Hi folks - apologies for hijacking this thread slightly but it seemed the most appropriately titled.
My query is this. I am planning to race (or just run?) 40 events in 2012. I have been running for 6 years or so and run most distances including a couple of ultras. What sort of training would be most suitable between races and is it best to race a selection and just run the others? My biggest fear is the dreaded manflu or injury in 2012.
VLM will be a run as I plan to soak up the atmosphere and Belfast Mara will be a gentle run as I have been invited to pace the 4hr 30group again this year. All thoughts/observations welcome. Maybe some wise folk on here have done similiar challenges?
i shall sure try compression socks, any tips are always gratefully received, will take your advice over analysis too.
thanks my mind has been settled a little and i have learnt !
thanks for responding ! I shall certainly have a go, the problem is my run starts off my day so well ! but if it helps me and my aches then i will certainly try
to all who recommeded compression socks i have to say thanks ! went out and bought some and did 16m and could feel the difference ! i will not be completing any long runs without them !
sad fit thanks again- am just starting my training diary now so will def fit a few kick back weeks inbetween the long ones, also looking at increasing my long runs in the next month or so, keeping the increase on the flat though ! apart from sports gels, do you have any fuel recommendations for while im out there ? also have you tried this new high5 zero sports drink ?
polly -polly thanks for that tip, ill try and remember it as i am on my feet quite a bit at work !
happy new year to you all too !
you take these out with you ? thats amazing ! i would never think to - naive of me yes ! thanks very much for those although after the last few weeks i think mince pies i would struggle with !
I'd say to you to only run 5 days per week, rest is extremely important. By running 6 miles per day, every day, you're not improving - mix up the distances, routes and pace. Your weekly training programme should include one long run over hills, one speed session, one fartlek sesion and a couple of steady runs. Vary the mileage from 4 miles up to 22 miles (only do two 22 milers before the mara) and vary the pace from slow to faster than predicted race pace.
Protein shakes - most definitely, within twenty minutes of finishing your run so your muscles will repair more quickly. A good quality Whey will be perfect.
Try and include a couple of gym sessions per week too, if you can. Good luck with it!
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