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Sub 5 hours

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 18:38

hi everyone

can i join you? am doing london marathon next year (will be my first marathon) and aiming for sub  5hours- so your group sounded perfect!

i used to run a lot, but in recent years have got a bit lazy, so now just gradually trying to remind my legs what running is and build up the miles..


From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 14:27


I've just come across this tread and flicked through your journey from 0-marathon.

well done.

I am currently doing a 0-marathon training plan (also from ascis) for the london marathon next year. I am on week 4, and my initial excitment and motivation was feeling a bit weak today- probably due to the cold/rain/tired, hense my visit to runnersworld. then I saw this thread and am truely motivated to complete my challenge.

I wasnt sure 26 weeks would be enough to go from fat and lazy to marathon finisher, but seeing you achieve it in such an inspirational way has given me hope

congratulations and good luck with your future running, gj

VLM 2013

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 23:01
I'm in
It'll be my first marathon and I've got a real mixture of excitement and fear already!
I'm relatively new to running- I've done a couple of half marathons in the past, but always just to keep my fitness up for other sports! It's only the last few months I've learnt to love running for running if that makes sense!
Any tips on training plans? There seems so many out there.


Posted: 17/10/2010 at 22:30

thanks guys,

you'll be pleased to know after reading your replies this afternoon i dragged myself out for a run i didnt go very fast or for very long, but i went and that's the main thing

thanks for all your encouragement and help.

have also booked my place on a couple of festive fun runs to give me something to aim for int he short term.

as for the comments about runnig with people, that;s a great idea, just worried i'd be too slow for a running club... maybe if i get myself a bit fitter and faster that will be soemthing to aim for.

gj x


Posted: 14/10/2010 at 00:56


I know running is good for me, I know i really enjoy it, I know the feeling you get after a good run is amazing, I know it relives stress, i know it makes me happy, i know it helps maintain weight, fight off illness and is just generally brilliant.

yet i cant make myself go for a run..

thought maybe was just a bit of fatigue and gave my self a few guilt free days off.. but now just cant seem to get myself out of the door.

i know i should. i know i want to. but i just cant seem to motivate myself!!


anyone else going though/been through a similar phase?

what motivates you to run...?

think i just need to put my trainers on and go for it.... but am failing miserably!

gj x

Experian Robin Hood Marathon

Posted: 19/07/2010 at 22:31

great running again everyone, it's so motivating to come on here and see how well you are all doing

i've had a mixed weekend of running... went out to do 15 miles on sunday, got bored and stopped after 7 miles!!! bored. not tired. not in pain. just bored. i went home in a hell of a mood and was convinced i was not cut out for running and was ready to jack it all in....

i forced myself out for a run today, as i felt i couldn't give it all up after one bad run and decided that if i went out and had another bad run i could legititmately give it up. (to be honest, i was hoping i would fail as i set off). but i loved it. i ran 15 miles, and although i was knackered (its the furthest i have ever run) i felt good. i remembered why i love running. yay. not quite ready to give up just yet


Experian Robin Hood Marathon

Posted: 12/07/2010 at 07:04
Thanks for your advise guys- I think I can do it, will be hard though, but running a marathon isn't meant to be easy is it?!
Alison- welcome it's nice to see another first timer here. Sure we'll get round somehow, undulating or not!
Foofighter- keep your head up and stay positive, still loads of time to recover and get back to it
the rest of you- it's really inspiring to read of your great training and effort, thanks

I'm feeling pretty chipper considering a ran a hm yesterday

happy running, Gj x

Experian Robin Hood Marathon

Posted: 11/07/2010 at 16:45
Hey everyone sounds like there has been some amazing milage by everyone this week- well done and jules there is no need tofeel down, that sounds like a great workout

I did my first halfmarathon since restarting running ( oulton park) and really enjoyed it! Took me 2.25 which isn't quite what I hoped for, but was happy enough with it!
After the race I got chatting to a few people and mentioned I did it as part of my training for Nottingham, and they basically told me that it's a unrealistic aim said I should be running way more than 13 miles at the moment if I want to stand a chance of completing a marathon in September.
My aim isn't to brake any records or post a great time, just finish the race- ideally before they pack up..
Am I being realistic? Can I get from half to full by September? Or are they right?


Better Half - Oulton Park, Cheshire

Posted: 27/06/2010 at 23:12

i'm in

Experian Robin Hood Marathon

Posted: 27/06/2010 at 22:57

well done to everyone who did the mansfield hald today.. dont know how you managed it in this heat!! i waited till 8pm before going out for my little 6 miler, and it was still roasting! so well done guys!

its taken a good few weeks, but i am finally starting to feel like a runner really enjoying it now and the short runs dont kill me any more (the long ones still feel like i am going to die..but hey cant have it all!)

11 weeks seems a bit close though! still got a long way to go... but sure we'll all manage it!

have a happy week,


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