Your all right ran first half in 2009 1.31.58 and around 1.36 in the last 2 marathon's found when I got to 17/18 miles slowing to almost half my first half pace. I ran 3 20 milers leading up the day of the race, a couple of 18 milers and half a dozen 15 mile runs all pretty comfortably so not sure why I caved in so badly. Might take the milage up to 60 - 70 miles a week and 6 runs a week has anyone got a schedule I could follow which would help me get there??
Not sure what I'm doing wrong, fastest marathon time 3.18.08 in 2009 (London), 3.34.12 in 2011(Chester) and 3.35.59 2012 (London) half marathon PB 1.25.51 2009 (Liverpool) and 10k regular sub 40 mins 5k 18.30 and fastest mile 5.10 flat out, Training 4 to 5 days a week between 40 and 50 miles in total. Am I just to far from getting sub 3 hrs and should aim for more like sub 3.15 or can some one give me some tips for getting to my all time goal?
To be honest I always come across ex forces guys who said they wished they become a Royal Marine Commando but all used the same excuses, "I couldn't handle the longest and hardest basic training in the world, the shouting and abuse or the strict discipline, so they joined the Para's!!