Sub 3h15

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

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14/11/2012 at 19:12
Just a quick pop in. Good to see some new bloods.

Must heck out the Asics thingy and stick in a vote

Just chugging away up here on post marathon legs. How on earth do people do shorter distance PBs in the recovery phase??

Some great stats from the peri-50 crew. I'd love to tickle lower and lower as I approach 50. Inspirational stuff indeed ....
14/11/2012 at 20:19
One gear - amazing. Just the inspiration I need!

I'm only at the bootcamp stage. No one mentioned keeping quiet but think it may be best. Was just really surprised to get call.
14/11/2012 at 20:20

Fraser -  I reckon if you've given it your all in the marathon there's nothing left afterwards.  That's my story anyway.

14/11/2012 at 21:02

PMJ - hope that the rest period does the trick for you.

I'm another that hopes to run a sub3 aged 50, only a few years to go.

14/11/2012 at 21:16

I've just had a look at VLM 2012 results to see how many men/women age 50+ ran sub 3.  There were 69 men (55 of those age 50-54) but in the women there was only 1 and only 15 between the ages of 40 - 49! 

14/11/2012 at 21:21

Minni - if you're going to compare men to women then you should be more like 2:45 vs 3:00. But I guess there's more men than women anyway so the comparison might not work.

14/11/2012 at 21:24

Yes, we need someone to work out the % of men running that time etc.  Interesting though.  I checked it out because it seems quite normal for men to be talking about running these fast marathon times as they mature but how many woman of a similar age on here talk along the same lines?  Not many.


14/11/2012 at 21:27
Sorry to talk football but that was the best goal I've ever seen!
14/11/2012 at 21:30
DS- great news. Would be interested to get the low down on how it works. Where are you Knight rider?

Week 4 PD recovery- 10 mile aerobic 8 min/mile scheduled. Felt in the groove from mile 1 so just ran a nice steady comfortable pace and tried not to work too hard. Had one of those nights where everything felt easy. Came in at average pace 7.06 and finished last mile at half pace 6.15. Definitely not in the PD book but what the hell. I think recovery is complete! Bring on the sub 18 park run.
14/11/2012 at 21:32
DS- absolute class player. Take note Rooney et al. This is what you call a real world class player. Not sure about those tattoos though!
Edited: 14/11/2012 at 21:34
14/11/2012 at 21:43
Minni - possibly because up men haven't grown up and are less realistic!
14/11/2012 at 21:46
He sure is DM.

Slight correction from earlier. I think I'm only on shortlist to go to bootcamp. Not actually there yet. We'll see!
14/11/2012 at 21:54

DS2 - I don't think you were supposed to tell us. It was admittedly a little different when I did it for the GNR, but it was Top Secret until RW made the announcement. Don't worry, though, we won't tell! 

14/11/2012 at 21:58
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14/11/2012 at 22:03
Hi folks,like Fraser ticking over here too,trying to keep the old body going ready for the build up to London.Though i am running some club races and the odd xc race.
For the record I clocked my 1st sub 3 a few weeks ago with a 2.57xx as a vet 50
Nothing special in the training but as TR would say,consistent running.

DS2 good luck with the asics boot amp.

PMJ. Hope the foot heals quick,enjoy the mt bike.
14/11/2012 at 22:05
Speedy- think you are probably right but wasn't told that. Hope it doesn't prove costly. Not saying another word.
14/11/2012 at 22:06

Minni - but to be fair there's not many women on RW chasing sub3, and only very recently have there been more than the odd one or two chasing sub 3:15, which is the equivalent of a male sub3. Its difficult for most women to find the time to train for marathons so there will always be more men chasing the equivalent marathon times.

EFC-Col - indeed, no rocket science required. Do something every day, day after day.

Edited: 14/11/2012 at 22:07
14/11/2012 at 22:18

Top marks, Col !!

14/11/2012 at 22:31

DS2 - good luck with the asics boot camp.

 I would like to wish you luck with your sub 3 hrs at 50 but of course we both know there isn't any luck in marathon running. It is all about effort, commitment focus and aching legs.

In 2008 I failed to do sub 3 by some seconds (absolutely gutted although it was a pb by some six minutes) soon after that I got my one and only serious injury that put me out for the best part of seven months. Managed to walk/run London in 2009 just to see if my achilles would hold up. Got around in 03:23:xx - my worst ever but no surprise and the achilles was okay. June that year I decided I was going to train for 10 months with the sole aim of doing sub 3 hrs in 2010.

And that is what I did.

 Obviously, it was my first and I have to say as feelings go it doesn't get much better than that moment I came around the bend at Buck Pal with the official clock showing 02:57:xx. Its true what they say - the harder you work for something the more it means when you achieve it.

Blisters    pirate
14/11/2012 at 22:55

Agreed. I guess that I must have been within a few yards of you on The Mall in 2008.

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