David, welcome! if running slow is for wimps, why only do 1:55 at Reading?
35 miles per week is a good base and on that, it wouldn't necessarily matter if you'd run more than 15 miles or not, especially if you have run that far before. In your case I would aim to get as much done in LSRs as reasonably possible, so if you're comfortable with 13 last Sunday, 16-18 steadily (9.30 to 10:15 pace) this week, and next, then a 20 or two. If you can't run more than 18 due to time, aim for two 15s in a week, so Sunday and Wednesday perhaps, or two twelves as well as your weekend LSR (e,g. 15 Sunday, 12 Tuesday, 12 Thursday). Just time on legs, really!
I've really got Spring Marathon envy listening to all the talk of long runs.. I'm going to sulk in a corner!
Don't worry Jenf, I'm not running one! still doing the training as if (though I'm not doing any more 20+ mile runs!) and hope to keep the form for an April half marathon sprint.
6 months today until my intended marathon, so might start some hardcore marathon training soon!
Im going to run around the New Forest on Sunday, that should kill a good 15 miles!
And if I get too tired, I'll just jump on a horse back to the car.
David, surely with those wild horses you'd spend another 5 miles chasing to get a lift?! have fun, hope the weather's better! I'm hoping to get down that way for a week's high intensity training (i.e. holiday at my sister's house!) in the summer, then perhaps for the Bournemouth marathon.
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!
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Morning all, 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
Actually I have to look up the full name because its quite the mouthful.
Its the Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon.
Basically a 26.2 mile jaunt between the stones of Avebury and the stones at a little place called Stonehenge.
All offroad, hills etc .......so probably going to be bit tougher than your standard run around London with Virgin signage everywhere
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
actually lets just see if I survive this one first before I even think about the next one ....... in all honesty I want to kind of head down the 'tri' route moreso than persist with marathons ...... but we'll see, who knows maybe you'll see me running alongside Mo Farrah in the VLM (well for the first 200 metres, before dropping back because Ive run flat out whereas for him thats just his normal pace lol)
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?
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