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Talkback: Lucozade Sport Super Six: Richard (sub-3:15)

Posted: 22/12/2009 at 19:32

SBD - Re: P&D - yes, totally agree with SF, definitely adapt it! I'm moving the days around, including my club speedwork and doing my own race schedule. It'll be interesting for us to compare notes, although maybe slightly confusing as I've mixed it up so much!

ps. Are you sure doing 55-70 mpw off a previous max of 30 mpw is wise? Not that I'm criticising, just wondering...

Talkback: Lucozade Sport Super Six: Richard (sub-3:15)

Posted: 22/12/2009 at 18:19

The rest idea is an interesting one. I don't think I'll be doing it quite so extremely, but I must admit having had a couple of manic months I am feeling much better after a couple of days doing not very much and having long lie-ins! Ice here has forced all runs to be done at a very easy pace too.

MM - agree our times from last year are very similar but think comparing our progress will be interesting as my strength is definitely endurance (I am not speedy!) whereas you seem to do really well at the shorter events. I actually followed the RW sub-3.15 schedule (with slightly adjusted paces) last year and thought it worked pretty well. However I thought the mileage was quite low so I upped it a bit. I'm planning on doing something loosely based on the P&D 55-70 mile a week schedule this year.

Enjoy the R&R!

Talkback: Lucozade Sport Super Six: Richard (sub-3:15)

Posted: 20/12/2009 at 18:44

Congratulations MM, you got my vote

I'll be following your progress with interest. I managed 3.16.57 at London last year having trained for 3.20 but then felt good on the day and went through halfway in 1.37, then suffered from heat-induced cramp which slowed me down after 20 miles. Have managed to get a champs start place through an autumn half time (1.28), and definitely want to go sub-3.15 this time (although will be probably be aiming for somewhere in the 3.05-3.10 bracket if training goes well).

Keep us updated!

Good for Age

Posted: 02/10/2009 at 14:13
Ditto, mine also arrived today. Makes it feel close despite it being nearly 7 months away! Still, I guess it's not long until we need to be picking and starting training schedules.

Good for Age

Posted: 01/10/2009 at 19:10

Nope not yet, my cheque has definitely been cashed though so I'm assuming it'll turn up at some point. Might be just random chance but last year my GFA acceptance pack turned up a few days after all the ballot people got theirs.

Anyone else got a nice shiny mag?

Stroud Half-Marathon

Posted: 27/09/2009 at 16:49
Yep, it's not traffic free so using ipods is definitely dangerous - and even if it were it could stop you hearing marshalls and other runners shouting warnings/instructions. Leave it at home and enjoy the atmosphere!

Lucozade Sport Super Six: Sue C (3:15)

Posted: 29/05/2009 at 17:16
Yes, good luck - hope you enjoy it  

Lucozade Sport Super Six: Sue C (3:15)

Posted: 29/04/2009 at 17:28

Whether or not to do Edinburgh sounds like a tricky decision to me. I can see the temptation to go out and eliminate any memory of London (it's what I always want to do after a bad race!), and you're definitely in 3.15 shape, but beware of doing too much too soon - not worth an injury. Alsoonly do it if you really want to, not because you feel you should produce a pb out of this campaign (you've had several already, just not at the marathon!)

All my post marathon aches have now gone and am impatient to get running again! Thrilled with my time  but was really struggling last night not to go out for a gentle run, I was so bored sat at home! Went for a  walk in the end to stop myself going crazy, realised I haven't gone more than a day without running since December which is probably why I'm so stir crazy now! Will hold myself back until tomorrow. Anyone else feel the same?

How did everyone else on the new Fast GFA start find it? I haven't done London before but must admit I thought it was awesome. 40 seconds to cross the start line and an accidental sub-7 minute first mile (oops...). No congestion at all.

Lucozade Sport Super Six: Sue C (3:15)

Posted: 27/04/2009 at 08:44

Sue - good attitude to have. I know from comparing my training to yours that you are faster than me - if I can pull off sub-3.17 you can go well inside 3.15 on a good day. No question. Also, don't forget that 3.36 is still a good time - you obviously didn't fall apart completely, there were a lot of people today who missed their target time by far more than you did. And you may not have got the pb you were looking for today, but during this campaign you've pbed over the half and 10 miles (and maybe others - I forget!). Be proud! And then go smash 3.15 at Abingdon  

Lucozade Sport Super Six: Sue C (3:15)

Posted: 26/04/2009 at 19:02

Waiting with baited breath to hear how it went Sue (and others)......

3:16:57 for me. Pleased with my pb, and well under my 3.20 'realistic target', although I was on for 3.15 until nearly 20 miles but struggled with cramp towards the end which slowed me down. Not sure I would have managed sub-3.15 even without the cramp, but don't regret going off at that pace as I don't think that was what caused it, I enjoyed it and still managed to average 3.20 pace for the second half. I swore never again at mile 23 but am already planning next years sub 3.15 campaign - convinced I have it in me somewhere!

How was it for everyone else (apart from hot!)?

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