Talkback: Win the ultimate spring marathon experience

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10/12/2010 at 09:34

Jane - I understand that you must feel a little intimidated about posting on the sub 3:15 thread as one of the regulars on there is also a contender and obviously the thread are going to support someone who has contributed and that they feel l they 'know'. 

I wonder why you have not joined the thread previously to entering the Super Six competition though? You have a GFA entry for London this year which you would have had to submit by August at the latest and I presume you put a sub 3:15 time on your entry form.

I have found the advice and support invaluable over the last 5 years and no amount of free Asics goodies could compensate for that.

Regardless of whether you win the competition, you will still be aiming for a sub 3:15 marathon, so why not introduce yourself? They are a lovely bunch.

10/12/2010 at 09:40
hi caterpillar girl
my time for last years london marathon was 3.54, loch ness in oct was 3.33 and NY in nov 3.26
i've only been running a year and had no idea id get to this kind of time
it was only 6 months ago i was doing 9 min miles so i would never have gone to a 3.15 thread
BUT i will now and you are right
of course i dont give a s**t about the goodies - i'm only interested in the coaching and tips
so im off there now
great advice
thanks x
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10/12/2010 at 09:44
 
Bright White Trainers wrote (see)

Ohh I had forgotten that.... But then again I think I sampled everything    It was tasty!


Simon Butler 2 wrote (see)
Bright White Trainers wrote (see)
I think I might base my vote on what was the best part of the lunch from the Boot camp?
I'd go with the pine nut & pesto pasta

Kryptonite wrote (see)
Back to the food point,they were posh jaffa cakeson Sat - M+S dark choc - really good! Also good Haribo Star Mix. Yummy and a bit naughty as it was, I thought it was an odd choice for a bunch of wannabe marathoners, then having to run 5k afterwards. I was not feeling at all speedy! Any thoughts?

What's with all this how amazing the lunch was at Boot Camp. Haha!!!

No healthy food, just a few tiny salad bowls. I picked up the tuna sandwich and it said 18% fat!!! No thanks.....! I went upstairs to starbucks and got 2 chai tea's to drink instead.

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10/12/2010 at 09:47
Hashette - thanks!! xx
10/12/2010 at 10:47
jane326 wrote (see)
Jeepers - im off to another thread now to chat about under water basket weaving

Great!  Funnily enough, that's a hobby of mine, can't find the thread though, do post a link as I'd love to join in too.
10/12/2010 at 12:50
Fraser Wells wrote (see)

Williambloke - thanks for the response. If it's not a cheeky question - can I ask how old (or at least what age group !) you are - just thinking of the relevance for a sub 1.21 half ie knocking 8 or so minutes off your half time in one chunk. You're positivity and enthusiasm are impressive though I'm not sure it's entirely realistic ! Quite a tall order to improve HM time to that extent while effectively focussing on mara training IMHO but you never know.....

I'm currently forty one. Hopefully next year I will be forty two, unless I start to regress...

10/12/2010 at 13:22
   Not at all Minni. It's so not about the personal times you are clocking - its about engaging and sharing.Jane - That's what I'm saying I DO engage and share and have been welcomed into the sub 3.15 group even though I have only have a 3.31 pb!
10/12/2010 at 13:26
jane326 wrote (see)
Jeepers - that is a fair point and one that i clocked yesterday when i had a look at the 3.15 thread. So noted! That being said it is the Super Six thread so top of mind...
The 3:15 thread has been an absolute gold mine these last couple of year, and the good thing about it is that it's such a friendly bunch of people that the runners who are now aiming even faster (some of them trying for sub 2:45) still stick around so you get the benefit of those who've done it, not just those who are trying to do it. Matchstick Man was the Super Six 3:15 runner last year, and his posts have been brilliant, and there are several others who've really given this running lark a lot of thought and are good at writing about it. I've been on this thread a couple of years now, and finally got my sub 3:15 at Brighton this year, and the regular posters defintely helped me get there.
10/12/2010 at 13:29

Hi Guys, some interesting points on here, this thread could go on till April!

If anyone has any questions they want to ask me, just fire away.
My star sign is Aries.

10/12/2010 at 13:29
AL - another Chai Latte fan   I ate a Tesco ham sandwich with some pretzels and a bit of couscous.  Was gagging for a hot drink but thankfully spotted the coffee bar when we went up to the treadmill
10/12/2010 at 13:31
Beware Of The Fish wrote (see)
jane326 wrote (see)
Jeepers - that is a fair point and one that i clocked yesterday when i had a look at the 3.15 thread. So noted! That being said it is the Super Six thread so top of mind...
The 3:15 thread has been an absolute gold mine these last couple of year, and the good thing about it is that it's such a friendly bunch of people that the runners who are now aiming even faster (some of them trying for sub 2:45) still stick around so you get the benefit of those who've done it, not just those who are trying to do it. Matchstick Man was the Super Six 3:15 runner last year, and his posts have been brilliant, and there are several others who've really given this running lark a lot of thought and are good at writing about it. I've been on this thread a couple of years now, and finally got my sub 3:15 at Brighton this year, and the regular posters defintely helped me get there.
Hi BOTF - totally agree with you. The tread keeps me going too and the banter on there is great.
We don't talk about running all the time!
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10/12/2010 at 13:31
I dream of chai tea latte's - they are the BEST!!
10/12/2010 at 13:33
kittenkat wrote (see)
williambloke wrote (see)

I'm currently forty one. Hopefully next year I will be forty two, unless I start to regress...

It's possible, I've been doing it for years, I'm even back at the point of dribbling and finding words like 'bum' and 'willy' funny.

Don't give up hope.

I once had to help my mate fit a carpet for a bloke called Richard Seaman. When he uttered the immortal words "Call me Dick", I nearly wet myself...

It's a shame that we got the carpet in through the front door - if he'd said "It won't go in that way, why don't you try to get it in up my back passage?" I think I'd have lost the plot.

10/12/2010 at 13:40
*wipes tea from keyboard*
10/12/2010 at 13:53
knight rider wrote (see)
Beware Of The Fish wrote (see)
jane326 wrote (see)
Jeepers - that is a fair point and one that i clocked yesterday when i had a look at the 3.15 thread. So noted! That being said it is the Super Six thread so top of mind...
The 3:15 thread has been an absolute gold mine these last couple of year, and the good thing about it is that it's such a friendly bunch of people that the runners who are now aiming even faster (some of them trying for sub 2:45) still stick around so you get the benefit of those who've done it, not just those who are trying to do it. Matchstick Man was the Super Six 3:15 runner last year, and his posts have been brilliant, and there are several others who've really given this running lark a lot of thought and are good at writing about it. I've been on this thread a couple of years now, and finally got my sub 3:15 at Brighton this year, and the regular posters defintely helped me get there.
Hi BOTF - totally agree with you. The tread keeps me going too and the banter on there is great.
We don't talk about running all the time!

+ 2. it's a brilliant thread and the folk on there are incredibly knowledgeable, witty, kind and very supportive. Like BOTF it has helped me far beyond what I expected it would at the outset (I joined it nearly 2 years ago) . When I have done a race or a training session that I'm pleased with, I cant wait to tell them about it. The fact that I've been able to share so many of their journeys as well has been the most special. Just join it, everyone's welcome!
BWT
11/12/2010 at 17:39

JUst worked out why I didn't make the short list then...

  I ate the all day breakfast sandwich - they must have spotted that!!!

But after getting dizzy running round a track so many times I needed something to settle my stomach.

And I agree I needed a hot drink too but wasn't bright enough to spot the coffee shop! DOH

11/12/2010 at 17:51
Hi Minni. i misunderstood you sorry
BUT i'm in now in 3.15 forum now and learning already....
BOTF/ race jase etc - you were right - excellent forum and looking forward to picking up tips from MM and the rest
im a novice though on the advice i have to give - i guess need to get up to speed FAST (on both theory and practise that is
11/12/2010 at 18:01
kittenkat wrote (see)
knight rider wrote (see)

Hi Guys, some interesting points on here, this thread could go on till April!

If anyone has any questions they want to ask me, just fire away.
My star sign is Aries.

Would you swap the Knight Rider car for the Batmobile?

Click here...

Nope. Prefer Kitt any day. That interior looks so futuristic.

http://www.blog.automotiveaddicts.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/kitt-interior.jpg

13/12/2010 at 17:34

Go on sell yourself to me, why should I vote for you ?

13/12/2010 at 18:02
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