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Marathon Potential Time (sub 3hr)

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Jan 2013
8:30am, 14 Jan 2013
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JohnnyO
I suppose I can dream
Jan 2013
8:39am, 14 Jan 2013
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Gobi
You can TRAIN
Jan 2013
2:25pm, 27 Jan 2013
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mjoyeux
Did a 24 mile long run today in 3:00 dead - last five miles were all at 6:44 pace! Roll on VLM!
Jan 2013
6:58am, 28 Jan 2013
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chronotopian
That's a long long run! I'm in a similar place to you, mjoy, ran 2:55 this year, looking to go 2:45 in October (Yorkshire Mara). My plan is, as advised here, work up to a big base... I'm going to be running slow (7:15-7:30m/m's, almost exclusively - except for Parkrun, perhaps) until I'm up to 85mpw. Seems like you can only build on a proper foundation.

PS. I was signed up for Brass Monkey, too: a bitch, eh!! All those winter miles.
Jan 2013
7:16am, 28 Jan 2013
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mjoyeux
I'll see you in York! Whats the thinking behing the slower training, just out of interest?
Jan 2013
11:46am, 28 Jan 2013
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Gobi
It is called building the aerobic engine
Jan 2013
11:55am, 28 Jan 2013
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BigChiefRunningBore
Might be some useful stuff on here mjoyeux http://www.fetcheveryone.com/viewtopic.php?id=3229
Jan 2013
12:54pm, 30 Jan 2013
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chronotopian
Cheers, Gobi, that's right: the theory - and my experience - is that it's difficult to do a lot of miles per week if a high proportion of them are 'quality', ie. fast. So you do it in stages, like a pyramid: get the weekly miles up to a big total, then maintain weekly mileage and add speedwork.

That's the theory! In practise, I went along to a club run last night and ended up chasing some 10k runner round at 5:30m/m or faster! Whoooops!

See you in York, for sure!

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