In case anyone is interested - Mr Vero's "subject", Ben Moreau, ran 2:22:36 in Amsterdam today, 19th I think.
That just shows how hard sub-2.15 (Alex Vero's original target) is-Ben Moreau is a very,very good runner,and still came up 7-8 minutes short.
How did Alex himself do ?
Pug,Very well run mate. See that you achieved your goal, which is great going considering what you've been through with injuries etc. What's up next?
Tom,I'm kicking myself for having missed the opportunity of meeting up at the North Mids at Markeaton Park last weekend. Looks like you have a solid run there. Will you be at the Natl XC Relays at Berry Hill? Jim is a good target - he runs well. For me, focusing on half marathon through to Christmas, then will switch to a marathon plan for the run up to Paris.
Cheers mate, had a decent run considering once again going off too quick but hey, it was a good training run and sets me up nicely now. Had a load of races lined up, but watching the videos back I've got some serious other problems I need to iron out, so it's head's down now, training and forgetting about racing for a bit now... let this recovery happen then time to kick some backside and get this Champ FLM start for a half me thinks... that's No.1 Priority before the end of the year.
BTW, met Mr Vero who came upto me wishing me the best which was nice of him... seems a nice bloke and at least Ben did him proud so hopefully should see a nice end to the documentary!
Tom,A scalp is a scalp, all's fair in love and racing........ How about the rest of the North Mids? I won't be at Corby but I will be at Berry Hill, perhaps we could meet for a chin-wag there?
Pug,Sounds good to me mate. Which race are you targetting the sub-75?
I agree that talent will out - he may find that he needs to change his attitude a little bit regarding his partying lifestyle as he may find a big difference between 2:33 and 2:20 - but it will be interesting to see what he manages, and I guess like a lot of runners I would love to see more half decent marathon runners.
Grendel3 - sure it's on this ( Training ) page.
Just scroll down, theres been comments on it today.
Interesting read and debate !
I have to say after being an early supporter of this project I totally lost interest. I initially felt inspired by Vero's enthusiasm and drive and a feeling that "anybody could do it" in an American dream kind of way . Not sure if it was injury, but why didnt he run Amsterdam ?
Moving on, I managed to sneak a club entry for London (will be my first marathon), anyone know if RW will be having "pace" runners there this year, as I am waging war on 3hours, and am likely to evaporate after 2 !!!
Just frefound this thread.
I'll have a read again later.
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