best of luck triggerfish.
I ran my first half marathon back in march, managed it in 1h57mins. Just got to focus on those 9 min miles as you're going around (nice round number to count off :P). I learnt late on in training to keep my LSD's slower then HMP, and that i know helped a lot . But i reckon with all you've done in the past, you've probably got a better grasp then me on what you need to do . Not sure theres much advice i could offer .
My second half marathon is in a couple of weeks time (june 8th) a very hilly race, where getting another sub 2hours will be my challenge again. After that i'll be looking to do another one or two this year as well, august, and october i think.
I think you're going to nail sub 2 hours happily this time around . It's all in the LSD training .
Hi Triggerfish, I'm also looking for a sub 2 for my next half at the beginning of October.
I won't need to start training until around July though so my plans until then are to train for a couple of 10ks and a 7 mile race. I'm currently doing a low mileage marathon recovery schedule which finishes in a couple of weeks as my legs are still a tad heavy from the marathon which was almost 3 weeks ago.
I've only done one half so far which was in March, finished in 2 hrs 4 mins, so I'm hoping the 10k work plus the right hm training plan will get me a sub 2. Still shopping around for a schedule I like though but there's plenty of time . My last 10k race was in February, finished in 56 mins but my training at the time was all geared towards endurance.
Gonna head down to my local parkrun tomorrow to brush off the cobwebs and test out how well the legs are recovering. Everyone keeps telling me that it's easy to get a pb after a marathon but to be honest I've been finding 3 and 4 mile easy runs during the last week have been a bit of a challenge!!!
after my first half mara i felt like that for a week Emjay, so can imagine it'd be 3 times worse for a full mara . But yes, once the legs have recovered, should find some good times come your way .
I hope so Peter! To be honest the stiffness in my legs afterwards wasn't much worse than after the half, not being able to get down the stairs our out of a chair etc lol. Its the fact that your legs still feel lethargic for weeks afterwards when you try and run that reminds you that you're still recovering. But it was my first marathon so only to be expected I suppose!
Looking forward to the next half though, I loved my first one.
Which one are you doing?
Hope your training goes well triggerfish.Also aiming for sub 2 at the start of October. It's my first HM, Furthest race I've done so far is 10k, finished one this week in 50mins which was a pb. My "long run" is only 7.5 miles, so will need to up that distance over the coming weeks and months I reckon!
Hope the chest is feeling better Hannah and you have a good run.
Enjoy your taper anniesophie!
No pb for me today at parkrun, finished in 27:26 so I have work to do!! But it was chucking it down with rain so had a fun time anyway & it felt good to be back running at something a tad more pacey than my pre/post marathon training pace . Really need to get some quality sessions in though ASAP if I want a sub 2.
Which half are you doing zicksi? I'm doing bournemouth on the 5th October.
Doing Glasgow Emjay, also on 5th October. I'm sure with that attitude it won't be long before you start seeing some quicker times, time seems fine to me given you've just done a marathon! Glad you had fun at the parkrun. Hope weather improves where you are and you enjoy your run Hannah.
Nice one triggerfish. I haven't really planned training yet, but 8.5 miles done yesterday.
I've had a good week, decided to ditch the recovery programme yesterday (its almost 4 weeks now after all) and start the sub 50 10k training plan which is in this months RW. I won't be following the plan exactly as my race dates don't tally up and I'd rather do 5 runs a week than 4 where possible, but thought it was a good place to start from to plan in some intervals/hill sessions etc. I doubt I'll get a sub 50 but the next plan up was sub 60...
So did 4 miles on Tuesday with last mile tempo, 5 miles wednesday with some on trail so my feet got soaked, then 2 mile warm up followed by hill intervals yesterday . Park run tomorrow at easy pace with my friend and then 7 miles on Sunday. Plan says 9 but I don't want to increase the mileage too quickly just yet due to lingering tendonitis in my foot .
Whats everyone's plans for the weekend?
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