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21/04/2013 at 21:16

come on Dave - you know you want to...

21/04/2013 at 21:50

Evening all

First Thank you once again Susan  for you and Gordan  being such  amazing hosts

well I gave everything today and it worked a new pb in 3.41.08 and I hope this helps In 2007 I ran my first London marathon in 4.36 so nearly an hour quicker so if you want a sub 4 just keep going and you will achieve it.

JUst looked at my splits kept a good even pace until the last 2k so nearly got it right

21/04/2013 at 21:52
Good going martin!
21/04/2013 at 22:14
Great work Martin ... Sleep well !
21/04/2013 at 22:45
Had a great day. 3:15:04 -Just missed out on sub 3:15 by 5 seconds for GFA.

Thought I would be upset but not. I'm alive well fit and as they used to say in a 60s TV show... I'm not a number, I'm a free man
Plenty of marathons and ultras to do, things to see.
21/04/2013 at 22:46
Congrats to martin too.. Was nice to meet up before hand.

Wabo amazing

Khanivore?
21/04/2013 at 23:06

Had an amazing day but missed out on my sub-4 But hey, it was London and it was my first marathon  

Key moments were needing to take a number 2 at mile 16, hamstring strain at mile 16, and cramp in my calf in mile 20.

My chip time is 04:05:54 so not that far off. I really lost heart after the forced toilet beak in mile 16 and i think trying to catch up hurt me. By the time the hamstring gave in I was really quite demoralised. Still had an awesome time and Garmin tell me my average moving pace was 9:06 min/mile! Bodes well for the future!

Here are my splits

 

1 08:53

2 08:44

3 08:51

4 08:59

5 09:18

6 09:15

7 09:06

8 08:55

9 09:06

10 09:04

11 08:56

12 09:07

13 09:04

14 08:59

15 08:58

16 10:28

17 09:16

18 09:08

19 09:31

20 10:53

21 09:20

22 09:17

23 09:28

24 09:46

25 09:28

26 09:52

27 10:23

Edited: 21/04/2013 at 23:09
22/04/2013 at 04:31

wow khanivore!!! post my splits tomorrow...

cant sleep been awake since 3, its 4.30!

well done martin! 

well done frc!

 I was actually behind 3.55 pacers for a bit and not far behind for quite a while!

more tomorrow cant seep but cant type either....

22/04/2013 at 07:28
Sounds pretty damn good Kharnivore ... Amazing first marathon .. Well done

Great time FRC very close to GFA

Wabo no wonder you could not sleep adrenaline and tiredness will have kept you up and all that effort .. After 2007 my most effort by a long way really hardly slept, felt like a car crash .. Truly put me off pushing myself.

My mate Amanda did 4.12 which was a PB by about 20 mins .. Awesome stuff.
Wonder how LO 65 got on
22/04/2013 at 08:37
Some excellant marathons times, well done all. I watched on TV and really missed being part f it but has made me more determined to run next year.

Kharinere, that's good for a first marathon. You can kearn from that and your next will be better. My first was 6:25 due tio injury which could have been avoided but came back for the next a year later and did 3:46.
22/04/2013 at 08:40
Smeags WOW!!! Inspiring!
22/04/2013 at 08:41

A great time Wabo..well done!!

Martin - I remember those sub-4 barrier posts you used to type...a lot has moved on since then..well done.

Khanivore and FRC -Well done to!! 

22/04/2013 at 09:03

Well Wabo, Martin and everyone!

I'm inspired to try and run this morning. Have had a couple of weeks of with back pains but feeling better at the moment.

22/04/2013 at 09:10
Have a good run Howard.
22/04/2013 at 09:41

Well done London runners! Such impressive times - I'm inspired as well. 

I was watching from the lucozade stand around the 24 mile mark - did any of you notice who was handing out your Lucozade? I had my photo taken with Leigh Halfpenny, it made my day. 

I will be entering the ballot for next year, failing that I'm just going to have to train super hard and get myself a GFA for the year after  

22/04/2013 at 12:44

I cannot believe what I am about to post, but I will go back next year and now feel I know how to go sub four... The schedule worked so well this year for sub 4.15, I just have regained confidence in my running, feel a better runner and think its achievable. But, I know that my other slower marathons were more fun! Just not so satisfying.  Had 9 that were more fun. now for one more and if I do not get sub 4 that's fine.

1) 1m - 9:12

2) 1m - 8:54

3) 1m - 8:48

4) 1m - 8:46

5) 1m - 9:01

6) 1m - 9:08

7) 1m - 9:18

8) 1m - 9:11

9) 1m - 9:10

10) 1m - 9:19

11) 1m - 9:17

12) 1m - 9:19

13) 1m - 9:25

14) 1m - 9:22

15) 1m - 9:22

16) 1m - 10:24

17) 1m - 9:36

18) 1m - 9:42

19) 1m - 10:28

20) 1m - 9:49

21) 1m - 9:59

22) 1m - 9:57

23) 1m - 10:04

24) 1m - 10:54

25) 1m - 8:57 tunnel so not strictly correct

26) 1m - 10:02

 0.48m - 4:24(9:11/m) 

Have I ever done just over 10mm at the ened of a marathon I wonder???? No!!!

 

22/04/2013 at 13:11
You will go sub 4 if you keep training hard Wabo.
22/04/2013 at 13:24

Wabo - cracking!

FRC - OMG so close - but wow - great time!

Khanivore - you are SO goign to do sub 4 next time.  Sorry about the loo break - how annoying.  Great learning for first time.

Martin - as usual - brilliant.

Coops - sorry, who's Leigh Halfpenny?

22/04/2013 at 15:13
Wabo ... Cracking stuff .. You must tell me your secret .. I am thinking I might have to try in 3 years and go for GFA if I am still running about. I might even do more hard training and I would def book a couple of days off after.. It never helps thinking eat you have to face the next day.

Umbongo .. How nice to see you ... Did you want to congratulate me and Ikle for Brighton last weekend ? ? my 12 th since you ask ... And commiserate with poor Hen who very sensibly and correctly pulled out having done epic training ....
22/04/2013 at 20:02
Hope all the VLMers recovering nicely .. Quiet here.
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