Sub 5 hours

Slow, steady but determined.

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20/10/2004 at 12:02
Josie, where are you based?
20/10/2004 at 12:02
still very wet here. did a 7 mile run off road so was fairly slow but enjoyed it. thats another pair of shoes needing to be dried out.

JJ pleased to hear the training is going well.
20/10/2004 at 12:10

I'm in Raynes Park or West Wimbledon as the post office calls it :-)
iron fraggle    pirate
20/10/2004 at 12:20
Well I've done nowt so far this week as my cold rumbles on. Feeling sneezy today, and I hope to get out for a 3 mile plod to test the waters tomorrow.
20/10/2004 at 12:51
Ahh, I'm not too far from you..I'm right in the centre of Wandsworth.
21/10/2004 at 10:16
fraggle, hope your cold is gone soon.

Just over 4 miles this morning, alot warmer and dry today.

Been looking over marathon schedules and its very annoying there are virtually none for sub 5 hour marathoners who are NOT beginners.
21/10/2004 at 10:24
I did a short (3mile) run last night but did it at a very quick pace. I'm really enjoying my running at the moment. A combination of orthotics and loosing 19.5lbs so far is really helping my running - Think I'll do 6 miles steady tonight.
21/10/2004 at 11:26
I'm starting to feel very lethargic..not a single run since the 1/2 in Amsterdam on Sun! Wont have a chance really till saturday, but i guess 5 days off isnt going to hurt.

Trying to train at this time of year is hellish for me, i work in film and all the screenings for BAFTA/Oscar consideration start, so its a movie a night (or even 2 movies, like tonight!)till Xmas. Grrr.
21/10/2004 at 11:34
I run during the day time Tinks so if you find your self at a loose end drop me a line .

I'm having a rest day today, scheduled and enforced as my little darlings are off school with 'I can't be bothered, it's the end of term and they're shattered'itis.

Off to Cornwall on saturday so Hills, hills, hills for me :-)
21/10/2004 at 12:46
Would love to Josie, sadly i'm stuck in an office all day...grrrr.
21/10/2004 at 13:58
Hi You all sounds so experienced ive taken the running challenge up in the the last 3 months woke up 1 gloomy morning thinking i will be 40 in 2005 why not be fit and forty and run the marathon so hopefully will be there to
iron fraggle    pirate
21/10/2004 at 14:12
JJ - where abouts in Cornwall are you going (and for how long?)
I'm goign down on tuesday, to the north coast
21/10/2004 at 16:10
Jane M - Write your own training programme, at least it will be tailor made.

I always write my own as I know my limitions time wise etc, have still not managed to get my winter plan on paper, it's those 100mpw that's scaring me!
21/10/2004 at 16:22
Shades, I was thinking of writing my own but thought I would look at a few schedules to see what they offer and get ideas. I want to get the right balance of miles per week, some rest days and some structure to my training weeks. I feel as if I am not really planning anything yet, just getting over a marathon and a half marathon and really feeling ready now to get a bit more purpose to my training.

Good luck with the 100mpw, I hope to get to 50 mile weeks by end of January. Will probably stick to 35-40 mile weeks in December. If I do a few marathons next year I will need to get use to long runs closer together. I am just rabbitting on but I will work out a program for the next few weeks anyway.
debbo    pirate
21/10/2004 at 17:37
Jane - sounds good - I am also aiming to do 35-40 mpw and then up it in january some time (when I am finished my very slow bt months and on to a few slightly quicker runs!). You're right though - all the schedules are either for beginners who they assume are slow, or experienced runners who are somehow all meant to be fast!
21/10/2004 at 17:59
1965 Vintage year!!!
When's yours JaneE2? mine's September.

I'm off on Saturday for a week. We'll be in Polzeath, as usual. I'm a bit gutted that St Agnes run is on the 31st. I'll be home by then :-(
21/10/2004 at 18:01
I'm following a schedule to get my basic fitness and speed up then I'll pretty well invent my own schedule.
21/10/2004 at 18:02
1965 is indeed vintage
21/10/2004 at 18:25
Feb 13th nearly made the valentine baby but not quite seems fit and forty sounds good to quite a few
21/10/2004 at 19:03
What a fantastic year 1965 was.

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