Well just had read back..what an amazing weekend..
Chick well done you !!!! much deserved PB I am so pleased for you..and well done on the overall place awesome running..lit bloody amazing for a first marathon you will be well under 3 hours next time you are j just the right age to excel, I look forward to following your progress AL as chick says many would kill for 3.15..I would have killed to be able to have run it..so be proud..15w..fantastic well done, that must be a PB ?SR a 6 min pb, surely worth the extra training ?? it would be for meMark come on mate a 12 in PB how can you be disappointed ..bloody brilliant..Men many congrats on the sub 3..Fiona well done on the sub 4 and world record.JF50..you text me that you did 3.44 !!!! how can you get it so wrong.??.well done you speedy thing..learn to text properly lol..Chris more proof that tis schedule WORKS.. well done indeed..Stutyr..a PB is a pb..and what an experience London is isnt it..glad you had a good day
NP sorry yo hear you had a bad day..you looked so good at half way, and I am glad you heard me screaming to you..it must have been tough carrying on, gritty performance..and it was nice to meet you and Anita, along with the others of the marathon thread..have a wonderful holiday.
I had a brilliant day watching, I had a few I had to look out for but only spotted 2, NP and my brother..
my brother got his 4.15 plus (48 secs) which is a massive 20 min PB..very proud of him we nearly lost him to cancer a few years ago at the age of 34 so its very emotional to see him so well..lots of tears at the end ...and lots of money raised for children with cancer..it was far far more important that he ran it than me..I wouldn't have swapped places with him yesterday for all the money in the world..
I am back running easy now thank christ did easy 5 today and only only feel ankle on the downhill, so will build up from here
15w great report. Hope those kids wanted their hands slapped.Sub 2.50 definitely in there soon. I saw a few people getting treatment over the last couple of miles but I guess all are well today as no reports of anything too much.
NN sorry, thanks for your texts. Yes should have put my glasses on!
Big congratulations to your brother great PB and so emotional for all of you, great day for your family.
enjoying reading all these reports. I stalked all of you for the first hour or so of the race on my laptop, then decided to go for a run myself and met up with some mates in parliament sq to watch the runners go by. I was there around 1pm for about an hour so will have seen most of you run past. At that point it's less than a mile to the finish, and it's clear that some people are dead on their feet and some have found a second (or third or fourth) wind with the end almost in sight.
The weather was great for spectators, but a lot of the runners seemed to be suffering with the sudden arrival of spring.
I'm really pleased for you all, no matter what your goals were, you've done it now, and have earned yourselves a good rest for a bit. before the next race
How hot was it London yesterday? All the vomming going on sounds pretty grim Great race report 15W and such an awesome time!
Fiona: of course you can go sub 3:50 . I started this running lark 5 years ago with a 4:07 marathon. And I know there is a sub 3:15 in there for me in the not too distant future. Just believe in yourself.
Brilliant report Chick..I dont see how you can feel any negativity at all marathons aren't meant to be fun ... a gritty run and impressive.pb .you are AMAZING !!
I hope you lot hang around and carry on posting as I shall be following the schedule for Abingdon and need the support and chat its been amazing.. following all the ups and downs through the shit winter well done those who got the the start yesterday !!
Well... I'm not sure if there's anything to hang around for, NN. I mean, it's not like there are any exciting marathons happening next week or anything.
I will write up my report later but in the meantime, here is a photo of me being too fast for my sister at mile 24 (just disappearing from shot).
Chick great report and a great PB. If you read all the post race reports on here we all wanted a bit more, we are a competitive bunch so you always want more. But improvement is also pretty good, and then looking for it again, never being quite satisfied, content but never quite satisfied I think is a pretty good feeling.
I really do think the programme has been good and also effective. Enjoyed every mile, well ok most of them
NN: you are right. Look at this - no fun at all but I beat the guy next to me by a minute
Lit: you have amazing legs
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...but I beat the guy next to me by a minute
...but I beat the guy next to me by a minute
LOL - love the way you checked. Super competitive
Great report, Chick.
We should have a straw poll to see who intends to use P&D again.
I'm already debating whether to step up to the 55-70m plan next winter It will depend how much time I have, otherwise I'll go for more of the same, but hopefully faster! I've also created my skeleton 10k plan from P&D's road racing book
I hope you guys can stick around for a little while longer. I'm looking forward to posting a race report next Monday after running Manchester. I can't remember who else has spring marathons on here, apologies, but i know at least one other person is running Manchester, and I think I read that we have people running Edinburgh and MK.
Ten, the bonus wil be that if you get faster over the 5k and 10k races this summer, then when it comes to marathon training again next winter your training paces will all be quicker. So either you'll get more miles for the available time, or the same mileage in less time. Either way, it's a win
Lit you are a blur...you look like you are sprinting, mind you compared to my intended pace you were !! and I agree with Chick..great legs..
Chick you look great thats a brilliant pic..
roll on next weekend..more marathon reports..
I am a bit torn to be honest part of me thinks after all that training then the disappointment I should take a break and leave marathon training till next year , the other part wants to capitalise on the base fitness I must have gained and do Abingdon
NN - Julian Goater recommends keeping up the mileage all year round. He say's it's the best way to avoid injury, rather than suddenly ramping up the mileage when it comes to marathon season. I'm paraphrasing, but that's the gist as I understand it.
Less than 51 weeks to the VLM - when do they start the official countdown clock?
I'll be sticking round for a while...especially to keepup with those running Manchester this weekend. I live close by so will probably come out to support (depending on the weather of course ), and also I ran it last year so can offer any advice if any is needed?
Going to be weird not to have an autumn marathon to train for...still thinking about Chester, but probably give it a break till next spring. As others are doing will enter a few 10k's and halfs during the summer (Buxton, Warrington, Tatton park?), will be doing more park runs too, and then next year will be either London, or Manchester, or Windermere, or somewhere abroad for a marathon depending on how adventurous I am (and family of course).
Will be using my other P&D road running book for the shorter races, although going to be kess specific and just keep running, just reduce the quantity.
I have some serious DOMS going on today.
AG - of course we're sticking around! I fully intend to collect numbers and stalk all your race photos from Manchester.
15W - me too, my quads are really sore and I'm wincing every time I have to go downstairs or lower myself onto a chair. Otherwise I feel fine though.
NN - I think you want to do Abingdon.
Chick - great report - sorry you didn't enjoy it as much as you could have but it's still a great PB.
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