Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Running To The Limits (50 mins) Filmmaker Alex Vero embarks on a personal journey to find out what it takes to become an international marathon runne

http://www.foroatletismo.com/actualidad/imagenes/2008/02/alex_vero.jpg
Running To The Limits

GREAT CHANNEL 4 FILM ON WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN INTERNATIONAL MARATHON RUNNER *****
Can Alex Vero transform himself from a 16 stone over weight film maker into an elite Marathon runner in just 2 years, you may be surprised by the result!
Watch it now on 4 on demand here

Thanks to Simon for link

TRAINING FOR THE WEEK
Thur 24th
Easy run with Tess over the big sand dune trails, icy and snow.
wore my spikes again for good grip = 1.31
Wed 23th
Tempo run round the sandhill 6, found it hard going in the cold and slipped about on the ice in my nike free's, should have worn the spikes . sandhill 6 = 37.24, total time inc easy run at end =1.20

7 comments:

Scott Brown said...

You really have the skills at sussing out running related internet links. Thanks for that one too, I'll watch it over the holidays

And thanks for your most recent comment Rick.

gmc said...

Interesting link -- unfortunately I'm not in the UK.

Read Vero's blog a bit.
Sounds as if he was doomed to failure.
Two years is not really enough
to make the necessary musco-skeletal adaptations
even if you have the cardio-vascular base.

Oh well better luck next time.

RICK'S RUNNING said...

thanks for the coments Scott, gmc, your right but I was impressed he got down to 1.13 for the half marathon.a dvd is available here
http://www.theroadtobeijing.co.uk/trailer.htm

gmc said...

it was a very high 1:13 -- 1:13:45
unless I'm wrong. Given his very "soft" 10k time 34:44 I pretty much agree with the guys on the runners world forum.

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/forummessages.asp?UTN=101396&dt=4&URN=3&srchdte=0&cp=11&v=1&sp=

it's really just a beginning --
to run 2:15 you have to be hitting
< 65 minutes. Otherwise there would
be tons of women with the same times as Paula Radcliffe.

That said after 40 even sub 35
is an achievement for 10k.
All the best for the new year and
stick with Barry's plan.

GMc

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Ewen said...

They don't broadcast that link over here. Sounds interesting. I knew of his website. Certainly improved a lot. He probably should have given himself a 5-year plan to get to his best. Still don't think that would have been 2:15. Maybe sub-2:30 though.

Enjoy your last few runs of the year Rick, and catch you in 2010!

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