Some amazing race reports - I had assumed NYC was flat and didn't expect hills to be man-made! Well done all.
I'm still plugging away at building mileage. Seems to be going fine but, for something different to have a bash at, I ran up Ingleborough at the weekend (7miles, 2000' ascent). Going up felt easy but going down seems to have mashed my quads.
On he easy runs I'm trying to think about technique and cadence. I'm typically finding myself doing 165 - 170 strides per minute. Is it worth trying to increase cadence to be lighter on my feet or should I accept lower cadence at lower speed?
Thanks all - great stuff. Just re-reading a bit: 100 marathon+ races?! That's crazy. Well done! Over how many years?
Thanks for the thoughts on the next few weeks. I'm following Jack Daniels as a lot of his stuff makes sense to me. His programme starts with 3 weeks of daily easy running, then weeks 4-6 are easy plus strides and a long run. 'Proper' training starts in week 7 after this foundation/ injury prevention stage.
He advises increasing mileage every 3 weeks to enable the body to adapt to the new stresses so I reckon that, by Christmas, I should be up to 45-50 miles.
Good luck in New York, by the way - that looks like a fantastic race.
Looks like some of you are running really well. Bad luck on the metatarsal!
Thought I'd drop in and say hello. I'll be doing the London marathon next year and I'm trying to be SENSIBLE!
I've done one marathon before in 3:14 based on training for a long fell race. I have pretty good speed but little endurance because I've never in my life run more than 30miles per week. PBs are 17:15 5k, 35:38 10k and 1:21:09 half all on short sharp training. The downside is that I always felt on the verge of injury because I never built the base, apart from some cycling. Current standard is probably 1:24 half.
I'm spending the time from now until the end of Nov trying to injury-proof myself with daily 30-40min easy runs. I'll then add some long runs and, after Christmas, get into the faster stuff.