Pip. 12 miles will be fine. There is no intensity to it. Just take it nice and steady. It is not as if it is a 12 mile intensive run. You will have plenty of time to recover from that , esp as it is easy, not fast, and if you have a nice half marathon taper over the week you will be fine. not quite the same as doing a 20 miler and then having to taper for a marathon. What half are you doing ?
Hi all. Sorry. Here PIP. !! Really apologise for not being back on the thread before. Just crazy with marathon training, coaching, work, daughter back home now from uni , the lot. haven't read back, how is it all going. Plenty to talk about, I have signed up for the Cardiff 10k as a tune up race for the Barnstaple marathon.
Just a little bit of interesting info for any of you that think because you miss a weeks training through any reason. I had a saw sore hip last week and decided after a 60 mile week and multiple long runs ( 13 miles x 2, 15,16,17,18 and 2x20 milers) to rest it for a whole week. meaning my weekly mileage went from 60 miles to 0 !!!! the last long run I did the week before was 10 miles. Once my hip was better I went for a 20 miler on Sunday. First run in a week. It went fantastically. The perceived effort felt about the same, if not easier and it was @ a pace of 6.18, that surprised me more than anything. Bottom line is here, if you have to have a week or so off because of any reason in your training, don't worry. It will do you the world of good . Ignore any of the horror stories of how much fitness you lose over a week of not running. It is minimal !! I have more than one story of runners having to have a little bit of time off, then going out and running a blinder. I may even incorporate this from now on in my training !!! A mid term break. Food for thought anyway .I have often pondered on this through some of the info I have received from other runners. I may experiment !!!
Hi all. Sorry not to get back sooner. Good to see you are back on the road Pip. Hi Bigeater.
Just been out for a 10k tempo run. Building up to the Barnstaple Marathon in September. Hoping to maybe run the Cardiff 10k too. Will try and make more of an effort to get back on here more often. Don't want this thread to die.