Can't wait for this one!
Sore ankles now, but at least that's one of my 16 milers done and dusted. Bit slower than I had hoped but I can always speed up a bit the more of them (and longer) that I do. Good psychological barrier to have breached as the longest distance I had done prior to that was half marathon distance. At least I now know I can keep going for longer than a half marathon. Still a bit daunting though, thinking I have to do another 10 on top of this in April!
Still waiting to get out for my long run today......was hoping the rain would have eased up a bit. Oh well looks like im going to get wet.
Jelley - its the tough runs in trainiung that ake you stronger on the day !!
Pooh - well done.
Toby - super training too !!
Tenjiso - well done for getting on track and your super 20 Miler. Your getting very well prepared for the day.
T&B - I wear compression sock ALL the time. They are great
Enjoy the long run Lombster.
A run around warwick racecourse. Its fair to say that 3 days of rain means it just 1 big wet muddy puddle, The trail shoes did great though and feet kept try. Lulu loved it and chased plenty of birds. It took 2 large towells to wipe her down afterwards - both now in the wash Looking forward to watching rugby in the pub later Thats 64 miles for the week !!
Thanks AGF. You're doing great some great mileage.
Looks like everyone is doing really well with their build-up's. Can't quite believe how rapidly the race is approaching!
I did 6m recovery this morning to cap off 50 miles for the week (my joint-highest).
Just done my 15 mile steady run. First run outside at this mileage and found (desite the rain, wearing heavy clothes - i just hate running in tracksuit bottoms and jumpers etc as it was so cold up here in Stevenage), that the last 2-3 miles was a mental challenge for me. But I didn't stop and completed my 15 mile course. Did it in 2h, 21m, 58secs. 02:21:58. Now I got that out of the way, I feel my half marathon in Milton Keynes next month will be alright. Great training today for the Brighton marathon and now I have to admit, I am looking forward to my rest day from running tomorrow.
Daniel well done to you for keeping going
great mileage everyone i will start a list closer to the race to find out whether anyone's interested in a meet up
Fantastic running everyone despite the awful conditions!
Well the run today was much better - negative splits of 20 mins x3 managed to finish with a 8.15 pace despite being wet and windy.
Picklelilly - definitely deserve a hot chocolate - you must have used at least 1000 calories - when I did 15 I used 1230 calories - obviously height/weight etc vary but a hot choc without at doubt!
MarkD When it's raining and horrid I tell myself if it was the marathon I'd still run so why not now!! And yes, whilst I managed to escape most of the rain yesterday I didn't today - the word drowned rat comes to mind.....
I avoided the rain today by doing some speedwork on the treadmill. It is getting a little easier to use those things. Well done to evryone who got out into the elements.
I ran my LSR a couple of days ago, in the cold but dry weather, The plan said 20 miles, and I managed 19, my longest run so far. I found it pretty hard going.
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I avoided the rain today by doing some speedwork on the treadmill. It is getting a little easier to use those things. Well done to evryone who got out into the elements. I ran my LSR a couple of days ago, in the cold but dry weather, The plan said 20 miles, and I managed 19, my longest run so far. I found it pretty hard going.
Kathy don't worry about it hurting after 19 miles, a wise marathon runner once said:
"If you feel bad at 10 miles, you're in trouble. If you feel bad at 20 miles, you're normal. If you don't feel bad at 26 miles, you're abnormal."
so you're well and truly normal!
well done all for getting out there in the horrible weather
have decided to try and stick with the sub 4 hour pace maker for as long as i can this year tried it last year but she went off to fast and was hitting 8:20 m/m and a couldn't say with her so will give it ago again this year and see how i get on
Toby or anyone else who has run with a pacer, how did you find it? Pacing is by far my biggest achilles heal (my previous half/marathon splits have been shocking/hilarious!) so pacing is the one thing I really need to sort out so I was conisdering running with a pacer this year....thoughts?
Hi all, sorry for the disappearing act, been a rather frustraiting week for training. Came down with a respiratory infection that laid me up for the majority of a week. Managed my two 4 milers on my cycling machine, but didn't get my 12 done on sunday, as I wasn't up to it and in fact slept the entire day away. Never mind, hoping to make up for it once my penicilin has run its course but with such a short time remaining, I'm well ticked off that I came down with it now.
From memory the Milton Keynes 4:30 pacer finished in around 4:17 last year. That kind of pacing I can do without
I think running is too individual to follow exactly somebody else's pace. For example, do they run even splits, or a slight negative split? I'm not saying they don't have their place, but my garmin does a good job and I can follow my own plan (and deviate when necessary).
I wish pacing was the only thing I needed to sort out
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