And time to say happy birthday thread - this one and its previous incarnation (sub 3.15 FLM 2007 onwards) date back to 2.5.06. There have been more that 66,000 posts and more than 2,000,000 views. I have no idea how many sub 3.15s and more recently sub 3s there have been. But it's a lot. I only know this as I am also another year nearer decrepitude today. Parkrun beckons, although the pipe and slippers are equally attractive.
JB I feel your dilemma - I've barely run this year due to cruciate issues but did London as a make or break, home in 3.54 and just about in one pice. FWIW I'm thinking about another mara or a short ultra for the w/e of May 16/17. Then praying that sensible pacing and experience will prevail on the 31st. Good luck.
Granola - as the sages have said, look at those times over shorter distances. Some people convert better than others, but there won't be many who go sub3 without getting the HM down to 1.27. For many, even 1.25 is marginal. 1.23 makes it much more likely.
1st post VLM run today - 2m gentle on the grass.
Bike It - good mantra. Running with the heart. Which pen are you in?
Meanwhile, SB is talking a lot of sense...
Sandy Balls wrote:
I don't enjoy marathons, but the sense of achievement is hard to beat.