Hey Gerard, I've never done anything conventional I've run Brighton marathon twice (in 2010 and 2011). 2010 was my first ever marathon and I ran it in fancy dress but I ran it again the following year in 3:50 but just didn't train anywhere close to properly.
My coach has sorted my training plan so it's just a case of doing as I'm told I'm doing up to about 60miles a week made up of intervals and tempo runs with a midweek long run. The biggest difference is all my training is on the road now where as normally it's all off-road and hills. PB wise they are a bit weaker than they should be. 5k wise I'm running about 19:30 at the moment but I don't race very often and when I do it's usually offroad.
I've been readying the thread already getting some ideas
Hi all, I'm aiming for around 3:15 in London in a few months assuming training go's to plan.
I've not run London before but have run 3 or 4 trail marathons and a 38 mile ultra this year so I'm hoping that will have provided a decent base. I'm slowly putting the miles together with a 17 planned tomorrow and increasing the midweek long run.
I was actually picked to run the multistorey marathon but pulled out of that and SDW50 to train specifically for London
For those that are aiming for 3:15, what do you feel your 5k\10k or Half time needs to be to make 3:15 realistic?
During daylight and straight after work I'll be in shorts and t-shirt, sometimes with gloves for a mile or two however if it's after 9pm I sometimes throw on tights or swap ankle socks to long compression socks as the cold really effects my calves and causes them to tighten up which isn't great when doing intervals or tempo runs.