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PB for a Marathon is 4:40, Could I train for 4 hours?

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 15:38
Hi PG3

Spot on.
I'm gradually working on my speed, did a 5K
In 25:45 and felt really good afterwards.
I'm going to build my mileage up slowly and safely.
My ideal goal would be 4:10 for marathon.

Yes the marathon is inApril.

Got to incorporate more tempo runs

PB for a Marathon is 4:40, Could I train for 4 hours?

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 21:51
Agree, 20 miles is too low.
If I start now, say 15-20 per week for 2 weeks then increase it by 1 mile for every session?
If I do 20 miles for two weeks, if I run 4 times per week, then the following week do 24 miles and so on?
Is this right?

Manchester Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 20:38
Hi TrailRunner22 , can I call you Trail for short?

I'm not sure that mixing Gels would be good for my stomach to be honest.
The thing is, last year at Chester I ran with 4 SIS Gels ( Not enough IMO) and mixed the High 5 Gel, and made my stomach a bit funny.

I do not want to look like a fully decorated Christmas tree like some people who even have Gels attached at the ankle.

I'm glad you weren't caught out with the measurement, gosh imagine that!

Thanks HA77
Why were the toilets so bad? not enough?
TrailRunner22 was on about the markers, very odd.
But saying that, I wouldn't mind seeing 21 miles then 200 yards after seeing the 22 mile marker

PB for a Marathon is 4:40, Could I train for 4 hours?

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 20:25
Thank you Ant

What an interesting article, I am going to try and bump my base training up to 20+miles a week, so come Marathon plan I can easily jump up again.

I actually need to double what I have done in the past.

Great, thank you so much.

PB for a Marathon is 4:40, Could I train for 4 hours?

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:54
Thanks Millsy

I will try something new.
as for my runs, I managed 5 long runs 13.1 up to 20.
But looking at them on Garmin just now, I really didn't train hard enough in my opinion.
I was running 3 times per week, and the average was say 20 miles. ( Some weeks)

PB for a Marathon is 4:40, Could I train for 4 hours?

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:33
Sorry Cougie

My plan was electrolyte tablets before breakfast and water with gels.
I only used gels on my training plan on runs over 13.1, say maximum of 4 per run.

PB for a Marathon is 4:40, Could I train for 4 hours?

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:30
Thank you for your comments, they are sinking in I promise.

Millsy, I never really thought of it like that, a DIY sports drink.

seren nos

I think that you don't really like nutritionists do you lol?
But you are right, how can someone give advice on something that they have never put into practice themselves?.
What I would like to do, is ask you guys on what sort of hydration and nutrition you use.At least I will know that its been proven.

Agree, but "I can currently run 10 K in 57 minutes" was a mere guide.
I ran the 57 minutes last week, and it was to be honest a gentle jog.

Q. If I were to train for a 50 minute 10K over the next 12 weeks, and start my Marathon training after that, would I be in with a realistic shout of say 4:10:00?

PB for a Marathon is 4:40, Could I train for 4 hours?

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 01:12
Hi All

I have signed up to my Asics Thank you Ant McNeil and have a Training plan for 4:16:38 Marathon on 2 April, 2017.

Looking at the times in the Getting faster section, my quickest run will be 5mi Fast 9:17???8:43 pace.

My best 10K this year was 55.26 without a lot of training, that's 8:57 pace.

I will stick to this plan and have started it today. I will work on pace JD 41 thank you, as I have in the past just concentrated on running gentle and completing the run.

I have heard though, that if my pace improves over the course of training that Asics will ask me if I would like to alter my marathon target time.

I am going to train hard, and focus more on nutrition as well.

Seren nos

When I started training last year for Chester Marathon,I joined my works gym and the manager is also a qualified nutritionist.
I did ask her for advice on cramping, as I had had bad cramps in my hamstrings, never in calves.
She advised me that I should take a couple of electrolyte tablets on the morning of my run, and only drink water along the way.
This was working well, and even my 20 mile long run I never had a cramp.

On race day I took the tablets and carried on taking water at every station, then as I got to 16 mile I was tempted into drinking a lucozade sport drink ( It just looked so refreshing)
at 17 miles my hamstrings were cramped so tight, it was painful.

my nutritionist did mention something about glucose deficiency, and how me not training with a sugar based drink in mt training and then glugging one down at 16 miles, my body just zapped the glucose.

I'm not sure what happened to be honest, but I will train with just taking water and maybe a gel along the way.

This is a good read....

Manchester Marathon 2016

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 23:45
Ian5/ TrailRunner 22

Thanks for the info, I too have entered London, and have done for the last 8 years.
That is why I have entered Manchester as I have given up on a Congratulations magazine slipping through my letterbox in October.

I have entered the 2016 race? is this possible?
Definitely a typo there sorry.

Was this year the year when they found out it wasn't an officially measured course?

As for Carrington, well I'm a scouser and would've closed my eyes whilst running past there anyway

What Gels are on offer? as in Brand.
I did Chester last year and trained with SIS Gels, but they offered High5 which didn't mix well.

Manchester Marathon 2016

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 20:43
Hi I have entered the Manchester Marathon 2016 and was just wondering if any of you have ran this before? Whats it like? Is it really flat? I heard that the baggage system was in total disarray! But, is it a PB waiting to happen. Would you run it again?
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