Training for London 2017 - can I go sub 3h first time?

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I am Jake Fricker - author of "I am a Runner"

 

I am attempting to complete my first ever marathon in three hours. Is that possible?    

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VMLM 26 Days to go…

My Wednesday lunch time run takes me along the Thames and south across Westminster bridge. Fortunately for me I couldn’t go to work on Wednesday, but the harsh reality of the events on Wednesday make you re-evaluate what you are doing and why you are d...

VMLM 44 Days to go...

Some days your legs feel like lead and odd aches and pains hold you back, other days you feel light and want to run all day. After a week of easy runs last week with a slight reduction in overall distance to 37 miles I am feeling light on my feet and ea...

VMLM 47 days to go.

My nagging shin was giving me some deep concern for my ability to keep training, but then a tip from my running friend Gina to go for a sports massage got me thinking and led me to Sweat Shop on Trump st near Bank Station. I found myself something calle...

VMLM 50 days to go - training...

After a day off on Wednesday due to some soreness in my left shin I took to the treadmill last night to gently test if there was any damage.  Shin splints is a major worry for any runner training for a race. The hours of training that goes in to then fi...

VMLM 52 days to go

Managed to get some solid intervals in last night. It was fairly windy and cold, but the four pancakes helped to keep me warm...  By 9pm the station carpark was fairly quiet and a circuit of the perimiter gave me 300m of fairly flat runnig. I used my GP...

VMLM 53 Days to go

I didn't manage to start training until 10:15pm yesterday. Late getting the kids to bed meant I didn't eat until 9pm. I had a 10 mile easy run planned, but cut it short to 10k as I was still feeling tired from last week and only wanted to go slow.  I to...

51 Days to go

With a little over 7 weeks to go I thought I would capture some of my key weeks of training.  The next 5 weeks are all I have to pick my speed up and build endurance before I start a 2 week taper in to the Marathon (my first ever 26.2 miles) Current sta...