Talkback: Lucozade Sport Super Six: Christina (sub-3:00)

Follow the progress of just back from a run, our sub-3:00 hopeful, as she receives expert advice from mentor Paul Evans

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18/12/2009 at 10:50
Introducing the first member of our Lucozade Sport Super Six 2010 … Christina (aka just back from a run).

Christina already holds the Guinness World Record for Fastest Marathon Dressed as a Super Heroine (3:13) but is now looking to build on the fitness she’s acquired from recently completing Ironman UK to achieve a sub-3:00 marathon time.

Christina will be using our sub-3:00 Garmin-ready schedule (devised by former London Marathon winner Mike Gratton) as a basis for her training and will be mentored by Paul Evans directly on this thread (starting January 4).

She’ll be posting her training progress and be receiving fuel and hydration advice directly from the Lucozade Sport sports scientists live on this thread so make sure you check back regularly to find out how she gets on.

You can read more about Christina’s running background and goals by clicking on the article link at the top of the thread.

Good luck Christina!

18/12/2009 at 11:24

How exciting!

Good luck JBFAR. Looking forward to watching you get your sub3. No funny outfits this year!

18/12/2009 at 12:46

 The schedule looks excellent.

I'm not a fan of the term slow pace, it's basically just part of the easy zone. I don't see any point in distinguishing between the two. They should both be done on how you feel on the day.

A good mix of paces, and peaking at about 60m/week. The steady and brisk (threshold) runs are key. I think with a bit of luck you will smash the 3hr mark.

Good luck, I will monitor your progress with much interest.

ps. It's good to see a lady tackle this, it must be the equivalent of 2:45maybe for a man.

18/12/2009 at 13:30

JBFAR, go girl! good luck, don't forget to drop in to sub 3 thread every so often!

18/12/2009 at 13:31

Hi Christina!

Just dropping by.

Have you watched the video yet?

18/12/2009 at 13:31
JBFAR, all the best with training and the ultimate target!
18/12/2009 at 13:34

Wayhey the threads are up at last!

Good luck Christina, have a fab and scarily quick 'journey'

18/12/2009 at 13:43
Best of luck with the training Christina. I'll be running London in April and whilst 3 hours is beyond my reach for now, i'll look forward to reading your blog and pinching a few training secrets!
Edited: 18/12/2009 at 13:44
18/12/2009 at 13:52

JBFAR - I think it was you who WALZTED past me in FLM 2008 when you were dressed as Supergirl. Disheartening for me, but fantastic for you as you were running into the record books.

Good luck for the next 4 months and here's looking forward to April 25th 2010

18/12/2009 at 14:06

Hi Christina

I hope you are not slipping around to much in the snow, it might be worth trying to find some grass or trails this weekend, as the forecast is not great for the rest of the weekend, keep me posted !

18/12/2009 at 15:19

I hope you've looked at Christinas schedule KK, you wouldn't go far wrong if you followed it, assuming you are back running at the moment.

18/12/2009 at 17:36
18/12/2009 at 17:41
21/12/2009 at 12:03

*knocks on the door*


Is it working now?

21/12/2009 at 12:11

Wow, unbroken thread .

right JBFAR there's alot of catching up to do. 

1. Running history

2. List of PB's

3. training programme for Supergirl exploits last year, weekly mileage etc.

4. Inside leg measurement /shoe size /Gloves and hat girl or left exposed to the elements and freeze

That'll do for now.

21/12/2009 at 12:23
Yay!!...  a working thread... little talk from me today... should be buying xmas presents or even running - i've spent far too much time on these forums lately. Look forward to hearing what you've been up to. 
21/12/2009 at 13:02
yay, its working. Anyway a belated "best of luck" to you.
21/12/2009 at 14:00
Just to wish you the best of luck on your travels to the Mall 2010.....See you there.......... if you are nice enough to wait for me  lol.
21/12/2009 at 14:17

Hello everyone!

 After a little technical glitch i think i'm back and 'running'!! that said, I was the one who broke it last time, so we will see!! So I have a bit of a back log of things to say so bear with me...

I am really looking forward to chatting with you all on the forums and sharing advice/tips and highs and lows. Be great to hear what you are up to. The marathon can be very lonely if you don't have fellow marathonites around!! The challenge ahead is slowly sinking in- Sub 3 is definitely a challenge for me! YIKES! I have been putting in lots of base miles ready to start the schedule in January. ..!!

21/12/2009 at 14:27
Windy wrote (see)

Wow, unbroken thread .

right JBFAR there's alot of catching up to do. 

1. Running history

2. List of PB's

3. training programme for Supergirl exploits last year, weekly mileage etc.

4. Inside leg measurement /shoe size /Gloves and hat girl or left exposed to the elements and freeze

That'll do for now.

1)  I have been running really since I was 8, although, as I went onto focus on triathlons when I was 15,I never 100% focused on just running until the 2008 marathon where I did a 16 week schedule leading up  to it, just running.  I didn the UK Ironman this year and after I was physically tired and mentally tired so had a complete break.  I have been running again since September and am currently on 40 miles a week.

2) PBS- 10k 37.48 minutes (stubbington green), half marathon: 1hr 27 (wokingham), marathon 3hr 13 mins (London)  My only other marathon (Rome) I did 3 hr 23 minutes.

3) I followed the RW schedule-it was the sub 3.30 one but i kind of did a bit of the sun 3.15 one.  I was running 4-5 times a week.. so I am really looking to completely focus on running and increase my weekly mileage to do the sub 3 schedule.

4) Don't know inside leg measurement! My trainer size is 7 for some reason as my normal size is 5.5!!Funnily enough i bought some running gloves at the weekend..but no to hats they irritate me too much!!

anynore questions?!

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