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The Sub 3:15 Marathon Thread

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21 Aug
9:37am, 21 Aug 2019
113 posts
Had a listen to the marathon talk episode (No 207) that larkim mentioned a few post ago with the Pete Pfitzinger interview whilst doing my 10 mile general aerobic run. Very interesting and worth a listen for anyone training for a marathon in my opinion no matter what plan you are following.
Run last night was mainly off road and for most of it needed head torch on. Slowed down/stopped at one point to watch a barn owl quartering a nearby field (was actually on the old pit top so was looking down on it). Did 10*100m strides in last mile or so.
21 Aug
9:40pm, 21 Aug 2019
39 posts
Nice 5k tonight ,not as quick a course as next weeks but still pretty fast,17:57 which was a minute faster than last year,km splits were nice 3:36,37,38,38 and a downhill sprint for 3:29.
Hoping to beat it at Mid-Cheshire next thursday.
21 Aug
10:10pm, 21 Aug 2019
1563 posts
Very tidy 5k indeed Ian5.

Riggsy, I listened to the Pete Pfitzinger interview on the way home, having not really followed a plan in any of my marathons I’m more tempted than ever to give P&D a try for London 2020. If I do it’ll be the 18 week plan, and I reckon it’d have to be the 70-85 plan (gulp)
21 Aug
10:13pm, 21 Aug 2019
8357 posts
I'll be spectating this year at Mid Cheshire, have a good run there Ian

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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 someone else's!) here.

Autumn 2019....
These are marathon plans for racing, or participating for fun/training purposes(*):
29 Sept - Berlin - Jovi Runner, Joe Hawk
Oct 6 - Chester - larkim, Joe Hawk, Sjjh
Oct 6 - Brussels - HappyG(rrr)
13 Oct - Einhoven - puzzler
Oct 20 - Abingdon - Bazoaxe, Windsor Wool, Joe Hawk
Oct 26 - Snowdonia - larkim(*)
Nov 3 - Cornish - Chrisull
Nov 16 - Rother Valley - riggsy99
Dec 1 - Valencia - SailorSteve
medal pint champagne *fist-bump* etc.
Successes in 2019:
- Ian5 (Gran Canaria 3:11)
- MoKenHaile (Manchester 3:14)
- riggsy99 (Boston Lincs 3:13)
- Bazoaxe (London 3:02)
- Rossco Peeko (London 3:05)
- B Rubble (London 3:14)

Welcome to our newest thread member, Emily Douglas (02/05/2019, 5lb 2oz)
:-) :-) :-) :-)

parkrun spreadsheet:
Anyone found to be negatively affecting their marathon training with the aim of doing well in this game will be made to read all the Deathmatch threads.
Pinned Post:
Gobi #63166, p.6545 (09/02/2018)
"""Guys n Gals - I implore you to think about the effort, wear an HRM but learn about RPE and mostly put away ego and thoughts about natural pace.

Speed is earned through smart running"""

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