Can't wait for this one!
20 Miles done and dusted. Used the treadmill as its icy and cold outside + I have a headcold. Please to get my second one of the campaign out of the way !!
Out for 5miles today, all off road across the snow. Not the easiest of conditions. Leg felt fine so will test it again tomorrow with a longer distance, hopefully on road if the thaw sets in. Beautiful morning, sunshine, blue sky. Popped into the gym and there were lots of people on the dreadmills. Hats off to you AGF, I can't stay 4 miles on one nevermind 20.
13 miles down today - outside instead of on treadmill much better and less boring. Took 3hrs 24 mins which was good for me, considering I was very tired, having just got back from firm's do in kent and had to push myself out of the door before I fell asleep.
Fortysomethingandfit - the longest run that the training plan I am following has is an 18 mile run, but the training plan is just meant to get you to finish the marathon and tells you not to focus too much on the time it takes to do so. If it would help I can post what mileages there are left for the weeks up to the marathon.
Some good running going on by everyone - I dont think I am quite up to a 20 miler yet though.
what a difference a day makes went out with the Poohbear today as she had 13 miles to do and didn't want to do them on her own the sun was out and it was warm but it wasn't to last as i see the rain they promised had arrived
great running everyone epically AGF on the 20 miles on the treadmill did one of those last week so know what it takes to keep going
Southern Trains have advanced tickets to Brighton from Victoria for a fiver at the mo.
B&T fantastic run you must be delighted! Good running everyone - Running guy hope all is well with OH.
Picklelilly - are your shotbloks the same brand as the ones being given out during the marathon - I want to try one beforehand but not sure where to look - not many shops over here with a huge range of sports things.....?internet
Thanks for the info re trains Loftus RR I'm going to have a look now.
Today's 18m run caps off fifty miles for me - which is my highest ever mileage week, so far.
Although the overnight rain and thaw had cleared most of the snow and ice, there was still a long stretch of ice down the trail for me to edge around. Then I had a fair bit of flooding to deal with, and very heavy winds. As I went up a 6.5% incline into into a fierce headwind (gale force? - it was bad), my pace dropped from 10:00 to 14:15 and my heart rate still hit it's peak for the run! Remind me not to choose roads with the word "Hill" in their name in future .
Pacing was tough work, but I managed to keep to the plan most of the time. total run time was 3:04:47.
Next week the mileage increases further and I have my first 20m run.
Amazing runs from so many people - I did 16 miles (I did walk for the last 0.75 miles), and that is by over 3 miles the furthest I have run in one go without stopping, so although I felt exhausted at the end, I felt like perhaps, just perhaps, I may be able to run the 26 miles in 11 (oh my gosh, it really is 11) weeks time. Jelly babies every mile after 9 miles, plus 2 bananas and a cereal bar for breakfast obviously did some good!!
It was a difficult week for training. I even missed out a six miler but did my five,four (instead of the planned six) and eight mile runs, and ran my LSR of 17 miles today.
I tried the Clif shot blocks, and they weren't bad. I certainly prefer them to gels, but not sure if they helped me very much. I found the long run hard, but really pleased when I had finished!
Managed to get outside for a run today cause the rain washed away all the snow and ice overnight. Managed ten miles in 2 hours 58 mins, which isn't too bad. My ankle and my knee are playing up now though so lots of rest for me tomorrow I think. Ran out of gels as well so will need to pick some more of them up.
Was a bit naughty afterwards, was spending time with a friend and she took me out for a cavery dinner afterwards. Very tasty and I definetly needed it, but it wasn't good for my diet.
Snowmaiden - well done. A good run deserves a good feed
Well done Kathy - I think you need 6 Blocks for about the same calories as a bar of chocolate !
Good running Salisbury - sounds like you were fuelled.
Excellent running for 50 Miles Tenjiso - Well done sir !!
Good running everyone else too !!!
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