Wow, another one doing 3 marathons in the spring, your much tougher than me.
Going to have a light couple of weeks, have family to stay then away for a week. Need a break tbh being going pretty hard the last 7 weeks or so, getting hard mentally to keep it up, touch of overtraining I think.
However before that did my 23.4 long run, 10mins quicker than my previous best and didn't completely die at the end though that last 4 miles were tough.
omg 5 in the morning, yeuch, always makes me feel sick getting up that early and running is always a shambles. Good for you though.
Gratz on the PBs
Sorry about the bad tum Jayne. Never tried running beans are they good, I have had the gel sweet things. I find eating and running a bit tricky because I can't breath through my nose very well (rugby damage).
15.5 at marathonish pace yesterday and XCountry skiing today. Probably turbo-trainer tomorrow and long run Wednesday. Looking forward to some tapering, have some busy weeks coming up with some holidays so any training I can manage will be good.
Be warned its really really painful, but seemed to help recovery.
Training has gone as well as I could have hoped (touches wood), best spell without injury for a couple of years.
Not too sure what I am aiming for, its a bit hilly so pacing and estimating time is difficult. Probably 2:50 or 2:55. I will try and do a half marathon distance a few weeks before to try and see where I am.
Well as its sharpening phase, going to do some 5k pace work in a mo.
After my last marathon a did a run, slow 3 miles the day after. It was very painful but I think it helped my recovery, ran 5 miles a couple of days after that, which was pretty quick. Another 2 days and a slow 5 miles. Then did a XCountry race and performed much better than normal. I did lose momentum after that and wasn't running enough and my performances tailed off.
Its worth noting that I managed to do a -ve split on my marathon and wasn't completed fagged out at the end (like I normally am) so I wasn't as 'damaged' is I would otherwise be. I think that will help most, to pace your races well (something I am rubbish at) so that your legs aren't completely battered.
Personally I would try and get a longish run inbetween each marathon, 15 mileish and the usual 10-12 mile marathon pace the week before. Mentally I think the training will be very tough. Total mileage I would keep relatively low, kind of a mix between taper and sharpening. The last week should be the same as you normally do
Please bare in mind I have never run marathons less than a year apart so this is just how I feel it should go. There may be some 100 clubbers lurking that have actual experience of this..