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Sub 3Hr Marathon

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4:51pm, 30 Oct 2014
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9:19pm, 30 Oct 2014
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Lol :-)

Baz, another great effort. We all know the feeling when it starts to go south at that late stage of the race, but to still pull out another 2.42 is magic. Enjoy the rest.

I'm also trying to sort out my diet. Not aiming for an overhaul, just cutting out the poor snack choices and monitoring my calories. Running is ticking over OK for this stage of the year, I'm past the most frustrating stage of getting back into it as my pace has started to pick up again, and as I lose some of this weight it'll get easier yet.

No sub 3 target for me at this stage. My 'A' race for spring is the Fling, so I'll be going past 30 a few times in the near future, and hope it doesn't break me :-) Depending how I bounce back from that effort I might look at Edinburgh in May to make use of the big miles and extra endurance.
9:28pm, 30 Oct 2014
2457 posts
Chris - although i wasn't short of miles and had more than enough for to knock out a sub3, i severely lacked speed within my long runs which i feel is the difference between my goal time of sub 2.50 and the major blow up i had over the 2nd half in Frankfurt... I also feel i havn't raced enough this year which may also be a factor.
I'm taking a year off marathons now to work on speed then hopefully bang out a good marathon in 2016.

Also about to take a short break from running after an ultra on saturday to recharge the batteries which will be the first time i feel should benefit me going into 2015.
10:15pm, 30 Oct 2014
23095 posts
Why ultras davie, if I can ask? :-) G

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