Barry B

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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: Yesterday at 17:14

Nell - Very well done and congrats on the PB, those splits make great reading.

2old - Enjoy your R&R,  and thanks for the pep talk, same here gloves ditched after 2 miles.  My training is similar to you(apart from the extra runs), no intervals and probably more swimming, have n't got much choice regarding the cycling with the HIM in 4 weeks and the big one in July.

Chick - Sorry I made you sad, just being a realist rather than defeatist.

Brol - tri ambitions until July then looking at an autumn mara, may need your advice.

AA - Finally got to see you on TV yesterday.  Good plan,  go smash some triathlons.

Well I'm feeling a little better about last Sunday and thank you for all the comments.  I've looked back through my training log and my max weekly mileage was 35, which is clearly not enough. And obviously a masochist as looking for an autumn marathon.



RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 18:10

Well you all know the eternal underachiever strikes again, oh and not being funny Geoff, but normal thread etiquette is not to announce results.

Arrived on Friday and expo done, easy 3 miles along the Thames Saturday morning even if I was diverted due to Obama visiting the Globe. Carb loaded very well.

No excuses, conditions were perfect if a little cold at the start and support amazing as ever.   I managed a solid 8 hours sleep Saturday night,  even got  some porridge down first thing.

Set off at a steadyish pace and felt incredibly confident it was going to be my day see splits in 5 mile chunks.(sips of water every other mile or so)
7:36,7:17,6:59,7:00,7:11 -  yup a couple a little too quick
7:11,7:13,7:16,7:19,7:21 -  Gel at 6 and 10 and very happy with pace
7:21,7:24,7:23,7:24,7:27 -  Through half in 1:36 gel at 14
7:37,7:40,7:45,7:51,7:42 -  Gel at 18, was getting concerned by drop in pace but was thinking keep it under 8's and won't be too far off then oh dear
8:32,9:09,9:28,8;33,8:29.8:23(last bit)  gel at 22 ,crowd support was amazing and only positive was no stopping/walking. Plenty of high fiving St John's Ambulance staff for the last few miles.  Bit emotional at the tough miles and end.  Charity reception was very good and very long massage as one of first to be there.

So 3:25:43 and nowhere near target and I think my worry has proved right.   Only running three times a week can keep me at pace or better at HM or below but not for marathon. Just not getting the miles in my legs and all of my runs are on fresh legs, yeah maybe tired from swimming/cycling but its not the same.  So I may have to put my 3:15 dream/fantasy away until if/when I commit to running full time again.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 17:35

2old - Great report and mighty impressive running.  You must still be smiling and very well deserved too.  Those splits make great reading and that is a huge PB, sub 3 next then.   Yeah looked for you at the 1 mile joining point but I guess you were long gone, and I was surprised the red sub 3 pacer passed me just after the  3 mile point.

Chick - not good news but at least you know what the concern is.  Yeah mixing cycling/swimming will help injury prevention but will not help with marathon running (see below). Maybe you're right about running slower but again see below.

Brol - Thanks for the honesty , and I'm not being defeatist but I truly think 3:15 isn't going to happen for me.

AA - well done for toughing it out and I'm not surprised the emotions were running high.

Freemers -  Tough day for you , looked out for you as I must have passed you at some point.  it becomes a  long day when the walking starts, glad you are not too beaten up by it.







RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 21:09
2old - Boom, very very well done, impressive especially after all your niggles. Don't ask needless to say I am currently in pub by the Thames getting drunk.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 20:26
Well I've certainly carb loaded today along with a bit of sightseeing, hope to see one or all at start during (maybe see the greenies at 1 mile point) or end. Good luck all, enjoy and DBS.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 06:58

Jamie- welcome, you're more than capable of 3:30 and better with that half time, we've all been there(personally several times) that the first half of the full feels very easy , need to hold back if you can. 

AA - I've set the record box thingy for Sunday morning to hopefully catch you(2old and nell the backgorund) on TV.

Geoff - Not done those marathons but heard good things about all of them.

2old/Nell - Hopefully a couple of days will sort the niggles out. Beetroot shots started yesterday.

Chick - hope the scan gives you some answers and yes join the dark side.

brol - Yeah that's the plan, are you spectating Sunday?

Nothing for me since Tuesday, travelling down and expo today with a few miles tomorrow morning, anyone around after the race to celebrate/commiserate. No list yet so:

Barry 14730 blue


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 11:41

AA - Soon be Sunday and we will all at the start line.

2old - Agreed see below.

Nell - Night shift not ideal, but "they" reckon Friday night is the important night for sleep.Agreed ref shoes.

8 miles at  7:21 avg this morning in race kit and old shoes,  all good with left foot so decision made, that's it for me for running apart from a couple Saturday morning.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 12:08

Chick  - Really sorry must have been horrible stopping but wise decision and speedy recovery.

Washwood - Well done on the PB. How did you find Manchester I'm hearing both good and bad.

2old - I think you've peaked at YKW.  Weather sounds good to me, would that be tail wind?

nell - Very tidy running by you.

Taper madness is hitting me, did 8 yesterday 4 easy and 4 steady and after 6  miles got this tingling feeling in ball of my left foot which happened last week on 10 miler.  Both runs  in new shoes, feels like a blister is forming, just a bit of hard skin there when checked, I've got 60 miles in shoes but getting me paranoid.  Good swim this morning 2k pull in 46 mins.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 20:49

aa - Welcome back superstar.

2old -  I'm feeling pretty good for a change.Target will be 3:15 as ever, set off at a pace too quick and see what happens.

Chick - what time is kick off for you Sunday.  Good luck and enjoy.

nell - your training would break me..

Brol  -  Nice 800's and today's session looked tough, that change up to 10k pace would hurt.

Good run for me yesterday just under 11 at 7:11 avg and swim this morning 4 x 400m pull with 1 min rest and even though they were pull quickest ever over that distance.

Well 2 big events for me this year are VLM and my Ironman in July, I'll be competing in aid of St John Ambulance a very worthy cause and pretty relevant to us,  if you would like to sponsor me link here.



RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 20:55

AA - Fame at last,  try and chill and enjoy the warm weather training.

Chick - Getting close for you.

nell - Your training has gone very well, hope it was n't too bad out there tonight.

2old -  Have you decided a target time yet?

A couple of easy days for me Friday(hour easy bike) and Saturday(swim club) but for some reason Sunday's 11 at 7.45 avg felt  harder  than last Thursday's 15 at a quicker pace.  2.1k swim (pull) on Monday and 5 with middle 3 quick this morning all OK apart from roadworks causing me to run across some muddy grass getting new shoes filthy.

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