Nice one SJ - looks like a good run congrats!! Also looks a mighty impressive run by Marders.
well i turned off the auto lap on my watch and decided to run 1.5 hours by HR this morning. slight change of original plan and did it progressive, 30 minutes keep HR below 130, 30 minutes at around 140, and then 30 minutes at supposed MP HR around 150.
Kept a lid on it nicely for first hour, but the supposed MP section i ran at average 155 HR, which is unrealistic since highest i have ever averaged is 151.
Anyway, promising enough with first 30 mins at 7m20 pace, next 30 at 6m47s and final 30 at 6m11s. All up 13.37 in 90 mins. very comparable now to 1 week pre Frankfurt 2014 and pre Abingdon 2011 which are my best runs to date. I'm trying some reduced carbs for a few days now to see if i can drop a kilo or 2 prior to loading up. Don't like this part, no more beer till Thursday (or Sunday if i am really good!). Run done early doors so could head back to the park for some toddler football this morning, full on day so far, but feet up now!
Some great park running from PP and MsPP, Padams, and DanA. At least i know what to look out for now DanA to find some of you guys pre start!
TR, if 6:20s, nice, as Padams says will feel easier on the big day too, well i certainly hope so!
KD was being conservative then!! I will try 12 but not flat out thinkin 30 mins easy 30 mins mar effort and 30 easy.
Nice to see CRAB good news. 3 miles at sub 3 is enough add on some beliefe and u are sorted!!
Haha DanA but this weekend will change all that won't it!!
good luck SJ - i'm sure it will come back to you. i had a break b/w proper raced marathons of Oct 2010 till Oct 2014 myself (although i jogged one early 2011, and early 2014 as well in mean time. you'll be right.
I'll take no wind and race temps of 12-16C and rising once back at red lion. no rain thanks! although sorry i am due rain, haven't done a marathon with any rain yet.... (although edinburgh this year there were almight storms just after finishing so still got soaked).
Nice run from NtS. did you do the marathon then Gobi? well done on the coaching.
Can we track Manchester/Boston, any pointers to where?
easy 5 miles in the end today back on my normal treadmill at work... shoudl have gone outside really but i was being lazy. HR stats trending the right way still which is promising.
TT good news on the running. build up nice and slow then no rush!
DrD - i'll be just a quick in and out to get the number in my work lunch hour (will be more like 2 hours i imagine that day for me) so won't be hanging round i'm afraid. seeing someone as fast as you will just make me feel fat anyway
The JB, was just thinking about you doing Boston last night and was going to pop on here and wish you luck! give it some welly! remind me what's the plan for backing up with London next week - you racing Boston then just getting round London or are you going straight to the Red Lion and getting us some beers in and saving seats at the bar or outside
LukeS take it easy now you are goign to fly round London if you get there fresh and no niggles!
Padams, all sounding very positive.
must be some taper madness setting in for me, i seem to have a new groin niggle myself, and woke up at 4:30 this morning coughing and coudlnt get back to sleep. really want to be over any coughs or sniffles by next week! on plus side (yes i looked) the long range forecast isn't too bad/hot or cold....
going to pick up my number from expo next Friday around lunch time - make sure i don't run that day! also going to run less than i had planned today actually as looking back on previous 1 week out weeks for me i see that i usually only do 40-43 miles, and i am heading for nearly 50 so an extra rest day or just 3-4 miles today will do i think! Yesterday i had my first jog where heart rate stats indicated i was fit for a PB!!! but it was on a different running machine than i normally use so i have to assume it was simply that
PP pity you're not racing london the shape you sound like you are in! would be funny to change your mind and race it... like a pacer in a big city marathon for the elites just deciding stuff this i can win..... you coudl get hte world record time for an official sub 3 marathon pacer - be great to see you heading up the mall with your sub 3 hour pace flag and the time on the clock around 2:30.... couldn't say you didnt do your job either!