sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

all welcome

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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 ...
03/01/2013 at 09:00

Thanks Susan! I am off to train properly. I am going to try and find someone a bit faster than me who will pace me.

Mmm Cider AND Prosecco are they the new sports drinks?



03/01/2013 at 10:16

Yes, LO65 you are amazing. You will also encourage my brother, Cicero, no doubt, as he has had his sciatic issues from time to time.

Happy Birthday, Susan. I hope you had a lovely day. Thanks for my wave, FRC. I was glad to find it.

I went for a run today for the first time since sickness got the better of me. (Proper fluey cold after cough for four weeks...) Ran 5 hilly miles. In fact would someone mind looking at the stats if I post it on facebook, and tell me if they think it's hilly enough. I don't really know what a 'hill run' ought to consist of. I just found some hills and ran up and down them a bit.

I had to scratch 3 of my training runs, including last week's LSR. (By the way RW calls the LSR an 'LSD' and I can't work out what the D stands for. Any ideas?) because of illness. Remembering brother's wise advice (Just let it go, let them go. A missed run is a missed run.) Annoying way to start... Didn't really enjoy my run, but at least I did it.

Hello Tiddy. Welcome to our lovely encouraging thread. Sure you can do it!

03/01/2013 at 10:51

I think the D stands for distance although I'm not an expert.

03/01/2013 at 10:56
Hi folks, jusr entered chester!
And entered a couple of 10 milers as well......
03/01/2013 at 11:11

Nice one, SD! I keep entering races then not being able to run them due to illness or extreme cold, so I'm holding off for now. Just doing the training!

Thanks TS.

03/01/2013 at 11:21
It must be very frustrating ikle, its hard not training.
03/01/2013 at 11:22
Did I really just say that its hard not to train? Proud moment, lol.
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