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Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:55

10 Miles to the office this morning - recovery pace after my 21 mile blast on Sunday. cranked it up last few miles and have to say legs feel better now than they did before the run.

Everyone booked their flights yet?

Sub 3

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:50
Old No7 wrote (see)

CW - This will be my 3rd year at Leighton so I'll know what to expect come the hill. I was first finisher over the hour mark last year, hoping to go under it this time!

TJB - Strange thing with longest weeks, it sounds an intimidating amount when you haven't done it before then once you have you quickly get used to doing that much all the time & keep it up regardless. Then the next marathon campaign comes along & you up it again (that's been my approach anyway).

I was just scorning myself really - there is amazing mileage being reported on this thread. This year my base training is around 30-35 pw - and when I peak it's in the 50s - or 60s (as last week). To move onto the next level, that base needs to more like 40-45 per week and then 50-60 is more of a regular occurrence with peaks in the 70s. How dare I complain about 60 miles! I suppose building the base gradually over a longer period of time reduces the risk of injuries. That's my logic anyway

Sub 3

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 22:17

Blimey Marrows, that piccy with the hi hat stand reminds me a bit of Steve Backley in his old duelling days with Jan Zelezny.

Blimey Marders, nice 35km in the morning-'ing. I did nearly 35km yesterday with Heathside although just a smidge slower.

As CD will have already seen my news (cause he already dropped in), I got my Boston entry confirmed for next year, which I'm very pleased about as that's been the goal for a long time. I've started a thread over in events, feel free to drop in and mock me.

As I said - around 21 something miles yesterday, plenty in the low 7s which was not the intention but feel ok today - you always get pulled along with the 9am Sunday group.  A tad fatigued, managed 62 miles last week which I think is my longest week ever - wow! 60 Whole miles in one whole week. (it's all relative tho')

Got Reigate Half this weekend so will be mini-tapering down to mid 40s all easy pace before a blast on Sunday at the race

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 21:29

Le Jimbob wrote (see)

TD don't forget, Dan Gleables will hanging out in the 3 hour zone as well 

just found this n the 2014 thread ...... what ever happened to Mr Gleables?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:30
Whaqatac wrote (see)


So if you do choose to go quietly (can't imagine you ever going quietly!) and be boiled down to glue, will you be changing your name to Tricky-Sticky or Sticky-Dicky??

Whaqatac, how you been mate? We've not chatted since Paris in Corcorans! how it going? What races are planning to run?

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 13:26

Jonah8 - blimey! Good luck completing your own personal grand slam of marathon majors. I can feel a framed Medal mount on the cards. Something to show the grandkids!

...and 1 second apart on your 2012/2013 finish times. That's consistency!

I'm not sure I could manage all 6. Mainly due to the flight/travel costs. Boston will be my 3rd "major" to add to London and Berlin. I suppose I could take my time trying to complete all 6. At 41, I still have time to carry on for a good while - there's plenty of people running good marathons in their 60s.

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 11:17
LloydR wrote (see)

Congratulations on your confirmation Jimbob.

Not yet speedy enough to qualify for this one but would love to do it one day. Will be keeping an eye on this thread in the hope I can pick up some tips.

Good luck to everyone that is in for 2015.

cheers Lloyd, I don't think you are far from running the qualifying. Keep progressing
at the rate you have been and i'm sure you have a shot for 2016.

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 11:14

I'd rather not be death marching the last 5 miles of Boston. Really want to soak up the atmosphere, come in nice and steady with a big smile on my face. You never know how it will really be come race day in the marathon so from what you say, self discipline is the key. Shame you got done by Armstrong, but as you say he was probably pumped up on steroids and hormones so it doesn't really count!  

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:53
Cheerful Dave wrote (see)

Nice one Jimbob, it's a great race.  Entries seem to close a lot quicker these days, I haven't done it since 2008 when you had months to get your entry in.  It's harder to get pacing right at this one, what with the net downhill first half.

Ha ha CD. Cheers for dropping in. Yes regarding that course profile, I've heard it's quicker in the first half. Everyone goes flying down the first 5 mile gradual downhill. A pal described it as tenderising your quads on those downhills!  if you go off too quick you suffer in the 2nd half. I guess hill training is more important for this course as opposed to flat races like London, Paris, Berlin etc - as well as pacing it right.

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:01

jonah8 - nice work. are you coming back for the hat trick?

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