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  • nicko - maybe you just need a bit more recovery time. Relaxing in the garden today and decided to sort out my old running shoes. These are 2 pairs which I've just retired today. Each pair has done over 1,000 miles and cost £20 from Aldi They are in…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr 1:23PM
  • GM - good to hear from you. Keep ticking over! OO - sounds like a great 10k - well done on 1st place. GD - enjoy the last week of the taper. SBD - yes, same here. I've got a 10k coming up in 2 weeks - first one for 3 years. Had a good weekend, celeb…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr 5:43AM
  • SBD - loved reading your report. Bagging a sub 3 and still finishing 2,610th is quite amazing! Poacher - shocking to hear how VLM have changed their rules on deferrals. Best of luck with that knee. Badbark  - sorry to hear about your back. Hope you …
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 20
  • VTr - I checked my HR stats and my avg bpm were:- mile 1 in 130s miles 2-3 in 140s miles 4-12 in 150s miles 13-26 in 160s No idea how to interpret that. My previous marathon where I crashed in the last 6-8 miles was very similar except that my HR dr…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 17
  • There are some hilarious (but copyright protected) photos of me at the finish online with the runners ahead casually approaching the line and me looking like I'm winning the Olympics or something! Going away later today with Mrs GD for our wedding a…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 17
  • nicko - yes, a shame the clock is not showing on that photo! stevie - no problem. Yes, I recognise a few of those guys, so around about the same time as me, I guess. The relief on your face in that photo is palpable One or two photos from Sunday co…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 16
  • Congratulations to SBD and Lorenzo. That's a massive achievement SBD and great pacing to sneak under 3 by a few seconds. Look forward to hearing a full report. Well done too, Lorenzo. Sorry it didn't go to plan, but I'm sure it was an unforgettable …
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 16
  • Praying that wind is going to die down in Boston. They must be about to set off... The results from yesterday keep changing. Now back to 51st, but 3rd MV50-59?! More importantly, still the same time
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 15
  • Boston Marathon Post Race Report After the photo-shoot, my legs decided that they would go for IMS rather than DOMS. Instant Muscle Soreness. I collected my goody bag to go with the medal and eased my way back to the car. I must have looked rather …
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 15
  • Boston Marathon Report Part II Either the wind or the course changed direction quite a bit here and it was for me the turning point too. I didn't noticeably increase my effort, but had a real boost from not battling the wind. Mile 12 in 7:05, which…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 15
  • Boston UK Marathon Report Part I The Boston UK marathon had been on my radar since it started several years ago for 2 reasons; it's local and it's flat. But given the first, the second is pretty much a given It was certainly great to have breakfas…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 15
  • What time does Boston MA start? Come on boys, you can do it!
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 15
  • Good luck to SBD and Lorenzo today. Enjoy the whole experience and have a cracking race. Official results for Boston UK are in. 3:09:24 and 5th MV50-59 (51st overall).    
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 15
  • Sorry to hear that Badbark. Hope you can prove him wrong. So B What about Boston? YES!!! 3:09 and an 11 min PB Obviously made up. Details may be a while coming through. Windy day but it all came good Thank you all for you support.. It was a long ti…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 14
  • hi guys. Just popping in to say thanks for all your best wishes and wish SBD and Lorenzo the same for Monday. Hope the weather is kind. Could tomorrow be the day for which I've been waiting for nine and a half years?!
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 13
  • GD - very strong 800m rep session - you are in pretty good nick! SBD - have a good flight out to the States - hope the weather forecast seriously improves. You've put in a lot of hard work and have hit some cracking paces. Have a great race. OO - ha…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 12
  • GD - yes, Boston MA forecast looks pants. Why am I whinging over a bit of cold weather?!  I will be taking gels on Sunday (4 or 5). Practised taking a couple with no adverse affects. Birch - cheers. Sorry to hear about the bereavement. I have a fune…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 11
  • GD - getting close to race weight; could make all the difference! DT  - never tried recovery products. As you say, not easy to know if it has made any gains for you. 4 easy miles for me this morning. Wrist HRM read avg bpm of 110; so I won't be both…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 11
  • Stevie - great report and great racing. SBD - went carb-load shopping before work this morning, so all stocked up and ready to go now! Usual taper madness here too with sore throat, checking weather every 5 mins etc... 5 steady miles this morning wi…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 10
  • OO - sorry, in all the excitement of the 2 sub 3s this weekend, I missed your 10k. Nice work. SBD - do you use your HRM when racing? KR - great to hear from you and good news too!  I just need to be able to go sub 3:15 in spite of ticking all the bo…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 9
  • Yes, that's fantastic Nicko! Really pleased for you. Sounds like that was a perfectly executed race
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 8
  • Huge congratulations to Nicko and Stevie! A 15 min PB is just amazing, Nicko. And another negative split after the disrupted campaign is fantastic, Stevie.  Really looking forward to hearing the reports. Good training all round elsewhere. Managed to…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 8
  • Nicko - know what you mean about over-eating - I need to cut back on my calorie intake this next week as I seem to be piling the pounds on! Looking ahead to the carb-load, as you do , and wondering how I can increase the percentage of carbs and tryi…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 5
  • All the best to Stevie and Nicko! Forecast is looking good. Hope you both have a great race. DT - still wearing 3 layers here most days, but the weather seems to be warming up finally. We escaped the worst of it here though and have been in shorts a…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 5
  • x-post - enjoy the carb-loading nicko! 
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 4
  • Stevie - no sleet or snow here, just a bit of rain. And that MLR was my final double digit run before Boston. PMJ - steady progress with the track work. SBD - yes, I see P&D has a 13 mile MLR this week, but I felt 12 was enough. I was 11st 5lbs …
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 4
  • nicko - hope you've recovered from the sports massage! Good racing weight. I feel like I'm starting to put on  a few pounds now I'm well into the taper; must try and cut back a bit on the food before the carb-load! OO - enjoy the hills in the Lakes …
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 3
  • Lorenzo - wise choice at Cranleigh and a speedy run at that. GD - cracking 11 miler. I got the VLM date mixed up! SBD - remind me not to do Boston, MA. That is unless I move somewhere a bit hillier.  Recovery run for me too this morning. 6 miles.
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 2
  • Stevie - nice monthly mileage. Look forward to see what target you give yourself. Week 2 of the taper for me, so will do somewhere around 40-45 miles, including final MLR (12 or 13 miles) and maybe a parkrun. GD - great mileage too. Are you starting…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 1
  • SBD - cracking double parkrun effort and excellent final long run. You are in fine form for Boston. nicko - good parkrun and strong 12 miler; looking promising. Stevie - nice easy 14 miler. DT - great time on feet run with your 22 miler. Nationals n…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Gul Darr April 1