Quality running mate, especially with the wind this morning. Extremely positive time - to think I ran 1:34 last year with no wind at all - you should be thinking of something quite a bit lower than 3:30 - maybe 3:20!
I'll be attempting to run in your slipstream at Spitfire! Any idea what pacing you are thinking of for this with your half result today?
Great write up. I totally agree - it's amazing how Sarah can find the cause of the problem in minutes. I had the same problem last year with my knee and it also turned out to be aback problem with my hip flexor tightness being the cause.
Will you be able to add in the techniques that Sam showed in to your running style or do you think you'll be concentrating more on technique rather than pace?
I too was out today. It was an easier LSR today - one of your earlier runs - 14 miles 7 @ MP +50 and then 7@ MP. I've had three weeks of increasing mileage and long runs, so have had an easier week. I've actually enjoyed it!
Training is going well thanks. Milton Keynes Marathon is my target and as that isn't until early May, then I should hopefully get a few 20's in like yourself.
I am signed up for Spitfire, so I'll shout you a bacon bap afterwards. Talking of questionable food, A cycling friend swears by eating Christmas cake before his long cycle roads - I gave it a try this morning before my run - I don't think I'll do it again!
Like you say, at least it wasn't in the minuses today!
Hey Malcs........struggled with time with posting on here, but have been following your progress. Very impressive so far - hitting every pacing target on the head. Glad to see the injury seems to have cleared up. I don't think you'll have lost any progress from it at all.
Look forward to reading how Training Day went - nice of RW to schedule it down in London instead of Birmingham - no early train rides required!
Now that your long runs have been re-scheduled, does that change the number of 20 milers you have planned? Will Spitfire 20 be a possibility?
Hopefully the weather wasn't too bad for you on today's LSR!
Hi Booktrunk..... thanks for the info regarding the underpasses and the sharp turns. I remember the underpasses from running the half there a few years ago. The sharp turns don't sound too bad.
I may try and use the P&D training plan for an Autumn marathon then and focus this Spring on getting my weekly mileage up to a decent level to build on.
Xyloid.....haha! I think my 5 mins of fame has come and gone. Are you following any of the Asics 26.2 winners or training plans this year? I'm loosely following Malcs sub 3:30 training plan. It looks very similar to mine from last year but with slightly higher mileage and longer speed sessions. Good luck with the training!
Hi all..........great to see a thread started for this race. I'm entered and it'll be my first MK marathon.
I was hoping for a shot at a sub 3:30 and new PB, but reading in the latest RW magazine it says there's quite a few sharp turns?
I've never used a P&D plan before. Is the 55 mi week plan the highest mileage week in the plan? I'm only planning on getting up towards 50 miles, so have always thought I'd struggle with higher mileage.
Some nice Ultras there in your race plan Booktrunk!