The Sub 3:15 Marathon Thread

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17 Jan
6:19pm, 17 Jan 2017
683 posts
Shortcut Cam
Not my cup of tea either Gus. Sports commentaries, particularly athletics, grind my gears big time (wrong thread I know). Just finished watching the cross-country racing from Edinburgh. Brendan and Paula were awful. All they went on about was the morality of athletes swapping countries. Maybe they discuss this on MT too?

Rant over. Get well soon Lou.
17 Jan
7:26pm, 17 Jan 2017
1630 posts
larkim
1.3 speed talking on podcasts really doesn't sound that odd, you'd be surprised PTB. I've only got so long per week in the car on my commute and I've got a long list of podcasts I want to get through each week. Speeding them up makes sure I can hear them all!
17 Jan
7:54pm, 17 Jan 2017
936 posts
FergusG
PTB - The pitch doesn't change, so it actually sounds quite normal!
17 Jan
8:56pm, 17 Jan 2017
8262 posts
Son of a Pronator Man
K5Gus, you are not becuase I haven't either
17 Jan
9:17pm, 17 Jan 2017
5912 posts
paul the builder
Just had a try: 1.5x I didn't like, folk sound like they're really rushing. 1.3x is not so weird - but I have to concentrate 1.3x harder to make sure I catch everything!

Fleecy's blog recently made me think about how much time I do spend listening to podcasts - I estimated 20hrs/wk there. And I hardly listen to music anymore, at least not currently.
17 Jan
10:16pm, 17 Jan 2017
7256 posts
LouLou

What podcasts do people listen to? Would while away my recovery walks....

About This Thread

For those who want to go sub 3.15 in a marathon and/or those that have already done it and want to give advice. Share your journey (or help somone else's!) here.

Spring 2016 plans for racing, or participating for fun/training purposes(*):
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Jan 20 - Dubai - snayak
Apr 2 - Manchester - Nelly, KinkyS
Apr 2 - Rome - lunaman
Apr 9 - Rotterdam - Jovi Runner
Apr 23 - London - HappyG(rrr), Windsor Wool, dan., KinkyS, B Rubble, whiteflash, Rossco Peeko, paul the builder. STOOSH
Apr 23 - Southampton - Huntsman
May 20 - White Peak - Joe Hawk
May 21 - Windermere - KinkyS, Joe Hawk
May 21 - Stirling - Son of a Pronator Man, SM6
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Medal! Liquid carbs For Santa! *fist-bump* etc.
The 2016 roll of honour - this outstanding collection of individuals has gone sub-3:15:
BS, Nelly, K5 Gus, KinkyS, whiteflash, paul a, puzzler, dan., Bazoaxe, Windsor Wool, paul the builder, donran, lunaman, Scooby Dave, Rossco Peeko, run-forest-run
(sub-3er's can get their glory elsewhere ;-))

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