sub or about 4h30 hopefully

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09/05/2012 at 13:20

Listen to Emma the marathon runner!!! When are you going to start training for Dublin? 16 weeks out? Are you going to repeat the schedule Sam gave you? I ran 50 last week what was your highest mileage week? Really want to go sub 4.30 that is a must all being well and will have a smiley face on here if I can. sub 4.14 would be two smiley faces for sure but dont think I can go sub four. My half time which is pretty flat out with 8.25min miles. Would say 4.10 I guess but we will see. I am going to follow Craigs plan and go out over 9mmiles and then see at 20 where I am, reckon I can get to 20 in 9mmiles and then it will be mind over body to the end trying to focus. I find over 20 a struggle to focus properly. Mind starts to wander. How did you do in Paris with the mind for the last few miles or were you all there Emma? Look like you were fairly comfortable on the video. Excuse my questions 18 days to go and starting to wonder how its going to go...............time for  a flapjack me thinks.

13/05/2012 at 11:19
PB of 1.42.49 this am for 13.1 miles on my garmin rather chuffed massive tail wind for second Hal helped and a huge negative split of four minutes. Smiling here.......enjoy the sunshine.
13/05/2012 at 14:34

1:42 Mark? Flipping Hal! That's awesome!

13/05/2012 at 16:51

Yay for you mcs, that's a stonking time.  Can't wait to see how that translates into marathon distance 

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14/05/2012 at 11:24

RH, one of the best ways of preventing hayfever is to regularly eat local honey!

14/05/2012 at 13:42

Yep I have heard that too..........   13 days to go and ready to roll got to taper steady now!!

Hope you get better soon Redhead.

14/05/2012 at 14:48

I already eat local honey produced by bees foraging on oil seed rape and pollen from local orchards!  The quack has given me antihistamine tablets but thinks I might be suffering from asthma so I have to measure my peak flow (no, not wee, my breath!!!) morning and night and use one of those inhaler things then record the details.  I also have to go for a Spirometry test next week.  Feeling sh!te today 

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15/05/2012 at 13:25

Five miles intervals this am to work and two miles at lunch with a colleque who is getting running now. Did two miles today!!!

Get well soon nephew has croop at the moment and is suffering badly.

19/05/2012 at 09:52

Quiet week again this one; 17 miles or so completed, just as a Sunday 6, Tuesday 4 (club efforts) and Thursday 7 (club rural, slightly xc).

Will probably do the Newby Hall 10k tomorrow really to support a friend, but it's a nice little one and I won't have to go fast! Did it in 62 mins in 2006, so would be nice to take 10 mins off that!

20/05/2012 at 15:45

Road, track and trail and woodland in the 10k; 2 laps, gently undulating, 53:06. Steadily pushing. Last 3 mile splits 8 min 21:02, 8 min 21:06, 8 min 21:61. VERY steady!

21/05/2012 at 08:10

Crikey Jim, that's metronomic!

Today I'm off to see the nursey quack to have tests.  Not looking forward to it at all.

mcs, hope you're tapering properly now 

21/05/2012 at 11:42

Getting twitchy here with six days to go!! Did a nice hour with my brother yesterday in the early morning, great run though we went at 8.30s most of the way which was a bit quick but no problems to report. Numbers arrived for five of us. Decorating and moving furniture at the weekend so a good rest!!!

23/05/2012 at 14:24
Checking out till nxt week as heading north in the am. Enjoy the sun I am not going to if it's this warm! Here's to sub four thirty!!
23/05/2012 at 20:01

Good luck Mark

Edited: 23/05/2012 at 20:02
24/05/2012 at 07:33

Oh sorry mcs, I've missed you!  Sending lots of supportive vibes your way - I know you're going to get a massive pb 

24/05/2012 at 20:22
Internet access here after a bad day turned up at hols house, a total pig sty unliveable in. So in the holiday inn for a night seven of us, costalotta. Looking for a new place to stay and daughter being very I'll on the way up so there is a half marathon number free if anyone wants it.
Thanks redhead et al for support
27/05/2012 at 17:21

Mcs, I hope it wasn't as hot up there as it's been down here as it's been unbearable.  Hope daughter is feeling better now and that you sorted out your accomodation problems.  Hoping for good news from you when you get a minute xxx

27/05/2012 at 22:23

hope Mark did okay! heard from some of my clubmates and times much slower than expected, hopefully just weather affected!

fast-ish 6.5 for me this evening, building mileage from next Sunday...!

28/05/2012 at 12:14

Hmm I'm in the ballot for London next year, and wouldn't want to do a marathon any sooner really. Did the Sheffield half yesterday in 2 hr 0 min, 14 secs. Does this mean my mara will be around 4:30

Edited: 28/05/2012 at 12:15
28/05/2012 at 13:57

Hi James and welcome to the thread.  Well done on your half time - my pb this year is 2:00:59 so we're not far apart.  

It's always hard to predict marathon time using any of the marathon predictors - eg 2 x 1/2 time plus 20 minutes would easily see you at 4:30 but the reality of marathoning is somewhat different!  

My marathon pb off a 1/2 time of 2:05 is 4:51 and I think that you need to get below the 2 hour mark to get a 4:30 or thereabouts marathon IMHO.  As it's your first marathon your time will be a pb anyway so just enjoy the experience 

Where's Mark got to?  Paws crossed it went OK.

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