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Sub 3

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 21:10

good tip CW


Dan  it is the Endure 12/50 (12 hour and 50 mile race) on 18th/19th July. It is a around a 5 mile loop and the race starts at 7pm - so there will be the chance to do a few laps in daylight. What are you suggestions on long run  and back to back run? .. and thanks for tip about head torch.

Sub 3

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 20:12

arghh! just lost my post, so keep it brief

TT  - I had run Paris but don't recall many cobbles just really poor road conditions

JAP,Joe RE well done on excellent races.

Dan  I would say you are bonkers but I have been persuaded to enter a 50 mile race, which to add to the fun is at night. So grateful for any training tips for a complete ultra novice 

I thought I would start the training the hard way. 12 miles Sat am followed by 9 pints at beer festival and 2 burgers. Expected to feel pretty bad on Sunday but weirdly felt ok (must have been the burgers!) so managed to knock out a slow 20 miles.

Sub 3

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 19:47

Ditto what others said about Lev and Jools reports. Inspiring stuff.

Good work on the repairs Wardi. I do find YouTube and bit of googling excellent for taking things to part and more importantly putting them back together.

PP - really sorry to hear of your injury. I hope a few days rest and you will be back at it.  Sorry, I never got the chance to buy a pint on Sunday. It was great to run with you for a short time at about mile 21.

I managed to run today but hamstrings were tight so gave up at 3 miles. So back to the beer for a few more days.


Sub 3

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 18:59

I like the stats this year - passed 215 and was passed by 41

And loving the race reports.

Sub 3

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 11:26

Here is my brief and uneventful race report.

Marathon number 19 and training was hampered with adductor injury in January and February. Missed 8 days with a bad cold in March. Started a new job in April and was without a kitchen for last 3 weeks due to house being turned into a building site. This litany of excuses meant I didn't know what shape I was in. Apart from a few parkruns  and half marathon run at slightly quicker than marathon effort, I had run the grand total of 6 miles at sub 3 marathon pace. So the plan was to set off at sub 3 but accept I may have to slow. I would have been happy with sub 3:05. The main aim was to enjoy the race as a PB was not going to happen.

The race ended up being the most comfortable marathon I have ever run.  Until mile 19, I was always about 200 metres behind the blue and green pacers. Finally caught up with PhilPub and had a chat for a mile at mile 22.  I managed a neg spit (1:29:34/1:29:26) to finish in 2:58:50. Even managed a bit of  sprint finish for a change.

I was probably in better shape than I thought. So maybe running lots of slow (~8mm) miles and avoiding speed work does gets  me in quite good shape. Just need to repeat again in October and add a bit of icing to the cake and aim for sub 2:55.

Looking forward to read more exciting race reports (than this one!)

Sub 3

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 17:37

It was great to meet up at FGFA start and see so many happy faces in the Red Lion. Apologies if I asked your name or time and instantly forgot! Well done to everyone what ever you managed.

I ran 2:58:50 today and was pleased as I really didn't know what shape I was in, felt in nicely in control the whole way - so probably was in better shape than I thought. Will try to write up a longer report tomorrow but there will be far more interesting race report from others.

Time for more beer 

Sub 3

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 10:51

Good luck to everyone, especially the sub 3 virgins and those going for PBs. Hope to see some of you at the Red FGFA start and others at the boozer.

Some light rain in London this morning which has stopped now and there is little or no wind. It would be nice if it was similar tomorrow morning - with the sun coming out over the Red Lion once we are all finished.

Sub 3

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 20:02

No real idea what shape I am in. Targets added though:

SL #907 Champs - (A) 02.27.59 (B) 02.28.38 (C) 02.28.38.

Lev #722 Champs - (A) 02:27:xx (B) 02:29:xx (C) 02:31:36

Padams #1141 Champs - (A) 2:27:xx (B) 2:29:xx (C) 2:34:xx (beat clubmate's Manchester time!)

Al_P #756 Champs - (A) 02:29:xx (B) 02:31:00 (C) 02:32:4x (D) beat Paula

DrDave #will look on the fridge Champs- (A) 02.32:xx (in my dreams depends on day/conditions) (B) 2.35:xx (C) sub 2:40 (D) hello Mum with Paula

LukeStur #973 Champs - (A) 2:36:52 (5.59 pace), (B) 2:38:59, (C) 2:39:39

CW #691 Champs (A) 2:39:30 (B) 2:39:59 (C) 2:44:59

CD #809 Champs - (A, B & C) 2:39:59

Spirun #718 Champs (A) 2:40  (B) 2:45

Selbs #29797 Red (A) 2:44:30 (B) 2:4x (C) 2:54

Jools 225 Blue (A) 2.50 (B) 2.52 (C) 2.54

KD #3???? Red (GFA) - (A) Quicker than B (B) 2:54:xx (C) 2:59:xx

TR #3XXXX Red (A) 2:54:XX (B) 2:53:XX (C) 2:55:XX

Andy D #806 (I think) Champs - (A) Quicker than B (B) 2:54:40 (C) 2:59:59

Electric Sheep #29564 Red (FGFA) - (A) 2:54:xx (B) 2:59:xx (C) 3:14:xx

Banksy #21xxx Blue (A) 2:55:59 (B) 2:59:59 (Z) 3:04:59

PhilPub #25,xxx Green - (A) 2:59:00 (B) 2:58:5x (C) 2:59.0x

TickTock #30589, Red (FGFA), (A) 2:59, (B)3:05 (C) Fun

The Jimbob - (A) Finish (B) Start (C) get out of bed


Sub 3

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 19:22

Nice to bump into Jimbob and you were looking fresh! As I said, I will be buying you a celebratory pint at Red Lion - assuming the fast guys haven't drunk the place dry.

Sub 3

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 20:17

TJB - great report and excellent run on a tough course in less than ideal condition. I assume you didn't need to wear the shades?

DrD - if you have never had lots of beetroot juice before, a word or warning - don't faint when you go for a pee (or call for a doctor) 

6 miles done and dusted. Off to pick up my number at lunch tomorrow.


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