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Those miles will be fine. I was doing along run and 2 x 6 or 7 midweek. So a peak week would be 19 long, 32 in total. Let's be honest you've left it a tad late so making up the mileage now won't help and will likely lead to injury.
just don't get confused and sleep during it, unless you are a hare
Wow, Alibear thats a long training run. At my running club they reckon on either 20 miles or 4 hours as the longest run before a marathon, as anthing longer than 4 hours will take too long to recover from.
Alibear - yeah, I agree with Steady, and would advise caution in going over 4hrs. I have limited experience but when doing a proper training run for a marathon I don't do more than 4hrs. (exceptions include the run/walk of an all day trail run for 'fun').
For example, i am doing Abingdon Marathon on 21st Oct. Last Fri I did 3hr 10 mins. Today I did 3hrs 35mins. Next week I will do 4hrs (I know it will be about 20 miles). Then two weeks rest before marathon.
Am seriously considering the Half outlaw for next year, but need confirmation of price first.
ST - your plan sounds good. I promise to send you a cake if you keep to it
Ali - we are probably similar speeds then. My worry is that now I am going to miss the long run I had planned for this weekend as I am ill. Then there are only 4 weeks left - so do I do 4 hours/20ish miles next week, less the week after then another long one two weeks before, making the taper two weeks, or do 15 next week, 20 the week after and have a 3 week taper????
if anyone has any good advice as to which would be better I will listen!
chili - I think they said the price was going to be £122.50 (think I saw that on their facebook page)
still feeling rubbish this mornng, and I had so much planned for the weekend too! Hopefully I will at least manage to get some housework done
Well done ST, glad things are improving! I too am sufferiong form Man flu - haven;t managed a run this week and I've got Bristol half mara in the morning - buty being a man I shall struggle on through without moaning or anyfink
raf - hope you are ok for tomorrow, just take it steady if you are still not right.
ST - well done, glad I wasn't running with you!
Good luck Rafiki.
Ha, it was you Rafi! I was keeping my eye out for a pirate top and after I saw one, I stopped looking. Uncanny resemblance to your avatar!
Ah well, I'll put this one down to experience. Up to 8/9 miles I was feeling pretty good though next wave started swallowing me between 6 and 9 miles. After 9mi I started losing it, pace got slower and not enough water stops. Last 3 were a killer, that little uphill at mile 11 saw me nearly crying at frustration and going the other way,not towards the start after mile 12 I nearly bloody started walking. But I kept telling myself I was going to do it and I was going to run all the way and just about managed that. I think more training is definitely needed for next one. My phone's saying about 2:40. Not what I wanted but I'll take that on the chin and prepare better next time.
mikasa - well done. It was your first so time really doesn't matter, it is completing it that matters. Well, even if it isn't your first it is still completing it that matters
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