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Banksy vandalised?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 15:00

I remember seeing a picture where Banksy had graffitied over a Damian hirst spot painting, which I thought was amusing. It would be sad If Banksy couldn't see the irony in someone doing the same to one his own works. Even if it has been done in a rather crude way.

would this training plan work?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 12:20

Scottish Nocturnal Bear, your reply to my post suggests that this thread is about getting some sort of validation about your 'wacky' training idea, giving you the justification to implement it. Ignoring any feedback from other posters on using a sensible training plan. The time for experimenting is after you have gained some experience. You can then adjust your training to what suits you.

As has already been said, the idea of training for a sub 2hr half marathon, by doing a 1:50 half marathon is madness. So is a training plan based on what an elite athelete may have done in order to break a world record.



would this training plan work?

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 18:06

Would week 13 be race day on this plan?

would this training plan work?

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 18:02

At least the OP has put some thought into a potential training programme, even if it was perhaps through lack of knowledge or experience. We wouldn't make any progress if people always stuck with the satus quo. Can any of us honestly say that we haven't had our own ideas about training and tried them out to see if they did or didn't work. I know I have. We learn through experience, which can be good or bad.

I have seen plenty of articles about what is the best way to train. I would also like to see some studie on the incorrect way to train, to get some empirical data on bad/poor training.

I am in no way encouraging the OP to execute the 'nocturnal bear training plan', but I for one would be very interested in the result of this plan on the beginner trianing for a half marathon.


Advice on 10k pacing needed

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 17:42

Don't give up on that sub 40 target just yet. 7th place on sunday went to the first V60+ finisher in under 37 minutes. There is hope for us all.

would this training plan work?

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 10:27

Why 8:30 min/mile? how far do you intend on going at this pace? what does the rest of your trining plan look like?

Use the weekly tempo run to get used to running at target pace, when training for a half marathon I usually do one tempo run a week of 7 miles at HM pace, which in your case would be more like 9 min/mile. Also don't neglect the long run to build stamina.

Advice on 10k pacing needed

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 11:17

I finished strongly due to fear, didn't want to post on here and say that I had failed to meet my target.

Advice on 10k pacing needed

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 10:41

The race yesterday went almost exactly as the advice given above: 3:45 first km, then settled into a steady pace; went throught 5k in 19:54; the 1km long incline between 5 and 6 felt like a mountain and was hard work; concentrated on keeping a steady pace  to the 8k marker; picked up the pace for the final 2km, it was painful but managed to do it in 39m 30s, well pleased.

Thanks for the excellent advice Philpub and Philomena Cunk, escpecially the bit about concentrating on keeping the pace up in the middle section.



Advice on 10k pacing needed

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 16:32

Thanks for the replies, when I said about going out too fast it was at 4:00m/k and ended up finishing in 41:43, but that was 3 years ago and It was over optimistic and realistically beyond my ability back then. My current 10k pb is 40:58 so still have a bit of work to do in reaching that sub 40 target.

I have totally come round to the conclusion that banking time is a folly and have had better races this year by starting easy and then increasing the pace, which was why I had thought about starting out at 4:15/k for the first 2k then increasing the pace. 

Advice on 10k pacing needed

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 14:06

I am doing a 10k race on sunday and would like to try and go sub 40 mins. My latest HM time gives a prediction of 40m 7s. The issue is that in seven years of runnning I have concentrated mostly on HM's and until this year had only done 4 10k races. In the previous 10k's I have gone out fast and paid the price in the later stages, therefore I am planning on taking it easy for the first 2k and then increasing the pace. My concern is that this strategy might leave me down on time early on that I might not be able to recover from (I'm probably lacking in confidence about my race strategy).

Any advice in helping achieve my target will be greatly appreciated. 

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