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03/03/2013 at 17:22
1:51:30 on my watch. Yes a bit quick but very civilized and I could have gone WAY faster! Zippee!
03/03/2013 at 17:30

Well done IKLE new you could

03/03/2013 at 17:41
03/03/2013 at 17:50

Exellent work Ikle 


03/03/2013 at 19:12

Slow but steady progress. Did my third 3.5 mile run today and it was ok. It was a bit of a challenge as my last one was only on Friday. Didn't feel quite as easy aerobically but was actually faster. All my runs are feeling better generally with less stiffness/pain in my left side at the start and not getting any worse during the run or after.

I am feeling a little sore around my rib cage which is holding me back slightly. I think this may be due to over doing it the first week at pilates. I do think, however, that the pilates is doing me good.

Off to Devon tomorrow to visit a friend and very much looking forward to that.

Bad news - Rosa split up with her boyfriend this morning after nearly 18 months together. She is devastated. Sheffield seems such a long way away at times like this.

Edited: 03/03/2013 at 19:13
03/03/2013 at 20:05

hello HRR - good news re running and pilates .. sorry to hear about Rosa .. horrid when they are away and sad

03/03/2013 at 23:02
I did today's silverstone half marathon in 01:47:45 (ran .15 miles too far). Admittedly it was mostly pan flat and I followed a runners world pacer for the first 6 miles. I wonder if this put me in sub-4 marathon territory now. What do you folks think?

Howard, sorry to hear about Rosa Is she your daughter? I have two almost 4 year old girls and can't imagine how hard such things are to deal with.
Edited: 03/03/2013 at 23:03
03/03/2013 at 23:34

Yes, Rosa is my elder daughter: in her final semester at Uni. Fortunately she has finished her exams but still has two huge pieces of course work to do. Also her plans for next year involved staying around Sheffield: i'm not sure she'll want to do that now as her ex is returning from a sandwich year in France to complete his fourth year. Too many reminders .

04/03/2013 at 09:36
Well done Ikle. Good controlled half to plan.

Howard sorry to hear about Rosa. Running good news though

Khanivore. Great half time. Was that flat out? Ignore Garmin reading being long if that's what you mean. They aren't accurate.
As for sub 4. Maybe. There was a stats analysis on here and elsewhere that half to full conversion times were between 2.26-3 on people first marathon. On subsequent fulls then the ratio was more like 2.2.
On that scale you are just over by 2-8 minutes. But not impossible.

Nice 16 for me yesterday. Just had another PT session and feeling very glowing and invigorated. Lots of stretching and and strength work.
04/03/2013 at 09:42
Will see if I can find the article. So multiply your half time by that amount. So 107.75 x 2.3= 247 = 4:07.

K - How many 18-20s or 3 hour runs you done or planning?
04/03/2013 at 12:16

Khanivore - my HM time is 1:45 Full Marathon time of 3:45, I'd say you're on track (possibly...)

04/03/2013 at 13:37


been lurking for a week ot two

Got a Marathon planned for the 19th May (Windemere)

Dont know if i will be in shape for getting under 4h but will see how im running nearer the day.

was out for 2h25min Sunday (13.6 miles) after running for 1h46m (8.29miles) with Mrs Eskimo on the Saturday.

Khanivore - 1h47m is good but it all depends how many long runs you get in before the marathon. My marathon pb is 4h06m but a month after doing that time i did a 1h38m half (Not enougth stamina work but plenty of speed).

Last marathon was Chester (2011) which i took easy and finished in 4h 24min. Started of slow and did a negative split and actually ran all the way (first time in 13 marathons).


04/03/2013 at 14:36

Welcome Quinn. Any more info about yourself, male, female, rough age, a 10k time perhaps, you've done 13 marathons!

Is Windermere trail ? the two runs sounds good, fairly slow considering the 1:38 half - assume this isn't recent.

As for your 4:06 and 1:38 half soon after, you usually get a fitness boost after a marathon or ultra, all my PBs have been 2-7 weeks after.

I did 3:48 off 1:39 but that was half in March, marathon in Oct 2011 with 3 x 20s - remember that multiply by 2.3 - thats works exactly in this case. Next time I did a March 1:35 half and May full in 3:28 with 5 x 20s. Gotta get the long runs in to get the stamina. This time... No6 next Sunday

Edited: 04/03/2013 at 14:37
04/03/2013 at 15:19

The 1:38 half was done in 2000. Was a lot quicker in those days. Hopefully get somewhere close to those times again (only 43 now).

Not raced a lot recently (not since 2011) so got to get a couple in before windermere.

Windermere is all on the road. should be some nice views to keep the mind of the running. Saturday was a slow run with the wife with my proper long run on the Sunday.

Some good times there Fit-Running-Cat and good luck next Sunday


04/03/2013 at 16:24

afternoon all

hrr, good on the run front but sorry to hear about rosa, it is hard when they are not round the corner.

well done ikle!

khanivore nice half!!

oh is it home time yet...

welcome to you quinn

04/03/2013 at 19:11
Hi folks, I am back again! Managed a very chilly Bath Half in 1h 44min 59 seconds, I was aiming for sub1 45, but wasn't expecting to cut it so fine!
04/03/2013 at 19:42
I've done two 18 mile runs and 1 20 mile run, I plan to do a 20 mile runs and a 22 mile run before the marathon. Yes this felt flat out.
04/03/2013 at 19:48

Runningfeet - Blackminster half is a nice event - I've done it quite a few times. Flat, although a few undulations - the ones I remember are a bit of a drag at about 5 miles and then a particularly nasty incline right at the end of the 6 mile loopy-loop which always catches me out, and you get to do it twice.  Also it's over distance - you go straight past the last marker and think you've finished but there's still 100m or so to go. The thing that always amazes me is how fast the leaders are going - the speed us mere mortals run means we're bound to be lapped usually midway through the first 6 mile here them it coming up behind you and then they zoom past at some speed.


Edited: 04/03/2013 at 19:48
04/03/2013 at 20:35


Like Eskimo I've also been lurking for awhile, I tend to come on when I'm not feeling like training and get a bit inspired by all your efforts. So thank you! 

I'm female, 27 and hoping for 4hoursish for the Brighton Marathon in a few weeks. I ran Bath Half on Sunday in 1:52:54, smashing 6 minutes off my last PB. Woohoo!

My longest run so far is 28km (17ish miles - I run in km..), this weekend I will be running 30.5km and I'm feeling pretty good about it! 

I need some advice though.. My hands are weirdly small (about 10 year old size according to the decathlon glove chart..) so I have been carrying a water bottle on my back with one of those belt things. It was fine up to about 20km, but now my  lower back is a mess of chaffe marks, especially after the extra sweaty effort on Sunday. Any solutions? 

04/03/2013 at 20:40
Hi ACoops, it was a chilly one in bath on sunday!
As for hydration, have you tried a camel back? Or for training runs, deposit drinks en route, that's what I do...
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