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Sub 3 hour London Marathon 2014 VLM

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 22:14

Wenty - I did London and will be doing London again for another crack at sub 3. Personally averaged about 55 miles per week and did plenty of top end miles, 3 - 18miles, 4 - 20s - 3 - 22s and 1 - 24miles. Everyone is different i guess but that worked for me. Always do the last 5/10 miles of the long ones at marathon pace (6.45-6.50) London is nearer to 26.5 than 26.2 so hence the race pace 6.45-6.50. Don't get me wrong some days i struggled to do the marathon paced miles and doubted myself on many occasions but managed. 

A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 11:02
Hansyhobs - great the Olympics have given you a boost. With regards to getting better times and training etc. have you thought of joining a club? The club scene is never as intimidating as people think and not full of Olympic style atheletes. It's a very friendly and supportive group. My times were flat about 4 years ago for half marathon and 10ks then I joined my club Port Talbot Harriers and it's the best thing ever to improve your running. The quality of training was better and even when I felt tired and not up to a session you always give that little bit more than you would on your own. There is always a wealth of experience, advice and knowledge there as well. My coach I call him who has had 30 years plus of running did my first marathon plan and allowed me to get my virgin London marathon good for age entry (under 3.15 guarantees entry) and I did under 3 hours this year. I honestly could have only dreamed of such times before joining the club. Drop your local club/secretary a line and go along and I am sure your running will improve no end.

Merlin Festival Half Marathon

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 09:49
Alex, how on earth can it be all your fault! I have never know a runner who pays good money to enter a race who intentionally goes the wrong way. Runners do have a responsibility for their safety etc for sure, but surely organisers must share that responsibility by ensuring adequate marshalling and signage is not compromised against profit. I know these things happen and no one for one minute thinks that these things won't occur, it would be niave to think otherwise but surely to say it was your fault is just as niave on their part. They must surely at least regonise that this happend and ensure the same thing does not happen next year. You would think they must have a post race brief to review elements of the race (what went well, what didn't and what can be improved upon). It's ok to take the good comments but we all in life must also accept sometimes the things perhaps we don't like.

Abingdon Marathon

Posted: 02/03/2012 at 22:10
Evening all - I keep having a look in! Gutted I won't be doing it but get London done this year and may be back next year! For a PB! Hope everyones training is going well.

Abingdon Marathon

Posted: 10/02/2012 at 10:53

Morning all

Well ive decided () not to do Abo this year.... as I type this I am still not 100% sure but I think one marathon a year is enough for me! So London is the one. I could change my mind by tomorrow. Better decide soon with the etries filling fast!

Abingdon Marathon

Posted: 03/02/2012 at 22:20

Now im really tempted....! seeing some of the usual suspects on here!  

Abingdon Marathon

Posted: 01/02/2012 at 14:18
Afternoon all...! So entries open, not sure what to do? to enter or not to enter??? Would like to have a crack at another PB and its our club (Port Talbot Harriers) race also.

Port Talbot harriers

Posted: 14/12/2011 at 13:01
Afternoon all
Can anyone who has ever been told by me not to train with FL let me know! Just for the record please feel free to train with who ever you like, when you like and as fast or slow as you like.
I love this forum but it just causes hassle when it's supposed to be a bit of fun and banter so best to delete the account to avoid the shit!
Bye! bye!

Port Talbot harriers

Posted: 14/12/2011 at 12:11
FL - can't ever remember telling anyone not to train with you! Happy to correct anyone who said I have
WA - I'm sure it was all innocent fun with you and the goat!

Port Talbot harriers

Posted: 14/12/2011 at 06:42
Morning all
WA - another softy on the treadmill hope the community service hours go quick for you same here with work the last couple of weeks, totally flat out even had to suffer a run in the wind,cold and rain at 8.15pm on Monday with PD and you know how much he can talk! I think FL is lucky being able to do it by himself - bit of peace!
MM61 - I am sure you will get better which is not good for us in keeping our scalps!
JD - I hate excuses, but I had a bit more on Sunday, but played the first half of the race to cautious, but learned a lot so that's something.
Right off to Cardiff to sell some hernia mesh! Anyone want a 15cm x 20cm piece of mesh for your hernia at £520 excl. VAT?
Have a great day all.
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