Sub 5 hours

Slow, steady but determined.

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06/11/2004 at 10:25
tiny toes, basically you just have to go by feel and effort. I have a Garmin 201 which takes the guesswork out of what pace to run. I guess you could measure a route of about 4 miles and aim to finish it in the suggested pace and see how it "feels" and take it from there. Speedwork could be done on a track or treadmill.
The Evil Pixie    pirate
06/11/2004 at 11:15
well i dragged Oliver to junior running club so I could go for a run!
Did some running round the local footy picth - don't think it is full sized.
As it wasn't a long run I did some speed work. there a 2 pitches (1 x 260 foot falls! and 1 x 205!) making sub 16seconds for the longer one and sub 13 for the shorter one ... now need to work out the length of those sections!!

I was able to keep the pace up longer than before and was almost twice the speed of my normal plod along those sections

HR maxed at 186 which is brilliant!
Overall a pleasing session especially as last nights club run was with treacle legs!

I had forgotten how much harder running on grass was though so a tad tired now in a good way!
06/11/2004 at 11:22
EP sounds like you had a good session. You are bound to be feeling a little tired after two fairly hard sessions. I am resting today as I have this 10 mile race tomorrow, so will be an early start.
3TL
06/11/2004 at 11:47
Hi Jane

Yes, we get plenty of questions about the weather, but not 30 in one day, from one person. We've had a fair few running questions which have been interesting... normally along the lines of should i go for a run tonight or go for a drink!
06/11/2004 at 12:04
3TL and what do advise then re: the run or the drink and of course you can do both. I am fairly good at having a drink or two.
3TL
06/11/2004 at 13:06
Normally you'd have to text 63336 to get the answer!

But we often say go that rest and relaxation is as important as running - you can always get up in the morning and wipe out that hangover.

But I do have a question - does anyone have a good tried and tested sub 5hr training schedule that they could send to me? I note earlier there may have been some flying around.
The Evil Pixie    pirate
06/11/2004 at 13:12
i have one from a book called 4 months to a 4 hr marathon in MS word - mail me and I will send it if you wish
The Evil Pixie    pirate
07/11/2004 at 09:58
Good news is that yesterdays sprints where 100m for the short ones (sub 12.30 seconds!!) and 125 for the longer ones (sub 15 secs except one)

And for todays lesson - Do not do speed work then expect to do a long run the next day (well not unless you are used to it!)

Aborted my run today after 30 mins and walked home as hams were really tight and not losening and I didn't want one to go twange!
M...eldy    pirate
07/11/2004 at 10:08
ouch EP .... good lesson though!

I am going to try another 3 miles tomorrow and keep my fingers crossed ;-)



(far easier than plodding with your legs crossed)
The Evil Pixie    pirate
07/11/2004 at 14:04
ouch indeed Imelda!
legs stiff now - even after long hot soaking bath with stretching before hand!
not sure if the problem was the sprints or the lack of stretching post run (I did cool down with 10 min walk) either way lesson learnt!
07/11/2004 at 15:51
Just back from a very hard and hilly 10 mile race and managed a PW and finished in 1hr 53 mins and not sure of the seconds as I forgot to stop my watch. Some of the last mile was off-road and fairly muddy which is not what you want when you are tired at the end of a race!!, nearly fell flat on my face a couple of times as I had road shoes on with no grip :))

EP ouch, not a good idea to over do it, maybe a lighter session tomorrow?

Imelda good luck with the 3 miler tomorrow.
07/11/2004 at 21:28







this is going to be a tallorder
M...eldy    pirate
07/11/2004 at 21:34
<<slap>>

Hippo behave ... positive thoughts xx
08/11/2004 at 08:18
hippo, just have to keep trying :))
08/11/2004 at 08:26
Well done Jane for yesterday. I didn't race yesterday as work has taken over my life. Still - musn't grumble...
08/11/2004 at 08:59
yesterday i did 18 miles with no walking
finish time 5.25.45
it was bloody hard
Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
08/11/2004 at 09:08
Hippo - you wouldn't do it if it wasn't bloody hard!!!

NO WALKING and FINISH are the words to focus on ;)
08/11/2004 at 09:09
you should have seen the state of me in the last 8 miles
08/11/2004 at 09:15
hippo, you must walk very quickly to get 5.25 with walking in the last 8 miles, it is brillant. I doubt I could run 18 miles without walking at the moment, had to walk myself yesterday as I found the hills too tough, must get some serious training in before my next race as I don't want to walk in that one :(((

Was Stevenage a good marathon to do? what was the course and support like?
08/11/2004 at 09:52
fab marathon
But only run every 10 years
no support
cycle tracks and underpasses
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