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Sarah - Belvoir is often calf deep in mud and puddles
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Good luck with the build up to 2:5X Lou!
Good luck with the build up to 2:5X Lou!
You say that as if it might be difficult .
In any case if I don't manage it then I can always use the excuse that marathons were easier in the eighties. Everyone was running sub 3 in those days.
Hi Sarah, well done on getting selected to have a mentor for your goal. I've read through this thread and looking at your short distance times it appears that you obviously tail off the longer you go. I'm sure with a larger endurance base you will hit your sub 3.30 goal.
I live in Sheffield and will be at BM in Jan. My husband works in Doncaster and has done the Maltby 10 back in the day I have also done East Hull 20 a couple of times, once as a training run and once to achieve a time to try and top my age rankings for the year I did it, but did leave my marathon at that race and the 3 other 20 races before it, so agree do it, but keep it at training pace. A good way to run a 20 'race' is to either do it progressive, I've done it this way before where I started off with 5 miles easy, then increased my pace every 5 miles until I was running the final 5 miles at MP or marathon effort as MP is hard to hit until marathon day! Another way of running a 20 is to run the first 17 at normal long slow run pace then run the final 3 miles at MP/effort which will help to build your lactate threshold.
I have a treadmill at home and find it invaluable when the weather is so bad running outside becomes dangerous, not often, but since moving to Yorkshire I have had days where the treadmill was the only option and I'd rather run on that than not at all. Also, will use the gym one, but again would prefer to run outside, but agree with you that running in the dark is sometimes not an option. I've trained on it on and off for years and it's not prevented me hitting my marathon target, in fact it's very good mental preparation running 16+ miles on there!
I will pop in from time to time and see how you're progressing. So many good threads on Spring Marathon at the minute
It seems so Lou. Hilly can give a few tips. I think Sarah will easily achieve sub 3:30. The question might be, by how much...?
What - even without an Asics app????
Thanks. I have time to drop in for the next 2 weeks being work free, but also want to get a few miles in here and there I too hope BM is not windy! I also agree that Sarah does seem to have the talent to go sub 3.30, but as we all know nothing is signed and sealed until you cross the finish line
Keep up the good mentoring!
Minni - What's your target for VLM, you might end up pacing Sarah.
Two good smackdowns then - PRF and Keir should be close.
Actually I've found it very good to have rivalries with friends to spur me on. The more you respect someone the sweeter it is when you are in competition with them.
You wouldn't be able to access any results from 2001-2003 would you? I can't find them anywhere online and it was before Pof10.
We run for Barnsley AC and yes, I've done the SYRL a few times - good club events and a way to track fitness.
BM and EH I guess aren't for those who prefer a more undualting route as both a very flat. Although EH can be VERY windy and I found that tough as it was like running into a brick wall! BM is a good one if you're after a good time.
We marshalled that one at Silkstone and I ran in the one at Oxspring. Yes good, tough workouts.
Sarah - Nice pacy 5K. You've certainly got some speed at shorter distances.
Congrats again on getting into the forum 6 - so pleased for you
I promised I'd stop by and post Sam Murphy Strength Circuit - enjoy, and hope it's useful!
Have a great Christmas everyone, and all the best for 2013...
I wondered why I hadn't received any update notifications on this thread. Perhaps that might be because I haven't posted here yet So here's a post so I can find it again
Good luck Sarah. I'll pop in occasionally, though you are too fast for me.
Oh wait.... everyone is too fast for me!
I'm just off to eat a mince pie that has been left by the fireplace. Not too fussed about the raw carrot, though. Happy Christmas!
Oh god this is not looking good for me. I don't really have the killer instinct and feel if someone's better than me then I'm happy to let them have it!
Raw turkey tomorrow and you have to catch it yourself.
Hi Sarah- I'm a hospital doctor ( surgeon). I occiaionally have very busy on call nights/ weekends, which can wipe you out for a couple of days trainig after.
Treadmill running- I started as a pure treadmill runner, and for my first marathon, more than half my trainig was on the tready- now only resort to it for intervals and if the weather is horrible.
Merry Xmas Sarah. hope its been a good one and looking forward to 2013....
Did 4 1/2 miles in the rain avec santa Hat this morning- raised a few smiles in the cars going by
Sarah - well done on getting out for a run today. I managed 6 miles during the day and decided that it was time I started listening to the advice of minni and spoons and slowed down from my normal 7:30 / 8:00 mm to 9:30 mm. They tell me it will pay off and I am sure that it will. Planning on doing the same tomorrow.
Will pop in every so often to see how you are progressing.