Good few days of running over the weekend. I did 8 miles on Friday with 4 at half mara pace (worked out as 7.40ish per mile) this was meant to be Thursdays run but I was too tired that morning. Saturday was a 5 mile slow recovery run and then did 14.5 LSR on Sunday. The run went well, with a gradual increase in pace through out (started with miles of around 10mins per mile and finished with about 8.15min per mile pace)
Only issue was chaffing like I have not experienced before! Any good advice for this? I struggled to move for half of yesterday due to the pain. (didn't go down well with the other half)
Cheers both. I would like to do it, will just need to constantly tell myself not to speed up!
Training is so far going well. I am following the P&D plan again. Using the 18 week, up to 50ish miles a week plan that worked well for me for Brighton. Last long run was 13, so just building them up by a mile a week at the moment but I'm pleased that so far running 10 and 8 miles midweek is not proving a problem (other than the chaffing and the fact that I'm running them at 5.30am
3 weeks into my marathon plan now, so 10 miles this morning. 5 recovery tomorrow followed by 8 on Thurs with 4 at 1/2 mara pace.
Little bit of advice, my marathon date is 23rd Oct. Two weeks before this is the Oxford half (local to me). what do people think about running this so close to the marathon? Training plan suggests 16miles long run on this date, so it would be shorter (which is fine) but im worried i wont be able to reign myself in and stay steady for the duration.