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25-05-2012, 20:33   #166
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The last 4 miles in Cork are downhill or flat so try to keep some in the tank to make the most of it (and probably pass me out while you're at it)!
Didn't realise that. Good.

Will aim to break 3.40, plan is to head off with 3.30 and try to hang on to them for as long as possible. Did a 1.36.34 half a couple of weeks back which kinda surprised myself, have been coasting a bit since. Did a couple of 8 milers this week, gonna maybe try one more and a few 3 or 4 milers.

And curious as to what a 3x1600m P & D is too!
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And curious as to what a 3x1600m P & D is too!
It's simply a workout on the P&D plan about 2 weeks before your marathon. You run a mile at 5k pace and repeat 3 times (with 3-4 minutes jogging betweek reps). Some people prefer just to do a 5k race instead....
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26-05-2012, 13:55   #168
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Time to start the guesswork with the raceday weather.
Temps will back off for next week. Early indications for Monday 4th -suggest:
12/13c
sunny spells
very little breeze. Ill take that!

Just be glad your not running today.
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26-05-2012, 14:02   #169
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Evening temps could reach 18/19c for anyone planning a post race BBQ
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17°C Fair
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27-05-2012, 12:54   #171
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We all have different goals and mine is to finish in under 3 hours.My pb is 3hrs 7 minutes so i have a jump to make.My training has gone well though,did the same amount as last year but with a higher intensity overall this time around.My main concern now is the weather which is same as alot of runners i guess.I have absolutely no bearing of the heat at all.Just hoping the weather will have cooled off by then and we'll have cool cloudy calm conditions.
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27-05-2012, 23:17   #172
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Yes, YR.NO is usually a pretty accurate site, It was from this site that I took my details above.
I was taking the reading for the morning temps as opposed to the afternoon.
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What time did you do for those halfs?
the last half was 1.36, ran the mallow 10m at 71m...

Had a chat with a buddy yesterday and he calmed me down ,and reiterated what has been said on here really, just to go out and njoy it and not kill myself chasing a time....so thats the plan !
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the last half was 1.36, ran the mallow 10m at 71m...

Had a chat with a buddy yesterday and he calmed me down ,and reiterated what has been said on here really, just to go out and njoy it and not kill myself chasing a time....so thats the plan !
MacMillan gives 3:22 for a 1:36 half and 3:19 for a 71m 10 miler. That should give you an indication, but it's certainly not set in stone. My own marathon times are usually 5 minutes slower than MacMillan suggests, others manage to hit their times much better or even exceed them.

3:15 might be a bit optimistic, but it's up to yourself. Some people do indeed manage to surprise themselves.
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Some good points made here regarding the merging of racers and congestion points.
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MacMillan gives 3:22 for a 1:36 half and 3:19 for a 71m 10 miler. That should give you an indication, but it's certainly not set in stone. My own marathon times are usually 5 minutes slower than MacMillan suggests, others manage to hit their times much better or even exceed them.

3:15 might be a bit optimistic, but it's up to yourself. Some people do indeed manage to surprise themselves.
+1 to what Thomas says...I've recently done a 1:35:30 HM but I'll be happy to break the 3:30 in Cork next week. Also, if it's your first one you should leave an extra few mins grace from your absolute target.
I'd suggest go with the 3:30 pacers and if you're feeling really good after 15 miles or so then maybe push on a little and if still good at 20 miles push on even more. This would leave you a time of about 3:20-3:25 depending on how much you push yourself.
If you go out with 3:15 and it's just a little too fast for you by half way you will probably really struggle to get 3:30 by the end.
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+1 to what Thomas says...I've recently done a 1:35:30 HM but I'll be happy to break the 3:30 in Cork next week. Also, if it's your first one you should leave an extra few mins grace from your absolute target.
I'd suggest go with the 3:30 pacers and if you're feeling really good after 15 miles or so then maybe push on a little and if still good at 20 miles push on even more. This would leave you a time of about 3:20-3:25 depending on how much you push yourself.
If you go out with 3:15 and it's just a little too fast for you by half way you will probably really struggle to get 3:30 by the end.
Sound advice.

Brianderunner ran 3:26 in DCM a few years back having stayed with the 3:30 pacers til after 20 miles, you can make time up in the end if you're feeling good but if you think banking time in the marathon works, it doesn't. Good Luck.
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Some good points made here regarding the merging of racers and congestion points.
The Chairmen of the Boards relay team are expected to get through before the Half kicks off I hope.
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Does anyone know if shower facilities are available on the day? The website just says there is changing area but nothing bout showers??
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No showers! Mind you there was a nasty shower in Dublin last year, not long after I finished!
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