Ryan Snell

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Posted: Yesterday at 22:38

I'm with Dids  on this. All the records say that slower is better in the 1st half. More importantly, I felt that I gave everything possible on Sunday and finished completely ruined, rather than shuffling dejectedly towards the finish, wishing that I'd done it differently

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Posted: Yesterday at 18:27

Thanks bainspj


I remember the Sheffield guy - I overtook him shortly after halfway and he came flying back past me at about 20. His second half looks like 1:19:25 which is outrageous!

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Posted: Yesterday at 18:08

And the one who overtook me came past at an alarming rate - no idea who he was but he had a white t-shirt and was VERY strong!

edit Found him - Alexis Fuller - 1:23:16 - 2:43:33!!

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Posted: Yesterday at 18:04

HR - The plan was 1:23 at halfway and a slight acceleration to sneak under 2:45. Just couldn't settle into the pace and got it a bit wrong so left myself with a lot to do. I think it relaxed me a bit as I thought 2:45 was probably gone - I was still showboating and getting the crowd going at Big Ben! It was only when I looked at the watch at 26 and saw 2:43:xx that I realised it was on. Still makes me really smile when I think if it now

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Posted: Yesterday at 16:59

HR - Sounds like you are physically and mentally ready to go again! I'm very intrigued to hear your plans

TR - I'm with you - also did 8 today and still had a bit of lingering soreness but nothing too horrendous.

CW - That's crappy but good you're being positive 

Marathon without gels

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 21:00

That's not quite the full story though. By training over time you can teach your body to to use a higher percentage of fat vs glycogen at a given pace. I only took in about 200kcals but ran quicker than the McMillan calculator said I could based on HM and 10k times. My lactate threshold is 5:53/mile and I ran the marathon at 6:18/mile so it was pretty close

Also, people like Ron Hill (and many others) ran 2:09 in the 1970's without any fuel at all. Same goes for Steve Jones in the 80's. 

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 19:22

I think that 2:44 says that you most definitely are built for them

I couldn't walk properly for a few hours. Still got sore adductors now! 

Still doing another in six weeks

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 18:45

Defo champ start for me next year - loved every minute of this year.

Doing Abingdon in the Autumn as well

Marathon without gels

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 16:12

Sorry to hear that DT19.

I firmly believe that it's very possible to run good marathons without any help at all. TippTopp over on the sub 3 forum runs 2:27 on just water! A very good lady marathoner from my club (2:39) only takes occasional sips of sports drink.

I'm not brave enough to do it yet, but plan to slowly reduce the amount I take in. I've had a horrible last 6 miles twice in marathons, and both times were down to pacing and/or overestimating my fitness, not nutrition.

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:00

Madbee - 17-18 two days before a half marathon will definitely affect your ability to run fast.

Long runs over 20 are a big debate - I don't think that one over 20 will make much difference so probably best to not increase the risk of injury. 

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