I have been looking at following a training program for my next Half which will be Bath next year. After completing Chippenham and a few 10K races book between then and now thats soon enough for me.
I realise Bath maybe awhile away but want to do the research now to get the right program in place. I'm aiming for approx. 1hr 40mins. What are peoples thoughts for training programs. I would like to continue gymwork whilst following any program (say 3-4 times a week) although most programs have you running 5 days a week with rest days for the remaining 2. This leave little if no room for gym work.
Martin - do the gym work on the same day as the quality workouts.
This was my thinking was just concerned about over training and increasing injury risks.
This is my predicament as well. I already run 5 times a week in my dinner hour at work but want to train for longer distances (ultra's). This means that to get more miles in I need to change 2 dinner hour runs with 2 longer evening runs. The problem is that I also want to keep the gym up and the days I usually go to the gym are the only days I can do my long midweek runs (family commitments etc).
What I've decided for the moment is to do the gym work at home instead. I wasn't trying to bulk up as such just to tone up so I can do pretty much the same routines with the limited equipment I have at home, such as gym ball, resistance bands, dumbells and abb wheel. I just need a little more self discipline to actually do the work. I now do the resistance training on Monday and Thursday night.
Hope this helps
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