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The Sub 3:15 Marathon Thread

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9:58pm, 1 Aug 2015
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Lol WW, 2 weeks in Turkey coming up, I wont see many miles starting with less than a 9
10:06pm, 1 Aug 2015
1969 posts
your standard fare / platform for a sub 3:05 mara Baz…..worry not.
7:32am, 2 Aug 2015
6901 posts

Regarding the weather effect at Edinburgh - surely on an out and back course the wind is behind you in one direction? So is the effect on times that big? Never done it so curious!

Long run this morning - calm dry day - maybe today is summer! Nice to have no pressure :-)
11:11am, 2 Aug 2015
381 posts
A strong wind is a problem whatever the course, so exposed coastal routes are always going to be a risk. I did a half along the prom in Blackpool in Feb last year and could hardly run in one direction - actually waited for a group to shelter in on the upwind legs. Then again, coastal routes tend to be flat, so if you get a calm day it could be fast - my 10k PB was Ayr prom in December.
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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.

It's now Autumn 2015 (synchronize watches). Target marathons for the good people of the thread (or training/jogs denoted (*):-)):
23 Aug - Donegal - BS
27 Sept - Nottingham - Curly45
4 Oct - Bournemouth - Huntsman
4 Oct - Chester - Bazoaxe, Joe Hawk, STOOSH, donran
18 Oct - Amsterdam - Joe Hawk
18 Oct - Abingdon - postieboy
25 Oct - Bristol to Bath - gooders_gold
15 Nov - Valencia - Joe Hawk, Windsor Wool, dafinchi
6 Dec - Malaga - dan.

Medal! Liquid carbs For Santa! *fist-bump* etc.
And these outstanding individuals have run one (or more) sub-3:15(s) so far in 2015:
:-) emdee, HappyTimes, BS, HappyG(rrr), Joe Hawk, Scooby Dave, only weak men, run-forest-run, Fravage, LouLou, paul a, Windsor Wool, Daz Love, Bazoaxe, dan.

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