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The Sub 3:15 Marathon Thread

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9:37am, 21 Aug 2019
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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.

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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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