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Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 13:36

Well done on the mara Nicole. I'm slightly the over way around compared to your targets. I had done my sub 50 10k (48) and 1.45 half and had been training and hoping for a sub 4 mara. I finished VLM this year in 4.13.

I think with your current endurance levels and good weekly mileage from london you can definitely reach those goals soon. The key for me was good quality speed work 2x a week with long runs (up to 14) on sunday and an easy run.

My #asics262 Journey to Paris: Sub 4 James

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 07:20
Gooaaaaalllllllll!!! Well done James!

My #asics262 Journey to Paris: Sub 4 James

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 07:06
Run strong James!

My #asics262 Journey to Paris: Sub 4 James

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 13:17
Thanks Reiki, my body does feel like it needs a shorter run. I'll do shorter. Well done for getting some fast stuff in this morning!

My #asics262 Journey to Paris: Sub 4 James

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 08:41

Feeling a but unsure of my plan right now. I'm following the RW smartcoach plan and it has a last 20 tomorrow despite it being only 2 weeks to London! I know nerves are usually high toward the end of training but the general consensus (reading up on it) is that I should be 3 week tapering..


Ive got 2x 20s, 1x18 and 2 16s in the bag. The last few sundays have been big - 20 - 16 - 20. Should I trust the plan or go shorter (say 15 instead of 20)? 


Maybe I'm just jealous of you guys tapering like crazy! 

My #asics262 Journey to Paris: Sub 4 James

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 08:44

Is everyone on here doing either Manc or Paris?

I'm doing London so it was a 20 for me yesterday, felt a world of difference from my last 20 - so much easier. I had a deep massage on friday and got my nutrition right this time. I carried a water bottle with me and took regular sips. Aiming for 9:16s and hit 9:17s average with over 1000ft elv but still felt very strong at 20. Massive confidence boost!

Taper and recover strong guys and gals.


My #asics262 Journey to Paris: Sub 4 James

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 11:53

I usually don't bother with carrying water but I really felt I should have for my 16 on Sunday! It was a rolling XC for me, target pace was 9:16 and I averaged 9:17s, pleased with it but it did feel tough - not the slow easy it was supposed to. Got 20 this sunday which I am going to run slower than normal

For London I might take a tablet and just crunch it up and pop it in the bottle at a station. How do you carry yours James?

My #asics262 Journey to Paris: Sub 4 James

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 10:18

Everyone sounds like they are on track!

My first 20 last weekend, did Banbury 15 with 5 tagged on at the end. It was interesting running a race and not racing it, I had to hold myself back. Got caught out by the weather (as did most) and really struggled to maintain even a slow jog after 17 miles. Ground it out though and got it done.

Good experience and learned a few things about my long run nutrition. Still have tired legs today! I've got 16 this weekend, then 2x 20 milers and then 2 weeks taper. Eeek.

Does a half marathon + 6mile home count as a long run?

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 09:18

I did Banbury 15 last sunday with 5 extra after the race. You just have to make sure you take it slow and not race it!

My #asics262 Journey to Paris: Sub 4 James

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 16:11

Great stuff James - to echo what others have said; that is a great long run! You should be pleased with it, don't beat yourself up over pace - it's not race day yet!

18 yesterday for me, 15 of it XC across the fields. I messed up my gel strategy and took one every 5 miles instead of every 30 (after 45 mins). Strangely I felt like I had bags more energy! It was only when I finished and took my belt off to find the extra.. 9.14m/m avg.

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