Busy training weekend for me, but am now going to rest up for the rest of the afternoon.
Yesterday I did my tri club swim session, and then my LSR of 12 miles. Today I have done a yoga class followed by a 20 mile cycle ride around the Surrey/Sussex undulating roads. Feet up with coffee and flapjack(s) now and to read all the posts that I have missed. Crikey this thread moves along quickly!
Surrey Runner completely agree with what you said about the faster paced stuff as I too managed to get a stress fracture whilst training for Chester Marathon back in July - I am *cough* 39 and as a woman this is also increases the risk.
I have been back running since beginning of October, although I am still getting some irritation around my tibia and calf but I am taking it slowly. I haven't been back to my running club since the injury and feel that I have learnt the hard way that I can't do both endurance and speed work. Fingers crossed that I stay injury free this time, and I really hope that you get back out there once you have fully recovered.
Well done Rachel for completing the run and not getting lost en-route
First week completed and everything is still working as it should . My main goal this year is to complete the training injury free and actually be able to run the bloody marathon!
Did my LSR yesterday after my coached swim tri session - crikey that was really tough going so am not sure how I will manage this once runs the go over 16 miles, may well have to re-jig my running days.
Gels - didn't use any in training last time but may try them on training runs of 18 miles and above to ensure they don't cause me any stomach issues during marathon.
Steady - I was looking at the East Grinstead Tri but fly home from the States on the same day. Am looking at doing the Mid - Sussex one though.
So advice guys would be great, I started my marathon training plan yesterday with an 8 miler with 4 @ LT pace (P&D'ing). My current plan was to follow the plan religiously and still fit in all other activities, however this may be a touch unrealistic or lead to inuries . So what I am now thinking is that each week I do the main runs from the plan and leave out the 3-5 mile recovery runs, continue with my Saturday tri coached swim session, with one other swim session, a longish ride out at the wkend and either a spin or turbo session mid week. I also try and do a couple of pilates classes at some point during the week!
What has everyone else done whilst marathon training, how have you juggled the disciplines? Thanks in advance.
Swim session for me this evening after work possibly followed by a quick turbo.