The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 10:23

Charlie4 nice Dopey! Congratulations, you must be weighed down by all the bling!

Dannirr - I keep forgetting but you are in the business end of training for Tokyo. Great running mate. Hoping you have a great experience over there.

Morning All, sore calf from a horrendous (dangerous sludgy) XC from me at the weekend. My Physician has advised I skip the remaining fixtures before Boston.  I'm taking his advice

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 10:15
Telstar Man wrote (see)

I'm back!

Thanks for the kind words JB. In fact, over the last week the injury seems to have I've decided to go for it. A PB might be out of the question but the chance of doing Boston might not come up again. As you suggested, I'm going to get some physio.

Booked my flights at the weekend so here goes....

9 miles at 8.40 pace yesterday.

It's very quiet round here isn't it?


Seriously, take a sensible approach, less is more / better to be undertrained than over-trained and all that malarkey. It's over 4 months until the race so there is plenty of time to put something together. As you say, it may not be a PB attempt but that doesn't matter. You've earned the right to run it. Finishing it can be the challenge and the bling at the end will be your prize. Yey for booking the flight and committing!

Yes it is quiet, I check in to see if there are any more posts and try to keep it moving and showing on the first page of events so the Boston hopefuls drop in. Hopefully the lurkers will de-cloak and share the banter. C'mon BQ'ers, share the love.

I had Cross Country at the weekend - Met league at Perivale, totally horrendous conditions. I struggled in the sludge and hurt myself so will definitely skip the next fixture. It's forced me to take a couple of extra days off, and it's not worth risking it. I've worked hard already for my Boston training and don't want it to all go Pete Tong. Managed 45 miles in training last week and hopeful that I can reach a similar number this week.

Sub 3

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 18:26

CC82 - well done on the half, 10k and 5k pbs. Great improvement. With the 18:30 5k you undoubtedly have the leg speed to produce a sub3 marathon, just need to put together a good marathon training campaign and then hope the stars align for you on the big day!  As long as you finish you'll get a monster PB and hopefully a Good For Age time to get you into London / Boston etc. I'm also targeting a first sub3 in April, and have got fairly close most recently in October. The training campaign wasn't the best but the race went perfectly. Hoping track sessions and more miles in the legs will do the business to help me eek out the few more minutes I need. My training for Boston has started and is going OK - but it's still early days and plenty of time for it all to go pete tong. Good Luck .... May the Force etc.

Sub 3

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 11:42
PhilPub wrote (see)
Old No7 wrote (see)


Fair effort, son.  

Sub 3

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 09:35

Bainsjp - close call on the commute drama. I attempted to run to work this morning but aborted after 2 miles as the rain was particularly bad, there is commitment and then there is just plain lunacy. Given my busy week of training so far, today was going to be an easy day anyway. Hopefully I can make up the 5 or 6 miles later on.

Sub 3

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 08:35

Having that lens vs glasses quandary right now ES. It's peeing down outside .....

Sub 3

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 22:28

Th R:

its called Inbred. It's A bit of a Deliverance type film. The tag line is, they came in peace, they left in pieces. It looks kind of funny. But I don't do gore so can't watch it!

Sub 3

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 19:13

Ha Ha Thirsk. I have two workmates who live in Thirsk and work remotely (our office is in London where I am) Also, a pal of mine wrote and directed a horror film in Thirsk a couple of years back. He's into his gore which I don't really like too much so I have given it the swerve. I think it's been doing well in Europe, Japan and the DVD market.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 15:53
TD if you make it to the start , run it and finish it that will be a damn fine achievement. Enjoyment should be the priority

Sub 3

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 14:04

regarding the defining a tempo run thread, for me it's an effort which I suppose is similar to my marathon pace (or slightly slower) on the flat but still giving it some. I'm not able to produce the same intensity in training as in a race. Half marathon pace slotted into a tempo run lasts for about 2 miles at best. Because of the undulations in my area, I'm more interested in the HR to define the effort.

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