For anyone trying to crack the 3h15 barrier anywhere in the world
Hello Jane - you see that wasn't so hard was it ! Glad you've taken the plunge and chosen to dive in. If you can bear some stats can you remind us what you're up to mileage and paces -wise in training these days ??
Keir - nasty incident there with an outsize piece of equipment in your tight back passage necessitating the extra large spanner. Glad your more modern tool came to the rescue though - beat you to it Windy
Poacher - of course you have to take a sly peek at your neighbour's treadie speed then ramp yours up 5% above his/hers. It's gym law. Knowing you you'll soon be proposing some nutter treadmill ultra event though to compete with that fella who ran for 7 days in a shopping centre for charidee
Poacher - I did a similar thing when I went to a spinning class run by the local tri club (you'll know the one). I almost died!
I see Keir and others are gearing up for treadmill training in light of the current weather. I've dusted mine down and downloaded an audio book in preparation.
Hi Jane, running 3.33 in LN and then 3.26 a few weeks later at NY is impressive stuff. You must have been pretty tired at the enod of it all.
Did you pretty much follow your plan above to train for that? It sounds as if you are pretty good endurance wise, What are your longest runs leading up to a marathon?
(Wanders back in from the thick snow and think it's about time to start posting again.)
Have been doing a bit of running but nothing spectacular or worth posting about so have just been following things from afar and lurking.
Most importantly, have cast my vote for you KR. Hope that you get it but don't think that you will, I feel that you have been selected as a token male for the category, with the sub 3 category choice being all male it is unlikely that RW will have two males in the fastest two categories, (I might be wrong)
The snow up here is unbelievable so on wednesday I put on the cold weather kit for running, two pairs socks, tracksters, long shorts, two tops, thermal jacket, two pairs gloves and hat. Well it was -13 degrees and that was in the garage on the treadmill.
The thaw has started so hoping to get back outside to run this weekend.
OGL - I tried to get out on the roads. Still all very dubious and the pavements are a nightmare - accident waiting to happen.
Jane - yeah I think we've had the worst snow for over 40 years. Hmmmm. Where are your family based ? Echo Keir's sentiments about your impressive improvement in just one year. I did Loch Ness too and couldn't really do anything for a month afterwards (!) so doing NY so soon after is mega. You'll make great strides once you start doing something more structured with some quicker stuff. How are you faring for shorter distance PB s?
Welcome Pipes. Great time at Abingdon for your ! Which spring mara are you thinking of ?
Pipes wrote (see)
(being a teacher, a mum to 2 littlies at nursery and someone who eats chocolate rather than fruit) but I love summer running. So my thought at the minute is to aim for around 3:15 in a spring marathon to keep things ticking over, then go for Abingdon again
Hi Pipes. Good to see you back. Everything you have said applies precisely to me!
In spring I am mainly focusing on a faster HM time then hope for a sub 3.15 a few weeks later. But main focus for the year is Abo, where I hope to improve by 10 mins or so to achieve the time you did this year.
OGL - Good to see you back as well. -13 is crazy. You should move south and then you can complain then it is -3 for 3 days running like the other soft southeners down here.
Some good LSRs there then Jane. Use the speech marksunder each post to quote and paste quotes.
Hi Pipes - you'll enjoy the banter on here too - a new home for you!
OGL - thanks for the vote, not sure about the gender thing in my category? You should put a radiator in there! Hope the snow melts soon for you. One of my neighbours (who never close their curtains and always have their main light on) has a treadmill in their dining room. I the 4 years I have lived here I've never seen it being used. Maybe I should introduce myself and ask to use it!
Hi Jane326, good to see you on here now, you'll pick up oe good tips if you hang around. What browser are you using? I know that when I use Safari all the quote button disappear and yet Firefox is ok and works.
Work Xmas party last night and feel a bit knackered today. I might try and go for a gentle run later tonight.
Glad I wasn't the only one out on the tiles last night. KK - what exactly did Liz say?
Taking it easy today (i.e. no running), but will head out early tomorrow morning. At least all the ice seems to have disappeared.
Welcome too to Jane and Pipes - can confirm what others have said about the fact that there's plenty of good advice thrown around by the folks on here (it helped me go sub 3:15) but a good plenty of serious and not-so-serious.
Keir. Which half (I know that info is probably on the list I saw a few pages ago but I can't find that list now!)?
As good as excuse as any to repost the list. Feel free to add your a goals guys and galls
07.11.10 - SteveC1975 - Regents Park 10K - Around 40 Mins - 40:14 - job done21.11.10 - AfE - Abbey Dash 10k - sub-39 as a marker/indicator - 38:22 - job done21.11.10 - BOTF - Brighton 10k - under 40:30 - 40:02 - job done05.12.10 - GE - Regents Park 10k - sub 38:3005.12.10 - SteveC1975 - Regents Park 10K - Sub 40 Mins23.01.11- Barry B Gloucester Marathon - Sub 3:1523.01.11 - AfE - Brass Monkey Half - sub-1:2505.02.11 - Lorenzo - Thames Trot 50 - Sub 8 hours13.02.11 - Matchstick Man - Wokingham HM - 1h23m13.02.11 - SBD - Wokingham HM - 1:2413.02.11 - BOTF - Wokingham HM - 1:25, but seeing the two entries above...?20.02.11 - BOTF - Bramley 20 - sub 2:2506.03.11 - Scooby - Marathon Catalunya - 3:09:5906.03.11 - MsE - Bath HM - Sub 1.3006.03.11 - Joolska - Bath HM - tbc...13.03.11 - Knight RIder - Retford Half Marathon - 1:26.xx13.03.11 - SBD - MIlton Keynes - 1:2419.03.11 - Badbark - Larne Half Marathon - Sub 1:3019.03.11 - Speedy - Stafford HM - 1.31.5920.03.11 - FINgers - Reading Half Marathon - Sub 1:2620.03.11 - Ormeski - Reading Half Marathon - Sub 1:2520:03.11 - BOTF - Reading HM - 1:2520.03.11 - SteveC1975 - Brentwood Half Marathon - Sub 1:2827.03.11 - Keir - Paddock Wood HM - Sub 1:2510.04.11 - FW - Chris Hoy HM Edinburgh - Sub 1:2010.04.11 - FINgers - Brighton Marathon - 3:09:5910.04.11 - Knight Rider - Brighton Marathon - Sub 3.1510.04.11 - B&B vs MM in the Regency 10k Smackdown! - Sub39.17.04.11 - SBD - VLM - 2:4917:04.11 - Ant - VLM - 2:54:5917.04.11 - Joolska - VLM - 2.59.5917:04:11 - AfE - VLM - 2:59:5917.04.11 - Lorenzo - VLM - sub 3:1017:04:11 - BOTF - VLM - 3:10 ish17:04:11 - MsE - - VLM - 3.14.5917.04.11 - Speedy - VLM - 3.14.5917.04.11 - SteveC1975 - VLM - 3.14.5917.04.11 - Ormeski - VLM - sub 3.1517.04.11 - Race Jase - VLM - not sure on target just yet, but hopefully I'll be in PB (sub2:39) shape.01.05.11 - Gul Darr - GEAR 10k - sub 4208.05.11 - Keir - Essex & Halstead Marathon - Sub 3.1522.05.11 - B&B - Edinburgh Marathon - 3:09:5918.06.11 - Lorenzo - Picnic - sub 4:45
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