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Sub 3:30 Stevenage Marathon 2 November

Posted: Today at 13:14
Are you sure you're not mixing max with WHR?

Sub 3:30 Stevenage Marathon 2 November

Posted: Today at 12:51
I double checked those figured. I think my max is 185 and my 8:50 HR is 155 so that is around 83%. Although my max may be a bit light there. I can't believe I was running all my easy runs as threshold runs. My threshold pace is 8:00/mi.

5k 23:04
10k hilly trail (supposedly a +2min course) 50:10
Half 1:48:XX
No real proper time for Marathon as I was shot by halfway running 30-40secs slower than HM pace. Bad race. Although I managed a 4:35 two years ago on a hilly trail marathon in torrential rain.

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

Posted: Yesterday at 20:15
I had a gentle stroll up a 700m hill on Monday. Other than that I've done absolutely nothing for 18days now.

Hope I don't get too used to this resting business.

Maybe 4miles on Sunday morning...

Sub 3:30 Stevenage Marathon 2 November

Posted: Yesterday at 16:57
80-83% max? For how long? Is that the suggested HR during the marathon? That's around what I'm doing on my 8:50/mi 'easy' runs.

That's a good thing isn't it?

Sub 3:30 Stevenage Marathon 2 November

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 10:29
Masses of video explinations here on different runs from Jack Daniels:


Sub 3:30 Stevenage Marathon 2 November

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 10:20
The idea of the 20milers is to get you used to running for 3hours. They're not time trials. You may well be able to run one or two at 9:00/mi. you will exhaust yourself and not be able to do the other sessions.

I was running 3 runs a week at 9:00/mi but each one was only 7miles long. At that pace the terms easy and MP are fairly interchangeable.

Remember each session should be hard enough that you can still do the next session.

There is no point in doing your Vo2max runs much faster than your current vo2max. As you will not be working on your vo2max.

Sub 3:30 Stevenage Marathon 2 November

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:46
I thought I could do a 3:50 marathon off a 1:48 half.

The 1:48 half was on a drizzly cool day.

The marathon wasn't.

Sub 3:30 Stevenage Marathon 2 November

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:25
Good. Because I trained VLM for a 3:50. Did the first half in 2:00, the second half in 2:50.

My half time indicated a 3:40. My LSRs were 9:20-9:40/mi.

Sub 3:30 Stevenage Marathon 2 November

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 20:53
Ha. Have no plans either way. It'll be my seventh marathon, they're all different and all training plans must have flexibility. In the end it all boils down to what happens during the week before and on the day.

Start out too fast and it'll be all over by halfway.

Sub 3:30 Stevenage Marathon 2 November

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 15:47
I'm in exactly the same camp as 2-wheels. It will be very interesting which of the three of us is fastest on the day. I want a 3:40 but will be happy with a sub 4 my best to date is 4:35.

I predict gale force winds with lashing rain. Only because thats what it's been like 3 out of the 4 last halfs that Stevenage ran. The last on I managed a 1:49, I was hitting more or less bang on 8:00/mile up to mile 10, then I and about 5 of the guys around me all lost pace for some reason (maybe the incline).

The fact remains train too hard and you will burn out before the start line, the problem is you won't know you're burned out until you hit that halfway mark and everything just goes away from you. It's not a matter of training to 3:15 paces and see how it goes. It just doesn't work like that.

I predict Basher gets another sub 5:00.
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