Can't wait for this one!
Today was a scheduled rest day, I might even have Two pints tonight after work
5 miles tomorrow afternoon, and a decent paced 12 on Saturday.
I'm not sure what to do as I have missed 1 LSR due to illness a couple of weeks ago and my longest run to date has been 17 miles which I did last weekend. I'm planning to do 20 miles tomorrow but I am wondering if it's too late after reading the thread about tapers.
So much advice and so little time - help!
BTW the Brighton Marathon signs are up on the A27 that tells everyone about the road closures on the 14th. Made my stomach flip this morning!!
Picklelilly - 'I need a food taper' big LOL
Slowly, Steadily - Last weekend I ran for 3 hours, the recommended maximum for my type of runner, and I 'only' ran 15 miles. I'll do the same this weekend and taper for last two weeks. Short taper is ok if you haven't been doing many long runs to recover from. if you are happy to do 20 miles then go for it but I feel 17 again would be ok. What is important is time on your feet. By the way I am run/walking 5mins/1min so only averaging 12 minute miles.
Roll on the 14th April. Can't wait to start ticking off those miles after all the training ones with nothing to show.
Have nervously been looking up long range weather forecasts...........
Well woke up this morning to find a strange glowing object in sky i was going to the air force and report an UFO but then remembered it was call the sun i must resisted the temptation to go out in shorts as the last couple of times i done this when this glowing object appeared i frightened it away with my legs and we then never saw it again for weeks
I have to say it is beautifully sunny in Salisbury, although the back of my right knee is still sore, so no runs for another few days. I am determined to put what I have learned over the past 6 months into practice, safe in the knowledge I have done over 400 miles, and that at this stage, health and fitness is far more important than trying to squeeze in extra miles when not fully fit.
Well, woke up this morning to a nice sunny day and hadnt had a chance to try out running in my cropped running tights or running vest planning to wear at Brighton, so decided to go out for a quick 2 mile run around the block. Hope I havent scared the sun away, as it hid behind some clouds whilst I was out running.
The weather is slightly warmer and the sun is out! But my feet are sore and I am reluctant to get out there for my training Maybe it is my fairly newish trainers. But I have been for long runs in them without discomfort. At least I have avoided any strains or injury (famous last words!).
MarkD wrote (see)
Blue sky's at maidenhead Easter ten. 5 degrees warmer bad I'd take this for Brighton
How did you get on? 73:30ish for me which is a little quicker than planned (was aiming for 74 minutes) but seemed a good effort level. Am now going to have dicussion with my coach about pace for the big one
Well I'm thinking about 7:30 so we could always start a 7:30 bus (other half is going for this too now)...
Glad you ran well Didnt go off too fast I hope!
I have started carbo-loading today.
Which basically means I couldn't resist the freshly baked hot cross buns
Last long run for me today. Really didn't know where to run as I have pretty much exhausted all the roads round where I live and fancied running a few miles without knowing exactly what's round the next corner!
I planned a 23 mile 'mini-Brighton' since the first half had some slight hills and the second half was pretty much flat. It also had a few parts which looped around and had an out-and-back part to it too. Just a shame there wasn't anyone cheering me on! All done in 2:44 so now I can relax this weekend knowing I've got this run out of the way.
Feel a bit more confident about going for sub-3 now based on my training and unless something goes wrong on the day I should be OK for GFA London time (3:10) if I do miss the sub-3.
Neil Spicer - what have your recent half times been? I did a 1:26:13 last Sunday in Hastings which, based on a marathon time predictor, put me at 2:59:45 (I'll take that!).
Tenjiso - I think I'll be partaking in some hot cross buns too this weekend! I'm sure there'll be some chocolate carbs going in the tank also!
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