ugh my lard hurts
Hi Nick, SOrry of rthe delayed response only just seen your message as I've been working away from home for the past 3 weeks or so.
I'm sure the downhill running did help along with tempo runs and generally just following a training plan rather than just running when I felt like it!
Training has been coming along ok, although whilst I've been working away I haven't been able to do as much running as I'd like during the week due to long working hours etc. Will just have to see how the next few weeks training go, can't believe how quickly it has come round?! Hows your training coming along? Any reaction from the achilles?
No reaction to the Achilles yet Tommy. I have been building up slowly again (scared of getting another injury). So far so good... but the true test will be once I start upping the milesage as been only doing around 6 to 8 miles max on my longer runs at the moment... I won't be where I want to be speed wise for the Robin Hood but hopefully will be there injury-free...
How are you set for the Robin Hood?
Before I started the training plan I looked at the Mcmillan run calculator to get my equivalent HM time, based on my 10k PB which came out at 1:46ish. So I set this as my (optimistic) target time but due to a slight hamstring niggle early on in the training plan and the recent 3 weeks working away with very little training I very much doubt I'll be in a position to get that sort of time unfortunately. Will just have to see how things go on the day with regards to time, but as it's my first HM it will definitely be a PB....
Got a 8.5m run planned for this evening, the route has a nasty hill which I'm not looking forward to!
Good luck Tommy. 1.46 will be a good time. 1.47 is my best time achieved about 30 years ago! I just want to finish... and if all goes well, get close to 2 hours...
Good luck with the nasty hill!
In May i was 19 stone and very unfit. Honestly, i couldn't have run from one lamp post to the next. I had a little girl in August last year and it all kinda got out of control! I am now 3 stone less and running the GNR next weekend (gulp!) I found i couldn't run that heavy, i had to shift some weight first so have only been training for 12 weeks. My last long run was 13 1/2 miles, and it took 2:52:56, which to most runners will be bloomin' awful but needless to say, i was thrilled! It gets better and better and easier and easier and one day you just stop thinking 'oh God i'm going to pass out/throw up/die' and you think 'I'm running. Just running and it's so easy!'
Would def say to enter something, it gives you real motivation. Also, make sure you really listen to your body. some aches you can ignore, some you can't (in my limited experience!)
Hey Georgie, that's impressive progress! 13 1/2 miles with only 12 weeks training.
I don't know if you have seen this before, but it's quite motivating!
Thanks, i haven't. Thats fantastic, what a brilliant story!
Hope you managed to get down to Nottingham yesterday?
Despite my training not going to plan, managed to get round in 1:48:30, so pretty pleased all in all. Really enjoyed the whole experience and now I've got a PB for a half marathon it's given me a target to beat....but not for a couple of days at least my legs feel like concrete!
Hi Tommy, I got around... just. Only 2.23 this year though compared to 2.13 last year on a hillier course. I must admit I seem to be slowing year on year... somehow I need to reverse the clock of father time. Motivation isn't the problem, it's just I seem to injure myself gettig out of bed these days...
Well done on your time of 1.48 though. I'd love to do times like that again one day. Also glad the rain held off!
RUN-D-M-BRIE let us know how you get on!
What sort of distances are you running at the moment?
Good to start off slow. I recently came across this site... which is quite good in setting plans for beginners...
and once you feel confident...
Running by the sea sounds nice. The main thing when you start running is to enjoy it. If you enjoy it you'll stick with it. Sounds like you are having fun...
Is fatboy still running?
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