Sub 5 hours

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16/10/2004 at 17:27
I think this would be advisable

i shall be staying over on sunday night he he
M...eldy    pirate
16/10/2004 at 17:32
Book a double and a single room then - we can use the single as a minibar!!

I shall be on the train wether I plod or support ?
16/10/2004 at 17:47
pity imelda


back on sunday night then?
17/10/2004 at 21:36
Hi folks, back from a very cold and damp Amsterdam Half Marathon. First ever race abroad. Anyway I am getting slightly faster as the halfs pile up but not yet back to pre-injury pace. Managed 2.28 which is 5 mins faster than previous half.

Definetly up for celebrating for just finishing the marathon but the bubbly is one me if I break the 5 hour mark.
debbo    pirate
17/10/2004 at 22:10
Well done Jane! I'm sure you'll break the 5 soon!! I'll help you with the bubbly if I'm there!
17/10/2004 at 22:16
Jane thats ace


get the champers in



im gona do it
18/10/2004 at 08:23
Well done Jane - what was the race like? I assume it was flat???? How was the atmosphere etc?
18/10/2004 at 08:43
MM it was a flat course with one or two or three small rises as you went on bridges over canals. It was a good atmosphere with thousands of runners, there were at least 3 bands playing on route so crowds massed there and there was alot of encouraging shouts if I spoke dutch I would tell you want they said. There were 4 water and energy drinks stops. At the end the marshalls stood around the track and really supported you in the final run around the Olympic stadium, I like running into stadiums. Everyone was friendly and helpful but didn't think much of the toilet provision. It was a cold and damp day and I wish I had taken warmer leggings and running top. Overall Amsterdam is a nice city but a bit touristy.
18/10/2004 at 10:00
Well done Jane, that's a big chunk off your PB and will motivate you towards that sub 5 next year.
18/10/2004 at 10:21
I have motivation for a sub 5 too.


Mr Nessie says if I break 5 hours in London or Lochaber, we will go to IOM.

:o)))
18/10/2004 at 10:56
actaully, i might not do it at FLM
you see, ill want to stop at mile 18 to socialise
18/10/2004 at 12:51
Not too tired this morning so it was a very slow 2 miler with a beginner and then 2 sub 11 min miles which felt okay and not too tiring.
18/10/2004 at 14:48
Nessie - you just HAVE to do it then. I will do anything within my capabilities to help you, so if you need anything just ask.
18/10/2004 at 17:22
Right, this is it!!!

I'd like to join the gang :-)

Firstly, thank you Shades for the direction to the Macmillan site. Based on my present times his calculator says I can go sub 5 so who am I to argue :-) I'm going have some fun developing my own training schedule :-)

Jane, you have a very low training HR what's your max?

I am on week 2 of the novice schedule from Heart rate training for complete idiots by John L Parker I previously completed his 4 wk 'from scratch' schedule as I am coming back from a summer of total indolence.
My plan is to follow the schedule to week 9 (ie before race prep ) which takes me nearly to Christmas. After Christmas I will probably taylor my own schedule from various sources and just slowly ramp up the long runs.
My 'easy runs' of 70% WHR are at around the 12 min mile pace at the minute but are improving all the time.
I haven't done a marathon yet, I was going to do London this year but managed to contract labyrinthitis 8 weeks before and had to pull out. If I don't get in I'm going to an alternative european marathon.

Hiya Pixel and Benz :-)
debbo    pirate
18/10/2004 at 18:00
Nessie - that's a great motivator to get your training in for a sub 5! Maybe I'll ask Bryan the Snail if I can go to the IOM if you do sub 5 too. He might fall for that.

Is mile 18 at FLM a big forum social stop then? I think if I stop I wouldn't start again, so will just have to wave or have a walk break.

Josie Jump - I've just seen you on the Lochaber thread! I'm sure lots of us will be doing that and/or London.
18/10/2004 at 18:14
Hi Josie Jump, my max HR is about 155-160 so it is fairly low. I find it a struggle to keep the HR above 150 without tiring too much so I think this is my LT level. As I am base training the formula is LT minus 30 for most of my runs. So I run at around 120 with a leeway of 5 beats either way (I do live in a hilly area) it works for me and I can run along time at this HR. I read the Parker book and he talks alot of sense.
18/10/2004 at 18:23
My max used to be 200 but I just can't manage to push it up past 187 recently. I was training at 70% WHR based on the old max but was finding it hard work. I have now dropped it down 8 beats to 147 bpm, I've got slower but am finding it easier to get the miles in.
The Parker schedule seemed to fit what I am, an out of condition runner rather than a complete beginner.
18/10/2004 at 18:24
Call me JJ :-) it's shorter :-)
18/10/2004 at 18:35
JJ
didnt you carry over your London place?
18/10/2004 at 18:45
Didn't have a place Benz, just a reasonable golden bond.
I'm getting a bit fed up with having to raise large amounts of money just to run in my closest marathon so if I don't get in I'm not bothering with golden bond.
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