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Sub 3h15

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 23:38

Good news Jools.

Nice sub-19 running from OO and Badbark. Glad to hear you had a sensible ad successful parkrun as well GM.

I'm currently mulling over what plan for follow for Abingdon - I'm not 100% convinced about the benefits to me of a (relatively) high mileage plan having tried to follow the 55-70 mile P&D plan but I'm pretty certain that I'm going to go for a shorter (i.e. the 12 week plan) rather than the 18 week one this time around as I've often found I've run out of speed (metaphorically, rather than literally) with a plan lasting 4 months.

That said, I've just got to focus on plenty of slow miles over the next 6 weeks in preparation for the 100K. Badbark - any thoughts on the ideal way to prepare for this? Please don't say I've got to run a sub-3 marathon every fortnight!!!

Back into double-digit running this morning with a 10 mile run to Reigate parkrun followed by an acceptable 21 min run on an rolling course, just one minute slower than the time when I finished in first place.

Finished with 158 miles for April, taking me to just over 900 for the year so far.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 19:55

Sounds like a cunning plan from Mrs GD there!!

If anyone is looking for an autumn race, how about this one: http://www.runningandstuff.com/bingo-1/ Could it herald the return of the Consistently Consistent sub-3:15 team as a really squad?

7.5 commuting miles for me today - haven't worked out whether tomorrow will be a parkrun or an off roader. Will depend on what the rest of the family fancy doing.

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Posted: 29/04/2016 at 13:29

I've heard that Kielder is a very attractive marathon but others more familiar with the area (Poacher, Minni if she's still lurking!) can probably comment from first hand experience.

Loch Ness also appeals; we've got an office up in Inverness so I've done some of the stretch closer to the city and the countryside further up towards the loch is stunning.

Gul - what's your target for this weekend?

Sub 3h15

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 20:47
MsE wrote (see)

Delighted for Lorenzo with a PB at the ripe old age of 4X!    Gives hope to us all that PBs can still come.   

Enough with the "you old man" type references - I've still got over 18 months to go before I get to be a V50!

MsE wrote (see)

As fortune would have it, I am not male. 

I seem to remember that some time ago, someone on here (Poacher?) thought you were a bloke! Good luck with the Berlin training.

Hopefully this is still the latest list:

2nd May – Belfast Marathon – Badbark - Sub 3 

21st May - White Peak - Gul Darr - 320 - 3.30

21st May - White Peak - Poacher - stay honest.

29th May - Comrades - BI - sub-9

29th May – Newry Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3

11th June – Portumna 100k Ultra – Badbark – Sub 9 hours as my ‘A’ goal. Finish with any time as my ‘B’ Goal - (My only DNF 2 years ago after 85k)

18th June - Race the Wall 100K - Lorenzo - no real idea, but I've told people at work that I'm aiming for under 12 hours so I'll stick that in.

25th June – Victoria Park Belfast, 12 hour race – Badbark – Run till I drop

25th September– Berlin Marathon - G-Dawg - Sub-3.10...why not!?

23rd October - Abingdon Marathon - Lorenzo - sub 3:05

SJ - that's good news ref the GFA.

Glad to hear that many (all?) the weekend runners are back in action. 4.5 easy for me this morning.


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Posted: 25/04/2016 at 22:40


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Posted: 25/04/2016 at 22:22

Poacher - they're my lucky compression socks - a birthday present from younger Lorenzito. You had a good last 7.2K by the looks of it.

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Posted: 25/04/2016 at 21:25

PMJ - just looking at the time we crossed the various mats:

Starting line: you crossed it 17s ahead of me
5K: you crossed 22s ahead (sh!t - he's got off to a flyer!)
10K: you by 12s (I'm sneaking up on you)
15K: you by 18s (you obviously heard me behind you)
20K: you by 8s (OK - you're in my sights)
25K: crossed at exactly the same time (how did we not spot each other?!)
30K: I crossed 9s ahead of you (a brave bid for home with a mere 12K to go!)
35K: you by 13s (the subconscious gauntlet has been picked up with gusto)
40K: you by 27s (damn - you're pulling away)
42.2K: you by 11s 

My last 7.2K was 134 passed and 112 passed me - I suspect that there was a high crossover of people passing/passed by you!

Surely you're up for a rematch next year? 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 20:20

NM3 - awesome stuff; super pacing in the first half to leave you with plenty left in the tank for the last stretch. Impressive negative split. 

PMJ - just seen from the results on the VMLM website that I crossed the line 11s behind you - I must have had you in my sights most of the way round.

The website has now got the clever "in the last 7.2K x people passed you and you passed y people" up on it. Given my plod along the embankment I was surprised to see that I passed more people than passed me. 

I've also worked out another schoolboy error - I really should have run with my eyes open!






Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 19:24

Jools - that sounds more encouraging and just a bug*er that it flared up when it did. Have you got plenty of exercises from the physio to avoid a repeat?

Top notch reports from Freemers, Poacher and PMJ. Plenty of digging deep all round.

PMJ - looking at your splits, we must have been running pretty close to each other (and overtaking each other at times) for most of the race. I was looking out for a Datchet runner but didn't spot you. Can't believe you won't be back next year - how can you resist the temptation?

Glad to hear you'll be there SJ.

On the good for age, it will be interesting to see if they change the time. Fingers crossed they don't. I don't remember seeing any women at the GFA start this year - surely there must have been some?

Planning on another rest day tomorrow as I've got an early start, but suspect I'll pack my kit for a couple of gentle runs later in the week as I'm over in Suffolk.

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Posted: 24/04/2016 at 23:12

Cracking sub-3 performances from both Moof and Lit. One day I hope to join the club - just need to work out the changes to put in place.

Speedy - sorry we missed you in the pub. Was that you upstairs sitting on one of the sofas?

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