Sub 1:40 Half Thread

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Nov 2017
6:32pm, 20 Nov 2017
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BOOM! 1.39.12 yesterday at St Neots! It's been a long road back.

How are the rest of you doing?
Jan 2018
4:59pm, 21 Jan 2018
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congrats Nellers, well done! (even if that was last year)

I'm back in marathon training, trying to get my 2016 form back, 2017 was a sh**e year for running for me so I hope 2018 will be better. This has been the pattern since 2014, even numbered years went really well with plenty of PBs and great race experiences, odd numbered not so much.
Good luck to all who have spring targets. Stick to your training plan during the tough months and reap the rewards later. :)
Jan 2018
12:27pm, 24 Jan 2018
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Hills of Death (HOD)
I'm down for Cambridge Half sub 1.40 hopefully
Jan 2018
4:37pm, 24 Jan 2018
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Wriggling Snake
Good luck, I just checked, some good long runs under your belt lately.
Jan 2018
10:41am, 29 Jan 2018
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Hope to get under 1.40 at Norwich in April but need to find my racing mind first. I ran a windy warm 10 mile race yesterday in 74.53 but I felt like I gave up at 8 miles. The wind definitely got the better of me and I felt like stopping. Not sure where my competitiveness has gone!!
Feb 2020
10:10am, 2 Feb 2020
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I've dipped under 100 minutes once and my primary running aim is now to get back there. A couple of years of various issues have knocked me back to the stage where I'm not sure that sub 2 hours is even on at the moment but it feels as if things are turning round. I have three Halves booked over the next three months, realistically 1:40 is too much to wish for but maybe I can get back to 1:45 at one of them...

Anybody else targeting 1:40 this spring, or like me, a step back towards it?
Feb 2020
3:06pm, 3 Feb 2020
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I'm going completely the wrong direction Goofee.. I've manged sub-100 3 times, and now I'm struggling, having done 4 villages in 1.53 a few weeks ago.. I hope to be doing GNR in Sept, and would love to get somewhere close again.. I know what I have to do, just get running again! Big doses of CBA and losing running sessions to swimming means my mileage is at an all time low... so get back running regularly, lose a few kilos.. and bob's yer uncle.. incidently my 3 sub-100min HMs were at Blackpool, Cardiff and GNR...

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