Merry Christmas every one, let hope we all have a great year and a new experience in 2013.
I want to be realistic, I am sure there are some very experienced runners out there and I will seek all advice whether you are an expert or not.
I can honestly say I have a base line of 20 miles per week now, and I feel I could run a 45 minute 10k as I have trained on a 46 minute 10k time.
I am now getting ready for the Greater Manchester Marathon on the 28 April 2013, but my main aim is to get a 40 min 10k time and 1 hour 30 mins Half Marathon time.
What do you feel is the best training program to do and what kind of food intake do I need to have. Is it possible for someone of my age who does not come from a runners background to achieve this. If so how often do I need to race. Please help me.
Mr Puffy thank you for the quick response. I am looking at a few training plans if I am honest. I am a member of a running club, most of the club runners who are decent runners average around 50 miles per week. I have done a 30 mile week but found it hard to recover enough. That was when I had a week off work too.
I have done one 15 Mile run just to see how my body adapted and it was fine time 2 hours 11, felt reasonably comfy. But I would not say it was easy. Thanks again Mr Puffy.
Spark thanks for the advice, I feel you are right actually I just come back from an easy 6 miles. 56 Minutes. I just going to keep it at that for a while with the 6 miles for at least 6 weeks for a few days a week plus a long run.
But I did not look at the watch I just tried to pace myself at 9 mins miles but did not care if I went slower. I did not want to go faster though. After reading a few RW articals recovery and steady miles seems key.
Well today I blasted a 4 Miler just to see what I had in the tank. I made the run in two parts really. My aim is to get under 7 Minute miles for 10k and finish a Marathon in 3 Hours 30 Mins. That will be my first season from 17 June 2012 when I did a Freckleton Half Marathon with very little training and never doing abover a 6 mile run.
So the new year. and to date my 4 mile was done in 28 Minutes and 34 Seconds, The focas on the 5K time which was 22 Minutes, I then eased off for the last mile. Over all pleased. I am doing a 6 Miler tomorrow at 9 Min pacing then a Park Run in Bolton. To log a time. Then a Half Marthon training session in 2 Hours. That is my week ending the 6th Jan 2012 No injuries to report yet fingers crossed.
I have joined a Marathon thread. So there is no point in carrying on with this thread. Thank you for the kind response. Good luck for 2013.
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