Sub 5 hours

Slow, steady but determined.

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28/10/2004 at 21:17
debbo one of my reasons for starting this thread was as a reminder that the only way to get that sub 5 hour marathon time was through consistant training, so I am trying to be consistant and get out running as per my schedule as written in advance, so I hope I am not boring folks by posting my training mileage here.

Hippo if you enjoy doing ultras then why not?
M...eldy    pirate
28/10/2004 at 21:18
Jane the mileage you are doing now, is this part of a long training plan or base miles for a future plan??

28/10/2004 at 21:23
Imelda I am building up the base mileage and then hopefully will start some more worklike sessions with faster and slower bits. I will of course continue to do races so will need to taper sometimes for those. I am not good at planning too far in advance, next target race is a 10 miler in December which is my 10 mile PB course.
M...eldy    pirate
28/10/2004 at 21:28
I have the Grim8 in December and then Reading next year - I darent plan any more as I think even December will be doubtful unless I get the leg working again .... and I really want to have a good slow build up to london or A N Other next year rather than a 10 week plan ..
28/10/2004 at 21:39
Imelda, good luck with the Grim8, not a race I would consider as I believe it involves crawling in mud and water.
M...eldy    pirate
28/10/2004 at 21:41
So I realise - I am doing it for 'fun' ...

and the promise of a pub afterwards!!
28/10/2004 at 21:46
We have a similar type race near where I live which involves crossing rivers, climbing over hay, and pulling yourself up a very very steep hill by a rope amongst other things. May do it one year but I would need to work on the arm exercises first.
M...eldy    pirate
28/10/2004 at 21:47
Sounds like fun !!

Off to bed - up at 5 for w*rk :-(

28/10/2004 at 21:50
good night.
debbo    pirate
28/10/2004 at 22:14
Jane - I certainly didn't mean to imply that hearing about your mileage was boring - it's good to hear that you are doing all those base miles. I'm doing bt too, but tend to do the same distance every day so don't bother posting it! Once I start varying my schedule I will probably post my miles too! What is your weekly mileage at the moment roughly?
29/10/2004 at 08:23
debbo I know you didn't imply anything just feeling a bit bored myself last night. This week is a higher mileage week than normal of 35+ for this stage of training as I am doing a fairly long run on Saturday to prepare for some up coming races and because these longer runs won't be happening because of those races.
29/10/2004 at 09:23
Jane, i find your postings quite motivational especially the cr4p weather ones, so keep them coming. Debbo it doesn't matter that you are doing the same distance everyday I like to read that folk are getting out there quite often puts me to shame!
At the moment I am planning a 10mile race in december, depending on how the next 8 wks go will determine whether or not i enter the lochaber marathon. As this would be my first marathon the goal is to finish in one piece. My current mileage so far this week (just started back again this week) is 4 miles.. good ay :-). Hopefully by the end of this week i will have at least doubled that distance.
29/10/2004 at 09:45
my mileage this week so far is zero
The Evil Pixie    pirate
29/10/2004 at 09:49
Soo far this week about 4m club run on Wed
Club run tonight of about 4m again
will aim to do 4m tomorrow too then 8-9m on Sunday (depending on how much I eat when we go out on Saturday I guess!)

Wed club run started off fantastic - I was able to keep up and it wasn't hard
by the time I finished I could barely run yet I was not tired or breathing too hard but HR was up 5-6 beats. I just seemed in capable of striding out, was just shuffling. Was a tad upset. When we stopped my legs were like jelly

Yesterday I rested!
29/10/2004 at 10:10
so far this week
b££er all!
The Evil Pixie    pirate
29/10/2004 at 10:12
yes but Benz you been running maras I've done bugger and all
The last 3-4 weeks have seend 2-3 runs a week
max 15m
My club says I will do 5.20
29/10/2004 at 10:17
the struggle i had in dublin and cardiff just makes me realise how hard sub 5 is
The Evil Pixie    pirate
29/10/2004 at 10:19
you sure sub 5 is hard? or is it you need a rest and real recovery period?
29/10/2004 at 10:32
its BLOODY hard

it means 11 min miling with no walk breaks
The Evil Pixie    pirate
29/10/2004 at 10:35
or faster with walk breaks!

5hrs exactly is 11mins 27 per mile so doing 11 mins gives you space to breath!

Positive thinking Benz!
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