/06/2006 at 19:58
Hail Hail

One hundred and aaaayyyyyytttteeeeeee!!!!!!
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