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  • Cal-that's a great park run,do you have an easy course to get your sub 25 done? You're right MP would have been the sensible option... As it was I decided on the line to go for it,my Achilles was sore but gave it a really long warm up and it felt ok…
  • Last last night here and all gone well. looks like I was fated to do the half on Sunday as a friend is injured and has transferred his place to me,question now is do I go for it or do what I’ve never tried before and run it at MP and see how it feel…
  • Shades-sorry you missed your race,hopefully all good for your next one. Big G-Thats a  brilliant price,when you think how much you spend on a move it's really nothing to make sure the big day goes well. Easy 5miles with the wife yesterday,we did 5 a…
  • Some real good long runs going on here. I had 20.5 miles last Friday,weather didn't help as it was very windy and it meant the last 2 miles hurt more than normal,hopefully a good taper will see me back to form.
    in Manchester 2019 Comment by Ian5 March 18
  • Rob-Good work beating them on the line. Shades-I was getting the Megabus to Exeter as seems like there's a few services to there. Think I'll give Wilmslow a miss,I'll be gutted if I get a knock that affects me for Manchester and I want to do the las…
  • Cal-In terms of recovery I think you'd be ok.What i'd be worried about is if you get a knock,then it could put you out for the race,now that could happen on any run but more likely when running fast.
  • Not the best run today,really wanted to do 20 as I've not done many above 15 since GC.Left the run till 4 as it was fierce winds early then 20mph from 4 on.Felt ok running out into the wind and good until 18,then I ran out of energy,maybe it was the…
  • Trains booked for DD.Ended up getting the train both ways,as it was only about £15 down more than megabus so well worth it for the near 3hr saving,also treated myself to 1st class on the way back as it was only £20 more but will need the best rest p…
  • Khani-I didn't hate hills but just avoided them,but kept cramping and struggling at the end of races so added it in to see if I got benefit and I really did,still not an enjoyable session,but as it's my only hard effort I can bear it. I was debating…
  • Poacher-hope you recover quicker than you think. In terms of laps,my first sub 4 was a track marathon,it was nowhere as tough as I thought,liked having my own aid station whenever I wanted it. 7 easy after work today,meant to bea long one tomorrow s…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Ian5 March 14
  • Rob-I am aiming for a PB,I've never even considered sub 3 as a slight possibility until the last month or so,still think its a way off but if I can get gfa at manchester then I'll target 3 at Frankfurt with 6 months to get it. Shades-Just had a look…
  • Shades/Big G-Pity about Gloucester,when I seen it was down for August it was one I considered,were they ones who had a race a few years ago and no one heard from for a while?or is that someone else Steve-Great pace in those conditions. Khani-Sorry a…
  • Khani-i'd totally agree with big g,2 years ago I was over 4 hours,I've just added easy mileage with 1 hard hilly loop every other week and I'm down to 3:11 now.No cycle I've averaged more than 45 miles per week yet,for me it's all the easy miles giv…
  • Jason-10x20 is brilliant work,what is the amount you usually do? I used to go off too quick but as I've got more experienced I've gotten better.Hull and Chester I was just a couple of mins positive and Gran Canaria was my first negative split so hop…
    in Manchester 2019 Comment by Ian5 March 12
  • Nicko-I was looking at something similar myself but heard long runs take 3 weeks to have a training effect? Any thoughts anyone as don't want to push it if I'm not going to get much benefit for the injury risk.
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Ian5 March 12
  • Cal-That looks like a really good session for you,has she given you any idea on  how long until you can move on to the next part? Looking back in school we only played rugby and football,think I remember an odd long distance run we'd do now and agai…
  • Big G-I have improved a ton,but you need to remember I literally done no exercise  for over 20 years so started from a very low base,it does make me wonder watch could have done if I'd starred earlier though. In terms of nutrition,I've started start…
  • If you sub 3 guys are in pen b I'll hang around at the back of the pen so I don't get carried away at the start. 38:23 at Chester 10k yesterday,50 sec pb so happy with it,hopefully translates well for the longer distance.
    in Manchester 2019 Comment by Ian5 March 11
  • Shades/Steve-That might be a target to aim for in Frankfurt if I can get a few solid months if training in. Those numbers seem scary fast,but then I remember 45 min 10k seemed way beyond me and all the other numbers I've passed seemed crazy at the t…
  • Steve-think you missed a number off there,be really happy with sub 3:08. Cal/Big G-I remember having a tough run the day after wirral half which was really windy so definitely something in it. Rob-Is the court not bikeable to? Can't remember if you …
  • Nicko-2.5mins at that pace is a great jump,well done. G-Dawg-Nice running on your pb,sounds like you ran a nicely controlled race. SBD-Thats a top effort,I've only ever gone 12 at MP before so well done.Yes I definitely had the best of the weather a…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Ian5 March 10
  • Big G-Thats great that you had a good race and are happy with it,puts last week's demons to bed. Cal-well done a good time,2 months ago you'd have been delighted with that. Rob-I'd do MK if I need it and they extend the deadline,brilliant pacing the…
  • Shades-I was thinking of 20 next week and 20 the week after but that's 13 days before the race,would you say the second one is too close then?if so how long is the longest you would suggest for it?
  • Shades-We got very lucky,it's currently hailing and bad winds.Its given me a decent boost that the speed is there,but just hoping the endurance comes with it after nearly 2 weeks off.
  • Poacher-hope it goes quickly. Hope everyone went well at big half. Chester 10k today,not ideal marathon training but is commited to it a long time ago,pretty good weather really,just a hill at the end and bits of wind,finished in 38:23,a 50 sec pb,a…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Ian5 March 10
  • Big G-Hope today goes well. Cal-Good luck at London. Shades-Weather wasn't too bad here this morning,due to pick up later. Chester 10k today,not ideal marathon training but with work sponsoring it i'd agreed to do it a long time ago.nice out and bac…
  • Had a couole of weeks away and tons gone on as usual. Badbark-gutted to hear you're potentially missing out on a vest,something most of us can't even dream of,good luck. Steve-Im in pen b,and put down 3:10 I think so you need to sneak into pen A,it'…
    in Sub 3h15 Comment by Ian5 March 7
  • Big G-Sounds like you're making really good progress,remember all that from moving years ago. Steve-If you buy off nike.com,if you sign up they send you 25% off on your birthday but you have to have had the app for a month,so sign up now,say your bi…
  • I'm going for about 10 days just to be awkward,just had nearly 2 weeks off with laryngitis and feel it's out me back so going to push as close to the race as I can,I generally recover well,and done marathons 2 weeks apart and felt fine so should be …
    in Manchester 2019 Comment by Ian5 March 7
  • Shades-That calculator is interesting,just used it to compare my GC time and potential manchester run,it drops 2 mins going from 20° to 16° then another 90 secs due to the difference in hills,gives me a suggested time of 3:07. Still not right but ne…