Sub 5 hours

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21/10/2004 at 21:36
Good idea debbo.
21/10/2004 at 22:27
I was just about to agree with Debbo's comment about being 6 in '65 then realised that old age has b*******d up my maths. OMG - I was dancing the night away at the disco. :-(
debbo    pirate
22/10/2004 at 14:42
K2 - they do have discos for very young folk though!
22/10/2004 at 16:15
Hi there folks, I am doing an all day training course on endurance running on Sunday. There will be practical sessions and talks on different aspects of running. I have to do some homework for it and have to fill out a typical weeks worth of training. Not sure if I have a typical week but wonder if I should put down a weeks training before a marathon or just do this weeks log.

Today I did an easy cross-training session at the gym and tried to really work my hamstring which I am glad to feel is getting alot stronger as the weeks go by.
debbo    pirate
22/10/2004 at 20:47
Jane - that sounds good - who is organising that?
M...eldy    pirate
22/10/2004 at 20:49
Jane - sounds intersting ... make sure you remember all the good bits to let us know!!

Can you not do both weeks ??
22/10/2004 at 20:55
Its organised through the SAL, held in Aberdeen so easy for me to attend. I also had to do some homework on interval sessions and how to fast and slow runners would get equal benefit out of certain sessions. I will spend a couple of hours on it tomorrow. If I learn anything I will certainly pass it on.

I think I will make up an average week of training and combine both weeks.
23/10/2004 at 14:03
Lovely day today, cool and sunny. Out for a 10 miler off-road which took me over 2 hours.

I used a very scientific method of choosing a typical training week, I randomly picked a page from my training log.
25/10/2004 at 11:59
6 miles today, with 3 miles at intended MP.

Yesterday did one very short interval session (first one for ages)
25/10/2004 at 13:41
No r*nning for me at the weekend, as I felt I had a cold coming on. Coddled myself, got loads of rest and sleep, and I'm feeling much better today. May try a couple of miles after badminton tonight.
25/10/2004 at 15:30
Oh dear .Havn't done any training since the Cabbage Patch 8 days ago. Does digging the dahlias up count as cross training? (It was raining)
25/10/2004 at 15:38
waffle was it raining when you were digging up the dahlias? I don't mind running in the rain in fact it can be very refreshing and no-one else daft enough to be out.
26/10/2004 at 20:06
Out tonight and managed 5.5 miles and felt good. Getting very cold outside, only 2 degrees this morning.

26/10/2004 at 23:22
wel, after dublin, i am respecting sub 5 a lot more
managed 16 miles non stop
then fell apart

debbo    pirate
27/10/2004 at 07:43
Hippo - What happened at Dublin? Did you really fall apart, or did you have to walk after 16 miles sometimes? I'm sure by FLM and Lochaber you'll be on sub-5 form - I think you need some of those really long base pace runs (that aren't marathons!) in training.
27/10/2004 at 08:18
EP I am planning to do most of my long runs at 12.30 pace but I will be confident about doing sub 5 hours as long as I get the correct training done.

PH well done at Dublin, didn't you get your second fastest time for a marathon there. I think BT is definetly paying off for you by increasing your endurance.
27/10/2004 at 09:33
yes i really did fall apart big time
i squeezed the toothpaste tube too hard and i thought i was going to have to walk the last 10 miles

might be that id done a mara 3 weeks before?

Ill let you know after stevenage
27/10/2004 at 09:33
debbo, you are 100% right
i always skimp on the long runs
27/10/2004 at 10:10
My target this week is to do sub 5 at Snowdonia. My previous best on this course is 5.20ish and I ran easy as I had another race the following day. But the weather is a big factor on this course, we shall see.

Jane - I've started preparing my training programme, scribbled it on the plane home from Dublin, my first 100mpw is between Xmas & New Year as I figure I can sleep in between runs as I'm on holiday!
27/10/2004 at 11:41
Shades are you planning to go out twice a day, and do two long runs back to back?

I did 6 slow off-road miles this morning. Felt hard, must have been the faster mile I did last night as the end of my run.
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