Sub 3h15

For anyone trying to crack the 3h15 barrier anywhere in the world

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13/10/2012 at 22:06
PS I've entered Manchester so I'll see some of you then if all goes to plan - KR, ??

30 miles on the bike today, felt good
13/10/2012 at 22:13
AR - so funny! Good luck!
13/10/2012 at 23:24

Hopefully will see you & Minni at some point tomorrow RJ - good luck. You sound like you are a man with a mission. If anyone can go out at 5am and run what you did deserves to reap the results.

Good to see you at least have a lie in on a Saturday Gul!

Sorry to hear of your decision to pull out of Abo SJ - that must be a hard choice to make, but probably a sensible one. Hopefully see you in Manchester!

Good to hear you are out running again Menn even with the sore shoulder & ibuprofen.

AR - enjoy Leicester, the last mile up New Walk is a toughie hill to have at the end of a marathon (same hill as first mile to give you an idea). I normally run the half, so a shame I'm not about to meet up. Take it easy to start with and I hope it all goes to plan for you.

13/10/2012 at 23:48
Poacher wrote (see)
Lorenzo what is it that you love so much about P'boro?

Wasn't it Roy Kinnear who was so convincing to try and get everyone to move there?


14/10/2012 at 13:44

Got my 1st job in Peterborough- boring place, I've never been back since

Managed a PW at the parkrun y/day 19:41. I was out on heavy night the previous evening till 1 am and had a bet with a running pal. He bet I wouldn't turn up at the parkrun. I bet I would and would finish in the top 5- the drink talking. Needless to say I lost the bet .

14/10/2012 at 14:25

14M for me this morning with (a) a bit of a post-concert hangover (very good gig therefore too much Wild Hare) and (b) 5M at MP.  It was supposed to be HMP but I just couldn't quite face it, and frankly MP hungover feels like HMP.

Sorry to hear that, OO, but let's just say that after this morning's efforts I feel your pain.  Literally.

Cyber stalked Speedy's result.  Looks like a slightly tough day at the office but still a very good time.

14/10/2012 at 15:02
OO lets go. wrote (see)

Managed a PW at the parkrun y/day 19:41. I was out on heavy night the previous evening till 1 am and had a bet with a running pal. He bet I wouldn't turn up at the parkrun. I bet I would and would finish in the top 5- the drink talking. Needless to say I lost the bet .

Reckon that is a tough bet to loose: after all you turned up and raced and weren't that far off: parkrun is like that, one week somebody wins in 20 and the next week the same runner is back in 20th place. (Statistically you do seem to have finished every week top 5 so maybe the beer was a factor).)

14/10/2012 at 15:45
83.34 for me today at the Henley half. Pretty pleased with that for a hilly course and only 18 secs down on my PB.
And I'm still full of a cold, legs struggled on the big hill.
14/10/2012 at 16:11

I pulled my target off. Just. 69:47 unofficially  and I think a one second negative split. I'm over the moon as it's been off fairly inconsistent training. Nice to see Minni and KR too.

Poacher/PMJ- I was actually talking about Rob Downs who I mistakenly thought was in the same age category as Poach but is actually a spring chicken and in the V45 category not V50.

14/10/2012 at 17:44

Nice halves from Moof and RJ.  Take a few easy days to recover, Moof - don't underestimate the effects of a near-pb half marathon when you've got a bad cold.

14/10/2012 at 17:52
Nice one Moof, and even nicer one Jase, once again you have done to perfection what the tin says. Whats the next target? As for Rob D, I had a chat with him afterwards, a quality athlete indeed - WAVA almost 88, not bad for a fella with grey hair.
14/10/2012 at 19:08

Well done moof (not bad all considered) and RJ (blimey that's incredible). At least you had a reason to celebrate Joolska, no excuses here.

Managed 14 this morning so 44 for the week. Come on Speedy tell us how you did....

14/10/2012 at 19:31

sorry missed your post earlier Moof. I reckon that's pretty 'shit hot' with a cold. Make sure you recover well though.

Poacher, next target is more than likely London next year. Sub 2:25 has a nice ring to it but I know I am going to have to work even harder than I have before if I'm to get close. Cant wait to get training for it.

Sorry I havent been around here too much recently folks, it's not that I dont love you all just life is rather busy.

14/10/2012 at 19:40

According to 'Run Pix' I did the first half in 34:57 and the second half in 34:49. Get in there although I will say my previous experience of negative splits have been somewhat more enjoyable. I guess that tail wind the last few miles helped.

Garmin connect log here. Check out the HR in the last few miles!

14/10/2012 at 19:43
RJ- that's an incredible bench mark to break, well done. Did you get first place?
I imagine your life is busy with the little one, its a military operation just trying to get out of the front door.
14/10/2012 at 19:43

Leicester Marathon - It was never meant to be . Dejected / disappointed etc, but I'll live to run another day.

Set off on my Sub3 attempt. First 9 miles my dodgy tendons grumbled, but nothing too bad, and I was pleased to be running bang on my pace of 6:45 - 6:50vmin/m Aerobically felt brilliant. Shortly after my legs 'lost all power' and I struggled to keep under 7 min/miles.

For me I have been massively positive over the past 2 and a bit weeks after getting injured and ill. Unfortunately by mile 15 I knew my day was over and passed on my positive thinking to other runners. I had to accept it was about getting around. I know I didn't leave enough time after illness, and the miles started racking up slower than my long runs. Managed a little running, but it felt like I shuffled my way through 20 to 25.

Finished in 3:04:33 . I gave it a shot, but sub 3 is going to be something to aim for in 2013. Its the end of a horrible week, and I keep thinking about the effort I put into training for this.

Also managed to drop my motorbike when I got back to add insult to injury.Bugger positive thinking.

14/10/2012 at 19:45

Great result, Jase - sub 70 also has a nice ring to it ! 
Ditto Moof - fine effort on a testing course.
SJ - feel for you missing Abo . . . .

lovely autumn sunny day today - flagged  the course out for my club's XC, marshalled, then pub buffet

where's Speedy?

14/10/2012 at 19:49

x-post  -  AR, don't be hard on yourself - an illness such as your recent one is bound to take its toll. You had the nads to keep on keeping on, and you can draw on that fortitude in future attempts

14/10/2012 at 19:50

Moof- that's why my alarm goes off at 5:00am. If it didnt I woudln't be able to train.

AR sorry to hear about you not being pleased with your run.Dont let it get you down 3:04 is a solid time considering (is it a PB?) the issues recently. And plus, it is only running. In the grand scheme of things, it really doesnt matter that much. If you cant take som epride out of it, forget it, move on and get the next target booked. Anything planned?

14/10/2012 at 19:55

AR I think 3:04 is impressive given how you felt. It's not actually far off. I went from 3:05 to sub-3 so a 4 minute improvement is not at all unreasonable to improve if you are fully fit.

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