I have signed up for the Richmond Marathon on 5th May. While I am training seriously, my goal isnt a specific time but to run it comfortably so I can enjoy the evening afterwards. Previous to this, I have run one marathon (Taunton in 2011) as well as a far few halfs. I go out at least 4 times a week, and my longest recent run was 21 miles on Monday, which went very encouragingly.
I am now thinking about taking a week off training to go cycling at the end of March. This would leave me with 5 weeks to race day. What do people think about this? Can you give me any tips/reassurance?
I think people lose the plot when it comes to marathon training.
If you went jet skiing for a week it wouldnt have that much of an effect on your fitness and marathon nevermind cycling
I've ever only done one half marathon and don't know much. But, after going for a weeks cycling holiday covering 420miles, I came back to my running much stonger and some of the hills I used to not be able to run up, afterwards I could. You'll be fine.
Thanks to everyone! That's just the kind of level headed reassurance I was looking for.
The ride itself is Brighton to Plymouth via the IOW. I will look to average 50 miles a day, so perhaps could fit in a rest day with a run. Would this be a good idea? Any benefit to be had there?
What is IOW? Sound like a nice bike ride.
Isle of Wight I think.
Ah, I thought it was the name of the route or something but that makes sense. Is this an organised ride Duncan or are you just doing it of your own back?
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