Mark J πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ

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About Me
I'd been a body abusing, clubber for so many years until my wife inspired me to start running. I used to run well at school but stopped on leaving, took up smoking full time and didn't put any running shoes on again until 2008. Didn't really take it too seriously (just over 500 miles across three years) until 2011, when I entered my wife and I in to our first marathon. The mileage went up and so has the addiction.
Been a bit slack since mid 2012, renovating our house and moving to New Zealand. Back at it now since Jan 2014.
Personal goals, in no particular order or indeed time frame:
To run 1000 miles (1609k's now we're in NZ) in a year. ACHIEVED 2015.
Sub 20 5k Sub 35 5M Sub 42.30 10k Sub 1.15 10M Sub 1.35 Half Sub 3.30 Mara
To have a WAVA of above 60 in every race for a year would be good I reckon. To have one race at a WAVA of 70 would be incredible. ACHIEVED 2015
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What's the biggest challenge that awaits you?
Sub 3:30 marathon, ideally a 3:15 to give me a GFA entry shot for London.
Recent Blogs
An ode to the Coros Pod 2 Mar 2024
My parkrun
Blenheim parkrun
Recent Training
17th Apr
Stretching 0mi 4:16
17th Apr
Commuting 3.5mi 17:03
17th Apr
Commuting 2.6mi 20:24
17th Apr
Commuting 2.6mi 18:26
16th Apr
Stretching 0mi 4:17
Planned Races
Christchurch Marathon 21st Apr
Monaco midwinter marathon 16th Jun
Sydney Marathon 15th Sep
The Nelson Half 3rd Nov
London Marathon Apr 25
12 Month Benchmarks Run Bike
Mile 6:21 2:30
5k 20:09 10:24
5mi 34:30 17:43
10k 44:02 22:53
10mi 1:11:40 1:21:12
Half 1:44:40 0
20mi 2:43:03 0
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2024 Targets Set your targets
Recent Threads
The sub 3.30 marathon thread
100 miles a month in 2024
The Sub 3:15 Marathon Thread
Shoe P*%n
What are you listening to?
What is your fetch addiction position?
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