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  • I ran my 80th marathon/ultra today. Having run 82 miles over the previous 6 days I wasn’t going into the event fresh. The plan was 7:15 pace to about 20 miles then coast at around 7:40 pace for the final 10k and a comfortable sub 3:15. As I’…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Badbark February 14
  • Burgundymike – I turn 50 this year too and have improved every year since I started running 10 years ago. In 2009 I ran the Dublin marathon in 3:48 and it was 2 years and my 5th marathon before I went sub 3:15. It was my 9th marathon before I wen…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Badbark February 13
  • GD – Well done on bagging your first 20 miler in windy conditions. That’s a good pace too. Leslie – Running after nights sounds tough going. I hope you lower leg pain clears SBD – That’s a brilliant HM in testing conditions. Even more i…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Badbark February 11
  • DT – I’m mighty impressed with your 10 mile run. Do you have any marathons planned soon? With that sort of run in training you couldn’t be far off 2:50 shape. Gul – I think optical HRMs are extremely roping. They seem to work for some but no…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Badbark February 9
  • I ran 6 easy miles this morning and 8.5 tonight including a 10k hilly trail race. My legs were sore after squats and deadlifts yesterday and the race was pitch black. I nearly fell have a dozen times having stupidly worn normal trainers. Despite all…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Badbark January 25
  • CC2 - Speedy Goth said: Badbark, I was hoping to get some training tips from you so that's not what I wanted to read LOL. I haven't entered yet as I need to do a little more research on where to stay and how to get there, but it is a road 100k…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Badbark January 23
  • CC2 - Speedy Goth said: Badbark, what pace do you plan on running the 100k? Do you run faster for 50k in training or try to keep it at 100k race pace? I'm eying one up myself for October (if I can get the time off work).  My A goal i…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Badbark January 22
  • DT – A great tempo session. Enjoy the 17  Birch – Brilliant mileage! That’s 2 ½ times around Earth! OO – Good weekly mileage and I hope the Parkrun goes well GD – Great 17 miles done. Every run I do is a bit of a grind I ran 50…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Badbark January 19
  • I've just added up my total mileage since I started recording it in August 2009. I've run over 26k miles so more than the circumference of the Earth! (25k mi)
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Badbark January 18
  • Sorry to read both OO and DT didn’t have your best days. They were still good runs considering the weather. I ran 10 miles yesterday including a moderate effort of 19:35 at my local Parkrun. I wanted to tire my legs a bit before my 79th mara…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Badbark January 13
  • Happy birthday DT – and that’s a nippy session. You’re looking good for a fast HM Speedy – I think it’s a bit of myth that ultra-running is a detriment to speed. I find I’m slower for a few weeks after a race but back to normal after a month…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Badbark January 9
  • After a few days rest, I’ve started training again towards the British 100k Championships at the end of March. The rest did what I hoped and my mojo has returned. I’ve now 10 weeks to get in good ultra-shape. 100k is a distance I haven’t had m…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Badbark January 8
  • GD - On your behalf, my new lower league team to support are Woking DT – That’s a very impressive session. I don’t think I could manage those mile paces outside of a race.  Gul – Sorry to read about your dizzy spells. A Docs visit would be …
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Badbark January 5
  • OO – Happy Birthday! After running two Parkrun’s on New Year’s Day I’m finally taking a break. I’m not going to run until Monday, so it will be 5 days. I did walk a few miles yesterday and a weight session this morning. I’ve also voluntee…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Badbark January 3
  • OO – Great yearly total. Get well soon.  Poacher – Sorry to read about your lurgy. Still a very impressive marathon total. SBD – Excellent 20 miles banked to get you close to the 2600. Enjoy the beer.  Gul – Well done on the 3k+ yea…
  • Gul – Great b2b 12 milers and a 13. Nearly there now! Speedy – Good 12 miles completed. It’s a pity the 100k classes with your VLM schedule  DT – Glad to read you are feeling better. I hope your hit your Parkrun target SBD – Nice 12…
  • OO – Excellent Parkrun time! Hi Speedy, great to hear from you again! Congrats on the Ultra course record. Here’s an Ultra worth considering - https://www.entrycentral.com/Self-transcendence-100km-50km It’s the British 100k Championship and I…
  • Well done on marathon 90 Poacher! It’s great to read you’ve another planned already. I’m finding myself wanting to run them more often, now that I’m getting closer too.  I ran my 77th on Friday in 3:08:32, which was good enough for the win i…
  • Yippee! I've earned a vest!
  • I’ve been trying to run lots of Parkrun’s this year and have just checked the results. So far I’ve run 39 with 3 more planned. The only time I’ve missed one, has been when I’ve been racing at the same time or on holidays abroad. I’ve even run 5 t…
  • Poacher said: Badbark do you have a plan for no. 100?  You might well get there before me. Congratulations on number 89! I'm still a bit behind at 76 with the next one on Friday. I don't have anything planned for my 100th yet as it s…
  • DT – Thanks for the GCT and vertical oscillation info. I’ll have to look into it all to see what I need to do to improve. OO – Well done in the XC and not getting too messy at your party. Enjoy the 14 miler  Gul – Yes, a combination of t…
  • Gul – That’s a great session and show’s your still in 3 to 3:15 marathon shape…. GD – Well done on the tough track session. I believe the ones you don’t quite hit your target are more beneficial in the long run. It show’s you were working ha…
  • OO54 said:  I’m also surprised there are so many midweek maras over your way. I rarely see mid week races above 10k here. It's really all down to the East Antrim Marathon Series. They have just announced their plans for next year -  …
  • nicko1981 said: Badbark - whatever the result, another marathon ticked off the list in a time most will never achieve - and just casually on a weekday! Congrats, and let's see a picture of your shiny 75 medal! As requested, here I am …
  • If I told you I’d run a marathon today 38 minutes slower than my recent PB, you’d probably think it was an easy jog. However, nothing could be further from the truth. I completed the EAMS Santa Marathon in 3:25 and struggled throughout. I ha…
  • Congrats on Berlin Stevie and commiserations to those that didn’t get in. Good luck Gul on your yearly mile target. I need 270 in December to reach my goal of 3670, which would mean my daily average over 2 years would be 10 miles. I’m 6…
  • Gul – It’s funny you mentioned your caffeine intake as I thought it played a part too. I don’t think it’s the fact you deplete beforehand, but taking 3 cups of coffee 3 hours before a race isn’t ideal. You can’t possibly know how much you’ve take…
  • Gul Darr said: I'm thinking that it's time to retire the shoes from today's run which have now done 1001 miles; let's just say that they're not got in wet weather! You should do what I do and take a knife to the sole to cut out new grip…
  • Gul – Nice 16 miler, especially with the marathon still in your legs OO – Thankfully, I was working from home so it was a breeze. I work in IT and can do almost everything remotely from home.  Stevie – Awesome PB equalling but I understan…