For anyone trying to crack the 3h15 barrier anywhere in the world
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?
48, but who's counting
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.
6:15am....must be time to run
One Gear - Yes, I'm just grateful to be fit and able to run.OOlg - 6:15 am - good time to finish a runI 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).
x-post - DS2 enjoy the 15 miler.
And good luck to anyone racing this weekend.
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.
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
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!!
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.
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
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.
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).
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