Bets of luck everyone! This is marathon number 5 for me and the last two months have been a small disaster .... under-valued the power of sleep and stopped recovering from anything! Been unable to do anything over 20 miles in 2months. And now I have a virus .... but on the plus side as this wasn't going to be my greatest race ever anyway the virus doesn't matter massively!
PB is 3:34. Target for Berlin .... to run the whole thing and enjoy myself.
Hi all! - hope everyone is doing super well and training for the autumns is going successfully!
Apologies to only pop up these days when I need advice (feel like such a user!) but I am indeed here for advice!
Berlin marathon in 3 weeks time and I'm struggling with pretty much every run now. On the 70/18 program and it was going really well until around week 12. Around this time I had a couple weekends of very late nights and I suspect the lack of recovery this creates has put me into an overtrained condition. I was on holiday last week where I only ran around 20 miles but I'm still struggling this week. The holiday was very heavy drinking I think this nailed the problem home.
No regrets (or maybe only small ones! you live and learn!) but my question is this week I have a half marathon planned on sunday. Should I crack on with this or attempt a last 20miler? I've done 4 20milers+ so far but the last one was 4 weeks ago which'll make it 7weeks by marathon day.
Just a reminder of my info ... this is my 5th marathon, pb of 3:35 from the spring. I have a HM pb of 1:34 from earlier in the year but the last one I did on week 12 I came in at 1:40.
I love racing so would be sad to miss the HM but it might be worth it for the end goal.
Howdy - doing Berlin this year for the fast time. Will be my 5th marathon, last one was Brighton this year.
Previous PB 3:35:50
Target A - sub 3:25
Target B - sub 3:30
Target C - sub 3:35
Training going well running-wise so far ... am doing the same plan I did for Brighton and finding the mileage much easier. But I have problems with smoking and weight .... both not too bad atm, could do with shifting a few pounds and minimal smoking in the last month but need to keep a careful eye on both issues.
Hello everyone - still a background lurker! Autumn marathon of Berlin. Target A sub 3:25, Target B sub 3:30, Target C sub 3:35. Following same plan as last time (P&D 18 week 55-70miler), it's started better this time but I still have some weight and other bad habits to shift ... got a yoga/detox retreat next week that should hopefully help with that!