Guys (and bigger-footed girls)..... get ready for the winter ice and let nothing stand in the way of the P&D schedule.
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Thanks Lit. I think Messrs Pfitzinger and Douglas must have had a right laugh about scheduling the LT session as the very first one! Like you, I have also screwed up my marathon campaign by running on a "rest" day - better start planning for 2015 marathon, since 2014 is now a lost cause .
Cheers guys. It is a real struggle trying to keep running, but the last thing I want to do is let something positive slide. A tough run like today's does help to clear the mind!
I can only run outdoors while the kids are at school, until the wife returns - hopefully at Christmas. If the worst comes to the worst I'll be getting up really early to do my long runs on the treadmill while the kids are asleep (or late at night). I've always believed that you have to make time for exercise, and right now is proof for me that there is no room for excuses. Others manage through tough times, so I'll muddle through somehow.
This morning is the start of my 18 week training for the VLM - an 8m run with the middle 4m @ Threshold pace. Very uncomfortable at times, but feels great to have gotten through that session. My average LT pace was 7:59 @ 86%HRR (avg. 162bpm). All being well, I'll run 9m GA on Wednesday, and 12m MLR on Friday, plus a 4m recovery run on the weekend. Finger's crossed!