StewartC you have been increasing the miles without any problems and are on par with most of the people I run with from my club occasionally on a Saturday who are targeting VLM, I know their longest so far is 18 miles and their weekly mileage is no where near 50 miles, I am the only one doing P&D and havent told them just how any miles I am running in case it goes tits up and I look a right idiot....so I have played it down..lol...so although I am no expert I would say go for it..
AGF the weeks are ticking away arent they , into single figures now and 2/3 of them will be a taper, is Brighton flat ?
OH good grief find a swimming pool...I will let you into a secret, I haven't swam in the sea in this country since I was about 12..true !! I hate it cold, green yuk...and I live in Devon... near the so called English Rivera ...when I am abroad you cant keep me out the sea..
Fiona hope the niggles clear up.
HM4 hope you manage to get out this week
4 miles recovery and few weights today.
Cross post with AGF ...typical he says do P&D next time Stewart, thats the trouble if you ask for advice..you get so many different answers...
Very true Night Nurse....the thing is no answer is wrong. I ams sure with the mileage behind him Stewart will do well either way. My commenst were based on TEkniks large improvements based on hadd training last year. Thats what stewarts been doing and I think he might as well continue with that Journey. That said there are multiple folk on here who also do very well with P&D. Takes your choice
Have faith with your plan and your mileage NN. Your doing roughly double what you did last year based on Fetch and that coupled with the fact that you have had good mileage for the last few years = a very good race coming up for you
Brighton is mainly flat. There are a couple of hills near the start and at 8 miles, but to be honest they are not much to worry about - if anything they kurb the over excitement at the beginning of the race.
Stewart - Do it!! Your weekly mileage is higher than mine at the moment, and there is still plenty of time to get 3-4x20s in, as well as a few longer midweek runs. Use it as a learning experience for Loch Ness, that's pretty much what I'm doing.
OH - Looks a wee bit wild up your way. I'd keep out of the water
NP - Nice long run
HM - Well done, seems like a good idea to build slowly back into it.
Fiona - Take it easy with the knee
AGF - Nice run today
NN - Good run/weights double today
19.97 @9.35 ave today. That wasn't even remotely fun, was ready to jack it at about 6 miles. Miles 3-12 were into driving rain/snow/hail. Ah well, it's done and this week is a recovery week
Well done SM6 nice pace average ,sounds appalling conditions...that's hard core !!! but how could you leave it at 19.97 ? no ocd I take it. ?
AGF thanks yes I know but you never know what can happen between now and then...I had a right disaster 2 years ago...mind you it was my own fault., I missed half of dec and Jan's training due to illness then crammed 100s of miles into feb and march and wore myself out...lesson learned the hard way.
NN another great long run - well done on the 21m
Stuart nice 9 miler yesterday. Sorry the 20 miler was grim - miles in the bank, though.
Stewart brutal 17 miler - great stuff fella. On the Lochaber front I say (a) do it (b) use the P&D 12 week up to 55m schedule - you'll be ahead on the LSR mileage and (c) to cut the Gordian knot between NN and AGF, I use P&D to shape the week and its' mileage, but stick to Hadd HRs - in particular I would replace the tempo with a subLT.
OH well done for getting out there. Scary weather map! LOL at the swim fail...
NP great 22 miler - your mate Paul was the guy who steered me through the HR training, on Fetch
HM well done
Fiona nice 5 miler - hope the roller's working
AGF nice easy 11 miles
6m recovery tonight, all fine.
Well done on your 11 this morning AGF. I wish I could get up early enough for a double digit run!
Stewart you are going really well and ahead of most folks training for a Spring marathon. In fact the miles you are putting in I thought you were!
A well deserved recovery day NN and Teknik.
Stuart very well done for toughing it out. Blizzard conditions up here.
Did not run this morning then got as far as uncovering the treadmill tonight and decided to take the whole day off. This will be a recovery week (I am listening AGF ). Knee still just at the niggly stage but after ruining last year's VLM with continuing to run on an injury I'm just not prepared to chance it. May also take tomorrow morning off to be sure of a nice blizzardy hill run tomorrow night! Can't keep me away from that!!
bradders - I think most plans have only a 3 week taper...
Jason - are you ok? Starting to worry...
mace - are you still lurgied?
YC - wishing you a speedier recovery mate
That sounds awful weather.
Well done on everyone's training & thanks for your comments. Hope everyone's not too affect by the snow which is on the way.
Hi all lots of great weekend running again!
I did my run on Thursday, but although all was ok during, the pain afterwards was quite severe so haven't ran since but did do a 10mile walk on Saturday.
Stewart - I feel, you will easily manage Lochaber with the miles you are presently doing and 10 more weeks training. I am doing Paris the week before Lochaber and have only ran 8 miles in the last 6 weeks!! I am optimistic that things will improve sometime soon!
£3.40 for a nose full of chlorine this evening while confined to a narrow lane - yes I braved it to the poolWind didn't come to forecast epic levels today so hopefully should be OK for a run tomorrow afternoon. Lots of sleety snow around just now.
SM6 take it you didn't look at your Garmin until you got in or was the weather so foul that a further 0.03 mile was unthinkable
AGF 11 miles before 10
Tek good going to get out
Jason hasnt even logged any training on Fetch..but guess you have noticed that
NP do you tag MP miles on to occasional long runs instead of following the P&D sceduled MP runs ?
Bradders, agree with the others on a shorter taper.
Take care kaz but well done on getting more walking done.
NP more great swimming and impressive HR, mine is 10 bpm higher! Looking forward to the hills
...hope jason's ok
Let's hope you get our run tomorrow OH.
Tek - Nice run
OH/NP - Good swimming
Fiona - Take a rest day!!
Kaz - Hope you are ok
OH/NN - I actually thought my route would come out at 20.1, but even when I seen 19.97 I was too wet and cold to consider doing the extra 50 metres
Bad news once I came in that my local parkrun is cancelled for 8 weeks, just as I'm about to hit 50 runs too
i'm new to this thread and this is my first marathon, i'm upto 15 miles at the moment but am struggling at around 14 miles in 2hr 40min, i can't seem to get beyond this distance, any advice from any one
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