The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 07:38
Great job Yermaj on yesterday's ultra x x .....I love that you learned yesterday that ultras are stupid. Marathons ain't exactly clever either.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 18:55
Don't forget to tape up lads (if it's raining at MK)

Respec due to Nodster for completing Nashville marathon this arvo .....

Sub 3

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 11:22

Good mention for the 18 week 55-70 plan ES & Tom13. That is a plan that works for a lot of people. My plan is kind of home made but it sort of ticks most of the boxes in that plan in terms of frequency, paces and mileage .... although I tend to lean more towards the 20 milers and sacrifice the odd hard run from it. btw ES that New York time you got is comparable to sub2.50 at VLM. You made a decent improvement in one campaign which I am envious of. I'm at NY later this year and realize that I need to work hard to produce a good run there, it's a more challenging course than VLM (I've heard). May tap you up for some info later in the year.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 11:12

good luck Bandito, Kenno and her majesty Yermaj x


Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 22:41
Nells ..... i'm not in Hackney this year .... did the last 2 and I need to get recovered from all my recent marathons.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 16:40

Sub 3

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 06:49
.....what I mean is the fact that you can run 2.52 of really low volume ..... If you could run more frequently with structured marathon specific training ..... i'm sure you would make huge gains .... but you'd have to build that mileage over a couple of years .... ramping up too quickly might injure yourself.

Sub 3

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 06:43
Cakesy ..... I peaked in the late 60s ..... so my average for the whole campaign was 52 miles which includes tapering .... I ran on Sunday a 2.58. I do a fair amount of easy paced running.

When I talk about 70-80 miles per week, the big dogs running 2.20s/2.30s do high mileage to achieve those times. Someone will be along in a bit who does that kind of miles and runs those times to explain. I'm not sure my body could take 80 miles in a week but I will try to build up to that to get myself under 2.50.

Sub 3

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 21:01
Welcome Louise .... well done on de-cloaking. Of course you'll get back to sub3. You've done it more than once and you know what you're doing. Like Dan says build the miles gradually. There will be plenty of good advice in here on training smarter. You face a challenge juggling everything but you will do it. As for getting in, put yourself in the ballot as a "just in case" .... then work yourself up to a couple of fast half marathons later in the year, see if you can sneak a 1.29 .... or maybe run a marathon like Abingdon?

Also welcome LMH and congratulations on a stunning sub3 marathon debut.

VLM 2017 Good For Age

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 14:31
Dan A wrote (see)

1300 men sub 3 hours in 2014
1800 men sub 3 hours in 2015
2000 men sub 3 hours in 2016

The GFA times will surely be clipped otherwise there will simply be too many (doesn't factor in all those who qualify from other races).  Wouldn't be surprised to see the 3h00 or under limit reintroduced for men 18-40.  Haven't looked to see if there's a similar trend in the women's stats.

I was amazed at the congestion on course, seemed like there were so many going for 3. It didn't start to thin out till 18-19

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