Sub 5 hours

Slow, steady but determined.

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11/10/2004 at 13:47
Still waiting to hear if I have got through the ballot like everyone else.

I have done 3 marathons now: 5hrs 11, 5hrs 40 and 5hrs 28. So I don't feel as though I need to follow a beginners program.

Am recovering from latest marathon at Loch Ness in 5hrs 28min, have a hamstring tear in July which cut training time a bit and so I decided to aim for sub 5.30.

Am aiming to build up a base for the next 3 months and then do a bit of faster work. I also plan to do a few longer and shorter races.

Today went out with a beginner so did 30 mins, I call this an easy recovery day. Aiming to do 45-60 per day 5 days a week, and one longer run of 2 hours plus once a week when not racing. And build up from there.

Anyone else aiming for sub 5 hours?

Next race Amsterdam Half marathon on Sunday, aiming for around 2.15-2.20.
11/10/2004 at 13:48
That is 45-60 mins per day.
11/10/2004 at 13:49
but my training programme is a little different to yours
11/10/2004 at 13:50
Count me in Jane. I hope that with enough training (sadly lacking this year) I can do a lot better than in previous marathons.

Good luck for Sunday.
11/10/2004 at 13:52
Last 4 marathons

I think i could---------
11/10/2004 at 15:11

FLM 2000 - 6:30ish (pre chips)
LNM 2002 - 6:04
LNM 2003 - 5:50
LNM 2004 - 6:02

BUT, I've not really stuck to a training plan for any of them, so.....................
11/10/2004 at 16:11
Great. Hippo what program are you thinking of doing then? I thought you were BTing and I believe Nessie is too.

Nessie I am not good at sticking to training plans thats why I thought I would post here and ask for comments and suggestions.

I am feeling fairly fit and nearly recovered from Loch Ness I think easy recovery runs do help and I plan to do them after all my long runs in the build up to London or Spring Marathon.

After Amsterdam the aim is to build up to a regular 40 mile week and hold this for a month or so before building up to a 50 mile week through longer long runs.
The Evil Pixie    pirate
11/10/2004 at 16:14
me too!
11/10/2004 at 16:38
My "plan" is to get to BT of 40-60 minutes 4 days pw, then 90 mins Saturday & building to 2 hours on Sunday.

I did 70 mins yesterday with lots of walking to keep my HR < 140 and felt no ill effects at all, so I think this is feasible.

I'll do this to the end of the year, then I'm thinking about Hal Higdon's Intermediate 1 schedule (although that book you bought sounds tempting Pix)
The Evil Pixie    pirate
11/10/2004 at 16:39
nessie mail me and I will mail you the 4.45 plan
jane you should have mail saying the same too!
The book is short sweet and to the point and doesn't go over stuff you don't need to know or can find here
11/10/2004 at 16:41
yes I am BT ing
and racing lots-whoops!
adding in one to two work sessions a week, one if its a race week
40-50 mile weeks sounds good, though I expect ill be doing the odd double day
11/10/2004 at 16:45
Pix - you have a male.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
11/10/2004 at 16:47
so do you!
11/10/2004 at 16:50
Thanks EP, you have mail.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
11/10/2004 at 16:51
and so do you!
11/10/2004 at 16:58
I feel left out now;)
The Evil Pixie    pirate
11/10/2004 at 16:59
I'd mail you the plan too benx but it involves having rest days which you don't believe in! :-)
11/10/2004 at 17:00
youre right

no rest days
(but i dont half fancy one today)
The Evil Pixie    pirate
11/10/2004 at 17:02
no comment!
11/10/2004 at 17:08
[ties Hippo's legs together]
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