Thanks Andy, I worried myself so much in the night I didn't get sleep till 4am! The plan was to go for a run at 6.30 this morning. My friend has just texted me and we are going for a steady run early evening, she is slower then me but once a week running with her will be just want I need.
How many miles do I need to get up to and the week before the race do I do as much running? I do plan to have my long run on a Sunday or Monday and the Leicester HM is on a Sunday.
I will have a look later on 12 week HM schedules and do some calculations so I have a 'plan' to follow.
I am not sure if I quite get what 'Tempo' run is (sorry I'm defo a novice!)
1) So if I go running 3 or 4 times a week and get up to 4 to 5 miles. Do I run fast and watch my time/speed or do I just do a steady run and not worry about my speed or time but just keep a mental note?
2) Then do long runs once a week and doing a Temp of 3 to 4 miles a week. So is the temp run a faster pace but a shorter run?
I am running a Half Marathon in October 19th. I have only just managing to do 3 miles and was hoping to have done a lot better by now as I have only 11 weeks till the HM, but I my old faithful dog passed away 2 weeks ago and all training went to pot. I have done a HM before but about 3 years ago, I need a training program that I can follow. I can run about 3 times a week maybe 4 at a push. I only want to do running, no other sports or cross training.... I have determination on my side but I am worrying about getting a mile done extra week in my long runs. Any advice please?
Thanks guys, I would like to beat mpb of 2hrs 36mins but I had only been running for about 8 weeks when I did the Half Marathon. I think once I get back into running and do some longer distance I then can work out what my time will be.
I ran for the first time yesterday and only managed 1.3 miles. I have until the middle of July to get to 3 miles running comfortably. Then I have a 14 week program to follow. I can run 3 to 4 times a week. I have put on some weight since doing my last marathon in Oct 2008. But do I push myself and just go for it or is it best to take it steady?