Sub 3h15

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

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16/10/2013 at 07:18

Oct 20 - Abingdon mara – DS2 sub 3.10, Moof sub 3
Oct 27 - Frankfurt - SJ - sub 3; Jools - sub 3
Dec 8 - Newcastle Racecourse HM - Minni sub 1.30
Feb 2 - Kaiser HM - MsE first race post-injury
Apr 13 - VLM (loads of you) PMJ 2.4x
Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher

16/10/2013 at 09:48

It's difficult to know what to put on the list. My aim is still sub 3 at VLM, but that kind of performance seems so far away right now that the secondary aim of sub 3:20 to keep the GFA seems more realistic. I guess it's going to be a few months before I really have a clear idea.

A decent session last night at last - 4 x 6 mins with 2 mins recovery round the Windsor town centre 1km loop, so two decent hills in each rep. Pace came out at 6:33, 6:59, 6:38  & 6:34 which is ok and confirms I'm about 30-40 seconds per mile off where I was before the lay off, although I'm not quite sure I believe rep 2 unless the people I was with slowed down as well. I suspect that was the rep where the GPS had me cutting a major corner and running through buildings! The top of my right hamstring is a bit sore this morning, but hopefully it's just one of those aches and pains due to hard work after inactivity.

16/10/2013 at 10:39

Hmm, my first entry into a thread list. I may have to reserve judgement at the moment though; until I've done a few proper long runs in mara training, I have no idea how well I'm likely to convert up! Does "run reasonably well and enjoy the day so I want to run another one" count as a race objective?

16/10/2013 at 10:42

Good reps from BOTF and Ant.

Hope that ankle starts to improve soon Poacher.

Some good quicker miles from GM in a small training window, and Gul's recovery following the GER. What's the next target Gul, or are you basking in Sunday's glory for a while?

16/10/2013 at 10:49

Oct 20 - Abingdon mara – DS2 sub 3.10, Moof sub 3
Oct 27 - Frankfurt - SJ - sub 3; Jools - sub 3
Dec 8 - Newcastle Racecourse HM - Minni sub 1.30
Feb 2 - Kaiser HM - MsE first race post-injury
Apr 13 - VLM (loads of you) PMJ 2.4x; Minni 3:10
Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher

16/10/2013 at 14:03

Very modest as always TR on an amazing sub-80 half performance.  Not bad for someone who run to work a few days a week and makes puddles on the garage floor. Shows what can be done with overall balanced athletic training rather than just run-run-run style training.

A couple of 10x(1 min run, 1 min walk) for me plus spinning, weights, kettlebell, etc.  Got a bit enthusiastic on the deadlift and pulled my back.

Come on Abbers - at least tell us what pace you are setting of at on Sunday

 

 

16/10/2013 at 14:04

Oct 20 - Abingdon mara – DS2 sub 3.10, Moof sub 3
Oct 27 - Frankfurt - SJ - sub 3; Jools - sub 3
Dec 8 - Newcastle Racecourse HM - Minni sub 1.30
Feb 2 - Kaiser HM - MsE first race post-injury
Apr 13 - VLM (loads of you) PMJ 2.4x; Minni 3:10; Bike It 3:05
Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher

 

 
16/10/2013 at 14:35

Oct 20 - Abingdon mara – DS2 - sub 3.10, Moof - sub 3
Oct 27 - Frankfurt - SJ - sub 3; Jools - sub 3
Dec 8 - Newcastle Racecourse HM - Minni - sub 1.30
Feb 2 - Kaiser HM - MsE first race post-injury
Apr 13 - VLM (loads of you) PMJ - 2.4x; Ant - sub 3, Minni - 3:10; Bike It - 3:05
Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher

16/10/2013 at 14:42
 

Oct 20 - Abingdon mara – DS2 - sub 3.10, Moof - sub 3
Oct 27 - Frankfurt - SJ - sub 3; Jools - sub 3
Dec 8 - Newcastle Racecourse HM - Minni - sub 1.30
Feb 2 - Kaiser HM - MsE first race post-injury

Apr 6 – Paris mara – Mennania – Sub 3
Apr 13 - VLM (loads of you) PMJ - 2.4x; Ant - sub 3, Minni - 3:10; Bike It - 3:05
Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher

16/10/2013 at 14:44

 Oh oh, thats me in bother with the list police... It wasnt like that before I hit the button - Honest

16/10/2013 at 14:47

BI - I'm not running Sunday, my mara debut will be London in the spring. As such, it's all going to be a bit of a journey of discovery as I've not trained for anything longer than a half before. I know what the race calculators say, but I won't be nailing my colours to the mast quite this early!

16/10/2013 at 15:24

Oh dear Abbers.....I've got my Abbers and my Abo mixed up.   I though you were doing Abingdon this weekend.  Apologies. I haven't even been drinking...

16/10/2013 at 15:31

No worries - might make a surprise guest appearance at the Salisbury 1/2 on Sunday instead, but it'll be a last minute decision just because it's local and a scenic (if undulating) route.

16/10/2013 at 17:17

Oct 20 - Abingdon mara – DS2 - sub 3.10, Moof - sub 3
Oct 27 - Frankfurt - SJ - sub 3; Jools - sub 3
Dec 8 - Newcastle Racecourse HM - Minni - sub 1.30
Feb 2 - Kaiser HM - MsE first race post-injury
Apr 6 – Paris mara – Mennania – Sub 3
Apr 13 - VLM - PMJ - 2.4x; Ant - sub 3, Minni - 3:10; Bike It - 3:05; Abbers TBA
Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher

Coming along nicely. Anyone lurking and targetting the eponymous sub 3/15 is welcome of course, it's not full on sub3 thread although a fair few have done so.

16/10/2013 at 17:32

Oct 20 - Abingdon mara – DS2 - sub 3.10, Moof - sub 3
Oct 27 - Frankfurt - SJ - sub 3; Jools - sub 3
Dec 8 - Newcastle Racecourse HM - Minni - sub 1.30
Feb 2 - Kaiser HM - MsE first race post-injury
Mar 16 Barcelona - Barry B sub 3:15
Apr 6 – Paris mara – Mennania – Sub 3
Apr 13 - VLM - PMJ - 2.4x; Ant - sub 3, Minni - 3:10; Bike It - 3:05; Abbers TBA
Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher

16/10/2013 at 17:35

Apparently there may be a Spring marathon in Jersey for the 1st time. Bang goes my intention of not training for a marathon in the Spring. Be rude not too hey!

No addition to the list from me as yet as I am undecided about my racing schedule at the mo. Not sure whether to shoot at a half in mid Nov. Some nice targets there!

16/10/2013 at 18:30

Oct 20 - Abingdon mara – DS2 - sub 3.10, Moof - sub 3
Oct 27 - Frankfurt - SJ - sub 3; Jools - sub 3
Dec 8 - Newcastle Racecourse HM - Minni - sub 1.30
Feb 2 - Kaiser HM - MsE first race post-injury
Mar 16 Barcelona - Barry B sub 3:15
Apr 6 – Paris mara – Mennania – Sub 3
Apr 13 - VLM - PMJ - 2.4x; Ant - sub 3, Minni - 3:10; Bike It - 3:05; Abbers TBA
May 5 - Milton Keynes - Gul Darr sub 3:15
Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher

Haven't entered yet. Sub 3:10 to halve my PB would be nice

TR
16/10/2013 at 19:08

Bike it - I had a summers 1/2IM training together with some long runs (just in case of Abo) instead of the usual summers ~100M per month, but also I raced a 5M and 10K in June, a Trail 10M and a hilly 1/2 in Aug, and the 1/2 IM in Sept. Compared to no races since November before VLM this year, so I guess I'm a lot more running fit than normal at this time of year, making it easier to blag a 1/2 decent 1/2 mara.

16/10/2013 at 21:35

I'm not going to add to the list until Abingdon is out of the way. One race at a time! Got to stay focused!!

5 easy miles at lunch with a few sets of strides today, rest tomorrow, 4 on Friday and a little 3 mile trot on Saturday should keep the legs lubricated.

Jumped on the scales tonight to check the weight before the start of the carb fest tomorrow, nom nom! 10st 10lb tonight and looking a bit gaunt but I reckon I'll be back up to about 11 by Sunday as I've got a shed load of food to eat.

Well done on the sub 80 TR, that is one to tick off on my bucket list.

And welcome back RJ.

 

Blisters    pirate
16/10/2013 at 21:37

Oct 20 - Abingdon mara –  Moof - sub 3, DS2 - sub 3.10, Blisters sub 3:15
Oct 27 - Frankfurt - SJ - sub 3, Jools - sub 3
Dec 8 - Newcastle Racecourse HM - Minni - sub 1.30
Feb 2 - Kaiser HM - MsE first race post-injury
Mar 16 Barcelona - Barry B sub 3:15
Apr 6 – Paris mara – Mennania – Sub 3
Apr 13 - VLM - PMJ - 2.4x, Ant - sub 3, Bike It - 3:05, Minni - 3:10, Abbers TBA
May 5 - Milton Keynes - Gul Darr sub 3:15
Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher

The list police are watching.
Anyway, I've added my target for Sunday.

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