Sub 5 hours

Slow, steady but determined.

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21/10/2004 at 13:58
Hi You all sounds so experienced ive taken the running challenge up in the the last 3 months woke up 1 gloomy morning thinking i will be 40 in 2005 why not be fit and forty and run the marathon so hopefully will be there to
iron fraggle    pirate
21/10/2004 at 14:12
JJ - where abouts in Cornwall are you going (and for how long?)
I'm goign down on tuesday, to the north coast
21/10/2004 at 16:10
Jane M - Write your own training programme, at least it will be tailor made.

I always write my own as I know my limitions time wise etc, have still not managed to get my winter plan on paper, it's those 100mpw that's scaring me!
21/10/2004 at 16:22
Shades, I was thinking of writing my own but thought I would look at a few schedules to see what they offer and get ideas. I want to get the right balance of miles per week, some rest days and some structure to my training weeks. I feel as if I am not really planning anything yet, just getting over a marathon and a half marathon and really feeling ready now to get a bit more purpose to my training.

Good luck with the 100mpw, I hope to get to 50 mile weeks by end of January. Will probably stick to 35-40 mile weeks in December. If I do a few marathons next year I will need to get use to long runs closer together. I am just rabbitting on but I will work out a program for the next few weeks anyway.
debbo    pirate
21/10/2004 at 17:37
Jane - sounds good - I am also aiming to do 35-40 mpw and then up it in january some time (when I am finished my very slow bt months and on to a few slightly quicker runs!). You're right though - all the schedules are either for beginners who they assume are slow, or experienced runners who are somehow all meant to be fast!
21/10/2004 at 17:59
1965 Vintage year!!!
When's yours JaneE2? mine's September.

I'm off on Saturday for a week. We'll be in Polzeath, as usual. I'm a bit gutted that St Agnes run is on the 31st. I'll be home by then :-(
21/10/2004 at 18:01
I'm following a schedule to get my basic fitness and speed up then I'll pretty well invent my own schedule.
21/10/2004 at 18:02
1965 is indeed vintage
21/10/2004 at 18:25
Feb 13th nearly made the valentine baby but not quite seems fit and forty sounds good to quite a few
21/10/2004 at 19:03
What a fantastic year 1965 was.

21/10/2004 at 20:15
Maybe I'll organise a Forum Forties Frolic next year :-)
debbo    pirate
21/10/2004 at 20:20
I remember 1965 well. I was 6!
M...eldy    pirate
21/10/2004 at 20:22
1967 wasnt bad either :-))

Still on the injury bench with a couple of non too successful 2 milers under my belt ... referral to Docs on 11 Nov so hopefully it will be a very slow but sure climb to the marathon??
Jane I am the same difficult to find a sub5 plan for a slow pepe .. or do they class 5 hours as a beginner???
21/10/2004 at 20:36
Maybe we should challenge the bods at RW to do something useful with our subs and come up with one :-)

Shall I type some rude words to get their notice ?
M...eldy    pirate
21/10/2004 at 20:38
There seem to be (as this thread shows) a lot of people at a similar standard who want to aim for sub5 - very few of us I would say are beginners ... there is a gap in the market !!
iron fraggle    pirate
21/10/2004 at 20:55
1967 was indeed a very good year Imelda!
M...eldy    pirate
21/10/2004 at 20:56
Any excuse for a party Fraggle!!
iron fraggle    pirate
21/10/2004 at 21:03
21/10/2004 at 21:18
You are all babies compared to ancient old me.

I won't tell you how old I was in 1967.

debbo    pirate
21/10/2004 at 21:34
Jane - maybe we should ask for age-adjusted times!
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