Sub 3h15

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

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19/10/2012 at 16:18
SJ- great! 2 days out from my first marathon, all carbed up and now getting paranoid that I will crash and burn as my fat burning mech is turned off
19/10/2012 at 16:39

DM - watch out for those Ultra tips - they will have you loaded down with peanut butter sandwiches, maltloaf and a litre of flat coke at the start line.

My 'carb loading' is going nicely this week - already regained 2Kg. There is a lot to say for eating yourself out of misery.

19/10/2012 at 17:40
Sorry DM - sure it will all be fine
19/10/2012 at 18:31

Keir's back! 

Scone is pronounced skonn. The end. 

Bread buns are not sweet, and they are in fact made of bread. 

19/10/2012 at 20:03
All this talk of scones (cones) is making me hungry, a nice big dollop of cream and Jam........nom nom!

Good luck to all the marathoners on Sunday, can't remember all, Poacher, Fraser, DM and JD3. Anyone else?

Easy week of running for me, out most days in the pi$$ing rain, which hasn't helped the cold that I can't seem to shift.

Hi keir, hope the training is going ok. Are you getting ready for a bit of winter marathon training.

TAR- your posts crack me up!
19/10/2012 at 20:27
TAR you are In so many ways a fine fellow but you know b@@@@r all about baked comestibles

SJ that's very interesting about carbo loading. Maybe the difference with ultras is that (1) if you have rely on carbo loading, it probably means you haven't done the requisite training and are in for a good kicking, and (2) you can eat solid food on an ultra, so less need for pre- loading. Actually I have always loaded more for maras than for ultras. Different sports.

Hi Keir, have you been incommunicado becoming really really fast to show the rest of us up?
19/10/2012 at 20:28

8 quicker miles for me today. Plan was 7:15 pace, just to get the legs ticking over. Once warmed up I came closer to 7 min miles, so pushed on. 8 miles at 7:57 pace. I was working much to hard at the end. Happy to have got it done, but stressed to think I have delusions of running at 7:51 pace for 3 hours next April.

Good luck to all the racers this weekend. Scone is (s)gone


19/10/2012 at 20:56
Good luck all who are running this weekend. Hope you all hit your goals.

Scooby - hope you made a typo and are not defieing the laws of time - I'm sure you will do the 3hr, but with plenty of 6:51s!!

First run this week. Managed a whole 0.4m. One leg healthy and wanting to run. The other seemed to be dragged along for the ride.
19/10/2012 at 21:08

6 miles for me tonight and all is well. Massive step down in aerobic fitness but that is to be expected. Legs are great and shoulder is improving. Step change that I am talking in distance rather than minutes.

AR - it will come!

DM - Gettin excited. Whats your A race, B race etc times?

19/10/2012 at 21:32

Indeed a typo, ended up as 8 miles at 6:57 (not use to writing sub 7 min times).


Edited: 19/10/2012 at 21:33
19/10/2012 at 21:48

Wishing all the racers the best of luck for the weekend!

19/10/2012 at 22:35

Can I ask the forum for their views on the Hansons Marathon Method?

I have been reading their book and like what they say and wondered about trying it out for Boston.  Anything to avoid injury again really and I like the idea of cumulative fatigue and longer daily runs with my paced efforts. I recall Sally F did something similar for VLM this year? 

19/10/2012 at 23:41

Yes good luck to the racers. Entries for the York brass monkey open at 7am tomorrow. It will be full by lunchtime.

No miles here today but an enormous fish pie  . I'll do the parkrun tomorrow but my hip is in a poor state so not expecting much.

Blisters    pirate
19/10/2012 at 23:45

Anyone here do the unload/preload?

I've tried it a couple of times when seeking out that few seconds across a whole marathon. Once you try something and the plan fails to go tits up, that seems to make it a successful strategy.

20/10/2012 at 06:58

Bloody hell! Hello Blisters! And Keir is back, too! I's all too much...

To settle the matter, scone rhymes with own, and I would invite anyone who says different to come and, erm, have a go, if they think they're hard enough. 

Very best of luck to Lorenzo (3:59:59?) and all the Abo crew. Yes, phantom niggles are normal, but good luck wrestling with that carb-loading debate.

Right, out I go, feeling a bit nesh today...

20/10/2012 at 07:31
Good luck racers! Go get 'em.
20/10/2012 at 07:46

Minni.. did you get into the BM ok?  I got in eventually but took me about 30 mins after the pages kept timing out!

20/10/2012 at 08:28
Mennania- plan A is to dip under 3.10. Plan B is GFA
20/10/2012 at 08:32
Sorry, half message cut off- GFA is 3.15 for me.

Course is hilly, undulating and challenging in words of organiser. I have trained at sub 3 paces in PD schedule so hopefully well prepared on revised target. It's my first time so want to keep it real and manageable.

Out for final 4 miler now which seems wrong but hey what do I know, PD must be right?

Best wishes to everyone else racing tomorrow.
20/10/2012 at 08:47

Best of luck to the Abo crew and any other racers this weekend.

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