Sean - you are a nutter !! A Parkrun followed by a tough hill session so soon after a marathon ? You just take it easy big man and don't overdo it. Shame about the Arsenal !
Nell - nice consistent pacing on today's run. Glad to hear the weather has improved for you, it's been lovely here today as well.
A nice little trundle for me in the sunshine at lunchtime. That's my third run this week with a wopping 15 miles clocked up ! It feels good to be running a bit more regular again and I cant wait until I can get out for a long run. This Saturday is going to be 10 miles, the most since Manchester. I'm starting to recce the route for my 50km in June so there will be some hills involved. Obviously running ultras is completely different to marathons and therefore I will need some new kit. First I have to convince Mrs C !!
From everything I've read (probably incorrectly) if you are going to run walk might as well do 4/1 or 5/1 as opposed to 25/5
4/1 or 5/1 - silly question but is this in time or distance ?? If I adopt one of these, or the 25/5, strategy it's possible that the hills will come at a time/distance that don't fit in, how do you deal with that ?
T-rex also mentioned blisters. So far, I've been fortunate not to suffer from these without doing anything to help prevent them. Are there any other tips/advice you guys have about dealing with blisters ?
Samir - I haven't been on here for a while but I see you still haven't joined a running club ? Last time I was on you were all for joining pretty much straight away. What's occurred to stop you joining ?
Ricky - the problem with gaining 20/30 yards is that it will go that much further when you hook or slice it !! I am absolutely convinced that both Carl and yourself have a 3:29 in you. From the very start of this thread you boys have been churning out better and quicker training runs than me and just look what happened for me at Manchester. A good solid training period and things going right on the day and you boys will crack it, I'm sure.
Nell - nearly taper time ? How are you feeling ? Any ideas about a target time yet ? (What's your PB ?)
You boys who do your runs on the treadmill deserve a medal. I seriously think I wouldn't bother running if I had to do most of it on a treadmill.
So, who is running Edinburgh ? Nell, Ali and Stuart is it ?
Ricky - some of the core exercises I do are sitting, lying down, soaking in a bath, lifting a pint. Hope that's helped !!
Nell - if it's any consolation it's a gorgeous day today south of the border !
I've finished pulling together my training plan for the rest of the year. I have a 50k in June and another in August, both hilly races in the peak district, and finishing off the year with a stab at 3:30 at Chester. I will be doing plenty of other fell races but they will be just for 'fun'.
With the main focus getting under 3:30 at Chester I've had to re-think about the paces I will be running in training. The main change at this stage of the plan is that my new LSR/easy pace will now be 9:00-9:30, which is 30 seconds quicker than previously. How this equates to running on the trails I'm not sure yet and most of my weekend runs are going to be on the trails in the early stages of the plan. I only need to run 17 seconds a mile quicker at Chester compared to Manchester to get under 3:30, should be easy. Right ???