Sparkly bridget v Len2
New to the forum. Was just having a good read around here and thought this was the best category for me to fit into lol.
Just wanted to know how you guys are getting on with training? I think i'm on track but reading some other forums makes me feel i'm really off the pace.
Got up to 7 mile long run just before xmas,then had around 3 weeks off due to lack of motivation and family commitments.
We are now back in training 4 weeks in and following a runners world training plan to the letter. However i'm worried because the "long run" set for tomorrow is only 60 minutes. Should I be further along than that at this point?
Thanks for listening,hope all your training sessions are goin well......jeez its cold out there!
Hey thanks for the reply.
Week before was 45 minutes. This week 60 minutes. Next Week 60 Minutes. Then its 75 minutes. Then 90 Mins. Then 105 Mins. Then a 2 hour. Thats the next few weeks long run anyway.
That sounds a reasonable progression and obviously the distance covered depends on how fast you are! Don't forget that long slow run means just that
Easy to try to compare yourself to other people which is why I tend not to post the distances I am doing on this thread as I have at this marathon lark for a few years now
I know yeh don't mind people knowing the distance but I'm just worried were not covering enough distance. Were averaging 12 minute miles at our slow pace, can up it for a while but not long enough yet.
The longest run on this program is 3 hours, so im scared the most were going to run pre-marathon is 15 miles? and im unsure if that enough?
Just back from taking the MiL round Sainsburys. We escaped quickly because it had started to snow
Lee - the reason for me not posting distances is that I'm here to mentor and support not scare you all
Re mileage: if its any reassurance the most I got up to on Brighton training last year was 18.5 miles. That took me nearly 4 hours. I got round the 26.2 fine on the day and even picked up my pace a bit on the last few of miles. It was the 75 degree heat that made me just miss the 5.30 target not the miles in my legs. I got heat stroke at mile 15 but then got running well again at mile 20 after plenty of water. For Outlaw I'm training to time not distance and my longest run will be 3 hours which won't even take me up to 15 miles. I really do believe that its time on your feet that counts, not miles. Our body doesn't know about miles, but it does respond to time. Spend too much time and it breaks down. Spend the right time and it builds. You'll all be fine and are doing great.
<gets off soap box>
Its snowing here so I can't go out on my bike. Bridget will know that running round a track in snow though is possible cos we both did it at Birmingham the other year. I might try my grippy things and have a plod round the block.
Thanks Soupy. I was remembering that snowy track when I watched the new lot on video
I dug out my trail shoes today to run in the snow. Easiest bits where were I could run on the road and use the bits that had been a bit compacted by a couple of cars, worst was the pavements next to main roads where salt had been sprayed by passing cars and the snow was going sludgy.
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