sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

all welcome

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27/11/2003 at 12:49
hello there. gonna jump on this thread.
the best i have managed is a 2 hour half-marathon, but i really hope to up the ante and pull off a sub-4 hour showing for the FLM.
off to read the thread...
28/11/2003 at 10:10
morning all,having a stuttering start to the 18 week build up,not getting out enough owing to arrival of new baby,rather distracting and needing some time spending on more mundane domestic duties.rather disappointed not to have the rw schedules in the mag this month.but off for a decent length run at lunchtime.shins a little sore- reflecting loss of calf muscle conditioning i expect.i have now had my expression of interest confirmation letter from macmillan so soon it will be fundraising time and that will also help concentate the mind.

also i have entered and roped in a couple of non forum mates for reading,where i want to smash my pb of 1.57 and really push under 1.50.thats not too long away,beginning of march,so the need to get into much better nick before xmas is getting more acute.

yasso's i did use a bit last year though didn't finish the programme.i have heard that they are as much of a diagnostic as a programme-in other words you should train so you can complete the 10 sets in under 4 rather than pushing yourself to run them in under 4 to get fitter.i guess that means you start running the full set slower and speed up or drop the interval rather than doing what i did and start with 4 or 5 reps at 4 and try to add them...but happy to hear what you think.but at least its as session that's easy to remember and calibrate.
28/11/2003 at 14:52
Hullo. Just found the thread. Definitely up for running with a group IF IF IF IF IF!!!

Did 1:47 at Bath last year and I'm currently hitting about that in training so I'm hoping sub 4 is on. Trying my first 16 miler this weekend (gulp).

God forbid I don't get in does anyone know of any alternative races within a week or so?? After years of swearing I'd never do one of these wretched things it's in my head now that I'm going to do one whether or not it's FLM, so I need an "in case" race to get shot of this infuriating compulsion!!

By the way Alex : apart from the long run a lot of how I got under 1:50 last year was based around a regular weekly interval session building up from 6 to 12 x 1km reps at about 7.45 min miling. Really tough session but it got me under 48 mins for 10 km which was the start point really.

Best of luck!!
29/11/2003 at 15:01
Hello Alex, we met at FLM2003 in the trafalgar thistle at the URWRC meeting. My cheque is cashed so all being well I am in. Not booked any hotel yet. looking forward to the punishing training schedule this winter! NOT. But we all know that you only get out what you put in. See you in April

The original Buddha mind
29/11/2003 at 15:41
hi count me in, im going to do it every year until i crack the 4 hour barrier, ive done 4.35, then 4,25, then last time it was 4.22 so ive got to do it one year surely, made up with a virus at the moment so training not gone so good but hope to get out running next week and start the 16 week schedule, or am i getting my hopes up too much,
01/12/2003 at 13:44
Got a letter on Saturday to say that I’m in through the bequethed draw so looks like it paid off. What a relief, now need to step up the runs. Any one else heard yet?
01/12/2003 at 13:57
Hello Alex and all other sub 4 hopefuls.

Whether I get an FLM place or not I'm up for the training.

I'm currently doing a steady 50 mpw base training at around 9:30/10 min mile pace.
Will start serious interval/hill work in Jan. Very interested by the Yasso's. Reckon I can do around 50 mins 10,000m on the track, so I think that sub 4 hours is a sensible target for me in my first marathon.

Looks like there's some interest building for a regular Sunday 11am in Richmond Park if anyone here would like to join us.
01/12/2003 at 16:23
yes...bring your blue helly hanson top.
04/12/2003 at 19:44
Officially rejected! Still, Amsterdam next October is looking good.

Good luck all you sub-4ers. Do the training and you'll do the time, no worries.
04/12/2003 at 19:50
Sorry to hear that Dr Galah I am still waiting, but will do it no matter what!!!!
04/12/2003 at 19:55
oh shit am in.

also am moving to belgium on jan 5 to take up new posting. very little chance of serious training from jan to marchg so will probably have to resign from this thread, but will hang on in for a couple of months to see what transpires.

fingers crossed for all other threaders on the entries
05/12/2003 at 14:18
The Cheeser's been accepted - WooHoo!

But now sick with a cold - Grrrr!
06/12/2003 at 19:52
Didn't get in, so it's Barcelona (21/3) for me.

Whilst I'm here, does anyone know, or have any comments on, if splitting the long weekly run over an a.m and a p.m. session is still pretty much a long run as I won't be able to do a long Saturday or Sunday run, but could do upto the required 22 miles through a return run to work.

11/12/2003 at 22:39
page 8?
12/12/2003 at 13:19
have received my sorry notice for the london marathon so will be saying good bye and good luck to all you runners
12/12/2003 at 16:46
Yep me too : though I do have a slim chance with the club ballot so all is not entirely lost yet (crossing fingers, legs, neck, spleen, etc)
12/12/2003 at 16:47
off to belgium, so will be saying "au revior et bon chance" to you all. see you in 2005
12/12/2003 at 18:24
Multi - re. the splitting of your long run.
I think this was covered somewhere on the training thread recently.

Gist of the answer was I think that it's better to do it all in one go but if you have to split it it's better than a shorter run or no run...

I'm assuming this won't be a permanent arrangement for you.
12/12/2003 at 19:14
I've received my official rejection this week & like The Doctor have a slim chance of a place through the club draw which is at our christmas do tomorrow night so everything is crossed for me too.

As far as splitting the long run is concerned I understood the point of the long run to be time on feet. In this case i don't think two halves quite make a whole but they are certainly better than just doing one shorter run.
15/12/2003 at 20:33
Bl@@dy Hell I got the place in the club draw so I'm in. now I'm just feeling daunted at the thought of all that training again.
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