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The sub 3.30 marathon thread

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27 Apr
10:48am, 27 Apr 2021
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Hi all, great to see you all in here still and that there's some October plans afoot for some of us... I'm not ruling out a sub-3:30 attempt if everything went to plan but also not pinning my hopes on it yet...

Nelly, I hope that some bike miles will help with general fitness, recovery and resilience- ideally I plan to substitute some of the 'general' (junk?) miles with cross training including bike rides..

FF I hope you're off the bench before too long, what have you done?
27 Apr
11:41am, 27 Apr 2021
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Fenland Flier
I got PF in early February and pulled my groin a few weeks ago. Each is improving but not cleared up. I have not run since 7th February so will need to restart when the time comes.
27 Apr
12:31pm, 27 Apr 2021
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Increased bike miles as part of my commute were a factor in my PB :-)
28 Apr
12:32pm, 28 Apr 2021
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Hope the improvement continues, FF. Do you think one caused the other? Sometimes through compensating for one issue we end up creating something else... did I hear you're cycling instead? I'm sure that will help a lot with maintaining your general fitness and of course wellbeing.
28 Apr
12:43pm, 28 Apr 2021
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Fenland Flier
It's possible Clare, I stopped cycling because it caused issues for the groin strain.
28 Apr
5:42pm, 28 Apr 2021
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Oh that's annoying :-( hang in there...
28 Apr
7:26pm, 28 Apr 2021
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Hills of Death (HOD)
Cycling is bad for your health mate trust me 😉
28 Apr
7:41pm, 28 Apr 2021
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Fenland Flier
So is running at the moment 🙄
28 Apr
10:53pm, 28 Apr 2021
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Oscar the Grouch
It's all that cake, HOD ;-)

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Maintained by clare1976
This thread is alive :-) - if you want to be added to the header, post your details or fmail me (clare1976)

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

2021 Races
#dontbeshit #gohardorgohome #DoOrDoNotThereIsNoTry:

luck London - 3rd October - Pothunter, SailorSteve, clare1976
luck Manchester - 10th October - Nelly
luck Newport - 24th October - Oscar the Grouch, SailorSteve
luck Portsmouth Coastal - 19th December - SailorSteve

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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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