Sub 5 hours

Slow, steady but determined.

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25/10/2004 at 15:30
Oh dear .Havn't done any training since the Cabbage Patch 8 days ago. Does digging the dahlias up count as cross training? (It was raining)
25/10/2004 at 15:38
waffle was it raining when you were digging up the dahlias? I don't mind running in the rain in fact it can be very refreshing and no-one else daft enough to be out.
26/10/2004 at 20:06
Out tonight and managed 5.5 miles and felt good. Getting very cold outside, only 2 degrees this morning.

26/10/2004 at 23:22
wel, after dublin, i am respecting sub 5 a lot more
managed 16 miles non stop
then fell apart

debbo    pirate
27/10/2004 at 07:43
Hippo - What happened at Dublin? Did you really fall apart, or did you have to walk after 16 miles sometimes? I'm sure by FLM and Lochaber you'll be on sub-5 form - I think you need some of those really long base pace runs (that aren't marathons!) in training.
The Evil Pixie    pirate
27/10/2004 at 08:01
i feel a bit of a fraud being here - as a sub 5 dream holder ('cos of extra sponsorship) doing long runs at 12.20 mm at a push what hope do I have!

Benz well done in Dublin - very impressed, just shows that hard work and detirmination do pay off in the long run
27/10/2004 at 08:18
EP I am planning to do most of my long runs at 12.30 pace but I will be confident about doing sub 5 hours as long as I get the correct training done.

PH well done at Dublin, didn't you get your second fastest time for a marathon there. I think BT is definetly paying off for you by increasing your endurance.
27/10/2004 at 09:33
yes i really did fall apart big time
i squeezed the toothpaste tube too hard and i thought i was going to have to walk the last 10 miles

might be that id done a mara 3 weeks before?

Ill let you know after stevenage
27/10/2004 at 09:33
debbo, you are 100% right
i always skimp on the long runs
27/10/2004 at 10:10
My target this week is to do sub 5 at Snowdonia. My previous best on this course is 5.20ish and I ran easy as I had another race the following day. But the weather is a big factor on this course, we shall see.

Jane - I've started preparing my training programme, scribbled it on the plane home from Dublin, my first 100mpw is between Xmas & New Year as I figure I can sleep in between runs as I'm on holiday!
27/10/2004 at 11:41
Shades are you planning to go out twice a day, and do two long runs back to back?

I did 6 slow off-road miles this morning. Felt hard, must have been the faster mile I did last night as the end of my run.
27/10/2004 at 12:26
For the 100mpw, I think I've put an 18 miler, then a 10 miler, then a 20 miler on consecutive days, but I'm only able to do that because I'm not working that week.
Other weeks building up to that mileage I've got 2 doubles every week(which I do already) peaking at 3 doubles just to get the extra miles in.

I'm not actually planning to do 2 long runs back to back, as Saturday I have chosen as a rest day, this is the most difficult day for me to find time to run, but if I need to play catch-up I could probably get out to do 5 or 6 miles. Despite the BT I think on this sort of mileage I will need a rest day.

this week is going to be about 70ish miles, just because I have 2 marathons in 7 days.
27/10/2004 at 12:53
looks like you will do about half of your 100 miles in those three days. Will you be carbo loading as you would for a marathon? It usually takes me about a week to fully recover from a 18/20 miler although I do some running the pace isn't there.

debbo    pirate
27/10/2004 at 13:15
Shades - I suppose I should be aiming for lots of miles between christmas and new year too because I won't be working either! I am hoping to be up to 50 miles by then, but I can't really think beyond that!

Hippo - after Stevenage when's your next marathon? Have you got time for some longer runs at base pace - without the adrenalin of a race that will put your HR up anyway?
27/10/2004 at 15:00
I wouldn't call it carbo loading, but I expect on that sort of mileage I'll just be eating everything not bolted down!

It doesn't matter about the pace for a recovery run Jane, just run within comfort level.

debbo - 50mpw is quite an increase for you so that'll be fine. Remember I'm going to do this training for my first 24 hour race next year, I've also got an ultra in Jan,Feb & March.
28/10/2004 at 10:22
Took a bit of effort to get out the door this morning as it was lashing with rain and a bit windy. Anyway managed a 4 mile run and it wasn't so bad once I got going.

Shades I think marathons are hard enough at the moment, when is your 24 hour race?
28/10/2004 at 10:23
debbo, my last marathon of the year is luton, in December

and i appear to have ultras in Jan and feb too
28/10/2004 at 11:51
Funny how these races just 'appear'!!

Jane -24 hr race not until July.
debbo    pirate
28/10/2004 at 19:59
Hippo - when will you get your long run base pace training in then??

Shades - yes, 50 miles for me is loads. The most I've ever done in a week is somewhere between 30 and 35. I don't know if I'll manage to do it, but I'll try.

Jane - you seem to be clocking up the miles??
28/10/2004 at 20:08
god knows Debbo
i guess my races will have to be it
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