Morning! I've been out for my run, a rather cautious 4 miles as it was very icy out. Now I have an easy day planned, we're driving down to see my family. I'll be doing my long run tomorrow, 14 miles is the plan, all easy paced.
Hanster, that must have been crushingly disappointing. It's good to hear you've come back faster! I think my plan has two 20s and two 18s.
Rachel, good luck for your 16/18 tomorrow. in your LT, where do you do the LT bit, in the middle or at the end?
Rachel, ouch for the dislocated finger! Sounds painful. I'll be asking you and Angela for tips for London closer to it! Staying well is such a big part of marathon training, isn't it?
Hi Hanster! Of course you can join in, I'm in awe of you already given you've done an ironman and are aiming sub-4. How many runs over 18 miles would you like to fit in and what's your furthest? my plan has two 20 mile runs in, and it's something that worries me. I'd like to get more in but there never seems to be enough time?
Well done on your run CB69, sounds like you stormed it. I know what you mean about the time to fit in the long slow miles - I find myself looking at plans like that and wishing my easy pace was a bit faster because then I'd be able to fit in more miles in the same time!
That sounds like a fairly busy rest day Angela! How much do you have to do when you're training clients? It's a good tip about swapping the faster stuff for steady / easier runs. I sometimes trick myself out of the door with the thought that I can go slower but once I'm warmed up I'm usually quite up for it. Having said that, I think tomorrow's 4 miles in the morning might be just an easy run as I'm going to a Burns' Night dinner tonight... so keeping it a gentle run in the morning might be wise.
I did the 2 day version back in 2010 - it was a huge challenge for me at the time but probably one of the best things I've ever done, I had a blast! For me, the bit I found hardest was the off-road biking section because I really hadn't done anything that technical before (oh, and because the low range gears on the bike I hired up there weren't working properly).