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Old 17th Apr 17, 04:40 PM
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Fantastic work Claire, when's the sub20 attempt
I have a 5k race planned for July and another for August, so if I'm not quite ready by July hopefully I will be by August - the August race is a fast course.

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How does everyone warm up for a marathon? I've not run a road marathon in so long I'm not sure what I did in my last one.
I never warm-up for marathons. My warm-up will be the walk from Deptford to the start - about 30 mins I think.
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Old 17th Apr 17, 05:55 PM
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Jack has finished in 3:17:59.
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Old 17th Apr 17, 07:05 PM
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Nice work Jack, great time in what sounded like tough conditions in Boston today.

Congrats on the PB Claire, you seem to be peaking just at the right moment after your injury niggles a few weeks back. Look forward to seeing how you get on in London!

I had my first run since Brighton today, just a gentle five miler. Legs felt a little creaky but not too bad. Will be taking it easy for the next few weeks before I start to think about some 10K training. I've also stupidly signed up for a 90 mile bike ride, so need to start building the bike mileage a bit as my longest bike ride so far is 26.2 miles on a trainer!

I've posted my race report if anyone's interested
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Old 18th Apr 17, 08:53 AM
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Great run Jack! Looking forward to reading how it went, wasnt ideal temp. Spring seems to be alot warmer these days! Theyl need to start moving these races to feb or march.

Like James i also had a lovely post marathon jog over the south downs yesterday and all good, legs felt strong and recovered, felt a bit unfit though on the hills. Will start to ease back into it end of this week.

At home over easter and home pc doesnt work so cant update the list just yet, too fiddly on my phone typing is bad enough!
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Old 18th Apr 17, 10:39 AM
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You two have been remarkably restrained! Tonight will be my 6th post Brighton run, although 5th proper run because one was almost walking pace with the new C25K group

It's obvious my legs aren't fresh and I'm paranoid about injury so have been taking it very very easy, but generally it has not been too bad. I would have rested a bit more, but it was the old C25K group's first park run on Saturday and I really wanted to run with them.
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Old 19th Apr 17, 05:14 PM
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Updated list below. Well done everyone so far, some outstanding running and everyone (that started) a finisher too, brilliant.

Next stop VLM! Go Claire and Darren!

Member....................Marathon..........................Target time

SamJ.........................Trail by the Sea 26/2/17.......sub 4hrs (did 3:39:44, 10th place!)

Steve.........................Bungay 2/4/17.....................sub 4hrs

OwenHD.....................Manchester 2/4/17...............sub 3.35

Gary5k.......................Brighton 9/4/17.................. sub 3.05 (did 3.20.17)
RunSpoonRun.............Brighton 9/4/17.................. sub 2.55 (did 2.57.18)
Stupid Beard...............Brighton 9/4/17...................sub 3.50 (did 4.16.50)
Stev_c.......................Boston 17/4/17................... sub 3.35 (did not run)
JackM08.....................Boston 17/4/17....................sub 3.16 (did 3.17.59)

DarrenL......................VLM 23/4/17...................... sub 3.20
Trinity1976................VLM 23/4/17....................... sub 3.20

r0bm867...................Exeter 21/5/17.....................sub 3.40
Pindar........................Sterling 21/5/17..................sub 3.30

adibear.......................Baht'at (trail) 11/6/17.........TBC

bimbambooh...............??? .................................. sub 3
JonahJones.................???.................... ............... TBC
double5......................???.................. ..................TBC

SamJ.........................Thames Path 100 29/4/17....sub 24hrs!

JackM08......................Albany, NY 8/10/17 ...........sub 3:15

Gary5k.......................Beachy Head 28/10/17........sub 3.45
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Old 19th Apr 17, 05:17 PM
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Good luck to Darren and Claire in London this weekend, will follow your progress so no slacking. ��
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Old 19th Apr 17, 06:06 PM
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This is a bit of a long post

First a preamble

The Boston Marathon course is quite unique. The first 18km or so it is net downhill. The hills are rolling, but it slopes down through the opening. At around 27km you start to climb through three successive hills though to 33km. After that it drops again, before a slight incline. The most common mistake people make is going too hard too early and by the time you climb the last hill your quads are trashed.

Last Monday it was the second hottest race day in 20 years. The temperature at the start was 74F and it did not change. It was sunny most of the way.
I had a plan of running the first 30km at a very even pace slower than last year. At 30km, through the hills drop off, then run hard 35km to 40km. The final 2km was whatever was left in the tank. That would be the difference between a personal record, personal course record or something else.

When I hit the 35km mark I was exactly 4 seconds behind. It was not good though. At around 27km I had started to feel my quads going and I knew a blow up was likely. I was really not expecting to feel so bad so early, it had never happened before. Through 35km to 40km there were lots of people doing the ‘Drunkin’ sailor’ unable to run in a straight line and either going down or weaving in to the crowd. At 35km I started losing pace and it really became a matter of being pigheaded and forcing myself to keep running. The kms rolled by and I finished about 2mins 30 seconds over plan.

Reading updates after, there were 2400 people required medical attention. I lost track of the number I of people I saw throwing up. My wife told me that there were quite a few people with hamstring issues. In Boston you are assigned to your corral based on qualifying time. I ran in to hundreds of 2:50 to 3:10 marathoners walking the last few kilometers. Many people use Boston to qualify for the following year. This year there were 1,000 less qualifiers.

Personally, my pride took a knock. I stumbled and bumbled through the last two kilometers. I am not saying that looking for sympathy, I just need to own this. The heat did impact me. But if I am honest my training contributed more to my poor finishing kilometers. I trained hard but I did not train smart.

So, what is next? First off I am taking 6 weeks away from running and going to cycle. I need a break. In June I will start to get ready for my next marathon in October. Never far from my mind will be how the marathon beat me down over the last few kilometers.

The people on this group have been great. I see that many of us are running a late year marathon. I hope we can keep this going. I would like to participate more.

On a final note, thank you Claire for looking at my times. That was really good of you.

Good luck to the London runners – kill it!

PS: Gary, please put me down for Albany, NY, Oct 8 sub 3:15
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Old 19th Apr 17, 07:31 PM
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Updated list below. Well done everyone so far, some outstanding running and everyone (that started) a finisher too, brilliant.
Thanks for maintaining the list

As I am slightly mental, I have signed up for 2 more marathons this year. Farnham Pilgrim on 10th Sept and Portsmouth Coastal on 17th Dec. I guess I will target sub-4 for Portsmouth, but Farnham is mostly trail and hilly so I don't really have a target for that. I'll just run it to feel and the time will be whatever it turns out to be.
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Old 20th Apr 17, 11:05 AM
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Great report Jack. It sounds like it was very tough out there so to finish so relatively close to your target is top work.
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Old 21st Apr 17, 02:07 PM
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Thanks for maintaining the list

As I am slightly mental, I have signed up for 2 more marathons this year. Farnham Pilgrim on 10th Sept and Portsmouth Coastal on 17th Dec. I guess I will target sub-4 for Portsmouth, but Farnham is mostly trail and hilly so I don't really have a target for that. I'll just run it to feel and the time will be whatever it turns out to be.
I've just been looking at a marathon in June, I think 6 weeks to recover from a 100 miles and be ready for a marathon is fine

But it is a marathon between 3 belgian breweries, with free beers, and bottles of beer as part of the goody bags

http://www.sport.be/greatbreweriesmarathon/2017/en/

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Old 21st Apr 17, 06:39 PM
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Claire, Darren,

Wish you the best of luck on Sunday. Believe in your training and go out there and kill it.

Looking forward to reading your race reports.

Good luck!
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Old 21st Apr 17, 07:33 PM
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After 100 miles Sam a marathon should be a walk in the park. Or a stumble by the sounds of it...

Good luck Claire and Darren, will be following you on the tracker


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Old 21st Apr 17, 09:48 PM
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Great result and report Jack! I looked yesterday, as I'm now 35, my BQ time is now 3:10 rather than 3:05

Suddenly makes it a lot more feasible
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Old 22nd Apr 17, 02:12 PM
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Weathers looking good for ya, cool and calm
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