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Any one else looking for a sub-1h30 half?

Posted: Today at 17:15

Thanks TR. I've just done my final hard run (5 miles at tempo, 9 miles total) 11 days out from the HM. A bit disappointed with not being able to do a bit more at tempo, but my legs need the taper I think. 10 miles easy at the weekend and then short runs only from then on in. And Good luck with the marathon, RJ.

Any one else looking for a sub-1h30 half?

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 16:27

Yes, I am also looking for a sub-90 in two weeks time, but it's a just-about-possible time rather than a probable. My Marathon PB (debut!) is 3:28:43 in Apr 2014, 10K is 41:44 (in 2012). According to the calculators, half M seems to be my best distance.

Recent half times have been: 1:32:11 (sep 2012), 1:30:17 (mar 2013), 1:31:16 (sep 2013). So I just need 18 seconds off my PB!

I'm similar to you, TR, in that my mileage averages about 30 usually, but I have ramped up to 40ish in the last few weeks. Unlike you, I'm yet another forty something y/o male.

Any thoughts on tapering out there? Aside from not doing a bootcamp the day before ... (nice blog, TR)

Black toes and blisters

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:58

 Had my doubts along those lines, but they are OK, honest. Need to be a bit more careful that they are done up tight enough, though.

By the way, my normal shoe size is a modest 8, so that makes 9 1/2 for my marathon trainers.  

Black toes and blisters

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 15:44

So half, and then full size bigger maybe isn't enough. Honestly!

For years I have run in a full size bigger. Then I trained for my first marathon (Brighton, just done) and my toes started going black back in Feb. Blood blisters etc. So I tried my normal brand but one and a half sizes bigger. Problem solved.

Brighton Marathon 2014

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 15:46

For an otherwise really well-organised event, why not put the mile markers in roughly the right places? Grrrr.

Brighton Marathon 2014

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 15:29

Yes, the 11 mile mark was way off, about a quarter of a mile too late. I confirmed this at the time with a couple of fellow runners . Annoying

I'm also wondering a bit about the 17 mile marker, my splits were way too variable around then ...

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:56

Never thought of taking a gel before 10m? Trying reading P&D  who clearly advise fuelling right from the start.

I agree with Ramjet.  

Brighton Marathon 2014

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 17:51

Problem is that when pacers start in the pack, you can beat the pacer across the line but miss the target time - if you started ahead of them. This happend to me at reading half last year, missed 90 mins by 17 seconds. Grrr.

Also, anyone know where the bag drop is? I've been looking at the website and can't find it marked anywhere. Do people have views on good meeting points for after the race?

Sub 3h15

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 14:08

I think my shin has recovered. Saw the physio yesterday, who gave me the go-ahead, so 6M easy today with no reaction so far - it's a big relief to be up and running again.

Average (until this week) of my campaign is 40 mpw over 13 weeks. For me, that's quite a lot.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 16:27

My leg is improving fast, but still too sore to think about running today. The slight swelling and redness I had yesterday has gone, so I went for a (very slow, mostly arms) swim today - 1K (can I count that in  my weekly total? ). I'm going to get a physio to check it out in the next day or two, and I'll be banking on them to persuade me not to rush back into the training full throttle and re-injure myself.   

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