FRC - love your stats... wish mine were so impressive!
Nice one scott
First 20 miler done (2.53) walked up the all the little "ups" feels like a good starting point. Depending on weather may have a crack at a sub 4 as part of my 50K. Feels like a good challenge
I just ran 9 miles in 1 hour and 27 minutes. LSD or LSR if you will. Boring but pain free! I have to do 12 miles next weekend. So far this year I have run 15 miles. But no press ups as yet...
Nice running folk. Had a very hily 6.66 miler yesterday in mist and fog and mud mud mud too!! Should have been longer but time did not permit. Hill work for the next month in readiness for March 9th race day. 21 miles of killer hills. Hope the ground is drier by then. Happy new week all.
Just following the thread that I thought was for a sub 4 hr marathon, but some of the 10k times look very quick. Is it a sub 4 hour forum?
Tom - you have stepped into a world of mixed ability! Some of us are sub 4 (eventually), some are not (yet!), some are bordering on sub 3:30 and beyond...
However... don't let that put you off - the advice and camaraderie is second to none here which is why this thread has been going for so long!
Dip in and enjoy the ramblings...
Someone on here has probably got a league table of our Marathon times for you... mine, after 4 attempts is now 3:46
Tom I'm not even sure this is a running forum sometimes. Yes, def sub 4, but a few people have achieved sub 4 and are still here even though, technically, they're too fast. I'm glad they're still here.
Good job with your mate, Scott. How did he get on?
I feel rubbish so even though I've been running, there is just no pep in the tank. Or legs.
In more positive news, a club friend often paces for marathons and has done Brighton before. This morning he said there's talk of him doing it again and should he ask to pace the sub 4s???? Will keep you posted. DO hope it comes off. Some of you ultra types know him - Ian Berry. His girlfriend is Sandra Bowers with the huskies.
Thanks for that Dave and Hen. I am running the Paris Marathon with my wife in April and looking to get around 4 hours. Mary is looking to break 4:30. I shall be keeping up to date with the Forum over the next few months.
welcome Tom dont be put off by all the mad speedsters on here.. its hard sometimes here not to think you are on the wrong thread and that you are slow but DONT!! you are not slow they have just got quicker and quicker - I have steadily faded but still running marathons - and also have memories of years ago (5 years this April!!! ) when I beat a few of them on a very very hot day in London but as Hen says most of us are friendly...
Hen - that would be amazing if your mate is a pacer although its always so crowded round the 4 hour pacer- will have to decide if I have it in me to go for sub 4 again ... hmmmmm.... how are you feeling now? better I hope..
had a quick run ( really not even a mile) in some vibram five fingers - a friend has given me a pair - they fit pretty well... have read so much about it I really want to give it a go but it does feel weird and the calves obviously take a hammering.. any thoughts from any of our experts?? if I do it should I really try to do it full on or can you mix the two ?? thoughts.... (in less than 100 words.)
back to work tomorrow ...
I have no opinion on the Vibram thingys - but I love my new shoes (they're bright blue you know)
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