Starting to put the weight on now, but good 1 hour run with 5 x hill reps earlier on, hopefully will be able to get myself in good nick by the end of May otherwise it will just end up being another wasted summer season like the last few years.
Anyone know of any decent track sessions I can have a go at aimed specifically at improving my performances over 10k ?
Regards to "Core Work" as part of a Marathon build up I do what can probably be described accurately as a "token effort" fairly sure I'm doing most of the exercises wrong, but my core strength seems to improve as raceday approaches namely I can feel some kind of muscular definition developing around my midriff whereas usually its just flab.
I have never really stretched before or after running, have run probably in the region of tens of thousands of miles over the last 15 years & have never had any really significant injury problems ( touch wood )
At Parkrun you will often see big Dave doing his set of pre race stretches / exercises & its patently obvious he has no idea what or why he's doing it, I sometimes go in for the same approach but its mainly to avoid the likelihood of being dragged in to a pointless & futile pre race conversation.
Those "Exercise Balls" / "rolling thingies" are amongst the most preposterous things I've ever seen.