Just trying to motivate others on here really calum. Wouldn't mind a nice shiny new 10k pb at the Stone 10k in 38days time. Hmmmpph reluctantly going to have to do some more bloody hard mile rep sessions.
ye did go a bit quite. glad to read that the injury isn`t as bad as first feared though anyway. i also agree variety is important. after a very disastrous marathon attempt last year this year was going to be dedicated to the 10k distance but you know the marathon bug.......
managed to sneak a win the other week at the Cheshire 10k that was a buzz.
ThanksJason, 15west I did have a look at the fetcheveryone.com pace calculator but the predictions are just silly. Marathon goal time apparently is 2:32:44 based on my HM pb. 2:33:41 based on 10k pb and 2:36:51 based on 5k pb. Will have to think some more about this one.
Hi everyone, just after a few thoughts/opinions. Had a few real disaster marathons you see so trying to learn as much as possible.
1) what is the longest run people do
2) whats the longest MP run.
also would it be a good idea to try doing 20mile at marathon pace to see if its a realistic target, sort of like a benchmark. How do others know what there marathon pace is.
Thanks in advance by the way.
Heow - dont let it worry you. I've started using my local park to get some runs in. becuse its softer on joints. I actually consider trail running to be real honest miles becuase they make you work harder aerobically. Yesterday I did 56mins of hard hilly trails at about the intensity of a half marathon. I find doing sessions like that make the road feel easy.
But yes some of the best marathon runners train off road all the time (ethiopians, kenyans ect)
About the time vs distance issue I'm not sure if it makes any difference really. I've been just using a cheapo casio watch for last 2months or so and have smashed pbs because I've just run hard rather than to a certain pace. Old school I know but it seems to be working.