Thanks for the feedback all. Love the way people are saying they don't do great mileage pre marathon. TippTop I read the 25 page pdf about it which is about phase 1 and hope to eek out as much as I can out of it with sub 75% running. Then when I get fitter hopefully sub 70% running will be doable. At the moment sub 75% is getting me round a ten mile run in a tiny bit under 8mm. Hadd says not to run 5k plus 3 mins a mile slower. Today was 8.03 and if it hits 8.09 then I will just run quicker. Because it feels to slow that.
philpub I take it your training was mileage based. Cracking time it is to well done. Did it feel intense during the marathon or was it relatively comfortable till 20miles or whatever? Did you happen to wear a hr monitor at all?
Good target that Jools what's current pb if you don't mind me asking? 2:55pb for me but would like to crack 2.50 comfortably all being well.
Anyone on here managed to get a marathon time that online calculators say you should get based on half marathon Times. I'm apparently capable of a 2.34 from a 1.13 half but the marathon is a different beast isn't it.
Here's some stats from the week so far. Seem to be a little slower every time for
Last four runs or so. I did up the intensity to sub 75% running instead of sub 70 because I was finding it a struggle to move legs at that speed. Hoping that I stop getting worse before I hit 8mm again as an average pace. That beats per mile is a good stat isn't it. If I'm not mistaken it allows you to work out the effort it would take to run at any given pace.
overthinking good to know that someone else is hadding there way to marathon day. I'm hoping to get that beats per mile down to under 1000 by 4th Oct.( marathon day) this would make pb pace so much more likely and realistic. . Currently need 90% of max to hit pb pace which is not doable yet so work to do for us both really so hear goes for the next 18 weeks.
Date miles. Time. Pace. %max. Ave bpm Beats per mile.
Tue May 26 6pm. 10.89 1:25:46 7:53 71.5 143 1127
Mon May 25 10.89 1:24:35 7:46 72 144 1118