Liking the talk about deciding a pace for the big day, agree with the 80% mental thing - if you convince yourself you can do it, then it's possible. Take charge of your inner chimp.
Great runs soon after 20s by AA Freemers, 2old and assorted others. Nice 12 Minni instead of shopping?
O4S sorry to hear about the hammy tear, but you can still run. I await the race report of you pacing BA at VLM.
Ant nice reps. Good luck at Finchley.
Simon good session by you. Sub 3:30 the first target?
Barry, you deserve a great run at Barcelona. Steady pace start though over quick perhaps?
2old, you're running well for Boston, 6:59 pace mlr? Maybe the switch back to shorts .thought the welsh were tough?
Training, hills once a week, 2 hill sessions soon. I'm not running with our GB athlete coach though, 6-7 min mile is walking pace for him for him .he's on his bike - but when shouting your splits during 1- 2km efforts, or near the top of a hill, you find another gear. Mr Mellor is in the 3000m tomorrow at World Championships, I think heat is 9:30pm. Same as all of us, he's going for a PB, sub 7:45 for 3000m.
AA 1:32 and not happy? Excellent time in tough conditions, strong stuff.. Carrot great 10k also.
Simon good confidence boost the 16 miler.
Good 22s by 2old Daren and Chic. Is 22 the new trendy session?
Chic I await to see what you call mega mileage. 90-100m?
2old. I clock you doing a 3:20-25 marathon if you had done the full distance. Just saying
O4S hope the back sorts itself out.
15 miles trail Saturday, then Sunday marshalled club race, friends chose to do 8 miles there/ 6 mile race/ 8 miles back for a pesky 22m. I joined them for the 8 miles back, since sausage butties at the end.
Nasty session today with GB athlete (bbc2 at world champs this Friday) franken hills, the worst bits of 3 hard sessions spliced together. 2 miles warm up, 2 back, 4 miles + of tough hills long and short all flat out. Tapering.
Susan, ah. still a medal. enjoy the bling. First Lady in your house then.
Acoops, congrats on PB at Silverstone. Didds, great going also, nothing cheeky about that time. slight negative split? 1:54 to 1:46 sounds about right to me training pace.
SJA, see above. I forget your half times, was sub 3:50 possible? your run the other day is maybe 25 seconds off race pace so a bit tight, I'd go 60 seconds above that especially for any 20s. It's mainly to stop you being injured.
As Martin says both of us Martins , for Ikle, shedboy, Khanivore, sja, (Acoops you doing one too?) race starts at 20. Be realistic about your pace. You can't do a recent half pace + 10-15 seconds. 30-35s is more realistic, and the more 18-20s the better.
Khanivore and others, you've got make or break next 3-4 weeks. Chose your key sessions each week wisely.
Nasty Frankenstein hill session today with GB athlete, the worst bits of 3 sessions spliced together. 2 miles warm up, 2 back, 4 miles + of near puking hills long and short.
general consensus since women have better endurance, time varies with gender. rough guess, 1:52-1:45... more towards 1:45-1:47 for men perhaps. this seems to be backed up by people on this thread and others I know.
I forget what time you did last year at VLM? presume you did silverstone again today hence the question.
even if you do have a good half marathon time doesn't mean you will go sub 4.