Billy Budd


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London Marathon 2015 - 4hrs 22 mins 00 secs

Posted: Today at 16:22

Hi Zoe, were you also doing the Romsey 5 miler by any chance? 

Glad to see we're both on a similar track with our training! 

 

London Marathon 2015 - 4hrs 22 mins 00 secs

Posted: Today at 14:28

Just back from a 5-mile race. The target according to my sub4:30 planner on RunnersWorld was to do it in under 45 mins, and I did it in under 43, so I am well pleased with myself. This is also with a but of "shuffling" in the schedule because I'm meant to do this race at the end of week 4, rather than the end of week 3. I did run a mile on each end as a warm-up and cool down, so a total of 7 miles today. Next Sunday I won't be racing, but will aim for a 10-11 miler as the long slow run. 

So far so good! 

London Marathon 2015 - 4hrs 22 mins 00 secs

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 21:49

Hi Kathy

I'm also following the Runners World Ultimate sub4:30 planner. I'm on week 3 of the 16-week planner so I think I'm okay. I've done all the sessions in there so far - although on my Sunday long run I did 9 miles instead of 7. Oops

 

London Marathon 2015 - 4hrs 22 mins 00 secs

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 22:02

Hi all

Is this the a sub4:30 type of thread? Can I join in the conversation? 

I'm 3 weeks into my 16-week planner. Long run on Sunday last week was a 9 miler. Did 6 miles this evening, all nice.. but I'm worried I'm not doing enough! 

London next year: my first marathon. Advice on time please?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 17:44

A little update now! I have decided to go for sub-4:30 in the end. So far, so good. I am following the Runners World sub-4:30 planner and it's going okay so far. It is a little daunting when I look over to week 12 and 13 but I'm just taking every day as it comes. 

Hellywobs - looks like we are in a similar position; although I think you may be able to go for under 4:15. How is your training so far? 

 

London Marathon Runners and Supporters Thread

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 21:42

My first ever marathon. Would greatly appreciate some support. I've added myself on: 

 

RUNNERS

Pudge
Mr. Puffy
Suilvan
washwood
Gronkspyke
Tinyrunner
Bookie
Madbee
Jo Powered by Chocolate
Billy Budd

 

SUPPORTERS

SuperCaz
Jungle Dave
Hog Mouse
Bear B.Hind
Maddy
Cake
P Kim
Mr. Frog

   

VMLM 2015 - any first timers out there? Or Beginner runners?

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 20:29

First timer here as well. I've done a couple of half marathons in my time and some 10Ks and 10 milers but never a full marathon. Week 1 of training nearly finished! I'm excited. 

 

London next year: my first marathon. Advice on time please?

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 16:34

washwood - glad your half went well.

I did the Great South Run today (10 miles) in 92 mins and 32 seconds. A bit annoyed as I would have liked to do it in under 90 mins but still progress.

I'm doing a half marathon in a few weeks which I suppose will be a key event for me. If I manage to do it in under 1hr50mins, then I may aim for 4 hours for London. Otherwise I think I will aim for 4 hours 30 mins.

 

London next year: my first marathon. Advice on time please?

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 20:44

washwood - I am doing the Gosport Half which is rather flat, so hopefully it should be fine. I realise this means I have about 6 weeks to get into gear from today's embarrassing 10K time to put in more distance & speed. I'd be happy to do it in 01:50:00ish but I realise that's a very tall order. Either that or I'll do the Downton Half which gives me more time for training as it's at the end of November; but it's a hillier course. 

Medicalert - thanks very much for pointing that out. I suppose I should for now just focus on getting the distance in and improve my fitness and hopefully avoid injury. 

In all honesty, I'd be very happy with sub4:30; ecstatic with sub4:15 but positively elated with sub4:00. 

London next year: my first marathon. Advice on time please?

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 20:30

Hey washwood.. looks like you've already put in some good groundwork. I'll have some catching up to do from now till Christmas but hopefully I can put in a decent half marathon time in November and maybe a few good 10K times. Realistically I should probably aim for 4.30 but we'll have to see how the training goes I suppose. 

Do you all recommend using the custom-made 16-week planners for subscribers on RW? They look pretty good and it means I don't have to do much thinking for myself which is always a good thing...! 

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