6 miles this morning very windy very wet and cold... nice!!!!!!!!! out again tonight for another one.
Teknik my run the day before my long runs is a very hilly run with 4 miles uphill and 4 miles downhill with 2 on the flat.
Teknik- if you find a magic potion for the last 6 miles can I please have some?. I did my first mara in Madrid in April and slowed to a crawl in the last 6 miles (admittedly it was all up the hill from then on and ridiculously hot). In Amsterdam (my second one) it felt like a crawl but actually managed to keep the pace quite well considering... Not sure what I did differently. I think it was just a combination of more training and easier course- no hills/ cooler weather. Both times did around 7 x 20+ milers with a couple of around 23-24 miles and one 26 miler (I know, I know, not clever but I got carried away).
This time will definitely do more running at MP and follow a schedule for the first time.
5 recovery miles last night. 9 miles with 5 @ tempo tonight running home from work.
NP- very inspirational. Well... I did my first mara this year in exactly the same time (3h52min) so who knows what I'm capable of.... Will perservere.
I think it's one of the main things I like about running. You see people improving all the time and it doesn't seem to stop until you're well... I don't know how old you have to be to start slowing down. Some of the guys in my club are in their late 60s and still way ahead of me.
Mental note: lots of tempo and MP.
Hi Gobi you joining the fun next year...
Second 6 mile run done
Wow NP thats amazing! Dont think I could ever get to your standard, you definatley have to be very determined. Where "up north" are you from?
My foot is still sore, the last time I had gait done was when I first started so about two years ago now! Maybe thats what I should do. Also though I have to wear steel toe capped shoes for work - and I think these could be contributing to the problem. Core conditioning was fantastic really enjoyed it. Its ran by a young lass who obviously knows a thing or two but is great at supporting weaker members (thats me!!)
Got our park 10k on Sunday ( Tatton, Cheshire) then can start to think in detail about the marathon; missed doing long ( for me) runs the last couple of weeks.
Have a goodweekend you lot
First long run this morning since Berlin. 4 miles down to meet my running club, 6 miles in the woods, and then 4 miles back uphill to home. Campaign starts today!
Just popped in for a nose - hope you don't mind!
Happy running this wkend and hope the weather's good 2 you!
Nice One teknik, Good to get started.
Now I am at 29 Miles this week, it starting to feel like I am building too....Keep this up during December and then push on again in January.....
Friday 50x25m front crawl and 2 Christmas dinners just over 10 miles this morning including my hill long run tomorrow.
Rachael a small town called Carrickfergus north of Belfast.
Gobi and Spoons nice starts to the new year.
73.34 miles for the week
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