Have read through other forum posts about this but can't find a definitive answer! I am running the Llanelli marathon next April. I am an experienced runner, times for 10k at 44 and HM at 145. I feel I fit in in between the basic RW training plans of 'get round first time' and 'intermediate'. I currently run around 24 miles over 3 sessions ( 13 mile long run) with commute to work on bike of about 30 miles pw. I am not sure which plan to go for but don't want to over train. I need to keep up the bike on some days , can I drop a mid week run as a cross train? I understand all the ' don't lose running mileage' stuff but feel I have a pretty good base. Any advice would be greatly appreciated . I'd also like to get close to 330 for the race!
thanks for that fiona and bat mouse! I have been beating myself up about it especially as my pre baby runs tended to keep me sane. i don't have that outlet any longer. And getting the time is sooo difficult. in the evenings i am knackered and half of the week my partner has his other children here, so early evening runs are out of the question. i have managed to do small runs on sat and sunday mornings straight after that first morning breast feed. have managed 25mins this week and felt so fabulous. i really wanted to go further but then remember that i need my energy for my daughter. thanks for the support happy running
thanks fiona i managed a 10 minute jog around the block last week and felt pretty good about it and really refreshed.i will hopefully try a couple of jogs around the block this week and build up from there. my daughter is a very wakeful baby both day and night so its quite difficult to time it right. i am glad you got more energy when you decreased your breast feeding at 6 -7 months! thanks again all the best diane