Sub 3h15

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

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12/12/2010 at 21:03
Actually Lorenzo, I think you work near East Grin and I work near Sevenoaks, so a bit closer during the day time.
12/12/2010 at 21:47
I'm enjoying catching up with the race reports (well done SG), weekly summary (Ant) and low mileage but good time info (BotF). Impressed with the number of long runs and double-figure runs going on today.

I've been trying to secretly catch up with this thread as I've been out most of the day. Now the rest of the family is back from the south coast and the pre-Monday morning work-panic has set in, the treadmill of life has restarted at its usual fast pace (oh what a cliche!).

Hi Joolska. I have popped in a little to the sub3 thread a few times but it was always too scary and fast moving in there, but I have seen your name there. Hope to pick your brains too as things go on.

Marshalling was great fun today. The race was delayed due to ice, but luckily not cancelled. I enjoyed the cheering and shouting, nobody got hurt and no cars crashed where I was supervising and I had a good catch-up in the pub with various forumites after.
13/12/2010 at 00:16

Good time there CC2 given your recent ill health - a show of your fitness if you can pull that kind out time out of the bag. Can you post a picture of the stopwatch please - you've got me intrigued!

Didn't get my LSR done in daylight today - went to the cinema with my 2 boys this morning to see “Megamind” - quite good really. I still can't get over the quality of the digital animation these days. Then this afternoon did some more Xmas shopping - finally all done.
So yet again went out at 8.00pm tonight after putting the boys to bed to do my LSR. Managed 15 miles again this week starting off at a steady 8.15 pace for the first few miles, then just got a bit quicker each mile. Final 3 miles were at PMP and they felt okay, but I was glad to finish at was a bitt too late. When I start my plan I'll be doing these first thing in the morning, both to have more time to do them and also getting used to going out for a run after a nights kip & breakfast.

13/12/2010 at 07:08

Some good training and "non-racing" this weekend. CC2 - a 1.38.xx non-raced HM whilst chatting all the way round is pretty impressive.

Good luck to all those starting 18 week P&D plans today. I guess if you follow the plan to the letter then it is actually a rest or cross-training day today. What a strange start to a program? For my part, as I do my long runs on Saturdays, I'll be bringing all my training days forward by one, so I've got a 9 miler with 4 at 15k/HM pace.

Keir: I'm heading back to my home village, which is just south of Maidstone, for Christmas. If I can make family arrangements, travel plans etc. fit in, then I'll try and get to the 10k. I've bought myself some Adizero Tempos for Christmas, so a race would be the ideal time to try them out for the first time (or have I got that a little wrong?! )

KR: Boston is Monday 18th April. The day after VLM I believe.

13/12/2010 at 08:05

07.11.10 - SteveC1975 - Regents Park 10K - Around 40 Mins - 40:14 - job done
21.11.10 - AfE - Abbey Dash 10k - sub-39 as a marker/indicator - 38:22 - job done
21.11.10 - BOTF - Brighton 10k - under 40:30 - 40:02 - job done
05.12.10 - GE - Regents Park 10k - sub 38:30 - ?? - job ??
05.12.10 - SteveC1975 - Regents Park 10K - Sub 40 Mins - ?? - job ??
23.01.11- Barry B Gloucester Marathon - Sub 3:15
23.01.11 - AfE - Brass Monkey Half - sub-1:25
23.01.11-  efc-col Four Villages Half Marathon-sub 1.25
05.02.11 - Lorenzo - Thames Trot 50 - Sub 8 hours
13.02.11 - Matchstick Man - Wokingham HM - 1h23m
13.02.11 - SBD - Wokingham HM - 1:24
13.02.11 - BOTF - Wokingham HM - 1:25, but seeing the two entries above...?
20.02.11 - BOTF - Bramley 20 - sub 2:25
06.03.11 - Scooby - Marathon Catalunya - 3:09:59
06.03.11 - MsE - Bath HM - Sub 1.30
06.03.11 - Joolska - Bath HM - tbc...
13.03.11 - Knight RIder - Retford Half Marathon - 1:26.xx
13.03.11 - SBD - MIlton Keynes - 1:24
19.03.11 - Badbark - Larne Half Marathon - Sub 1:30
19.03.11 - Speedy - Stafford HM  - 1.31.59
20.03.11 - FINgers - Reading Half Marathon - Sub 1:26
20.03.11 - Ormeski - Reading Half Marathon - Sub 1:25
20:03.11 - BOTF - Reading HM - 1:25
20.03.11 - SteveC1975 - Brentwood Half Marathon - Sub 1:28
27.03.11 - Keir - Paddock Wood HM - Sub 1:25
10.04.11 - FW - Chris Hoy HM Edinburgh - Sub 1:20
10.04.11 - FINgers - Brighton Marathon - 3:09:59
10.04.11 - Knight Rider - Brighton Marathon - Sub 3.15
10.04.11 - B&B vs MM in the Regency 10k Smackdown! - Sub39.
17.04.11 - Race Jase - VLM - not sure on target just yet, but hopefully I'll be in PB (sub2:39) shape.
17.04.11 - SBD - VLM  - 2:49
17:04.11 - Ant - VLM - 2:54:59
17.04.11 - Joolska - VLM - 2.59.59
17:04:11 - AfE - VLM - 2:59:59
17.04.11 - Lorenzo - VLM - sub 3:10
17:04:11 - BOTF - VLM - 3:10 ish
17.04.11 - kittenkat - VLM 3.10
17.40.11- efc-col VLM-sub 3.10
17:04:11 - MsE - - VLM  - 3.14.59
17.04.11 - Speedy - VLM  - 3.14.59
17.04.11 - SteveC1975 - VLM  - 3.14.59
17.04.11 - Ormeski - VLM  - sub 3.15
17.04.11 - Pipes VLM sub-3:15
01.05.11 - Gul Darr - GEAR 10k - sub 42
02:05:11 - Badbark - Belfast City Marathon -Sub 3:10
08.05.11 - Keir - Essex & Halstead Marathon - Sub 3.15
22.05.11 - B&B - Edinburgh Marathon - 3:09:59
18.06.11 - Lorenzo - Picnic - sub 4:45

I've added in my Belfast Marathon goal. Anyone know how to get rid of the unwanted empty lines? - (Edit Thanks BOFT!)

Edited: 13/12/2010 at 08:30
13/12/2010 at 08:24
Use [shift]&[return] at the end of a line rather than just [return]. This sends you to the next line as opposed to the next paragraph.
13/12/2010 at 08:44

KR - hats off to you for a long run at 8pm. Was tucking into a rather delicious roast chicken with plenty of trimmings at that time!

Am still trying to work out Plan B if I can't make it to London because of holidays - I'm booked up for the late April Bank Holiday weekend as well, so the earliest date for an alternative would be the weekend of 7/8 May - anyone any experience of the Shakespeare Marathon?

9 relaxed miles for me this morning - dark and rather misty in places.

13/12/2010 at 09:12

I also went for 9 dark and misty miles this moening, kept the pace down to 7:37mm. Hopefully this means I'll be up for doing some intervals tomorrow.

The Shakespeare Marathon? PB or not PB?

Where's a good place to get cut-price trainers these days? I've used Wiggle and ProDIrect Running in the past. Will they have post-Xmas sales, do you think?

13/12/2010 at 09:13
KR - hear hear! Your a better man that me if you can drag youself out on a Sunday night at 8pm. Impressive stuff!
13/12/2010 at 09:17

Excellent long runs going on over weekend and good non race performance by Speedy. Looks like you're all raring to go with your training plans.  Jane  you were wrong about me getting married in Cuba but right about OH enjoying long lie ins.

8 miles steady for me this morning at an avg of 7:02., average was brought down by last 2 miles of 6:54 and 6:52 as annoyed at nearly being run over by driver not looking. She's seen me, she's seen me oh shit she has n't.

Ant - I've done Shakespeare twice, the course is OK a couple of hills but nothing too bad and the last 5 miles  is the greenway, a very straight cycle track. Well organised,about 3000 take part including the half, and plenty to do in Stratford for anyone watching.  I had a mare there this year,  I found it hard going due to the heat and I see they've moved it to May.

Edited: 13/12/2010 at 09:22
13/12/2010 at 09:22
Ant van Oviedo wrote (see)

The Shakespeare Marathon? PB or not PB?

Like it! Racking my brains for anything similar, but my mind's gone blank. Keir - surely you can come up with something?!

13/12/2010 at 09:25
jane326 wrote (see)
KR - hear hear! Your a better man that me if you can drag youself out on a Sunday night at 8pm. Impressive stuff!


Hum, do we have another gay male pretending to be a woman on this thread then? Surely MsE ticks that box.

Jane, I've added your targets:

07.11.10 - SteveC1975 - Regents Park 10K - Around 40 Mins - 40:14 - job done
21.11.10 - AfE - Abbey Dash 10k - sub-39 as a marker/indicator - 38:22 - job done
21.11.10 - BOTF - Brighton 10k - under 40:30 - 40:02 - job done
05.12.10 - GE - Regents Park 10k - sub 38:30 - ?? - job ??
05.12.10 - SteveC1975 - Regents Park 10K - Sub 40 Mins - ?? - job ??
23.01.11- Barry B Gloucester Marathon - Sub 3:15
23.01.11 - AfE - Brass Monkey Half - sub-1:25
23.01.11-  efc-col Four Villages Half Marathon-sub 1.25
05.02.11 - Lorenzo - Thames Trot 50 - Sub 8 hours
13.02.11 - Matchstick Man - Wokingham HM - 1h23m
13.02.11 - SBD - Wokingham HM - 1:24
13.02.11 - BOTF - Wokingham HM - 1:25, but seeing the two entries above...?
20.02.11 - BOTF - Bramley 20 - sub 2:25
06.03.11 - Scooby - Marathon Catalunya - 3:09:59
06.03.11 - MsE - Bath HM - Sub 1.30
06.03.11 - Joolska - Bath HM - tbc...
13.03.11 - Knight RIder - Retford Half Marathon - 1:26.xx
13.03.11 - SBD - MIlton Keynes - 1:24
19.03.11 - Badbark - Larne Half Marathon - Sub 1:30
19.03.11 - Speedy - Stafford HM  - 1.31.59
20.03.11 - FINgers - Reading Half Marathon - Sub 1:26
20.03.11 - Ormeski - Reading Half Marathon - Sub 1:25
20:03.11 - BOTF - Reading HM - 1:25
20.03.11 - SteveC1975 - Brentwood Half Marathon - Sub 1:28
27.03.11 - Keir - Paddock Wood HM - Sub 1:25
10.04.11 - FW - Chris Hoy HM Edinburgh - Sub 1:20
10.04.11 - FINgers - Brighton Marathon - 3:09:59
10.04.11 - Knight Rider - Brighton Marathon - Sub 3.15
10.04.11 - B&B vs MM in the Regency 10k Smackdown! - Sub39.
17.04.11 - Race Jase - VLM - not sure on target just yet, but hopefully I'll be in PB (sub2:39) shape.
17.04.11 - SBD - VLM  - 2:49
17:04.11 - Ant - VLM - 2:54:59
17.04.11 - Joolska - VLM - 2.59.59
17:04:11 - AfE - VLM - 2:59:59
17.04.11 - Lorenzo - VLM - sub 3:10
17:04:11 - BOTF - VLM - 3:10 ish
17.04.11 - kittenkat - VLM 3.10
17.04.11 - Jane326 - VLM 3.10
17.40.11-  efc-col VLM-sub 3.10
17:04:11 - MsE - - VLM  - 3.14.59
17.04.11 - Speedy - VLM  - 3.14.59
17.04.11 - SteveC1975 - VLM  - 3.14.59
17.04.11 - Ormeski - VLM  - sub 3.15
17.04.11 - Pipes VLM sub-3:15
01.05.11 - Gul Darr - GEAR 10k - sub 42
02:05:11 - Badbark - Belfast City Marathon -Sub 3:10
08.05.11 - Keir - Essex & Halstead Marathon - Sub 3.15
22.05.11 - B&B - Edinburgh Marathon - 3:09:59
22.05.11 - Jane326 - Edinburgh Marathon 3.10
18.06.11 - Lorenzo - Picnic - sub 4:45
02.10.11 - Jane326 - Loch Ness Marathon 3.10

13/12/2010 at 09:31
thanks Kier
Rest day for me today ....
13/12/2010 at 09:33

x-post

Lorenzo wrote (see)
Ant van Oviedo wrote (see)

The Shakespeare Marathon? PB or not PB?

Like it! Racking my brains for anything similar, but my mind's gone blank. Keir - surely you can come up with something?!


"Why dost thou run so many miles about?"  From Richard III

13/12/2010 at 09:39
The running be the food of love, play on
13/12/2010 at 10:09
This slow hilly off road running I have been doing in mud and ice is paying off-went for a 5miler last night on a proper running surface for the first time in ages and was flying along. Shame I wasn't wearing a garmin or watch to time it but a great feeling nonetheless. Backed that up with a little 4miler today.

Ant- as a fellow waverider wearer I have been looking for some cheap new ones for a while now with no luck. Because of the new model there seem to be very few bargains out there. I was toying with the idea of switching to asics cumulus-ever tried them?

Good early morning runs there but a mention to Barry who looks in fine form. Well done SG on a controlled hm.
13/12/2010 at 10:10

You lot have been busy, hello newbies and returnees some insano dreadmill long runs, the two I've remembered a 20miler from OGL and 30km from ON

CC2 - Speedy Goth wrote (see)

Serious? Us lot? Read back a bit, especially all posts by Windy. Not a lot of seriousness on here!

That cuts deep Speedy, I'm devasted .  I have you know I'm an aflete, an artist, a true wordsmith do you think being this crass and uncouth is easy.  There's a misspent university education powering this drivel.  I have you know, I might jump an open drawbridge, or Tarzan from a vine. 'Cause I'm the unknown **untman that makes you lot look refined.

I'm over devastation now.

Anyway nice non-racing, although I do have a bone to pick with you.  I thought the non-race was supposed to pace a club-mate around (Pete?) to 1:44.  Like most women you just chewed him up and spat him out like a piece of old gum when he was no longer of use.  Did he get his 1:44 without you?

I see that the mantle of vulgarity has been effectively taken by Keir in my absence.  Well done that man.

Running wise, 5.5m Friday and Saturday, 8:30 and 7:36mm.  Out last night during cach factor after a full weekend of either balancing on a step ladder, painting, or kneeling fitting skirting boards, so set out for a LSR but felt as though I'd borrowed Basil Fawlty's legs.  There was running but it wasn't very coordinated and called it a day at 12 miles, around 8mm.  Rest day today. 

13/12/2010 at 10:50

Windy - It would be more amusing if you'd had John Cleese's legs from the Ministry of Silly Runs. Your 12 miles would have taken about a week.

Nice cool running Speedy - shows you're definitely over your recent illness. Nice report too and what did happen to Pete?

Keir - Apparently we're on tour and are appearing at the Liverpool Empire this month. I took a picture of the poster but it didn't come out very well.

Some lovely running from lots of people on here. This thread's community has become huge in a very short space of time. Good stuff.

Still haven't been running since being ill. No time yesterday as was moving all my stuff to a lockup because I had to move from my current house but can't move into the new one until next weekend...grrr.

Appropriate Shakespeare quotes?:

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your pants." (for Badbark)

"Though this [marathon running] be madness, yet there be method in 't."

"Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast." (for Ant and Jane)

"Out, damned spot! Out, I say!" (for KR on SSX day. Sorry!)

"We have Seen Better Days!"

13/12/2010 at 11:20
Blisters and beer wrote (see)

Appropriate Shakespeare quotes?:

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your pants." (for Badbark)



 LOL!

Infamy! Infamy! You've all got it in for me!"



13/12/2010 at 12:05

Given the running conditions at the moment, I'll weigh in with "Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by having a treadmill in the living room"

Or perhaps "Is this a finish line I see before me?"

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