Sub 5 hours

Slow, steady but determined.

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09/11/2004 at 16:01
Minniemoo, what is your best half marathon and 10k times? and as you are planning a couple of halfs you can get a better indication from your finishing times. Main thing is to enjoy your races and just do the best you can. I would say if you are comfortable with 11 min miling then a sub 5 hour is possible.
09/11/2004 at 16:12
10 miler was 1'44 - I was quite pleased with that and felt I could have done a little better. My half was 2.32 but that was just weeks after recovering from an injury (I should not make excuses -I was v pleased as it was my first!). I think I shall keep plodding along - this time I hope I have more of an idea of what my training should consist of etc. And I joined a running club which so far has made a big difference in my motivation and stamina!
09/11/2004 at 16:18
Minniemoo, 2.32 for your first half and just returning from injury is a great time. Your 10mile time is alot better than my recent 10 mile race(it was very hilly).
09/11/2004 at 16:21
According to the MacMillan calculator your 1.44 10 mile time means a 2.17 half and a 4.50 marathon time, a good indicator as long as you put in the necessary training and long runs.
09/11/2004 at 16:27
I'm going to head to the gym now and keep on training! Thank you. I'm going to keep over this thread for more hints and tips.
Night x
09/11/2004 at 17:12
4 miles brisk walking.

Going to try an early run tomorrow as I have a client all day tomorrow. Means I'll have to get up extra early. eeeeekkk.
debbo    pirate
09/11/2004 at 19:37
Minniemoo - I did my first marathon just after a few months off with ITBS. I did 5.24 and then did another one less than 4 months later and did it in 4.58, so I'm sure you can too!
The Evil Pixie    pirate
09/11/2004 at 22:21
I haven't run since sunday's aborted effort
Tomorrow I am going to club (and friday) as I can't get there for the following 2 weeks as hubby will be working and I will have to look after son (and annoy work by collecting him from school)
09/11/2004 at 22:23
EP enjoy your runs with your club.
The Evil Pixie    pirate
09/11/2004 at 22:31
will do!
I'm always last but starting to feel an improvement as I know they are not slowing down so much for me!
10/11/2004 at 09:39
I had the most incredible run last night with my club - the run itself was good fun - doing tempo runs - but what made it special was running under the Northern Lights. It was spectacular!
10/11/2004 at 10:40
Hi guys

4 very slow miles in the bank but it is an hours running and 500cals and that's what counts.

BTW it's 22 weeks to FLM. I've mapped out my long runs and I have time to do 2 20 milers with 2 weeks recovery between each.

I WILL do this.
The Evil Pixie    pirate
10/11/2004 at 10:42
22 weeks
Help!
I'm only up to 7m just now and that's taking 90 mins!

right time to study the diary me finks!

Is anyone else here doing the Reading Half on march 6th?
10/11/2004 at 10:51
Thats one mile further than me Pixel :-)
The Evil Pixie    pirate
10/11/2004 at 10:54
Maybe but you are faster and stand a greater chance of sub5 whereas I just have stuborness to rely on just now!
Oh and that 7m is damn hard work!!

I wondered about Reading cos I thought it might be a good opportunity for us to meet up and perhaps set up a pacing group
10/11/2004 at 11:00
EP don't worry about it - you will be amazed at how quickly you can build the distance and speed. You'll soon be doing 7 miles as your short fast runs - not the long ones.
10/11/2004 at 11:16
Not doing Reading Pixel as I'm in the Bath Half the week before with Mr J and my Bro's.

Maybe you should stop worring about getting sub 5 and concentrate on doing the distance. On the day I will be running to my HR NOT to a pace. If I get sub 5 great, if not then I will have got through the training and the race in one piece and will be happy with that.
The Evil Pixie    pirate
10/11/2004 at 11:17
i want to finish, enjoy, have fun, not get injured and get Glenn's extra £50 sponsorship for sub5!
3TL
10/11/2004 at 11:54
Hi all,

feeling good after a plod round the park. One of those chilly windy days when you start, which then turns out in the sun to be warm.

I'm so slow.

Anyway, my current plan is having just worked out its sooooo long to FLM I'm going to run 3/4 times a week for November before starting to think about any serious time or pacing.

Hopefully this will keep me injury free and keep motivation high - whilst helping me lose a bit of weight.
3TL
10/11/2004 at 11:54
41 mins for 3.7 miles
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