Sub 3h15

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

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16/11/2012 at 21:07

PMJ - I knew you'd know more PMJ. I did read a book of the story a number of years ago and had led myself to believe that the floodgates did indeed open. It must have been that it was beaten not long afterwards.I think I need to dig the book out and read again!!!

Still, I'm sure you know where I was coming from. Sometimes the biggest barriers are in our own minds. I love the fact that you're planning to be on the championship start at 50. Why not? Nothing is achieved with pessimism is it?


16/11/2012 at 21:55
Sorry OO. Make the most of those 49 days!!!
16/11/2012 at 23:17

48, but who's counting

16/11/2012 at 23:18

DS2, I am looking forward to the same with the 2:00 marathon. Reckon once one is done, then everyone will be doing it. Having said that, Paula did 2:15:25 in 2003 and the closest behind her is still 2:18:20 so no sign of a spate of sub 2:15 girls.

17/11/2012 at 06:47

6:15am....must be time to run

17/11/2012 at 06:54
PMJ - indeed. Both will be beaten. In our running lifetimes???

OO - made me laugh. Off out for 15 now m

yself. Have a good one.
17/11/2012 at 06:57

One Gear - Yes, I'm just grateful to be fit and able to run.
OOlg - 6:15 am - good time to finish a run
I was a late-comer to running at 40 and didn't become a regular until the age of 43. Now 46 and still reckon I have a few years of improvement to go. Just did 12 slow miles to round off the week (41 miles).

17/11/2012 at 06:58

x-post - DS2 enjoy the 15 miler.

And good luck to anyone racing this weekend.

17/11/2012 at 07:02
Bit parky for a 15 miler this morning, good luck.

Gul are you saying you have finished 12m already today and it's not even 0700??

So, lie in and another pot of coffee, or parkrun in the mud? Hmm
17/11/2012 at 07:20
Just having tea and toast and then it's a 12 miler for me - well done Gul for having already done yours!

Inspiring stuff with the sub 3 at V50 talk. I'll be happy with a sub 3.15 at 42!!!
17/11/2012 at 07:42

I'll be happy to still be running at 50 I think. 

Muddy parkrun it is for me this morning. Hoping for half marathon pace, but it's a slow course at the best of times and my fitness is, well, not there! I managed MP for the XC last weekend and may have to settle for that again this morning. Early mornings don't work well for me either. 

17/11/2012 at 07:47
Well if you're getting all muddy then I will too. It's going to be like the Somme, bah, HM pace at best.
17/11/2012 at 08:32

Welcome to LB70 and One Gear.

Not much decent running going on from me.  Struggled to 32miles so far this week and decided to rest Saturday and will be all day on the plane to Japan on Sunday.  Anyway I only want to 30-40 miles pw  in Nov and December but they should be a lot more comfortable than they are.   I'll see how it goes next week, otherwise a visit to the Physio is due


Respect on the GUCR Poacher


17/11/2012 at 09:37

Age and experience beats youth and enthusiasm? most can recognise both sides of that statement from personal experience. My first marathon was at 42 - If i had run my first race at 21 and trained properly I would probably be at least a minute a mile faster, but it didnt happen for a reason, which was that I was a youth and had far more important things to do than bash 55-70 miles a week out on a road in the cold and dark and wet. Hold on......

Still base building upto 30-40 and going to try and get to double figures this afternoon before I watch the Hengerloo beat the aussies!!

17/11/2012 at 09:56
8 miles today which is the furthest I have managed in a while. Had to call it a day then as the last two started to hurt. Was hoping to be running over 10 by the end of Nov. but doubts are starting to creep in.

Managed to scrape 30 for the week
17/11/2012 at 10:20
Surprisingly warm out there.15 miles in 2.03. Quite happy with that. First run over 10 since May.

Very impressed with the early starts. Nice to get out of way. Mates and families round for rugby and drinks later. Could be a heavy one. Short recovery run tomorrow for all sorts of reasons.
17/11/2012 at 10:23

I'm afraid I didn't get out until 4:47am this morning and finished my 12 miler just before 6:30. Good to see all the base-building going on. Enjoy the mud Poacher and Speedy.

17/11/2012 at 10:28

That's just nuts Gul!

Judging by this morings posts, one reason experience triumphs over youth is the oldies can get up and out early on. Just for the record, I'll be out around midday 

17/11/2012 at 10:39

I didn't leave until 8.25am, but then again I was running to parkrun, parkrunning and running into work (and before posting I've had my nuked porridge and a shower).  21.10 for the hilly Ashton Court course, with the usual wonky splits:7.39, 7.10, 5.49, 32s.  I was running blind (only distance showing on the Garmin) and forced myself to not even look at the mile splits as they were recorded. 

17/11/2012 at 10:50

Nice self dicsipline Jools which I dont possess as I have just mapped todays run which is to pick up my car that I left in the pub last night Plan to run to HR for the first time but the morning after several pints of timothy taylor whilst watching the disintegration of my national team I dont think I will learn much from it (other than 6 pints of TT is not good pre run prep).


Edited: 17/11/2012 at 10:58
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