Has anyone seen blogs / reports of newbie VLMers who are following a training plan and reporting their progress?
I'm keen to understand how some might handle the plans and how their training either changed / adapted / improved as they went through the plan?
I searched this thread back quite a way (and others on RW), but couldn't find anything obvious.
I couldn't run 5 mins in May and I am trainging for the VLM. You can see my blog at http://ninjakhan.co.uk and see if that has anything useful for you.
Thanks KV, I'll check this out, your story is impressive for sure, even if you don't always do as advised - glad your running is back on track and you've found a way of managing the injury.
Ideally I'm looking for a blog from someone who's completed the VLM in previous years and so I can track my progress against theirs.
I've found the below that has loads of V:M Blogs http://www.realbuzz.com/blogs/events/virgin-london-marathon/?items=60&page=5
Need to search through to find a comparable runner and plan though. Tim
Slowkoala - if my colleague ever wants time off for a marathon I too will need time off to be treated for shock.
Rattler - try any of the Super Six on RW forums, there are loads of threads. Doesn't need to be VLM, the training is the same be it VLM or Paris. I would think they are under Training as Spring Marathon is a fairly new grouping. The runners were mentored by Steve Smith, Liz Yelling etc and were reporting back at least daily on their training progress and discussing any problems etc
@Shades - I prefer Forum6
@Mowser - Get well soon
I'm off out for a swim tonight before heading to Frankfurt tomorrow for 2 days and some quality running.
How is everyone else getting on?
Good morning boys and girls....
Been a while since i was last here so i hope everyone has had a good christmas and new year.
" new years resolution" get running shoes back on and enter edinburgh marathon... Done. The 6 mnth break from training hasnt been too kind on me as i have put on a bit of weight but i am all systems go...so much so that santa brought me a super duper garmin gps watch (which i loooove) and have already found it invaluable in the few runs i have done..great for pacing slower runs..
well ill be checking in frequently and hope your new years running goals are reached..
Emmy - have a good time in Frankfurt. How are your legs?
Khanivore - I take it you can swim already? This is the first step to your IM training I guess
Iain - good to 'see' you again. How are the knees?
Hi Shades... Knees are good thanks.(touch wood) have been on the bike mostly so fitness is ok and the 3 runs i have done have shown no signs of any discomfort so all is good.
Slowkoala, I never knew how much detail is saved so when i upload the map and details onto the pc i always am able to pinpoint the areas i need work on. I am one of these runners that cant do slow runs, i might start off slow but by the end of my run, no matter if it 6 miles or 16, i will have upped the pace to my race pace so the watch helps with setting a slower pace and i can see if i am behind or ahead..
Khanivore, pleasure to meet you too. if it werent for my cycling, my fitness would of dropped in my 6 mnth break from running but i dont think i could of added swimming to that too.. although i am tempted to try a triathlon some time.
The swimming lessons turned out to be organised training rather than lessons However, the coach did give me some good advice that made a difference right away. It was a proper workout though. My arms are tingling - they have not been used so much for quite some time I plan to go regularly. It was really nice swimming with a group!
Iain - I'm pleased to hear your knees are OK. The Garmin will indeed help you to pace your runs in line with your training and not to 'race' all the time.
Khanivore - 4 days a week running is plenty, remember you've been running for less than a year.
The swimming session sounds really good.
Slowkoala - I can tell you love your running.
I always shove all my kit in the laundry basket after every run, probably explains why I have the washing machine on every day and there's only me.
VR and I are going to our first BOKWA class tonight, and cause we think we're tough we're going to do a Kettlecise class first.
Lovely run today in light rain
Intervals today.. its going to be painful - first day back with trainer after christmas
I haven't done intervals yet. They sound really hard. I think I will skip them in training for my first marathon Easy option I know! Good luck with them - hope you enjoy them!
I'm going to try a brick session - 1hr turbo trainer session (using trainerroad.com to make sure I keep the intensity right) immediately followed by a 5 mile easy pace run.
I did Hill reps last night. Soo hard Enough said.
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