"For anyone who doesn't fit anywhere else"
This is the thread for me!
Shedboy your plan looks good from this far out. I would agree that a half plan will give you a good base. Trying to adopt a full marathon plan from about 45 weeks out will just leave you stale and very tired. If it were me I would look to do a half marathon in October/November and build up steadily to that. Then take a couple of weeks off and start again easily in December. Use December as a month to get back in to the groove and start your plan for London at the end of the year. You should be in fine fettle come April.
I'll be there again in 2013 (4th year running) but have the small matter of Amsterdam to run first on 21st October. Started 18 week programme on Monday and can hardly stay awake today. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
where has the button gone for bookmarking threads?
Hello Shedboy, haven't seen you around for ages, not since your lawnmower thread ... I have a place for 2013 so will be popping in for a bit of chit chat and catch-up.
Dave - I think you have to "follow" the threads now rather than bookmark them, that's what I've had to do.
That's rubbish Screamapillar - I hate change
I still have other threads bookmarked!
I do too, I just can't add any others - pants isn't it?
Hang in there Tortuga - You can do it and the rewards are most definitely worth it!
Thx Dave - your avatar has inspired me to keep running. There is something quite hypnotising about it
oh if I had a pound for everyone who tells me that. I thought hypnosis worked best when you looked in to the eyes?
LWJ - Helloooo!!!! Haha remember the lawnmower thread...how is your nicely trimmed bush nowadays anyway?
Just getting back into running after going in a running huff after having to pull out of Edinburgh this year, I'm in VLM 2013 through deferring from last year, fractured sesamoid, various other issues blah blah blah but fingers crossed, touch wood and all that malarkey I am getting back to normal!
Not been around the forums for a while so will make this my virtual home to talk bollox on until April next year!!!
Phatboy - good to "see" you mate, how are you getting on, seems like an eternity since we did 2011 - I've still got a major score to settle with London so feeling rather chuffed that I'm in for next year. I'll see you around the thread no doubt so let me know if you're running? How's Sandra and the rest the mob getting on (is my old mate Squeakz still squeaking?!?!)
MC Dave, how did you get on in Edinburgh, you were going for a fast time as I recall? It was a glorious day, I remember it well as we had a bbq and I just got extremely drunk to try and forget about the fact I had to pull out
Alright Shedboy. good to see you're proud to be an Arab, see big Housty's still keeping you in the right side of the table, will be a while before our teams meet again (I'm a Bairn )
So hello and cheerio, see you all around, not long before the training starts!!!
I started my training yesterday. If I don't miss any session I will have completed the 18 week plan I am following before the end of Jan! Not quite sure what i will do with myself after that though
Shedboy, yes I'm in a similar position, my running has been totally non eventful this year and my sesamoid issues have been causing me all sorts of problems! Been to see evry specialist under the sun but the official line is now "it will probably always be sore and we can't do any more unless you want to try surgery" - no thanks! Anyway, I'm back out getting the miles up, currently doing around 15 - 20 miles a week and want to get up to 30 - 35 before I start the proper training for London. In saying that I am doing the Edinburgh 10K next week as my wife decided to "take up running" a couple of months ago - she's only ran about 15 miles in training so that will be fun! Don't think I;ll be getting a PB anyway
Tortuga, not sure if you're taking the p1ss or not Seems you're making good progress though if you've lost a couple of stones and doing 10 milers already? If you are being serious though and doing an 18 week plan, I would hold back on starting your training until about 20 / 21 weeks out to give a few weeks respite if you get injured during training, certainly wouldnt be starting it now? Best just now to build up the miles in preparation of the training starting otherwise you'll be fecked by April! I'm also using the time now to mentally prepare myself for the alcohol withdrawl symptoms I will self impose (loosely!) once the training starts.
I will be doing a sub 330 16 week plan, starting on 1st January
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