Posted: 20/11/2014 at 15:00
Morning All. Nice running last weekend fellas and nice PB'ing Jools. On a hot streak!
Banksy - good effort in Valencia. Still respectable. You had a death march, there's no way back once you hit the march, you have to tough it out or stop - you toughed it out. Well done, I know a lot of people who would give their right arm for that time. Just goes to show you can do some great stuff in training but the marathon is such a bugger, so much comes down to on the day.
FG - I've heard of people on here converting a 1.26 half to a sub3 - they've since gone quicker at the half. . If you can run a 1.26 half you already have the leg speed to run a sub3 ..... it's more a case of doing the right training so you can maintain the pace for the whole distance. Lots of miles, long slow runs, mid-long tempo runs, interval training etc that's what I'm going to try to do anyway.
Likewise with Banksy - more than enough speed to run a sub3 - just need to put together the training - more long runs I reckon fella, and with a bit of luck on the day, smash it ....
I'm having an easier week, legs feel a bit trashed from last week track session and 17.5 mile run with the fast group at Heathside on Sunday, and various other bits and pieces of training I could pick up along the way. No track this week, will prob go long on Saturday and throw in a parkrun if the legs feel recovered