330 the intention was to follow a schedule to the letter - sort of abandoned it a few weeks ago - if I had followed it my longest run would be this sunday coming (22 miles) but as I have already gone to 23 and done 22 twice and 21 twice with only one 20 - I'm only going to do 20 anyway -
I was fine with the schedule but where I failed was the speedwork - which given the long runs I just couldn't handle and given that I am just aiming to get round quicker than XX:XX:XX which is quicker than the time Pat Dobbs, one of the London ever presents time on sunday - so just decided to plod it all - will have a week off afterwards and then start doing less miles and more speed work - hopefully with the strength of all those miles - may even do a couple of parkruns.
I'll just be drinking water on the way round - there is a lot of *rap talked I think at the London - you don't need water every drink station - I think Halstead has 5 stations in total - I will drink on the way round and may walk the drink stations - (hark at me - I may walk a lot more than the drink stations!!)
Given I have done some 20s with nothing I should be OK - when I did my PB - i only had water - (i suppose I wasnt on my feet for so long though)
Just seen I am second in the fetch/rw challenge thing!! (long way to go though)
I did get to listen to a Moody Blues concert on Sky Atlantic I think it was - and no not a big house a small bungalow!!!! Still called it 6 though!!!!
LOL Dachs when you give up running for various reasons for 12 years put on about 4 to 5 stone - running up and down in the garden has it's attractions only for about 20 minutes BTW - then I started going out at stupid o'clock and it didn't matter!!!! and it was only for about - still do the stupid o'clock thing though
LIke the frog story - strange how these things can become so important.
Has anyone noticed Scott has disapeared - he hasn't gone to Vegas with the great one has he?
Thats the silly post done about what I used to do and have done - now serious question concerning taper
With my marathon on the 11th May, I am planning my last 20 miles this sunday - have done 6 20s or more - now I'm not going to ask if I have done enough 20s - I have done 6 X 20+ runs Sunday will be the 7th - given my goal of jogging around with a silly grin on my face - no time goal (other than to beat Pat Dobbs time from Sunday who ran 4:47 as a London everpresent and mid 70s runner) is 3 weeks to soon to taper ( I used to do a 2 week taper) as I really want to get some spring back into my legs. Advice please fast boys and girls
I stopped at 39 in 1999 through injury as a 9 stone weakling - no problem with body image - but when the doctor poked me in the gut at the end of 2010 and said oi fatty lose it, the only way I knew was to go out and run - in my head I am still the thirty something ferrari (with the engine of a tractor it has to be said) and to plod along with my stomach bouncing up and down was a big shock to the system - (don't care anymore as although no longer 9 stone I'm still 3 stone lighter than I was - (and am still powered by the tractor engine!!).
Ceal, last year I through a sickie as I needed to be off for something or other - and not wanting to be seen outside - I ran up and down in our bungalow between my son's bedroom and our kitchen sink for an hour and called it 6 miles - pacing was a bit of an issue to be honest and the blisters I had on the balls of my feet from running in bare feet was quite painful for the next few days -
That said when I first started running again after my 12 year break, because at nearly 14 stone I was a bit of a tubs - I ran in our garden - up and down.