Nice one Andi, you'll enjoy it. I will say that silicone spray/liquid helps a lot on the treadmill, mine is so much better after I liberally added it under the running platform - no jerking when you land as the belt "sticks" for a split second on the platform (getting the tension right helps more though). Make sure there's space to fall off the back of it - I'm through a glass patio door into the garden If I ever slip at 20 kph!
75 miles in 20 days Steph that is doable still even resting up until Friday, 3 Sundays left for the long run - that could be 45 miles leaving 30 miles in the remaining 17 days only an average of 1.75 miles a day
I managed to get out early this morning - first time in many many months (actually first time ever before work) - managed 6.5 fairly decent miles (slower than I liked) day 1 on the plan finished. Tomorow is 30-40 minutes recovery run or rest... not sure which yet.
Good luck Steph, hope you get to 10M. I've been bad this week and not run at all since the parkrun last Saturday. Then yesterday I kicked the bottom of a chair and bruised right in the middle of the top of my right foot...
HM training plan starts tomorrow (rest day!) and due to family coming today won't be out now today... I really have to step up again. Also going to start the diet and shift the remaining stone or so if I can over the next 2-3 months.
Biggun, I'd probably keep on and make sure you're used to running 25 miles a week before your last 4 months marathon training - but why not now do a 2 month 5K training, then a 2 months 10K and 3 months HM training with a race entered at each endpoint (keep your long run up though)? It'll keep you interested and you'll be building up rather than stagnating. You can probably easily knock over 5 minutes off your 5K time with some decent training, which will pay off later as you up the distance and lose the weight. My view is slow running is necessary for your long run of the week to build endurance, but (and this reflects my experience only) doing some speedwork, increasing your lactate threshold/VO2max gives you a faster base for your long distance stuff - plus it is much more interesting than just plodding every time you head out. Realistically I'd never get the miles in if I always ran at my long slow speed, I just wouldn't have the time and I'd get a bit jaded I think as I like to push my PBs every so often. I know Andi trains differently and it works for him but I thought I'd throw in my 2p.