sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

all welcome

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02/01/2013 at 12:00
Martin, I have only entered bath half, and Chester marathon so far. Oh, and spilsby show 6 miler.
What about you, entered/doing any that I should know about that are fairly local?
02/01/2013 at 13:09
5 miles done, only 995 to go.......
02/01/2013 at 13:27

1473 miles I think for last year. Been out for a run at lunch so three on the board and a walk yesterday. Great racing FRC awesome to do a fast 10k then a sub four marathon the day after where was it?

02/01/2013 at 13:47

Did my 12 miles.  Susan - you did 11 on Christmas Eve! Wasn't easy but thought it a bit early in the game to be wibbling.  Took me about 3 miles to get going.

Have also signed up for a silly January press up challenge on Facebook.  1000 press ups in Jan is 32/33 a day.  Some mentalists are doing 1000s. There are these loonies posting casually that they've done 500 on day one .  I think they need to get a life. But I thought doing 30ish a day was dealable with.

Races for me so far this year:

club xc races
Romsey 5 - 27 Jan
Bramley 20  - 17th Feb (seems very very soon )
Spitfire 20 - 3 March
Finchley 20 - 17 March
Brighton Mara - 14 April

So no half marathons which will be wierd.


02/01/2013 at 14:11
Also looking to join a sub 4hr group for chat and motivation. 5k pb in 2012 was 22:57, 10k 47:20 and half 1:49:23. Marathon pb was 4:23. Is a sub 4 doable? I find it difficult trying to maintain a steady 9 min miling pace after 15 miles.
02/01/2013 at 15:23
Hi tiddy, I would saythat you are well on course.... I did half marathon last march, first one, in 2.01, and did chesrer marathon in october in 3.57, so, if I can do it, any one can....
02/01/2013 at 15:25

Welcome Tiddy Simple answer YES. Its all about pace. There was someone on this thread a few years ago who was convinced getting "time in the bag" was the best way (Hope MR M is ok) he did get a sub 4 in the end but the HARD WAY. You will get loads of tips on here, So as a starter for 10 which marathon and how long will your 5 long runs add up to. ?

Scott- I may do the Grantham half but it would only be a training run. (cant remember the date but March) other than that everything else is a fair dstance away. 

AH 3 x 20 milers VERY good, This time you will get it.

Susan Happy Birthday

02/01/2013 at 15:29

Join in Tiddy.  Your times suggest you've got some good basic speed - it's just that you're not able to maintain it. But that's what the hard sessions in a good marathon training programme are there for!  Are you following a marathon training programme?

Can't recommend Marathon Talk highly enough.  There's stacks of good motivation on there.  It's mainly a podcast which is fab to listen to on runs, but there's loads of other stuff, too.

02/01/2013 at 16:06
Susan Happy Birthday! hope nice presents and fun planned even close to Xmas.

Welcome Tiddy and previous page DudeMeister. Sure you can both do it.

Tiddy, your 5k & 10k times are same as mine before 1st marathon Autumn 2011, but half time about 10 minutes off, as AH says, work on the endurance you should do it easily. Numbers wise for sub 4, you need to do 10k in 57-58 minutes, so big gap from 47-48 minutes. Works for me to break it down.

AH you are definitely not unfit. Iron lady and cold winter swimming? Far from it. 2013 im sure you will get sub 4. Those 20m runs look perfect training.

Waves to Scott, WT, lovely Fido and of course Ikle (also going sub 4 this year).

Mcs, marathon was in Liverpool, local small one, on NY eve and NY day for charity. Just the one for me, the 10k day before took a lot out of my legs... All part of learning for ultra was the plan and definitely did that. Should've remembered painkillers at 15-17 miles. Still writing a little report about 10k, but it's hard, not often I'm stuck for words or can't explain how I did sub 40 10k when seemed impossible.

All about having finding those unexpected reserves of energy & speed. Hope everyone finds some during 2013 just when they need them.
02/01/2013 at 17:37

Happy Birthday Susan.

02/01/2013 at 17:39

Just popping into say hi.Been out with Sciatica a since  September but better now

I do 28+ for 5 ks However,Marathons last year Oslo, Windermere and VLM 4.15. 

Entered VLM ,Windermere and Chester Marathons this year and started training today!!



02/01/2013 at 18:06

Nice batch of marathons there, LO65.


02/01/2013 at 18:17

Hiya AH How is it going?

What I would like to do is crack 4 hrs.My marathons last year were  between 4hrs 15 to 4hrs 17. My 10k and 5k times do not reflect my marathon pace though.





02/01/2013 at 18:33
Well done LO65 you are inspirational.

Thanks for birthday wishes.. Just off to pub
02/01/2013 at 18:38

Hey Tiddy - my marathon times went from 4:27 to 4:21 to 3:57 to 3:46... and I'm a beer drinking old man - sure you'll be fine 

02/01/2013 at 18:48

Hi Susan and Dave.

How did you crack 4 hours Dave?

66 on Sunday and most people think I am being too ambitious about my times. 





02/01/2013 at 19:29

LO65 - easy... I ran a little quicker


Oh... and trained properly and stayed injury free 

02/01/2013 at 19:51

Ta Dave will try that this time

03/01/2013 at 00:19
What are you saying Dave? You worried about being put in same sentence as me ? Tut tut ......

LO 65 it was Tutu from this thread got me my one and only sub 4,she paced really well the first 16 - 18 miles .. But at the end it's bloody minded ness. Having said that I had no idea of my time as GARMIN froze. Just believe you can do it. Don't over train Snd get I'll or injured and I am sure you will do it. Good luck.

Done REPS this eve.. Halves of cider and some prosecco ... Training begun
03/01/2013 at 00:22
Oh and Dave IS NOT OLD (little hair , yes , old , no !) Dave is still in his forties ! spring flipping chicken ...
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