Wednesday session 8 Jan

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09/01/2003 at 08:58
Hi courageous Hippo -

just wanted to add my two cents worth of encouragement and echo the advice the others have given.

start with something you know you can achieve (with a little perspiration) and build up gradually from there. 1M reps are pretty daunting to start off with (they're actually pretty daunting at any time), so there's no way you should feel bad about your effort. and who knows, maybe you just had a bad day?

definitely drop that 2% incline for now, try for shorter distances (400m/600m/800m), lower the speed, take longer recoveries, do whatever you need to do. you can do it, it just make take a bit of time.

and if you really can't face it after all that, then just try and run a bit quicker for some of the time on some of your runs, which is basically tempo work and can be just as valuable for marathon training anyway.

bon courage!
09/01/2003 at 09:39
Oh dear, partner and I both wimped out last night. Thought it too risky running on snow covered pavements. The problem in the part of London where we live is that the pavements are not very even and you have to be very careful even when you can see what you are running on. Better to miss one sesion than twist an ankle or knee and end up missing a week or two..

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