Agree with the above, either enter a race/parkrun, get some new clothes, join a running group, run a different route and forget time/pace. If none of that works, then take a couple weeks off, have a break and if you still don't want to run then maybe try a different activity for a few months.
Completely off topic, but why do people call lucozade or coke "full fat"?! It winds me up! Do you actually think there is any fat in either normal or low calorie energy drinks or fizzy drinks?! If you want to describe it as anything, it is "regular" or "full sugar" lucozade/coke.
I typed a comment onto this thread a few days ago to introduce myself, but strangely it has disappeared!
Following the thread with interest, my PB is 3.44 and currently training for London marathon. 3.30 may be a stretch for me but I want to follow the training plan as much as possible and see how I do.
I have done the first week and a half of the Runners World 3.30 marathon training plan, but I might switch to the Asics plan so I can be in sync with you guys on this thread. Or I might mix and match the plans, running 5 times a week. Any thoughts/recommendations? Anyone else aiming for such a large PB?
Hi just looking for some tips from anyone who has improved their marathon time from ~4hours (my pb is 3.58) to 3.30ish in the space of 6 months or so?
I have a marathon in a few weeks, I think I'm in about 3.50 shape, but want to do an autumn marathon and really crank up the training to get a 3.30 time. I think this is realistic as I currently only train ~4 times per week (sometimes only fit 3 runs in a busy work week) and probably could do better sessions, add in core work etc.I have spare time this summer to put in more effort.
For people who have made this improvement, what sessions/changes/mileage etc really made the difference??I am not looking for a 3.30 training plan, more personal tips from people who have improved