Sub 5 hours

Slow, steady but determined.

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23/08/2013 at 10:55

A pace of 11:30 would bring you under 5 anyway I think  Are you saying you are getting too tired to keep going after 13 miles or is that what you are up to in your training?  Each increase always feels impossible but it does just add up eventually.

Are you doing any interval training, i.e. short runs but with bursts of speed for a 100 metres or so, or hill training.  That will improve your general speed.

I think you need to get the target time out of your head, it sounds like you are putting too much pressure on yourself, if it's your first, just aim to get round feelng comfortable.  

Come back with any more queries - we are good for advice  All been there and done that and moaned about our speed/tiredness/crap runs etc etc


25/08/2013 at 14:09

Thank you,  that is where I am up to in my training.  This weekend will be 14 or 15 which will be done tomorrow.

yes I do some intervals or hills each week, would it be better to include both in my training plan each week?

i went to see the nice man today and he has got me focussing on two main areas, relaxing my arms and shoulders and lifting my knees as I seem to be running almost with straight legs.  I now need to practise running like that so I can run more efficiently.

27/08/2013 at 13:58

How was your run this weekend?


27/08/2013 at 22:46

Found out this morning that painting ceilings loosens my legs getting up and down of the chair for more paint. Just as well as no space to roll my legs.


always trying - welcome What marathon are you doing?

28/08/2013 at 20:39

Abingdon, hence the 5hour panic!  5:30 seems more comfortable, but I need to exit comfortable for once!


Weekend run disaster, hurt my leg but managed 5 miles comfortable at a 11mile pace last night.  Looking forward to a long run this Friday though.

28/08/2013 at 20:57

Abingdon was my first marathon in 2005 ????

28/08/2013 at 21:38

Hi always trying

I did my 18 miler at the weekend. I think I could have done the last two miles faster if I had got down on all fours and crawled lol!

30/08/2013 at 10:03

Ha ha ha, I know that feeling roobarb!  But you did it and that's what counts!

i am looking forward to a long run this weekend mentally I am prepared to run it which I think is good!

03/09/2013 at 18:54

So how did it go AT??

I did a 10 mile run last night and honestly it killed me, no idea why, maybe it was the hills or the speed but whichever it was it was a struggle!  I incorporated it in to my Monday night club run.  I did 4 before we met and then did 6 with the rest of the club which was a good job, otherwise I would have givn up and walked!  I was already worn out at about 5 so not sure what it was.  Hadn't been feeling too great the last couple of days, headachey and sicky feeling so maybe that wss why.  Everything ached when I was running, ankles, knees, quads, hammys, back, shoulders - the lot really  Had a lovely warm bath when I got in and had a good long sleep.  Legs were stiff this morning but OK now.  Why do we do it eh??

You're doing great with your running Roobs!

Heading to USA on Friday, back in Nov! 

03/09/2013 at 19:34

TS - well done on your 10 mile run. When is your half marathon,

04/09/2013 at 18:16

what a great thread!!! I would dearly love to run my next marathon at 5 hours, but my first was 5.45 so Im a long way off!!

04/09/2013 at 18:40

Hi Deirdre, my first marathon was 5:54 at the age of 40. Finally got it down to 5:07 this year at Brighton ????

04/09/2013 at 23:06

Ran 10 miles tonight.  Have to work out why my shoe is bruising my foot and giving me horrific crap at the end.  The run was good though and I felt positive during it.  Some cheesy tunes helped me out!

05/09/2013 at 11:00

Wow Tracey thats fantastic!

05/09/2013 at 21:17

Deirdre - I'm hoping Roobarb & I will get a sub 5hrs at Brighton next year.

08/09/2013 at 16:19

Hi Deidre!  Welcome to the thread  When is your next Marathon?

Tracey, my half is 27 Oct so loads of time to get a few more runs in, although back in US now, temps in the low/mid 30's so may struggle a bit with the heat/humidity, I think there will be some early mornings happening!

AT, are your shoes tied too tight?

09/09/2013 at 15:17

Hello all

Just catching up...again!

Welcome Always Trying and Deridre

Great LSR's going on...well done ladies!

I am hoping for sub 5 in Brighton 2014...may do London as well???

I am heading off to Brighton tomorrow for a conference...hope to find some time to run along the sea front!

09/09/2013 at 17:24

Welcome AT and Deidre

When do we find out about the VLM it this month?

Enjoy Brighton MWW


09/09/2013 at 18:45

Cinders - end of the month for VLM ballot places.


09/09/2013 at 20:49

Thanks Tracey


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