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P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: Today at 08:18

Bahaha Westy you scamp 

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 15:25
15West wrote (see)

I have never negative splitted in a marathon...


I'm sure the past participle should be negative splat

RW F7 – aiming for 3.15

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 15:06

It was a stunning day and I loved every minute of it  That's exactly what I would have said I think if I'd been brave enough to say hello!  Got a bit carried away with alleged MP and confused myself a bit about targets, but I think I am just chalking it up to a lovely run that should give me a bit of confidence and encourage me to have a stab at 3:15, bearing in mind it will be flatter and I will be tapered by then!  Your Trimpell 20 looks a fabulous effort!

RW F7 – aiming for 3.15

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 14:43

Hi Tiny, just dropping in to see how you're getting on - training and paces are looking fab!

I did spot your pa and brother on Saturday by the way - was too wimpy to introduce myself but pootled past them and grinned and thought of you!


P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 10:57
PS negative splits = brilliant. There is no better feeling than picking people off in the second half of a race.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 10:43

Hand it over when you're done with the crystal ball acp! 

Andrew G, you can't be in bad shape to get that kind of half time - I guess the low mileage is more likely to find you out in the marathon than the half, but 3:05 is a conservative goal based on your half time, so sounds possible if you have got some good long runs in.  Have you done many marathons before?  Do you know how you feel beyond 20 miles enough to gauge if it's worth a try?

Andrews, that sounds miserable!  Can only nod in agreement with what marrows said! 

Westy, take it easy.  

Marrows, how are you doing?  Hope things are improving and you haven't sunk attempting aqua running again

Fergster and MM, thanks for thoughts.  You're almost right in that I've almost hit most of the paces in training!  Basically everything points to me being able to get an annoying 3:16-3:17 marathon, so the question is whether I am able to push that bit harder and squeeze the extra minute off.  I don't think I will be happy with myself if I don't attempt it though!

5 x 600s this morning, at a confidence-inspiring 6:20ish pace.  They were nowhere near as hideous as I remembered.  Do, however, have a sore throat which I refuse to concede may be the beginning of another dose of tonsillitis... 

Overdone it?

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 21:16
I reckon Skinny'll do it too. I think a lot of people do their first Mara before they're really ready as a runner, but that doesn't apply to Skinny, and he's definitely not skimped on the training.

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 20:54
That's why I'm stuck Fergs, not much to go on! 10 miler about 3 weeks ago in 1:10:09 (windy), Coniston 14 in 1:41:23 (hilly, trying to stick around 3:15 MP but averaged about 10 secs too quick per mile, so not an eyeballs out effort but still too hard to sustain for 26.2). Training's gone ok - not spectacular but ok. Just not sure really!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 20:31
No Fergster, 2 weeks of training and 3 weeks of tapering

I will go back and read and respond, but for now my million dollar question: Should I go for a 3:15 or is that silly talk..?

Overdone it?

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 19:36
Thanks for the input folks, Skinny, that's basically what I wanted to hear I think! I do generally convert quite well on previous form - a 3:27 off a 1:39 half, for example
My 10 mile time gives an annoying 3:16 prediction, but on that basis I'm thinking there's not much to lose giving it a bash!

Marrows, hope things start looking up, would be disappointing not to get to that London.
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