am I doing enough ?
Its prob asked on here time and time again, but some advice would be great ...
Am I doing enough training for VLM ?
This is my first marathon, having only run 10ks before, and I am following the Hal Higdon novice schedule, but tweaked a bit due to work/kids/hubbie working shifts .... I would like to run VLM around the 5 hr mark, though my main aim is to finish!
The rest of my training is like this (I am just running mileage, not pace, but try to push myself a little harder on the shorter runs, pace around 10.20-30 M/M)
2 x 3, 1 x 6, 1 x 13 (22)1 x 3, 1 x 4, 1 x 7, 1 x 12 (26)1 x 3, 1 x 4, 1 x 7, 1 x 15 (29)1 x 3, 1 x 4, 1 x 8, 1 x 13 (Bath 1/2 race) - also my first 1/2 (28)1 x 4, 1 x 5, 1 x 9, 1 x 18 (36)2 x 5, 1 x 9, 1 x 14 (33)2 x 5, 1 x 10, 1 x 20 (40)2 x 5, 1 x 8, 1 x 16 (34)1 x 3, 1 x 5, 1 x 8, 1 x 12 (28)1 x 3, 1 x 4, 1 x 6, 1 x 8 (21)1 x 2, 1 x 3, 1 x 4 then VLM !! (35)
Hope this is clear ? I am also supposed to do 1 day cross training which to be honest I havent really done yet as its hard enough fitting everything else in ... would it be worth just running another day instead, of just a gentle 3 miler ?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated !
I'm a first timer too so I'm no expert but it sounds like you're doing just fine. You have a clear idea of your schedule, and if you're getting the long runs in OK then I think you're doing alright. Your target of 5 hours sounds fine too.. although some do say your first marathon shouldn't be about time, it should be about getting around.. but by all means set yourself a goal.
I'd say carry on as you are.
nadia sawalha wrote (see)
Am running my first london marathon this year ,and have had a really tough couple of weeks with flaming ,frustrating knee painAAAAh so am behind on my long runs ,and am so worried i won't be able to catch up!!!!! I really wish i could understand what your training schedule means,but it looks really impressive !! good luck xx
The plan posted in the first post is a list of weeks up until the big day. The (26) is the total miles covered in that particular week. The 1 x 3 = 1 run of 3 miles. The 1 x 4 = 1 run of 4 miles. 1 x 7 .. you guessed it. And the 1 x 12 = the long run of 12 miles.I presume you're already following your own training plan as you mention long runs. Good luck, you can do it!!!! Hope the knee pain eases up soon. And if you're Nadia herself, good luck to you and Mark with the Marathon.
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