Well done, Alexander, on all fronts.
I ran 10K today at Regent's Park in about 49:30. I'm v pleased to be the right side of 50 minutes once more... It was flipping FREEZING!
Thanks, Martin (35716!) Yes you done good with your 20 miler. Sheesh, there's always someone that's done more than yourself, isn't there? I was saying just that to my brother, (Cicero) who just did 16 miles and isn't even Training for a Marathon!
And thanks FRC. Your remarks have made me a bit excited, I must admit. 10k times and marathon times just seem a world apart, but it's good to be reminded that the maths works, especially now my knees don't hurt any more. It's just that when I do a long run, I'm always around the 9:30 - 10 mark, whereas I used to be more like 9 - 9:10mm, so I'd got to thinking that sub 4 may not be achieveable...
Do you think I should have 9:09 as my marathon pace in training?
I would hope to be sub 1:50 in my half on the 3rd March. I usually am when knees behave.
Lots of questions...
37th out of 204 ladies... Gun time 49:41; chip time 49:24. Which one do you have to take most notice of? (More questions)
Ikle- Chip without a doubt. Forget abour what others are doing we all know the thread has changed a little over the years bvut its the people who make it special
FRC- Great see you there.
Marathon pace runs (e.g. 7-10 miles @ MP as a single run or 5 miles @ MP at the end of a long run) are great for building confidence.
9:09 is usually about 9:05 "as shown on garmin". Ickle your 10k and HM times are fine for a sub-4 if all is well.But it must be so frustrating having the injury problems you have had.
If people do their whole runs at MP then that suggests they are underestimating what their MP is.
Wow, well done Susan. Aren't we great!?!
Alexander - glad my rudeness didn't put you off. I am too bossy.
With my long run progressions, that's exactly what they are - progressions. So 16 (ok, so it went wrong and ended up being 17.5), 18, 20, 15 (to have an easy week after three weeks building up), then 20, 15, 20 (4 wks out), 17/18 (3 weeks out - ie still quite long cos three weeks out so last long run), then 13, 6, race.That was the thinking anyway.
Ikle - I'm going for 9.05. In past maras I've gone for 9.00, but that ends up being 8.50-8.55 which all of a sudden is 10-14 secs/mile too fast. Recipe for disaster (well, has been a few times). So I'm aiming to stick to 9.05. I was thinking 9.05 to stay just on the right side of 9.09 and to allow for the extra distance that we always end up running in a marathon. Interesting, then to see Fido's comment about 9.09 being "9.05 as shown on Garmin."
Have just had a row with my poor daughter.
Thanks Dave and Hen for your comments on coaching. It looks like you are both further down the road than we are. Committee meeting this Wednesday so looking forward to bringing up the coaching question again. I wouldn't mind going for a qual myself, but I still enjoy running and I worry that getting involved with coaching would reduce the amount of time I spend on it.
Did 15 miles on Thursday evening with my wife. Met her outside work just after 4pm and we managed to get the first hour's running in daylight. We had to stick to built up areas because of the dark, but it wasn't too bad, a bit boring! We did it at 11' 24" pace so just wondering if this would allow me to get around the Paris marathon in sub 4 hour time? My wife is looking to get under 4 1/2 hours.I have been following the pacing debate over long runs and wondering it its a bit slow for sub 4?
We did the final xcountry of the season on Sunday morning at Delapre Abbey, a local run to finish with. It was great, a proper xcountry run, thick, deep, clinging mud, even with spikes I managed to fall over. Six minutes slower than the previous year!
Well done everyone on the longer runs and races. Looks like everyone is doing better than me! Take care.
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