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Sub 3h15

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 13:28

Great result getting sub 90 marrows. It was a target now achieved.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 13:12

I like the link PMJ to that marathon, not that far to drive from Calais. A well priced affair as well. I like the fact they say there will absolutely be no prize money as it is a memorial race. I'll be driving by Ghent on Sunday on my way to Holland and maybe stopping off for lunch.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 23:27

Good Parkrun & XC double OO-51

Impressive 10 miler Gerrard especially up hills and trails.

Good XC position Jools.

Race Jase's time is amazing - proper elite now!

That's a grim photo SJ, shame you've had a bad week fella.

Did an okayish Parkrun yesterday in 19.09 (and managed to stay upright this week -see photo below after my last effort) and a 15.5 miler this morning in the fog at 7.26 av pace.


Sub 3h15

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 13:54

Thanks for the welcome back.

Lorenzo - we were in the small team of 5 and I think it worked well with the 3 and a bit hour rest. The agrge teams of 8 had a lot longer inbetween runs and they run less laps each. But I guess you could run them quicker, so it all balances out. We had planned to run 6 laps each, but I ended up doing a double as one of the other guys had an injury.

A good monthly total VTrunner. There are a lot of 40+ runners on here so welcome to the Club!

Gul - I would recommend Manchester marathon to anyone. It's a good flat course and well supported the whole way as Birch says. It's an out and back course so you get to see the fast runners heading back on the other side. It seems to be growing in number although not on a scale of London or Great North run. So it has a big race feel without being too squeezed. Go on, enter - you know you want to

4 x 2000m reps last night.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 13:57

Hi Guys, good to see you're all cracking on well.

Belated congratulations on your mara the other week Birch & Gul - they're never easy! Your marathon report reminds me of my last one in Manchester Gul. Starting off fine then struggling like mad in the end. I think my biggest mistake (after probably getting the early pace wrong) was to stop. Once you stop that's it, your muscles start seizing up and it's near on impossible to get going again as usual.

On the subject of doubles, I agree with Joules that doing smaller distances is easier to do. I did a 24 team race last month which consisted of 6 miles laps. I managed 7 in the 24 hour period and running 42 miles like that was easier than running a marathon! We had roughly 3 hours inbetween each lap to get a bit of food & rest.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 00:49

I feel like I'm in limbo at the moment. No planed marathons for the foreseeable future. Looking for an autumn half marathon PB before I consider another marathon attempt!

Any thoughts?

Sub 3h15

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 00:38

Badbark - good luck dude - say no more, as you have trained SOOO hard and you have the right focused mentality. As they say  - Don't be shit!

Go Badbark!!!!!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 13:46

Gul - sorry to hear of your bad experience in your marathon. I know you put in lots of effort in all the training you did. I would echo PMJ's post and just keep going and get another one booked for the Autumn. you already have all that training in the bank, so it shouldn't be too much of an ask to get back on track for the Autumn. Leicester do a marathon in October BTW.

Great achievement Poacher, and a good report too. I guess it just touches on the wave of emotions you went through too. I think my body would give up after 26.3 miles, so big respect for going twice the distance in one go! Your feet look in good shape, although your big toe looks very big!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 17:51

Best of luck Poacher and enjoy the experience if you can!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 13:27

Good to see some tasty doubles from GM & PMJ and good times too!

Gul - At least you are making it to the start line. If I was in your shoes I would look at how you are going to pace it particularly in the early miles. I guess it depends of how you want to run it. In the past with the exception of Manchester this year, I have found a negative split works best for me, but this is a personal thing. Best of luck and remember all that great training you have done leading up to this.

Badbark - You are certainly finding good form at the right time. That Newry marathon sound good starting before the half then being able to pick them off. Good luck in the 100k RACE!

Some shiny shoes there GM - nice and bright. I'm in need of new shoes and will have to take the plunge soon down my local shop. The brighter the better!

Busy week running for me this week with 11.5 @ 7.25 pace on Monday night, 1 mile reps Tuesday (not helped by the previous night long run), 6 miles Wednesday @ 6.44 pace and 5 miles last night with 3miles @ 6.19, 6.12 & 6.18 pace. I was feeling the effect of the week last night not helped by a long day at work then watching my lad play a footie match followed by chips & impromtu Lads v Dads in the park. Didn't get out till 9.30pm, but better than sitting on the sofa!

Good luck to all the weekend runners!

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