5 mile tempo run for me yesterday and 8 @ marathon pace today. Bring on Brighton!
David, with a 35 mile a week base you won't need too much to get you up to marathon fitness and I agree with everything Jimbo said. Which one are you training for, sorry but I'm old and forgetful
Brrrrrr it's cold again. Intervals for me later in the day.
Fenn, well done for playing safe. Better safe than sorry as they say. I'll be doing a 15 miler this weekend then a gentle taper ahead of Brighton. I usually do a 2 week taper but this time I'm doing 3 weeks 'cos I need to preserve myself for my streak which starts at VLM, the week after .
Andrew, well done for managing 21 miles in a snow storm!
ooooh, sounds like my favourite kind of marathon David. If you enjoy that then you should pop a bit further down South and join in the fun at Beachy Head. Now that's my favourite marathon of all
Pah, you'll easily outpace Mo over the distance - isn't he stopping at the halfway mark?
I've just checked my stats (saddo!!!!) and 15 of my 29 marathons to date have been off-roaders.
Hard core Red....
5miles for me today.. felt actually really good whcih Today I did probably less than 1 mile off road.. it's soo much harder.
I imagine this will be my 2nd and last marathon, Its so much commitment and playing way too many mind games for me..just turned down an invite for Saturday night...because its the night before my LSR.
Although I know it will all be worth it on the day! I plan to do more 10K and half marathons and just focus on improving my times..
Although actually do think Paris would be a nice marathon to do... easy just to hope on the eurostar... never say never I guess.
how you feeling bigeater... have you recovered from mondays run?
lovely 10.55 miles tonight, felt like I could do another 5 comfortably!
I think I struggle with recovery after my weekend long run. I think I run faster than I should because I want it to be over quicker...
So was thinking maybe it was better to do a time run at the weekend. So go out for 3 hrs but go slow... so when 3hrs arrives I stop and get bus home... that way I will not rush... adding my recovery and letting me run further mid week. Does anyone think this is worth it, will I see the benefit mid week? Or shall I just go at my normal pace?
I'm now regretting such a long run last night - my legs are aching like 'ell! could well be finishing the week on 39.66 miles, but my OCD suggests getting it up to 45... or just taking it easy before the pilates class!
Not sure about this weekend, might just do a short Sunday run (and yes, I mean short! less than 10 miles perhaps!)
Fenn, I would advise against any sort of "bus home" routine, even after a fixed time... can you pick a route at home that can be made into lots of figure of eights or small loops? that way, when you reach 3 hours you're still only half or a mile from home and can jog the last 5 or 10 minutes for a satisfying stop!
lol at the OCD comment! thats great milage.
I like running along the thames to tower bridge and back...which is 13 miles and then I had 3miles and 5 miles loops to that.
Iccle Jim; I think what I was trying to ask... is there a real benefit from running slower than what I intend to run on race day. (I think I am aiming for 4:20 which is what my lsr runs have been predicting)... I just feel like I take alot longer to recover than everyone else from my long runs.. and thinking maybe its because I am going too fast. Is there a real benefit from running lsr really slow... or will my body just get use to that pace in which case should stick to what I have been doing. does that make sence
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