First post for 2009, again Happy New Year. Clairie made a comment on my last post asking me what I reckoned were the most important factors in achieving a sub 3 marathon. You may be wondering why she wouldn't ask someone who had run one or someone who knew better. But who knows the workings of the female mind, all I know is when a woman asks you don't say no ;)
So here is the Gospel according to Scott. (click to enlarge)
These are all pretty self-explanatory but if one can do these things in a 3 to 6 month training period then one can dip under 3 hours. From my experience it takes a few years of running to build up but once you can handle the high mileage without getting injured and you are at least 3 kgs under your best weight/height ratio then not much else can stop you from achieving this goal. Of course it is easier said than done but the art of running well is putting it all together.
All the best with your build up Clairie and your PB attempt. We will be following with interest.
Did you like the above graph? Well you might also like the one below. It was made with the following song, the Divinyls and Chrissy in mind.
Now don't get any ideas! Like thinking that I touch myself when I think about you lot. Well I do when I think about Ewen. But that is simply scratching my head wondering what the hell he is blogging about ;)