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Sub 3h15

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 12:31

Oh, meant to say, Lorenzo - Abingdon is on my "wish list" too but have for various reasons a number of DNS against it as a race.

So maybe 2015 might be the year, and a resurrection of our VLM train, this time maybe I might be able to stay with you for the full distance, but judging by your recent times, I'll be long off the back wen you finish!

It's supposed to be a quick course though!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 08:36

Good work Jools! Again!

Lorenzo - I'd be up for a bit of international flavour... but I think the kids might object, unless of course you're alowed to have ketchup...

Minni/Slokey - having done a fair bit of swimming in the past - legs dropping can be a problem with incorrect breathing. The head should rotate only to half out the water, nothing more. This then keeps the body rotation down. With your body straight, you go faster and your legs stay up, it is amazing how much even a slight modification on technique can change how you move through the water. Very much like running really.

Stinking cold here - so limited running over the weekend. I'm not stressing though as thinking big picture. I don't want to hammer myself into the ground now and set myself up for a longer layoff again.

So today it is an admin day for me - the task is to find a decent couple of warmup HMs in the run up to Brighton in the spring. A bit worried that I might have left it a little late this time and a lot might be full already.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 11:19

Morning all,

Indeed, sad news from the world of Cricket. There's an interesting article on the BBC today about sportsmen deaths.

Having just had a monster read back of the last week the post that sticks out for me today is (and I've extracted the best bits)

Joolska wrote (see)

 I'd say mostly consistency.  Basically for the last 2 years I've only had 3 periods when I haven't been able to train as planned: need the PMA as well as the training.  

I couldn't agree more. If I'm positive in my mind when I train then I train well, if I have a bad session or few days of bad training then this seems to knock my confidence and I start to be less positive about my training.

The biggest leap in my performances followed a consistent section of training, resulting in my first sub 90 half, and this seemed to elevate me to believing I could run faster generally, and generally I have.

Confidence in training give confident performances....

Or Consistent Consistency.

Talking of CC - Jantasitc kicks off again soon - seeing as we did pretty well last year as a thread, anyone up for a repeat performance?

I like that they are planning on linking it to Strava this year, and having on ly just discovered Strava I'm quite excited about what they are planning...

Now just need to catch up with a years worth of MT podcasts. Good to hear Poacher is making an appearance - but I thought that sort of Media Ta*ting was only to be seen on the Sub3 thread.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 10:13

Fishey - P&D vs Paula.... Both plans have a lot of structure to them, and a lot of miles, but P&D seem to focus a lot on the General Aerobic running with one or two more structured sessions in the week - Paula's plan is a bit more varied.

I happen to have a link here to her plan, it's only there for my benefit and personal reference but for educational reasons you might want to have a quick look...

They're both pretty hard core though...

Sub 3h15

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 15:24

KR - Agree regarding the sub40 10k, although I'm still carrying a (very soft) 10k pb as I've only run them outside of my "optimum fitness window".

I'm not sure I could hack the full 24wks of the plan but just using the first few weeks as a framework to get a good base back.

That said, the PaulaR plan that I've got is pretty full on - I think that I managed to hit about 80% of sessions in any given week last time out so if I can do that or better I should be ok.


Sub 3h15

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 10:03

Morning peeps,

After a bit f a false start last week I'm back training proper. Cheers for the welcome backs.

SJ - I make that only about 30 miles a day... easy.

Nayan - Depends on how long a build up you are thinking about - if you are targeting a spring mara 2015 I would look more at the HM times than the 10k times if you want an indication. If you can run sub 90 now then that would put you in a good position to target 3:15 but things will need to go well. Weekly mileage is way more variable - some people on here can get away with not so much but others a lot more. For me to get sub 3:15 I'd run 88mins for HM and averaged between 40 and 50 miles for about 16 weeks. But I'm not a natural runner so need to really apply myself. Good luck.

6miles General Aerobic running for me today with 10x100m strides thrown in - just starting to get a bit of structure back to my training. The plan is to follow the forst few weeks of P&D 24wk 70mile plan to get a bit of a foundation, and then follow the same PaulaR plan that I followed last time out which got me to a PB. Loose target at the moment is to run a GFA in Brighton next spring. That's a long way off though. 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 13:48
Cheers for the welcome backs. Feels good to be running again.

A children's party today means running is limited, so went and ran some hills - 6hills at about 50 secs a piece. Ran hard and further on he last one with an impromptu maxHR test, judging by the effort I think I got pretty close to maxHR, at 178.

Looks like there's even more fall out from the Jeptoo case, Kenya in general I think might have some tough questions to answer. It's not right I know but I find myself questioning a lot of the recent super fast marathon times - have we got another East Germany scenario - I hope not.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 01:11
Sad news re Jeptoo but reading this I suspect she might be the top of the iceberg - I think the word is Rampant...

P&D Autumn Marathon Training Thread 2014

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 11:49
15West - I've PMd you...

I must have an old edition of P&D as its defo got the 24 week plans - they're pretty hard core tho so perhaps they've taken them out in the reprints.


Sub 3h15

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 09:36

And... I'm back.


Finally got hold of my extremely busy life and change of lifestyle and now determined to get back to running some good times.

Good to see some familiar faces and some new ones too. Will fill you in sooner or later on the changes recently and plans going forward, suffice to say it involves a spring marathon.

I find this thread a true motivator so a daily visit for me again is on the cards.

Keep up the good work peeps.

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