Thanks T.mouse. I've yet to manage 3 runs a week but might try 3 shorter runs and build up from there. 45-50 miles a week - that's impressive! I'll be happy to get to 20 I think, haven't worked out the maths but I've got plenty of time to build up slowly for a spring half.
Hi, I've been running for many years now - averaging 3 runs a week adding up to 15-20 miles. Have taken part in half marathons and my last race was London marathon in April.
Since June, I've hardly run at all - due to illness. Averaging 1 or 2 runs a week and not even reaching double figures. Average pace 10 min mile. My last longest run was 6 miles three weeks ago. I'm ready to start building up the mileage again but can't remember the golden rule..... Is it not to increase by more than 10% a week or 2 miles a week? I don't want to overdo it but am hoping to do a half marathon next Spring.
Thanks so much Henny - it's good to hear that you are still able to train. Although I'm newly diagnosed it's thought that I have had this for many years during which time I've been very active - I'm sure it's being fit that has helped me - the only difference is that I now know why I trip and fall a lot - many a time I've returned from a run with scabby knees!
My last relapse knocked me for six and its taking a while for things to settle down - at least I now have an excuse for being slow!