Well done Emma, how hard was it? should I give it a go? what are your training tips?
Oscarr, it sounds like runners nirvana, I am so jealous, enjoy the rest day and the marathon
I would like to echo the point about resting/changing training after the marathon, I have now had a new lease of life as my new training cycle starts, I have been going short sharp reps x 2 a week e.g. 8 x 400m hills (a full 10s quicker than during marathon training) with no run longer than an hour (2 x 1hr runs a week) and loads of watch free easy running...nice totalling no more than 50M p/w.
I have also started racing track again my first steeplehase on Monday in 11:12 very slow, but a marker to progress from, hurdling technique was fine as was stamina (could of completed another 3,000m at the same pace) just absolute speed missing, but I should start reaping the benefits of the chance in regieme in 6 weeks or so...ready for the BMAF's although I would like to see incremetal improvements before that.
Have fun all the racers this weekend, I will be 3000m steeplecahse on Saturday (with possibly 400m hurdles, pole vault, 1500m, 3000m, 800m, 110m hurdles and a relay depending on the strength of the team we put out!) then Sunday 10k on the road to end the hampshire road race league season, all still to play for as I could scrape a top 10 finish and as a team we might, just might get 2nd in div 1...
RR sorry to hear about your injury woes, I had the same thing in the build-up to london on a long run, but it turned out to be a spasm, so hopefully after a bit of manipulation you will be OK, fingers crossed.
Oscarr...nice work on the half, how did the quiz go?
SB & Oscarr, I can sympathise completely it reminds me of marathon training 80-120M weeks, constant tiredness...but it is worth the sacrfise now to have a good time on the wall, keep your spirits high.
And when it is over you can look forward to sessions like 25 x 200m which I ran yesterday on the track, so different from marathon training. All in 34s each apart from the last one which was 29.99