And the important key to this was using a 1% incline (I think)
Wow… that’s some training programme! Good effort. In a 15 day period, your plan had mileages in double figures on 8 days (3 of them consecutive) 11, 15, 16, 12, 22, 21, 16 and 20. Nothing less than 5 miles, with only 2 days’ rest.
Do you think that would be ok for the OP, without your distance running background? I do think he needs to be more circumspect.
I'm banking on Philip being a fit young chap unlike me who was forced down the training route
Nose Nowt, no I don't think it is appropriate at all, but then I think the same about 1 months training for the marathon, whether you are fit or not.
I hope Philip keeps us informed. It will be an interesting case study. He's got fitness and a good age on his side. I suspect he'll get round in under 4 hours... if he trains sensibly... but the Mumbai location, assuming he's not a regular runner there, is also quite a danger.
Philip - I think you will be fine, I often sign up and run a marathon with only a month or so, and if you have a good base level of fitness there should be no problem.
The difference is you will not be training to your optimum in only 30 days - generally if i dont train at all i am 40 minutes slower and if i train for a month then i am about 15-20 minutes slower. - nearly all the time is lost in the last 6-8 miles as you are not properly prepared for it.
Biggest Tip i have is that you cant fit 14 weeks into 4 and tapering is important - at least for a week to 10 days before the marathon.
I think if you trained properly you would be looking at 3:15 but with lack of training may see yourself come in at around 3:45. (based on your half marathon time)
So Philip, how did it go? Did you achieve your marathon?
Yeah - spill the beans!
he did 3:50
He did say he wasn't interested in plodding round in 3:30, so at least that was achieved.
I think I remember saying that his failure would be the death of this thread. In other words people like this tend to skulk off and not face up to how wrong they were. I doubt if he will learn his lesson.
I was pretty close at my prediction of 3:45 then. My voice of experience of failure...
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