was going to do hill reps at lunchtime today but with a long run tomorrow morning i think today can be a rest day! Khanivore maybe we could do a long run one day somewhere pretty!
Emmy - good luck for the weekend. 11 min/mile for both days might be pushing it as that would give you 2 x 4.48 marathons.
Slowkoala - I think you need an easy weekend
Sofaboy - if you're tired do an easy run instead.
Khanivore - I think it might be difficult to get to IOM and back in a day. Ferry details here http://www.steam-packet.com/
KingKenny - do you have any previous race times that we can use to calculate your paces? If it feels too fast then ease up just a little.
VR - goody re IOM entry, am negotiating time off work....actually I will just be taking the time off work irrespective of my colleague who wants the time off but isn't going anywhere for her hols. My 300th marathon takes priority IMHO...LOL
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Emmy - good luck for the weekend. 11 min/mile for both days might be pushing it as that would give you 2 x 4.48 marathons. VR - goody re IOM entry, am negotiating time off work....actually I will just be taking the time off work irrespective of my colleague who wants the time off but isn't going anywhere for her hols. My 300th marathon takes priority IMHO...LOL
Hi Shades - What would you recommend?
I completely agree - your 300th marathon takes priority!
Half Marathon last March 1:49, did a Marathon in October but that was 4:42, didn't train properly for it and suffered last 7/8 miles...went through halfway in around 2:05 & feeling good at that point.
Have a Half coming up in 2 weeks time so maybe get a better idea from that. I may also do a few parkruns to get a better idea for paces. Is it advisable to 'race' the half ? I'm down for a 16m LSR that weekend.
Looking to go sub 4 in London. 9 min/miles feels comfortable, but not for 26 of them just yet!
Run the tempo around 7:45 pace ,which I don't think I could hold for 10k, but for 3miles feels hard but ok, I could go quicker in a 5k race. So guessing my current race paces would be around -
5k pace - ~7:20-7:30
10k pace - ~ 7:50-8:10
Half pace - ~ 8:15-8:30
This is my tempo run last night that I tagged an extra half mile onto-
Bootsie what pace do you run your long runs at?
between 9:20-10:40i think!
That sounds perfect - i did 10 min/mile or just under for my 18 mile run! This week is a slowly ramping up week for me but it is going really well. I hope to do be fully back on the plan from next week (although I have modified it a bit to plan for two 1/2 marathons i will run).
Just looked and all my long runs last year were in the 9:15 to 9:40 pace band with distances varying between 12.5 upto 18 miles.
Hi everyone, enjoying reading your goals for this year, putting mine up too as need some serious motivation at the moment!
Last year semi 1.49; marathon 4.10 and 11k 54m
This year I am aiming for semi 1.45; marathon 4 (but would love 3.50) and a 10k in 47m. Def want to run marathon evenly without horrible panicking staggering about bit which happened in 2012!
Need to decide on races to enter to focus my training and stick to plan as am drifting back to running when I can for as long as I can depending on time available. Also find pacing difficult as can't seem to run slowly nor sustain an accelerated pace for too long either
Shades - 300 marathons!! That is an amazing achievement.. will be interesting to see what your colleague comes up with to justify why she needs the time off work more than you!
Long run day today and I don't feel like it! My target for this month is 150 miles but hoping for 200.
The amount of marathons I did last year was 34,. highest ever. The sub 4 didn't happen but then I didn't train for it. So for this year I need to focus!
Mowser - Hows the foot?
KingKenny - yes, race the half and we'll use that for your training paces as it will be a good benchmark at this stage of your training.
Emmy - sorry I didn't get back on here yesterday, 11.10 to 11.20 perhaps
Slowkoala - why not do the timed 10k and rest tomorrow or do a short easy run, you've done a lot lately.
mamafox - you need to enter a race, that will give you the goal to work towards your target times. You are capable of achieving all those race times this year
I think my work colleague resents all my travelling/socialising for races. When she's on holiday I do quite a lot of her work but when I'm on holiday she doesn't do any of my work so she has no reason to object.
VR - have a good run. I'm just back from a very pleasant 7 miles, great weather again. Need to run a bit longer tomorrow.
Fastkoala - You made the right desicion. Last week I did a 10k race then a long run the next day and my legs were dead!I won't be doing that many marathons this year! Trying not to enter too many!
Khanivore - I think 15 miles would be ok and you could always cut it short if you get really tired. I was number chasing the marathons to get to 100 so I put in a few doubles and a quad last Feb plus alot of weekends away If you really want something you will always find a way.
16 miles today and a massive lunch! I could go to sleep now.
Hihi. Can u email this great program to me?? firstname.lastname@example.org
I am training for my first marathon. Ran a Half marathon at 2:30,few months back.
However, I have problems to run my training more than 20k without the gel (that i hate)...Do you have suggestion to replace the gel? I appreciate if you can advise what to take during the run. (p/s:I usually do not eat before I run.)
just over 11.22 miles done this morning in just under 1:50.. happy enough with that! body was def tired though. Did hill reps last night in the gym on the treddie.. getting the legs used to doing 3 days on the trot!
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