WELL DONE ALL...I often read through your thread in the build up to VLM as none of my friends run and I like to know i'm not the only mad runner, and I have on occasion asked a few questions or advice.
Really enjoyed reading through all your training, highs and lows and banter that you share.
This year I managed to smash my previous time of 3.13 and come in at 2.59.39.
I hope to be back in 2014 and join in some of your discussions...might even jump on the beetroot wagon next year
I've been advised to race only one half (watford) in build up to marathon, with a 10mile race today which was cancelled and finchley 20mile race in march?? Now 10mile has been cancelled am tempted to run another half instead in early march?! Any one know a 10mile race over the next month or so in replacement? How many of you race a 20 miler before the big day??
Thanks Blisters, I have been training steadily since Berlin Marathon where I got 3.20 with very little training and a very nice progressive run, managed to get faster every 5k, last 5k was pretty quick for me. Long runs are the key ingredient that has been missing since but am hoping to get going again as soon as I get rid of cold. I am hoping that by joining the thread I will be embarrassed not to stick with training as so many on here are hardcore!
Do many people cross train with weights? I have added a core session to training and am also currently doing a spinning session a week but am doing no strength or conditioning work, what are people's thoughts on this?
Happy new year all, I've been following this forum for some time and have eventually updated my membership so that I can become part of it!! Usually through jan/feb I loose a little motivation and focus in my VLM attempt and then disappointed in my performance, am hoping that you guys might be able to help keep me on track.
Start to 2013 has not gone to plan, unwell yesterday due to excessive alcohol consumption and woken today with head cold and cough so thought best to leave it another day, So feeling a little concerned after reading everyone's great runs and efforts two days in to the new year
Aims for 2013 is break 3hrs in VLM, managed 3.13 this year and have recently broken 40mins for 10k, hoping that puts me in a better position to reach my A target?!
a quick question and feel a little silly for even asking but.... 2 weeks ago was on antibiotics for chest infection, haven't been running since, have done two spinning sessions this wek and am planning a very gentle jog this evenong with my sister to see how I get on but...would people suggest I race on Sunday? I know that my dreams of breaking a new PB are out the window but do you think i'll be doing more harm than good?? am still coughing but feeling better in myself and not on antiobiotics any more???