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Sub 3h15

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 16:11

Thanks for the welcome back messages.

TAR - I have been using the treadmill a lot over the last year.  It does help, but ideally you need to be training outside if the plan is to compete outside

OO - I quite fancy scheduling a fast, flat HM and the UK options are all looking a bit hilly - do you think it's worth the extra effort to run at Paris (a 40 minute train time to London helps)?

MsE - I guess we're only one run away from our next injury but touchwood I seem to be injury free.  I had given up on the marathon earlier in the year and started to focus on the rowing  (I used to row in the past and my son became involved in the last year so this rekindled the enthusiasm and before I knew it I'd signed up to row 50km between Lincoln and Boston in September!).  I entered Brighton in October when they reopened entries - more in hope than expectation.  I have been training 7 days per week since June, but this only included 2-3 running sessions per week.  However, I thought I'd try switching to 7 days running per week to see if the body would cope and so far it seems reasonably happy.  All very unexpected, but I feel I should try and give the marathon training another go over the next few months whilst the body is willing!

Brighton Marathon is on 9 April 2017, so 2 weeks ahead of London.  I've decided to use a similar P&D 18 week plan I've used previously, so today is day 1 and a steady 10K on the treadmill once I've escaped the office.

Is anyone else running Brighton?

Brighton Marathon 2017

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 22:12

I make it 18 weeks today - a long time away and scarily close at the same time!

So join in the fun - tell us why you've entered, what your ambitions are and were the training is at ...

I ran Brighton in 2010, the inaugural year.  It was a great day, full of memories, a few painful,l but I hobbled home in 3:05:xx.

Having had a few lean years hampered by injuries I'm hoping to put together a consistent campaign over the next 4 months and toe the line in reasonable shape to do my myself justice or at least beat the 2010 time!

A steady 21K for me today, my longest for at least a year.  Just need to build the distance over the next few weeks and not let Christmas in the way ...


Sub 3h15

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 21:53

OO53 - I would strongly discourage junior - much more appropriate to be targeting XC and shorter distances. 

Poacher - hope you're recovering from what sounds like a horrific experience - fitness is to be valued over good looks

TAR - Keep the faith - your time will come

Sounds like all threadsters are training well and generally getting faster.

A bit of a lean time for me over the last few years:

          London 2013 - 2:13:xx

          London 2014 - DNS

          London 2015 - DNS

          London 2016 - DNS

Having struggled with the niggling injuries, I thought I should try a different approach.  So I've been rowing since June and even managed to complete a Rowing Marathon (technically 49.2Km) in September in a time of c. 4:15.  The good news is you recover quicker from a rowing marathon and having kept the runs going, I've suddenly found myself in reasonable running form.

So Brighton Marathon beckons, 18 weeks today.   21k today and 91K for the week, so everything feels quite positive at the moment

Anyone run the Paris Half Marathon in March - it looks more attractive than the Berkhamsted Half - but there's obviously the logistics to sort out ...

Sub 3h15

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 23:08

I've usually been a Nike stalwart but having more success with Asics at the moment.

Good to see so much productive training in action.  It's a few pages since I last posted but everyone seems to have got faster and is training smarter!

London 2013 was my last running race and have had a few injury issues since then.  I still have a place for London 2016 and seem to have accidently come back to form.  So 272 miles in January and an 18 mile long run banked.  Need to start giving some serious thought to a London 2016 campaign


Sub 3h15

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 23:26

Inspired by Poacher's Comrades efforts - very impresive off minimal training.  And a great report.  There is an almost hypnotic pull from Comrades - so despite thinking that a marathon is the furthest distance any sensible person should run - I'm begiining to feel the attraction ...

Sorry to hear it all fell apart on the day Gul but a sensible decision to drop out early.  Keep the faith - your day will come.

Trying to get back in shape here.  Best not to mention the weekly mileage other than that I'm ahead of Keir!  A few niggles to contend with (not sure where the hip flexor strain came from ...) and spending far too much time for my sanity on the dreadmill but I'm hoping to toe the VLM line in 2015 ...

Sub 3h15

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 21:47
PhilipMJones wrote (see)

SBD, not seen you here for a while, how are things ticking along?

A few calf problems post VLM13 killed the enthusiasm a little and then I let work & life get in the way of any training.  Before I realised it, 6 months had passed and the fitness had slipped a little (OK, dissapeared) ...

I've been inspired by the achievements of all the threadsters in London and the other Spring marathons - everone just keeps getting better!  Commiserations to those, including yourself, for which it didn't quite work out on on the day.

One of my clients died unexpectedly a few weeks back.  This made me realise that you have to find time in life to do the things you enjoy.  And I really would like to run a Sub 3 at London (a potential V50 80% WAVA!) so time to start the training for VLM15 ...


Do you train in km or mile pace?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:55

Definately in Km here - you get more for your money

Sub 3h15

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:53
The Accidental Runner wrote (see)

Yikes-a-Lordy.  22 painful minutes for a bloody 5k.
Looking good for sub 4 at Abingdon then...

We'll be expecting a Sub 3 then TAR

Sub 3

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:25

Of course, more importantly than the technical specs, the 310XT is a very nice shade of orange - so goes well with the red shoes 

RW Forum 5 - Sub 3

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 23:18

Very nice mile reps DA - I can only dream of doing such a session!

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