sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

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04/12/2012 at 12:16

I ran 2 marathons last year, which is actually in my first year of running, I guess it's too much too soon for me. For my first marathon which I undertrained and injured prior race. I have so much trouble for recovery after the race, unable to walk properly 3 days and sore continues for the rest of the week.

Second marathon was not really a race it's a fun event to promote running marathon. We did fun pace and having fun all the way. 

I want to do it gradually perhaps, maybe a sub48 10k, followed by a sub 1:55 hm and then a sub4 marathon

04/12/2012 at 12:57

oh boy I can never keep up with you peeps

I cant say anything else! Except I am still losing weight running is heaps better but I am still not as fast as you lot!

04/12/2012 at 13:53

No 10k for me last Sunday as I am gripped by the dreaded "man flu" !! Still feeling carp at moment but there seems to be loads of bugs about. My eyes hurt so haven't read back.


04/12/2012 at 15:34

Losing weight is great for running stats. Apparently. =)

I've lost my mind and signed up for a 10K run which is 1 hour's drive away on a Wednesday evening (12th Dec) on a floodlit track! In the middle of the week! After work! What have I done?!!

04/12/2012 at 16:17
Ikle, you will be fine! I look forward to reading your race report.
Running club for me tonight, will only be 4 of us, but never mind. It's getting to that time of year when I don't know what to wear to suit the weather, I suppose it's better to be to hot rather than route cold!
04/12/2012 at 16:26

Headtorch charged and clothes dried out from running to work, nearly time to plod home. Feeling tired tonight so it will be a slow plod WABO.....not fast slow plod home. Bit of snow here today though not settled so a wet run home.

04/12/2012 at 17:21
Have fun running home mcs!
04/12/2012 at 18:30

yes you are mental Ickle .. you work in a school and its nearly christmas - actually having said that maybe its a good idea .. clear your head.

AH & Wabo - saturday .. what the plan ?? is it cross country ? I have no spikes so I might fall over ... working out how to get there - have to get away prompt as have a tea get together for the post Nice marathon gang... but lets try and say hello before the race  ? guessing its best we dont jog and chat on the course ?? will I get told off?



04/12/2012 at 18:30


04/12/2012 at 18:31

and welcome Eldred...

get well soon monkey man - sounds like Gordon he has a cold .. sorry , flu.....

04/12/2012 at 18:48

Flat marathons? I love them! Berlin, Hamburg, Eindhoven, ...and Malta is downhill mainly! London flat but crowded. Abingdon fairly flat. 

Mablethorpe supposed to be flat but windy...

04/12/2012 at 18:56

It's like your own personal twitter site in here ... When I drop in to post about 10 pages have passed! [I just checked. 11 pages.]

Just two races since I posted about my 10k in Battersea Park on 10 November (see), but both pretty successful:

24 November another parkrun at Dulwich and another PB. 19:47 - 3 seconds off previous best - with much gratitude to my Running School coach/friend who paced me round. I honestly can't remember much now, apart from I left my (footpod based) watch set to "easy run" calibration and hence it thought I was running about 19:00 pace, but I ignored it quickly enough and listened to my friend. Splits 4:00, 4:02, 3:57, 4:01, 3:47. I'm sure there's more to come. Ikle and I have a sidebet on which of us reaches :30 first - me 19:30 and she 23:30. I think she'll be there first.

Sunday, 2 December, was the Pervial 5 mile. I planned to run it at around 40:00 10k pace to help with my next 10k attempt. In the end I chose to aim for 6:30 miles (=40:23 10k).

Well it was a good plan ... Which actually didn't come off as badly as I thought when, as I started, my watch didn't. Tried a couple of presses, but something was up. Probably user error. I've yet to go back to it and confirm that it does still work. So with no watch on and not being able to spot the mile markers I had little clue as to how I was running. (Event details state markers every mile, but I'm notoriously bad at noticing anything when running.) I asked a friendly looking runner what pace he was aiming for after about 500m and he said 6:20 so I thought I should let him go, but not too far. I lost track of him after about 3 miles, but take into account my comments about me noticing things

Not having my watch on it felt all but impossible to push towards my target pace. I just settled in and made myself uncomfortable. All I can say is I still had a little left at the end as I didn't see the finish coming up. (You know what I'm going to say.)

So, all in all, when the results were published I was actually quite pleased with a 33:11. Plenty of room for a(nother) PB next time anyway.

Edited: 04/12/2012 at 19:06
04/12/2012 at 19:03

Hi guys and girls,

Hoping to do my first mara in the Spring and definitely aiming sub 4:00


Ikle good luck on the mid-week run - I reckon, what with all the adrenaline etc of race day, you'll probably come out the other end feeling pretty energised

mcs whereabouts are you? No snow down our way (my son is very disappointed!)

Cicero well done getting that time without a watch to pace you!

04/12/2012 at 19:56

Cierco - That's such a wonderful 5k, wish I would be able to do sub 25mins when I do mine maybe this weekend.

Fido - Flat for PB, Hilly for the fun!

04/12/2012 at 21:28
Good evening folks. Just got back from running club, only 3 of us turned out. We did a very wet and miserable 7 and a 1/2 miles on the road. Did it in just under an hour, so not a bad time.
Apparently I stink, so off in the shower now......
04/12/2012 at 22:46

Yes, Steve, I believe you are right. Scott D, you and your smells. Cicero heh and well done. And Eldred well done so far. 

04/12/2012 at 23:29
Eldred, welcome. As you say, get 10k and half down to sub 1:50, slow steady build for future. You'll knock big chunks off.

"Steve loves Bacon" -SLB - Welcome. Give us some more background, current times
04/12/2012 at 23:37
Scott. Good 10 miler to build on. Only 3 at club? Job news?

Jovi, Great "ultra" of 27 miles. What did you wear layer wise?

Ikle, Good 10k! Splits give you easy 1-2 min to chop off, progress & TRS to come.

AH, great XC, and superb swim. I dont know how you do it but total respect. That BBC program I mentioned about controlling core body temp, was through the hands so might be something in socks & gloves.
What does Charlie play? My sister and brother in law are both musicians in an orchestra, probably never said.

Howard, Sooo nice to see you running.
Wabo, well done, keep doing whatever you're doing. You'll be a supermodel soon if this carries on.

Sunday 13.5 miles 2500ft of hills in North Wales with loads of pals, jeez. Tough, would've walked chunks in a race but not an option. Tonight, steady 4m warm up to club with extra layers & backpack on, then a 6.5 mile fartlek with top group in the cold & wet. The wood burning stove is on. Brrr.
Edited: 04/12/2012 at 23:38
05/12/2012 at 09:20

SLB I am near Bakewell, Derbyshire.  Freezing cold here this am, rode into work on the mountain bike, polar buff required and winter time!!!
Off to see Jools Holland tonight in Sheffield looking forward to that he does a great show.
Nice time Cicero speedy.
ANyone done Milton Keynes marathon, that should be a flat one and on Bank HOliday Monday in May??
FRC where were you in Wales. Going down at Xmas for a bit of winter walking, climbing running if weather good.

05/12/2012 at 09:46

oh ikle I was going to do that! They do it every month, gravesend right?  I will do one but not next week.

susan what am I doing on Saturday? WHat have I signed up for that I don't knwo about, help!

thanks frc, another lb off today, 10st 3lb, I feel so good!

mcs, love jools holland, enjoy!

cicero thats a speedy parkrun!

I think I may do a park run this weekend, see how it feels nearly one stone lighter!

slb welcome!



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