Good to see you posting again CB. I might be over your way for the Salford 10k soon. I have it penciled in as a bit of a comeback race. Not entered yet as I want to get some decent training in my legs before I commit to it. Will you be there? I seem to recall (maybe mistakenly) that you ran the race previously.
Yes Simon, Dash named me that! I have had a few names on the forums, always thought Y D was a bit boring. Not as if Thirsk Runner is particularly exciting but at least it means something.
Bob, yes, very risky. I missed out on a Marathon last year (lost the entry fee and all ) so I am determined to get one done. But there will come a point when it’s not worth it but I have a bit of time to decide. Yesterdays session was a good one for a sub 40 10ker that btw
I didn't hit double figures this morning but still a reasonable 9miles at 7:58/mi with a friend. A little discomfort in the foot between 4 - 6 miles but it passed. One of those things I will have to deal with in the comeback I guess.
Dr Dan - 10 weeks would probably be fine if I went into it in good condition and with decent mileage under my belt, but I don’t have that. The only saving grace is that I tend to regain fitness quite quickly after a layoff and I have felt reasonably decent on easy runs this week. But ideal it is not. Ooooof to Sundays run!
Mr V - Shame the coaching didn’t work out for you, but worth a try though especially if you picked up some good tips on the way.
As for my training, I will do some test type runs next week, nothing too fast but just test the legs over some longer runs. I am fairly confident that I should be able to train to a reasonable level come the 17th and be able to build from there. The early stages will be about strength and regaining aerobic fitness I would think. The harder stuff, tempo runs and the like will come later.
As for targets DT/Mr V, I had one in mind pre-injury, but pretty sure I will need to forget targets for now and see where I am in the taper period.
I think this Marathon will be as much about learning the ropes as running to the best of my potential. If managed correctly a decent campaign should provide a good base for summer racing at least (searches for silver lining….. )
WJH - well done on toughing the 20 out this afternoon. I wouldn't fancy a 10 mile race two days after a 20 mile training run. I assume you are Marathon training, have you considered using the race a MP test? Could be a useful test after a long warm up. Good news on the job move, hope being closer to loved ones helps, the gym certainly will.