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Sub 3h15

Posted: Yesterday at 20:14
PJFrizzle wrote (see)

Fishy - Pegasus 83 a thing of beauty.

Jools - just browsing the results for the Great Scottish Run last weekend, your conversation paced 1:22 would have won it for the non elite females. Ooft.

Not to undermine Jools's race (my PB is not much faster and it was definitely NOT conversation paced!) but in case anyone thinks all the Scottish women are crap... it is because they relaxed the elite qualifying standards for women to sub 1:22 for the half. So some of the speedy-but-not-normally-elite women were in that category.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:53
Big-Bad-Bob wrote (see)

That start list for last week looked feckin' ace, Lit! Shame you couldn't run, but hope you're back on form soon. Mrs Bad is currently on Ferrous Fumarate or some such to treat some suspected mild anaemia after a similar bout of 'feeling knackered and lacklustre'.

I know. I just really couldn't be bothered, though, and knew I would struggle even at a slower pace. Ferrous fumarate is what I've got too. I am hoping it will do the trick and I will be back bouncing around and irritating the shit out of everyone soon. Unfortunately this won't be soon enough to make me less crap at xc this weekend, but I'll do my best. 

Elevation gain and time

Posted: Yesterday at 13:32

Wouldn't the 15 stone runner also have a larger surface area than the 9 stone runner, adding to his wind resistance?

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 12:58

I haven't run since Tuesday. But now I have got some yummy iron tablets so am hoping to feel a bit more motivated eventually, and also a bit less shit at running.

American's Options for 2016 London Marathon?

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 12:11

Ha. Actually I now realise I am on shaky ground, since I am English and compete in Scottish championships. 

American's Options for 2016 London Marathon?

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 10:24

Championship entries haven't even opened yet, Seren! They are entries into the England and the UK Athletics marathon championship, so you have to be affiliated to a participating club to enter. As Dave says, it's not clear from the rules whether you can join a UK club as a non-British, non-resident, but you can try it!

Though I might be a bit pissed off if my team were beaten in the championship by a team who'd shipped in some speedy foreign athletes, so I can imagine why it wouldn't be allowed...

Sub 3 hour on marathon debut?

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 16:20

I have a friend with a HM PB of 1:18:xx who's run a 2:40:xx. That was her third marathon too, though.

Sub 3 hour on marathon debut?

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 12:45

Yes. You could try the 55-70mpw plan in Pfitzinger & Douglas's Advanced Marathoning, which builds on the mileage you're currently doing.

Overdone it?

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 21:39

On spikes, the two schools of thought in my club seem to be (1) vaseline and (2) I haven't taken these out since last year.

Overdone it?

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 10:33

PS: that is excellent injury-recovery news from Lou, and having met him in real life I can report that he is not a porker, either.

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