Is a Sub 4 Marathon Achievable for me??
Endcliffe trail race (10k): 58 mins
Grim Military off road cross country (8.6 miles): 1 hour 18
Sheffield Half Marathon: 2 hours 9 minutes
I’ve been running for a year now and since signing up for the Marathon I am willing to put the effort in to train hard and diet properly but even with this determination, am I being too optimistic?? Could I achieve this??
Any advice would be great!!
i weigh 147lbs and im 5 ft 10 so i wouldnt have thought there was much weight to lose?!? if needed to though i could try and strip down the last bit of excess body fat?!?!
Are there any training tips you could give me to improve my times?? im currently doing a lot of interval training and including, sprint sessions, hill training, road running and off road running..... i know my diet could do with a little improvement so im trying to stick to a proper diet now but as this is my first marathon im not sure other ways to improve as a runner....
im following a programme at the minute and my long run so far has been 12 miles but aswell as that i do 2 5 mile runs and 1 3 mile run each week, however, this is a brand new prgramme so iv only done 1 long run so far.
If i continued with this programme and concentrated on like you said stamina and running longer distances, do you think i could reach my target of 4 hours for the marathon?? I would be hugely dissapointed if i didnt reach my goal but i also want to be realistic....
Thankyou.... looking at the webpage now. I do really want to hit the 4 hour mark so have already mentally prepared myself for the level of training that is required and im ready to give it my all so fingers crossed i can get there!
Why not skip over the the marathon page and post of one of the sub 4 threads and get advice there? Over the next month there will be lots of people in a similar position to yourself posting and looking for training guidance and encouragement. There's likely to be a sub 4 Asics thread and a sub 4 Forum thread starting within the next few weeks too.
I think from your current races and the runs you are doing its impossible to predict your marathon time at the moment. Look at a sub 4 schedule and see what training is involved and build towards starting that over the next month. Don't start thinking about your marathon time until nearer the time.
PS which marathon?
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