Lisa, that's simply unacceptable!
It's quite a challenge to slow down when it matters. I did my LSR of 14 miles this evening and managed to average 9.43 min miles, as opposed to 8.51 min miles while doing 11 on sunday which was supposed to be an LSR. I kept reminding myself of the reasons why we need to run those slowly (Thanks Men!) and it helped.
The other problem was that I want to get the run finished and get home, I dont have all night!!
Also, just looking back over my running logs and I was 6 weeks into London training before I reached this sort of mileage! What am I doing, it's only week 3???!
Morning! late night 10 miler for me due to finishing work late... My last half mara was done at near MP, not intentionally but that's how it ended up! Week 1 of (slightly amended) up to 55 miles plan went well, I love strides! There's a track near my house so I did them there, it felt great compared to the 8m of hard pavement that had preceeded it. LSR ended up v slow due to getting lost on a heather moor and then climbing through a quarry, so it wasn't all strictly running...
SGB yes I am running Bewl, and yes its my first time running it. I generally only race on road, my trail running is limited to about 3-5 miles at most primarily as I have a habit of falling flat on my face. However I like the idea of trail running - will just see how it goes on Sunday. I am thinking that I will try and maintain my PMP for the race, but if the footing is uneven then that may not happen, also the scorching weather we are expecting for Sunday may also make that impossible .
LFR well done on the slower miles, I find it sooo challenging to slow down am constantly looking at my Garmin, which has resulted in me falling flat on my face on tarmac - twice in the last 2 weeks .
Velloo I enjoy the strides as well, I love the feeling of just running fast.
Quads are feeling it today after hill session on Tuesday and stupid paced run yesterday - definately no running for me today.
Interesting debate regarding fueling on long runs as a relative newbie to marathon training I will take a drink with me on runs over 12 miles and will throw in some jelly babies if it is over 16.
I'm planning too run two HM this campaign one I'll race the other is going to be a MP run, might just turn that one into the 18 with 14 @MP
LT run last night 9 miles with a 2 mile wu and cd, did a lot better compared to my last LT run, managed to average 8:20mm for the LT section, happy days
13mi for me today.
Just entered VLM next year via GFA.
Going to starting warming up - will be hot especially in south by end of weekend...so keep well hydrated people, and watch out for sun burn.
Good shout 15W. I will slap the sun screen on if I'm on holiday or cricket watching, but strangely i tend to forget when running. Re: VLM I deferred this years place so will be joining you hopefully.
Impromptu rest day today for me. Felt beat up after yesterday's run. Had a stretch in the gym instead. Think my body is thanking me for it.
Next week is week1 of my 15 week build - up to Amsterdam and will include 35mins@tmp on Monday, and a track session on Thursday. Here we go.......
I'm in via GFA too. It will be my first marathon that isn't my local (Jersey).
I sweat off sunscreen when I'm running!
I'm goosed today. 11 miles on Sunday, 8 m w/4@LT Tuesday, 14 LSR last night = one exhuasted LFR
My hip hurts - always get this when I start ramping up mileage in training. Often just on one side, sometimes in both. I wonder if it's a sympton of ITBS or something else...in the past it's usually goes when I do more core strengthening, a bit more self massage with a foam roller; and take a few days off.
15w, sounds like you know how to cope with it. Good luck and take care.
This might sound a bit stating-the-obvious, but have you ever considered doing the core work before it starts hurting?
I've been thinking about HM races in prep, and how to run them. My first thoughts were it would depend on how experienced the runner was but have changed my mind. I think it depends on what sort of shape the runner is in. Ie. If you were in great shape and supremely confident, then it wouldn't matter how you ran the half. But if there were doubts, then I think the sensible option would be mp. Then there would be no risk of disappointment. The bottom line is I think, whatever race you embark upon in marathon training, be prepared for all possible outcomes, because the result may not be as per your potential due to tiredness, and/or lack of focus.
Wise words Brian.
Lit - I do some core work, but maybe not enough. I think I need to do more hip flexor stretching too...did some last night and feeling a lot less pain today.
6mi recovery for me today. Summer is here. How am I going to avoid a nice cold beer or 5 after work so I'm fresh for tomorrow's 18mi w/10@MP ?!
Sounds good 15W. Don't avoid it
Morning all. I've not managed to get out for a run since Monday due to things cropping up at home. There was a major incident on Wednesday when the dishwasher broke down which obviously needed urgent attention ! I will hopefully get out later today for a long run of 18 miles. I've just taken the mutt for a walk and already it's very warm outside so it's going to be a hot one later
Been following this thread for a while and thought I would say hello.
I am doing the 18 week up to 55 mile plan for Chester.
This morning was 10 miles aerobic. It was one of those great runs where you feel better at the end than the start.
I am doing the Offerton 10K next week so I thought I would check out its famous hill as part of my run. It really is a hill! 200 feet in a quarter of a mile! A good overtaking opportunity I guess...
Carterusm - it is simply unacceptable to let 'home life' get in the way of training!
Phil - hello!
I looked back at the 55-70mile plan earlier this week and it seems that my tweaked plan now has more 'quicker' miles than the original So when I get a spare 5 minutes I'm going to retweak!
I'm with you acp. If our dishwasher broke I would sort it out after my midweek 15mi run, after some post run stretches, after the post run refueling and after the ice bath. I would then obviously need some proper recovery time...infact I would not have any time to sort out said dishwasher so would have to wait till the following day...but then I would have my recovery run to do first etc etc.
Good job we haven't got a dishwasher.
Hello Phil and welcome.
I haven't got a dishwasher either. I would just do the run.
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