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P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 15:42

Hi troops, been off the forum for around 18 months since VLM 2013 ran 3h13m.Spent most my time in  the sub 3.15 thread, good to get back on here for motivation and inspiration.

Aiming for Manchester 2015 sub 3-3.05 off P&D 55mi again, although last time I didnt follow it so religiously.

Spent most of the summer ticking over on around 25-30mi P/W with alot of work speed and threshold. So nice to get back to base for the first part of P&D.

8mi tonight with 4@mp not looking forward to it after 12 hour shift.


P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 15:34

RunningEye- They are all easy paced runs just varying in distance with some of the long runs having MP efforts thrown in to get used to race pace

I'm in...

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 14:19 waiting to go home and see what the postman delivered.


Hansons Marathon Method

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 07:40

AR. looks interesting

Never been a fan of smashing long boring miles myself, so as im still on the fence as to do a spring Marathon i may just try something similar and see where i am fitness wise come end of Jan.

Good luck with it and ill keep tabs on your progress

Sub 3h15

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 07:08

Good luck to all racers today, im jelous..........oh wait, i had my turn last Sunday 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 12:54

Minni- Looks alot more sensible than my splits


Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 12:23

Done a bit of research and heres is what i found, 5k splits did i blow up or go too quick?????.Still learning this long game.

Heart rate was 92% of max average and was higher than the 1.25 Half i ran in March?

5k-7.04 m/mi

10k-6.55 m/mi









Sub 3h15

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 14:17

Hi folks had a few days to reflect on my first London marathon after completely draining myself mentaly,emotionaly and physicaly.

Amazing experience,totaly blown away by it which i would love to of ran about 2 hours slower just so i could soak up more of the atmoshere lol. Saw my partner at mile 12 and sprinter over to her to give her a big kiss much to the delight of her and the crowd who all clapped and cheered, what a lift and buzz that was.

Target was sub 3.10, actual time 3.13.49 = No GFA for me as im still 29 years old.

Having run a 1.25 dead H/M last month i thought a sub 3.10 may of been on the cards, although it was untill about 21-22 miles where i ended up doin 8.30 min miles.So it looks like im lacking in the Endurance end of the spectrum?.

Looking forward and putting all things into perspective i was still quite happy with a 17 min pb over Last years Manchester Marathon.This campaign was the first time i had run more than 30 miles per week in the 4 marathons that i have ever run!!!.

I have only been running just over 2 years although i do have a military background and have always been relativly fit through mtb/cycling etc.I think i need to do long runs when im not in mara training as i havent been doing this, maybe why im not converting my half times?.

Chester is the target next and im aiming sub 3, if anyone has any advice please feel free to leave me some advice.


Sub 3h15

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 17:33

Thought id check in quickly a just say AMAZING, totaly blown away by the support and just everything.

Ended up with 3hr13m49s  a 17 min PB over Manchester last year, went through Halfway in 1hr32m49s  so yes i did blow up.Once i realised the sub 3.10 had gone i knocked my self into autopilot to sace the legs.

Its only my 4th Marathon in in 2 years, so i reckon sub 3.10 is Possible in Chester with another decent Training campaign.

Oh and just to finish off i bumped into Fingers and Lorenzo at the finish, Fingers looking a little shot lol.

Well done to all who took part and look forward to some reports.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 18:24

Good luck fellow VLM ers , im 12801 pen 2 blue start with black Oakley shades and blue Ron Hill vest if anybody spots me.

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