OK - first post and already I am mucking up my training plan. As I have a physio appointment tomorrow I am bringing the run forward to tonight.
"I am just going outside and may be some time"
Well done Mr BtS Sir.
A message to Steve, don't listen to his bloody moaning and make sure he gets his arse out of the door.
Vote BtS (Oh - you did!)
I've just looked at the schedule - there's a distinct lack of swimming or biking, shurely shome mistake?
Good on you BtS - enjoy the coaching!
Good luck Bryan. I shall follow your thread with interest as sub 2:00 is my long term goal. I really found the coaching with Steve for FLM and having a thread to blog on each day really kept me motivated so I shall look forward to your musings
OK - I have returned and refuelled - the training demon who has been on a rest day didn't even go to the shop for some custard doughnuts for me to celebrate my survival so I had to make do with relatively healthy food - all this training and healthy eating is going to be the death of me I tell you!
Todays schedule (well tomorrows really) called for 10 mins easy, 10 mins faster, 3 min slow jog, 10 min faster, 10 min easy.
Off I went out the door and did 11 min at 14min/mile, 10min at 9'30min/mile, 3 min standing still (I know I was moving but my gps was refusing to acknowledge this), 10 min at 9'40min/mile, and 11 min at 10'57min/mile (this actually felt a lot slower).
I got home wanting a mop and bucket to get rid of the sweat and wanting an oxygen mask to drop from the panel above me.
This is the first time I have actually ran trying to maintain a pace and it was more difficult than I expected. I had intended trying to stick to something about 10min/mile for the faster sections but due in part to a poor gps signal and in the main to my lack of ability couldn't quite get that right. I am going to have to master this or GNR could be a disaster and I could start off faster than I want to and end up bonking. I don't know if it is normal or not but I find it easier to maintain a set heart rate than I do a set pace.
I also need to remember to switch off the auto-split function before I do future runs like this as my head can't cope with trying to work it out when I get home.
Well done Bryan on getting out there! My plan says rest today, so that was ok! Mine says speedwork tomorrow so I'm having a day off work to make sure I can cope with it!!
BTW I've looked at your training programme and I'm confused... Thursday it says so many mins at half marathon pace and then 10.00......................
But if your half mathon pace is 10.00 you will do a 2:11 half marathon and I thought you were aiming for sub 2:00..........am I being thick or something (again)
i know what you mean about keeping pace it's just something you'll need to try and master! it was really hot yesterday wasnt it, i ran at about 3 and it was boiling!
hope you got your donuts
nope, no donuts ; - )
Seren - I think BtS is going to email Steve to clarify all these points - there are a few bits like that
Congrats on being selected BtS, good luck!
For those who have asked about pacing I have had some guidance as follows
approx10 minute mile pace is 1/2Mslow pace is 11-12 minute miles10k pace is 9 minute to 9:30 miles5k pace is 9 minutes
These may be a mite optimistic but we will see how I progress.
Well done & congrats BTS
Hope to see/meet you & other 5 on Oct. 5th
I Will be on the front grid as well ( as an ever present ). Will be watching your progress with interest
Congrats Bryan on getting picked although your fanclub were awesome!! No contest IMO
I'm eventually aiming for an IM long-term so maybe you can pass on some swash-buckling tips when we meet in the flesh!!
Congratulations and best wishes from a team mate. Really looking forward to the next ten weeks of hard work, watching our diets and training till we drop, fantastic.
Good Luck, hope to speak soon.
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