i am running London 2014, have done 1 marathon in 4 hr 57. I have done HM in 1hr 58. I will also be following your progress with a keen interest - and offering whatever support I can.
i quite like the idea of the body analysis thing. I know I'm carrying too much weight around my middle and that I over-pronate, so anything that helps would be great!
i have been running about 20 -25 miles a week for the past month, with long runs up to 13 miles. But did 2 shorter faster runs at the weekend and haven't felt so good this week and not run for 3 days and the guilt is killing me!
New Garmin HRM strap ordered on Amazon Ran into work today - about 5 miles steady jog - that classes as a recovery run after last night's track session 5 x 5mile repeats, with a fast mile at the end. I was doing just over 1km each 5min and then did 4 laps in 7.40 ish.
Another running club session tomorrow night - hills in Reigate (where I now work), and a couple of runs at the weekend are planned. I'm happy with the way things are going - but it is cold!
I have been "following" a training plan I downloaded from the internet Called Virtual Coach. I am scheduled for 4 runs per week. A weekend long run, a track session, and a couple of recovery runs are what is in the plan generally.
what I've been doing is: long run (tick!), track session (tick) although not always the track session I am supposed to do, because it's whatever is on at he club that night, a midweek run, either hills or something similar with the running club and usually a parkrun at the weekend. I am also cycling a fair bit too - 50 mins per day 4 to 5 times per week. I am missing out on recovery runs. :/ I find it hard to make the time, and hope that I will be Ok without them somehow.
I can't find my Heart Rate Monitor since moving house. I was without my Garmin at all until Saturday, when I bought a new USB cable for it. Guess I need a new Heart strap and band to get more insight into my training. I am probably about 1 minute slower than I was at my peak, just over a year ago when measured over 5k, and weigh about 3 kilos heavier.
The plan is to keep up with the training and cycling and for everything to magically come together for me