Introducing First Timer Craig (aka BoDuke)
Glad to hear the training's going well. How are you finding the Garmin 610?
Just got back from a run and now I'm hungry for a bacon butty ... why do you suggest such things?
Hi CraigWas today the first pre-work run? Hope it went OK
Seems like training has gone like clockwork so far... looking ahead to next week:
Week Three w/c 9/1/12 (21M)Mon Rest Tue 6M of 1M jog, then 3 x 1M fast (8.30 miling), with 400m (2-min) jog recoveries, then 1M jog Wed RestThu 3M steady plus 4 x acceleration stridesFri 5M slowSat Rest Sun 1M jog plus 4 x acceleration strides, then 5M race, 1 M jog. Aim for sub-55:00 (assuming it's flat and on road - otherwise, make allowances)
For those of you following the sub 4.30 programme, the tweaks I've made for Craig are the pace of the miles on Tuesday and the length of the recoveries. And instead of an 8 mile long run, Craig is doing a 5-mile club race - but he'll be doing a 10 next weekend. His long runs are slightly longer than those in the sub 4.30 schedule as he was already doing 10 milers prior to starting.
just realised I'm following the sam schedule but for Brighton not Paris so thought I'd pop in and say hello and join the thread!!
Hi Craig, really glad it's been ok with this hospital so far. Will keep fingers crossed for the next few visits too.
We still have quite a bit of sweet food left here too. That might explain why I still weigh the same as before Christmas *looks around for a smug smiley*
Reading back about the psychology I am another pace counter but do it at some point in most of my runs without really meaning too. I just seem to start it for no real reason, stop counting if I start thinking about something but then pick up the numbers again when the train of thought stops. Weird!
I do think you have to be careful with recovery drinks including milkshakes for calories especially if you do put on weight easy or you are trying to lose weight, you can quickly drink a lot of calories generally compared to eating food BUT having said that after long runs or very hard prolonged sessions they do get the carbs, protein and some fluid back into you quick. If you had a recovery drink after every run it may not be needed and be expensive! Although those training twice a day etc may find them very useful.
See you at the end of the month but will be back on your thread soon to see how you are doing.
Good luck with that mcs - I tried to use mine but all Asics shoes were on sale in the sweatshop I went to so I couldn't use it! Was told the sale was on until the end of the month which is when the voucher runs out. Having said that - I got my shoes cheaper in the sale than they would have been if I'd used the voucher anyway!
Boduke- climbing is great fun, and I used to do indoor climbing every week, until recently- dunno if it is good crosstraining- might be, and I'm sure the flexibility is helpful. I've never dared climb in the week before a race, for fear of scraping an ankle, or bashing a toe.
Just back from first run in 4 days ( had the lurgy) so behind with my trainig already- still, I've never heard of nyone trainig for a marathon, and not having some break in training due to colds or injuries, so that's the one for this campaign over and done with.
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