The Jimbob

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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

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 10:01

today is the last day to sign up for the London 10,000 on Whitsun bank holiday. It's a good route, well organised by London Marathon. Start and finish on the Mall

there's a big group of us running and we will have a little gathering in Green Park after with beers and food and beers ..... put some cold tinnies in your kit bag. I checked a crate of cold carlsbergs into bag drop last year ..... I've a mini keg of Bitburger for bag drop this year!

Sub 3

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 09:46

YOU GUYS! (flogging your VLM medals and T-shirts on ebay)

I just can't part with them, or the t-shirts, or the bibs .... (call me sad, that's fine)

My 14 marathon medals are proudly displayed on hanger (gonna need a bigger hanger) to remind me I ran my heart out and pushed through the pain barrier to earn them. As for the other 70 odd medals I have (and bibs) they are shoved in a draw.


Sub 3

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 08:04
Ros. ...... Amazing truly amazing run!

Cakesy. ... did i just read you ran 2.52 off 15-20 miles a week. DAMN! ...... surely 70-80 mpw ..... do loads of training. ... join a club and you will be in the 2.30s probably!

Wardi ..... sorry we didn't chat the other day at the pub .... (were you there?) ..... cheers for the encouragement as always.
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