Sub 3h15

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

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02/12/2012 at 22:37

Good to see the Telegraph doing their bit to encourage people to get out there and exercise: 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9712585/Too-many-marathons-can-kill-warn-doctors.html

02/12/2012 at 22:40
Some great long runs going on by a fair few today.
Just got in from a long run myself, 17.2 miles along the towpath with my new head torch to keep me company. Great piece of kit. I was only plodding along a 8.30 min/mile pace and I wonder if two and a half hours on my feet is a bit too long at the moment.

KR- I've had to ditch the nice relaxed Sunday morning runs at the moment as my son has joined the local under 7's football team. The next few months or years will be spent ferrying him around to home and away fixtures and standing around in the cold for a couple of hours. They didn't do too bad today as they only lost 6-0 and 8-0! It's been worse so they're getting better. (My lad is definitely the quickest on the field. )

Lorenzo- don't bother reading that shite.
02/12/2012 at 22:41

Nice going Lorenzo, and good longer stuff from Blisters, Jools, Scooby, KR and AR. How I've missed you all!

O.k., then:

 THE TEAM is set up - come and join us (me) :

http://marathontalk.com/challenges/spring_motivation.php?action=team

Edited: 02/12/2012 at 22:42
03/12/2012 at 06:52

Moof - don't worry. I'm a die hard Guardian reader - someone at work forwarded me the link. Good luck with the football spectating - fortunately younger Lorenzito decided to drop the weekend football this season so I no longer have to freeze to death straight after the long run.

Ant - good man. Thanks. Will sign up later today.

03/12/2012 at 07:08
Are there any transfer fees or sweeteners available to persuade free agents to join either team? How about a bidding war between Ant and Minni?
03/12/2012 at 08:27

Still very old school tech here; in fact just transferred our wedding video to DVD for my wife's birthday this weekend! I've got loads of vinyl but no working turntable to play them on 
Ant - you can count me in for the Consistently Consistent team again.
Well done to everyone getting out running in this lovely weather. Lots of good LSRs and XC runs.
I decided to unearth my old leggings this morning (not the fluorescent yellow ones!) and it turned out to be their last outing. Stepped in a puddle and slipped on some ice at the bottom; fell over and put a huge hole in the right knee. Lots of blood, but no real damage done thankfully.

Edited: 03/12/2012 at 08:28
03/12/2012 at 09:49

I'm in. 

03/12/2012 at 10:00

Did my planned 17 miles at 8:30 pace on saturday afternoon. But was dragged to my local parkrun by my daughter in the morning, which I trundled round in an aimless 24 min. So an accidental double and 20 miles for the day! And a personal-most of 44 for the week.

03/12/2012 at 10:02

Morning all,

Seems like people are ramping up the long runs already - I thought I was doing quite well with my 16 yesterday 

Well done on the PB Lorenzo, and nice work too at the XC from speedy and jools (hope no after effects with the neck?)

I ventured out to the Norwich parkrun on Saturday - it was freezing cold and a bit slippy underfoot, but I scored a new PB which can't be bad

I'm in Team Minni for Jantastic....need to think about my targets now 

03/12/2012 at 10:11

a crap 13.5 for me yesterday. Last 3 miles most unpleasant. I guess the combo of no running for 4-5 months and a slightly iffy chest takes its toll.  Last week was mid 30s and hoping for a dip into the low 40s this week. Was thinking about the 55 - 70 but that seems some distance off currently. Will see what the next couple of weeks brings.

Well done on the PB Freemers and Lorenzo!

Steady Gul!

03/12/2012 at 11:10

Poacher - with myself, Lorenzo and Gul already on board, it's clear that the CCSTFT is where the lookers are...as a bit of a glamour puss yourself, you know where your duty lies.

03/12/2012 at 11:16

I've avoided Jantastic the past few years, but then as I have found the 30mins of every marathon talk episode which they devote to this competition very tedious, perhaps I should join? Then again, I don't think I am organised enough to log all my runs every week. Anyone want a semi-committed Jantastic runner?

Good to hear you are planning on getting your leg over in June Lorenzo

Yes, I'll be running VLM for RNLI this year Scooby. 

03/12/2012 at 12:23

My 13 miles y/day followed 10 on Saturday, trying to catch up on a poor week and only reaching a total of 31. I took my daughter (15) to her first parkrun Saturday and jogged round with her in 29 minutes. She even managed a sprint finish.

Question on 2nd elect club. Can I decide which club I want to represent in each race. I often run in Keswick and would like to represent my 2nd elect club Keswick AC. Is it my choice or should I ask them first?  

 

03/12/2012 at 13:27

Just signed up to the consistently consistent Ant, now just need to work out a plan!

03/12/2012 at 13:33
Poacher wrote (see)
Are there any transfer fees or sweeteners available to persuade free agents to join either team? How about a bidding war between Ant and Minni?

Well, we were the winning team last year and got a free week training camp in Lanzarote.   I've already promised you champagne.... 

Great running over the weekend Freemers.

OO - I think if your 1st club is represented in the race then you need to represent them, if not then you're free to represent your 2nd club.

03/12/2012 at 19:50
I see on the asics thread that DS2 has got through to the next stage. Lets hope he makes it all the way and has the same success KR had last year.
03/12/2012 at 21:04

So the list doesn't get lost. Changed jobs so changing races. New posters feel free to add in A targets


Jan 12 - Poacher - Country to Capital 45 - TBA
Jan 20 - efc-Col- Four villages half - sub 82
Jan 20 - Minni - Brass Monkey - sub.... OO- sub 80?? 
Feb 10 - Moof - Wokingham HM - sub 83; Jools tbc , Also-ran sub 84, PMJ same or better than this year 79:34
Feb 17 - Also-ran - Bramley 20 - PMP+10s
Mar 3 - Dylan man - Bath half - sub 1.22; Jools sub 85 (mebbe)
Mar 10 - Minni - Northumberland HM - sub...
Mar 17 - Moof - Reading HM - sub Wokingham
Mar 17 - Also-ran - Reading HM - sub 1:22
Mar 17 - Lunchtime - Reading HM - sub 1:30; Jools PMP
Mar 25 - CC2 - Loughborough HM - sub 86
April 7 - Dylan man - Taunton marathon (prov) - sub 3.10
April 21 - Poacher + Keir - VLM - TBC
April 21 - efc-Col - VLM - sub 2:57
April 21 - Moof + Jools+ OO??+ Also-ran - VLM - sub 3
April 21 - CC2 - VLM - sub 3.05
April 21 - Lorenzo - VLM - sub 3:10
April 21 - SBD + Minni + LB70 - VLM - sub 3:15
April 21 - Freemers - VLM - sub 3.20
April 28 - Slokey Joe - Manchester - sub 3:00
April 28 - Knight Rider - Manchester - sub 3:10
April 28 - Bike It - Manchester - TBC
May 6 - Lunchtime - Milton Keynes - sub 3:15
May 12 - DS2 - Halstead - sub 3:15 25 -
May 25 - Poacher - GUCR - sub 35
June 2 - Bike It - Comrades - sub 8:30  

03/12/2012 at 21:14

Jan 12 - Poacher - Country to Capital 45 - TBA
Jan 20 - efc-Col- Four villages half - sub 82
Jan 20 - Minni - Brass Monkey - sub.... OO- sub 80??
Feb 10 - Moof - Wokingham HM - sub 83; Jools tbc , Also-ran sub 84, PMJ same or better than this year 79:34
Feb 17 - Also-ran - Bramley 20 - PMP+10s
Mar 3 - Dylan man - Bath half - sub 1.22; Jools sub 85 (mebbe)
Mar 10 - Minni - Northumberland HM - sub...
Mar 17 - Moof - Reading HM - sub Wokingham
Mar 17 - Also-ran - Reading HM - sub 1:22
Mar 17 - Lunchtime - Reading HM - sub 1:30; Jools PMP
Mar 24 - Ant - Maratón de Asturias (MaraNalón) - sub 3:10
Mar 25 - CC2 - Loughborough HM - sub 86
April 7 - Dylan man - Taunton marathon (prov) - sub 3.10
April 21 - Poacher + Keir - VLM - TBC
April 21 - efc-Col - VLM - sub 2:57
April 21 - Moof + Jools+ OO??+ Also-ran - VLM - sub 3
April 21 - CC2 - VLM - sub 3.05
April 21 - Lorenzo - VLM - sub 3:10
April 21 - SBD + Minni + LB70 - VLM - sub 3:15
April 21 - Freemers - VLM - sub 3.20
April 28 - Slokey Joe - Manchester - sub 3:00
April 28 - Knight Rider - Manchester - sub 3:10
April 28 - Bike It - Manchester - TBC
May 6 - Lunchtime - Milton Keynes - sub 3:15
May 12 - DS2 - Halstead - sub 3:15 25 -
May 25 - Poacher - GUCR - sub 35
June 2 - Bike It - Comrades - sub 8:30

03/12/2012 at 21:29

Jan 12 - Poacher - Country to Capital 45 - TBA
Jan 20 - efc-Col- Four villages half - sub 82
Jan 20 - Minni - Brass Monkey - sub 90   OO- sub 80??
Feb 10 - Moof - Wokingham HM - sub 83; Jools tbc , Also-ran sub 84, PMJ same or better than this year 79:34
Feb 17 - Also-ran - Bramley 20 - PMP+10s
Mar 3 - Dylan man - Bath half - sub 1.22; Jools sub 85 (mebbe)
Mar 10 - Minni - Northumberland HM - sub. 1:31
Mar 17 - Moof - Reading HM - sub Wokingham
Mar 17 - Also-ran - Reading HM - sub 1:22
Mar 17 - Lunchtime - Reading HM - sub 1:30; Jools PMP
Mar 24 - Ant - Maratón de Asturias (MaraNalón) - sub 3:10
Mar 25 - CC2 - Loughborough HM - sub 86
April 7 - Dylan man - Taunton marathon (prov) - sub 3.10
April 21 - Poacher + Keir - VLM - TBC
April 21 - efc-Col - VLM - sub 2:57
April 21 - Moof + Jools+ OO??+ Also-ran - VLM - sub 3
April 21 - CC2 - VLM - sub 3.05
April 21 - Lorenzo - VLM - sub 3:10
April 21 - SBD + Minni + LB70 - VLM - sub 3:15
April 21 - Freemers - VLM - sub 3.20
April 28 - Slokey Joe - Manchester - sub 3:00
April 28 - Knight Rider - Manchester - sub 3:10
April 28 - Bike It - Manchester - TBC
May 6 - Lunchtime - Milton Keynes - sub 3:15
May 12 - DS2 - Halstead - sub 3:15 25 -
May 25 - Poacher - GUCR - sub 35
June 2 - Bike It - Comrades - sub 8:30

03/12/2012 at 21:57

 Looks like I can relax again now I'm back on the TBC target 

Good luck DS2. Hope the new job goes / is going well Poacher.

Hope the knee heals and doesn't niggle Gul. Sounds like an excuse for some fancy needlework to make some cyclng style running shorts!

Edited: 03/12/2012 at 21:57
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