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How easy is easy?

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 12:46

After some pearls of wisdom from some experienced runners....

So i've managed to once duck under the 3hr barrier in a marathon and in all other recent races have clocked between 3:08 - 3:15, but had decent paced splits and didn't ever have a sub three on the agenda as I knew from the training block that anything faster than 7:15's would have me implode around the 20mile mark - so based my race strategy as 7:30's and then push on at the 21 mile mark and see what there is in the tank, which in my most recent race (Loch Ness 26.2) was a finish with 7:05min mile at mile 26, so definitely a sign that there probably was a bit more to give over the previous 25 miles.

Anyway, i'm looking to pick a target race next Spring and shoot for a sub 3 again - I am confident I can get there as long as injuries are avoided, I just have a query regarding a few key session paces which hopefully someone can help with:

Easy runs - Is 2min/mile slower than most recent Mpace a good target pace or should it be slower/faster?

Intervals - Are 200/400m worth doing or should I be looking at 1k/1mile repeats?

Weekly mileage - Is a sub 3 do able off 50-60 mpw average throughout the 16 week lead in?

Appreciate any snippets of wisdom you care to share!

Sell 1 spot for Royal Parks Half Marathon Oct. 9th 2016

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 15:00
Yes please, just tried to call the number. Can you drop me a message and I'll sort out postage/pickup.

London Royal Parks Half Marathon 9th October 2016 SPACE

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 19:23
Hi Waga - Is this bib still available?

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 19:08
Hi there, My friend and I will be in London over the weekend of the 9th October and would love to do the Royal Parks Half Marathon - Does anyone know anyone with 1 or 2 entries going? Thanks so much in advance!!

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 20:43
Hi Roo,

Just PM'd - did you receive it?

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 14:40

If anyone has an entry for this one going spare I am keen to transfer if possible?


Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2015 - Full Marathon

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 13:47

Hi Bushey,

Please PM me


The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 21:03

Hi All, sorry to jump in late on the thread - but i'm looking for an entry for this weekends Richmond Park marathon.... after having a slightly sub par run in London a few weeks back i'm hoping not to waste all the training and get another crack at 26.2 before the legs get too sluggish!

Other than that it'll be back to the drawing board for Bournemouth or Chester in October.

Thanks all

Richmond Park Marathon 2015

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 10:58
Great stuff... I seem to have missed out on the entries, so unless any drop outs come forward over the next few days I'll have to give it a miss until next year. It looks like a good course though and hopefully not too warm on the day!

Richmond Park Marathon 2015

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 10:31

Hi All,

 Just thought i'd see if any others were signed up for this one coming up next weekend?

Any takers/shakers?

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