The Jimbob

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Sub 3

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 09:21
Morning all. 21 miles yesterday with Heathside 9am group. Going for more gentle schedule this week with a half at the weekend. It's Plymouth, some steep hill action so not expecting a pb.

Sub 3

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 14:31

Ryan, it could be, not banking on it so much as it might be warm but if I can keep my fitness alive till then you may find your self a running buddy , would definitely appreciate someone to run along with and help me pop my cherry, not ran a small field since the old days when I was a "big chap" at the Hackney Marshes Half in August 2011. I finished 10th (from last) in a time of 2.16. It was a warm day and struggled on my own and with the laps, but this Jimbob is a different animal nowadays so liking the sound of the laps and the Team Jimbob personal feed station! 3:0xx would be a target at the least ..... Chat nearer the time about it yey?

Sub 3

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 00:37

Ryan, I'm doing Kent RoadRunner too so see you there

Bedders hopefully your Milan time will get you into Boston Baby (fingers crossed). Best to take a London place as well when GFA entires open end of May. If you end up with both then you can do a glorious double ..... Race Boston and trot London the following week.

Sub 3

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 19:39

OK! i've done my best to work back through days and pages of information and on the whole it's just FANTASTIC - i'm going to drop the F-Bomb cause thats the only way for me to describe my reaction to all your endeavours - FUCKING fan-facking-tustic you lot.....

(deep breath) Ryan smashed it!  Luke Pi Man OS Postie Spirun awesome PBs!  CD great time.  Bains - unlucky but well finished HR so near/so far/so fucking BRILLIANT! Lev - dead even perfect pacing. Running Eye more to come from you next time i'm sure. TR good show!  Dachs it didn't go your way - you set high standards and 2.42 is still bloody great. CORO AL-P CW CL SL awesome 2.30-odd crew, should start a boy band. CC2 Perfectly executed Sub3 right from the training plan all the way to the fantastic rock hard performance and lastly the alcohol quaffage/pub action- congratulations!  DS2 nice sub2.50.  AW unlucky mate but 2.57 impresses me - same to Yas with the 2.48.  Toro Ouch (but you will come back strong). BUFO WOW! PhilP nice sub3. OldNo7 love the big PB - congrats.  MrB i sense there's more in there!  Marigold = Legend, no boozing for you now Mr - hope you get to represent Team GB at the marathon and still come back talk to us after you are famous!  Jonny still a champs qualifying time!  Sweedo, unlucky on the DNF - better to stop than risk long term damage in that situation, hope you recover soon.  LS21 GREAT! Odeon NICE. Wardi - well toughed out Old bean!  JH 2.45 nice!  Bedders - nice 3.30 pacing/nice double medal frame-age opportunity there!  Last but not least, Dids well done on finishing - despite recent injuries you made it and had a blast, and you beat the old boy in the photo! more importantly congratulations on a bargain weekend in the big smoke. (BREATHE)

I'm in need of a second bite of the cherry after the whole Paris/Tonsilitus thingy. The freshness is well and truly back in the legs, they didn't really get beasted in Paris, so was able to turn in some good short runs last week and i've had a couple of of 10s this week - a steady on Tuesday and a tempo today. Planning a short sharp saturday and a long(ish) sunday. Then another mini-taper with a half mara race (Plymouth) next weekend. I've my back up marathon at the end of May which i plan to run more on feel, more focused on executing a good 26.2 miles than the actual mins per mile ..... i know it'll be a bit warmer so i'm not going to panic about sub3 so much, if it happens then great otherwise it'll come when it's meant to. I'm still in the process of building my base so i can run higher mileage (like you peeps on 'ere) rather than the 50 miles a week or so i can sustain at the moment. The paces are there in my training sessions but you still have to deliver and the marathon can be a cruel bitch sometimes!



RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 10:12

Carl, just texted you mate .....

My opinion, marathon running is tough when you have young kids, can put strain on the relationship with the OH, you have to be shrewd with your training and go out at silly o'clock and do commute doubles. If you make some adjustments you can find a way to squeeze in 50 miles a week and have little impact on family life. I know, I've had to do the same. The main problem is the races, that's a whole day, or weekend, or longer if it's stateside. The more races you do, the more it aggravates the situation, however, reading your experience the other day - I know you trained brilliantly and were well on course for a chunky PB, you've made real improvements after your dicky ankle problems last year.

I would say you getting a place in the Chicago Ballet is a sure sign that you should GET YO ASS OVER THERE BUDDY .....

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:56
Pottermoss is making his way to the holy land, it'll be his turn this weekend at the Palestine Marathon ... Along with all you London Lovelies .....

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 16:23
Well done for finishing Andy .... Yes I bought the vid, expect email in day or 2 with download link .....

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 08:41

Wardy, 9 days ...

Emmy, 'ave it!

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 08:12
OO-51 wrote (see)

Dannir you are right about about the variables involved- there are too many. But if you set your goals on a hundred improbable things going good on thr day then you are quite likely to fail. An A goal should be neutral to all the things you can't control, weather, people, unexpected events- some go for you and some against. An A goal is the top end of your performance potential within thr limits of everthing you can know and control- your training, your recent results, your heath and your gut feeling.    

I don't think one needs to be too scientific about an A, B, C or Bronze, Silver, Gold goal. It's your own marker and people choose their's differently. I prefer the bronze silver gold thing. my criteria for gold is what I've trained for, what paces I've hit, what fitness level I am at, realistically what my body is capable of in the best case scenario and it absolutely 100 percent relies on the right weather, having enough sleep, fuelling and hydrating properly, not having to stop for toileting or congestion, not getting tripped up, not being ill, not getting cramp, and there's probably a few more ..... There's no rule how you choose. i use the target thing to help re adjust goals depending how the race is going to help my mental focus out on course ..... I find it helps.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 23:26
OO-51 wrote (see)

Jimbob we all love you to bits. You ran your heart out but the sub 3 was never really there for you on the day- with all those great races in your legs over the last few months and your illness recently. You are not quite the marathon finished article, and we shall all have great pleasure supporting you and giving our best to help to reach your dream. To do this, this sub 3 has to be your main target and whole focus of you running season. To be continued in December....   


Hmmm .... December?! Ha ha funny guy ..... 

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