Sir J- The thought of 7m has me hurting!!
HeOw- who knows where any of us will be in 3 years- keep chipping away- it's my plan anyway
I;m doing Oldham, wasn't going to initially but then I found out there was a free pie and pint ! Bargain
Glad you finished that post HeOw because I had exactly the same thoughts of throwing in more long runs. Is that the plan you'll be following for Manchester? I'd be interested to see how you get on so I can do the same for Chester (obviously much slower than you!). You can be the guinea pig... no offence intended!
My plan is a bit different because I don't intend to run a marafun ( I like that Andy! ) until next Autumn at the earliest. Since I started running nearly 3 years ago my aim has been to get a sub-50 10km and I've slowly chipped away at it but now I want to really go for it! And then I shall start working on my half time, increasing the mileage upto about 15M max (mainly because I have 2 running routes of this distance that I really like!). Then around March/April I'll make a final decision about running a marathon and start training for it from then. Hopefully if I start early enough I can build in a few extra weeks in case of illness or injury!
Also, sorry for being stupid but what does 'iykwim' mean..?!
Andy, the only thing I have heard re the HADD training (from what I have been told) - is you have to go back to running very very slow? Is that right? Keep the heart rate under X%?
Interesting article here...
ACP - I have never specifically worked on short distance pace but I ran a 46min 10k (2 miles on sand) not long ago, I used to struggle to do it in 52 mins last year. The only thing I have changed is endurance. So, I actually think, you could get there by upping miles and adding some good quality 500m/800m and 1000m intervals at faster than 10k pace into your training. That is what I would do. However, everyone is different. I have never looked into getting faster over 10k, so am NO expert! Endurance to me works wonders! The strength in my legs shows on shorter races/tempo runs because I seem to get faster over the course of the race.
IYKWIM means "if you know what I mean"!
I have always found if I want to set a new PB at 10K then I do a race 2 - 3 weeks after a marathon - I did it this year at Bristol after Manchester and set a new PB of 43:19. I think it is simply that all the endurance work is still in the legs so running quickly for 10K is not a physicl effort (maybe a mental one - but even then it seems to fly by)
i am gonna leave it a while before I race again, but seriously feel a sub 45 minute 10k coming.
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