Abbers - Good to hear you're running Brighton. Hopefully see you on the start line
GerardM - It sounds like you're doing a great job of fitting the training around the family.
Lorenzo - an ultra in January sounds tough and as for the Brutal down ...
Gul - I don't know how you keep managing these early morning runs ..
13 degC here in Bucks for the late-lunch run. A gentle 11 miles although the legs were feeling a bit sluggish after yesterday's tempo session which had to be done on the dreadmill as I missed the planned day-time window.
TAR - I have been using the treadmill a lot over the last year. It does help, but ideally you need to be training outside if the plan is to compete outside
OO - I quite fancy scheduling a fast, flat HM and the UK options are all looking a bit hilly - do you think it's worth the extra effort to run at Paris (a 40 minute train time to London helps)?
MsE - I guess we're only one run away from our next injury but touchwood I seem to be injury free. I had given up on the marathon earlier in the year and started to focus on the rowing (I used to row in the past and my son became involved in the last year so this rekindled the enthusiasm and before I knew it I'd signed up to row 50km between Lincoln and Boston in September!). I entered Brighton in October when they reopened entries - more in hope than expectation. I have been training 7 days per week since June, but this only included 2-3 running sessions per week. However, I thought I'd try switching to 7 days running per week to see if the body would cope and so far it seems reasonably happy. All very unexpected, but I feel I should try and give the marathon training another go over the next few months whilst the body is willing!
Brighton Marathon is on 9 April 2017, so 2 weeks ahead of London. I've decided to use a similar P&D 18 week plan I've used previously, so today is day 1 and a steady 10K on the treadmill once I've escaped the office.
I make it 18 weeks today - a long time away and scarily close at the same time!
So join in the fun - tell us why you've entered, what your ambitions are and were the training is at ...
I ran Brighton in 2010, the inaugural year. It was a great day, full of memories, a few painful,l but I hobbled home in 3:05:xx.
Having had a few lean years hampered by injuries I'm hoping to put together a consistent campaign over the next 4 months and toe the line in reasonable shape to do my myself justice or at least beat the 2010 time!
A steady 21K for me today, my longest for at least a year. Just need to build the distance over the next few weeks and not let Christmas in the way ...
OO53 - I would strongly discourage junior - much more appropriate to be targeting XC and shorter distances.
Poacher - hope you're recovering from what sounds like a horrific experience - fitness is to be valued over good looks
TAR - Keep the faith - your time will come
Sounds like all threadsters are training well and generally getting faster.
A bit of a lean time for me over the last few years:
London 2013 - 2:13:xx
London 2014 - DNS
London 2015 - DNS
London 2016 - DNS
Having struggled with the niggling injuries, I thought I should try a different approach. So I've been rowing since June and even managed to complete a Rowing Marathon (technically 49.2Km) in September in a time of c. 4:15. The good news is you recover quicker from a rowing marathon and having kept the runs going, I've suddenly found myself in reasonable running form.
So Brighton Marathon beckons, 18 weeks today. 21k today and 91K for the week, so everything feels quite positive at the moment
Anyone run the Paris Half Marathon in March - it looks more attractive than the Berkhamsted Half - but there's obviously the logistics to sort out ...