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VLM 2016 - First timers?

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 14:56

I  feel bad now that should have gone to a regular contributor-sorry 

VLM 2016 - First timers?

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 14:51

Thanks Harmander

 

VLM 2016 - First timers?

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 14:43

Harmander have you booked a package for Toronto or put the bits together yourself?

 

Sub 3

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 14:33

Got a fair amount of help on here when training for my first 2 sub 3's last spring, could do with a bit now please;

I had trained ok for VMLM 50-80 mile weeks with 5 long runs of 20 miles+, but 4 weeks ago after my last long run (10 steady then 10 MP=20 @AV of 6:45 m/m) then my ITB / sciatica flared up and my mileage dropped to 12,15,50, 30 so far this week and with a lot less av speed and on soft ground-

Last weeks 50 were all off road and included 13,000 foot of climb but all slow..

I had pretty much given up on London, cancelled my hotel but over last couple of days ITB has seemed much better, a bit of a test today and AV MHR for 11 miles on trails= 6:25m/m ITB again ok but effort pretty high.

I am treating London as a hard training run for my A marathon 4 weeks after but still want to sub 3- 2:59 would be fine.

What do you think as far as recent training- will 4 weeks of reduced mileage and slower pace had a big impact? Last year I ran 3k miles, 800 so far this.

It will be a risk anyway as the hard surface could well bring back the ITB pain, but I don't want to risk that if my chances of a reasonable time have gone because of the last 4 week?

any advise greatly appreciated 

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 21:04

That's worrying Brer if a runner of your calibre is dropping to the half. 

are there many from here doing the full trail marathon? 

I would really appreciate some help on pacing / predicted times. I did the Snod marathon last year in 3:19 and 3 flat(ish) marathons in the spring this year between 2:54,2:58,3:02. 

I am not quite in the shape I was in the spring lacking long runs recently. I am worried about getting the pacing wrong and having a horrid walk up the pyg track. 

Also is there any chance the race could be called off because of the forecast, would hate to have travel and hotel expenses for a last minute cancellation?

Sub 3

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 20:55
Joe - yes did chat with you at the end of WP.
Great pace for back to back marathons- that's some endurance you have.
Hope you live closer than me to the Derby runner so you can spend your voucher- it will cost me more in petrol than the voucher and just checked their website and seems they don't sell from it!

Sub 3

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 11:07
White peak yesterday- 2:58 which gives me 2:54 / 3:02 / 2:58 for my 3 marathons in a month- aim was a total under 9hrs so job done. - shame VMLM was over 3 though!
Next one is Snowdonia trial in July and with 5,500 foot climb don't think that will be sub 3!!

Brooklyn half looks good JAP, great time on a tough course.

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. 

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