I've tried doing that run the 1st part slower than the 2nd and I can't do it...by the time it comes to speed up my legs just go "nope, no way" whereas if I even pace the whole way my legs are much happier.
Rockinrobyrobin... Fetcheveryone for recording your training...that's the only way I can keep track of the miles in my trainers, you can import direct from your Garmin (or equivalent) and there's even a section to record your HR...a geeks dream
Plan says 22 next weekend...the only problem with stupidly long runs is trying to map the bloomin things and coming from Yorkshire trying to avoid the hills.
Good luck to those racing this weekend, think the weather is meant to be on our side for a change.
Aaah yep Pfitzinger & Douglas...one of the speedy blokes I met through the 2010 version of this thread uses the over 70 miles plan. Eek 55 miles a week...shove over, I need to lie down.
20miles this weekend, 22 (possibly) next weekend and then taper....aaah bliss...then after Manchester the plan is reverse taper - taper...6, 12, 18, 12, 6, Edinburgh *gulp*
Mark, you're right Edinburgh is definitely a PB course...I'm back there next year to have another bash at my sub 2 half marathon...was 32 seconds off it last year which is the closest I've got by 2mins. You probably needed a lower mileage week before attempting to blast a 10k...it's all about the marathon
Hi Pete, I'm hoping for 4:15 this year, managed 4:20 last year and I've done what all the plans recommend this year...speedwork, hillwork, long & recovery runs...I've never done them before, or rather I've never stuck with them before...my training has always been 3 or 4 steady runs a week with one of them being the long run. How about you??
Have got a East Hull 20 this weekend and the plan is to run it at marathon pace, hopefully I don't blow it as badly as I did last year...I set off far too fast and was dying on my feet by 15miles.
Worth a try Magic, if you're not running then there's going to be a spare t-shirt at the end with your name on it
Am I too late to join the party? *waves in friendly manner*
This will be my 3rd time at Manchester and my 8th marathon despite saying never again after the 1st one.
I am also that bad a geek that I record the mileage in my trainers, I also retire them at between 5 & 6 hundred miles depending on how they feel when I'm out running. I know hubby suffered with shin splints until he went to get his gait analysed and trainers matched to his needs and he hasn't really suffered since.
I am a sod for not stretching so usually ache somewhere or other which gets ignored until I can ignore it no longer and then I pull this face on the foam roller usually followed by this face and if that doesn't fix it then I have a lovely man who will pummel hell out of my legs for a small fee.