Sub 3h15

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

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01/02/2012 at 13:40
Last year the online Abo entry took a day or two to get going - like Bikeit says I think it's on this website's entry system
01/02/2012 at 13:42
Meant to confess - didn't get out for my planned 9miles last night since still struggling with unpleasant cough so monthly total is down by 9 but still a record!

Have treated myself at lunchtime to a bottle of the delightfully titled "Benylin Mucus" - yum yum yum - 2 big swigs gulped down - bleurgh
01/02/2012 at 14:08

This is a great time of the year to pick up random viruses, coughs, etc, so be extra viligant with all the precautions. I know Speedy will be spraying her workmates with anti-bacterial stuff by now . Slokey - I think it's called "snot" for short, that.

I had the rare luxury of not having to do an out-and-back run, or even a loop, today, as Mrs Ant had stuff to do ten miles away, and so a bit of co-ordination and organisation later I did a 10.1 miler and there she was with the car to take me back home. Nice and easy in increasingly cold and grey weather, 7:30mm.

Just made carrot and coriander soup for tonight - it's pleasingly orange

Keep on keeping on, and all that.

01/02/2012 at 16:15

Some mighty fine stats from Jan, mine not so good 101 miles but from only 11 days running.  My calf is still not playing, I tried a run as suggested by physio last friday but still a problem there and changing my running action, so just x training at the mo and giving running a break till calf feels fully recovered. So apologies to fellow Jantasticers, even though hopefully running by next week I'm not going to put any targets for Feb.  Worcester mara only 11 weeks away but at this rate at best it will be a get around with no specific target.

01/02/2012 at 19:13
Brave one way run there Ant, when I do that I get Mrs PMJ to drive me out and then I run back.
01/02/2012 at 20:19
Good planning Ant!

Sorry to hear you are not yet full recovered Barry, hopefully won't be too long now.

6 with a faster 4 tonight - was meant to be 12 steady but was pushed for time so heated it up a bit instead - ave 6:52mm, faster 4 in 6:38, 6:29, 6:33, 6:21 - pleased with that, felt like I had plenty more in the tank to either go further or faster (probably not both!)
01/02/2012 at 20:49
Regular 10 miler tonight, and I decided to push on a bit to see what would happen. The good news is there was something there, so 35:11 out & 35:20 back, with quite a strong headwind for the last few miles that wasn't there on the way out. HR still only 150 average with a peak of 162 up the steep hill. This is 2 minutes faster than the fastest I've previously done this course, and with a slightly lower HR, which is nice
01/02/2012 at 20:56

Stats for January:

175.52 miles (highest month ever, although not in the same league as some!)

23 hrs 16 mins

21 runs

Average pace 7:57

0.14 of a mile more than my previous best, September 2010- when my average pace was 8:31.

01/02/2012 at 21:33

top run that BOTF, 10 in 70:31. So 7:0X miling for 10M 12 weeks out. We all know that 10M at MP is a tough run too ! Was it comfortably hard or hardly comfortable ?

245M for me in January, 233 of it was probably somewhere between 7:50 and 8:30 m/m. 2x6M was av 6:30. 

01/02/2012 at 22:03
Some good totals here. Well done folks.

BOTF - nice one. Strange what running a few more miles can do for your fitness. seriously though , I have a good feeling about what you're capable of this year!

Not entered abo as I have no intention of doing another marathon after London, until Edinburgh of course. But probably will break from them after that, but also probably won't!
01/02/2012 at 22:27
Ant - I save that for taper time. Besides, no-one is ill at work at the mo!
02/02/2012 at 05:56

Barry - really sorry to hear your calf is still not playing ball.
SJ - looking very nippy there.
BOTF - very nice out and back.
Some impressive stats for Jan being posted. Slow but sure has now got me thus far:
17 runs
87.5 miles
11 hrs 55 mins 29 secs
avg. pace 8:11 m/m

02/02/2012 at 07:42

About 180 miles for me in Jan but haven't kept any records. No idea on avg. pace either.

I have a similar trick with Mrs OO- I run out to the pub and she picks me up

3 runs this week. I'm putting in a couple of hill reps on each one to prepare for my race in the Lakes the week after next. 

Looks like we're all in for some chilly runs this weekend- Brrrrr 

02/02/2012 at 08:06
Had a massage yesterday afternoon to sort out my calves which have been tight since last Weds track session. All good, so then drove straight to the track for 20x200m (100m recovery) followed by 1hr core work. Calves tight again now
02/02/2012 at 09:07

It's taken a turn for the nippier here, too and,  in fact has just started to snow.

Did 10k this morning in 43:00, incl 4M at an av 6:35mm. Felt pretty comfortable, but I still wonder about the magic of the safety pin and how I'm going to maintain (or hopefully better) that pace over 13.1 miles in two-and-a-half weeks...

Barry - Hope that pesky calf starts playing the game soon.

Keir - Go easy on yours, too. Bit of a madman's game doing that track session straight after a massage, maybe?

02/02/2012 at 10:12
Lots here for MM

02/02/2012 at 10:16

Morning all -  keeping on keeping on, I see, with good efforts from BOTF, Ant & SJ in last day or two.

Jan Stats for me - 230 miles, 24 outings, includes 4 x 20's.  Almost all quite sedate. 

Edited: 02/02/2012 at 10:17
02/02/2012 at 10:21
02/02/2012 at 10:35
Just popping on to let you good folks know that cheap train tickets for VLM weekend Sunday & Monday are now available.
02/02/2012 at 10:42
Nice speedy sessions there BOTF and SJ

Good to see your consistency coming back Gul and building back in a good way that will be beneficial in the long term.

My recent increase in mileage has left me a bit tired, with a cold and also a niggle at the top of my left thigh. Time to back off a bit I think. I thought I would be relatively well prepared for the increase in miles to 60 per week having had 8 of 10 previous weeks at around 50 miles. Feeling a bit better today at I went to bed at 8pm - although my sleep was interrupted for 2 hours as my boy decided he wanted to eat and play in the middle of the night.
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