Where to go next

Wanting to improve

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02/06/2008 at 22:08

Hi all,

 I've just completed my first marathon (London) and loved every minute of it, including the training. I completed it in 3hrs 21 and am looking to improve on this time next year. I am 23 years old and would be open to any advice as to where to take my running from here. Since the marathon, I have kept my fitness ticking over and now feel that I am 100% recovered so am looking to progress in strength and speed. Any ideas? 



03/06/2008 at 08:48

Have you joined a running club? That might give you some new ideas and a new challenge.

08/06/2008 at 15:21

Brilliant first effort.

Try to improve your speed over shorter distances during the summer and autumn.

Plenty of 10k or half marathon schedules and races around or Join a club if you haven't already.

 If possible try a few cross country races in the winter (great for increasing stamina).

Then plan for your next marathon and if all goes well you should be able to beat the 3:15 barrier.

Good Luck

08/06/2008 at 20:46

Thanks for the good advice.

I have been a member of a running club and have recently relocated and am looking to join a local club. 

I also have a 10k race next Sunday which should be a good sign as to how fit/fast I am at the moment.

Thanks again folks!

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