Sub 3h15

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

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Yesterday at 14:21

KR - a couple of 10km races over the summer (Kingston Lacy in June & Wyvern in July), although nothing entered yet, so not definite. Then an October HM campaign, probably for local(ish) events which I can get to from home, avoiding weekends away (Bournemouth on Oct 5 and Salisbury on Oct 19 looking like early favourites).

SB - cheers, the fall undoubtedly slowed me down and affected the rest of my race, but had the advantage of keeping me slower in the first half so I could finish strongly! No idea what would have happened without that, I would guess maybe under 3:20 but possibly not 3:15. We'll never know, so definite targets for the next one now. Appreciate the positive comments

Yesterday at 14:22

Oh yes, and 4 more easy miles in the bag. Knees felt easier today, which is a relief.

Today at 06:09

KR / literatin - +1 for a faster 5k. Mind you, still have my marathon to run first.
SB - nice running.
Abbers - glad to hear you're recovering well.
4 mile recovery run this morning.

Today at 07:07

Gul - good progresive run from you yesterday. You must be feeling confident (but not over confident!). Mrs L's training is going well (says her "coach" aka me) - 20 miler already in the bag with a couple more over the next few weeks before starting the taper with, er, a girls weekend away.

+1 for improving speed over the summer. Going to have a crack at a decent 10K time a week on Saturday and see where I go from there. 

4.5 miles this morning with the middle 3 at 6.50ish pace.

Today at 08:18

Plan for the summer is to get a pile of 80% + WAVA gradings.

For a man of my age (48) that is:

1 mile 5:13
3000m 10:19
5k 18:09
5 miles 30:00
10k 37:46
10 miles 61:57
Half 82:17

Best I have done so far in 2104 is 79.27% for a 20 miler so I am there or thereabouts, just need to sharpen up the speed.

Nice thing is that the 6 minute miles stop fairly soon: used to do those for 20 miles and now I just need to do 5: even the 10k pace is outside 6 minute miling.

Today at 09:52

Is the WAVA more important that the time for you PMJ? For me it's the times, I'd like to get down to 18 again for 5km, 37 for 10k and sub 60 for 10 miles. Not sure about Half but 1:22 id probably achievable.

Edited: 24/04/2014 at 09:53

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