Sub 5 hours

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27/10/2004 at 12:26
For the 100mpw, I think I've put an 18 miler, then a 10 miler, then a 20 miler on consecutive days, but I'm only able to do that because I'm not working that week.
Other weeks building up to that mileage I've got 2 doubles every week(which I do already) peaking at 3 doubles just to get the extra miles in.

I'm not actually planning to do 2 long runs back to back, as Saturday I have chosen as a rest day, this is the most difficult day for me to find time to run, but if I need to play catch-up I could probably get out to do 5 or 6 miles. Despite the BT I think on this sort of mileage I will need a rest day.

this week is going to be about 70ish miles, just because I have 2 marathons in 7 days.
27/10/2004 at 12:53
looks like you will do about half of your 100 miles in those three days. Will you be carbo loading as you would for a marathon? It usually takes me about a week to fully recover from a 18/20 miler although I do some running the pace isn't there.

debbo    pirate
27/10/2004 at 13:15
Shades - I suppose I should be aiming for lots of miles between christmas and new year too because I won't be working either! I am hoping to be up to 50 miles by then, but I can't really think beyond that!

Hippo - after Stevenage when's your next marathon? Have you got time for some longer runs at base pace - without the adrenalin of a race that will put your HR up anyway?
27/10/2004 at 15:00
I wouldn't call it carbo loading, but I expect on that sort of mileage I'll just be eating everything not bolted down!

It doesn't matter about the pace for a recovery run Jane, just run within comfort level.

debbo - 50mpw is quite an increase for you so that'll be fine. Remember I'm going to do this training for my first 24 hour race next year, I've also got an ultra in Jan,Feb & March.
28/10/2004 at 10:22
Took a bit of effort to get out the door this morning as it was lashing with rain and a bit windy. Anyway managed a 4 mile run and it wasn't so bad once I got going.

Shades I think marathons are hard enough at the moment, when is your 24 hour race?
28/10/2004 at 10:23
debbo, my last marathon of the year is luton, in December

and i appear to have ultras in Jan and feb too
28/10/2004 at 11:51
Funny how these races just 'appear'!!

Jane -24 hr race not until July.
debbo    pirate
28/10/2004 at 19:59
Hippo - when will you get your long run base pace training in then??

Shades - yes, 50 miles for me is loads. The most I've ever done in a week is somewhere between 30 and 35. I don't know if I'll manage to do it, but I'll try.

Jane - you seem to be clocking up the miles??
28/10/2004 at 20:08
god knows Debbo
i guess my races will have to be it
28/10/2004 at 21:17
debbo one of my reasons for starting this thread was as a reminder that the only way to get that sub 5 hour marathon time was through consistant training, so I am trying to be consistant and get out running as per my schedule as written in advance, so I hope I am not boring folks by posting my training mileage here.

Hippo if you enjoy doing ultras then why not?
M...eldy    pirate
28/10/2004 at 21:18
Jane the mileage you are doing now, is this part of a long training plan or base miles for a future plan??

28/10/2004 at 21:23
Imelda I am building up the base mileage and then hopefully will start some more worklike sessions with faster and slower bits. I will of course continue to do races so will need to taper sometimes for those. I am not good at planning too far in advance, next target race is a 10 miler in December which is my 10 mile PB course.
M...eldy    pirate
28/10/2004 at 21:28
I have the Grim8 in December and then Reading next year - I darent plan any more as I think even December will be doubtful unless I get the leg working again .... and I really want to have a good slow build up to london or A N Other next year rather than a 10 week plan ..
28/10/2004 at 21:39
Imelda, good luck with the Grim8, not a race I would consider as I believe it involves crawling in mud and water.
M...eldy    pirate
28/10/2004 at 21:41
So I realise - I am doing it for 'fun' ...

and the promise of a pub afterwards!!
28/10/2004 at 21:46
We have a similar type race near where I live which involves crossing rivers, climbing over hay, and pulling yourself up a very very steep hill by a rope amongst other things. May do it one year but I would need to work on the arm exercises first.
M...eldy    pirate
28/10/2004 at 21:47
Sounds like fun !!

Off to bed - up at 5 for w*rk :-(

28/10/2004 at 21:50
good night.
debbo    pirate
28/10/2004 at 22:14
Jane - I certainly didn't mean to imply that hearing about your mileage was boring - it's good to hear that you are doing all those base miles. I'm doing bt too, but tend to do the same distance every day so don't bother posting it! Once I start varying my schedule I will probably post my miles too! What is your weekly mileage at the moment roughly?
29/10/2004 at 08:23
debbo I know you didn't imply anything just feeling a bit bored myself last night. This week is a higher mileage week than normal of 35+ for this stage of training as I am doing a fairly long run on Saturday to prepare for some up coming races and because these longer runs won't be happening because of those races.
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