Tatiana, at nearly £3 a mile for Bath I'd be inclined to spend as long out on the course as possible to get my monies worth!
I would follow a structured training programme such as the FIRST 3+2 schedule (especially if time to train is an issue) or any that you can find on this website. I'd also pick a different course with less runners to give yourself a fighting chance of achieving your full potential.
I was talking to someone who does this and says it is 40 quid to enter.
Tatiana wrote (see)
Okay...we've discussed the cost now. Anybody running this one then?Have you started training? Any tips?
Ran this last year and running it in 2012. I agree it is expensive,but the organisation and support were the best I have experienced so worth the money for an unforgettible day.
The course is also PB territory. I just hope its warmer,though I liked the idea of wearing a jumper and then disposing of it on the start line.
I'm in again. Did it last year for the first time like Tatiana. I thought it was a great race, well organised, well marshaled and fabulous support. Not to mention Bath being a lovely place for a weekend.
It is definitely a PB course I ran 1.24.01 and hope to beat it next year by 2 minutes. I start training for the VLM in a weeks time and this race will be used as a bench mark to see how by training has gone.
Tatiana if I was you I would start raining now. If you really want to improve. Take your time just building up your endurance. Don't increase your weekly mileage by more than 10%. After a few weeks reduce the mileage and have an easy week.
Just slowly build it up to the tempo you need to get the time you want. Starting now will give you plenty of time, you never no whats round the corner....... bad weather, injury illness, work commitments etc...
Any way good luck to you all and enjoy your winter training. Personally I prefer it to summer!!
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