Ha - I still have my attractive 'aqua running' float that fastens around my middle - we'd look the bees knees (just a pity bees don't do triathlon )
Hi all. Hi Aber Snail. Good to see you back on the thread.
Pip , Well done. You probably feel a sense of relief in a way. next year will soon come round. When we run this year, don't feel you are missing out. You have only delayed it.You will be doing it next year when many others are not. That is not to put people off entering again.
We will hopefully keep this thread going indefinitely !!!!
Black and Tabby
I wouldn't do a really long run before your half marathon. I am helping out one of our club runners at the moment . he is doing the Bath half in 10 days as well as me. He is aiming for a 1.20 or less and I have advised him to do 12 miles this weekend. he was going to do 20 !!!!!! Your half marathon will be intensive enough. I would also have a real go at your half marathon. These tune up races are great. Run it competitively. Once you have done it , it will give you a very good indication of where you are with your marathon in terms of training and fitness. It will also give you an idea of what you will do when you run your marathon. Let me know when you have done your half and we can analyse it etc. If you are unsure if your pacing for the half,just go with the flow. Run it as hard as you can , but within your limits. believe it or not the brain is very good at gauging what pace you should run. It is called teleoanticipation. Your brain sub consciously calibrates everything from your fitness levels, the weather conditions, the distance the lot. It is a phenomenon and one of the amazing things the brain does when running !! obviously you won't start off at a silly pace !!! But you will find that you will feel your way into it. It should be a little outside the comfort zone though and it will work wonders for your marathon and the training. This is the only time in your training that I would advise you to run faster. All your normal training runs should be at a easy/steady pace.
You already have 16 and 18 miles in the bank. Have a bit of a step back in mileage, race the half and then the following week look at something longer. You should be aiming to do your 20 miler 3-4 weeks out from the marathon, with probably a 19 miler before that. You a re well on top in terms of long run mileage !!
Funnily enough, I am doing a 20 miler this weekend pre Bath, but unlike my running mate I mentioned as important as bath is, London is my biggy
Hope this helps
Abersnail helloooooooooooooo ! glad you are feeling better and that we will be 'training together' but B&T as well as you will be a seasoned marothoner then !! and going for your third eeeeeeeeeeeeeekkk !!
Kiwi better blooming be keeping this forum going...... there will be lots of panicking and me asking you daft questions next year ! I wonder if this is the longest running forum on here ... bet it is
Have got an entry form for LLanelli 10k that's in June so something to look forward to. Then a few more 10k's then Cardiff half but hey one race at a time
feeling much better now thanks to you lot ...... what would I do without you ?
Ask away anytime Pip. That's what we are here for.
Hi all, and especially HELLO KAFFEEG! Wondered where you'd gone! Glad you're enjoying your running again
Half marathon on Sunday so I feel very lazy not having run today (Friday is usually my 'Long Run' day). All is going well, shins have been twinging but I've worked out its because my calves are tight so I've been rollering & stretching like crazy and thankfully (and fingers crossed!) its hasn't got any worse than twinges. Hoping to have a good run on Sunday - have run so slowly for so long it might feel wierd (and a bit naughty!) to be running at a good (for me) pace.
Kiwi - I've got the right month now - have a good run on Sunday, and hope the runner you're coaching does well as well.
Have lost track now - was someone else racing this weekend as well???? Well if anyone else is - best ofluck to you too!
Waving hello to everyone else - how's everyone's running / training going? Rakhee - how's the toes? Bigeater - how's the long runs??
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