Sub 5 hours

Slow, steady but determined.

101 to 120 of 60,643 messages
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.

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
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.
101 to 120 of 60,643 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW competitions

RW Forums