When does entry open?
I came off from injury and have only been doing around 30mile/wk easy pace runs for last 6 weeks. For next 6-7 weeks I like to include some speed sessions. Would you suggest shorter reps(400-800s), or 30-60min LT runs, or combinations? Realistically, I can only do a total of 5-7 of these, and am wondering which should I do. I'm only targeting 4hr (my most recent was 3:55 in Oct 2011).
I am still on the tradmill at the moment following a 3:50 MyASIC's plan today was a fast and csession which went quite well given I had a bottle of red and a bottle of wite yesterday - That's sub 1:53 1/2 Marathon
Fast & Comfortable
I really need to get some speedwork in. It is something I hardly do and I know if I did I would get better results..
I have Brass Monkey Half next weekend at York.
Got my Shorts today for the St Patricks Day Barcelona Marathon
Bit expensive at €35 (including postage)- had a bit of trouble when I orderered as they charged $35 postage by default but when I contacted them they posted them for $6
Scooby thanks for that info, the course sounds really good and not too daunting. I guess the weather will be what makes a big difference on the day. will pack for all weathers.sorry for silly questions but guess water will be in bottles?i use zero energy tabs and wondered if i could add to their water while running.or should i just get used to water alone? darent try energy drinks im not used to.
Crazy lady have a good race next week, you did well to get in that one, i hear it books up in hours. are you still doing Valentine 30k? it will be a great indicator of how training is going. I have a steady 16m tomorrow fingers crossed the forcast snow doesnt arrive.
Love the shorts Jim,what a way to celebrate St patricks day !
Hope everyones training is going well.
Did 17Miles in 2:30 today - Training program has me doing first bit fast and second bit slow
8.9 Km @12Km 44.30
18.7 Km @10.5 2:00:30
Still on the treadmill - 3 Month Gym membership runs out 11/2 then it is back outside after that
Breaking in new Nikes and I have a big heel blister now - I also wore the shorts and I am a bit chafed but I did not use Vaseline or anything - got to make sure they are OK for the big day. I am a Nine but I think I should have gone 9 1/2 with the Nikes
I have a Half on the 3rd of March to see if I can get close to 1:45 and then I am aiming for 3:45
Anyone knows if it's still possible to sell the entry for the Barcelona marathon or how to do it?
Thanks for the comment Muzza.
17miles on treadmill, that's a major undertaking, Jim. Well done.
18miles done for me, longest run in more than a year, but also the slowest, quite considerably.
Melbow I heard BM sold out in a few hours. I was at the computor when it went on sale. I am hoping to do Stamford but depends on transport so will see if can get a lift .
Jim that is good going especially on a treadmill. I hope you can manage 1.45 for your half that is roughly my time. I did Worksop in 1.44 and it was a hard course. Me best is 1.40 and I managed a 3.42 Marathon. Rome I struggled though with the heat and the cobbles and did 3.53.
Sheffield LB I am not sure about your place . Especially as they are still taking enteries for the Marathon and it is not over subscribed. Have you got injured ?
Maybe worth asking the organisers or even see if you can defer it till next year.
Very Quiet on here - Is it the cold weather? I did another 17 miler this weekend on the treadmill 8.9Km at 5Min/Km pace and the rest at 10.7Km/hr so a total time of 2hr 28 Min
Followed that up today with 5 x 2 Km
2 @ 11.5 Km/hr
2@ 12 Km/hr
2@ 12, 5Km/hr
2@ 13 Km/hr
2@ 13,5 Km/hr
Peak mileage has been 35 Mile - I was over 50 mpw regularly for the Dublin Marathon but I seem to be running a little better than last year so I hope to knock 10+ minutes off my 3:58 time
oh, i also did dublin (2011, time 3:55), that was my last. Entire 2012 was on-and-off injury bench. My build-up for this one is just to steer clear of injury, and hope to get as close to 4:00 as possible. how's everyone else doing? could someone confirm whether drink is in bottle or cup?
Still on the treadmill (1 week Gym membership left) then it is back on the road.
Today I did 18.5 miles in 2:42:30 - so I am happy with that
Bohermeen half on 3rd of March - I more long run to do yet (22 Miles) and then I wind down
I did 33 Km today, my last big run, in 3:07 but I got progressively slower starting out at 5:30 per KM and ending up nearer to 6 minutes per KM - A little windy and cold and the first wek outdoors. I checked Dublin Marathontraining times and I was 3:24 for same distance then but this training plan has long runs at race pace so today was a failure according to the plan - Time to ease up for the Marathon - need a 4 week taper at my age but still plan to do Bohermeen 1/2 in two weeks but will try to do it at race pace rather than flat out
Melbow Good Luck for the Stamford 30K today. I decided not to run it. I ran a hard half last week. It was Liversidge and was really hilly. I was a little disapointed with my time at 1.52 but the conditions were not good too and I know I worked hard..
Well done on your run Jim. I think you are doing great . I dare not do a 4 week taper I feel I am not fit enough . I just know I need to know too to give me confidence I can get another 20 miles in.
I am starting to feel I have not done enough to be honest.The snow set me back .This week after the hard half I only managed 3 runs and one was only 2 miles as my legs so sore. I did manage 20 yesterday so happy with that but it was very steady.I have not done much speed work either. I am not going out to expect a P.B. though as with age and running for 15 years I do not think it will happen.
I have a hard week next week. 5 miles Mon,10 Miles Tue,5 miles Wed, 10 miles Friday and 20/22 on Saturday then taper.
Only 4 weeks today Yikes ! When is everyone travelling ? I am going on the Thursday and returning Wednesday. I came back on the Monday after Rome and decided wanted a little more time to chill after.
I'm travelling Saturday Morning - I am going to my apartment near Perpignan on the Monday -fly back from Barcelona on Wednesday morning
We fly back Wednesday too- Gatwick.
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