Stewart - I chickened out of the LSR - now planned for Thursday
NP well done on the first 20 miler
AGF - sub 3:30 then GFA in October?
Mace well done on week 5 - enjoy the cut-back week
OH good XC running
Jason that's a great training pace improvement
Fiona nice easy 5m
NN well done on the controlled 18.5m. Good HR average...nice week's total
Snowed only a little here, but enough to put me off a long run, plus I thought that a tempo and long run back-to-back would be asking for trouble. So just a slow 4m recovery this morning at 69%max.
A sensible Choice teknik
I am shattered. I think the miles are catching up on me. A cut back week this week I think and a few early nights I am probably ditching the weekend race I had planned and will turn that into a long run most probably. I have a 10k and a 1/2 that I plan to race before the big day and thing a low mileage week with a long run at the end will do me more benefit at this tage of training !!
Yes - I am Going for a sub 3:30 in Brighton. The GFA thing is currently a dream - but we all need dreams and my thoughts are if I shoot for the stars in Autumn I might reach a hgher brnach on the tree I am climbing
Lot of great running yesterday!
Jason - That pace for an LSR is crazy!
AGF - Great mileage
Tek - Great mileage too! Sounds like a sensible choice this morning
Stewart - Well done
NP - Well done on the 20
Mace - Good running
OH - Well done on the XC
NN - Nice run! Shame about the 0.1!
12.6 miles for me at 9.13 ave. Felt crap for the 1st 8, then felt fantastic for the rest. Strange...
Anyway, I'm now seriously considering running Lochaber on April 14. Assuming I just pile up a lot of slow miles for the next 11 weeks, then take a 2 week taper is their any reason I shouldn't do this?
I know I'll not set a good time (still expect a comfortable PB!) but getting round in one piece would boost the confident no end for September.
Go for it stuart. Lost of mileage - nice and slow to avoid injury will set you up no end for the autumn ( assuming you take a couple/few of weeks off to recover/refresh )
Sounds a reasonable plan Stuart - Lochaber (mara) is flat too
Stuart there are some 12 weeks plans so it isnt out of the question if you have already got a few decent longish runs in the bag..and you will have plenty of time to recover before starting training for the autumn marathon.I always feel better after a good few miles too ...weird..guess its all about warming up.
No snow here..just more rain !!
Rest day for me , good job really been waiting all morning for a bloody phone call which I probably wont get dont you just hate it when they say the computers are down and they will ring you back then off to work at 2 so wont even have time for my monday swim..
AGF- Enjoy the cutback
Tek- wise choice- don't go getting youself crocked again!
SM6- Do It!
NN- Hope you enjoyed the day off and the phone rang!
MG1- Can't you take your kit with you?
Nothing to report here- no snow or other dramas, just 2 recovery runs
Great long run yesterday NN. Shame you missed your swim.
Good decisions there AGF and Teknik. AGF go for it at Brighton, no reason not to.
Stuart lots of time to train for a nice relaxed Lochaber.
MG1 hope you can pack the gear for a quick run when away.
jason nice to get the recovery runs in.
A recovery 4m for me this morning. Started to snow here, not much lying but slippy so a treadmill run tonight; 20 lots of 200m with 30s recoveries. 10 at 16k/hr, then the next 10 a mix up to 17k/hr. Great fun, 5 miles total.
Slight bit of advice needed if possible:
So I'm training for London 2013, I'm using an ultimate marathon schedule found here in RW and it's been great so far. I'm on the fourth week now and my legs are feeling very tired. Its been an intense first 4 weeks, running 6 days a week and last weeks milage reached 46.
I started running at the beginning of 2012 but after a 10k race in september i stopped pretty much altogether and only just took it up again a week before i started the marathon schedule. So I didn't start with the recommended milage you should be hitting regularly.
So I've managed to keep to all the paces it's told me to and i've done all the distances it said but yesterday was my longest run of 15 miles and today my legs feel very tired, I did the 4 miles today as well but pretty much only just made it to the end before my legs collapsed.
Now, I don't mind feeling like this if it just means it's working... but does it sound like I'm doing a little bit too much and should maybe cut back on the schedule for the next week to properly recover?
I'm not getting pain as i run, just a slight all over ache. The ache is only as i run but throughout the day they just feel tired. And this has been the general feeling of my legs for the last week and a half I would say.
What should I do?
Thanks for any suggesstions
Well done on everyone's training & to those who've been running outside.
Yesterday was really cold so I did the sensible thing & stopped inside & had to scrap about 1cm of snow off the car this morning.
Virex - I'm guessing you've picked the sub 3:15 Plan? Can I ask what was your 10k time in September?
not good jason
Virex, i'm guessing you've got age on your side as that's a decent 10k time for somebody who has just taken up running.
What sort of mileage were you doing up to your 10k ?
I tend to agree with AGF and you don't have enough base/endurance - 3 months off for a relative newbie and you're jumping into a plan and hitting decent mileage already. Too much too soon ?
Tek - wise man !!
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