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Infrequent running and sub-2hr half-marathon

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 18:41

As mentioned you need a plan and stick to it. I can give you a simple equation

No plan = increase miles too fast = injury = no marathon


Its very common. Good luck.

Think I am in need of some training advice

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 18:06

It sounds like you could lose a few more kilos but not many, that'd let you run faster but not much. Getting away from a plateau is very tricky, sooner or later the answer will come to you. A new training partner, a new routine, less weight, more miles, its very individual and can take a while to work out.

Jack Daniels - Intervals

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 22:52

I have tested my heart rate on a treadmill on several occasions, it doesn't go above 182 and from 170 or so it gets harder and harder edging up a single beat at a time. I'm 42, so its about average if using the calc 220-age. 

Jack Daniels - Intervals

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 21:19

I prefer the book to the whisky

Jack Daniels - Intervals

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 21:10

My warm up is 5 gentle minutes. Should i tire myself out somewhat before intervals?

Jack Daniels - Intervals

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 21:08

That is a good point. 

How long should someone of my ability be able to run at vo2max?

I did some reps at my rep pace and could get up to vo2max quick but could only stay there for 10s or so, sometimes not even that.


Jack Daniels - Intervals

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 20:50

I'm trying to be more efficient at training and i bought Daniels Running Formula which is brilliant. I have no problem with long runs, reps or thresholds, but i'm struggling with the intervals. At my vdot of 39 i should be able to do 1km intervals at 12.5kph and get up to vo2max for 3 of the 5 ish minutes it takes to do these intervals, but i can't. I want to stress my oxygen capacity but i just get too ragged and tired at over 95% heart rate. If i run slower it takes longer to arrive at the same problem. How do i spend time at 100% heart rate?

No race number?!

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:30
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

Do us a favour ......... please run slower than 1.55 in your half marathon.


David Falconer


I'll aim for 1.51.11 and likely get 1.59.59    

No race number?!

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:19

I'd love to get the number #1111, i'm deffo going to ask now it's been mentioned! LOL


I do feel proud. I'm thinking of doing the Potters Half next month, I reckon a sub 2 hour is on the cards

No race number?!

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:08


I read runners world and thought one day maybe I'd be worthy of an inspirational story box. In 2009 I weighed over 20 stone and lost 9 stone in around 18 months, I've attached a couple of pics. I'll probably run the Chester marathon in October then the transformation from obesity to marathon runner will be complete. It'll be kind of cool


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