Oo, flippin' heck. That is some big mileage for your third month of running! What else do you do Daniel? You must be super fit and sporty... oh, just noticed the 'again' bit of your post. On first read I thought you were starting from scratch
Still, it's a big build up.
I'm hoping to just get around at the end of April. Ideally sub-5 hours, preferably sub4:30. In a perfect world, 4 hours. But I realise that I am not used to this mileage and have already noticed my general speed slowing down from the increased mileage in training.... plus, I don't really need the extra pressure of time as well as distance so I'll just keep going.
I've got a 301 - super old and clunky now, but it still does the job. Though the HRM appears to have given up. Either that or the last battery I put in was really rubbish.
Rest day today! Lovely!
Ha ha , indeed JEvaNs, I have lots of time to train for a half. I'd be looking at Bristol or Cardiff though as those are the closest. Will have to see what happens.
Nice to see you're not training for a specific time as such but I'm sure you'll surprise yourself and 4hrs'ish marathon is most probably in your grasp.
Daniel - Sounds that you're doing well but not sure if you should be running all your training runs at the same pace, you need a combination of paces and most of your runs and definitely your slow runs should be at a slower pace than what you're aiming for in the race. Time on your feet versus fast pace. Good luck with your first marathon!
Missed a few runs this week because of work, but have managed to wrestle it back to not too bad a training week. 13.5 mile long run - I was hoping for 15 or so, but I was running to work and couldn't find my camelbac and left the house about 20 minutes later than I had hoped I would, so I didn't have time to add loops of the park on at the end. Still, I felt good after the 13 miles.
Did a couple of miles on the treadmill this morning to loosen up - don't seem to have seized up though, despite the lack of cold bath, so it's all good.
Have also done a 5 miler this week and will do a 7.5 mile one tomorrow taking the weekly tally up to 27.5 miles. Not too shabby. Rest on Monday, but might try for another 13 miles on Tuesday evening.
I'm still really pleased with how it is going and I am feeling quietly confident. Mustn't let myself get complacent though. 26 miles is still a long way off!
Well done JEvaNs, good work!
I'm getting closer and closer to deciding to do a half mara. I think I need a goal to keep me on the right track. It will be Bristol though as I don't want to travel for it.When you did your first half mara, did you do any over distance runs? Did you do speedwork? I'm only asking because I've been looking at training plans on runnesworld and they do have speedwork my most plans only go up to 10miles. I'd like to do bit more than that. Obviously, I still have ages to prepare and if I get to the stage when I'm doing constantly about 20miles a week before starting the training plan I should be fine.
Found it! Randome dates and achievements now follow....
24th Aug - 13.3 miles done in 2hr 21mins22nd Sept - 7x800m interval sessions@ 11.5kph21st Sept - 10 mile run16th Sept - 19.7km in 2hrs 7 mins10th Sept - long run of 10 miles12th Sept - long run of 10 miles27th Aug - 7x800m @10.7kph
So yes - speed work there was! And not too much stuff close to the race distance. The race was on 3rd Oct (so you have an idea of how far ahead of the race these achievements were made!).
I'm not doing any speed work for the marathon though - which might be a bit daft, but I just need to know I can get around. I don't need any added pressure of time.
I still can't believe I ran 17 miles on Saturday!
So when is Bristol, mikasa? Is it October? How is your training going at the moment?
This thread really is depressingly full of tumbleweed though, isn't it?!
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