Can't wait for this one!
rest day yesterday but have 8 to do today kerrance welcome to the thread hope you stay injury free as Brighton's well wroth the training
Kerrance - welcome to the thread - hope the training goes well for you!
Good running everyone - managed to stay clear so far of Norovirus - husband back to work today daughter not back till Monday....
LSR for me tomorrow - weather looks better for the next few days at least.
Toby3 - question from a few pages ago - does it mean you can go the this year's Expo and sign up for next yaer marathon with a deposit then? Sounds almost too easy????
Tillstar wrote (se
Adding to jellyeybaby's question if you can do that can you still go to the exbo and sign up for 2014 even if you are not running this year?
I went to the expo last year and I didnt run, so I guess you could, but as a runner this year you get prioirty entry anyway I think.
They send an email before general entries open if I remember rightly (OH ran last year but I didnt).
Hi Kerrence and welcome.
I ran 4m recovery on the treadmill this morning. Just a 15m MLR to go to complete the fourth week of training, which I'm planning to run tomorrow.
well week 4 completed with an 8 mile run taking 1:16:23 giving me 9:16 m/m so dead chuffed
jellybaby what's happened the past couple of years is they had a stand you go to they take your details and you give them a £10 deposit or it was this year you then get a card with a number on it when the entries open and you go to sign up it will as if you have a Exbo number tick yes then they will as for the number on the card and you go from there but it had to be paid up by the end of April or it was invalid
Well done on the run Toby and thanks for the information. Does that mean I should also be able to place a deposit on a 2014 place at the exbo even though I am not running this year?
Have just signed up to be a volunteer at the finishing zone on the day so may even get to cheer you guys across the line
Was wondering if I'm alone in enjoying having a training programme to follow?
I much prefer knowing how far i 'have' to run over just running what i feel like.
Maybe its knowing that sticking to the plan guarantees better fitness!
Good running Tony. Thats a good 8 Miler !!
GloryB, I think Plans are good for those without structure. I tend not to use them - but work on mileage. At the moment I want regular weeks of between 40-60 Miles per week which contains 1 LSR, I MLR and one run run at a faster pace. The rest is easy mileage - sometimes/often with the dog !! She gets to run between 15-25 miles a week
Todays 12 miler takes me to 58 for the week and tomorrow will be a rest day
Hope training is going well folks....
98 Days to go
Gloryboy - I am really enjoying the plan I am following (so far).
AGF - that sounds like a plan to me - good running!
I ran 15m MLR this morning, starting out at around 10:50 pace and speeding up to run the last five miles at around 9:55 pace. That's week four down with another 42m in the bank.
If all goes to plan, next week will be my highest ever weekly mileage. It looks tough, though
AGF, i'm just not disciplined enough to have the freedom of your training. If I work from home I need to make a list of what I need to achieve otherwise I drink tea, listening to radio 2, scan runnersworld/facebook/amazon etc etc and before I know it its 3pm and kids and mrs. gb are due home.
7 miles today and 12 tomorrow morning as directed by training plan!
Have admitted defeat over weight and rejoined weight watchers
hope everyone has a good weekend.
Hope you dont mind a newbie joining in the forum.
This will be my third attempt at doing this marathon,the last two years i have had to pull out through injury so i am hoping it will be third time lucky with this one.So far things are going ok and i am sticking to my training plan and i am enjoying running again.I am really looking forward to this marathon as it sounds like it is a great race,the only thing is i havent booked any accommodation yet,i know i have left it late but if anyone on here has any ideas on where to stay in Brighton it would be much apperciated
The training plan I am using is from a book that Toby3 bought me called 'The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer' it is a 16 week course with gradual build up of mileage with the sole aim being to finish the Marathon without concentrating too much on how long it takes you. Which is just as well, as I am never going to be the fastest runner, having very short legs and small feet.
I have just completed week 2 of the training - with the longest run this week being 6 miles which I completed on the treadmill in 70 mins this morning.
Welcome to all new members to this thread - hope your training continues to go well.
Tillstar - I entered for 2013 at last year's expo even though I have never ran it before - so hopefully you should be able to enter for 2014 the same way.
Jelleybaby - hope you manage to stay clear of the germs
Poohbear - that book works. My friend did london a couple of year using that plan. I like the analogy about the steam train... you will come across it as you go through the chapters.
Tillstar - anything is possible if you have the dedication. However a lot will depend on A) how soft your current PB - and B) what you are prepared to do to acheive your target..
I took 35 mins off my marathon time in 6 months around this time last year. So it is possible to make major step changes - but it takes a lot of dedication.
The key to me is running regular, consistently and slowly in training. If you run 4-6 times a week ( every week ) and up your average mileage by 25%+ ( do this gradually ) then improved times will take care of themselves. The only way you can do this for a sustanied period of time and avoid injury for say 6 months is to train slowly. Although lots of running slowly in training does not sound like a good idea to improve speed - it does....I am living proof !!
Gloryboy. I hear what you are saying. I am different - I dont like being "told" what to do by anyone. So sometimes a tarining plan may say 10 miles today and I only fancy 6 miles. Another day might be the other way around !!
Thats what makes it interesting - we are all different - as long as you have something that works then thats cool
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