Choisty - you are right, this week is runners heaven - can't believe that I am so confident of doing the marathon tomorrow as a training run after all the fast pace runs this week giving a total of 58 hard miles - all this super slow LSR work over the last two months is paying off.
mike - I did that section of the ridgeway in training a couple weeks ago - from Nuffield to Goring along Grims Dyke, Wallingforto and s.stoke. You need to be very careful along Grims Dyke cos the path is strewn with tree roots and other tripping hazards and that's where I tripped and fell badly. Wallingford to s.stoke has a mix of good surface and bad. Better that you are prepared for this than it be a surprise on the day. There is some good scenery along the way as well so not all bad!
Ah thanks Oscarr - good to have local knowledge.
I was going to do a practice run so as not to get lost on the day....now I definitely will have to have a look!
Good luck on the mara.......
Go go go oscarr and sleepy! X
What a great marathon - Sleepy and I ran together all the way in a massive negative split in 4:22 - treated it as strong steady run rather than all out - both finished strongly with no ill effects. For me, that's 58 miles of racing in 6 days and I cannot believe I have done it - convinced it's all down to the high volume and very slow training LSRs.
ceilidh and meal tonight to finish the week - think I will sit in the corner and drink vast quantities of ale!!!!!!
Sleepy feels the run strangely easy and doesn't feel like she's run a marathon - she will tell more next week when back home and logged in.
happy running to everyone this weekend.
Congratulations Oscarr/Sleepy - particularly well done off the back of a heavy week of running!
Wow - that equals my pb!!!!!!!!
I've completed my five week post-marathon recovery program (where did that time go?!!). I'm now back to 35m in a week, and my pace is already at the fast end of training paces for a 3:45 marathon next spring (I'm running strictly according to heart rate). It will be interesting to see how this develops now that I can begin speedwork and train for some 10k races.
Jeez Reikki - you're not wrong about mental toughness! Three hours aqua jogging would drive me insane! Hope you get back to the running soon.
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