sub or about 4h30 hopefully

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28/12/2004 at 17:24
What I tend to do is list the required runs each week in my training diary, and then fit them around work/home stuff.The exceptionis pre-race weeks, when I try to do the runs in order
29/12/2004 at 13:25
It will be my first marathon and I'm hoping for around 4.15 - I'm already proud of myself!!
29/12/2004 at 22:12
Finally got my new orthotic insoles today and did 3 miles on the treadmill in them. They're pretty comfortable so I hope they should sort out my knee troubles for good now.
Hope everyone's training is going well.
30/12/2004 at 10:44
Apologies if this is covered elsewhere - haven't managed to read all 16 pages!

I know that realistically I am not able to follow the schedules, I find them too prescriptive. My plan is to run to work 3 times a week (about 1.5 hours) and do a long run on the weekend, starting at 2 hours builiding up to 4 hours 3 weeks before FLM. I also play lacrosse twice a week.

I'd be thrilled to do it in 4:30 - does this sound realistic or is it too much / too little?
30/12/2004 at 10:55
Hi Jayne Jones2,

Did you do the Stevenage half as your first half ? Thought I remembered you from that thread ? My first marathon too. I'm following the RW sub 4.30 but just getting round alive will do me ! I managed the Stevenage half in 2.17 and overtook 2 young blokes just before the line - worth it just for that ! How's your training going ?

30/12/2004 at 11:45
Hi,all. From description of your current training,LB, you shouldnt find sub 4.30 too much trouble. Just dont forget to have easy weeks. Are your runs to work at the same pace? To add variety and build speed aswell as endurance, you could introduce the odd bit of speedwork. Sprint two lamp-posts,jog one,sprint two, jog one - that sort of thing
30/12/2004 at 11:48
Hi shuffler
Nope! No 1/2 to dates - Training is going well, I have followed the schedules for three weeks so far and have got myself in for 10k in feb and 1/2 in March - Reading. I need to get racing I think to get times etc. but am happy for now with my performance! And yours?
30/12/2004 at 11:49
Linda I think it sounds good but then it will be my first marathon! Good Luck with it all
31/12/2004 at 12:53
Good Morning folks just popped in to wish everyone a Happy New Year and an injury free path to the start line.I'm still having problems with my orthotics and went to the pody before X-Mas and we decided to take them out.I've been running without them but this gives me problems with my left hip.I'm going to try a few variations with the orthotics but feel that it's a bit late in the day for all this messing about. Unfortunately I got made redundant four days before X-Mas and my pody was near where I worked. I don't really want to go that far to see him, but if I use someone else it will be like starting from scratch again.As you can appreciate I have other things on mind at the moment but will try and pop in as and when I can.

All the best.
31/12/2004 at 13:19
All the very best to you to, Stylish. Take care. See you soon
31/12/2004 at 14:59
I hope things improve on the work front Stylish. I have been made redundant once before and there is now rumour of redundancies at my current work place. So I appreciate how stressful it is.

Good luck with your training though, sometimes running helps forget the problems of the world for a while or at least get them into an orderly fashion.
31/12/2004 at 17:42
Same from me guys - happy new year to all of you, and good luck for the next 3 month's training!


Jon (just back from a 5 mile plod, getting strange looks from people carrying booze to their destinations...!)
31/12/2004 at 18:14
Apparently there its the night for parties PJ!!! Strange custom!
31/12/2004 at 18:42
Hope everything work's out ok for you Stylish, with work and orthotics!
I actually have a question about my new orthotics. Having abandoned the orthotist's advice to take it easy in them for the first 10 days, I did 3 miles wednesday and 2 miles yesterday. Now I have a very faint ache on the insides of my knees (due to over-pronating, I used to get pain on the outsides of my knees) and the left insole feels as if it may be too big in the arch.
Could it be (please!) that I've just over-done it, too much too quickly, or is it more likely that they are in fact giving me too much support and I'm going to be looking at another £200 to get it put right?
All opinions welcome.
31/12/2004 at 21:00
Hi Bananna,you do need to get used to the orthotics gradually so don't over do it. Initially you will get new aches and pains as your joints will be in slightly "new" positions due to the support given by the orthotics. Hence the reason to take it easy. Try just walking in then for a few miles instead of running.If they are still uncomfortable go back to the pody and he should be able to adjust them and he should charge for this. Unfortunately it is all trial and error.
01/01/2005 at 08:15
"They" always say that runners always talk about their injuries : wish you all quick recovery ! - and a Happy New Year as well.

Apart from a niggle in the left Achilles tendon and a pain around my right kidney, everything seems to be going OK : did about 6 miles yesterday comfortably.

Will go for a longer run tomorrow probably
01/01/2005 at 08:47
Happy New Year out for a nice pacy 4 miler before it starts to rain.
02/01/2005 at 12:16
Happy New Year all. I did 10 mins this morning and iced for 15mins. Fingers crossed all feels ok. I NEED to get back running again!!!!
02/01/2005 at 14:42
First long one of the year!!!

Approx 12 miles slogging over the Downs. Glorious morning though even if it was a little breezy. Feel smug now...but tired!
It will get easier!
It will!
It will!
02/01/2005 at 15:09
Ditto the above,Dips. CC and I did the Widewater to Goring Gap Cafe and back run this morning. Breezy going out, but nice coming back! Approx 12-12.5
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