Spent most of yesterday evening (whilst working) reading a 25 page article outlining the principals behind the HADD training method:
It is quite scientific and probably aimed at better runners than me. Also it is more for base training than the run up to a race but very interesting.
First I need to get my heart rate monitor working!
I have been trawling the interweb thingy to find out about my heart rate monitor reading. It looks like I might not have a cardioid problem but there may be things I can do to make the strap work better.
Marathon training - what a can of worms.
It is very, very individual.
I have a 9 month build up! But I build up slowly and I have easy weeks along the way.
My new regime is 3 runs a week (compared to 4 for my previous marathons): 1 LSR, one medium long run at marathon pace and one shorter run faster than that.
I have also got a heart rate monitor for the first time. I'm not sure I trust its readings. It told me I was at 105% of my maximum this morning!
Also I am seeing a physio regularly to prevent any injuries.
More later maybe...
I'm using a rolled up Yoga mat.
Lesson 6: Don't listen to anyone here apart from Susan!
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