Joolska


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Sub 3h15

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 21:28
Well done, Badbark. Great to add another sub 3 to the collection in what has been a successful year for you.

Sub 3

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 16:38
A report worth waiting for, Selbs. And thanks for all the name checks! I wouldn't have chosen to get into the pen quite so early, but club mate was v v v anxious about getting a clear start to be near the elite women (justifiably so, as she broke 2.40). You don't need over distance runs for even pacing without a fade: my longest was 23 and I did 2 21s. However, probably did 6 or 7 20s and a few 18s with plenty of midweek 12-15s so the cumulative effect counts for a fair bit, I reckon.

Sub 3

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 14:42
Charlie: you are better at sewing than me!

Sub 3

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 08:38
Dr. Dave: I thought I had a sweet tooth but am lost for words!

Realised very belatedly that although I've said well done to TippTop off forum, I haven't said the same to Selbs. You certainly looked strong at 4k and the last 38 went pretty well, too, particularly when you consider your disrupted build up. So pleased for you!

Sub 3

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 18:42
I suspect it is a combination of many things: a lengthy period of consistent training; the cumulative effect of several marathon campaigns; probably a couple of pounds lighter than I used to be; doing some of my speed sessions with the club so that I get dragged to faster paces; mental relief of having got the sub 3 monkey off my back making running fun again and improving my self belief (but please stress to Samir that the last bit would be nothing without the training to back it up!).

Sub 3h15

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 13:48

Bit lazy of me, but race report is on the now only occasionally resurrected blog: http://runninghomeforchristmas.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/ich-bin-ein-frankfurter/

The potted summary is: in the back of mind, I thought 4.08s might be a bit of a soft pace for my current shape, but after so many bad marathon experiences over the years I couldn't quite bring myself to admit it.  Come race day, I felt so bloody brilliant I just decided to go for it when the kms were coming out more like 4.05/4.06 a lot of the time.  I had a wibble at 20km and wondered if I'd blown it, but decided to go for it at 30km and had a ball in the final 12km.  2.52.41.  22nd woman (3rd vet 35) and (certainly this morning), 45th on Po10.  Get in.

Sub 3

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 13:45

Bit lazy of me, but race report is on the now only occasionally resurrected blog: http://runninghomeforchristmas.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/ich-bin-ein-frankfurter/

The potted summary is: in the back of mind, I thought 4.08s might be a bit of a soft pace for my current shape, but after so many bad marathon experiences over the years I couldn't quite bring myself to admit it.  Come race day, I felt so bloody brilliant I just decided to go for it when the kms were coming out more like 4.05/4.06 a lot of the time.  I had a wibble at 20km and wondered if I'd blown it, but decided to go for it at 30km and had a ball in the final 12km.  2.52.41.  22nd woman (3rd vet 35) and (certainly this morning), 45th on Po10.  Get in.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 22:15
2.52.41

I did post my race number to allow cyber stalking...

Sub 3h15

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 17:12
Very brief extremely happy hello from me. Felt fab so tore up the cautious race plan and went with the flow. Report to follow but off for beer now

Sub 3

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 17:08
Jools is alive and well and v v happy. Off for beers shortly. Race report tomorrow.
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