Ok my training for this week is as follows :
Tue - 4 x 800s at MP
Wed - 4 miles easy
Thu - 2 x 800s at MP
This should hopefully get rid of that sluggish feeling I have at the moment after being a layabout for the last two weeks.
Carl - just turn up in Paris, ditch your watch & enjoy it. Whatever will be will be.Save the "magic" for your May/June marathon when you are more like yourself.
Some really great running here, well done everyone! It's good to be able to read good things as keeping me motivated through the injury.
Still unable to run (hurts to walk still). Been able to get on the bike at the gym and swim a bit so doing enough to stop me going completely crazy. Pulled out of MK sadly, but have entered a local one at the end of June. I'm hoping it'll take only a week or two more to recover, say 2 weeks, and then that'll give me about 10 weeks to the marathon. How best should I get back into training? Before the injury I had worked up to a 20 mile long run on the end of a 40 mile week, and then had an easy week, and then injury. Having 4/5 weeks off, i've no idea how to get back into it, and obviously quite nervous of pushing myself too hard and aggrevating the injury.... Any ideas would be great!
Dave - ditching my watch would be fairly dramatic. AS this is the first marathon since buying my new garmin it would not be fair to deprive it of recording its longest run to date !!!!
Taking the pressure off will be important. I really do not know what the true impact of my illness has been and I guess I will find out when I try and run 26.2 miles. Whilst I have been able to push out some reasonable times / paces during my initial two runs on my comeback I have planning to do some interval type training at MP this week to get rid of that sluggish feeling I have had.
My original target was to get under 4 hours and I guess where I am now that is the only target I am going into Sunday with.
Anything better than this will be a bonus if it happens.
I think I am going to take the first half steady without worrying too much about a specific pace.
If I can get to mile 16 in good shape and feeling strong, then I can begin to push a little and get through to mile 21. If still in good shape I can then push for the finish.
Whatever will be will be.
As you say I might surprise myself and if I do that would be great. I can always run another one in 2-3 months time or wait until the Autumn.
Thanks Dave and Will. Trying to stay positive that this will go soon! The one i'm now entered in is particularly hilly, whereas MK is flat as a pancake, so don't think sub 4 will be happening, especially with the injury. Hoping instead to just enjoy it, but now need to get some decent hill training in! Since moving to London i've struggled to find any sort of hill nearby and having come from the hilly countryside where just about every run involves an incline, this has been odd! Might be reduced to hitting the treadmill for hill training...anyone else do this?Hope you are all enjoying the last few hours of bank holiday!
I'm over in Southwark. Nearest is probably Greenwich, but that's still about 6 miles away so not ideal really. Richmond is also quite a trek sadly - I get round that way on long runs, but probably too far for hill training (I'm not a massive fan of having to take a bus/tube to get to somewhere, then run, and bus/tube back...like to just head out running from the door!). Might still go out there at some point at weekends
Saying that. might head out that way on long runs and incorporate some hills in them. Just would also like a good mid week hill session, and that's looking like it'll mean hitting the treadmill.
Will - sadly no. Work is London Bridge. Central London is far too flat! (I never thought i'd be complaining about that!)
Will - water in VLM comes in bottles as does the lucozade sports drink. All in 330ml size too to make it easier to carry. There is water every mile after about mile 3.
RWTW - great that you are out running again. Others will no doubt give you better advice than me on frequency of hill sessions. I would have thought a once a week decent specific session would be great. Is Crystal Palace too far away ?
Carl - sadly I'm not out running yet. Still struggling alone and its definitely a trapped scatic nerve. On an electrical erve stimulator machine though which is helping so hopefully just a couple of weeks more. Crystal Palace is a good shout - go swimming there so could tie it in with that occasionally!
4 x 800m intervals at MP on the local running track tonight.
Feeling really good and finding them easy. Started the last and as I increased the pace on the first bend, felt sharp pain in my left hammy. Pulled up immediately and hobbled home.
Trying not to panic but ........
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