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Sub 3:30 Stevenage Marathon 2 November

Posted: Today at 10:57
Quite probably. Looking at 9:30/mi though.

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: Today at 09:36
I'm in ballot for London. Also in a special ballot for Paris and I'll know if I'm doing Paris some the next week. I've registered interest for GNR next year for a fun weekend up there, I'm not planning on racing it after hearing my friends' reports from it.

Training for Stevenage marathon is on hold. Have a serious cold so I haven't run since Sunday and tomorrow's 20mile training run is cancelled unless I wake up a changed person.

So some swings and roundabouts for me at the moment.

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 12:27
Rich, I am considering giving up on the idea of another sub 1:50 and taking that approach on all future half marathons.

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:09
Absolutely hilarious day yesterday. I would thoroughly recommend the Baccus Half at Denbies Vineyard.

Mainly on the hills and trails opposite Box Hill in Surrey.

Fancy dress with wine stops every two miles, sweets, cakes.

2:50:32. At several points we forgot we were supposed to be running and stopped to take photos and look at the view.

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 10:06
How are we determining the times?

Race only?
PB from last 12months?

Looks like 10miles is my best distance comparing to other people's times but I'm guessing it's not a common race distance for most of us. I ran two last year but they're not until October and December and I'm away during the October one.

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:45
Katy, what I would do is start out at 7:30/mi as you know you can do 47mins. By trying to 'bank' time you're running well above your lactate threshold and the lactate will build up too quickly and slow you down. So it's counter productive. Run the first half at 7:30 then step up to 7:15 for the second half. Then really push at the last km.

Although the only 10ks I've done were hilly trail so I just go on effort and rely on the downhill to recover slightly, trying for 8:00/mi in general.

Good luck.

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:35
Prune away Dan.

10miles tonight. 3miles easyish, 4miles half marathon intensity, 3 miles marathon pace. Tough run!

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 15:36
I was quite surprised to see that you ran 23miles in training for your marathon.

If you've already run 13miles on the GNR, you can probably just maintain that by running 13miles every other week as your long run or even keep it as your weekly long run with an occasional 15 thrown in.

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 12:05
That's the problem with those big popular races. A lot of people just put in a random time. For many it's their first and possibly only race.

Getting PBs at GNR or VLM is more by luck than anything else.

PB targeting is best left to a small local race where you have more control of your warm up routine and a decent night sleep etc.

How to decide race pace to aim for?

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 14:58
Well done. It was very humid this morning too. Get booked into another one quick.
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