The Sub 3:15 Marathon Thread

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1:01pm
1:01pm, 25 Mar 2017
1766 posts
larkim
Couldn't miss out on a beautiful morning so pulled on gloves and hat to supplement the shirts and t-shirt whilst the ground was frosty and cracked on with my longest run to date, 25 miles. Aerobically strong, legs unsurprisingly tired towards the end but happy with the consistent 8:25 pace.

Need to get back off road but too many bogs of mud which i fear injuring myself through at the moment.
1:06pm
1:06pm, 25 Mar 2017
545 posts
Daz Love
Hunts - Its looks like a few of us in the "what shape, have I done enough, can I hold that pace for 26.2" phase.

I have only done the one mara (3:10) and certainly don't feel anywhere near the shape I was for that! Still very hopeful of sub 3:15 but limited miles, only really starting any training in Feb (plus running for Nov and Dec all at 8:45 pace) makes me nervous!

You have had a solid training 6 x 20 is VERY impressive (that's more than I have done in my entire life!!)

Baz - Great 5k. Well done.
2:02pm
2:02pm, 25 Mar 2017
513 posts
SailorSteve
6x 20ish with probably 2 more to come for me too.

Excitement/trepidation building. Bring it on!!
3:19pm
3:19pm, 25 Mar 2017
156 posts
only weak men
Some fine racing and training going on bazo
and hunts especially. Cracking spring morning for a run.

38:51 for me in the Tough 10k at Greenwich Park. Way off my pb but as the name suggests a very hilly course and an isolated 2nd place finish.

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 2017 plans for racing, or participating for fun/training purposes(*):
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Apr 2 - Manchester - KinkyS
Apr 2 - Rome - lunaman(*)
Apr 9 - Rotterdam - Jovi Runner
Apr 9 - Brighton - only weak men
Apr 17 - Boston (Lincs!) - Uyuni
Apr 23 - London:
Blue Champs: KinkyS (501), clare1976 (750)
Green: Bazoaxe (for info only, he's not here 28745), Daz Love, Rossco Peeko (28292)
Red FGFA: paul the builder (30645)
Windsor Wool, dan., B Rubble, whiteflash, STOOSH, Shortcut Cam (58678)
Apr 23 - Southampton - Huntsman, SailorSteve
May 20 - White Peak - Joe Hawk
May 21 - Windermere - KinkyS, Joe Hawk
May 21 - Stirling - Son of a Pronator Man, SM6, STOOSH
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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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