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The sub 3.30 marathon thread

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17 Oct
5:31pm, 17 Oct 2020
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SailorSteve
Sounds like you’re in a good groove M and I think that remembering that running is a gift at the best of times and particularly now is a positive place to be.

I like running big weeks (I think 80 odd has been my max) and have strung quite a few 200+ months together in the past just for fun, as well as for a race target, but ultimately ended up a bit over-fatigued when I kept it up for too long so, deliberately, I aim to ‘periodise’ things a bit more now, in order to create some sort of peak for my next target race, whenever that may be.

Here’s hoping that you get your 3:29:xx opportunity sooner than we think!
17 Oct
5:43pm, 17 Oct 2020
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Oscar the Grouch
Bit sharper than 3.30 pace... :-)
17 Oct
6:16pm, 17 Oct 2020
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Marchbanks
Wise SS, I think I’ll settle back down once winter is over to minimum 30 m/w but trying not to think too far ahead .. although I do!

Oscar the Grouch, I’ve always trained well but not managed to pull it off on day unfortunately.
17 Oct
6:29pm, 17 Oct 2020
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chunkywizard
Oscar, how did your marathon go?
17 Oct
8:04pm, 17 Oct 2020
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larkim
Final three at sub 3hr pace? Think 3:30 looks a very soft target if you can hit that already, but you're in a good place definitely!
17 Oct
8:13pm, 17 Oct 2020
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Oscar the Grouch
CW, blog has the sorry tale! I'm broken

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Don't forget to keep everybody updated on your training / race successes, learns, questions, best practices etc in the build-up :-)

2020 Races
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Any more this year?!

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Well done to:

SailorSteve (Virtual London Marathon official) - 3:28:04 :-)
chunkywizard (Dorney Lake) - 3:24:26 :-)

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