Sub 3h15

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

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10/01/2013 at 16:03

I'm in.... Might revise time nearer the time.

Jan 12 - Poacher - Country to Capital 45 - sub 7.30
Jan 20 - efc-Col- Four villages half - sub 82
Jan 20 - Minni - Brass Monkey - sub 90 OO- sub 80??
Jan 20 - Blisters - Gloucester mara - 3:28 (Don't mock)
Feb 10 - Moof - Wokingham HM - sub 83; Jools tbc , Also-ran sub 84
Feb 10 - RFJ - Meon Valley Plod - Plodding off road
Feb 17 - Also-ran - Bramley 20 - PMP+10s
Feb 17 - RFJ - Bramley 20 - Blocks of 5 progressive
Feb 17 - Mennania - Wrexham Half - Sub1.25
Mar 3 - Dylan man - Bath half - sub 1.22; Jools sub 85 (mebbe)
Mar 3 - Minni - Meadows Half Marathon - MP
Mar 3 - RFJ - Surrey Spitfire MP + 60 Secs
Mar 10 - Minni - Northumberland HM - sub. 1:31
Mar 16 - RFJ - Rhayadar Round the Lake 20 TBC
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 + Mennania VLM - TBC
April 21 - Keir - VLM - sub 2.50
April 21 - efc-Col - VLM - sub 2:57
April 21 - SBD - VLM - 2:58
April 21 - Martin H+Moof + Jools+ OO??+ Also-ran + Badbark - VLM - sub 3
April 21 - CC2 - VLM - sub 3.05
April 21 - Lorenzo / RFJ / Carbloader/FINgers - VLM - sub 3:10
April 21 - 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 5 - Gul Darr - GEAR (King's Lynn 10k) - sub 40
May 6 - Lunchtime - Milton Keynes - sub 3:15
May 12 - DS2 - Halstead - sub 3:15
May 25 - Poacher - GUCR - sub 35
June 2 - Bike It - Comrades - sub 8:30
July 14 - Minni - Northumberland Coastal
Oct 13 - Gul Darr - GER (Peterborough HM) - sub 90
Oct 27 - Minni - Northumberland Castles Marathon

10/01/2013 at 16:23

Proper pleased with my run today - being that it's so early in the plan, pace is not quite where I would like but felt good and strong and, most importantly, controlled throughout.

Plan was a 10mile progression run, getting about 10s/mile quicker each mile. I admit that the last 2 miles didn't quite go to plan, but I have to factor a few traffic lights and tourists into the equation, plus, I was blowing a little by then as I miss judged mile 7  I did it over the same route as the disaster last week and it was refreshing to know that things are going in the right direction.

Splits for the statos as follows:

10.02mi 1hr14.06  7:24/mi

1   7:58 150
2   7:51 145
3   7:42 148
4   7:34 151
5   7:27 154
6   7:19 157
7   6:58 161
8   6:55 164
9   7:03 167
10 7:00 168

10/01/2013 at 16:23

Adding in the HMs ...

Jan 12 - Poacher - Country to Capital 45 - sub 7.30
Jan 20 - efc-Col- Four villages half - sub 82
Jan 20 - Minni - Brass Monkey - sub 90 OO- sub 80??
Jan 20 - Blisters - Gloucester mara - 3:28 (Don't mock)
Feb 10 - Moof - Wokingham HM - sub 83; Jools tbc , Also-ran sub 84, SBD 1:30
Feb 10 - RFJ - Meon Valley Plod - Plodding off road
Feb 17 - Also-ran - Bramley 20 - PMP+10s
Feb 17 - RFJ - Bramley 20 - Blocks of 5 progressive
Feb 17 - Mennania - Wrexham Half - Sub1.25
Mar 3 - Dylan man - Bath half - sub 1.22; Jools sub 85 (mebbe)
Mar 3 - Minni - Meadows Half Marathon - MP
Mar 3 - RFJ - Surrey Spitfire MP + 60 Secs
Mar 10 - Minni - Northumberland HM - sub. 1:31
Mar 16 - RFJ - Rhayadar Round the Lake 20 TBC
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 17 - SBD - Fleet HM - 1:26
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 + Mennania VLM - TBC
April 21 - Keir - VLM - sub 2.50
April 21 - efc-Col - VLM - sub 2:57
April 21 - SBD - VLM - 2:58
April 21 - Martin H+Moof + Jools+ OO??+ Also-ran + Badbark - VLM - sub 3
April 21 - CC2 - VLM - sub 3.05
April 21 - Lorenzo / RFJ / Carbloader/FINgers - VLM - sub 3:10
April 21 - 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 5 - Gul Darr - GEAR (King's Lynn 10k) - sub 40
May 6 - Lunchtime - Milton Keynes - sub 3:15
May 12 - DS2 - Halstead - sub 3:15
May 25 - Poacher - GUCR - sub 35
June 2 - Bike It - Comrades - sub 8:30
July 14 - Minni - Northumberland Coastal
Oct 13 - Gul Darr - GER (Peterborough HM) - sub 90
Oct 27 - Minni - Northumberland Castles Marathon

TR
10/01/2013 at 16:26

DS2 - I'm only joshing with Keir, he likes paces, stats, HRs etc and I dont collect any data. If I was fast enough to target sub 2:50 too, I'd have a great time running along side asking him what the various instruments are saying. You following PnD means that you are in a better place than my numpty approach, if I was to strictly follow it for the campaign I'd do better for sure. 

10/01/2013 at 17:02

and TR knows if I spent the time I do uploading Garmin data and searching Marathon Calculators on actual running, then I would already have a pb closer to his.

In an ideal world we would all be able to run confidently to feel, but we are blinded by gadgetry.

 

Should we start a new list - our earliest out the door target time on any one day in this campaign?

Keir 5.15am

10/01/2013 at 17:11

TR - yeah, I did realise you were jesting. I like the banter - and Keir  very kindly emailed me his very detailed spreadsheets for his training, so now I understand fully!

I've got huge respect for anyone who can keep the training up without someone doing the thinking for them. I have tried that approach and it just don't work for me so I'm delighted to be following P&D!

TR
10/01/2013 at 18:13

Keir - make sure that you save enough matches and you should have the fsater PB come the end of April. If you blow up then you get me waddling past on the Embankment.

DS2 - there's too much planning envloved in just making training time sometimes, let alone having to actually follow a schedule. This time of year I've got kids in two footy teams (which both have Weds and Saturdy training and Sunday morning matches), 2 indoor cricket teams, then my youngest has club training, S E Hants squad training, and he had a 10week coaching course in the Autumn, and has another starting in 2 weeks which needs a trip to the Rose Bowl each Friday evening. I'm constantly making a mental note of fixtures, times, venues etc and working out my weekend training options. I dont train in the evenings !

Edited: 10/01/2013 at 18:15
10/01/2013 at 19:09
You've got a busy couple of lads there TR, but I bet you'd rather they were doing all that sport that sitting in front of the Play Station!!

To add to Keir's list:

Keir: 5.15am
Lorenzo: 5.14am

Not quite as early this morning but I had a relatively late start to the day so managed to get just over 11 miles in before breakfast.
10/01/2013 at 19:25

I had to laugh when I went to collect a friend for the drive down for New Year's Eve.  I had got up at 7am so I could do my 19M run before leaving for Devon; she had gone to bed at 7am.  There's a whole different world out there!

10/01/2013 at 19:35

Ouch.All this early morning stuff just hurts my head. I bet Ant's Spanish chums think he's proper off the wall bonkers. Don't they all think about getting out of bed maybe 9.30 pm ish post siesta to think about heading out on the tiles round about 2 am

I would put my 9.30 on the early morning list but suspect you buggers would all laugh heartlessly

Impressive sporting schedule from the TR-lets. Great to see. Have they more or less rejected Xbox, PSP etc etc to actually be out there doing something active. Must get that from their fatha methinks

Great 10 miler from you FINgers. Did you find yourself constantly referring to the GPS. I know I do when I try anything along those lines

DS2 - Keir's spreadsheets are indeed a wonder to behold. Even if they were coloured in by a colour blind hypomanic 5 year old

TR
10/01/2013 at 20:12

Jools - indeed, I often see someone doing the walk of shame home early at weekends when I'm off running or biking.

Fraser/Lorenzo - no, I'm forever trying to get them off the gadgets. They still do Xbox, PS3 etc too, but maybe not as much as other kids. They can run and swim well too, but prefer teams sports. My youngest has qualified for the sprint at the Manchester City games in May but luckily it clashes with a family wedding on the Saturday and Cricket on the Sunday - flipping long way from Portsmouth for a ~10 sec race ! 

Edited: 10/01/2013 at 20:15
Blisters    pirate
10/01/2013 at 21:02

I regularly go for a morning run before I've been to bed. My excuse is that by jogging gently down to Church for the Christmas Mass I can have a drink, get to the midnight service, then have a proper run home via the long way about. Of course, that's one in the log for Christmas Day, too!

10/01/2013 at 21:05

That's a tough run FINgers and a good one to get done this early.  I did a few of those last year and they are really good confident boosting runs.  Extra hard when you mis-judge the pace halfway through but weirdly enjoyable.

TR - I admire your attitude to training.  I know you train hard and I wish I didn't have the OCD I have for stats, etc.  Hopefully this year it will be you passing me and I can run behind Nell for a bit!!!

Just back from a quick 5 miler tonight at ave 6.44 pace (7.11,6.19,6.11,6.23,7.24).  Expected it to feel like hard work, especially as miles 3 & 4 were uphill, and it didn't disappoint.  Enjoyed it though!!

10/01/2013 at 21:11
I did my ditched interval session at 6pm rather than 6am, so got a lie in this morning.

TR - I don't know how you fit any training in around those busy nippers.
TR
10/01/2013 at 21:16

Martin - blimey, there was some pace in there ! With all the kids sports and me being manager of one of the cricket teams, plus work/life etc the best way I have found to fit it all in is to build it around my life. When its VLM season I run commute 2 or 3 days/week, and swim at lunchtimes. I then "only" have to make time for 2 or 3 early morning Turbo's and a longer turbo or outside ride on a Saturday and a long run Sunday (sometimes its just a long ride or bike at the weekend not both). So having a strcuctured training schedule wouldnt work anyway.
Nell has no chance against us this year, she's packed on a few pounds recently ! She knocked back my advances at the drinks station anyway.

Edited: 10/01/2013 at 21:18
10/01/2013 at 21:20

Fraser - Yes, yes and yes. Out at 9.30? That's practically lunchtime for most on here.

Good speedy stuff from FINgers and Martin. Coming so early in the campaign it bodes well for you boys. Talking of Speedy, how is that cold of yours?

Off to bed. I can't hack it any more...

10/01/2013 at 21:34
I was chatting to someone at work today who has just started running again and she was saying that she just doesn't really have time (No kids!) to run consistently. I told her how much I run and she could believe it. My advice to her was just don't make a big deal of it and don't fret over it (fine coming from me!!) but just incorporate it into your life. I guess this is what you do too TR.
TR
10/01/2013 at 21:45

Minni - its tricky for mum's to find time to run, I take my hat off to all the running mum's out there, but if your friend has no kids then she is either watching too much TV or cant get herself out of bed in the mornings. But lets be honest, if she just wants to keep fit then she only needs to run for 30mins twice a week and go to the gym twice a week, thats a long way from a morning turbo, followed by a mountain bike commute with a lunchtime swim in the middle. The miles we do is more than keeping fit and isnt really that healthy.

10/01/2013 at 21:50
Haha true TR!
10/01/2013 at 21:56

FINgers - meant to say earlier, that's an impressive session. As others have said, must be good for confidence!

martin - that's speedy, especially the uphill miles!

TR/Minni - when I was more of a lurker I was always amazed at how much you fitted into your lives and how you still achieved so much yourselves. I've found it quite an inspiration.

It's fantastic when your offspring do so well but it does become every evening doesn't it. Luckily my eldest daughter isn't playing county hockey this year and it does feel that i have some available time which I'm making the most of.

Having twins second time around was tough enough but their disabilities created so much bureaucracy and red tape to cut through that it felt like I'd never get back to running properly but thankfully things have improved immensely. I think the mistake I made in many respects was to carry on with hockey - I didn't have time for both so running often suffered. Oh well, we makes our choices.........

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