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G-Dawg - That's a quick turnaround! Hope it goes well
Gul - I wouldn't worry about one bad session, I'm sure it will all come good Sunday!
Did my 6 x mile yesterday off 60s recovery and it was probably one of the best sessions I've ever done. Felt really in control and always felt like I could go faster. First three at HMP then progressed from there: 6.12, 6.14, 6.14, 6.05, 6.02, 5.56.
Forgot it was the club awards dinner tonight so will have to cut my recovery run slightly short. Should still manage 4-5 miles
Nice session, Stevie.
Gul, I wouldn't worry too much about 1 session. Running 1 mile at 10kp should seem like something that you couldn't imagine doing for 6 miles.
Third day running I have bought my kit in but I still don't feel like it. Out for beers and footy tonight.
G-dawg, my throat is burning today though I think it is hayfever. I'm not sure I would fancy that in 10 days time!
Just been looking on the net at charity places for Berlin as if I don't make the ballot for 2020 then it's an option. I was pleased to see the going rate is £750-1k for major charities. I could probably get my employer to cover most of that. Demonstrates quite how much London must charge them for their places.
Question for DT/G-D/OO/Speedy - what happened to the wind on Sunday? Was this a factor at all?
Happy thread b'day!
The standard on this thread is very strong. It seems most of the current contributors have run sub 3 at some time or very close.
I may have a run finally later today, though I over indulged last night on the booze and not feeling great.
I didn't realise there was a finish line I player cam for sunday until a friend told me yesterday. Caught mine last night, quite pleased with how I finished.
Happy birthday thread!
Went to my clubs award night last night, had Holly Rush as the speaker so was really interesting to hear about her career and ultra experiences! She is a machine, did Barcelona, Manchester, Paris and London in the space of 7 weeks with 3 of those under 2.50!
Also interesting chatting to club mates about training paces. Most of them were quite shocked that I run my easy and long runs at 8mm+ where as they would run at 7.15-7.30. They are all quicker over shorter distances then me but my marathon PB is better. I guess it shows there are lots of different ways to train!
Managed to get 4m recovery in at 8.20/132BPM. Aerobically I am feeling in probably the best shape I have ever been, cant wait to hopefully apply this to races.
I laid off the booze Monday and Tuesday as I just felt a bit wiped out and like I would benefit from a couple of good sleeps. Likewise, Saturday I have a full day out drinking in Birmingham planned from midday. Monday, our local club are in the play off final, having won the semi last night so there may well be beers. Then I need to start picking things up.
I think I will have a short run later today as quads feel much better.
I properly walled in my first London in 2014, though somehow crawled in in 3.18, which isn't a time that causes me any shame at all. I look back then and realise just how clueless I was in so many areas compared to now. Experience is such a big part in running a good marathon.
Gul Darr said:Hi,I'm new to the forums as you notice by my post count! Sub 3:15 is a bit ambitious for me, but I like to aim high. I've only ever run 10ks and one half-marathon before, but planning to run my first marathon next year (didn't get a ballot place in VLM 2010). Does anyone have any tips? I think one problem I have is pacing when it comes to race day - in the half-marathon I set off far too quickly and struggled in the second half, but in training I can often manage a negative split.
I'm new to the forums as you notice by my post count! Sub 3:15 is a bit ambitious for me, but I like to aim high. I've only ever run 10ks and one half-marathon before, but planning to run my first marathon next year (didn't get a ballot place in VLM 2010). Does anyone have any tips? I think one problem I have is pacing when it comes to race day - in the half-marathon I set off far too quickly and struggled in the second half, but in training I can often manage a negative split.