Sub 3h15

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

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08/01/2013 at 22:00
Lorenzo - I agree re Nicky and Alan, and Run to Live. Having a specialist local running shop is great, and definitely worth supporting. I'm also a member of the Run to Live running club which they set up last year, although I'm thinking of joining Dorking & Mole Valley as well as I'd like to be able to claim the UK Athletics affiliated discount on entry fees

Ant - sorry to make you homesick! I regularly run around the Downs, over to Banstead Common, and then round to Headley, Box Hill, etc....
08/01/2013 at 22:22
DS - head further North and do the Northumberland one the week after. Flat and takes in a couple of castles.

Ditched interval session due to 'tummy issues'! Home late and need to be out by 4:45 for a 12miler in the morning. Please tell me someone else will be out then too...
08/01/2013 at 22:28

No, but 45mins later I will be. 

08/01/2013 at 22:36
Gul probably will Minni. I'm waiting until 7. I may well do that marathon. Which castles?
08/01/2013 at 22:40
I'll post a link tomorrow - can't do it from my phone. Starts at Alnwick castle and ends at Bamburgh. Beginning of half term hols too - bring the family. There's some lovely cottages down on the coast.
08/01/2013 at 23:06
TR wrote (see)

Also Ran - a 1/2 (flat out ?), followed by Bramely 20 the next weekend at MP +10sec and then another 1/2 (flat out) a few weeks later ? Some would say that Bramley alone (at that pace) would be too much.

TR, I think you are mistaking me for someone who is aiming to peak at VLM! For me 2013 is about enjoying the running, not getting bogged down in schedules, and not overly worrying about targets.

I'm not going to sweat about running VLM a few mins slower than potential. The only thing I am focused on is injury prevention, so if targets have to change then that's no issue.

No doubt I will learn a few lessons that everyone will already have told me. As for Bramley, I am aiming for 7.00 ish min/mile for 18miles with a bit if a warm up. That sounds ok to me - its a lot less reckless than I was last year - no worse than 2 marathons in a week

For the Half marathons, the jury is out as I am not currently in a position to run at HMP or below as I am still slowly recovering from injury. They may become MP efforts yet.

08/01/2013 at 23:07

I don't envy all these early starts - I'll be in bed until 8am but then doing my 14 mile MLR at 1pm

9 miles at lunchtime but skipped the strides as the right calf was feeling a bit tight.  And I was really looking forward to the strides

So correct me if I'm wrong RJ but all you have to do to get faster is just run a bit more? - that sounds far too simple.  How could the likes of RW make money out of that and what would we spend hours on the forums discussing

08/01/2013 at 23:12

The Castles run sounds a good 'un Minni - I'll probably be out the same time as Keir tomorrow morning. Hope you enjoy the early start! 

YoungPup wrote (see)
Lorenzo - I agree re Nicky and Alan, and Run to Live. Having a specialist local running shop is great, and definitely worth supporting. I'm also a member of the Run to Live running club which they set up last year, although I'm thinking of joining Dorking & Mole Valley as well as I'd like to be able to claim the UK Athletics affiliated discount on entry fees

Ant - sorry to make you homesick! I regularly run around the Downs, over to Banstead Common, and then round to Headley, Box Hill, etc....

YP - at the risk of boring everyone else senseless I can definitely recommend DMVAC as a club. Great spirit and very inclusive. Don't if you've got family (even younger pups?) but there's a large junior contingent at the club. Which reminds me, I need to get my membership renewal off.

09/01/2013 at 06:44

DS2 - York marathon sounds interesting and on a Saturday too, which is always a bonus for me.
FINgers - nice "efforts".
SD - Well run - strides aren't meant to be too pacey.
LR - sorry to hear about another niggle.
RFJ - good progressive session.
Mennania - enjoy the MLR.
YP - good running.
Lorenzo - £40 does put a bit of a dampener on things! Keep running - TCCSTF team needs you
Minni - 4:45? not me. I had a lie in as it was only a short recovery run this morning.
SBD - Hope the calf is OK now.
3 miles done and dusted @ 8:33 m/m.

09/01/2013 at 06:46
12 miles d&d.
09/01/2013 at 07:01
Nice cup of tea and a biscuit D&D. Early doors running is for those with great mental strength.
09/01/2013 at 07:42
Yes, whilst still rubbing the sleep from my eyes stood at the bus stop - it never ceases to amaze me some of the super early starts that are posted on here by Gul et al. I mean, 4:45 Minni - that's practically yesterday! Good work - some solid mental fortitude being shown.
09/01/2013 at 08:43

Well done, Minni.
Poacher / FINgers The way I look at it, it would take greater mental fortitude to convince myself to go out for a long run once I am fully conscious, so 4:45 is the easier option ;)

09/01/2013 at 08:48
Minni wrote (see)
12 miles d&d.

Well done Minni.

I'm using my kids as my excuse for why I rolled over in bed after about 3 hrs sleep in total last night. Will try to get a run in later, but won't stress if it doesn't happen.

09/01/2013 at 08:57
Minni -just entered the Northumberland coast mara as a fun race, hope to see you there. Mrs P might even come down the end of the lane with refreshments. It's a gruelling course.

Gul - at least you have, err, very high viz clothing for those early starts.
TR
09/01/2013 at 09:05

Minni - 21:30 Mon, 4:45 today, excellent body shocking tactics, and well done for getting both done.

AR - I assumed VLM was an A race. Just recognised Bramley as a very hard day with MP+10sec ~10 weeks out. Cant see myself being that fit in a few weeks time, but then I do hope to be fit by VLM.

 

Edited: 09/01/2013 at 09:06
09/01/2013 at 09:53
thanks for the info Badbark - having watched the videos below I'm keen to improve my technique.
RJ, if you ain't broke etc, etc, but I am repeatedly broken!

http://www.theendurancestore.com/blog/?p=373

http://www.theendurancestore.com/blog/?p=406

http://www.theendurancestore.com/blog/?p=429

DS2, Yorkshire looks very interesting, as does Northumberland. Hopefully they'll have places after the summer when I'll have an idea of whether I'll be going for an autumn marathon or not.

Minni! 4:45! Bet that will put the wind up your mentoree. No room for slackers eh?
09/01/2013 at 10:46

Minni - Out-Gulling Gul! Amazing!

10M done for me with 6 @ what may pass for MP come the end of March. Overall pace 7:24mm, av 142bpm.

09/01/2013 at 10:57
moof wrote (see)
That's a shame PMJ, is it a foot injury that's still playing you up.
And shit only 5 weeks.

Foot seems OK but been out for a few days feeling very ill. Would say flu but it isn't bad enough to be flu. Still, that is only my second day off work in over 20 years so can't really complain. Even with the illness, I have ben off for too long to consider racing seriously so soon. Prices keep on edging up and £20 to £30 needs to be invested wisely and not a jog round to finish in 1:22 to 1:25 sort of range.

09/01/2013 at 11:02

Many here would be very pleased to get within that 1.22 - 1.25 range PMJ! 

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