Hi Amy (and Steve), I'll be following your thread with interest as i'm running my first marathon next June, hopefully sub 4. Will be nice to see how the sessions go well in advance of tackling them myself. The weather may play a part in my attempt but I try to run on my birthday each year and it's my 40th in 2015 so thought i'd make it special with my first marathon.
I'm running the Grizzly for the second year running in March so will have a decent base level of fitness (I hope). This will leave me 14 weeks until my marathon.
Question for Steve.....With a decent winter behind me do you think I could jump in at week 3 of the schedule? I'm basically following a beginners marathon schedule for the Grizzly which will be more of a 'fun run' for my wife and I as it's such a unique event rather than a race. I appreciate there are lots of factors to consider and no schedule is ever set in stone but any advice would be welcome.
Apologies for hijacking the thread for my own gain but there doesn't seem to be another current sub 4 thread going at the moment?
Yes, dear work colleagues, I will have a wonderful Christmas.
I won't have to pass you and your zombie looking mates on fag end pavement before smelling you all for the first hour of work. The stench of stale fags filling the air will be absent from my mind (and nose) for 10 whole days.
Nor will I have to watch you all scratching your overhanging bellies and arses at the coffee machine while you talk about needing to get fit and lose weight.
And the irony of you all walking around drinking cans of monster 'energy' drink....
If you put as much effort into your work as you do stuffing your faces and drinking bloody coffee all day we could all have a bigger bonus next year.
Parkrun would be a great place to go. There's no reason not to join a club, most have groups according to pace and various paces within those groups. If they don't, they're not a club worth joining so find one that does. Run easy, or at the same effort as the treadmill. It will be slower as you're propelling yourself forward rather than going up and down on the spot. Road running will increase the risk of injury so mix in trails and off road if you can. Don't be afraid to explore.
Lol B2B...yes, this is a beginners thread! We're just beginning different journeys than we were a while back. 5 ks including the wonderful Parkrun, 10ks, 10 miles, half maras, marathons and even ultras. There's something for everyone on here.
That's the spirit Robert. I really enjoy running in the rain (to a point!). It's refreshing and gives you such satisfaction when you're done.