AA-another one in 4 weeks ?Which one?You could do what I tend to do in the last 4 weeks- wk4-20m LR, 12m MLR, 10m tempo/mp , wk3 18m LR, 11m MLR, 8m tempo/mp, wk2-13mLR , 8m MLR, 8m tempo/mp, wk 1 7m with 3mp rest.If I cant get the 20 in week 4 I change the 18 to 20 in week 3. But then again Nell's plan is more sensible Wonder how the cross training translates into marathon conditioning?Good luck.
Nell- I did 20 because I got carried away on my 16 mile plan.It was a bit tough as it was my first long run since Leicester.Anyway it proved I still had the distance in my legs.I read your varied training with the eyes of a green eyed monster-I am struggling to run consistently at the moment.I know what you mean about the cold-I couldn't undo my laces after my run on Friday.What will be your next race?And yes...give Strava a look.
Barry- any nerves an starting the schedule or just the thought its a long time ahead of you? Looks like your running is continuing to go well. I saw the photo -its everywhere in the city-pity I didn't realise it was you.I was in a photo advertising the Southport sprint tri in a group waiting to start the swim-I'm the only one looking the wrong way.
17 mile LR on Friday in horrible weather-my face was stinging in the hale showers.37 for the week.Nothing this weekend and a 2k slow swim and 7.5m on the TM yesterday.I might run 100 miles this month if I'm lucky.
Nell-good to see your runs getting faster. It seems to have warmed up here again so I will continue in shorts for the time being too. Your MP runs are faster than mine.I tended to be around 7.15mm for 8-10 miles both for the recent marathon and London so I'm not sure where the 7.06 and 7.01 mm averages came from .I guess its the cumulative effect LRs ,MLRs and park runs? What's your London target?
Chick-nice mix of training and very lucky having that 50m pool -even I would swim more with that near and for free.Good to hear that snow has arrived...should have a nice base for my skiing in the Alps.
Nothing since my last TM run. Had a long weekend in Valencia watching the MotoGP motorcycle racing. Couldn't help wishing I could run around the track and frustrated to see the marathon is in the city next week. Barry didn't you do that one?Looks like a fast flat course.Put on nearly 3 kilos so better get back to it.
Barry-great time for you to venture out on the road-wind ice rain mud dark-enjoy.I think I'm not fast enough for sub 3-I need more of your and Nell's natural speed. Do you think my tri training method would work for a half IM?
Didn't fancy it outside last night so spent 1.45 mins watching tv on the treadmill for an easy 20k . My body is telling me to have a break which makes sense as base training for London starts next month.
Nell- I know what you mean about targets. I often decide to go with the flow then a red mist comes down on me and I feel I have to go for it. Not sure it's the best way to learn about myself and what I can do . Sounds a good value race . As for London -I'm getting near 60 and sub3 is getting tantalisingly near I would love to give it a go before it's too late if it's not already too late. I probably lack the basic speed really but isn't it just a case of me running my HM time twice ..lol What about you?My Olly training this year was to swim 3times a week , run 5/6, times and spin once and get on the bike a week before the race . Not the best plan really . Thinking of giving it a go?
A slow swim of about a mile just completed