I'm following the classic 10 week schedule that RW do and that's got me doing some 10M runs so far and will have me doing a 12 miler this weekend which I'm not looking forward to. Emmy5 - I would try and get in a 10+ miler soon so that you're not trying the distance just before the race. It might make you feel better about getting around too
Well done on all the training though...this one is meant to be flat so that's a bonus!!!
Thanks for that...I'll try not to get obsessed about following them then and run my own race, but will be happy if I see the 1:50 pace maker on my travels.
Sorry that bad knees have reduced your training...hopefully you'll be able to just enjoy the run anyway. Still it's pretty good to be getting out at all with bad knees so I would could that as a bonus .
I'm in. This will be the first time I've run Reading and I haven't run a half in a while. Aiming for sub 1:50 ideally, but think I need to use the next 5 weeks to work on my speed. No beer for me if I want any chance of achieving this time. I'm getting really excited about this one as the stadium finish sounds amazing.
Has anyone who's done this before used the pace makers and did it help you?
Thank you Sleepy Bear...that makes me feel loads better as my ferritin levels are only 10...now I've got to work it up to that optimal 60. I think I'll have steak for dinner.
Rogerbunny...thank you. I'm now taking 3 iron tablets a day and have been for 5 days now. I went to a track session on Monday and had to call it early and then went out for 3 miles this eve and struggled...hopefully I'll start feeling a difference soon.
I guess I just keep training, taking iron and eating well and eventually I'll see an improvement.
I've recently been feeling really tired and I have felt as if my fitness is getting worse not better. My breathing when running is rubbish and I want to stop after a couple of miles. I have had some blood test results back and my iron levels were 11.7, but my iron stores were low at 10. Anyway...I'm wondering if this would effect my performance and if I should stop giving myself a hard time about just being unfit?
Looking forward to hearing what you have to say. Thanks