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sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 09:07

Hello all

Far to long asusual

Welcome LOGIC nice half where do you live? you must be close to me (Grantham) doing Newark and Nottingham. My first sub 4 came in the same way on the old Newark half route. Just read your comments about time training. I now do ultras so any questions just ask. Last year I did a 100 miler with 50 miles as the longest I had done. Past 5 hours I think its more about the head than the body at this level (elite different) and you risk arriving at start tired. Nottingham has pace makers USE THEM. Last year sub 4 runner did 3.59.57!

JCG Brilliant IM

Howard Brilliant

IKLE Keep the faith you will get there running when you should be resting/sleeping is a LOT harder I know

me well think sub 4 is well off but doing 3 maras in the last month is never going to help. Up to 76 now so 3/4 of way to target. Its a while off as not going to chase and best guess id 2018 but I will keep you all informed as would be very special if 1 or 2 of you could be there

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 06:56

From my experience martin would agree. On both my comrades really did not want anything from half way but forced it down but on the 100 took my "picnic" with me after every aid station which was sausage rolls etc and was more than ready every time.


Seabank marathon sunday not even going to have a watch ascoff road and dunes and styles. Really looking forward to it. Also doing the not the rio marathon on Olympic park 21st Aug with the finish inside the velodrome. Never got any tickets at the time so should be good if expensive

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 16:51

Hello all

Just coop That's amazing

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 20:03

Shedboy trully amazinG

Susan so proud of you

Went and watched more tired than running it. My super speedy niece was 6th in london and 19th overall in mini marathon so proud. Really intresting to see how the numbers built as time went so many sub 3!!!!!!!! 

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 09:41

Hope all is going well IKLE


sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 06:37

Well done martin. If I ever did 100 agaon abd I wont it would not be tp100 for exactly same reasons you say give me some hills!

Well done shedboy

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 07:27

Good luck martin.

Shedboy agree with all said. Running slower is going to help based on my experience I would try 8/2 2 minutes is long enough to recover HR but not to long to allow things to start seizing up or the adrenaline to stop. Biggest issue may be space to walk at the start so maybe run for furst hour slowly

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 19:33

But they feel like it, It was proper walking not power walking the key for me was getting my heart rate back to normal then it felt like starting a run again. Sure its different for all but the first hour about 5,5 miles just felt so easy I almost felt like it was cheating however Im also aware that because sub 5 hours x 7 was my number 1 target it should have felt easy and I had my usual 4 hours to do the rest April 17th will be the real test

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 18:06

Martin sub 9 would be amazing. 

2.?? Would still be incredible with walk breaks. Currently thinking 8.30/1.30 at 8.50 pace it does work out but also thinking first 7 miles in an hour which is one of my regular training runs so could work on it and help allellements of my running.

Left leg/shin definetly soft tissue injury so lucky 24 hours earlier and would not have been able to finish.

18 holes of golf today but used a buggy!

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 09:59

Morning all home tired but very happy total injury list 4 blisters and a left shin that's a bit sore which I think it ok.

As this is a "proper training thread" Well most of the time I hope the following helps especially the Men as we are so poor at this

This week I have learnt more about pacing than at any time in my running life so here are a few facts

1) My fastest half marathon of the week was also my slowest marathon following the usual blow up at 21 miles.  This marathon also contained my fastest mile of the week

2) The next 5 I used a 8/2 run walk from start to finish overall these were nearly all equal splits with the half marathon all within 3 minutes of one another end result all with 5 minutes of each other. In all 5 the last mile was 1 of the quickest

3) On the final day I decided to run again partly due to the shin mentioned above as hurt when I started but also to see what happened. 2nd slowest of the week which is hardly a shock but running even slower that the other days was still harder than the "treat" of a walk in 8 minutes time

Result in 4 weeks time I have my next marathon and will be giving run/walk a go for a sub 4 plenty of time to work on tactics as having at least 2 weeks off


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