sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

all welcome

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04/11/2003 at 08:35
wolf WITH runs if you please!! :-)

i dunno how you can do that kind of mileage and not get quick, Welsh?

if you're doing 50 miles now, you will be shedding a ton of weight and getting some great muscle strength and stamina. provided you mix in some speed work twice a week you will be flying round in april.

make sure you don't get bored with the big miles, my friend and good luck.

done any races so far?
04/11/2003 at 08:38
welsh, i notice from an earlier thread that you have a COACH?

now i REALLY don't believe your protestations

04/11/2003 at 12:55
Wolf sorry about not getting your name right:-)

I dont have a coach to myself just a shared one at club saying that not been there for ages!!

I was doing 50 miles before my 1/2 marathon so just back where I was before will take advice about speed work I love speed work:-(

yes done 4@5k,3@10k and 1 half marathon so far.

How are you doing? and what sort of times do you do for your races?
04/11/2003 at 13:03
i am afraid that i am a (big) shadow of my former self.

probably a bit of an imposter for being here, too.

this year i did the FLM in 4.55 after no training and had 1.5 pints of guinness on the way round!!!

was actually injured and am only now coming back from 9 months off (excl FLM pub crawl). am running about 12 miles a week at 9+ m/miles

only 24 months ago you would have found me running 45 min/10K; 1.46/half and 3.58/full. but carrying a handicap of +20 lbs makes those times feel a bit unrealistic this year.

we'll see
04/11/2003 at 13:25
Back to join the sub-4 thread after my 4 hours 1 minute watch time at Dublin. I took your recommendation about the guinness Wolf with Runs, 3 pints post race aided recovery no end!
Am toying with the idea of doing FLM in fancy dress for a bit of fun ....
04/11/2003 at 13:36
No Tiger, you have to drink the Guinness DURING the run!
04/11/2003 at 13:39
Er yes, got plenty of practise with before and after in Dublin, but not during!
I'm sure there'll be an opportunity in London .... :-)
04/11/2003 at 13:47
on a semi serious note, i actually enjoyed this years FLM (+ Guinness) more than the other 2 runs.

great atmosphere amongst the 5 hour runners. not to stressful, took photos, took time to look around, didn't wear a watch, no stress on time.....loverly
04/11/2003 at 16:43
those pesky kids have been messing with the treadmill in the gym again.

they have fixed it so that 8m/m is 10m/m on the read out
05/11/2003 at 05:30

You have 6 months to shift the 20LB's you can do it if you want it badly enough, thats a target of 2lb a week and think how fantastic your running will become!!

Good luck with your quest and happy training.
05/11/2003 at 14:58
When do we hear about FLM? Quickest way of finding out is phoning the bank to see if your cheque has been cashed, but I can't remember when they start cashing them - soon i think. I'm thinking of alternatives if not successful during my recovery from Dublin - what a great w-e that was!
05/11/2003 at 15:00
LM - they've already started - how on earth have you missed the gloating of the favoured few????

05/11/2003 at 15:12
And if you've bequeathed like me, cashing cheque won't mean anything yet!

Final confirmation with a in/out magazine will be with us in early December (postal strikes allowing!).

Llama Man - I've got Paris down as my back up. It's on 4 April, you can enter online so no hanging around, and there's quite a crowd on this forum already going (see the thread in the Events section).
05/11/2003 at 21:43
I'm in and I'm in for sub 4.
06/11/2003 at 11:43
Hello everyone,

Back running again, did a ten mile run last Friday in Norfolk (weather was not nice but the scenery was fantastic).

So far this week I have managed two six milers and yesterday 15.2 miles in 2:09:27. No major reaction from my foot thankfully. I hope to do another six miles later today and tomorrow this will give me a new PB in miles per week terms of 39 miles.

Keep up the good work, this thread does give me the motivation to keep improving and I’m sure we will all get round in sub 4.
09/11/2003 at 13:24
Just completed my Sunday morning long run. Went to a specialist running shop to get trainers about 6 weeks ago but still suffer blisters on one foot. Any tips.
09/11/2003 at 14:39
Fellow club-mates who got lucky have all had cheques cashed. Mine hasn't been & I didn't bequeath so I'm pretty certain I won't have a place through the lottery. Chance of a club place but as I've done the last two FLMs I'll be well down the pecking order. Looks like I'll be looking for an alternative ? Amsterdam ? Stockholm ? Paris
09/11/2003 at 15:01
ft - hop?
09/11/2003 at 19:12
Llama Man - a little while to go yet so don't despair. But in the meantime (just in case) I'm compiling a list of alternatives so take a look here
09/11/2003 at 22:05
Thanks M.

Don't think i'm being pessimistic as all members who entered last year found out in the same week.
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