Advice and help needed
I am after some much needed advice. I am attempting a half marathon challenge, (set by myself) in March. I plan to run 31 half marathons, 1 for each day of the month.
I have always been a keen runner, completing a couple of halfs and plenty of 10k's.
My question for you more experienced than me is what kind of training plan would you adopt prior to attempting a challenge of this magnitude.
How far each day? How much should I increase the milage by each week? What mileage should I go up to? When should I taper down ? etc:
I am really keen to hear from all you ultra distance runners as you have obviously done things like this before.
I would really appreciate any advice! Thank you!
I think your biggest challenge will be recovery.31 days without rest is going to be tough.
What's your current weekly mileage? And how many days do you run
I currently run between 25-30 miles per week and run 5 days per week.
Recovery is something I am concerned about, I have fantastic will power and determination however, so if I set the challenge I know I will overcome it.
What do you think training wise?
@ Lirish, I plan to just get them done, I'm not worried about times.
I currently only work 17 hours a week as I am a fitness business owner therefore my staff complete the majority of my work. Fortunately this means that time wont be an issue.
There isn't time for you to move from 25-30 a week to 90 miles a week, in anything approaching a sensible fashion. I'd give it a miss if I was you.
when would you suggest I would be ready?
Thank you Lirish, great advice, much appreciated...
Ermmm, when it's more in line with your regular mileage
Lol, Thank you for the advice! Much appreciated
Go for it Mike, what's the worst that could happen? In line with Lirish, I'd work towards upping your weekly mileage to something like 50mpw. But do it gradually. You're better off feeling a little undertrained than injuring yourself and not being able to do even one 1/2 marathon. It will be a tough challenge, but if time is no problem, there should be no reason you cant walk them in less than 4 hours if it gets bad. Give it a crack, you have nothing to lose. Making sensible decisions isn't the way you achieve greatness - go for it!
Great advice James and also very motivating....thank you very much. I'm going to give it a go, I'm in the process of writing a schedule now.
Mike - I'd say go for it! Where do you live fella, I am sure some forumites would join you for a leg or two to help with motivation!
Just remembered about this thread, how'd did it go Mike?
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Limited. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |