The Jimbob

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Sub 3

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 13:41

Good Luck today Marigold and Marders and the rest of Team GB & Ni in the world 100km! 'ave it large!


Sub 3

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

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 00:10
Tinkerbel is the keeper of that list Chunky. Drop her a pm and she will email it to you

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 20:54
Ahh Nodster, they send you the link to the "Convocation" a week or 2 before the race. It becomes available to download from your ASO account around then as well. If u got the med cert, travel and accommodation sorted then that's the big boxes ticked. Now time for the biggest box, the 4 month full winter training plan. The journey ..... Good luck to all of us

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 17:36

Nodster .... don't forget the stamp!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 13:14

List Fairy - please add me to the Hackney Half Marathon on May 10th.

Couldn't go track last night as the missis had to work an extra long shift and I had parenting duties. It was probably a blessing as my legs feel fairly trashed from last week's quality. Yesterday opted for 2 x 5 miles recovery runs (to work and back)

Will have a slightly easier week this week ....

I'm about a 54 on the vdot chart thing ... been stuck on there for ages  I saw somewhere that ultra runner Dean Karnazes has a ridiculously high score - (like 80 something) - he can hold 3 hour marathon pace for about 10 hours or something silly like that!


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 13:08
Ha Ha TD. Would love to run at your level one day, you've set the bar very high for me, not sure that's meant to happen in 2015. You once advised me to work hard, train smart and chip away at pbs gradually. That is very good advice. I'll see what my training zones are up to come springtime and I'll take any advice and encouragement I can get.

Valencia Marathon 2014

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 07:56

Good luck today Team Valencia. Hope everyone has a fantastic experience

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 19:17

Evening Darlings, welcome newbies. Continuing on from TD. I've been in this thread since Sept2012. Lurked a bit before, they welcomed me in when I de-cloaked. Ran Paris in 2013 and 2014. Not doing 2015 as running Boston/London double one week apart. I'll be back in gay Paree in 2016. Mainly so I can hang out with all my lovely friends that I met on here. It's a fantastic group. And Paris is a fantastic marathon.

Today I had the London XC champs on Parliament Hill..... Or did I.... was so up for it, but circumstances on the domestic front meant my transportation was delayed by an hour and that was enough time for me to arrive 10 mins after race start, and despite doing everything in my power to get there, I was told flat no I can't run. 

i joined a club, at the beginning of this year and have seen some improvements to my running. I'm doing the cross country season in a bid to toughen me up as I ramp up the mileage and training so I can try to produce "fireworks" in Boston on April 20th. We'll see.

P.s today a club mate gave me a nice pair of trail shoes. Very nice shoes, very nice fella .... Will try to put them to use in the coming months


Sub 3

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 13:12

Dan A - I loved Valencia last year. Berlin flat without the congestion. Expo a bit pony but the race was great. Good conditions, good time of year to run. The finish area was good and served FREE BEER .... Banksy - let us know if they do that again, I had 4 Amstels while sitting around chatting to other runners waiting for pals to come in. (video of the finish here if you are interested - blue tshirt/aviators)

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