anyone done this?
January sees me start 12 marathons in 12 months at the Gloucester Marathon. I then follow in Feb with the heartbreak trail, March is Rome, April is London then May is Copenahgen.
If anyone out there has done this type of thing before, any advice. I am currently doing about 30-40miles per week as well as playing footy twice per week. But am still about 7kg overweight and am 42!!
I have done a few marathons before but after finishing I have not touched running for about 6 months!
So just wondering about getting back to running after each marathon and also at present I am not doing any speed work just distance.
Are the speed sessions going to make a massive difference as at present I am running just nder 4hour pace.
why are you thinking about speed work.........is your goal to get faster on each marathon or just to finish each marathon......and get all 12 done without injury..........
if you just want to finish just get used to running time on your feet...........the day after your long runs go for a very slow recovery run.....you can build this up from a couple of miles to 6-10 slow miles......this will get your body used to working again after the long runs and will help your body recover quickly........
but its important to do them slowly.......
many people out there run marathons every week....they just aren't running them for PB's every week.......
so work out why you are doing them and what you want to achieve from them and then you can train accordingly.....
I will tell you all one thing you can't do aged 42 and that is go out the night before, have too many drinks, play 5 aside on a sunday morning then try and do a 14 miler in the afternoon.
I did it but it's now 7pm and I want to go to bed before my 3yr old!!
My bf is doing 12marathons in 12mths as well, he'd doing Gloucester too for January
there is another thread on here about it Have you seen it?
No I haven't but thanks for the info and I will look it up as I quite keen to find a kindred spirit.
Went out last night for a 10 miler down what is usually quite a busy road between St Albans and Harpenden.
When i got there I found the whole 5 mile section of road closed to traffic because of some emergency road works.
So I ran down the middle of the road in total peace. LOVELY!
Hello me again, Nearly time for that first marathon.
If anyone is interested in following me at all I have a blog on http://jonmilne69.livejournal.com/
Just a warning, it's not for the faint hearted!!! You were warned!
12 marathons a year is fine, im 41 and have done 12 a year the last 2 years, I like to race everyone of them to best of my ability, if you have a gap of 3-5 weeks you dont need a long run in between (i usually stick to 10-13m), do a few shorter races for speed but if you have 6+ weeks between then stick a slow 20-21m in the middle of the gap or 3 weeks before nxt marathon. I cross train a fair bit, you dont need to bang in milage due to regular marathons so concentrate on quality and non impact exercise, that will lesson a risk of injury. I did Gloucester yesterday as well and plan on 10-12 again this year. good luck, sure you will be fine.
Just seen this! How funny as I am also attempting 12 in 12 and I did Gloucester and will be doing the same one as you in Feb!! I really enjoyed Gloucester, was a good route I thought.
See my Blog too: http://12months12marathons2012.wordpress.com/
Ive got Feb - Belvoir, Mar - Llanelli ultra, Apr - Manchester, May - Probably Anglesea, June - The Wall, July - Isle of Man, nothing yet for Aug or Sept, but Oct - Chester, Nov undecided and Dec will be Liverpool again.
What have you found for Aug?
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