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Sub 3h15

Posted: Today at 09:57

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Sub 3

Posted: Today at 09:53

6.14s, TR?  Even with the 6.20 I won't see you until the finish line!

5M easy (8.06s) last night and 7M easy (8.14s) this morning.  I'll do my 7 with 2 @ MP tomorrow.

DrD: as much as you can stomach, I suspect.  I'm having a glass (probably about 250ml) with breakfast and another after dinner each day.  But then I'm quite fond of beetroot.

Rae: very close, so up the mileage a bit next time and you'll sail under.  Still a nice pb!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 17:41
KR, SJ and JF2: WOW! Great runs from all of you. My only complaint is that you didn't hold hands en route

Sub 3

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 17:35
Wow! Congrats to Alan and SJ (and Marders if he's lurking). Looking forward to the detailed reports but for now relax, recover and rejoice!

Sub 3

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 13:27
6M with 8 sets of strides for me after a morning waiting for a furniture delivery. Usually 2 out of 3 is okay. In furniture terms, not so much. But perhaps having a bedside table on both sides of the bed is overrated...

3 hour marathon and cramps

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 15:44

My first sub 3 (2.59) was off a 1.23 half and I converted a 1.22 (well, 1.21.57, but let's round up...) to 2.52. But I run 55-70 miles per week in a marathon build up.  I know that sub 3 for a guy is more like sub 3.15/3.20 for a girl and I did manage 3.19 off 50 mpw, so I don't think you need 55-70 mpw, but you do probably need regular weeks around 50 and for that to include a long run (16-21) and a medium long run (11-15).  You haven't got time to make huge tweaks to your training before Kent but maybe in the autumn or next spring try Pfitzinger & Douglas's Advanced Marathoning schedules; the first ones are up to 55 mpw.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 15:22

Pre-marathon tension.  Mine will start soon...

12 x 90s off 45s last night in lieu of strides.  All in the 5.35-5.40m/m bracket.  Garmin was quite excited I covered 5k in 17.33 because it kindly ignored the static recoveries.  17.30 5k pace still feels quite fast, but I guess it's almost a minute faster than my track pb!

Sub 3

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 15:20

Best of luck to SJ and TJB in Manchester and Boston.  Looking forward to race reports

12 x 90s off 45s last night, all in the 5.35-5.40m/m bracket.  Va va voom seems to be returning just in time...

Sub 3h15

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 17:23

I love beetroot.  I really hope that salt-crusted roasted beetroot improves race performance, because it is about 100 times nicer than Beet It shots.

Sub 3

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 17:18

No marathon pace in the 13M, DrD.  I generally do the run pretty easy and pick a flat route as it's all about recovery and letting the legs freshen up.  I'll do my club session tonight (12 x 90s off 1 min - close enough to doing strides as far as I'm concerned!), rest on Friday and then strides on Saturday.  A P&D classic 7 incl 2 @ MP on Wednesday and some strides next Friday but all of the hard work is done.  Just need to get my racing brain in gear and then I'm good to go.  Target MP is 6.30-6.35m/m, so 2.50-2.52.  Although sub 2.50 would be nice I think I'll leave that for the autumn unless I feel great on the day.

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