What time should I aim for?

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15/10/2002 at 19:06
Can anyone advise on what time to aim for?
I have done a 40min 10k, 1.31 half & did 3hr 50 marathon earlier this year. I want to do London again (if I get in!) but am unsure what timne to aim for. I would pleased with beating last years time but dont know what to go for>
Any ideas and comments?
15/10/2002 at 19:12
Apparently if you multiply your 10KM time by 4.7 and then divide this figure by 26.2 it will give you the minutes per mile that you should be able to run for a marathon which will then give you a time to aim for.
15/10/2002 at 20:00
With times for 10k of 40min and 1.31 for 1/2m you should really be able, with the right marathon training, to achieve a marathon time of approx 3.15-3.20 and certainly sub 3.30!
15/10/2002 at 20:02
I read in the RW magazine a while back that a rough guide is to double your half- marathon time and add half an hour.
16/10/2002 at 09:59
Many thanks for your replies.
Its given me some idea, I better start training!
16/10/2002 at 14:47
Ive a 10k pb of 42.03 (hopefully sub 41 by next spring) and an unofficial (ie training) halfM of around 1.33.
I'm aiming for 3.20 , 3.15 if I'm lucky.

I did 3.31 off a 45m 10k and 1.37 halfM this year so you should be looking for sub 3.15....

Good luck Foggo
17/10/2002 at 15:15
I have a 1.32 1/2M time, 41.30 for 10km and managed 3.33 at Blackpool marathon in June,
so put down for the 3.20-30 bracket and you should be OK.
19/10/2002 at 09:43
You sound a very selfish individual.
Stop asking stupid questions.
you know how good you are .
Your just one of these flash individuals who has to tell evryone their amazing times.
Grow up loser
smell the roses
19/10/2002 at 22:58
"Am I going to have a heart attack.
I feel great getting faster.
But I do get tingling in my left arm and ble fingers.

Am I going to die ?"

Sound Familiar ?
20/10/2002 at 23:52
Geezer, life has moved on and you apperently haven't. People on these forums don't need your sarcastic comments any more. GROW UP. Hopefully you won't make FLM 2003
21/10/2002 at 17:54
typically I find doubling half-marathon time and then adding 10-15 minutes proves to be accurate.
21/10/2002 at 19:03
Many thanks for all your messages & tips. I see the sarcasm is back again this year! But hey that's what forums are about. Isnt it?
22/10/2002 at 09:23
Foggo, I was pulling in similar times around this time last year for half-marathons though I hadn't done a full one until FLM 2002. Having joined a running club and consistently doing their weekly hill & track sessions + a w/e long run, I managed to pull off a sub-3:15 in the end. This would fit in with the 2xhalf+15mins estimate. I was lucky with no injuries and a good race plan but it can be done!
22/10/2002 at 09:28
I've trained fairly consistently for marathon and half marathon all year and have run three marathons and two halfs. My best effort over the half was 1:27 and my best over the full was 3:09. This seems to bear out the above method estimating almost exactly (ie 1/2 X 2 + 15). Mind you I'll be hoping to lower the 3:09 in Dublin next Monday :-)
22/10/2002 at 09:42
Thanks & good luck on Monday Mike
22/10/2002 at 17:18
that's an amazing coincidence, as I ran a 1:27 half in November 2000 prior to a 3:09 marathon the following February!!!!!!!!!
23/10/2002 at 06:41
am i a weirdo....i do 10k in 48 mins or so....a half marathon in 1.50 or so.....and last marathon i did 3.30 which was divided into 1.50 for 1st half and then 1.40 for second half (which i thoroughly enjoyed.....had a nice time singing along to my music)
i only seem to get any kind of speed when i've been out for at least 10 miles and on my 4 mile runs i'm positively awful ....
23/10/2002 at 08:36
HI MM and Fluffa, fancy meeting you too together. How's the code going. Entered my first FLM, though don't expect to get in.
23/10/2002 at 09:05
I'm sorry Fluffa, but yes, you are a weirdo :-)
23/10/2002 at 14:33
you might be a 'natural' ultrarunner (eventhough I think this type of running is distinctly unnatural!!). Must admit I would've guessed that your marathon time would be about 3:50-3:55 going on your half marathon time. And no you're not weird, all normal people spend their time listening to Aphex Twin and bitshifting ;-)

speaking of coding, must admit I'm beginning to share Mike S's sentiments regarding Microsoft. I'm just getting up to speed with ASP.NET and am beginning to think it might be time to jump ship i.e. Java and JSP are starting to look seriously appealing ;-)
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