Had a pretty good week with a total of just over 25 miles and a long run off 11 miles.
Now I have got a little dilemma and I wonder if you can help me. I am following the RunnersWorld sub4:30 planner but I'm actually ahead of the training plan at this point. I was looking at the Asics 26.2 sub4:30 planner and noticed that their long runs get longer much earlier in the training plan, and I am currently on track with their planner.
Shall I switch over to the Asics training plan or should I stick with RW training plan? Or perhaps I can mix and match both?
I'm based in Southampton. Also thinking of doing the Portsmouth half but away the night before so might be difficult. I'm doing the Fleet half in March as my pre-marathon half but would like another half before that as well.
Just back from a 5-mile race. The target according to my sub4:30 planner on RunnersWorld was to do it in under 45 mins, and I did it in under 43, so I am well pleased with myself. This is also with a but of "shuffling" in the schedule because I'm meant to do this race at the end of week 4, rather than the end of week 3. I did run a mile on each end as a warm-up and cool down, so a total of 7 miles today. Next Sunday I won't be racing, but will aim for a 10-11 miler as the long slow run.
I'm also following the Runners World Ultimate sub4:30 planner. I'm on week 3 of the 16-week planner so I think I'm okay. I've done all the sessions in there so far - although on my Sunday long run I did 9 miles instead of 7. Oops