Is there a way of guaranteeing entry for 2015 if you dont want to run for charity as i have run for charity a few times now and there is only so many times you can go back to the same people, or is it always a ballot?
Louise, I have gone back to a table you produced this time last year in preparation for the 10km I was doing in November like this year. I can only assume that I need to try for the same distances and times now, although I am not sure I am at that speed level. Can you offer any advice on the following please, maybe reduce each of the undernoted times by 15 seconds at this stage? I would obviously rejig the days and maybe remove an easy run in favour of cycling?
Type Day Distance Pace
Short (Speed) Monday 8 * will depend on interval distance
Midweek Easy Tuesday 10 06:15 - 06:45
Short (Tempo) Wednesday 6 05:40 -05:50 except for warm up / cool off
I am still new to this but for 10km races, I do nothing special at all there is no need.
For half marathon (at which I am a novice), I make sure I am hydrated (although i always check this), a good pasta meal the day before, then a reasonable breakfast of porridge and maybe some toast couple of hours before. A couple of gels during the run and maybe a banana 30 mins before I go just to make sure i dont get hungry whilst running.