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P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 17:27

The Runpux info is now live, anyone who likes stats will like that. Look on results page then the tab results display. 

This year last 7.2km I passed 577 and 0 passed me, something tells me I got the pacing a bit wrong!- 

In 2014 last 7.2k passed 43, and got passed by 563. 

No prizes for guessing which on felt best.

Sub 3

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 17:17

last 7.2km I passed 577 and 0 passed me, something tells me I got the pacing a bit wrong!- 

2014 last 7.2k passed 43, and got passed by 563. 

No prizes for guessing which on felt best.

Sub 3

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 16:22

bainspj - A really means favourite rather than best time. It's White peak marathon a great trail marathon over an area where I train quite a lot. Time not sure I will have to see how next 3 weeks go??? Felt strong towards the end today but might have pushed things a bit too much. Would love a PB there but not sure that's very likely. 

Sub 3

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 15:13
Stood at the start I was pretty nervous/ apprehensive what was goi g to happen after last weeks 2:54 at Manchester. Felt ok and enjoyed the atmosphere / sights to 20 miles not really paying too much attention to the time. Realised at 20 if I could pull out a 39min 10k I would sub 3 but was suppose to be taking it easy as I have my main marathon of the Spring in 3 week. Couldn't resist going for it though 41 mins for that 10 bringing in 3:02- pleased after last week but a bit gutted I didn't push earlier for that sub 3

Some really fab results on here- very impressive stuff!!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 14:55

Legs are feeling pretty beat up at the moment- much worse than last week!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 14:41

3:02 pleased with that following last weeks 2:54. Had a original idea earlier on in training if I could sub 6 for the 2 then I would be happy. Main thing today was to enjoy it and I really did took in the sights, high fived loads. 

Took it reasonably steady to 20 miles then realised if I could run a 39 min 10k I would sub 3 which was never really on the cards- went for it though and 41 mins for that last 10k. Maybe a tiny bit upset I didn't get sub 3, but i will take the two results. Now to recover for next marathon in 3 weeks!

some really great results from the other PnDers  WELL DONE EVERYONE

Sub 3

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 15:18

Expected my first marathon after joining the sub 3 club to be a relaxed, super confident experience but as it is 7 days since getting the sub 3 I am nursing a few niggles especially a sore foot, and having a bit of a crisis of confidence. Was so pleased with a sub 2:55 last week but now thinking maybe 2:59 would have been better with a shot at the same tomorrow. 

Really have not got a clue what pace to set off at tomorrow. In the last 15 weeks 10 have been over 80 miles, most with at least 17 miles on the sunday plenty of 20+ miles and most of those av pace 7:15 mm or under. Hopefully that's put a good base for getting round tomorrow in a decent time and without the niggles turning into injuries. 

Just done the expo, was looking forward to it but it was just a pain very busy, hot with not a lot of any interest (even to someone who normally can not get enough of running, watching running, talking running and looking at running thing) maybe its just my frame of mind today- wish they would post the numbers. 

LS21 that's terrible any chance of catching them (witnesses, cctv...) extra good luck tomorrow. 

Off to try and work out a plan for tomorrow, while sat in my London hotel watching snooker from the Crucible which I passed this morning on my way to get my number and 8 hours later I have It!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 09:04
Morning all. Not sure this is a good idea but on the train to London.
No idea what pace to set out at tomorrow? All of my LSR have been 7:20 mm or quicker which would be 3:12 ish- I would take that!
Planing a LSR with a few faster miles at the end, trying to pretend Manchester didn't happen and today is last LSR for my goal marathon in 3 weeks- that's the plan but my body might have a different plan!

I have a strange pain on the top of my R foot, runs from base of toes and is there all the time doesn't seem to get worse when walking/ running- that's a new one not in me?
Part of my decision to run tomorrow is with the tube network dropping out would be easier than most marathons- not sure that's the best reason to do it though.

Good luck everyone- remember 20 miles is halfway and don't be Sh!t

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 13:36

Oh and Westy that calculator is amazing, from my half pb of 1:22:30 and max HR of 185 it predicted my marathon time to within 8 seconds of what I ran and the average heart rate for the race to within 1 beat. I wish I had used it before I wouldn't have worried so much !! 

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 13:33

FG I am still not sure if I am running London?

I have ran 3 out of the 4 days since Manchester, each run felt a bit easier than the last- the longest 9 miles- all done at easy pace and all off road (on the fells). I am planning 5 or so road miles in the morning with a couple sub 7 mm  and see how that feels. I will then decide what to do.

I really want to be in a position to give my local marathon a good go which is in 3 weeks, and although that only has about 200 people in it and its hilly and off road it take preference to London this time around. Having said that I feel that having the chance to run London I should really do it- there's thousands out there who would love the chance.

This time last week I was in the heights of taper madness- had aches and pains everywhere (literally from head to toe), sore throat and a fever- all came together on the day though so don't worry to much those tapering- this last week does play real games on the mind

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