Freemers, carrot - thanks for the suggestions on MP training. I can see the logic in bumping up the pace at the end of a long run. carrot, that hilly route sounds fantastic to me: its a flat as a pancake where I am! Hills are hard but at least you're get to use some different muscles occassionally!
carrot, that sounds brutal. but at least you had the pothole as an excuse. I've ended up flat on my face in the middle of the sidewalk and have no idea how i got there. I tell myself it the crooked paving stones. It could just be my own two feet though!
your race times are exactly what mine were before i broke 3:30. On a flat course like Amsterdam, you should be well on your way!
brimps, I've been doing sets of 800s or 200s (no idea why there is such a short distance in my half mara training plan but I'll stick to it for now) and have a pyramid of 200,400,600, 800 to run today. I prefer doing hills but think I overdid it one autumn doing hills every week and created some hip issues. I wouldn't do two sessions of hills a week. At most one hills, one interval. fartlek would be another option.
have a question on training at race pace. how often should you do this and over what kinds of distances, if you're training for the marathon? I like the idea of getting the feel of how fast you're supposed to be going during the race but have a really hard time gauging this without a HR monitor.
Freemers, hope those injuries are getting better fast!
3:30 or bust: I was on those threads too! Are you aiming for FLA 2011?
I've been running but not racing the last couple of years so really have no clue what i am capable of right now. Have signed up for the Munich Half in October and then will be aiming for a spring marathon (Paris? Rotterdam? Not sure yet.) Did LFM in 2005 in 3:28 but its 5 years later...
Doing some serious training for the half, including speed work. Never thought I'd be doing intervals of my own volition!
Hi All, just checking in from Whitehorse, Yukon. Glad to see some amiliar faces, AA, RFJ, and T&TM!! Already been initiated into the world of trail running, though the bear spray that i have to carry is a bit of a hassle. Did a ridiculously hilly half marathon in 2:04 ( ouch!!) on little or no training a couple weekends ago. trying to get back into the swing of things for a marathon in October in Victoria. wishful thinking!!
working up to some long slow runs this weekend. build the base!!!
HI All, Swayer, too bad about NYC. what about Boston next year ;-) Bev, glad to hear the back is doing better. WP, very happy that you're back on your feet!! AA, enjoy the summer training! at least it will be daylight out!
today is my last day of work and also my last day of easy computer access. I'll be checking into this thread when i can though and am looking forward to hearing the tribulations and joys of training for whichever goals people are aiming for now. take care!